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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cameron Park, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I have stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn with our yellow lab, Halo 4 times and we have no desire to stay anywhere else! We started inviting friends to join us and they stay in another cottage and love it as much as we do! We join each other on one of our private patio's with our... More 

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

Curtis, Dennis and I just read your review. Brought slight tears of joy to our collective eyes. Thank you so very much,,,heartfelt sincere thanks! There are no more words to better describe how we feel other than wonderful! See you again and again soon, Julian and all of us. More 

Niteroi, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Carmel Garden Inn is a unique place to stay, with its different and cozy rooms and homemade breakfast. We had a great time there! Besides, they were really nice handling the incident of a package that had been left behind. Thanks to their attention and concern, we had the package delivered to our next destination. We would definitely go back... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us, and enjoying our homemade food. We love our bistro dining room and take pride in our gardens and the coziness of the rooms. We appreciate your comments. One of the things all of here at our Inn try to do is pay attention to little details and be genuinely concerned with our guests' needs.... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Maybe I be a little critical. Nice bathroom and king bed. Microwave and Refrig was on and cold. But no air conditioner to cool room readily available. Other less expensive places, more modern near by this place does have atmosphere

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

Thank you for your review and praise for our beds and bathroom. Since we totally remodeled the five bathrooms in our five patio suites, all of our guests are commenting on them. Thank you. I wish you had told us your room was a little warm. Since almost none of the Inns along the central coast of California have air... More 

Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We four sisters (dubbed the Golden Girls) enjoyed everything about our stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. The flowers, private sitting area, the staff, and everything about the Inn was a pleasant experience. The toilet paper and tissues folded like a fan were a fun surprise! We have been thoroughly spoiled! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and our... More 

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

You four are truly golden. Your time spent with us at our Inn gave immense joy and happiness to all of us, and even more impressively, to all our other guests. Thank you so much for your appreciation of our Inn, our service, our food and wine, and our staff. You are a model upon which we hope to build:... More 

San Dimas, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Julian, the Innkeeper, is so much fun, incredibly knowledgeable of the local area and restaurants as well as the history of Carmel. The staff treat you like family from the minute you check in until you check out. The home made breakfast and afternoon wine and snacks are fantastic and served in a quaint way. We will definitely return in... More 

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

What an incredible testimony to us. Thank you. Your praises are a reflection of yourselves, your energy, your joy in living and enjoying. Having you stay with us and hearing your story of yesteryear...oh my how very romantic. We cannot wait to have you stay with us again and share...Most warmly, Julian Susan Dennis Mary Curtis Betty and our housekeeping... More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was our second visit to Carmel and second time staying at the wonderful Carmel Garden Inn. We were there for four relaxing nights with our two Whippets, Ziggy and Zeppelin. The staff at the Garden Inn welcomed us back, just like old friends. During our previous visit we had stayed in the Fuchsia Room but this time we decided... More 

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

Wow! We are so specially pleased, all of us including our housekeeping staff, that your stay was so memorable and encompassed great food, wine, dinners, unusual sights, good stories but, most importantly for us, for you to have shared your enthusiasm and your two absolutely great Whippets with us and all our other guests. Susan and I have had silver... More 

Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My title should indicate our total satisfaction with this delightful and well-located 'gem'! Afternoon is a wine 'Happy Hour' where you get to chat with other guests and discover their tips for where to eat and shop (always a great idea when travelling as far as I'm concerned). Breakfasts were SO good that they sustained us until we headed out... More 

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

We take a great deal of satisfaction in preparing our breakfasts and wine party appetizers from scratch, all with fresh ingredients. Susan in constantly looking for new and interesting dishes. She recently created a cheese blintz with orange juice; a real hit. Thank you for your comments and for staying with us. We sure agree that having our dining room... More 

Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The best place to stay in Carmel. Peaceful intimate gardens and its Pet friendly!!! The staff is sweet and knowledgeable, I really enjoyed my stay even though it was for a quick business trip. They offered a full breakfast that included real eggs (which I very much appreciated). I have a major gluten allergy and it was so refreshing to... More 

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

When we purchased the Inn in March 2013, we all discussed what our focus would be to distinguish ourselves from the other fine Inns in Carmel. At the top of the list was food. Then the gardens, retaining the wood burning fireplaces and excellent beds and bedding. Thank you for your review and commenting on our edible goodies. Susan, Mary,... More 

San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The inn is on a quiet street a few blocks off the main drag and we were glad of that. Stayed one night at this property in the Jade Room. Advertised on their website as a small room, which it was, but the size did not detract from the comfort. The room was furnished in a homey fashion and had... More 

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

You give us a lot to live up to! Thank you... your positive review has been read by all our staff and it brought lots of pride and sense of accomplishment. Susan is constantly coming up with new recipes, Dennis is always busy in the Garden, Curtis is constantly fixing things, our housekeepers work incessantly and we all have a... More 

Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pros-The staff were lovely people and provided wonderful service. Got there just in time to enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese. Our beds were comfortable, and the room was very cutely decorated; had all the comforts of home. The patio and garden areas were lovely. Breakfast was nice; loved the homemade goodies. Would have liked to have had it delivered... More 

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

We so appreciate your review and praise of our beds, food, staff, and for staying with us. And of course to find our gardens wonderful is such a nice compliment to Dennis our innkeeper; past president of the Carmel Orchid Society and a lover of gardens and interesting plants. Next time please remember to ask us for breakfast to your... More 

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