Wayside Inn Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Carmel, California, United States

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Cons

  • No fitness center or spa
  • Thin walls means neighborly noise can be bothersome

Bottom Line

The 22-room Wayside Inn is a motel-style building with a parking lot in the front that slightly cheapens its facade. But despite the first impression, the inn is quaint and charming -- ivy climbs the brick walls, many rooms have balconies, and pretty flowers line the walkways. The rooms don French- or English-cottage decor, which can feel either cozy or tired, depending on your taste. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and iPod docks, and many have fireplaces. But the real highlight of the hotel is its downtown location -- just don't expect much in the way of extra amenities.

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 Location

In downtown Carmel, a 15-minute walk away from Carmel Beach

Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Carmel, the hotel is situated in an area that offers a charming, quaint vibe with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cute shopping boutiques within walking distance. With the free off-street parking, it's the perfect place to park the car and walk to explore the area. While the beach isn't immediately accessible (it's about a 15-minute walk), it's still fairly easy to get to, especially if guests opt for taking the car.

  • 1-hour and 30-minute drive to San Jose International Airport
  • 2-hour drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to various restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops
  • 8-minute walk to Forest Theater
  • 15-minute walk to Carmel Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Carmel Mission
  • 6-minute drive to Tor House, home of famous poet Robinson Jeffers
  • 9-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • 9-minute drive to Gravity Garden, a sculpture garden
  • 12-minute drive to Point Lobos, a park with beautiful ocean views

 Bottom Line

The 22-room Wayside Inn is a motel-style building with a parking lot in the front that slightly cheapens its facade. But despite the first impression, the inn is quaint and charming -- ivy climbs the brick walls, many rooms have balconies, and pretty flowers line the walkways. The rooms don French- or English-cottage decor, which can feel either cozy or tired, depending on your taste. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and iPod docks, and many have fireplaces. But the real highlight of the hotel is its downtown location -- just don't expect much in the way of extra amenities.

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Address

  • Mission St and 7th, Carmel By the Sea, CA, 93921

Room Types

  • Deluxe King Room
  • Deluxe King Suite
  • Double Queen Suite
  • Premium King Suite
  • Premium Suite W/ Kitchen
  • Standard Two Queens Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 22
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Carmel, California
Address: Mission St and 7th, Carmel By the Sea, CA, 93921
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