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Wayside Inn

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141 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Carmel is a charming place to visit and the Wayside Inn was a charming, conveniently located place to stay. The Inn is just a short walk from Carmel's main shopping street, which leads down to the beach. We had a lovely suite which comprised a spacious lounge with fireplace, small kitchen, bathroom and spacious bedroom. Our room was accessed from... More 

1 Thank LCBLondon
Juan R, Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your suite and were able to visit downtown Carmel during your stay. We are also happy to announce that our breakfast has been recently been updated with new freshly baked goods. We hope that you will join us on your next visit to Carmel. More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We have stayed at several of the smaller hotels in Carmel. This one is our favorite. The inn is small and cozy, but the rooms are generous in size. We had a separate living room with a eating area (they deliver breakfast each morning), bedroom and good size bathroom. Location was a block from the main street and walking distance... More 

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2 Thank Susan L
Juan R, Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Susan. Thank you for review. With the wide selection of hotels in the Carmel area, we are honored with being your favorite. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and had an opportunity to enjoy the beach. We hope we will see you the next time you are in Carmel. More 

Wilmington, Vermont
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174 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This older property has one good thing going for it - its location on the edge of Carmel's shopping district with its multitude of shops, restaurants, jewelry stores and art gallerys. This positive, howver, is a negative as well, as the location is at a stop signed intersection with cars and trucks stopping and then accelerating at the stop sign... More 

1 Thank chap914
Juan R, Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our convenient location next to downtown Carmel can sometimes bring noise from the many visitors that come to our area. On most days the shops and restaurants close by 9-10pm, but once in a while there are days when there seem to be more people out and about a little later. One of the exciting... More 

Plymouth, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The Wayside is great place to use as a base of operations if you are taking on the wine tasting Carmel has to offer, not too mention the shopping and walking on the beach! The rooms are always immaculate and the service is excellent.

1 Thank dlogan6724
Juan R, Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you were able to take full advantage of our superlative location and make the most of your time in Carmel. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our cleaning and service staff. We hope you will be able to return and visit with us again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, easy walking to restaurants and shopping in this charming small village. Our room was huge with a kitchenette area, large sliding door closet, fireplace, and double door balcony. Room was well appointed and it was nice to be in a "designer" room that has its own personality and had not morphed into the... More 

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Juan R, Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your guest room. Our location gives our guests the opportunity to have the quintessential “Carmel experience” of strolling by the shops and galleries while still just being a few minutes away from the Inn. It sounds like after one night you still have plenty to explore in our wonderful... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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147 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

My wife and I were staying at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey and visited Carmel on a trip - we loved it and decided to spend a couple of days in Carmel. The Wayside Inn seemed like a great place so we checked in for two days. The good stuff: a. You are a short walk from the town centre,... More 

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San Juan Capis
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a wonderful little Inn to stay in the heart of Carmel, CA. Just 3 blocks and you are in the center of town enjoying all the wonderful shops and restaurants. The Inn is quaint, well managed, accommodating staff and very reasonable. Parking can be difficult, but there are spaces for one car per room. The rooms are large... More 

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San Jose
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We just spent two nights at the Wayside. We had a Deluxe King Suite. It was 2 completely separate rooms, bedroom and living room. This was great as we keep different hours sometimes. The mattress was awesome. The "Kitchenette" was just a big cabinet with a mini-fridge, toaster, coffee maker and cups. It was odd in that the toilet and... More 

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Orangevale, California, United States
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

My boyfriend and I decided to spend our two year anniversary on vacation, but couldn't pick a place until the last minute, leaving us with few choices on where to stay. We settled on Carmel, and thankfully, the Wayside Inn had an available room for us. We called and booked a two night stay in the premium king suite in... More 

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West Yorkshire England
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had a 2 night stay here in September and we are so glad we chose Wayside Inn. We felt the position was just right being off the main road which made it quiet yet close to everything we needed. The room was very spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. I emailed a couple of days before we arrived... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the forest just across from Carmel's premier shopping plaza, the Wayside Inn reflects the charm of the quintessential Carmel cottage. Offering 22 guest rooms and suites, special amenities may include spa tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, and large balconies overlooking the quaint village of Carmel. Complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning with the daily newspaper and freshly baked cookies are always available in the lobby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: 7th & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $247 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Room 4 was great”
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“Every room is different since this is an older hotel. Check before your book.”
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“Second floor rooms are nice and quiet so request these if you're a sensitive sleeper.”
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