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Reviewed 20 September 2010

Carmel Wayfarer Inn is reasonable value for generally expensive Carmel. It is conveniently located, walking distance (up the hill) from the many restaurants and shops. The small garden is pretty but the rooms and bathrooms could do with refurbishment. Having said that the bed in our room was large and comfortable. Free cookies are available during the day and wine/cheese...

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 19 September 2010

I booked at this place based on some of the reviews I read and I didn't want to spend too much money since we were only staying 1 night. Well, you get what you pay for! This was the most terrible place I've ever stayed in my life. Everything about it is OLD. The rooms are stale, the sheets are...

Thank amandallen1
Beverly Hills
Reviewed 19 July 2010

My family and I have been staying at the Carmel Wayfarer Inn for over 10 years. It has always been the place we most look forward to visiting - usually twice a year. Our 6 year old granddaughter calls it her "Carmel home". We always stay at least five days - sometimes as long as two weeks. We always reserve...

2Thank dyg423
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 12 July 2010

A total rip off. For the price we paid it should have been a four star. Our guests had bugs in her bed. During breakfast I got a shower from the toilet above the breakfast room as it was over flowing into to our eating area. The hotel help consisted of a family with their six year old child cleaning...

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Reviewed 12 July 2010

This hotel was the only one available in Carmel/Monterey when the golf tournament was on in pebble beach. We weren’t at the golf but needed to stay in Carmel as we were passing through We should have been suspicious that this was the only hotel still available! It is awful. The rooms are filthy and horrible. There is nobody working...

Thank Carrie-6
Oakland, California
Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed at the Wayfarer In during the 4th of July weekend. When we arrived on Friday evening the office was closed so they taped an envelope to the window with our name and room number on it. We booked a King Kitchenette because we like to be able to cook some of our meals as we have food limitations....

Thank kwm50
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 July 2010

We read the yelp.com reviews and it sent us to the Wayfarer inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea and really glad we did, we loved it! I was shocked by the previous guests comments! Hard to believe they were at the same place we were at, unless they were hopeing to get out of paying for their room. The price is more than...

Thank girliegirl041
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2010

Despite its tarted up exterior, this place is a DUMP and their website grossly misleading. Unfortunately, this is the one TripAdvisor-assisted choice which really let us down. The staff (Michelle and Diane) don't give a toss about guests or providing any 'hospitality'. At breakfast when a guest asked if there was water she was told 'Yes, at the kitchen tap'...

Thank austraveller639
Novelty, Ohio
Reviewed 1 June 2010

We were very happy with our stay at the Carmel Wayfarer Inn. Our ocean view, second-floor room had an older bathroom and no microwave, but was large, comfortable and private, with a king or queen bed (can't remember) and an extra daybed and sitting area with lots of windows to enjoy the view. The remote control for the main TV...

Thank pauladee
Reviewed 12 May 2010

This inn is a few blocks off Ocean Avenue, near the end of the strip at the top of the hill, away from the ocean. The bad: the bed was not comfortable, the phone didn't work (and it took some convincing of the woman at the desk that it really didn't work), the TV was very small, the outlet in...

1Thank potatopants

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
English styled country Inn with rooms and suites, ocean views, garden and patio; quiet area three blocks from the village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Address: 4th Avenue & Mission Street, PO Box 1896, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $113 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carmel Wayfarer Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Room #16 can't be beat.”
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“Make sure you get a room with opening windows if it's hot.”
 of 5 bubbles andyh642016, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not rent #1 until it is demolished and rebuilt”
  • One of several broken shutters in Room #1
  • History of prior guests writtne in the carpet, with a trippy lump waiting to snag you.
  • I hope the GFi works, this is right above the sink...
  • Very strategic stain gives me the willies...I sat on a sheet...
  • The aforementioned lump: did the installers hide a snake under here?
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