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Carmel Wayfarer Inn

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King Room with Ocean View (Max 2 people) (2nd Floor) | Premium bedding, down comforters, individually decorated
Queen Room with 2 Queen Beds (Max 4 people) | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer
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Overview of Carmel Wayfarer Inn

Carmel Wayfarer Inn

3.0 star property
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA, 93921

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarmel Plaza4 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarmel Beach13 min walk
  • Popular Location17-Mile Drive18 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)8 min drive

Room options

About this area


Carmel Wayfarer Inn is located in Northwest Carmel, a neighborhood in Carmel, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Fisherman's Wharf. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Munras Avenue are also worth visiting. Kayaking and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Carmel Plaza - 4 min walk
  • Carmel Beach - 13 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 18 min walk
  • Carmel Mission Basilica - 3 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 14 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 8 min drive


  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro - 5 min walk
  • Dametra Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Carmel Bakery - 7 min walk
  • Carmel's Bistro Giovanni - 3 min walk
  • Vesuvio - 4 min walk

About this property

Carmel Wayfarer Inn

3-star hotel near Monterey Bay Aquarium
Close to Carmel Beach, Carmel Wayfarer Inn provides amenities like a garden and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, coffee/tea in the lobby, and multilingual staff
  • Motorized watercraft on site and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, central location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 17 individually furnished rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as amenities like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 25-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, daily housekeeping, and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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 on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Personal motorized watercraft

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Limited-hour front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden


  • No elevator


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Down comforter
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • 25-inch LCD TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 4:00 PM
Guests will receive key retrieval information

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 3 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 40 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Carmel Wayfarer
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
Wayfarer Carmel
Wayfarer Inn
Wayfarer Inn Carmel
Carmel Wayfarer Hotel Carmel
Carmel Wayfarer Inn Hotel
Carmel Wayfarer Inn Carmel
Carmel Wayfarer Inn Hotel Carmel

Frequently asked questions

Is Carmel Wayfarer Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay and a fee of USD 40 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?

As of Jun 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Carmel Wayfarer Inn on Jun 4, 2023 start from $116.0, 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.

How much is parking at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?

Check-in is from 3 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Carmel Wayfarer Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Carmel Wayfarer Inn located?

Located in Northwest Carmel, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel Plaza and Carmel Beach. 17-Mile Drive is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.




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Rating 6 - Okay. 183 out of 1002 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very sweet. Old needs a little updates. Great place location.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The rooms were perfect for us. Supercute and cozy. I appreciated the refrigerator and free coffee and tea. Close to the beach for a nice early walk.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This is an old Carmel property that appears to have new owners that are doing a fairly bad DIY remodel of the rooms. The Bad: No on-premise parking. Many stairs but no handrails. No kleenex or bedside clock. Very noisy plumbing. A really bad shower tile job - missing grout. Paint spattered on the windows. A very hard bed with cheap polyester linen and one blanket. The Good: Great Carmel location
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Poor attention to maintenance; light bulbs missing, blinds that did not function
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

phyllis s.

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
did not have breakfast included.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good

IRENE, Seattle

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel outside was dated but our room was nicely remodeled. Our room had a little water view through the trees. The room was spacious and location was very convenient. Parking lot was small but there was street parking. Only problem was front desk was not open 24/7, so when our carbon monoxide alarm was beeping, we needed to call the emergency line. Also, I had to request to have a coffee maker so I wouldn’t have to go down the stairs early in the morning to get hot water from the office. Overall, we liked it there and will stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

4/10 Poor


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Nice Bathroom & Spacious Rooms
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA