Hotel tried to portray a high end experience by providing milk and cookies at check in. Wine reception in the evenings. Turndown Servive at night and a decent breakfast buffet that is included. Their premier ocean view rooms looked like a holiday In or 3 star hotel at the best. Very poor design and ambiance. Bad holiday in furniture , plastic trees and plants. I expected more for $500 per night, at least rooms that looked better. Also, rooms have no balconeys and hotel does not have a jacuzzi. It is possible that the hotel is offering value for the budget traveller (hard to imagine at over $500 per night). I did notice that better hotels where 30% more expensive when I was in Carmel. I would have preferred to pay about 30% more for better accomadations.
The views are stunning and the property is a gem. Gorgeous location off the main road but within a super close walking distance (and if walking isn't for you, there is a shuttle provided). Clean rooms, comfortable beds, extremely wonderful staff. The extras are at every turn - free wine tasting, chocolates on the pillows, hot coco when we checked in, etc. One of the best breakfast buffets I've had. I've stayed here twice and plan on returning every time I visit Carmel.
Beautifully restored older property with incredible grounds. Great location, very close to beach, shopping and dining. Excellent breakfast buffet. Very professional and courteous staff. Free shuttle will take you anywhere you want to go. Terrific place for a romantic getaway. on-street parking only.
Charming historic hotel with fantastic service and location. We traveled with an infant and had a very enjoyable stay.
The atmosphere was charming, and the staff was welcoming and generous! We were upgraded and treated to champagne because it was our anniversary. The views were magnificent, and everything was close by! The breakfast was delicious and all the staff were kind and attentive. I was very pleased with our experience! Thank you to the staff for making our experience an anniversary to remember!
Charming place with the most attentive staff I've ever encountered. Stay in Carmel often. First time at La Playa. We'll be back.
I loved the location. Rooms were clean and staff was helpful. Bed was comfortable, what more can you want from a hotel. Everything went well so I have no complaints
It was just beautiful and romantic in every way. Staff was incredible. Nothing
Proximity to downtown restaraunt a and shopping, golf and ocean. Rooms a little small
This is a beautiful property, with very accommodating employees and easy access to the beach and downtown. We plan to return someday! Have no complaints!
Normandy Inn is a charming small place, located on the main street in Carmel, close to everything, including the beach. We checked in into two rooms, both in good shape, recently renovated, clean, and comfortable. Mattresses were comfortable too. Breakfast was adequate: cereal, some pasties, fruit and hard boiled eggs. We had a dispute with the two clerks on duty regarding our reservation: they thought that we had reserved three rooms while in fact we had only two. After a cordial greeting, the discussion turned into arguments. In the end we found that they have misread our reservation. No apologies were offered. Some patience and a simple "sorry" would have helped.
very charming bed and breakfast with a twenties feel great breakfast menu of serve yourself waffles and fruit also the coffee was good. Are room was clean and charming also in the Carmel twenties style no
The Green Lantern Inn is definitely 'Old Carmel'; my husband stayed there when he was a student in college 50 years ago. The grounds and public spaces are attractive and the staff is helpful. The breakfast is delicious and included in the price. The rooms are shabby chic and if that is not your style this is not the place for you.