The Vagabond's House

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Beach nearby
Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Vagabond's House

The Vagabond's House

4.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
4th and Dolores, Carmel, CA, 93921

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarmel Plaza6 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarmel Beach10 min walk
  • Popular Location17-Mile Drive18 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)9 min drive

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About this area


The Vagabond's House is located in Northwest Carmel, a neighborhood in Carmel, and is in a shopping district and near the beach. Pebble Beach Golf Links and Fisherman's Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Munras Avenue are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • Carmel Plaza - 6 min walk
  • Carmel Beach - 10 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 18 min walk
  • Tor House - 4 min drive
  • Carmel Mission Basilica - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 16 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 9 min drive

About this property

The Vagabond's House

4-star Carmel bed & breakfast in Northwest Carmel, walk to Carmel Beach
Along with a full-service spa, this bed & breakfast has coffee/tea in a common area and massage/treatment rooms. Free continental breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception. Additionally, concierge services, a computer station, and express check-out are onsite.
The Vagabond's House offers 13 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and bathrobes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 55-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels and Netflix.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa Studio has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Languages spoken

English, Japanese, Spanish

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
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
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Treatment room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Down comforter
  • Extra futon mattress (surcharge)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property requires guests planning to arrive with more than 2 total guests in their party to contact this property in advance.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Key retrieval, private entrance


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
3 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
Food and water bowls and pet-sitting services are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5 per stay

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Futon bed fee: USD 15 per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5 per stay

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, debit card, or cash deposit 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
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Vagabond's House Inn Carmel
Vagabond's House Inn
Vagabond's House Carmel
Vagabond's House
Vagabond's House B&B Carmel
Vagabond's House B&B
The Vagabond's House Carmel
The Vagabond's House Bed & breakfast
The Vagabond's House Bed & breakfast Carmel

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 73 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 73 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 73 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 73 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 73 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We LOVED staying here and didn’t want to leave!! It was quaint and quiet and the everything was so thoughtfully complete (breakfast, the room layout, check-in process, etc). The rooms were immaculate and newly renovated, the communication from the staff was top notch, and the service was incredible. Vagabond’s House is positioned closely to the “happenings” in Carmel, but far enough away where you weren’t disturbed or bothered. I’m a few words, this place is a little slice of Heaven. We LOVED our stay and cannot wait to come back!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is quiet and quaint with a charming, somewhat old-fashioned design. The rooms surround a cobblestone courtyard with lots of greenery, an outside fireplace with a table and some very low-seating chairs. Technology was up-to-date with Wifi, big-screen TV, texting communication with staff and charging ports on the lamps. Breakfast was also very nice with fresh fruit and fresh bagels - as well as other options like cereal, eggs, cream cheese, jam, coffee and/or tea. The staff were mostly very helpful and friendly with the exception of one person (the manager/owner I think). What I didn't like was the inconvenient parking down a steep hill away from the property - and the lack of consideration for accessibility. There was no place to unload except on the steep hilly street - no mention of any of this on the website. For someone with disabilities, it was very challenging. The staff did offer to help with unloading, which was nice. But I would think twice about staying there if you are physically challenged. The cobblestone grounds make walking with a cane or walker very difficult.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Super cool place!
One of the best converted motel/apartment inn's I've ever been to. Very well appointed, great service, and super hip without being snotty. Super close to everything you'll want in Carmel, but also feels a little off the beaten path.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed here with my two teenage kids (ages 17 and 19) for 3 nights last week. I choose The Vagabond’s House after doing extensive research on places to stay in Carmel and I can truly say it was the best decision! It is a small quaint “inn” with a bed and breakfast feel. The courtyard and fire pit with garden and trickling fountain was an amazing spot to have coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoons. There is a self-serve barista in the “office” which is a charming room with fireplace and someone is always at the desk for any of your needs. Breakfast is brought to your room every morning at the time you choose. Wine, cheese and crackers start at 4:00 each afternoon. We stayed in Room 3 which is on the first floor right by the fountain which I could see and hear from my bed. No air conditioner, but we were very comfortable with the windows open at night. There was a king size bed with a twin with trundle in a window nook, perfect for the 3 of us. The bathroom was huge with a beautiful soaking tub and separate shower with heated tile floors. And along with all of these amazing things were Randall, Thomas and Ian, who were the ultimate hosts—so welcoming and friendly and someone always available to take care of your every need. I highly recommend and will definitely be back one day!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021