Carmel Mission, Carmel

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  • I guess I came to see a place that affect me but I was disappointed. I think that locals might appreciate more with some relation to the history. As a tourist I found this place boring and price was v...  more »
  • There are several strongholds of missions in California, one of the most preserved but not worth the ticket to visit. Just for a look even. Unless you are very interested in the history of the missions in California.
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  • We wanted to stop at a Mission while in CA and we were glad we picked this one. There was a service going on in the church when we arrived so they discounted the ticket but the service was over before...  more »
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  • Spent 2 nights on the 3rd floor facing the pool, and it was a bad use of our money to stay here. The room is on the small side, with a very cramped bathroom. One side of the 2 queen bed is so close to the wall that it can't be used. I had to crawl to the end of the bed to get up from the bed. The room decor is drably and dated, the curtains dirty and ripped. The mini fridge is extremely small and no microwave in the room. On the first night a Friday we ate at the on grounds restaurant and the food was ok but not worth the price tag, you can get a better meal for the price in downtown Carmel. The highlight was the Bloody Mary, which did have some nice spice to it and had plenty of Vodka. After going back to our room around 9:45 a handful of guests started to use the spa and pool and were very loud. All the written and posted pool times are 9am to 10pm. By 10:40 pm they were still going strong and I called the front desk. I was then told, that the summer hours were 11pm. These are not posted anywhere. They offered no alternative for my family to get rest. In the morning we ate at the restaurant for breakfast. It was just a run of the mill buffet. Don't expect real maple syrup here, pretty cheap food, but the service was good. Saturday night more people in the pool at night, not as late but still out there. Taking a shower and leaving the bathroom door open made the smoke detector start to chirp and go off, there is no extractor in the bathroom. At check out, no one asked how my stay was or cared about how it had gone. The take away here is: This is not a place that will be quiet. Not a place where staff cares about the quality of your stay. Its way overpriced, and leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Clean, comfortable, excellent pool area. Although it doesn't have any views of the sea, it's still a charming layout with a wonderful heated pool and jacuzzi (if we're being picky, the water could be hotter). We didn't try the breakfast/restaurant but loved the room which was perfect for 2 + 2 kids. Nice shops and restaurants in the area; delightful!
  • Stayed here for a friend's wedding, so I'm not sure how the non-block price compares, but the block price seemed like a great deal. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and unique. Ours was ocean themed and they had done a nice job of incorporating the theme. The bathrooms were really nice and the bath products smelled great. This wasn't a 5 start luxury hotel, but it was extremely clean, comfortable, and pretty modern. We used the pool and hot tub, which were both very nice. The staff was also friendly. We ordered breakfast, which was very tasty and the portions were large.
  • Great family place. Great food and service. I love the decor.
  • The rooms are quiet and clean, but the prices don't match the amenities. I would stay here again but would look elsewhere first... It's near a Safeway and a CVS which is convenient..

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