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Carmel Mission, Carmel

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Religious Site History Museum
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  • So sad to see this become an expensive tourist site. There are many missions along the coast, so skip this one and save your money  more »
  • this is an awesome spot for history buffs! it's a nice place to learn about how the early Jesuits and the natives interacted back in the days...there are also historic artifacts on display throughout ...  more »
  • There is a museum highlighting the life of the Spaniards who established the mission. The Carmel Mission is also home to the west coast's first library and university. It is gorgeously maintained and ...  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.
  • 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..
  • A family member wanted to stay here so I agreed and was pleasantly surprised. Friendly staff, awesome pool, nice grounds, convenient to many things and just an overall nice feel. Don't be put off by the location next to a shopping center and behind a gas station... you can walk to Starbucks Safeway and a lot of great restaurants and one of the most beautiful beaches just a 5 minute cat ride away!