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Carmel Wayfarer Inn

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King Room with Ocean View (Max 2 people) (2nd Floor) | Premium bedding, down duvets, individually decorated
Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds (Max 4 people) | Bathroom | Combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer
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Overview of Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Carmel Wayfarer Inn

3.0 star property
City centre hotel within easy reach of Carmel Beach

7.0/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA, 93921

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Northwest Carmel
  • Carmel Beach - 13 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 18 min walk
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 9 min drive
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 12 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 13 min drive
  • Monterey Bay - 8 min drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 15 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 11 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 33 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 36 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 15 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 28 min drive


  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro - 5 min walk
  • Dametra Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Carmel Bakery - 7 min walk
  • Carmel's Bistro Giovanni - 3 min walk
  • Vesuvio - 4 min walk

About this property

Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Carmel Wayfarer Inn puts you within a 10-minute drive of Carmel Beach and Monterey Bay. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking. Also, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from 17-Mile Drive and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Pebble Beach Golf Links. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1969
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in reception


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 25-inch LCD TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Carmel Wayfarer Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Carmel Wayfarer Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 40 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Carmel Wayfarer Inn and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Carmel Wayfarer Inn also has a garden.
What's the area around Carmel Wayfarer Inn like?
Carmel Wayfarer Inn is in Northwest Carmel, a short 13-minute walk from Carmel Beach and 18 minutes' walk from 17-Mile Drive. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Tried calling for 2 days to get a hold of staff for some questions, no one ever answered. Neighbors were having a loud sexy session next door and were banging on the wall for 30 minutes! Great location. Nice room. Fireplace is advertised but does not work.
Mahinatea, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Foggy but friendly
Great location, friendly service. Downfall was that our room had a propane fireplace and it was completely fogged up, like the glass front needed to be replaced so we couldn’t really see the fire.
Nicole, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Puppies first visit to Carmel.
I took my puppy for his first overnight trip and it was the perfect place. Gary at check in was so nice and accommodating. The rooms are a bit dated but very clean and centrally located to walk everywhere. I would definitely stay there again.
We dined at the Forge just a block away and very dog friendly
Bruce outside the wayfarer very happy
Dianne, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

marc, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The staff were friendly and helpful. Place just needs a little TLC on the outside. Rooms were clean but bathroom could also use a little updating. Shower didn't drain properly and therefore a couple of inches of standing water accumulated. Still enjoyed our stay.
Colleen, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

NO Coffee maker in the room!!
NO coffee maker in the room….That’s a Bummer. Thankfully there Was something that resembled coffee in the lobby. We stayed here a few years back, and the remodel definitely looks a lot nicer. I don’t think our fireplace worked either. There was no key…we’ll probably stay someplace else next time.
Jenise, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Wayfairer you got just what I need
This place is a great value. The location is totally walkable to all things in town of Carmel and the beach. It’s not fancy. But it’s clean and very friendly staff. I’d definitely stay here again.
Amy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Laura, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Told all rooms are the same and booked online- yet we didn’t get a fireplace or couch like some showed. Construction at 9 am- loud. I was up but returned to a grumpy complaining family. Lobby disappointing. Crappy coffee- a little lame. Styrofoam cups. But over all affordable, decent and where we wanted to be.
Jennifer, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stu, 3-night trip
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