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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
Good internet service
Great pool
Breakfast can be improved
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From 780 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Carmel River Inn, Carmel

from $129
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 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 - 44 min walk
    • Smallsea, A Metropolis in Miniature - 12 min walk
    • The Barnyard - 15 min walk
    • Carmel Mission Basilica - 18 min walk
    • Monastery Beach - 28 min walk
    • Sunset Center - 32 min walk
    • Golden Bough Playhouse - 35 min walk
    • Carmel River State Beach - 36 min walk

    Getting around

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

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.6 From 279 reviews

    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    The stay was great! View from the balcony was top notch. Very close to downtown.
    Ryan, us2 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Friendly staff. Rooms need updating.
    Very friendly staff. Very smelly old rooms. Looks like they’ve made an effort to maintain them. But very old original linoleum floors kind of stink. And the there was outdoor carpeting leading up to the rooms. Moldy carpeting.
    A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    Feb 2018 Carmel River Inn stay
    I use the Carmel River Inn because they are dog-friendly. On this visit, I had a cottage with a small fenced patio so I could let my dogs out without worrying about them or having to use a leash. Very nice front desk staff.
    MaryEllen, us1 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    For a 2 star hotel by the road it’s very decent. Hot water, clean rooms, two nice queen beds.
    Rebecca, us1 night trip
    Carmel River Inn, Carmel
    Very Good8.0
    Love the place
    I loved the place ... the room so so. We were upgraded for free to a king bed cottage which im super grateful for, we wanted to enjoy the privacy and the access to the gardens but i didnt want to pay the money. But even the cottage was super small. Its impossible for 2 people to stand the bathroom together. And there was no table and 1 chair inside the room. Everything else was beautiful. I loved the gardens. I could spend my whole vacation in the hotel, sitting in the garden outside the room. Generaly im pleased and i would go back and reccomend it. But it certainly is not on the fancy side of hotels.
    A Traveler, us1 night trip

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