5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011 NEW
We've stayed in the Monterey/Carmel area several times before. We've had vacation rentals and stayed at small hotels on Monterey's hotel row. This time we opted to stayed for three nights at the Carmel Mission Inn. The location is very central to everything. We wanted to explore Carmel Valley a little more this time and the hotel location is perfect for that.
The hotel is just off Highway 1 next to the "Barnyard" shopping center. This center has quite a few restaurants and high end shops. You can get to the center from the north side of the hotel. One note...quite a few of the restaurants in this center are on Restaurant.com which could save you a few bucks.
We booked through the hotel website which gave us the best deal. Check-in was easy and the front desk staff were awesome. We were traveling with our little dog and this property is very dog friendly. We had a first floor room which is reserved for people brining thier dogs. The room was spotless and really well furnished. While it wasn't fancy, we felt very comfortable. The beds were pretty good which is a big deal to us. The room had a safe, flat panel tv, and refrigerator. We requested more towels and they delivered within 10 minutes. The pool area is very nice and they have an outdoor seating area with a gas fire pit which we used one evening.
The property was fairly quiet and parking is good. Parking at some of the hotels closer to town can be a challenge.
Overall, we had a great stay and will be back. We felt very relaxed and appreciated the excellent staff, clean room and resonable rate. Try it out.
Room Tip: Check the hotel website.