History of the Monte Verde Inn

The records from the 1900s are a bit inconclusive, but the Monte Verde Inn apparently started as an apartment complex in downtown Carmel. Mary L. Hamlin owned the property in 1915, and in 1921 she built two buildings on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Monte Verde Street that were called the El Monte Verde Apartments. The property passed to Ethel P. Young in 1925 and the apartments were managed by her daughter, Virginia Stanton, whose husband, Robert, was a renowned Monterey Peninsula architect and builder. He built the Normandy Inn on the property in 1936, perhaps moving the apartment buildings around the corner to the hotel's current location just southwest of Ocean Avenue on Monte Verde. The initial mention of the Monte Verde Inn came in 1958 in the city directory. Robert Stanton designed a number of buildings in Monterey County, most notably the Monterey County Court House and the King City Joint Union High School Auditorium, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He also worked closely with renowned sculptor and artist Joseph “Jo” Mora on several of his projects. Richard and Virginia Stanton were both respected philanthropists later in their lives, including establishing the Robert and Virginia Stanton Endowment Fund for The Community Foundation for Monterey County. Virginia Stanton was the party and entertainment editor of House Beautiful magazine and was one of the founders and a major donor for the Stanton Center and Maritime Museum, now home to the Museum of Monterey.

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GUEST ROOMS

Each of our individually decorated rooms offers a wealth of amenities that include a refrigerator, television, signature sherry, coffee maker & tea, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, luxury bath amenities, and plush robes. Some rooms offer a balcony or deck. Some have fireplaces. In the morning, we deliver a delicious Continental breakfast basket to your door.

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OCEAN VIEW CONDO – $429
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This modern condo has full kitchen, living room with fireplace, double balcony and queen sleeper sofa. Master bedroom features queen bed and marble bathroom with skylight.

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KING DELUXE ROOM – $249
Room 5:  full description and photos

Large street level room, king bed, wood burning fireplace, mini fridge, and shower.

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KING COURTYARD ROOM – $229
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This courtyard room features a king bed with large windows and skylight to let the sun in. Located in a private area of the property gives you the rest you deserve.

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DOUBLE QUEEN SUITE – $349
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Large family suite, two queen beds, separate sitting room with a day bed, claw foot bathtub and separate shower.

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QUEEN FIREPLACE ROOM – $209
Room 1:  full description and photos

Queen bed, bathroom with tub/shower combination.

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QUEEN COURTYARD ROOM – $209
Room 8:  full description and photos

This room features a courtyard view, queen bed and rustic decor give the feeling of staying in an Inn from the Old world.

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QUEEN ROOM – $209
Room 9:  full description and photos

Private and cozy queen bed room with private side deck to the south.

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QUEEN DELUXE ROOM – $269
Room 7:  full description and photos

Cozy deluxe room with a queen sized bed, shower/tub, plus a private deck.

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QUEEN DELUXE FIREPLACE ROOM – $249
Room 11:  full description and photos

Luxurious queen bed, shared deck, large flat screen TV, claw foot bathtub and separate marble shower.

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QUEEN DELUXE ROOM – $249
Room 12:  full description and photos

Luxurious queen bed, shared deck, separate tub and marble walk in shower.

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CASA DE CARMEL KING ROOMS – $229
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These nicely upgraded rooms feature a king size bed, luxury linens, polished wood floors, mini refrigerator, tiled tub/shower combination, flat screen TV with cable, hair dryer, coffee maker and imported bath amenities.

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CASA DE CARMEL QUEEN ROOMS – $229
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These tastefully decorated rooms feature a comfy queen size bed, luxury linens, polished wood floors, refrigerator, tiled tub/shower combination, flat screen TV with cable, hair dryer, coffee maker and imported bath amenities.