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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 May 2015

The lodge is just off of Ocean St. Perfect for shopping, dinning, etc. Pet friendly. Staff was great. If you are looking for something modern, this is not the place. If you are the kind of person that spends more time outside your hotel room than inside this should suit you just fine.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Maryann1969! Thanks for taking time to write a review for us. I'm so glad you enjoyed the balcony room! There is no extra charge for the balcony rooms -- you just have to ask for them and if they're available, it's yours. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, Stephanie

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Perfectly quaint and lovely. Location is perfect. Staff more than welcoming and eager to help. This is not The Hilton, folks! This is a laid back lodge. It's clean. It's comfortable. We were completely happy with our stay. Be sure to ask for a ground floor room if you can't manage steps. No elevator.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Dawn S! What a very nice review -- we appreciate that so much! I also seek out quaint, charming local hotels when I travel. Thanks for pointing out our balcony rooms -- we're happy you enjoyed it. Take care, Stephanie

Freeland, Washington
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Our first stay at Carmel Lodge. The friendly staff and accomodations were wonderful. And as often is the case in Carmel, they welcomed our Golden Retriever, Lindy. We would stay here again on our next trip.

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Hi, Janeen J! Of course we welcomed Lindy - she's a beautiful, sweet dog. Please bring her back to us soon! Take care, Stephanie

Vacaville, California
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We found Carmel Lodge accidentally, but have truly fallen in love. The location is key, you can walk everywhere in downtown Carmel from your front door. Price is extremely reasonable. They are pet friendly, which is great for our Labrador that LOVES his Carmel vacations. The rooms are clean, they do a nice coffee/tea service in the morning, plenty of...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, BrandiN! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!!! You're our new best friend, too! :-) I'm so glad you were able to bring your dog with you to Carmel -- it's just the best place in the world to be a dog. I hope you made it down to our leash-free beach. Be sure to call us...

Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I was the high bidder in a silent auction for a one-night stay that the Carmel Lodge had donated to my Rotary Club. We live near to Carmel but had not spent a night in a hotel/motel/inn there in many years. My wife and I decided to stay there on our wedding anniversary. We were very pleased. We were upgraded...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hello CVPerspective! It was so nice to meet you and your wife during your recent stay here, and it made me very happy to be able to support the Carmel Valley Rotary Club. Most of us don't think to take a staycation in our own back yards, but when your back yard is Carmel...it's an excellent idea! I hope you...

Redding, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This has a great location for walking to shops and restaurants. The price is very good for a downtown motel and our Premium King room was quite large. We had an issue with the plumbing which was fixed very quickly. Nice friendly staff.

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Kay C! Thanks a lot for taking time to write a nice review for us. I'm happy that you pointed out what a great location we have -- just 2 blocks from amazing shopping and eating. And, best of all...free parking! Please call us when you come back to town and we'll make sure you get one of those...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My mom and I stayed at the Lodge recently and loved it. The hotel has a family run feel and the staff are friendly and professional. The hotel is a welcome change from the cold, ultra modern hotels that seem to be springing up everywhere. This felt like an updated,yet old school Carmel place. The location cannot be overstated. My...

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Hello, viajere59_10! I'm so glad you and your mom chose Carmel for your girls' getaway. It's such a wonderful place to explore with a mom, daughter, or good friend. And it makes me very happy that you appreciate the charm of Carmel and the Carmel Lodge -- we do try to preserve that as much as possible while still making...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Carmel Lodge was okay. The descriptive text billed itself as a slightly nicer place, however, it really was a motel with a slightly nicer furnishings. There are no elevators and you park outside your room. The King Room with a Fireplace has a view of a parking lot in all directions. I didn't feel like I got value for money...

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Trinity, Florida
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I used to live across the street from the lodge and have become friendly with a lot of the staff. I needed a nice place to stay while I was in the process of moving and your staff was SO accommodating. Please give my best to the staff and a special HELLO to the Housekeepers Supervisor Margharita and Teresa. They...

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CarmelLodgeGM, General Manager at Carmel Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, Denise! Good to hear from you and we miss seeing you and your cute little dog walking through the parking lot! Hope you're enjoying your new home! Be sure to call us when you come back to visit. Take care, Stephanie

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Clean room, a little dated but price makes it a bargain. Location is awesome, we walked everywhere from there, even the beach is close. Lite breakfast was included and even delivered to the room at a time of our choosing. Plan on going back

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Hi, Ron E! Thanks for the great review and we'll look forward to seeing you again! Take care, Stephanie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carmel Lodge has 38 guest rooms, is conveniently located in downtown Carmel- by-the-Sea and is just steps from famed Ocean Avenue's fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping. Carmel Lodge offers their guests complimentary parking in the private lot, complimentary continental breakfast served to the room, and complimentary WiFi. The inn is only a half-mile from the white sands of Carmel Beach where the water is crisp and cool and the beach is clean and beautiful, and dogs can frolic off-leash. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Lodge

Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921-0951
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: €125 - €250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Corner suite had nice light”
 of 5 bubbles barbara0510, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Room 124. It has the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles Q4546IWrickc, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the petrol station but it was quiet, with parking for your car close by.”
 of 5 bubbles jill_yelling, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 41 which was on the end with great windows but was probably more noisy than the others due to the closeness to the street.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottR135, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 26 or 28”
 of 5 bubbles 665peters665, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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