The Normandy Inn

Ocean Avenue between Monte Verde Street and Casanova StreetCarmel-by-the-Sea93921USA
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About The Normandy Inn

The Normandy Inn is 3-star rated and has a cottage like appeal. It’s within easy walking distance of downtown Carmel’s restaurants, shops and galleries.

French themed rooms at The Normandy Inn feature free WiFi, tea and coffee maker, color TV with satellite or cable channels, hairdryer, iron / board and telephone with free local calls. Further options include suites and 3-bedroom cottages with fireplace, vaulted ceiling and 4-poster bed.

Communal services include a seasonal outdoor pool, extensive gardens, 24-hour reception, sun terrace, lobby microwave and free self parking.

A complimentary continental breakfast is available, in addition to afternoon sherry. Later, local restaurants include Portabella, Portofino, Grill on Ocean Avenue and the Cottage.

Almost adjacent to the hotel are Carmel Plaza and Galante Vinyards.  Carmel Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links and River State Beach are approximately an hour away. Fisherman’s Walk is a journey of 4 miles.


Ocean Avenue between Monte Verde Street and Casanova Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 93921, USA
Telephone: +1(831)6243825 | Fax: +1(831)6244614 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

French connections.

Decorated and furnished using rural French themes, the hotel and rooms evoke great charm and immediate relaxation. From the quality linens and a sense of French luxury, all aspects relax the guest into an unusually themed, French and cottage like atmosphere. The 'Normandy' Inn is well named.

Close to amenities.

The friendly staff here will direct you to a range of attractions, many of which are an easy walk away. Shops, yummy restaurants and the beach, all fall into this category.

Time warped tariffs.

Noted by 'regular' visitors-and encouragingly, there are plenty of them -the hotel is continually being upgraded and yet the tariffs seem to be unchanging and set in stone.

Negative Reviews

Let's start a French Revolution

All talk of authentic charm goes out of the window-*if you can find one that opens! Heat in the rooms is intense and yet there is no air conditioning ... not even a hand held fan! Sacre bleu! Staff can have a touch of 'les miserables' and be somewhat stroppy when faced with tackling complaints. Off with their heads!

Petit parking.

OK, parking is free, but available spaces total just 8. Ergo, the majority of guests are deprived of parking spaces and forced to roam the streets in order to park 'l'auto' . They seek them here; they seek them there ... but parking spaces remain illusive.

Authentic-or just plain dated

Rooms are small and seem to have been last upgraded in the 60s. Beds are uncomfortable. Sound insulation doesn't exist so, if you have a top floor room, at least there's no-one above you.Another 'wheeze' is to make sure that your room isn't one of those located on the constantly busy street corner.

Rating Overview

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8.7 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 1569 reviews