Below are some of our recent reviews from Trip Advisor (2013):
"Guidebooks were 1-for-2 on our California trip and the Coachman's Inn was the winner. A great location, with shops, a grocery store and restaurants within a short distance, this was the perfect place to stay in Carmel. Starting with cookies and apple juice upon arrival and a very nice continental breakfast, delivered in a bucket, we really wish we could stay more than one night. The desk was accommodating and suggested a restaurant, Flying Fish, that was one of the very best we visited on our trip. We hope to return to Carmel someday, and, if we do, we will try to book rooms again at the Coachman's Inn."
"My husband and I recently returned from our honeymoon to California. We didn't plan our accommodation on the drive from San Fran to LA. We absolutely loved Carmel and knew we wanted to stay the night. We spotted the Coachmans inn and asked if they had any room free. It was a very warm welcome and the lady at the desk gave us a couple of keys to view which room we wanted. We picked a room on the ground floor so that we could park the car outside. The room was really cosy with a corner Jacuzzi bath and a fire. We were so pleased as it was a very reasonable price (for Carmel!) and was the perfect place for a stopover. They bake fresh cookies at about 4/5 pm. The peanut butter ones are amazing... The hotel is also very well located and you can walk to all of the shops and restaurants from there."
"We loved the location of this hotel--walking distance to restaurants, shops and galleries! The bed was comfortable and the room had nice little touches: continental breakfast brought to your door in a little pail at a time you specify, jacuzzi by appointment (privacy!) and cookies and cider at 5 PM each day in the hotel lobby. Very friendly/courteous staff!! We highly recommend this hotel!"
"We had a lovely two night stay here - beautifully decorated bedroom with two rocking armchairs which were so relaxing, coffee maker with little pods of coffee/hot chocolate, breakfast delivered to your door at requested time in a little pail with napkin - oj, cereals, milk, croissant then in the early evening there was apple cider & cookies from reception. Excellent location - central to town and lovely shops & restaurants nearby. Management happy to recommend local places to eat. Large ice machine half way along the top corridor behind a doorway labelled ICE. Parked up and left the car there for three days as walked everywhere in Carmel - beach, shops, restaurants and little coffee shops in shopping precinct."
"We stayed here for two nights, 2 rooms, the week of March 12th, 2013. After a very disappointing 1 night at another hotel in Monterey, we arrived at the Coachman's Inn and asked if they had any rooms available for us, though we were without a reservation. To our delight, they did, and they saved our vacation! The rooms were spacious and clean (yes, they actually launder the comforter on the bed, unlike many other hotels!!), and the overall feeling of the inn is very rustic, romantic, and relaxing. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and made our Pomeranian that was traveling with us feel very welcome. The location was perfect for us since it is right in downtown Carmel, for we were able to walk through all the downtown shops, as well as to the beach. We highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a romantic time, or even as we did with having a family vacation. We definitely will stay here again!!"
Stayed here for 2 nights this past weekend of 3/16/13. -Wish we could have stayed longer...Since it was a first for me and my family to be staying in an Inn, I wasn't expecting much. But as soon as we arrived and opened the door to our room, I was glad I chose the Coachman's Inn. The room was spacious, clean and well supplied with the basic necessities to make your stay comfortable. You also get to enjoy their spa/sauna privately as there's only 1 key and you have to reserve your time of use. Privacy! The breakfast was delivered at the exact time you requested. My kids got so excited seeing the 2 baskets of "goodies" for their morning meal. The staff are all so nice and the cider & cookies they serve at 5pm was a welcome treat. The place is in the heart of Carmel and steps away from all the shops. ...It's only been 2 days since we left Carmel and we already miss our room at the Coachman's Inn. We would definitely be back (my kids are already asking to be back next month!)!! And we've actually recommended the place to our friends already! It's pricey, but worth it!"