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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Perth, Western Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Just spent two nights here, great location, lovely welcome and good recommendations of what to do and where to eat in Carmel! Friendly staff, great room and couldn't have asked for better. Highly recommend - loved it!

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

We so very much appreciate your staying with us and enjoying our Inn. Thank you for the review. Our beds are hand made in Monterey. Mary, Dennis and Susan and myself had a slumber party last May. We spent the night in three rooms, including Heather. The next morning Susan and i ordered one of these beds. We said "we... More 

Rockaway
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just spent 2 nights at this lovely Inn. We were a family of four with adult children in their 20's so we needed enough space for all of us plus our dog. We stayed in Orchird and Rosita which were adjoining rooms plus living room and small kitchenette and little outside patio that was great. It was perfect, very clean... More 

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

Thank you! Your words of praise are welcomed by all of us. I always try to read the reviews to all of our staff with Susan. They need to know they are doing a good job and Dennis especially appreciates comments about the gardens. Occasionally we miss something and all of us get to read that as well. Keeps us... More 

San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We’ve been attending the Monterey Car Week over the past years, staying at the Carmel Garden Inn. Recently taken over by new management with long time experience operating inns in the Carmel area; this fantastic, “ in the center of town, but off the busy thoroughfare,” garden gem is now better than ever. The owners, Julian, Dennis, Susan and all,... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your wonderful words of praise. You know we work hard to please everyone and to have your special comments, and most of all your Photos!!! Really over the top. Thank you from us all, Julian and the gang. More 

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