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Corner of 4th and San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921, United States of America – Show map
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Golf Course (within 2 miles)
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Until 11:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 25 per person per night when using existing beds.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Overlooking Lake El Estero, this hotel is a 5 minute walk to Monterey State Beach. This inn features an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and rooms with a microwave and refrigerator.
Score from 248 reviews Good
Just a 5-minute walk from restaurants and shops in downtown Carmel, this boutique hotel features a heated outdoor pool and a continental breakfast with fresh pastries.
Score from 808 reviews Very good
Located 1 mile from Carmel Beach, this hotel features a hot tub and serves a daily continental breakfast. It has free guest parking and rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 257 reviews Very good
This hotel is within one mile of California's coastline and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge features an outdoor pool and rooms with free wired internet.
Score from 257 reviews Very good
Very caring owners
no bad experience, except not getting room we booked. Breakfast is fast and simple, good for snack. Facilities maintained well but are old.
Staff friendly. 'location excellent, off street parking for guests albeit a bit cramped (too many SUVs & Trucks) though not their fault.
Service is everything for me and the service was fantastic!! Great location! Even the other guests were friendly!
My wife and I only stayed the one night [returning to San Francisco from Santa Barbara] but we would have been very happy to have stayed longer. Carmel is a lovely place.
the rooms are a bit pricey and outdated.
The location of the hotel was walking distance to restaurants and the beach. The hotel is a bit dated, but clean. There's a mini fridge in the room and They deliver a continental breakfast every morning.
The most upsetting was that the shower would not turn off. CA is in a drought and we can't shut off the shower. The front desk asked if we wanted someone to fix it "now." Ummmm - yes. And when the maintenance people finally got there they said this was a known and recurring problem but the manager would not buy the parts to repair it properly. This is inexcusable. The painting on the wall was scratched an the bureau had hinges that were broke and it could not be fully used a a result. Disappointed.
Was nice once, buy too much delayed maintenance has made this place less than satisfactory...
Pillows and the Bed
I did not like having someone above me. I could hear them walking and when they took a shower you could hear it pretty loud in our room.
Staff was very nice and the room was spacious and clean. I liked having a fireplace.
Pillows and mattress too hard uncomfortable some of the room needed repair and interior upgrades but is fine for a short stay, exterior is nice, ice and pool convenient and office staff readily available
Staff and good walking distance
The shower would not stop running, but we went out to dinner and by time we got back the problem was solved
it's a beautiful part of the world and the staff and the facility did nothing to ruin the occasion.
location and ease of getting to restaurants and downtown
The top dresser drawer was broken, it was a pull out desk.!! Pretty cool but broken...
The Bed... linen well aranged. Verry nice!!!
Nothing negative to report.
The Dolphin Inn was in a quiet and very convenient location. The car was parked and we walked everywhere for 3 days. The room itself was well furnished and large with a fireplace. We were very pleased with our accommodations and would stay there again.
Holel was in great location, able to walk Carmel without a car. Lots of great restaurants and shops.
Great location, friendly & helpful staff. Free parking & continental breakfast.
Shower curtain mouldy, tiles needed regrouting, paintwork all dirty etc. Dirty pool.
Ceiling in bathroom was in need of scrubbing, bed was slightly lumpy but passable.
Carmel is a pricey town with lots of luxuries. If you'd rather spend your $ in town than on your room, The Dolphin Inn is a good choice. Just a few blocks from the main drag in a quiet and pretty neighborhood, you can save $ by staying here and still be in a pleasant motel setting. Upstairs rooms with a fireplace are a plus.
Very noisy (no sound insulation) and the room didn't correspond to what was hoped from the pictures in the hotel website. Low level for the cost.
The very nice lady at the entrance. However the other person in charge (a man) was very impersonal
Great location,friendly,well kept
The member of staff who greeted us on arrival was so lovely and helpful. Perfect location. Lovely comfortable bed and big room.
The smell - very musty. Uncomfortable for my sensitive nose. Ended up checking out two days early because of the smell. Other rooms we tried to move to were worse. The parking and navigation of streets to get to and from was extremely difficult.
The location was nicely located for foot access to shops and restaurants. The view from our second story room was lovely. Though I had a problem and needed to check out early both the front desk clerk that checked us in and the hotel manager the next morning were very understanding, accommodating and helpful.
Well we unfortunately had a problem with our bed. One side was broken down and my husband had to put a pillow behind him so he wouldn't fall out. We shared with front desk employee.
My hubby and I loved the siE of room and where fireplace was located. We enjoyed our breakfast left at our door for when we woke up.
Modern, clean and comfortable. Excellent staff
The hotel parking space was too small for our rental(Chevrolet Tahoe). From the beach to the hotel it's all uphill we needed younger knees.
The hotel provided a very good breakfast delivered right to our door. The heated pool was great, the rooms were spacious, (a great surprise), a nice balcony (room 3). Close to 17 Mile Drive, Big Sur, and all the shops in Carmel!
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