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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)
Carmel Garden Inn
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Ranked #2 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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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Perth, Western Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 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
1 review
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 

Manhattan Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed at the Carmel garden Inn last week during the concours (August 2014). We loved staying at the Inn because it reminds us of everything that is beautiful about Carmel. From the beautiful gardens surrounding the property to the all of the friendly staff. We were pretty busy with all the events of the week and it was wonderful... More 

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

Thank you! Your comments are received with both appreciation and gratification. To create a lovely atmosphere, gardens, food and conviviality are so important to us and to hear your happiness in sharing the experiences with us, makes us especially happy. From all of us, Julian More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I stayed here with my husband and 15 yr old son. The location is fine for restaurants and Ocean Ave where the main shops are. We were given room 6 (Hyacinth). It was just lovely. The main bed was enormous and so comfy. Our son had a sofa bed which was a bit lumpy but there was plenty of extra... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your review and kind comments. We all love to create in the kitchen and to have you appreciate our food is special to say the least. We agree with you about the private gated patios...a real advantage to be able to leave your room door open and enjoy opening it up to such a... More 

Long Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The innkeepers at the Carmel Garden Inn are truly the treasure of this very special place. This past trip we were staying with friends out of town but walked by just to say hello. I know that the innkeepers had hundreds of visitors since our last trip however they remembered us clearly and we shared a warm and happy conversation.... More 

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

Your words bring so very much happiness to our team. I have read them to all of us, including the housekeeping staff. A large part of our business depends upon all of us really enjoying being here at the Inn and taking special care of our guests. For you to reciprocate with this praise and appreciation is more than we... More 

Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Rooms are a bit odd with knotty pine walls and a mish-mash of furntiture. But they are large enough with a large tv. Overall, the setting felt more like a motel than a b&b (albet with a lot more potted plants than your typical motel). Toilet was not fully functoning. The room also lacked proper ventillation and we had to... More 

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

One of the really good and fundamental advantages of tripadvisor.com is the ability for anyone in the world to freely express their likes and dislikes. Hopefully, if used properly, tripadvisor.com can be a guide to aiding folks in locating places to stay using the common threads of reviewers who have similar expectations. While we regret that so very many aspects... More 

Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there 3 night and really enjoyed it! We knew the service would be great after the phonecall to make the reservation. Julian is so nice and pleasant to talk to! We felt welcome right away, we had one of the smaler rooms, but it was cozy and clean. There is also a garden where you can sit and... More 

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

When we purchased the Inn in March 2013, our goal was to create an atmosphere of charm, coziness, quiet and fun, lots of good food and wine, a bistro like dining room conducive to guests chatting with each other and us, and generally provide an 'experience', not just a good place to stay. Your comments and kind words reflect how... More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the phone call making the reservation right on through the stay, this was a great experience. Julian and his team are warm, fun, proud, and super service oriented. The room was nicely appointed, and the bed was a traveler's welcome, offering a wonderful night's sleep. The food both in the morning and at the afternoon "wine hour" was yummy... More 

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

An honor for us to have your comments indeed! Thank you. Our team is so very fortunate to have your review, especially now, in the midst of summer and our busiest season. We get caught up in the motions and forget how fine our guests are; I try to have all our staff read the reviews but with yours, I... More 

Pleasanton, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted to the charming and comfortable rooms, the dog friendly atmosphere, the private patio for tea or the afternoon wine and cheese, the nice breakfast with its homemade touches, the lovely flowers and helpful staff, we couldn't have asked for a nicer experience. I have stayed in Carmel multiple times at different... More 

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

How very special your comments are and reading your review, I rounded up all our staff including housekeepers and read it aloud to one and all. Thank you! We love what we all do and to have your praise means a great deal.Even more, to have become your #1 place to stay inour village is a rare compliment. See you... More 

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