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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I will definitely to stay with Carmel Garden Inn my next time to Carmel again. Julian and Susan are very nice and friendly person. The facilities and room is super cozy and clean. Walking distance to the plaza which you can have food and designer brand shops there. Strong recommendation to this hotel.

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

It was a true pleasure to have you stay with us. Your energy was just great, lots of fun. And thank you for your words of appreciation. Rosemary with that large patio and garden area and the two queen beds and real wood paneling you captured in your photos are so much more intimate and therefore meaningful than our shots...... More 

White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quaint, clean, cozy. Great breakfast either in the common area or on your own adorable patio complete with flowers outside. Close to all amenities. Friendky and very helpful staff especially Curtis who steered me into town. . Going back on my way home !

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

Curtis read your review with great delight as did we all. We love our business and having happy satisfied guests returning to stay with us again and again is truly rewarding. Thank you for your review, for staying with us, and for adding to our fun by chatting with you. Julian More 

Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I am so pleased to share this information . Carmel Garden Inn offers all the charm, amenities and comfort any traveler would appreciate. Spotless, updated and very appealing accommodations. I can't say enough of all the staff available to be concerned with our stay. So welcoming and informative. The amenities of breakfast and afternoon wine gatherings are wonderful delights and... More 

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

Goodness, you give us a lot to continue to live up to! Thank you so very very much for your review. In over forty years, I have owned 17 Inns and never once recall words like yours " Rounding off this experience as one of my best. Intimate, attentive and special." It is comments and praise like yours that makes... More 

Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A friend and I just returned from a delightful 2-day at the Carmel Garden Inn. After much research we chose this Inn because it is small, very dog-friendly, they offer a fabulous breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, on-site parking, and the reviews were very good. I wasn't disappointed! Parking was easy. The room was exceptionally clean, beds were very comfortable,... More 

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

All of us read and reread your review and with great delight. Thank you for expressing your appreciation of our efforts! Vacations (even mini ones) are so important to the soul and to have succeeded in making one of yours a success, brings us a lot of satisfaction. We look forward to having you return, Julian, Susan, Dennis, Mary, Curtis... More 

Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our one-year anniversary, after it was recommended to us by friends. We had high expectations, and not only were they met -- they were exceeded! The staff could not have been friendlier or warmer. When we arrived, Susan gave us detailed recommendations of places to visit and the best restaurants and beaches... More 

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

Thank you so much! I have generally been more vocal on recommendations for places to go and things to do in the Carmel area. However, as Susan read your review, her eyes lite up and she recalled you both vividly. You inspired her as much as she you. We have Dennis to thank for our eclectic collection of DVDS and... More 

Orange County, California
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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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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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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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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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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 

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