Dolphin Inn

4th & San Carlos , Carmel, CA 93921 USA (Show map)


California Colonial style inn located in the heart of the village, walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beach. Spacious rooms with king bed or 2 double beds, some with gas fireplaces; two suites plus a 2-bedroom/2 bath family suite. Rates include a picnic basket breakfast and the morning newspaper delivered to your door. Heated swimming pool and off-street parking.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Perfect for my needs

5 on August 29, 2013

Front desk personnel are always helpful. Love the cookies and coffee in the afternoon. Very convenient to everything. I love the view from the second floor.

Very good, comfortable

5 on July 03, 2013

Front desk was extremely accommodating. Bed was comfy and the fireplace was a good touch.

Comfortable, pleasant stay

4.2 on October 01, 2012

The front office staff was very accommodating and helpful. The property is in a quiet part of town, which we liked - but still convenient.

Clean, comfortable, and pleasant.

4.0 on July 05, 2012

This was a pleasant older, but nicely maintained inn. We appreciated the location, part of the quaint town of Carmel, within walking distance to anywhere we'd want to go.

Delightful and quiet

5 on June 26, 2012

Everything met our expectations. The location is great-within walking distance of most resturants and shops. The breakfast was nice. Very friendly staff.

Cosy, Convenient, Clean & would recommend.

4.4 on May 31, 2012

We were very pleased with the accommodations at The Dolphin Inn. No problems with parking, a short walk to shops and restaurants. Located in a quiet neighborhood. We'd stay there again.

Very nice night in Carmel

4.4 on April 27, 2012

Beautiful, especially liked the flowers everywhere. Clean and comfortable room. Very nice staff. Good location in Carmel. Breakfast delivered at our door was a good idea...

Quit, confortable, enjoyable

4.6 on January 26, 2012

Good location. Room was clean and well furnished.

Lovely and Quaint

5 on November 15, 2011

The Continental Breakfast waiting outside the door in the morning was something different.

Great value, location, nice pool

3.8 on October 20, 2008

We stayed at the Dolphin Inn because they accepted gift certificates from, and because they seemed to be more geared-up for families. We got the "family" suite which really was two adjoined rooms, for hardly any more money than just one room. So the value was great - ton of space as well. The pool area was great considering that most places in this location do not have heated pools. The staff was super-friendly and accommodating. We had a few odd requests and they dealt with every one of them with a smile. It was clear that they put a huge emphasis on service. Breakfast was relatively simple but very good from a local bakery, and the coffee was 1st-rate as well. The rooms were so-so. If you are looking for 5-star luxury, they fall a little short, but they were comfortable and adequate for what we were looking for and certainly well worth the price. Location was excellent - just a couple blocks off the main street which is exactly where you want to be. Altogether I'd stay there again and recommend it to anyone, particularly those with families.

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Location Type

Pebble Beach, Monterey Historic Park, Laguna Seca, Big Sur, Central Coast, Village, Wine country


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 10 miles miles

Directions to property:

Corner of San Carlos & 4th (3 blocks north of Ocean Ave)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine , Fireplaces in some rooms.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Ages 12 and under are free.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night must be prepaid at booking.
  • Cancellations: Notification of cancellation or arrival date change must be received more than three days (72 hours) prior to the confirmed arrival date in order for the reservation deposit to be refundable. Email notification is only acceptable if sent to Cancellation of Group Reservations is subject to the terms of the Group Contract. Special packages or promotions may include additional or separate Cancellation Policy terms. Failure to check-in on the scheduled arrival date will result in the cancellation of the reservation including any remaining nights, and the reservation deposit shall be forfeited.



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  • Time Served: Room delivery by 8:00am
  • Serving Location: Guest room