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Carmel River Inn, Carmel

2-star2 stars
26600 Oliver RdCarmelCA93923United States of America

Convenient to Carmel Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Breakfast can be improved
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From 798 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Carmel River Inn, Carmel

from $149
  • 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • 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

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 20 per pet, per night

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

    What’s around Carmel River Inn, Carmel


    • Carmel Beach - 32 min walk
    • Smallsea, A Metropolis in Miniature - 12 min walk
    • The Barnyard - 12 min walk
    • Carmel Mission Basilica - 18 min walk
    • Carmel River State Beach - 32 min walk
    • Sunset Center - 32 min walk
    • Monastery Beach - 34 min walk
    • Golden Bough Playhouse - 35 min walk

    Getting around

    • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 14 min drive
    • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 37 min drive
    • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 38 min drive
    • Salinas Station - 33 min drive
    • Free self parking
    • RV, bus, and truck parking

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.6 From 280 reviews

    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    Reasonable price with a much needed TLC
    The location is convenient. Reasonable price for what you get. A nice place for a morning walk in nature and see wild flowers. The inn can use a major facelift. Small bathroom, smal room, kind of worn out. Our only issue was that the guest upstairs and his dog were apparently sick so the coughing and barking kept us up. The lady at the front desk was very polite and friendly.
    A Traveler, us1 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    Cute but thin walls
    The desk staff at this inn could not have been nicer, more friendly, or more helpful. The room was perfectly comfortable, and at the level you'd expect from a 2-star hotel. My only real complaint is that the walls were SUPER thin, to the point that we could hear every word of the conversations on either side of us. Particularly annoying when the neighbors fight at 4am!
    A Traveler, us2 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Quiet cozy retreat with excellent location.
    Booked a basic room and got upgraded by friendly staff up front to a small cottage. Loved it. Older place, reminds me of staying with my grandma - something about the old school, cozy feel. Not the newest place but clean and quiet. Highly recommend one of the cottages if you can swing it. Location is excellent also.
    A Traveler, us1 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Relaxing & beautiful grounds.
    This choice was the best for our family. We had no plans & wanted a cozy little place to play cards, take walks & enjoy one another. All items were checked.
    Laurie, us1 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    Lovely, but need warmer blanket on bed.
    Good, short stay. We just needed a place for overnight while visiting a friend. But we will return and probably stay in one of the cabins. Very nice grounds, by the river. You could hear the frogs at night, lovely. The only complaint would be they needed another warmer blanket on the bed. We added the blanket they had, but it's a think blanket.
    Gordon, us1 night trip

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