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Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#19 of 27 hotels in Carmel
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Formerly The Dolphin Inn, the beautifully transformed Hotel Carmel is located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just steps from renowned shops, galleries and restaurants. Completely refurbished, Hotel Carmel features traditional cottage-style architecture with a modern seaside feel, newly renovated guest rooms, and a warm and inviting garden courtyard.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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bethkel4 wrote a review Sep 2022
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The price was way too expensive for the quality of the room. We realize your paying for location in Carmel, but almost $3000 for 3 nights and the pet fee was a total rip-off. Brophys was serving alcohol after 9pm, but didn't offer any food. Not even simple snacks. How can they serve drinks without food responsibly? Very disappointed.
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Dear Bethkel4, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience at Hotel Carmel. I apologize for the service lapse that you experienced and am embarrassed by the poor impression that we left you with. Given another opportunity, I am confident that we can provide the service that you should expect at Hotel Carmel and Brophy's. I will be following up with the Brophy's team as we do serve pretzels from 9pm to 10pm after the kitchen is closed. Best, Brett B.
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Samuel wrote a review Aug 2022
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This was our second visit and we loved it as much as the first time. The location is great and although the property was clearly quite basic when it was first built, the owners have got it really nicely finished, to a high standard and very tasteful throughout. The hot tub and deck area is beautifully finished as is the lobby and breakfast area. Although limited in space, parking is included and convenient and the free breakfast is basic but of high quality- gorgeous granola, fruit and other cold options. The staff were all very pleasant and went out of their way to help. Would visit again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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228mmf wrote a review Sep 2022
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People in our group were staying at hotels all over town for less than our rate here and the hotel was far less nice. It was horrible but it was definitely not worth $600+ a night. So that was disappointing
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katiescook wrote a review Sep 2022
Edina, Minnesota1 contribution
Let’s just say this place could easily be a 5 star but given $700+ night, it threw the value equation off for me. Rooms need an update, slightly dirty. I had buyers remorse after staying and spending so much $$$ for an average experience.
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Dear Katiescook, Thank you for your review. Your feedback provides information important to our ongoing improvement efforts. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience, and we clearly failed to do so during your recent stay with us. I apologize for your disappointment with your room for the price. We do have many different room types and sizes. Given another opportunity, I am confident that we can provide the memorable experience that you should expect at Hotel Carmel. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly should your future plans include a visit to Carmel. I would be most happy to personally arrange your reservation. I hope that we have an opportunity to welcome you back. Regards, Brett B.
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Kateinmontana wrote a review Sep 2022
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We spent 3 nights at Hotel Carmel and will definitely be back. It’s a perfect location and has a lovely atmosphere. The staff were always eager to answer our questions or point us in the right direction for fun activities in the area. We rented e-bikes and it was such a fun way to explore Carmel. Riding to the beach and the 17mile road were highlights!
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mccarrollhannah wrote a review Sep 2022
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Loved hotel carmel! So beautiful. Will definitely come back. Good location, beautiful outdoor area, delicious breakfast. And the fireplace in our room was so relaxing! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Stay here. You won’t regret it!
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963l1urqps wrote a review Sep 2022
Danville, California1 contribution
Great staff and very clean rooms. The Happy hour and breakfast were very good. Reason that I am not rating this hotel higher were that they had limited parking and no air-conditioning. During the summer this would not be an option for me due to the temperature.
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Dear 963l1urqps, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I would like to start by saying that I am truly sorry that we did not exceed your expectations. It is true that Hotel Carmel does not have air conditioning in the rooms. While we are accustomed to cooler temperatures year-round we do receive the occasional heat wave. I am sorry that your visit coincided with that time of year. If you ever decide to give us another opportunity please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Regards, Brett B.
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durkin12022 wrote a review Sep 2022
Plymouth, Michigan1 contribution
Great Location, many restaurants and shopping within walking distance, friendly staff, nice rooms with fireplace and fire pit in courtyard. Loved the sangria in lobby in the late afternoons with cookies. Plus, Brophy's Bar & Grill was really warm and fun.
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Carole S wrote a review Sep 2022
Jensen Beach, Florida1 contribution
Absolutely loved how clean and quaint Hotel Carmel is! Excellent location, great amenities and worlds best staff! Anne & Kathleen super accommodating! 10 out of 10 recommend. 5 out of 5 stars. Would definitely come back again. Thank You!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kelley902022 wrote a review Sep 2022
San Jose, California1 contribution
Everything was good for me except unsecured internet. As a solo traveler I felt safe throughout the day and night both on the premises and walking back from OceanAvenue. Many places to eat close by without having to walk to other side of Ocean Avenue. Be aware there is no elevator if you have an upstairs room. If you don’t mind 2 sets of stairs there’s a great view from second floor and it’s great exercise too! The jacuzzi made my day each night. I really like that amenity and breakfast had fresh berries among other wonderful selections.
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US$371 - US$701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Carmel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Carmel?
Nearby attractions include The Cheese Shop (0.4 km), Ocean Avenue (0.4 km), and A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Carmel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Carmel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Carmel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Carmel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Carmel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Fish Grill, Dametra Cafe, and Brophy's Tavern.
Is Hotel Carmel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Carmel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Carmel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Carmel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Carmel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (2.0 km), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (1.7 km), and Cannery Row (6.7 km).
Is Hotel Carmel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.