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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.9/5 Good
993 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • 24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationCarmel Mission Basilica13 min walk
Popular LocationSunset Center4 min drive
AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)9 min drive
Popular LocationCarmel River State Beach10 min drive

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  • Basic Room, 1 King Bed

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsBasic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Basic Double Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsBasic Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Studio (Cottage with Kitchenette)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio (Cottage with Kitchenette)
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsCottage, 2 Bedrooms
  • Single Room, 1 Double Bed

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSingle Room, 1 Double Bed

About this area


Located in Carmel, Carmel River Inn is near the beach. 17-Mile Drive and Carmel Mission Basilica are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Fisherman's Wharf and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and hiking/biking trails. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Carmel Mission Basilica - 13 min walk
  • Sunset Center - 4 min drive
  • Tor House - 7 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 9 min drive
  • Carmel River State Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Salinas Station - 29 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 9 min drive


  • Starbucks - 7 min walk
  • Rio Grill - 8 min walk
  • R.G. Burgers - 9 min walk
  • Cafe Stravaganza - 11 min walk
  • Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria - 15 min walk

About this property

Carmel River Inn

Carmel motel in Mission Fields, near Carmel Beach
This smoke-free motel features a seasonal outdoor pool, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are onsite. All 40 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Balconies or patios, premium bedding, and portable fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Carmel River Inn offers 40 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Carmel motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in from 3 PM - midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

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Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
The seasonal pool will be open from April to November
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Property is also known as

Carmel River
Carmel River Inn
River Inn Carmel
Carmel River Hotel Carmel
Carmel River Inn Motel
Carmel River Inn Carmel
Carmel River Inn Motel Carmel

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Carmel River Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Carmel River Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Carmel River Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Carmel River Inn?
As of Jul 14, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Carmel River Inn on Aug 9, 2020 start from $148, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this motel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–8:00 PM.
Is this motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight.
What time is check-out at Carmel River Inn?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is this motel located?
Located in Mission Fields, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Barnyard and Carmel Mission Basilica. Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Carmel River Inn

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This place was amazing. This is a perfect place to get away and enjoy Carmel. The studios are clean, well kept and adorable. My boyfriend and I traveled with our little dachshund for a 3 day weekend and we spent majority of that time on the property, just relaxing. Stores are close enough to walk. Quick drive gets you to the main streets and beaches so easy. The instructions with social distancing guidelines are practiced and straight forward here. They are doing a great job at making guests feel safe and cared for during this Covid time. The front desk made check in/out so easy, honestly best experience I’ve had with head of desk services. Pool area was very clean. Our dog loved the little gated porch areas. This is an awesome place for dogs with responsible owners! Overall the property and our stay was perfect. We loved it so much that we decided to go back later in the year!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I was not sure if I was getting a cabin or a 2 bedroom in the main lodge, so we got the 2 bedroom that is in the main lodge and I guess you need to contact the motel to get the cabins because all that was avail when I booked as 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom. I did not mind thou it was clean and had a mini refrig. No microwave due to COVID 19 and pool is 1 family at a time for now

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

So quiet and beautiful. A lot of construction going on, and you’d never know. One ground keeper even brought us an extra porch chair. Then, without me asking he brought us a little table for the chairs. Lovely stay.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Love the individual cottages, especially when traveling with pets.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020