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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orange County, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I spent Valentine's Day weekend at this beautiful and magical B&B. It is located in a quiet street, but not far from downtown area. Upon arrival we were greeted by Julian and Dennis, who were incredibly attentive and welcoming. They recommended local restaurants as well as different places to visit. Our room was so cozy and perfect... More 

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

We so enjoyed your comments. It seems like not so long ago that I met Dennis. He was working in a lovely old hotel in the Sierra Foothills along hwy 49. I had sold the hotel to the new owner and this fellow told me of the many talents Dennis had. Had his own restaurant, past president of the Carmel... More 

Stanford, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I had a fabulous stay here for two nights while exploring Monterey, Carmel, and the Big Sur. The location is perfect, just a few blocks' walk from the shops and restaurants in downtown Carmel. Julian, Dennis, and Mary were very hospitable and gave us great tips regarding which beaches to go to, where to eat in town,... More 

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

All of us really appreciate your comments and compliments. Mary and Dennis mentioned how much satisfaction they receive from our guests and Susan delights in providing the home cooked food, and I the good wine. However, by far of greatest importance to us all is the wonderful energy, smiles, and just enjoying your stay with us and life, for that... More 

Alameda, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here this past weekend. Very easy to find. Parking was great. The exterior is warm, and welcoming. I was actually quite blown away by the customer service. All of the staff were very kind, and sweet. It was our first trip to Carmel and the staff made many wonderful suggestions on what to see, and... More 

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

Thank you both for staying with us and your enthusiastic praises in the review. Probably the most important reason driving our service is the wonderful appreciation that you exhibited while with us. Sharing is a fantastic thing...the more you give, the more you receive. Thank you! See you next time. And special thanks for posting the photo. Julian, Susan, Dennis,... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a fabulous stay at Carmel Garden Inn. Julian and Dennis were extremely friendly and kind. They provided detailed recommendations on the best attractions and restaurants to explore within downtown area. We chose the Orchid room and it was far above what we expected. Beautifully decorated with a cozy fireplace, garden view, and extremely comfortable bed. I could spend... More 

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

When i met Dennis more than ten years ago, he was in the garden of an Inn I had sold recently. He and I connected immediately. Susan and I bought an Inn in Carmel in 2006 and Dennis joined us as Innkeeper. We sold it in 2009 and in 2013, our collective dream came true. Carmel Garden Court Inn (as... More 

Madison, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed in the Carmel Garden Inn with our Corgi, which was great since the room had a patio where our Corgi was able to hang out when he was too tired from running around town. The owners were really great people and had a dog bed and snacks ready for him. Our room had a wood burning fireplace, which... More 

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

Having had standard poodles for most of my life, one of the principal reasons Susan and i bought the Inn was the gardens and the five private gated patios. As you point out in your review, these two amenities afford a really quality alternative to just having a room at an Inn within which you and your pet are confined... More 

Roseville, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My wife and I, along with our three standard poodles, had the pleasure of staying at the Carmel Garden Inn on Thanksgiving day 2014. We had decided a few weeks earlier to escape Northern California and take the dogs to the beach (our youngest had not been yet). Julian was wonderful from the very beginning of the process. Great communication... More 

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

Your review brings a lot of joy into our hearts, especially at this holiday season. Susan and I have had standard poodles for the past fifteen years and i raised three litters over the last forty years of silver standards. As you mentioned, the gated patios give our canine friends so much open space in which to play in the... More 

Arroyo Grande, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
50 hotel reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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 

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