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“Nice room, older hotel”
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Normandy Inn
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Cincinnati
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice room, older hotel”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel is older, but charming. Our room was very roomy and nice, but the bathroom is very dated. Our room was in the back and very quiet. This is a great location in the town, an easy walk to the beach and all shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Very near the beach and the main town. Had two rooms next door to each other. Large bathrooms, spacious. Pillows not very comfortable. However had a very poor night due to someone snoring all night next door- and our son heard it two doors away! The breakfast was in a tiny area - ok but not very exciting.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Located a couple blocks from the beach on beautiful Ocean Blvd in Carmel.
Quaint and very clean, unique rooms , ours had beamed ceilings & a glimpse of the ocean, all have fireplaces. Small cafe serves continental breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Spent one night in June 2014 and loved the location. Short walk to the beach as well as the main town on Ocean Avenue. Hotel has been in Carmel for a long time but has been maintained in very good shape. The location is very beautiful with lots of hanging baskets and fuchsias which do exceptionally well in the cool coastal climate. The room was comfortable and even with a front corner room the night was quiet as the town shuts down after hours. Very nice breakfast and a glass of sherry in the lobby is a real treat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night. Great location for shops and beach, but the walls, floors and ceilings are paper thin! Up all night listening to the person above us SNORE all night long. Every step they took sounded like an elephant was going to come through the ceiling. Cute, but old and needs to be updated. Musty smell needs to be removed as well. Parking is tough, but property was clean. Low water pressure and no AC. So sleeping with window open, your neighbors can offer entertainment all night long. Breakfast is poor.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed for one night, we loved the character this hotel offers. Yes its an older building but very clean, some updating has been done. If you like things outside of the norm this is a perfect place. Each room is unique, this is not your cookie cutter 4 story Holiday Inn. There are stairs, spiral staircases and a small parking lot. But don't get me wrong, we loved it and when we come back to Carmel we will stay here again! The pool is a hidden gem, placement allows for great sun in the morning early afternoon and super clean!! The staff was polite and efficient. The location is right in the heart of it on Ocean Ave. If your room is street side, you will hear some of the street noise. If you love central location, charm, and character this place is perfect! Over all I would rate my experience higher if I could. If your picky go somewhere else.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I could open the windows from my room and hear the ocean! What a joy to come back to this oasis after a long day at the beach, shopping and walking. The location can't be beat -- walking distance to everything, the beach is only 3-4 blocks. Even the bathroom was pretty. This is one of the few hotels in town that doesn't allow pets so since I left my dog at home I chose this one. Highly recommended if you don't have or like pets. Feels like you're visiting a friends place not a hotel. I wouldn't recommend the free breakfast though, there's not much to it and too many wonderful restaurants in Carmel to sample.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Normandy Inn
Address: Ocean Ave. between Monte Verde St. and Casanova St., Carmel, CA 93923
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#15 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Normandy Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked into a corner of Carmel-by-the-Sea and surrounded by blooming flower gardens The Normandy Inn is a beautiful experience. The historic Normandy Inn exudes Old World European charm and is located just three blocks from the white-sand Carmel Beach. ... more   less 
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