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Carmel Garden Inn

NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Carmel Garden Court Inn)
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Ranked #4 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently returned from a 3-night stay at the Inn, and would definitely stay here again. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful, and the breakfasts were good. The innkeepers were very helpful with ideas about what to see and do, and also with diet restrictions, in our case a gluten-free requirement. They offered gluten-free homemade bread and gluten-free granola, as... More

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

Your comments and review are valued by all of us and our staff. Especially your mention of our attempts to accommodate food needs and allergies. I grew up with a severe allergy to cat hair and Susan to dust. Over the years we have gravitated to Inns and hotels that were sensitive to our concerns. We are very pleased your... More

Dixon, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our first time here. We came with another couple and had a wonderful time. The innkeepers, Julian and Susan, were very friendly and showed us great hospitality. The rooms were very quaint and cozy. We enjoyed sitting out in the patio/garden area the most. After an afternoon of shopping we returned to the inn for wine, smoked salmon... More

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

It certainly was enjoyable for us to have the four of you stay and let us participate in the fire pit party. Your comments bring back good memories for all of us. Thank you! It is so fun to have two couples or even three stay with us. A real party atmosphere. Thank you. Hope to see you again, Julian More

Morgan Hill, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is a fantastic place to stay, especially if you are looking for someplace pet friendly. The rooms are spotless & spacious, with all of the comforts needed. The attached patio was a perfect place for humans & dogs to relax. It's also walking distance to many restaurants. These folks definitely thought of everything to make each stay as... More

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

We appreciate your comments and fine review. Sure agree with the patio being a huge asset for out door privacy and openness in addition to the room. Gives a whole spacious opulence to a stay with us. Susan, Mary and Dennis and i spent a slumber party earlier this year in three of the patio rooms. We had Trevi, our... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. Both our room and the inn were totally charming, with lots of attention to detail. The bed was extremely comfortable, with soft, high quality linens and lots of pillows. Breakfast was great - they even had gluten free food for me. The owners were incredibly accommodating and helpful. On the... More

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

We truly appreciate your comments and are so happy your stay with us was memorable. One of the things we like to do is cater to our guests' individual needs, requirements and likes. By letting us know in advance, as you did, that you needed the heating pad or that you had dietary preferences helped us greatly to prepare for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place was perfect, we were travelling the west coast on our honeymoon. The Carmel Gardens Inn was just up the hill from all the shops, beach and restaurants only a 10 min walk. The Gardens Inn lived up to its name, we arrived at 6pm and with a warm welcome and some cheese and wine perfect to take and... More

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

Your comments warm our hearts. When Susan and I (and Dennis our Innkeeper) purchased the Inn in March 2013, we had three driving forces to guide our path: we wanted to give Susan the fun opportunity to treat our guests to her creative cooking; we wanted to give Dennis the fun opportunity of creating really interesting and lovely gardens both... More

San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I spent 1 night at the Garden Inn. We had a very nice time. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Inn is within walking distance to town (the Carmel shops) and had off street parking. We enjoyed our breakfast and the evening wine/cheese. I recommend highly.

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

We appreciate your review. We are constantly looking at new interesting breakfast ideas and expanding our wine party in the afternoons. Having you stay and have a good time at our Inn is very rewarding for us all. Thank you, Julian, Susan, Mary, Dennis, Laura, Curtis and our housekeeping staff. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed staying here in June for 2 nights. The room was adorable-cedar floor to ceiling, complete with fireplace. The innkeepers were all very nice and personable. Breakfast was a good mix of continental and something warm. The first breakfast was a broccoli and mushroom frittata, and the next morning was a choice of eggs & sausage or a waffle.... More

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

You are so special to have written this review. Thank you so much. Susan Mary Dennis and Laura really create exciting food in the mornings for sure. And they love creating in the kitchen. As I have thanked reviewers in the past, we look to you as our eyes and ears. While we had the bed on the list to... More

Looe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and really loved it. The room was well equipped, the little log fire is a lovely touch. Having cheese and wine in the breakfast/reception area as a 'freebie' was a surprise and much appreciated. Breakfast was excellent and the homemade granola was the best I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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

We greatly appreciate your comments, especially regarding the Granola. Susan takes such pride in having created a recipe that is a hit with our guests. And we sure agree with the wood burning fireplaces...cozy, romantic and charming. Thank you from all of us, Julian More

San Anselmo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We just spent a lovely two nights at this charming B & B Inn in Carmel. We will be back. Thank you Julian, Susan and the rest of the staff for your wonderful hospitality and knowledge of the area to make a two night stay thoroughly enjoyable.

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

Susan, Dennis, all our staff and i especially appreciate your comments. Tallulah and you two were such fun to be with.. We love sharing our knowledge of Carmel and special places to go and things to do. Living in the Monterey Peninsula is such a wonderful way to live. Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Julian More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for one night recently. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and our room was great. It was one of their less expensive rooms, but was perfect. The bed was very comfortable. The suggestions of where to go during our short stay were very useful and added significantly to a wonderful trip.... More

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

Thank you. Your comments about our recommendations of things to do and see highlights something I have tried to accomplish in each of the now 18 Inns i have owned since 1966: give the guest a lot more than a room however grandly furnished or decorated; give the guest an experience; one they will remember and cherish over the years.... More

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Address: NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Carmel Garden Court Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
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Our five patio suites have totally new bathrooms from basement to attic. All the patios are freshly painted. Our bistro dining rooms now serves a home made hot item changing each day for breakfast and we have added lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies right from the oven to our wine party. The wood for all ten fireplaces is seasoned pine and lights quickly, cracking with natural warmth to offset the summer foggy evenings in Carmel. S'mores in our fire pit nightly, on request. ... more   less 
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