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Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93923
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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#20 of 26 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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yeagerbeverly wrote a review 20 Jan
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We only stayed one night during a road trip down the coast but loved the Hotel Carmel. We had an electric fireplace in our room which we kept running nonstop we liked its so much. Over all it was a very cozy friendly vibe. We used the hot tub and spent time by the fire pit. Too tired to adventure out for dinner we ate at Brody's which is connected to the check in area. To be honest I didn't have high expectations since it is a pub but the food was great. We had some of the best burger's I've ever had out at a restaurant. I will definitely be staying here again if I am in Carmel again. If we had the energy, it's a great location within walking distance to lots of restaurants and down the street from the beach and 17 Mile Drive.
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mmy832 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dallas, Texas10 contributions4 helpful votes
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Hotel Carmel was a perfect spot for us to spend a couple of nights to get away. We enjoyed the location and of course the weather was perfect. The hotel is in easy walking distance to the local shops and restaurants. We would definitely stay there again!
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Response from bbird bbird, General Manager at Hotel Carmel
Responded 18 Aug 2020
Dear mmy832, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Hotel Carmel. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our associates left a lasting impression. Feedback such as yours makes our jobs a joy. I hope that we have an opportunity to welcome you back. Regards, Brett B.
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Debbe B wrote a review 20 Jan
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The hotel property was VERY clean inside and out. It appeared possibly updating and/or remodeling has taken place in the last year or so as the rugs, furniture, bedding looked fresh! A painter was actually touching up the outside of the units while we were there - which felt reassuring. We wanted a property close enough to Ocean St that we could walk to as well as the art galleries and. Very quiet property with all the amenities we could want. Updated bathroom, good hot water pressure, gas fireplace that was great in the evening and a fire pit by the spa for lounging in the evening. Parking was free and accessible. We'll definitely stay there next time as well!
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pailyn71 wrote a review 14 Jan
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We love our stay at the hotel carmel. The room was clean and thoughtful. We love the personal touches like providing soaps from CA based business, happy hour, breakfast, etc. Hotel is located in a quieter part of downtown but still walkable to the beach and restaurants. Brophy's was good and a very affordable restaurant in the area.
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Stuart C wrote a review 14 Jan
Cleveland, Ohio3 contributions
A charming getaway for my wife’s birthday! We had a lovely welcome reception and even a local wine upon arrival! At Brophy’s sports bar we had some delicious appetizers & drinks. Fun decor and an excellent service experience! Enjoyed the location. Short walks to the shops and the beach! Beautiful place to visit! Will definitely be back! Friends from Ohio!
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US$201 - US$503 (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.
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 Pangaea Grill.
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.