See Why Past Guests Think We are One of the Best Places to Stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

The award-winning Pine Inn offers historic elegance and unparalleled service – not to mention a picture-perfect location in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. Read what recent guests have to say about us, and then experience our very special hotel for yourself!

The Pine Inn is our Favorite hotel in Carmel By The Sea!!

We've been staying here throughout the years! This outstanding Historical & Beautiful Inn has The Best location with well-appointed, unique rooms. Take a short walk to the ocean and the gorgeous beach! You're also just steps away from wonderful shopping and fabulous restaurants! Plus a terrific staff who attends to every need!! We highly recommend the Pine Inn!! "The Pine Inn is in an ideal location for Carmel visitors. Restaurants, galleries, shops, and the public beach were all easily walkable. Our room was beautifully decorated and while small in area it suited us very well.

I cannot wait to go back again!

​This hotel could not have a better location, mere blocks from Carmel Beach, on Ocean Avenue within walking distance to dining/shopping/galleries/wine tasting, and it houses one of our favorite restaurants and bakeries. We were there on Presidents' Weekend, and at least one of the pro golfers was staying there too. I'm a heavy sleeper so the outside ambient noise didn't bother me at all, and given Carmel's general vibe combined with covid, the streets were very quiet by 10pm. Our ground-floor room had windows that faced the street and I felt very safe. Room #3 has three beds: two queens plus a pull-out couch that my daughter chose to sleep on bc it had it's own TV. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I will say that the free wifi wasn't working as well in our room because the hotel was at capacity, but the front desk person was helpful in troubleshooting. BYO beach towels. This was our first time staying here and I cannot wait to go back again!

Friendly and helpful

We arrived during covid and were very impressed by their precautions, as well as their attempts to help us navigate the town for a relaxing and fun week. The front desk was very helpful from day one. The only downside was that they were unable to provide their normal excellent breakfast buffet due to the pandemic.

Beautiful hotel

We stayed here for our anniversary and wow!
Very romantic.
The hospitality was impeccable!
This hotel turns out to be the most historical hotel in the area and was beautifully renovated.
We will definitely be coming back!

The Pine Inn is the most beautiful hotel in Carmel

"The Pine Inn is the most beautiful hotel in Carmel with a premier location three blocks from the beach. Located on the Main Street of the charming village, Ocean Avenue, the hotel restaurant, bar and large Gazebo coffee shop offer top quality."

A place to either explore for the first time, or return to whenever possible

"Both Pine Inn and Carmel by the Sea were an absolute delight to my husband and I. We stayed here because Pat wanted to play a round at Pebble Beach, which he achieved to his delight. Luckily for me, there were shops, galleries and the Concours de Elegance taking place, so my day was full as well. Overall I would recommend both this destination and Pine Inn as a place to either explore for the first time, or return to whenever possible. We are from Australia so coming back soon will not be possible for us for a few years. Thanks, Jenny & Pat "

Wonderful experience at Pine Inn

"We had yet another wonderful experience at Pine Inn. The location of the Inn is so convenient. Their attention to detail and customer service is excellent. If you need directions or suggestions for site-seeing, they are very helpful."

Tastefully decorated and very clean

"It's hard to beat the Pine Inn for location in Carmel if your plan is to explore the nooks and crannies of this delightful town. The room was tastefully decorated and very clean, the beds were comfortable and the tub was luxurious (especially with a "bath bomb" from the Lush store located in the hotel complex!). My room was just steps away from the on-site Il Fornaio coffee bar which provided my early morning "cuppa Joe" and a bakery treat."

Charming place to stay

"The Palm Inn is an old hotel with character. Carmel is always a charming place to stay and this hotel is right there. Right in the “middle”. Perfect for a relaxing stay. Very nice staff. Good breakfast and also a bakery shop."

Absolutely lovely

"We stayed here for just one night and it was absolutely lovely. Relaxed and personal service with interesting decor and every amenity we could have asked for. In an ideal location with loads of interesting shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Would definitely recommend."