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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 #6 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014
Sharon C San Ramon, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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San Ramon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Love this place! Their breakfast is amazing, friendly staff. It's no frills, and located in a quiet area of Carmel. I really like the private patios, especially when I'm traveling with my dog. If you're looking for a dog friendly place, lovely gardens, no frills, this is the place for you. There is a park right behind the property, to... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of your stay almost a year ago. It makes us reflect on what a busy year it has been since last May and how much we've done in that time. We were pretty "no frills" indeed! Since then we've decorated the common area, changed out art and furnishings, installed flat screen tv's, replaced... More

Antibes, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had the Rosita Suite which was very nice. The problem was that there was a wooden door joining on to the next suite and clear conversation could be heard. At night this was not great as about 3 or 4 people in the room chattering and laughing away so, couldn't sleep. We mentioned this the next morning and they... More

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

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We were aware of the noise issue between Rosita and Orchid but the comments from other guests had not alerted us to the severity of the situation. Without your review, this issue probably would not have come to a high priority for another month or so. Now it has gone to... More

Aldie, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

First, our host Julian was the most helpful and pleasant innkeeper we've met. The inn is right in the middle of everything, easy walk to downtown and dining. Second, the orchid room was quiet, clean and cozy. The fireplace in the room was perfect and the views of the garden and ocean spectacular. I would definitely rebook on our next... More

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

I am personally and deeply honored by your comments. We all here at our Inn not only try really hard to make our guests have a quality experience but we also truly love what we do. A long time ago, someone told me "you cannot ever give anything away". Your review is giving back to us and therefore all the... More

Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed one night here on a Valentines' roadtrip up the coast, and this place was great. The staff was super friendly and everything was very clean. The fresh baked scones in the morning were gooooood!! It was much more of a ladies' inn, though, with all the flower names and adorable decor. My boyfriend said he felt like he... More

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

We love having your review and your kind words. Susan and Mary and Laura take a lot of pride in getting the scones just right. and Dennis has loved gardening most of his life and used to own a small restaurant. Firewood has been difficult both to get really well seasoned and to have the size of the logs fit... More

East Bay, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We recently stayed for two nights at the Carmel Garden Inn and really enjoyed the experience. The rooms were comfortable, well-appointed, with a strong WiFi signal (which my wife doesn't care about, but I do). We really enjoyed the in-room fireplace and garden and accompanying fire pit. We had friends staying nearby and they came over one evening to share... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We chose to keep the wood burning fireplaces (rather than replacing them with gas) since our survey of more than forty guests stated emphatically the smell and crackling of a wood fire is so rare these days and romantic. We also installed three WIFI stations to make sure the reception is really adequate.... More

Claremont, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our 32nd wedding anniversary. It was the best! Susan and Dennis and Curtis and Laura were incredible. They gave us excellent recommendations on where to eat and go. They even gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate! The flowers and plants are beautiful as is the sunset and partial ocean view from... More

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

Whether an anniversary, birthday or simply a getaway with some one special, we want to help set the stage, arrange the props, consider what we would like done for us if we were staying here... That is our ongoing aspiration. We very much enjoyed your spending your 32nd anniversary with us. A joyous time! Thank you for your review and... More

Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My first review of this lovely place was titled "Almost Perfect." Not only did the innkeepers respond positively in writing to my few minor complaints in that review, but they actually fixed the issues I mentioned! I can't tell you how many times such things have been ignored by other B&B owners. Our second visit had one planned and one... More

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

Thank you so much for staying with us again and recognizing we do listen. During most of my life I have noticed most people say things but do not really mean them or simply do not follow through with what they have said. The other thing I have noticed is so very many people talk at each other not TO... More

California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was our second stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. Everything about the Inn is wonderful. The location, staff and comfort truly made our visit memorable. We highly recommend the Inn for anyone visiting Carmel. We will be back!!! Thank you all--Julian, Susan, Dennis, Mary, Curtis. Alan & Nancy & Mr. Oliver!!

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. Susan has purchased yet another set of cook books, Dennis has plans for spring Flowers and Orchids and plants requiring minimum water of course, we are tweaking the bathrooms in the patio suites and continuing the adventure. Thank you for staying with us and your review. See you soon, Julian and us... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Our 2nd stay at CGI, nice room w/ real wood burning fireplace, the complimentary meals were great, they are obviously putting a lot of effort & love into the homemade muffins & the afternoon wine & cheese offerings.

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

Thank you for staying with us again. Thank you for your review. The highest compliment for us to receive is to have you return. We have so much fun and enjoyment telling our stories about our village, listening to your stories and those of other guests. sharing the finer experiences of traveling to wonderful places and loving Carmel. It is... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

we've been visiting carmel periodically throughout the year for the past few years now. every place we've stayed at has its' charming appeal to be sure- i mean you are in camel for goodness sake, how could it not be? but when we stumbled upon this place for our new years stay, i finally realized what it meant to have... More

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

We all so appreciate your praise. I believe our Inn is indeed coming together, beginning to settle in. We do take huge pride in making a stay with us an experience. Decor, antiques, art, even good food and service...all these should provide the platform for an experience, not be the experience. As with a stage, it is after all the... 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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