Carmel Lodge

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

San Carlos at 5th Avenue, PO Box 951, Carmel, California, 93921-0951, United States
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Rated 15% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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  • Families40
  • Couples50
  • Solo55
  • Business60

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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Looking for Tips from Experienced Travellers

by Perilux2

I'm planning a weekend getaway with a friend and I'm looking for a good place to stay in Carmel.

We've done a few trips together, but we're young and broke and always end up staying at some cheap motel. This time I'd like to splurge a little bit on some sort of Inn or smaller hotel with a good, relaxing vibe.

Also, if anyone from the area knows about any great places to eat or experiences to try, I'm all ears. I know there's alot more to Carmel than just the one strip of shops.


Re: Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Looking for Tips from Experienced Travellers


I have not been there for several years, but I think the Pine Inn on Ocean is one of the original and quaint inns. Each room is different....price and size.
La Playa is closer to the ocean and you can actually see the Ocean from your bed in some of the rooms facing such. It has a lovely courtyard and is newer than the Pine Inn. Be sure to have "tea" or breakfast or a lite lunch at the TuckBox Inn......everyone does. Of course, do 17 mile drive and take the drive down the coast on A1 ( I think). That drive is simply breath-taking.
Wow...I wish I could get back there....Ilovecarmel....see my homepage.

Re: Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Looking for Tips from Experienced Travellers

by travelgourmet

I frequent Carmel-by-the-Sea and love the town. It has so much to offer. The motel and B&B's are all quite nice and the less expensive ones are in town as well. Rather than get into it all of which you ask, just go to my Carmel-by-the-Sea pages. I have many restaurants and two motels listed as well as things to do while in town. As for the relaxing, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a good choice, as the beach is wonderful, the walks have views, and the shopping is all tight knit. Some restaurants are very expensive but there are many that offer good food at a good value. I'll be back in town in two weeks to take those walks and try some restaurants that I have not visited before. Carmel-by-the-Sea is for all ages and you will find things to do during the day. At night, the carpet is rolled up and Monterey is the closest for night activities.

Travel Tips for Carmel-by-the-Sea

Budweiser - King of all Beers?

by Jerelis

Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In America it wasn’t really that hard to find the brand we liked, it was clearly Budweiser, popularly referred to as Bud.

Budweiser is a lager made with a proportion of rice as a substitute adjunct for barley malt. This immedaitely shows the problem for selling it in Europe as traditional brewers serve beer with only the four main ingredients (water, hops, wheat and barley). So Budweiser is not produced accoring to the German "Reinheitsgebot". But we found out that it didn’t taste distinctively different.

The Budweiser bottle is a rather familiar icon to most Americans. The bottle has remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 1876. We liked it, but the fraze “King of all Beers” is a bid of an overstatement!

Awesome Beauty

by zissyfoy

The beauty of the ocean will amaze you like none other. Forget about your troubles and let them be taken out to sea. Watching Ross enjoying his first beach trip and he was Blessed that it was Carmel by the Sea.


by bugalugs

Walking around Carmel is such a delight, the buildings are so pretty and as we were there in August, everywhere was a riot of colour with the floral displays.

In fact you can actually go on a walking tour of Carmel, seeking out all those little alleys and courtyards. Information about the walking tours is obtainable at the Visitors Centre, which is at San Carlos/5th and 6th.
Tel No. 831 624 2522

Quirky Traditions

by TRimer

Carmel’s odd approach to public amenities extends to no street numbers (Carmel's inns, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries all identify their locations only by cross streets), no neon signs and only a few traffic lights and some oddly “Carmellian” diversions such as gas stations that look like British Inns. There is also no mail delivery to residents (they have to pick it up at the post office).

Read the Carmel Pine Cone

by TRimer

The Carmel Pine Cone is the local paper in Carmel. Of note, it the police blotter that logs all police incidents. As the town does not have any serious crime, the incidents tend to be quite interesting. It is updated every Friday. Here are a few from the August 3rd addition:

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Case of destroying cemetery property at Rio and Lasuen. A female reported the cemetery in disarray and said she took three bones. An Ohlone tribe representative wished to file a complaint, and on follow-up the female was contacted and found to have returned the bones. A reburial was completed. Problem is reportedly common as the graves are not very deep.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Reporting party turned over a dog to the front desk at the police department, reported to be found on Camino del Monte. The owner was located and the dog returned.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Ambulance was dispatched to a Riata Road residence for a male with possible food poisoning. Ambulance arrived to find Pebble Beach Fire and the QRV on scene. The patient was found seated on the couch in care of the QRV medic, who stated the patient was going to sign a medical release form. The patient confirmed that he did not want to go to the hospital. Ambulance cleared and returned to quarters.

Carmel Valley: Husband and wife were involved in a verbal argument


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Address: San Carlos at 5th Avenue, PO Box 951, Carmel, California, 93921-0951, United States