General Policies

Our weekend policy is either a Friday and Saturday, or a Saturday and Sunday, or Friday, Saturday and Sunday combination.

We require a deposit of the first night’s room rate at the time of booking. We have a 7-day cancellation policy, unless it is a special event (see below).

Tax is in addition to the room rate: TOT tax (10%); TID tax ($1.00) and HID tax (1% of room rate).

policies monte verde inn carmel by the seaWe guarantee space and rate requirements only. Room types are guaranteed, not specific rooms, although every attempt will be made to accommodate your requests.

Cancellation Policy

Please cancel or make adjustments to your reservation prior to 7 days before check-in for a 100% return of your deposit.

Cancellations within 7 days before check-in will not be refunded and in some cases may incur additional cancellation fees. This same policy applies to early check-outs and last minute changes to your reservation.

Special Events, Retreats and Holidays may carry varying deposit and cancellation policies. Please refer to your confirmation literature for these specific policies or inquire at the time of booking your reservation.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with respect to these policies that are necessary for the successful management of a small inn.

Pet Policy

Canine pets are allowed in all rooms at Monte Verde Inn. There is a maximum of two dogs allowed. Charges of $30.00 per night for one pet and $50.00 per night for two pets will be applied to your reservation separately. You are 100% liable for any damages your pet causes to property, including damages to carpeting. (Please visit our “Pet-Friendly” page for more information.)

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.