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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 June 24, 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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Cambria, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were apprehensive about taking our Border Collie on a family vacation, but Carmel and the Carmel Garden Inn made our three night vacation perfect. Our room had a large fenced in courtyard so our pet could wander in and out off our room. The room was very large with a small kitchen with microwave, refrigerator and sink, a sitting... More 

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

You make all of us here at the Inn so very happy. Traveling with one's favorite friend, your dog, is always tedious for all of us. We love them so much and fear he or she will not be comfortable. That is one of the most important reasons Susan and I bought the Inn. We have these five large patio... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a perfectly pleasant stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. It is located some 2-3 blocks from the heart of quirky Carmel and is therefore close by but nice and quiet. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and they work hard to make you feel right at home. Good place for exploring Carmel, Monterey, and the stretch of... More 

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

We appreciate your review. Especially your praise of our staff. We do indeed look upon our Inn as an extended home for folks to enjoy and feel really comfortable. We look forward to your next visit to our village and hope you stay with us when you visit again, Julian and all of us at our Inn. More 

Auburn, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed in room 4 with our 13 month old. It was an easy walk into town so it was easy to make short trips with the baby. The best part, we like having plenty of room when coming back for nap time. There was a spacious patio we could sit out on and talk and relax. The bed was... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your special words of praise and appreciation. We love having families enjoy our large rooms and the private patios. Susan Dennis Mary Curtis and Laura pride themselves on their cooking and love to enjoy pleasing our guests with their food. Thank you again for your words and staying with us, Julian More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and me stayed here end of May on our drive up to to SF from LA. Excellent place to stay for a one night stop over. Within walking distance from the beautiful village of Carmel. The people in charge were really nice and welcoming. They even put up our country's flag on the outside :) like they do... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is gratifying to us to have so very many guests stay with us from other countries. Tonight we have two of our ten rooms with guests from USA. We ran out of room for flags for the eight countries! So happy you enjoyed our service and place. Sure agree Carmel is wonderful. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were amazing, cozy and cute, they had an amazing breakfast and the nicest people around. I had never met someone always smiling and happy with guests. Also they are pet friendly and have treats for dogs in the office. My family and I had watched movies they had given to us and had laughed through it. The rooms... More 

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

I have asked Mary, Susan, Dennis, Laura and Curtis to read your lovely review. Heartfelt thanks from us all. When we have an opportunity to have families stay with us, we are so lucky. Lots of laughing and fun and usually lots of talking and enjoying our gardens, sitting in our bistro dining room, and enjoying our food and wine.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

OH the comfortable memory foam King bed, luxurious linens, new bath with lots of nice shampoo and lotion! Window we could open for fresh breezes..... The flower plantings are a wonder. Our room had a private patio. Being the lavender room we had pots of lavender all around. We were welcomed with wine, cheese and fruit, then homemade chocolate chip... More 

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

With humility we appreciate and accept your wonderful review. A dear friend builds the beds, Monterey Mattress Company, and he insisted we buy them. Then, about three months ago, Dennis Mary Susan and i had a slumber party stay over at our Inn. Next morning Susan and I ordered one for our home. Agree totally. Dennis is a born gardener... More 

Antioch, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife have been coming to Carmel for years now. We got married here and we love coming out here for a weekend to escape the craziness of the SF bay area. We planned a weekend for my wife's birthday and planned to stay just one night and try out a new place. I saw this place and said "what... More 

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

Goodness...thank you for your words. I certainly agree with you about the patio rooms. When I owned the Inn from 1986 to 1989, I took great pride in the opulence of having five suites with the gated private patios. However, known then as Rosita Lodge, the gardens and patio landscaping were taken care of by good gardeners but NOT Dennis.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We loved the place. It is walking distance from the beach and the rest of the town. We added on the discounted wine tasting for 45$ which was really a great experience . The room was great will a cozy wood fireplace . The front desk receptionist was great and informative upon check in. And they provided wine and cheese... More 

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

To say thank you for your review is such an understatement to express the happiness it has given us all. I try to have all our staff read the reviews. It not only helps them to feel appreciated but points out the most important things like what we all are doing right and what, if anything, we need to improve... More 

Gilroy, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were the lucky winners of a KRML giveaway which happened to be a night's stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. We stayed there this past weekend and had an amazing experience. This darling bed and breakfast was quaint and cozy; the staff very friendly and helpful; fun wine and cheese in the evening and a delicious breakfast in the... More 

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

Your review is greatly welcomed. As we progress into summer, we have completed our spring house cleaning, five new bathrooms, and our gardens are full of bursting energy and color. Your comments reward our continuing efforts. Your praise gives all of us (from our housekeeping staff to front desk and of course Susan and myself and Dennis our Innkeeper) satisfaction... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I just stayed one night in Carmel Garden Inn and I would loved to spend more time in that beautiful place. Thank you for the very warm welcome in the late afternoon. The Room with the fireplace was just great. Hildegard from Switzerland

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

Your review highlights a decision we made now a little over a year ago when we purchased our inn: do we go the route of most innkeepers and change to gas fireplaces or keep the wood burning tradition. After asking numerous guests their thoughts, they made it very clear...keep the romance of the smell, crackle, and real/soul warmth. So, at... More 

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