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Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Ranked #9 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Illinois City, Illinois
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

I was leery about staying here, but after reading reviews the hotel had recently been updated, I booked at room. I knew the parking lot was small and that we would most likely have to park on the street, which was fine. Check-in was smooth and the lady at the desk was nice, but I was so disappointed with our room; it was the worst room we stayed in on our trip up the coast. The bathroom smelled and was dire need of an update. I refused to allow my feet to touch the floor and literary cried when I had to take a shower. This hotel does not have air conditioning so we had to sleep with our windows open. We heard every car that drove by, and the television didn't work.

I would suggest not staying in Carmel by the Sea. It's a cute town with lots of expensive shops and restaurants, but from my research, there are not many choices for good lodging. Carmel by the Sea would be a reasonable place to stop for lunch, but dinner is pricey. If you normally stay at Embassy Suites, Marriott, Residence Inn, or even Hampton Inn, you will most likely be disappointed with this hotel, unless you are assigned a room that has truly been updated.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

No frills hotel just a short stroll from Carmel. Clean rooms and comfortable bed with free parking on hotel lot. A basic buffet breakfast is provided. Each room contains tv, microwave, refrigerator and coffee making facilities. The refrigerator noise did disturb my sleep as a light sleeper

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

On a recent girl's weekend we fortunately found this local gem. Crazy clean and beautifully maintained, with a fabulously comfy bed in an albeit smallish room. Very nice breakfast each morning. All tucked into a flower filled super convenient location downtown. Avoid the churlish female staff, they could freeze water with a glare. Definitely will return!

Room Tip: I think the upstairs rooms may have been a bit quieter....
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We unfortunately were only able to stay for one night at the Comfort Inn by the sea as we were travelling on to Santa Barbara and then Santa Monica. However from the moment we arrived, we knew we had picked a great place! The outside appearance of the hotel is so pretty, parking was easy on site and we found the office quickly. The lady who greeted us could not have been more charming and welcoming. She was so friendly and gave us all the information that we needed, I felt relaxed from the start. We had two rooms, one for our daughters and we had requested they were next to each other, which they were. The rooms were lovely, so clean which is a major priority in my book, and so very comfortable. The bathroom was spotless and spacious with a great shower. We had a fridge and a microwave, so would have been very useful if we had been staying longer. Cannot fault the room or the service we received.
The position of the hotel was great, we were able to walk into Carmel and go down to the beach and then again in the evening, we walked to a lovely Italian restaurant and had a great meal and pleasant evening.

Breakfast was good the next morning with a good choice and check out was quick and painless. To summarise, we highly recommend this hotel and thank the very helpful lady on reception who helped make our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed 2 nights at the Comfort Inn in Carmel by the Sea. It was just the nicest stay. The hotel is beautifully maintained, clean and bright and warm. Lovely flower boxes and an outdoor patio with umbrellas and tables for guests' enjoyment. From the moment we checked in we felt welcome. Parking was free and on site and it was an easy stroll to downtown.The complimentary breakfast was super and included a nice variety of choices. Fresh coffee was always available.The room was nicely appointed, very comfy bed, large bathroom with lots of space. Big screen TV and fridge. Clean clean clean. We enjoyed our time here and hope to make it a yearly event. Well done Comfort Inn.

Room Tip: We chose an upstairs room. The hotel is very quiet, we slept great. I think I could recommend any ro...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed at the Comfort Inn in Carmel for a wedding. The hotel was quiet and clean and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms are on the small side, but comfortable. The location was great on the main road and right next to shops and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the courtyard. I think some of the rooms may have an ocean view, so it's so...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had a reservation at another unamed hotel which was very expensive and turned out to be a dump. So we backed out of that reservation and came across the street to find this little gem. Newly remodeled rooms, pleasant grounds, friendly help and a nice complimentary breakfast at less than half the cost. We enjoyed it so much we extended our stay by a day. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Address: Ocean Ave. & Torres Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#13 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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