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By a verified traveler on Sun 01 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Carmel Beach

Heart of Carmel

Your stay at this Northwest Carmel hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive. Carmel Mission Basilica and Pebble Beach Golf Links are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in. A garden, a lobby fireplace, and express check-out are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free local calls. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and desks.

Queen Room with 1 Queen Bed (Max 2 people) (Ground Floor)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$58* Per night/room Jan 23 - Jan 24

King Room with Ocean View (Max 2 people) (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite (Max 4 people)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite (Max 4 people)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One King Room with Fireplace (Max 2 people) (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds (Max 4 people)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Carmel Wayfarer Inn ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Everyone (17) Family (1)
3 out of 5
3rd time here. OK for 1 night and Travelocity rate. Will never pay over $90 nor stay more than 1 night.No microwaves or coffeemaker in the rooms, so why the refrigerators? Decor is definitely shabby. Furniture old, dated. Needs at least new paint flooring new furniture, repairs (how hard is it to replace a towel rack that was missing)? No maintenance person? Breakfast room is nice, breakfast not so much. And so many things plugged into various outlets, power strip (fire hazards) such as lamps, click radio, TV's, fan, space heater). On plus side, my beds have been comfortable, linens clean. Area is quiet.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

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2 out of 5
Old and not well maintained shower, breakfast , rooms .,,,

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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5 out of 5
Dog friendly, close to main part of town for shopping and restaurants.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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2 out of 5

Basic hotel room in need of an update

Pros: Our room did have a peak ocean view.
Cons: The owners need to update and improve the room and they could provide a true breakfast.
The room was very tired and run down. The bathroom had rust on the towel bars, a cracked tile floor. Bedding was in need of an update. The breakfast was just cereal or make your own waffle. No fresh fruit or muffins. The shutters were broken so you could not close them properly. Ijoked with my husband that it felt like we were in a youth hostel.

Posted by on May 16, 2018

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4 out of 5
It was a very nice hotel it was pleasant staying there everything clean a cute little garden

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018

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2 out of 5

Average experience

Nice room and front desk staff. Ocean view exaggerated. Booked an ocean view room which you could not see the ocean from. Breakfast terrible. Set plates on a table full of dirty plates, and the staff member Patel made a scene in front of other customers, telling me to take my dishes to the kitchen. I took my dishes and my girlfriend's into the kitchen. He then started me down as I walked out. I told him the rest of the dishes in the table weren't from us. He continued to stare me down and embarrass me in front of other diners. Really disrespectful. Perhaps because he was Indian and I'm white he didn't like me having an Indian girlfriend. Also, the breakfast they offer was literally toast, two cereals with milk that looked curdled, and waffle makers with batter next to them. The batter was badly made and as a result the waffle didn't cook fully. Went and spent $35 eating a real breakfast. So, advertised free breakfast is not worth $1, and the 'free parking' is a lot with 6-8 spaces, and you'll be told to just park on the street, because it's free in Carmel anyway, if it's full.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

Good relaxing time and get away!

Pros: Good value!
Cons: Coffee
Location: Location was easy to find and central location in down-town Carmel and not too far from the beach!
Good time , food , Views and places to go ! Enjoyed visiting Carmel's Mission and it's History!

Posted by , from Los Gatos,Ca. on Nov 19, 2016

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3 out of 5
The wayfarers is sweet but in need of updating. My biggest complaint was the breakfast and no coffee in the rooms. The price was right and we may stay again.

Posted by , from kirkland Wa on Sep 3, 2016

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2 out of 5

You don't get what you pay for

Pros: The Location
Cons: Almost everything, it needs to be gutted and rebuilt. Useless WIFI
Location: It is in town so you can walk to everything in Carmel. That's all they have for you.
The only thing you get at this Inn is location. It seems as if the rooms have been left to decay, the carpet is very old and stained. The walls get a patch of almost the same color when there is a problem. The bathroom is falling apart, missing tile and grout. The tub caulk has shriveled and looks mildewy. The shower curtain rod was rusty. Shampoo in little cheap packets. The bed hurt and the comforter smelled. There was a small side room for our kids with a trundle bed, and the room was big so we did have space for all four of us. The trundle mattresses were uncomfortable. The WIFI is too weak to be used for anything. The free parking is limited so you may end up with on street parking. The continental breakfast is a cheap carbfest although the self made waffle was tasty. The court yard is cute and you are in town, just try to stay out of the room if you stay here. It feels as if the owners have decided to keep anything they make and not put a penny in to the rooms unless they have to. I would not recommend this place and I will avoid it in the future.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

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Property Features

Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Carmel Wayfarer Inn also features multilingual staff, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Carmel hotel is smoke free.

  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1969
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Carmel Wayfarer Inn offers 17 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 25-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Carmel hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free breakfast daily from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.00.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 35.00.


  • Pets: USD 35.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per pet, per day
  • Late check-in fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.