The Hideaway Junipero St./8th Ave., 2 blks. from downtown, (831) 625-5222. 24 rooms; 2 stories. Some gas fireplaces and kitchens. Afternoon snack; buffet breakfast. Pets ok. No onsite parking; plenty of free street parking.
Built motel-style around a central courtyard with fire pit, this property makes good use of lovely river stones from the Carmel River. Hot and cold drinks are available in the lobby from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and in the afternoon, wine and small snacks are provided for a guest gathering. The European-style breakfast buffet can be enjoyed inside, or out on the often-sunny central patio. Cruiser bikes are available for use at no charge.
Rooms are decorated in a sleek contemporary style in neutral tones. All but two rooms have king beds (the other two are queens). Some rooms have a microfiber couch that folds out to a queen-size bed. Three rooms have a standard bathtub. Toiletries are in large unbranded bottles and to be used on site only, but a small and fragrant slice of lavender hand soap is provided. In this U-shaped building, all guest rooms face the common courtyard; corner room 17 is particularly spacious and includes a view of the far-off ocean.
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|guest room bed at The Hideaway in Carmel, California|
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|guest room sitting area at The Hideaway in Carmel, California|
|breakfast at The Hideaway in Carmel, California|
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