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

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.

great B&B

4.4 on June 08, 2011

we had a great stay at the carmel country inn. we loved our bathroom-modern, clean, huge, the bathtub was amazing. The grounds was beautiful and well-landscaped. our room was clean and very comfortable. the staff was superb and so helpful. we will definitely stay here again. parking was convenient. thank you for a great night's stay.

Great Get-A-Way Place to Stay

5 on May 21, 2011

We were so pleased with the accommodations at the Carmel Country Inn during our recent Anniversary celebration. The room we stayed in (#2) was wonderfully decorated, with a Love seat that sat across from a fireplace (gas) and flat screen TV. A very comfy King size bed with a down comforter was in the area adjoining the sofa. The room seemed just right! The bathroom was large with an amazing (and huge) tub in it. I almost got lost in the tub and totally enjoyed the jets that massaged my muscles. Nice stone tile in neutral colors made the bath seem like Heaven. A nice extended continental style breakfast waited for us each morning at 8:00 am. We were surprised how many yummy things were included/available. The sweets from a local bakery were great as was the quiche. Probably our favorite thing about the Carmel Country Inn was the way they treated our dogs. Out 2 Chihuahua's travel with us all the time and the nice folks at the carmel Country Inn treated them like family. Many places seem to grudgingly accept your pets but then make them feel unwelcome. Not here, they were like special guests and no-one turned their nose at them or any of the other wonderful pets that visited the weekend we were there. Bravo! The staff was always there to help if you needed but never was too much there to interfere with your weekend. Thank you so much for you kindness. Almost forgot... The grounds were beautiful with plenty of extra touches and flowers in bloom, it was obvious they Love this little Inn. We strongly recommend the carmel Country Inn if you are visiting Carmel, it is charming and comfy.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe King Suites

If you have a special occasion to celebrate or prefer a bit more space, these Deluxe King Suites are what you've been searching for. 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, privacy abounds, as does the flowers framing their surroundings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Two Bedroom 1 Bath Suites

Perfect for families or two adults preferring separate sleeping arrangements, these cozy suites are located on the ground floor, complete with sitting room and fireplace, two separate bedrooms (one with a King size bed and one with a Queen size bed) and one bath with oversized whirlpool tub/shower combination

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $295 - $325

Deluxe King Studio

One large room with King Bed, Fireplace and TV, - oversized soaking tub in bathroom with separate shower - french doors - upstairs

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Two Bedroom 2 Bath Suites

These large second story suites feature a living room with fireplace, two separate bedrooms (one with a King size bed and one with a Queen size bed) a wet bar and two separate baths. (both with showers and one with a claw foot tub) that are accessible from the sitting area. Ideal for two couples traveling together, extended adult families or up to four friends.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $425 - $395

Luxury King Studio

These two brand new 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $325 - $375

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $245 - $295

Queen Studio

This petite corner studio, with parking right outside your door, features a cozy queen bed adjacent to the gas fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD player and Whirlpool tub/shower in the bath. Please note, this room is located in the main building and does share a common wall with our lobby kitchen, although sound boarded, it’s not our most private accommodation. This room accommodates 2 persons maximum, regardless of age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $275

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Location Type

Secluded, Small town


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 7 miles

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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

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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.
  • Cancellations: Should you need to cancel all or part of your reservation, we must receive notice of no less than seven (7) days prior to your current scheduled arrival date. All cancellations will be subject to a $20.00 processing fee. Those cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior to your current arrival date will be nonrefundable unless your accommodations are rebooked for all portions of your stay. This policy pertains to early checkouts as well.



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!


Special Package

For That Special Occasion Or Just Becuase

For that Special Occasion or “Just Because” Package Bottle of Chandon Champagne with 2 Logo Souvenir Flutes to keep, two (2) 60 Minute Sanctuary Massages in the privacy of your own Studio or Suite, and a Spa Pamper Basket with floating BUD Duck. Unlimited DVD selection and Breakfast Buffet.

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