Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge,  Carmel

4.0/5  - based on 591 guest reviews.
5th & San Carlos Street, 93921, Carmel, United States - See map
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Enjoy the beauty of the California coast - as well as world-class golf, shopping, art and dining - while staying at this charming Carmel hotel. Conveniently located in downtown Carmel, the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge is just minutes from the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach and the boutique shops, fine dining, local wine tastings and exquisite art galleries that dot Carmel Village. Golf enthusiasts flock to the area to experience legendary golf courses like Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Links at Spanish Bay. And of course, the 17-mile scenic drive through the area is not to be missed. Each year, this Carmel hotel hosts guests in town for one of the area's many annual events, such as the Carmel Bach Festival, the Big Sur International Marathon, the Red Bull U. S. Grand Prix, and several international golf tournaments. And if you're looking for a hotel near Monterey Bay, the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge is only six miles from Monterey and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. There's no need for air conditioning with the cool Carmel breeze! The courteous and attentive staff is only one reason to choose this family-friendly Carmel hotel. The smoke-free property offers two-room suites and family rooms for guests who prefer more space. Each well-appointed guest room features oscillating fans, a 37-inch LCD television with cable and HBO®, a refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary continental breakfast with fresh waffles, a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free parking. Make a reservation today and save at the Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge - offering great service and amenities at a great value! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge,Carmel
  • 4
    « Best location »

    This lodge is near to everywhere! It is a nice place and stay. It is a short distance walk to many places around Carmel. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The breakfast area needs a bigger space because too many people cram into a small room.

    « Center of Carmel with confort. »

    Carmel is a small town to be visit by foot. Lots of restaurants and historic houses,and a nice beach. All at walking distance,and what is precious is the parking that allows you to leave your car safely and walk all around. We stayed a quiet night and had a good sleep. The breakfast was good and friendly,room good size with all amenities. For a reasonable price you have the best of this expensive town.

    « Price is right »

    Good clean accommodation with a car park, Wifi, average breakfast in a quiet part of town within easy walking distance of the main shopping areas and restaurants. Helpful staff at check-in who allowed early access to the room.

    « Excellent stay in Carmel »

    Excellent hotel in great location with really helpful staff. The lady at reception (who always seemed to be on duty!) was extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble - thank you for all your help in making our stay so memorable. The rooms were spacious, very clean and very comfortable and when we decided to stay an extra night we got upgraded too. The included breakfasts were the best during our stay in California (normally you only get a cup of coffee and a danish if you're lucky). Here we had the choice of cereal/dried fruits, toast, muffins, waffles, yoghurts, fruit, boiled eggs and fruit juice. The location was excellent being a short walk into the centre of town.

    « vacation stay »

    dependable and comfortable Best Westons all the way from San Francisco to LA, along the West Coast HighwaY--we have enjoyed our visit to USA, A pity you cannot provide more likeable candidates for president and that the two ,involved have been so pathetic with regard to policy and concentrated on abuse. Perhaps a better attitude to gun contol/ banning , would be more impressive and some kind of international policies debated

    « Best Western Carmel by the Sea »

    This is our 4th time to stay at this hotel. We love it. It is the perfect location in Carmel. It is in walking distance to the beach and all shopping. We park our car when we arrive and don't use it again until we check out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms that we have stayed are always clean and smell pleasant. We plan on staying there again for our yearly visit to Carmel with our group of friends.

    « Carmel »

    The size of this little community is reflected in the size of this Best Western. However, the breakfast room was so small and sparse it forced us to eat elsewhere. Very well located next to Monterey for food and 17-mile ocean drive. Ocean lookouts in Carmel outstanding. Neat town with quirkie houses - loved it.

    « Just OK »

    This hotel is centrally located, but our experience of it was quite average. The main reason for this was the noise. We needed to open the windows at night as it was warm and there was no air conditioning. However, in the mornings there were early noisy refuse collections. We were also perhaps unfortunate to be placed next door to a room in which a large (noisy) family were staying. The room itself was comfortable, and the breakfast was fine and set us up for the day. Not sure however that I would stay here again.

    « Nice location, friendly staff »

    Exceeded our expectations for a 2-star. We were in town for a wedding--same weekend as Monterey Jazz Festival. I'm a light sleeper, so room 220 was not the best fir: street noise, parking lot noise,, some sort of constant motor running noise, guests liked to party on sun deck next to our room and/or carry on long conversations on the balcony outside our room. Otherwise: room was nicely appointed. Bathroom was smallish but nicely appointed. Liked the window in the bathroom. Bed comfortable. Would have loved a ceiling fan over the bed and a light in the closer. Parking lot very small and spaces are tight. Can park on street overnight. Breakfast room nice, but small, items offered are adequate.

    « Good! »

    Large room, very clean, just shower was rather dribling than showering and way to low at only just about five feet high on the wall. Beds comfortable. Rather quiet location. Right in the middle of Carmel. Many Restaurants and Galleries nearby. Complimentary continental breakfast is okay. Friendly staff, good pool.

  • 2
    « cross country trip »

    poor condition of hotel. heating system runs all the time with extreme heating noise. Informed this was a normal problem and hotel would provide ear plugs if we could not sleep.I would never go back here and would not recommend to any one else,There were other customers complaining about the same problems.

    « Very good »

    Not cheap but excellent location. Price is somewhat standard for not hacing reservations. But room was nice and clean. They offer good continental breakfast which is a plus and compensates. Front desk service and personnel where excellent. It is Carmel, no A/C in rooms but they have a fan for air circulation.

    « Concours d'Elegance Weekend...Last Room »

    Fortunately we were able to secure a last minute room for the Concours weekend. For $500 a night we had a queen size bed in a small room. Everything was very clean and maintained but the room was small. The location couldn't be beat. The price gouging that weekend is a little distasteful but expected. The management did a great job. Parking is cramped but there was a dedicated spot for our car. I would stay here again.

    « Basic lodging »

    Very basic lodging and you pay dearly for the convenient location. Free parking and free breakfast. Breakfast choices were mainly continental style. Very small swimming pool. Room temperature was difficult to regulate.

    « 2 nights in Carmel by the Sea »

    Great location, within walking distance of beach, restaurants and shopping. Room was small but clean, limited parking. Lumpy mattress. Breakfast included, area was small with limited seating, got crowded, food was good. Friendly staff. Price was as expected for the area.

    « Good choice »

    We chose this hotel because all the other hotels in Carmel were too expensive or full. I was a little worried because it was a Best Western and usually I do not stay in those kind of hotels. I was pleasently surprised when we checked in. The room was nice and clean. The bathroom was clean. The staff in the lobby/reception were very helpfull and nice. I recommend this hotel.

    « Great location and generously sized family suite »

    We had the family suite in the hotel and we were grateful for the extra space it gave. The room has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room and facilities are clean and well looked after. The 4 star rating is only due to the tiny breakfast room which does get very congested. There is a sign offering further seating in the sun deck, but there are only 2 tables here and it was not great in the cool weather.

    « Good »

    Carmel is quite expensive, so this represents good value. We had to pay $10 for a rollaway bed. Parking was free and easy - grateful for that after a long drive. Basic room, quite crowded - but we knew that. Clean and tidy, including the bathroom. The breakfast room is tiny, so this could be a problem - although it was fairly well stocked when we went in there. Well located to explore the area. Didn't use the pool but it looked okay. The receptionist was helpful and very pleasant.

    « Amazing location and very nice! »

    This hotel is right in the heart of Carmel! The location is such a plus so you can walk everywhere! Our room was very nice. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the complimentary beeakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel if visiting Carmel!

    « Nice place to stay »

    Was a nice place to stay. Great location. The rooms are a bit dark, it is difficult to put on make up, there are no mirrors that make it easy to do that. The front desk was lovely, and very helpful. Tried to call the Lodge to notify them that we were going to be late, and had to spend 5 minutes on hold. Would stay there again.

  • 1
    « Save your money! »

    We paid $366 for one night's stay at this hotel and expected so much more than we got. The room was small and cramped. There was no bathtub, only a shower with horrible water pressure. The room was hot and uncomfortable and I was told that no air conditioning is allowed in Carmel's hotels. Stupid rule if I've ever heard one. The tiny bathroom was so hot after my shower, I had to take 2 more cold showers before I could finish getting ready for the day. There was free wifi, but it was so horrible that we used our own jetpack and went over our data limit. I wish we would have skipped this part of our vacation altogether. There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit, including less expensive options that actually don't make their guests suffer hot, humid hotel rooms. Camping would have been preferable.

    « Beautiful »

    This town just celebrated it centennial. A very beautiful and well kept historic hotel which flows beautifully with the rest of the town's well kept quaint atmosphere. This older style property was very comfortable because of all of the surfaces, interior and exterior have been recently updated and well maintained. While not large and roomy, it was very comfortable.

    « Good Breakfast »

    We stayed here for a couple of nights on our trip down Highway 1 from San Francisco. Good value, clean and a good breakfast were on offer. The rooms were spacious and clean and we had free wifi too! Great central location for exploring Carmel.

    « The manager was very nice and helpfull! »

    Management (Mr. Desai) : 5/5 Location : 5/5 Room (outdated) : 3/5 Sleep : 3/5 Value : 4/5 In general, I think the location is perfect because you could take a walk, within 15-20 minutes, to the beach and it is close to all the shops and restaurants in the area ...

    « Good location. »

    We loved the location! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. My kids would've loved to try the heated pool, but it was very cold at the time we stayed in Carmel. The breakfast was just ok. There were a number of restaurants offering great breakfast nearby. Katy's Place was one of them. My family loved this area. Hopefully we can go back and stay longer.

    « Manager, Mr. Desai, was very gracious! »

    Best Western is located in the heart of Carmel and offers free parking. The price was quite reasonable. Breakfast included fresh fruit. The best was Mr. Desai, the manager, who was very gracious and welcoming!

    « Great Location! »

    Hotel is located in downtown Carmel within walking distance to main street shops, restaurants and the beach. The room is very small and is best suited for two people or less. Free parking is adequate. Prepare to bring your own ice because it is common for the ice machine to run out of ice.

    « Best of Carmel »

    Great room, features. On the beach. Many places to eat close by. The breakfast was an added feature to get ones day started. A bike/walk trail is across the 2 lane road. The hotel faces west so sunsets are great.

    « Decent hotel, little more modern interior, nice fully tiled showers, ok priced. »

    We stayed here just one day, but we liked it pretty much, eventhough from outside it looked like a regular inn or motel, but the our room (220) was very nice, not super big, but modern furnitures, the shower was tiled from top to bottom, we loved the hot shower!! Fridge, coffee machine, we just felt very comfy. Would go here again!

    « Good stay »

    It is a small but clean place and Good location. We got great service. Diana at reception area is great!!! Breakfast included is limited but convenient. Me and my family really enjoyed our stay. They have lots of good restaurants within walking distance.

  • 5
    « Excellent »

    It's very well located! Is very charming, cosy, clean, comfortable. The shower is very good and the room is big. They offer a good breakfast, with fruits, bagels, muffins, coffee, yogurt, juice, and you can also prepare your waffle. Excellent option and good price

    « Great location, and good service »

    Perfectly located in the center of Carmel, very close to Ocean av - very pleased with the staff. The pool was very small, but still nice. The room was well maintained, clean and quiet. No problem with parking either.

    « Clean and Budget Friendly »

    Carmel can be an expensive place to stay. We were pleased to find a decent priced hotel that was clean, within walking distance to shopping and even offered a free breakfast. Would stay here again if visiting the Carmel area.

    « 5 star in our eyes »

    It was shame we couldn't have stayed longer. We had two nights and three days in the beautiful town of Carmel by the Sea. We couldn't have asked for a better stay, right from the start it was perfect. The front desk staff were very accomodating and friendly as we had arrived early, and our room was ready within a couple of hours. Our room was clean, tidy and cleaned daily. Breakfast room was just a hop skip and a jump away with a great selection to get you ready for the day. Plenty of hotel extras including the balcony area, swimming pool and parking. WiFi worked great and you dont get charged to use the fridge (having just come from Vegas where you pay for anything and everything this was a blessing!) Beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting, we shall be returning!

    « A place to... »

    enjoy, relax, explore from, and sleep well! Comfortable, good price, unpretentious, and welcoming. Nice breakfast. Location is ideal for a short or long visit to Carmel and the area. We didn't want to leave!

    « Nice Hotel in a Great Location »

    I stayed here for 3 weeks in February, and had a very pleasant stay. The staff are fabulous--helpful and pleasant all (don't hesitate to ask for restaurant recommendations--I got some great ones from the staff). The room was comfortable, and included a nice large closet and small fridge, which was helpful for my long stay. It is right in town, so walkable to everything, including the beach. There is a local bus (Monterey Salinas Transit) that stops in town and goes to Monterey and Pacific Grove, which I used as I did not have a car with me. There is also a laundromat a few blocks away, which I needed to use a couple of times. Highly recommended.

    « Great Hotel »

    Super hotel and location to stay whilst in Carmel. Very convenient to all amenities within the town and a great central hub to explore the California coast and in deed further North to San Francisco. Staff were very friendly and professional. Highly recommend this hotel.

    « Clean rooms at solid rates in the heart of Carmel »

    We stayed in the king suite with the separation between the bedroom and the living space. The sofa bed wasn't very good; I had back discomfort by the day we left on our three night stay. The room is clean, and the king bed very comfortable. This hotel is located within walking distance to most places you will want to visit in Carmel By the Sea. It has parking as well as continental breakfast. The one drawback for our staying next to the room by the pool is that it was located next to the facility room where staff would go in and out to get supplies. This would happen during any time of day, which is something to keep in mind if you plan on taking naps in the afternoon.

    « Very comfortable »

    Nicely remodeled older facility; clean and well maintained. Spacious room with 1 king, 2 bedside tables/lights, desk and chair, lounge chair, dresser, quiet frig. Large all-in-one bathroom with spacious granite counter, large shower with good water spray. Has a sun deck with view of ocean. Good selection of breakfast items; room a little small and crowded. Quiet location in Carmel easy walk to main street, galleries & restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

    « Great location value for money »

    The hotel is in a great location in Carmel. The service is very good. The rooms are small but that works for a night. Breakfast is very basic och the breakfast room is small and gets crowded in the morning. 2nd floor room preferred.

  • 5
    « Welcome to Carmel California »

    This motel is located in Downtown Carmel within walking distance to local shopping, restaurants and beach. Most of the motels in this area have local charm. This one has been around for a long time. Staff goes out of their way to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our stay was during the Easter Weekend and all amenities worked fine.

    « A Great Location »

    It is an older hotel but its location is great. They remodeled a few years ago--very nice. We have stayed here many times. We park our car for our stay and we can walk all over the center of the town. They have a special breakfast room and the selection is good--waffle machine, breads, yogurt etc. The price is extremely reasonable for Carmel. We will stay here on our next visit.

    « Low chance to come back here »

    If you get the room that they advertised on the website and for what you paid, you may be lucky.If you stay many days , they will give you the not "so good rooms".Nobody wants to stay in these rooms: low light/dark rooms, near pool, noisy, smelly bathrooms, or difficult access. If you stay one-two days you will get probably better rooms , so the hotel will make a "better impression ". For this particular hotel , the website should specify for what room you pay: ground level, or room facing the pool, or second level "sunnier" room, etc. Otherwise you will get what the front office lady wants. And if they are " booked" , you do not have any chance to change the room. The difference between rooms is big : from OK to unpleasant. This hotel is outdated. Under the doors is a sufficient space for mice to get in your room. So be aware, do not "invite" them bringing food in your room!

    « Golf Trip »

    Very convenient place to stay in Carmel. Very good value and great staff. Perfect for our golf trip to the Monterey area . Close to all courses, restaurants and shopping. A great stay with good service and quality for the price.

    « A place to sleep. Easy on the budget for Carmel. »

    This is not a fancy hotel, but the price is good for Carmel. This is a hotel for people of the school of thought that a hotel is just a place to sleep, as long as it is clean. No great décor here. And a bit rundown. The shower knob came off but it was repaired immediately. But on the plus side: Great location. You can park your car and walk to all the stores and restaurants. Free basic breakfast of coffee, juices, fruits, yogurts, cereal, toast and boiled eggs. Staff is very friendly. There is free coffee/tea in the room and in the lobby. Rooms include refrigerator which is handy for keeping leftovers from restaurants. The larger room is the king suite by the pool. We had a separate sitting area with sofa bed, coffee table and chairs. It was nice to sit there in the morning and drink our coffee. I would return here to save money, so I can spend it on nice meals. However, should I win the lottery, I would stay at La Playa.

    « Service »

    Manager excellent communication, whole staff a lot of help, information places to go easy, parking average as hotel location many extras hotels locations close by: markets ,bars, chopping stores, restaurants, hotels, beaches.

    « Excellent Place for a getaway »

    The hotel was an excellent place for our getaway. The rooms were clean and modern. The hotel is walking distance to just about everywhere. We even enjoyed the outdoor seating that they had. We got our breakfast (which was very good) and ate in the open air upstairs overlooking the views of the ocean. You will not be disappointed.

    « Best location »

    This place is definitely a must for easy location to the shops of Carmel and restaurants. The downside is no air conditioning only a ceiling fan. It's not spacious but clean. Carpeting is worn. Staff is friendly. There's a pool outside our room but heater is broke.

    « Golf vacation »

    We were staying in Carmel to attend the AT&T golf tournament at Pebble Beach. We were very lucky to get this room sence pricing and availability get out of sight during this week. We have stayed at this property in the past because of it's fabulous location. It is always well-maintained, updated an very good value for Carmel. Will definitely be back.

    « With hubby »

    We will not stay here again. No a/c. A small fan. The toilet flushed extremely loud, in fact too loud. We are platinum best western reward members and the breakfast here was very limited compared to other best westerns we've visited. I was good the front desk sales bottled water for a dollar.

  • 5
    « What a gem, fantastic hotel. »

    Carmel is a beautiful town and this hotel is just superb. Better than your average Best Western. Carmel is a very affluent town with lots of high end shops and galleries. Decor is very nice and well maintained. Furnishings are of a high quality and the bed was enormous! Parking is good. Right in the heart of the town with lots of bars and restaurants nearby, there is a gas station nearby too. Breakfast room is of a good size and there was plenty of choices, they even had make your own waffles!! Internet was free and of a good speed, the only negative was a lack of decent cable channels... If you are staying in Carmel you would not be disappointed here.

    « Two nights in Carmel »

    We stayed in the rooms on the opposite side of the pool for two nights. These rooms had their own covered parking spaces. The rooms were clean, The pillows fluffy and the bed comfortable. the room was larger than may hotels we have stayed at. The price was in the range of affordability for Caramel. I drove my full size pickup. The parking spaces were very tight. Had the spaces around me been occupied I would not have had sufficient space for my truck to navigate into or out of the spaces. Should I choose to stay here again I would bring my smaller car.

    « OK but could be better »

    If you want a solid, basic accommodation in Carmel, this property will be satisfactory. The price is reasonable, the place is clean, and the location two blocks north of Ocean Avenue is very convenient, though a good mile from the beach. The complimentary breakfast provided Danish, Belgian waffles, both good, as well as the usual toast/muffin/dry cereal, among other things. The breakfast room could be larger: It takes relatively few people to fill it up. Try to arrive at the hotel in daylight. The Carmelaise do not believe in street signs large enough to be read easily in the dark, and headlights are always coming at you. I was there in January, and the room was cold despite my attempts to adjust the thermostat and push buttons. Some directions about how to get heat would be useful. The guest guide said that if there was a problem with heat, you should contact the front desk, but there is no one there after 10PM . Overall: clean, decent place, reasonably good value, but could be better.

    « Overcharges and Abuses Incidentals »

    This hotel misrepresents its room sizes, pool availability, and overcharges. Then it claims incidentals without prior explanation, and threatens additional incidental charges if you disagree with the first one. It is certainly not suitable for families as things placed in the rooms can be all charged as incidentals at random made-up prices. The manager will come up with accusations of all kinds to keep the charges. If you don't want to end up fighting off random made-up charges, never give your credit card to this hotel.

    « Business »

    Parking was horrible, somebody ran into my rental car while staying there. I didn't get to try the breakfast, I was there for business so the restaurant opened to late for the business world to enjoy, I had to asked for coffee for my room, And the items in the vending machine were stale.

    « Loved it »

    This is a good hotel in a great location! The staff is very friendly and we walking distance to everything. Excellent and very reasonable for the area. Very clean and nicely decorated guest rooms. Parking is free and good breakfast

    « Carmel By the Sea »

    The room is very nice & clean. It may be a little small for some. I prefer the second floor. It was quiet & rate was exceptional. The location is great, close to everything. It was a nice break before Christmas. Now is the perfect time to visit Carmel by the Sea & Monterey to shop.

    « Good Value for money. Great location »

    Excellent budget hotel conveniently located. It is not a 5 star hotel so expectations should be appropriate. Friendly staff .Walking distance from Ocean Avenue. Nice place if one needs a place to sleep.

    « Good quality good value »

    Helpful reception staff, great room very comfortable hotel standard but motel price. Breakfast good value for money with helpful waiting staff breakfast nothing special but serves it's purpose. Great location in the centre of town lots of nice touches I room. Clean would stay again.

    « Central Carmel »

    Nice staff, great location, quiet but still downtown. Easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Building is old, but rooms have been redone and are very nice. We have been staying here for many years and it is getting better every year.

  • 5
    « This truly is the best place to stay in Carmel!! »

    It's a relatively small property. We stayed in room 212 which had a beautiful view out to the ocean. The room is clean and beautiful. The bed is so comfy. The bathroom and shower were so clean and bright and spacious. The room included a nice big flat screen tv, a fridge, and parking. The room was so quiet! We slept GREAT! And the breakfast room in the morning is outside on the corner of the property, but it's a nice assortment of starches and yogurts. And, weather permitting, you can take your breakfast (or even dinner, for that matter) upstairs to the sundeck which has a very pretty view down to the ocean, plenty of tables and chairs and even a fireplace. The location is great for walking all around Carmel. And the staff that we worked with were so friendly and accommodating! We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    « Great experience! »

    I just stayed at the Best Western for four nights and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I needed to print out some last minute business documents as well as send a fax and the manager helped me with all of it and was very gracious about it. I will definitely stay here again - great value!


    Best Western's are always reliable and in places that are convenient to almost everywhere. a great go to brand Alwys a great value and very likely everywhere you want to be or close to it. We recommend this brand to all types of trips whether with others or on your own,

    « The BEST Place to Stay in Carmel, CA »

    We come to Carmel twice a year and we stayed at BWCTH all the time. It is like our second home and like visiting relatives. All the staff knows us already and they are all smiles and very welcoming when we arrived at the hotel. JD is the BEST and our favorite hotel manager. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel has a nice breakfast area with many varieties of breakfast food. BWCTH is centrally located in Carmel and it is easy to walk around town and to the beach. We have seen a lot of improvements in the hotel through the years we have been coming to BWCTH. JD and Management: Please Keep up the Good Work.

    « Great value for money »

    Arrived in Carmel by the Sea without a reservation and decided to try the Best Western for availability. So glad we did. Lovely clean hotel and in a great location. Within walking distance of all restaurants and bars. Nice friendly staff and great value for money.

    « Great location great value »

    Rooms quiet, clean bed was great Bathroom large and well laid out. Great downtown location within waling to even the ocean. Wonderful service every time we stay. It is the only place we stay. Nice breakfast room .

    « Another Lovely Visit to Carmel »

    This was our second stay at this Best Western. Once again we stayed in the annex ~ they honored our request as we had stayed there before. It is quiet with no one above or below you and has covered parking! The rooms are comfortable and the hotel is within a few blocks of Ocean Ave and literally hundreds of shops, restaurants, galleries, etc. Is it the fanciest or quaintest place in Carmel? Nope. But if you're looking for a nice place that is reasonably prices, this fits the bill.

    « Well located hotel, blocks from shopping, around the corner from (GOOD)Italian restaurant »

    Very nice room, newer bedding.Tv very nice, newer. Good internet reception. Reception in office , very good. Continental breakfast provided.granite bath room counters. Newer furniture. Very close to all shopping. Parking is provided for (free) not like other lodging in Carmel.

    « Good deal for downtown Calistoga »

    Stayed two nights as part of our visit to the California coast. Location in town was perfect for our needs. We were able to walk to any place in the downtown area. Hotel staff were very helpful in recommending various places to eat depending on cuisine.

    « Carmel by the Sea »

    Nice place to stay difficult to park but close the beach and other retails. The rooms are small but for what you pay it's reasonable for the area. The breakfast kitchen was good I just the room location it seems you are in a fish bowl and everyone passing by wonders if they can come in to buy breakfast.

  • 4
    « Throw back to the 60's with upgrades »

    Modest accommodations, very clean with many room upgrades. Granite & stoned tiled bathrooms, comfortable bedding & a Samsung flat screen TV. A concealed refrigerator, in-room coffee maker and an in-room safe were pleasant amenities. Free parking, although limited. Centrally located & within walking distance to all the great shopping & dining. Free-wifi & free continental breakfast. Keurig coffee avail in the lobby until 10pm.

    « Great Value in Carmel »

    Stayed there in late Sept. Very nice room with 2 beds...great clean bathroom. good parking (unusual in Carmel). nice free breakfast of juice , coffee, rolls. Walking to everything. Great value for price. The Manager is very nice, & very helpful in tips on restaurants. Will stay there every time in Carmel !

    « A great place to stay in Carmel »

    This hotel was a wonderful choice for our family. Yes, it is an older building (as are most in Carmel), but the interior has been updated in a lovely way. We stayed in the family suite which has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms - perfect for us!! The staff were very welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

    « Great Location, Great Value »

    Cute and clean hotel with easy access into town and convenient parking. Any point of interest in Carmel is only a short walk away. Make sure to check out the upstairs patio fire pit. Great place to enjoy a glass of wine overlooking Carmel!

    « Wonderful »

    Great room, big and comfortable. We were able to get covered parking and since we were on our motorcycle we did not have to cover it at night. The room was a little warm but there were two fans which made it perfect and comfortable. It was also very quite. A great selection at the continental breakfast in the morning

    « Special Hotel »

    This Location Is beyond Great. The owner JD is Awesome and More than Helpful. The rooms are squeaky clean, the beds are so comfortable. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone that needs to stay in Carmel Gerie

    « Good choice in (another) pricey town! »

    We stayed here for 2nights during our 2week holiday in California. We paid more for a suite which gave us a larger room with a lounge area to put a travel cot so our baby had somewhere separate to sleep. The main room was large with a comfy bed. The bathroom was a little dated with a separate sink area. The room overlooked the pool so it didn't feel absolutely private later in the afternoon when the pool seemed popular but it was also very handy to nip in for a quick dip and back to the room! There was plenty of parking which meant we could leave the car and walk to explore the town - useful as Carmel is expensive to park, and has traffic jams even on a Sunday! Breakfast was taken in a small room on the corner of the building. It had the usual Best Western selection of breakfast cereals, toast, waffles etc. but the room was tiny, and more than about 6 people there was little space to sit. There were no highchairs available either which made feeding an 8month old interesting! We could have gone to the room/roof terrace to eat but that would have meant further visits back to the breakfast room which isn't practical with a little one. But despite these negatives it was a good Best Western, you know what you're getting! And remember to buy your aquarium tickets from the reception as it gives you 2days access at no extra cost!

    « Nice, Comfortable, does what it says on the tin. »

    We stayed here for one night during a road trip of California (visiting from Scotland.)There was a car show on nearby which meant all the hotels in Monteray and Carmel were either all sold out or way more expensive than they normally would be. However we managed to book here at a reasonable price and glad we did. The room was basic but comfortable and a decent size. Checking in was quick and easy with a well mannered lady on reception and plenty of parking.The breakfast was a waffles/cereal/fruit type affair which is what we were expecting and was fine. We didn't get a chance to use the pool so can't really comment on that other than to say it looked pleasant enough. The hotel is in a great location for walking round Carmel and we didn't notice any road noise from our room which was almost directly next to the road. All in all, we would definitely stay here again.

    « Surpassed our Expectations! »

    We have stayed as several Best Western during our trip and Best Western Carmel Townhouse was by far our favorite. I was absolutely awed by staff's excellent service. When you are traveling with young ones, it is always a challenge however staff was very accommodating. Rooms were modern and clean. Children had a blast in the pool area. Last but not least, breakfast was good enough to get us started for the day. Would highly recommend families traveling with children.

    « Outstanding Staff and Perfect Location!!! »

    We have stayed at this hotel many, many times and we are always greeted with a smile as they recognize us coming through the door. The employee turnover is very low compared as I am able to recognize them during my visits and that tells you something. The entire staff are excellent! Look forward to our next visit.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
From: Highway 1. Take the Ocean Avenue Exit, turn right on San Carlos and travel two blocks to Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge, 5th and San Carlos.