Carmel Country Inn

Dolores At 3rd , Carmel, CA 93921 USA (Show map)


Slip away to our elegant Carmel Inn set in the heart of the lovely seaside village of Carmel. You will be enchanted by our colorful gardens and natural beauty that surrounds our pet friendly Carmel bed and breakfast. We are Carmel lodging at its very best. Carmel Country Inn provides the perfect blend of convenience, comfort and romance. Choose from our beautifully appointed studios or spacious suites featuring King and Queen beds, cozy fireplaces, and luxurious whirlpool tubs. Guests at our Carmel Bed and Breakfast enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and our signature breakfast buffet each morning with afternoon refreshments throughout the day. Our luxurious Carmel, CA inn is ideally located just steps away from galleries, boutique shopping, award winning restaurants and the beach in the quaint village of Carmel by the Sea. Our inn has earned national acclaim, including being named #7 Pet Friendly Inn in the U.S. and #3 Inn in Carmel, CA by TripAdvisor. Whether you are joining us for a quick weekend getaway, or celebrating a special event, rest assured our gracious staff will make it an experience to remember. Discover why the Carmel Country Inn is the perfect dog friendly Carmel lodging choice for any visitor to the Monterey Peninsula.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Friendly B and B

4.2 on July 28, 2018

Very friendly service and nice extras like snacks left out for guests

It’s Real -Great Stay At Carmel Country Inn

4.8 on November 06, 2017

It’s a Fantastic place to stay and relax-in Carmel at are on The Beach, Shops and the Excellent Service's Provided by the Staff. Have Fun to Relax You Get it Here ¿¿

Winner Winner Winner

4.8 on January 01, 2012

I have now stayed here twice and I moved over here on the reccomendation of a friend. Easy access to everything, parking in front, amazing room with big screen, fireplace, super comfy bed and the best bathroom with huge jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Continental breakfast has amazing pastry and I love this place.

Lara our Borzoi loves Carmel Country Inn, and we do too...

5 on December 30, 2011

This is probably the 5th year we have stayed at the Inn and it is always just perfect for us. The people are friendly and remember us and our Borzoi, Lara. The rooms are wonderful and it is our choice for a pet-friendly stay in Carmel.

A most lovely place to stay for spell....

3.8 on November 27, 2011

I brought my 98 year old mother with me to spend two days in Carmel. The B&B exceeded our expectations as we were upgraded from the small room we requested to a suite that they offered because the smaller room concerned them for the bathroom size. We needed a shower that would hold a shower chair for the disabled. They arranged for this in the larger room. Additionally, the fireplace in the suite's living room created a comfy and warm ambiance along with the carafe of sherry that we tipped into before going out for dinner. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with quiche and French pastries, coffee and fresh fruits that filled us without even sampling the other offerings. These caring and also friendly managers deserve accolades for their service. Their cat also brought joy to my mom, as the cat sat next to her near the fireplace as we ate and enjoyed conversation with other guests. A great place to stay...highly recommended. Jeanne Rayher

Short Walk to the Beach

5 on November 11, 2011

What a lovely inn! I had such a great time staying here. It's really comfortable and classy. And close to the beach! A perfect place to stroll around and then relax in the room. I really enjoyed breakfast too. Great food and very casual.

Great Girl's Get-A-Way

4.0 on October 24, 2011

As a life long Bay Area resident, I have been to Carmel a million times over the years yet have somehow missed this gem! Our two bedroom suite was spacious, very well appointed and tastefully decorated. The location is perfect. The staff were perfectly attentive to our every need. It was wonderful two day get-a-way. Frankie my beagle loved it too! We will be back for sure! Molly L.

Annual Anniversary Experience

4.4 on September 29, 2011

This has been a repeat experience for many years for my husband and I. The staff is wonderful and will make you feel very special even before you arrive. The minute you arrive there is an adorable dutch door that you enter and you will be greeted with the smell of fresh baked cookies. Our dog Mattie is treated like a princess with her picture being taken and put on their family photo wall. The breakfast is very good and will fill you up, getting you ready to take off to explore beautiful Carmel. It is located in a secluded part BUT is a short walk into town and a few blocks away from the ocean. Great Place

Beyond our expectations

5 on August 26, 2011

We have been to various bed and breakfasts in the Carmel-Monterey area and this one by far is the best bang for your buck. The friendliness of Amy and her staff made us feel at home. We decided that we need to look no further and are making the Carmel Country Inn our home away from home.

Comfort at Carmel Country Inn

4.6 on June 17, 2011

My husband and I first came here as we read they were a dog friendly inn. Not only were they dog friendly, but they also people friendly. They provide a warm home like place with comfortable rooms, great breakfast that they will happily deliver to your room, great wide screen televisions. We had a fireplace in our room which made added a romantic touch to our stay. The staff is friendly, will make good take out recommendations which we like doing several nights when we stay, and they have a nook, where breakfast is served if you want, that is filled with snacks, cookies, lemonaide, great teas, nd my new personal favorite...instant Chai. We just got back from our fourth visit, and we have discussed renting our Rm. 10 for life...if we won the Lottery. Until then, we will make Carmel Country Inn or mini vacation getaway for years to come.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Studio

This petite corner studio, with parking right outside your door, features a cozy queen bed adjacent to the fireplace, flat screen tv and whirlpool tub/shower in the bath. Please note, this room is located in the main building and shares a common wall with the lobby kitchen area. Although sound boarded, this is not our most quiet, private accommodation. This room accommodates 2 persons maximum, regardless of age. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

King Studio

Located in the main building on the ground floor, this studio features an open floor plan with king bed, fireplace, flat screen tv, whirlpool tub and separate shower. Your private dutch door entrance has easy access to parking right outside your studio. This room accommodates up to 2-3 persons maximum, regardless of age. There is a $20 per day fee for the 3rd person. Pet Friendly Room. $30 per per, pet day fee. Call for details.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe One Bedroom King Suite

These suites feature sitting rooms with loveseats, fireplaces, separate bedrooms with a King size bed, luxury bathroom with oversized whirlpool tub for two people and separate shower. Located in adjacent cottage style buildings with Dutch doors, and a deck off the sitting room. These suites accommodate 2-3 persons maximum, regardless of age. Pricing for 3rd person is an additional $30.00 per day. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Luxury King Studio

These two newer construction Luxury King Studios are perched above on the second story, eye level with the trees and include state of the art fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, plasma TVs, Ipod docking stations & French doors leading to your own private balcony. This room accommodates up to 2 persons maximum, regardless of age and is not a child friendly accommodation. These rooms accommodate 2 persons maximum, regardless of age. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Two Bedroom One Bath Suite

Perfect for families or two adults preferring separate sleeping arrangements, this cozy suite is a corner unit on the ground floor, complete with sitting room and with gas fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD player, two separate bedrooms (one with a king size bed and one with a queen size bed - there are no TVs in bedrooms) and one bath with oversized Whirlpool tub/shower combination. This room accommodates up to 4-5 persons maximum, regardless of age. There is a $30 fee for the 5th person. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Suite with Two Beds

Perfect for families or two adults preferring separate beds, this cozy suite is located on the ground floor with a set of stairs outside the entrance, leading to second story guests rooms, complete with sitting room, gas fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD player, separate bedroom (with one king size bed and one queen size bed - there are no TVs in bedrooms) and one bath with oversized Whirlpool tub/shower combination. This room accommodates up to 4-5 persons maximum, regardless of age. There is a $30 fee for the 5th person. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per per, pet day fee. Call for details.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Two Bedroom Two Bath Suite

These large second story suites feature a living room with fireplace, two seperate bedrooms (one with a King size bed and one with a Queen size bed - there are no TVs in bedrooms) two separate baths. (both with showers and one with a soaking tub that are accessible from the sitting area - there are no TVs in bedrooms) The sofa pulls out in the sitting room to a twin size bed. Ideal for two couples traveling together, extended adult families or up to four friends. These suites accommodate 4-5 persons maximum, regardless of age. There is a $30.00 per day additional charge for the 5th person. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Deluxe King Studio

A favorite of returning guests, this spacious studio is a true romantic getaway for two people, tucked high above on the second floor, featuring a faux balcony adorned with fresh flowers, King sized bed opposite the fireplace with flat screen tv and luxury bath featuring an oversized soaking tub and separate shower. This room accommodate 2 persons maximum, regardless of age. Pet Friendly Room. $20 per pet, per day fee.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carmel Stonehouse Studio

Newly constructed private home features this bright and cozy Studio with King size bed, fireplace, sitting and eating area, petite kitchen and shower bath. The Carmel Stonehouse and Studio are located next door to Carmel Country Inn. Pets my be allowed with pre approval by the innkeeper at an additional charge of $25 per night, per pet and a $150 cleaning fee if you bring a pet. Daily housekeeping services are not included in the rate, as this is a vacation rental. We can pre arrange cleaning services at an additional charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Secluded, Small town


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Aquarium, Motorsports Track, California Mission, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Walk to mass transit , Pet Friendly, Off Street Parking, Family Friendly

Room amenities

Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities


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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a NON Smoking Inn
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We ask you not leave pets in rooms or vehicles unattended
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on weekends F/S or S/S
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A first night's room and tax deposit is required to secure the reservation.



Amy Johnson

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Proud Innkeeper at Carmel Country Inn.

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Breakfast Buffet

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

The perfect afternoon treat on a warm Carmel day!