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“Comfortable with extra touches”
5 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
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Comfortable with extra touches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We happened across this Inn while driving down the PCH from San Francisco. We started into the main drag of Carmel by the Sea but did not like how touristy it felt. I couldn't be happier we found this gem. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The room was beautifully renovated with all the touches of the larger hotels (including robes!) and the grounds were beautifully landscaped. The heated pool and spa were very clean. I was also able to enjoy the fitness room which was small but not to busy. The onsite restaurant provided a delicious breakfast buffet for an additional cost (look for a deal on tripadvisor). The location is close to a gas station, shopping center, restaurants, about 1-2 miles south of the busy part of Carmel and a couple miles away from the beach and Point Lobos. I would happily visit this Inn again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thank you for your review of our Carmel hotel and in particular your recognition of our staff which we are very proud of. We are always quite pleased when someone refers to our hotel as a gem. It seems like you took advantage of our bed and breakfast package which is a great value. We appreciate your business and hope you will choose to stay with us again. Please remember to contact the hotel directly or visit the official website for exclusive rates and packages.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

When we checked in, the agent mentioned that they have breakfast with large varieties of hot and cold food. If we sign up now it is $12 per person, if not we have to pay more. So we signed up and it was a total rip off. The varieties are very very less. Even a small hotel provides much more choices with the room rent they charge. With the same amount of money you can go outside and enjoy better breakfast. do not go in for their marketing of"large varieties of hot and cold breakfast". Do yourself a favor and enjoy breakfast someplace else.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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guestservicecarmel, Guest Relations Manager at Carmel Mission Inn, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
First let me apologize for any misconception or misunderstanding about our breakfast. By and large most people are very satisfied with our offering. Our breakfast buffet includes the following: scrambled eggs, cinnamon swirl French toast, bacon, sausage, chefs Yukon gold potatoes, hot oatmeal, granola, yogurt, assorted fresh fruit, biscuits, breakfast breads and Starbucks coffee. And of course this is an all-you-can-eat buffet. Now at a price of $12 per person some may feel this is not a great deal. I’ve been in the area for quite some time and I’ll be honest with you. I haven’t found a better one yet. We do appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again.
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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.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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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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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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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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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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