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Carmel Lodge

Carmel Lodge welcomes one dog up to 70 lbs for an additional fee of $35 per night, and two dogs up to 70 lbs for $45 per night. Dogs may not be left unattended at any time. Cats are not allowed.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
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The Carmel Lodge is conveniently located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and is just steps from everything this charming European style village has to offer. Shaded by towering Monterey pines and cooled by ocean breezes, the Carmel Lodge's three, two-story buildings offer 38 cozy guest rooms and is only two blocks from famed Ocean Avenue and a relaxing stroll to Carmel Beach. The Standard queen and king guest rooms provides an affordable means to experience Carmel-by-the-Sea. The premium rooms feature larger bedrooms and baths with a refrigerator, coffee maker and hair dryer. Some of the premium rooms have a wet bar and microwave, while three of the premium rooms have fireplaces. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily in the lobby. In addition, Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company coffee is served fresh throughout the day.The Carmel Lodge offers Free parking for guests as well as Free wireless internet which spans throughout the property. So take a break from life and bring your best friend to one of the greatest dog loving towns in America. A two-night minimum is required on most weekends.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Carmel Lodge has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Carmel Lodge has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 704 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Denise
    Aug. 4, 2021
    Great Location

    Carmel Lodge was in a great central location which made it perfect for exploring the town, wine tasting and dinners! Puppy approved! 🐾

  • Marcy
    Jul. 31, 2021
    Good, but with a caveat

    There are many good about this hotel--the location is perfection, right in the heart of Carmel so everything is within an easy walking distance. They are indeed dog friendly and the staff there were very helpful and accommodating. Excellent service all around and lots of parking on site. The rooms were very clean. With the exception of the bed which was very comfortable, the rooms are very dated and in need of an update (or at least the room I was in). It was very foggy and damp in Carmel and the room felt very humid and sticky the entire time I was there. There was no AC to dispel the humidity so that was a bit uncomfortable for sleeping. Expensive rates for a mid-week stay, but I don't fault them for that--that appears to be the going rate range for staying in the center of Carmel.

  • James
    Jul. 31, 2021
    Nice stay in Carmel

    We wanted to get out of the heat of the Sacramento Valley for a few days and take our pup to the coast. Carmel is known as one of the dog friendliest towns In California so we started looking in that area. We settled on the Carmel Lodge for a few of reasons, they are dog friendly, proximity to all that is Carmel, and they offer a decent size room for the money. Staying in Carmel mid-summer is never inexpensive, but waiting to the last minute afforded us a pretty decent rate based upon midweek occupancy.

    The lodge is nothing fancy. The staff was all nice. There is ample parking and selection of rooms. We booked a Premium King and asked for an upstairs room. We stayed in Room 39, which is on the second floor. The rooms are kind of cool as they have split doors. You can close the bottom and open the top to cool the room. The windows are all original crank open style. With the windows and half door open it cools off nicely. Pre-COVID they offered a lite breakfast, but now they have breakfast bars, a basket of fruit, and coffee available in the office. It certainly was all we needed.

    The lodge is approximately 10 blocks from Carmel Beach. We walked it multiple times with our dog. It’s a nice walk through Ocean Street and past all of the cute shops. The beach is well worth it, especially if you take your pup. This is the only beach around that allows dogs off leash I am told. A majority of the local restaurants allow dogs for patio/outdoor dining. I recommend reservations at any of the restaurants nearby.

    This lodge is situated in a good location for Carmel activities, the lodge is older but clean and well kept. If you are looking to take a trip to the area and stay in Carmel, especially with a dog, consider the Carmel Lodge.

  • Carly
    Jun. 2, 2021
    Great Location!

    This was in the heart of my favorite little city! Close to everything, and it's dog friendly. If you don't mind some noise from other guests this is a great place to stay with your pet. Would have loved to have a fridge in the room.

  • Jasmine
    Oct. 23, 2020
    Carmel Lodge

    Location is great close to everything. Room was decent and due to COVID no continental breakfast was offered but they did offered coffee and tea. Overall good service. I would go back.

  • Cynthia
    Dec. 22, 2018
    Great Room!

    After making a reservation, I was offered a complimentary upgrade, to Room 35! There is a Bar sink and refrigerator and microwave in a separate room. It’s a
    large square footage room with windows on three sides and a fireplace. Also, Extremely clean! There’s a Table by the door and another small table between two chairs on the opposite wall. A Small TV and a large fan in the closet. There’s a Gate next to the room that opens onto the street and a Large parking lot. Also, a Barnyard door for receiving the breakfast service tray! Lots of fruit on that tray each morning! The room is located at the end on the Bottom floor. Across the street is Casanova (a very old and romantic restaurant). There’s a deli a half block down and the Hogs Breath is 1/2 block down the street. Also, a really nice and welcoming Italian restaurant called Giovanni‘s one block down. I found it very Pet friendly! Staff was very welcoming.

  • Kaitlynq on May. 29, 2020
  • Jason on Nov. 25, 2019
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