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“Basic but acceptable” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carmel Mission Inn

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Carmel Mission Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Basic but acceptable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Modern and clean, but lacks character. The hotel was under renovation while we stayed (2 nights) so the pool area was largely out of bounds. Located conveniently close to a small industrial estate with a number of restaurants, a petrol station, large shopping mall and the mission. More of a motel feel than a hotel because it is right off Highway 1 which makes it convenient to travellers on the Pacific coast, but it is away from the atmosphere of the beautiful Carmel downtown area. Carmel and Monterey are only a short drive away though. Our room was on the second floor overlooking the pool area which was nice, although there were drinks and ice machines in the corridor right outside our room which made a lot of noise and disturbed
our sleep. One night there was a very loud argument in the corridor between a couple which must have woken everyone - not something the hotel can be blamed for. On a positive note, the restaurant was good and provided a very good breakfast, and although we didn't visit it in the evenings, it doubles up as a bar and night club.

Room Tip: Best to have a room away from Highway 1
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Russ W
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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177 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This is near the beach, the mission, a supermarket, and two charming shopping centers with various eateries, but not downtown Carmel. The accommodations are basic, the landscaping is lovely. Good choice for exploring Big Sur and Carmel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Swansea IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were starting our Route 1 drive from Carmel to Los Angeles this May and wanted to spend the night in Carmel. We drove around and found this place and the courtyard was lovely, and the room was comfortable and pleasant. We had a good night's sleep and were served by a great staff in both reception and the restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our Carmel hotel. We are very proud of our hard-working, dedicated staff and I appreciate the fact that you have recognized them. We strive to provide a great value in the Carmel area and we hope you will choose to stay with us again. We truly appreciate your business and please remember to contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed here for one night on a road trip up the coast on the way to San Francisco. The room was large with modern decor and a nice big bathroom and the staff were friendly and helpful on check in.

The hotel itself is just outside the town, so if you plan to go there you'll need a car or order a taxi.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank 953AlexC
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guestservicecarmel, Public Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We appreciate your comments about our Carmel hotel. Our staff goes out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay with us and I’m glad you appreciate their efforts. We thank you for your business and hope you will stay with us again whenever in the Carmel area. Please remember to contact the hotel direct for exclusive rates and packages.
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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is an older hotel that has been nicely renovated. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly. It's located 5 minutes away from Point Lobos State Reserve. The downside is that the hotel is located on a busy road and there is no view of the beach, but the location worked well for us. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to the Carmel Mission Inn.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We thank you for your many kind words about our Carmel hotel and in particular for your recognition of our friendly staff. We are very proud of our hard-working and dedicated staff and your comments will be shared with them. We also like your comments about our clean and comfortable rooms. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again. Please remember when making your reservations contact the hotel direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Second time in staying here. It's had a lick of paint since the last time we stays six years ago but not much else has changed. It a great place to stop over for a night, we made the mistake of staying for three nights. Breakfast is much improved and the bar was fine.

Room Tip: Get a room at the back away from the road noise.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Mike M
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. However over the past six years we have done a little bit more than put on a lick of paint. We have totally redone our guestrooms and bathrooms, renovated our fitness room, resurfaced our pool and rebuild our whirlpool, replaced all the furniture in our lobby and restaurant, improved our Wi-Fi and are currently updating the system, replaced all beds with premium bedding, etc., etc., etc. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again. Just remember to contact us directly for the best rates and packages.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed overnight... checked in very late, about midnight. The checkin was very efficient... at that late hour we were quite tired and had trouble finding the room. The room was nice, although not great and we had a terrible time trying to get the HVAC to warm the room... as a result we froze our butts all night... The Inn is well located... across the street from a major shopping center and not very far from major Carmel/Monterey attractions.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on our Carmel hotel. It seems like you enjoyed our location as well as the guestrooms. I’m sorry that the heating situation did not meet your expectations. It is quite easy to set the controls for air-conditioning versus heating. I truly apologize if this made your stay less than outstanding. We truly appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again. When booking our hotel please remember to contact us direct or visit our website for the best rates and packages.
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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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