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Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 831-622-7090
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Just steps from some of the most beautiful beaches in the US and the whimsical city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, where the dramatic cliffs and Pacific coastline give way to gorgeous ocean sunsets, let our Carmel hotel become your cozy seaside oasis. Kick off your flip-flops and read the rave reviews from our guests who have called us home while discovering the splendor of Monterey County.  Or, if you've already stayed with us before, share your own experience below.
 
 
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  Guest   •   June 08, 2024

One comes across properties ...

One comes across properties like this every once in a great while. You know you have found one when you close your eyes sitting at an outdoor table on the deck and hear the faintest murmur of the ocean. You know it is the right place, when you enter your room, and it just makes sense. The suitcase goes here, laptop on the perfectly sized desk, and the A/C outlets are just where you want them, both sides of the bed, desk, bathroom. You have a place to hand your good jacket and your wife’s favorite summer dress, the light is soft, even in its LED efficiency, and area lighting allows the room to be illuminated just so, to fit your mood. The room has this understated elegance to it, adorn with creative sea-inspired art, simple but never bare, hard wooden floor to keep it clean and modern, and an area rug by the bed to keep your feet warm off the bed. The bathroom vanity has sufficient space to place the bottled magic that helps you look your best, and when you come out of the shower, the towels are hanging in just the perfect place. In the morning, you should not have wondered whether it is better to head to a local coffee shop for the java that wakes your day, this Comfort Inn has a state-of-the-art espresso machine that delivers a perfect cup however you take it (well, if you are into matcha lattes etc., you might check out the myriad of coffee shops around). You realize, someone thought this property through. Someone, whose main goal was not just to save and offer the cheapest, but someone who traveled, and many times, and learned by experience what a weary traveler may need. Inside the room and out, the thought that went into designing these spaces is apparent and impressive. The grounds are gorgeous with flowers and plants straight from the botanical gardens it seems. Yet the central idea of putting you, the traveler, first is permeating through everything you touch, you see and hear. My grateful thanks to that mind, who envisioned this place and fought for it to be as it is, so I could thoroughly enjoy the perfect few days in the paradise Carmel still is. The one difference from other Comfort properties I stayed at is a live-in manager. The nicest, warmest and welcoming host, meticulous in the relentless drive to keep this hotel spotlessly maintained and clean, ready to offer local advice, respectful of the guests. This place would not be the same without her loving care. The crew who maintains the rooms deserves special recognition. Admittedly, and especially since the pandemic, I tend to be a bit paranoid about cleanliness and this is one place where I did not pull out my alcohol wipes. I found the room pristine. As a diamond member of the Choice Hotels rewards program, I have stayed at perhaps a few hundred properties over the past 2 decades, trust this experience when I tell you that this place is special. If you are lucky to get a reservation here, you are in for a treat. This Comfort Inn gives me hope that the gods who decide such things learn from this property and share some of its exceptional excellence with other locations.
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  Guest   •   June 08, 2024

One comes across properties ...

One comes across properties like this every once in a great while. You know you have found one when you close your eyes sitting at an outdoor table on the deck and hear the faintest murmur of the ocean. You know it is the right place, when you enter your room, and it just makes sense. The suitcase goes here, laptop on the perfectly sized desk, and the A/C outlets are just where you want them, both sides of the bed, desk, bathroom. You have a place to hand your good jacket and your wife’s favorite summer dress, the light is soft, even in its LED efficiency, and area lighting allows the room to be illuminated just so, to fit your mood. The room has this understated elegance to it, adorn with creative sea-inspired art, simple but never bare, hard wooden floor to keep it clean and modern, and an area rug by the bed to keep your feet warm off the bed. The bathroom vanity has sufficient space to place the bottled magic that helps you look your best, and when you come out of the shower, the towels are hanging in just the perfect place. In the morning, you should not have wondered whether it is better to head to a local coffee shop for the java that wakes your day, this Comfort Inn has a state-of-the-art espresso machine that delivers a perfect cup however you take it (well, if you are into matcha lattes etc., you might check out the myriad of coffee shops around). You realize, someone thought this property through. Someone, whose main goal was not just to save and offer the cheapest, but someone who traveled, and many times, and learned by experience what a weary traveler may need. Inside the room and out, the thought that went into designing these spaces is apparent and impressive. The grounds are gorgeous with flowers and plants straight from the botanical gardens it seems. Yet the central idea of putting you, the traveler, first is permeating through everything you touch, you see and hear. My grateful thanks to that mind, who envisioned this place and fought for it to be as it is, so I could thoroughly enjoy the perfect few days in the paradise Carmel still is. The one difference from other Comfort properties I stayed at is a live-in manager. The nicest, warmest and welcoming host, meticulous in the relentless drive to keep this hotel spotlessly maintained and clean, ready to offer local advice, respectful of the guests. This place would not be the same without her loving care. The crew who maintains the rooms deserves special recognition. Admittedly, and especially since the pandemic, I tend to be a bit paranoid about cleanliness and this is one place where I did not pull out my alcohol wipes. I found the room pristine. As a diamond member of the Choice Hotels rewards program, I have stayed at perhaps a few hundred properties over the past 2 decades, trust this experience when I tell you that this place is special. If you are lucky to get a reservation here, you are in for a treat. This Comfort Inn gives me hope that the gods who decide such things learn from this property and share some of its exceptional excellence with other locations.
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  Guest   •   May 27, 2024

You pay for being ...

You pay for being in Carmel for sure 😆 Room is rather basic. Hot water is available quickly. Never got the hang of the temperature control, to be honest. It looked to me that the pedestal heater was the main unit as adjusting the thermostat near the window did nothing. Parking limited, but additional parking available nearby, which we did not have to use. Wifi decent. So was the television. I forget the app used in it, but decent enough programming. There is no laundry on site. A nearby laundromat is about 2.5 blocks away. Location is convenient to a lot of shopping like Tiffany's, locally owned stores, and some galleries. It is really close to the main dine in restaurant cluster that is spread over several blocks in each direction. Market nearby but didn't check it our. Wine and liquor store is also very close by too. So the big gripe is pricing. It really is a 2 star motel. Location bumps it up some. The booking sites have it overrated, and the marketing exaggerations are plentiful too 🤣 I would come back, but honestly, I can't answer if there are better deals nearby. I do feel it is at least 30% overpriced, probably a bit more. My wife booked it, so I am unsure if there is better value elsewhere?
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  Guest   •   May 27, 2024

We stayed here one ...

We stayed here one night after a day trip from Cambria. It is a bit tricky to find the entrance and parking is very very challenging. We arrived about 30 minutes before check in and there was nobody there and the office was closed, I assume to keep people from checking in earlier than 3. The rooms were surprisingly nice with lovely tile on the bathroom floor. The size was decent and did not feel cramped at all. Stay on the second floor if possible as the breeze is lovely and along with the room fan, it made for the best night of sleep on our six day California trip. It could not be more conveniently located, directly across the street from the shopping/restaurant strip. A short drive to Carmel Beach (also walkable however due to no sidewalks, caution is appropriate). It is very very reasonable considering local prices. I marked service low because there really was none to speak of.
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