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Carmel Garden Inn

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NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, P.O. Box 5547, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Carmel Garden Court Inn)
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Ranked #3 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014
Jessica E Arroyo Grande, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arroyo Grande, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

First off, let me say that my boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Inn. We were just on a weekend getaway and needed a clean, affordable place. We stayed in the Iris room. The room is small but comfortable and thankfully has a DVD player and flat screen tv (they have wireless internet but my laptop didn't want... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for alerting us about our missing smoke detector and changing the way we inspect our rooms for guests. We've not bothered to look for them because they are always there but apparently they can disappear. Iris, in fact was missing its' detector and the screws to hold it were in place as described. We immediately checked all the... More 

Agoura Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In October 2014, my wife and I stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn for 5 nights for a reunion with 5 couples. This was an ideal setting for our gathering. The owners, Julian and Susan are very friendly, helpful and did a number of special things for our group to help make the reunion memorable. Our room was the Heather,... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Your words reflect our feelings as well...you and your group made our fall complete! What fun to share with you and enjoy our Inn and our wonderful little village. As i mentioned, we are going to promote groups of folks seeking a larger common area and gardens than most B&Bs afford. Also, because we only have ten rooms, we can... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is truly a wonderful place to stay. - The room was spacious and very pretty. It has a fireplace and a sitting area. The bed was really comfortable. - Afternoon cheese and wine was really good. Breakfast was fantastic with freshly cooked french toast and sausage. - Staff are very friendly. They shared with you what you need to... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Your review is especially appreciated because as we have more guests stay with us from Singapore, we need to know that what our visitors from Singapore expect is in line with what we offer. Thank you so much! We have more than a hundred and fifty years of living in Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula between us all and we... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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214 reviews 214 reviews
51 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Spent a night in their Lavender Room which boasts a private patio, a cute kitchenette/sitting area, king bed, wood-burning fireplace...First of all, if you are going for a romantic get-away, this room is a great choice: you can snuggle up with a lovely fire (all set and ready to go when you arrive) and the frig allows you to keep... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! For your praise of our rooms, gardens, service, food and wine. Since we purchased the Inn, our focus has been on our gardens and food/wine, attempting to bring holiness with quality to your experiences staying with us. Thanks to your review, we know we are continuing to succeed in our endeavor. We have owned five Inns in Carmel... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Lovely room, private outdoor patio with table and chairs. Fireplace, great king bed, super towels, strong shower, good breakfast, really nice staff. Easy walk to everything. Good restaurant recommendations. Walk to the bay early for beautiful light.

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Your word "perfect" gives us a lot to live up to. But know that having your review and having all of us read it, says we are succeeding in our efforts to provide a really fine quality experience, not just a good room in which to stay. We love our patio units as you have said. Large roomy and affording... More 

Davis, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is an older property, converted apartments. The rooms are cramped and most of the furnishings are old (not "antique" old, just old), other than the bed which was new (and VERY nice, thank you). Breakfast was nice but there was little variety. If you didn't like what they made for you each morning, you had fruit and hard boiled... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review. We also certainly agree with the quality of the beds. After spending the night in one of the suites at our Inn, we ordered the same bed for our home that are in all our rooms. And your comments about us and our staff are very rewarding. The housekeepers read the reviews at my encouragement... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My flight was cancelled out of Monterey and I thought it would be a nice opportunity to spend another night in Carmel. Well, it was time we'll spent at the Carmel Garden Inn. It is just a delightfully charming place. The room was well appointed and certainly spacious enough. A very comfortable bed with top notch linens on bed and... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

You certainly have pleased us with both your visit at our Inn and your comments. You have highlighted so many of the results of our efforts over the past 18 months since purchasing the Inn: the beds, linens, bistro dining room, gardens, food and comradery both between and with our guests. Thank you so much, We all look forward to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was our first experience in a bed and breakfast so we were not sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised from the moment we checked in. Check in was smooth and recommendations for dinner were given when asked. The wine and cheese in the late afternoon was delicious as was the breakfast - try the granola! It was... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Susan and i have traveled in Europe and the East Coast of the US many times and we always stay in small inns or Bed and Breakfasts. Your review (thank you very much for this) highlights some of our reasons for selecting B&Bs: nice dining area to meet other guests and talk of shared experiences, no 'canned' air, old world... More 

Ontario, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Our fabulous experience started with the booking. Julian sent a personal email to let us know all about our room and some of the different things to look forward to upon our arrival. When we arrived Julian sat with us to point out some excellent restaurants. He also made a point to let us know about all the spectacular places... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

It is by giving that one may receive. Thank you for letting us receive your words of praise and appreciation and giving us the opportunity to give. We all so enjoy our Inn and living and being in Carmel, the very special village. Right in the beginning when we bought the Inn, March 2013, we collectively decided to keep the... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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129 reviews 129 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We have been in contact with the inn keepers as we planned our upcoming visit in Carmel. They have been most helpful and even made us our dinner reservation for our first night's stay. We arrived today and were treated with a wine and cheese/ appetizer reception, which they do every evening. The hosts are super helpful and friendly. Our... More 

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Your praise and appreciation of all of us and our Inn is greatly valued. For more than forty years I have owned and operated Inns in the Monterey Peninsula. Some have been gems and some have been good but not great. Our Inn in Carmel now is by far the best of all seventeen. From the lovely gardens, to the... More 

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