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1 room, 2 adults

Carmel River Inn, Carmel

2-star2 stars
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA, 93923, United States of America

Convenient to Carmel Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Delicious food
Great room
Breakfast can be improved
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From 957 reviews

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Carmel River Inn, Carmel

from $169
  • Basic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Basic Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Studio (Cottage with Kitchenette)
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Single Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around Carmel River Inn, Carmel


  • In Mission Fields
  • Carmel Beach - 28 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 40 min walk
  • Carmel Mission Basilica - 13 min walk
  • The Barnyard - 14 min walk
  • Monastery Beach - 23 min walk
  • Sunset Center - 25 min walk
  • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 9 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 30 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 37 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 29 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built - 1934
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Carmel River Inn, Carmel’s small print

Also known as

  • Carmel River
  • Carmel River Inn
  • River Inn Carmel
  • Carmel River Hotel Carmel


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

  • The seasonal pool is open from April to November.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Optional extras

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 250 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Carmel River Inn
    Very good. Excellent staff. Will visit again.
    Paul, usRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Location Vacation
    We loved it & have always stayed here over the years. I was 30ish & now 76 &still coming here . Whats not to like!! Many Thanks R&J
    Ray, usRomance trip
    Good 6.0
    Okay, but needs updating.
    Pretty run down room. Shower door does not close. Very poor WiFi throughput. TV was standard def, not HD and of poor quality.
    usRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Early March one night stay
    Overall, this was a very relaxing, peaceful stay. Lucked out by getting a riverfront view! Highly recommend a riverfront view because you have a somewhat private patio with 2 lawn chairs and a side table, which is perfect for watching the current and critters that pass by. There is a trail that runs along the river, and connects with the pool area and cottages...a nice little excursion but not too adventurous. Greeted by a cute tortie-dil female cat resting on the couch, which was my highlight! I grew up with cats and they have been absent from my life for a good 5 or so years now. It is an older inn, and with that comes a timeless theme to the room. Only complaint was the state of the carpet and flooring in the bathroom. Beyond that, the bed was very comfortable complete with your choice of pillows: down or standard (always happy with a firm standard pillow!!). Temperature was easy to set and maintain throughout the night; looked fairly new and user friendly. I would love to stay again, and possibly try a cottage next time!
    Rebecca, us1 night business trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Cute cabin
    Cute little cabin. It was simple but had everything we needed. Bed was comfortable. It had a fridge, microwave, hot plate, settings for 2 including wine glasses. Quiet and yet close to everything. What more could you want?
    sally, us2 night romance trip

    Carmel River Inn, Carmel

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