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Wayside Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed in a two queen room. Next to another room, but heard nothing. The bed was super comfortable. The room had 1 1/2 bathroom, so that helped for two people getting ready at the same time. The wifi worked well. The customer service was excellent. The parking lot stalls were tight, but if it was full the inn provided vouchers for free street parking and really no need for driving because the location is walking distance to everything in Carmel By The Sea. The deluxe continental breakfast was awesome: you were provided a menu, you picked up to three items including drinks and the time you wanted it because the staff brought it to your room! This place was beautiful...I'm coming back!!!

For 34 yrs we stayed at the Dolphin Inn and many other hotels, but I can honestly say I was nicely surprised at the quality of the Wayside Inn. We stayed in the Standard suite, and loved having that extra room to spend our time in. The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the breakfast delicious, especially the quiche! We came for our 35th Anniversary last December , so it was a bit cool in the morning. Having the fireplace to turn on and the coffee maker in the room was great! We stayed again in May and will be back in December. We highly recommended the ambiance and the service .

Our room was awesome with a king bed, jacuzzi tub and fireplace. Lovely shutters. The patio was very nice also but we were unable to use it as it was too cold. The room was very relaxing and spa like. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and out stay. The breakfast was great with a vegi quiche and yummy scones. Big bathroom with separate walk in shower. Really nothing more you could ask for...and yet they had it...cookies in the lobby for a treat before bed. The wifi was not very good in our room. Excellent location - right downtown. Walk to Everything!!

Each morning, breakfast was delivered to our room and we opened the French doors to Carmel. Exquisitely decorated and only one block from the Main Street with numerous shops and restaurants. Didn't want to leave.

We picked this place randomly and we're delighted with our choice. The staff is super nice,the location is great and most importantly the room(s) was terrific. We had a living bedroom and bathroom all furnished very nicely and the bed was so comfortable. Can you tell we really liked this place?!! We'd come back here for sure.

We have been to Carmel many times but this was our first time at this hotel. We love to stay right in the downtown area and this location was great. Check in was efficient and our room was lovely. The only negatives were that the walls were very thin. We were in a downstairs room and could hear the conversation and footsteps (lots of creaking noises) in the room above us. The breakfast delivered to our room was very nice, however, it would be nice if fresh fruit were offered and if the hot selection would change daily (the same quiches were offered both days). The cookies and tea in the lobby were great, but it would be nice if cold water were available as well. Many of the inns in the downtown area offer this as well as wine in the afternoon. Wayside should offer the same especially at their price point.

Lovely small inn in great location in Carmel. Nice, large, clean room. Comfortable beds. Good breakfast delivered to room. Coffee, tea and snacks in the lobby. Good value. On-site parking. Definitely recommend.

My family and I recently stayed at the Wayside Inn. Our room was recently updated and the room itself was very clean; however, the location of our room really made our stay not so great. Our room was located next to the employee's break room and had an entire night of disrupted sleep while we were there. Our room was also on the first floor, which made my family and I did not feel hundred percent safe during our short stay as well. During check-in, I would highly recommend asking where your room will be located to avoid noise disruptions.

Immaculate, conveniently located in downtown Carmel, and professionally run. We enjoyed a stay in a two room suite with full kitchen and gas fireplace. You order breakfast the night before that is delivered to your room at a time you choose. We selected a vegetarian quiche that was delicious. Snacks are available in the lobby as well as coffee, decaf, and tea.

Stayed there overnight as part of a cruise up the coast. We stayed in the newly renovated section. Large space with 2 comfortable queen size beds and luxurious bedding. Fireplace, large bathroom with separate sink and coffee area so golf buddies playing at Pebble or the other courses could stay here also. Superb breakfast included in room. Would be nice to have a dining space in common area since we had a large party (family of six) but great food made up for it. Highly recommend if in Carmel as it is in town/shopping area.

7th Avenue & Mission Street Carmel CA

Carmel Beach is a short stroll from Wayside Inn, and other popular attractions like Pebble Beach Golf Links are within a few miles (5 km). This 22-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located in central Carmel, the hotel is also near Lone Cypress Pine and Point Lobos State Reserve.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.

All 22 rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Free local calls, free bottled water, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Wayside Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a fireplace in the lobby. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 276 reviews