We decided on a last minute trip to Monterey/Carmel which meant we had to take our 85lb German Shepheard with us. We found this hotel online and grabbed the last dog friendly room on a busy weekend in the Monterey area (major motorcycling and dog show events going on). It's well located just off Highway 1 in Carmel, a short six miles from downtown Monterey and located next to a shopping center and a pub. We were right opposite the pub so with the windows open on a warm night it was a little noisy but not that bad.
From the outside the hotel looks a little dated but inside is a different story and the common areas are very nice. We had a room at the back of the hotel, which is convenient for access to some large grassy areas.
The room was clean and nicely appointed and we could see that the other, perhaps non-dog friendly were even nicer. The room also has a fridge and our only real complaint was that the bed was very soft and we woke up a little stiff in the morning.
The hotel offers an all-you-can eat buffet at $12 for over 12 years of age and $8 for under 12 at the time of check-in. It was well worth it and we were surprised that there was an outside patio area where dogs were welcome.
From the hotel it's a short 1/2 mile or so walk to the Mission, although you're walking on a very wide road with no sidewalks, and another mile or so beyond that to the super dog-friendly and beautiful city of Carmel. It was well worth the time to walk through the lovely houses and main street down to the beach, back to a dog-friendly restaurant and then back to the hotel. It was probably a 3 mile round-trip and the kids and dog really enjoyed it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Mission Hotel Carmel