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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Carmel Mission Inn

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Carmel Mission Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I'm not certain the hotel is worth its price of admission but that's for the mechanics of supply and demand to determine. What I am certain of is the following:
1. Our first room had poor plumbing. The toilet flushed inconsistently and the shower's stream of water was weak at best. To their credit, the hotel staff moved us to a different room immediately. That aside, that's not what I would have expected from a hotel of this supposed quality.
2. The hotel is cheap. The somewhat limited buffet comes without fruit juice, which is an additional charge. Really?
3. The hotel is cheap. Room service attracted an 18% fee and an additional $3 service fee according to my partner. Really?
4. From a positive perspective, the hotel's staff were excellent: extremely accommodating; wonderfully mannered.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Leandro, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

It was my 21st birthday and my boyfriend surprised me on a trip to carmel and we staryed here it was very quiet and peaceful close to gas station and a safeway were we got my cake really close to the beach to it was an amazing stay and we had the king room with private balcony

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

The staff here was wonderful, but the hotel itself was very dated. It's obvious that they've been doing renovations, but the hotel isn't quite there yet. The pool/ hot tub was nice, but the pool wasn't clean. I didn't really feel like the rooms were super clean and comfortable, but you get what you pay for. The location was convenient. I don't know that I'd recommend this hotel, but I would recommend it as a backup option.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

A nice property a little away from downtown Carmel (5 min by car) but next to a large shopping area with a Safeway, Starbucks, gas stations and assorted shops and restaraunts. Pool and hot tub and nice staff make this a good place to stay. The rooms are large enough, clean and well furnished.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We stopped here for 3 nights as a family of 4 and shared a room with 2 queen beds in. It is right by highway 1, so we found it very noisy. The air con was also very noisy, as was the drinks machine in the corridor outside. However the room was clean, beds quite comfy, shower good. There is a couple of outside malls right on the doorstep - with gas, a Safeway, some restaurants. The hotel have made a real effort with the outside communal areas, with lots of plants and flowers and good outdoor seating which makes it all look very attractive. The staff we dealt with were very helpful. There's a pool which we didn't have the chance to try out as we were so busy when there. The lift is a bit slow and we didn't have any trouble with the parking. I would eat elsewhere though, for the money.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Great welcome, sorted out our lost booking and honoured our rate (thankfully) Good standard of rooms, super beds, great shower, quiet even though ours was by the outside whirlpool no sound penetrated & hotel full the first night of our stay. Air Con efficient, Gym small and ok if no demand otherwise forget it! Superb array of restaurants & 2 big supermarkets nearby (several charity shops as well if you are looking to get holiday clothing/loose stuff you have to a good cause) and Carmel just down the road is chocolate box perfect and very Doris Day! Breakfast pre purchased at reception, fair and I suppose worth the $10 if you eat well if not don’t. Definitely stay again at the right rate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Taizhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This hotel locates just besides the highway. So you need to drive several minutes to the heart of carmel. But it is definitely not a problem. And to some extent, it is much more convenient since there are supermarket and gas station around.

The hotel is very beautiful. The room is very well decorated. I enjoy the stay very much.

The breakfast costs 10USD/person. But I didn't purchase.

Since the hotel in the heart of carmel is really expensive, the hotel is a good choice for budget control.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Carmel Mission Inn
Address: 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923-8609
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Carmel
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Mission Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our Carmel Ca. hotel you will find a quaint, yet stylish setting with an array of gracious amenities that include a heated pool, fitness center and the "Fuse" restaurant. We’ve truly created a destination within a destination. Additionally, we offer fantastic facilities for weddings, business meetings, retreats and special events. ... more   less 
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