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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 October 30, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn in September for the second time this year. The property is a quaint building tucked away off the main drag, adorned with beautiful flowers. The rooms are small but have everything you need to have a wonderful weekend (or longer) in Carmel. The mattresses on the king beds are more... More 

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

Your review is greatly appreciated. One of the greatest compliments we can have is returning happy guests. All of us really enjoy telling our guests of the many special things to see and do, eat and drink in our village. However, our Inn affords us the opportunity to listen to the many stories and experiences, likes and dislikes of our... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I had a wonderful time in Carmel, with the best bed and breakfast accomodation! I loved the room, as it was cozy and had a warm and inviting feel to it, as if it were a home away from home, with a cozy fireplace, nice bathroom with full shower and tub, and luxurious, comfortable bed, with sitting area and large... 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 comments.. Our gardens are being planted for the winter this week and our decorations for the season are coming along well. Your appreciation of our Inn makes us all so very proud. Thank you! Julian and us all at the Inn. More 

tustin
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I recently stopped in Carmel and had a brief but very enjoyable stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. It truly is a garden setting with cozy brick patio, colorful plantings and birdsong. The hosts Dennis and Julian were very welcoming and helpful in recommending an excellent restaurant for dinner, The Flying Fish. Being long time Carmel residents... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your review of us and our Inn. Your comments reflect an appreciation of what we are now. As the months go by, we will continue to make further improvements. However, as many of you have told us, we absolutely must maintain our sense of history and respect for the Inn, its gardens, and architectural... More 

Fullerton, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I and our two poodles visited Carmel for the annual Poodle Day activities a week ago. It was our first visit to Carmel Garden Inn and we had one delightful discovery after another as we walked through the garden to our room. First was our spacious private brick courtyard under the oaks with table and seating for... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your review, staying with us and sharing our love of Poodles. Trevi, our silver standard, is shy having been attached by a large dog recently, but had a very good time thanks to all the poodles who stayed with us and you and your two especially. What fun! Your descriptions of our inn are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We recently stayed here, booking last minute, whilst travelling along the Californian coast on our Honeymoon. Firstly the staff were fantastic, especially Dennis & Julian, they gave us advice on lots of places to visit and were really helpful. The room was lovely & a very good size, they even have a fire in each room which my partner loved.... More 

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

I remember you two well. Dennis and i had such a good time sharing our insights and stories with you and having you so appreciate them. As we continue to improve our rooms, we will strive to maintain the fun of having you, our guests, give us such positive input. Thank you so much for your review. Hope to see... More 

Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our family of four stayed in the Carmel Garden Inn in August 2013. The room was spacious - a very comfortable King sized bed, and pull out sofa, a little sitting nook with a mini-fridge and coffee maker, a small bathroom, a flat screen tv, and even a fireplace. There was a private brick courtyard out front of our room.... More 

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

We really appreciate your review and greatly value your photographs. They are clear and really show the features (and bathroom size) accurately. Thank you! As we get into the fine tuning of the remodeling in the coming four weeks (remodeling in November first two weeks) we have your words as the primary guiding principle "The hotel feels old-but in a... More 

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had to book last minute as our other B&B was cancelled due to overbooking. I have to say that Susan, Julien, and Dennis were the nicest people giving us great food and activity recommendations. Breakfast each AM was delicious and their evening apps & wine was fantastic. We stayed in the Rosita room which had a small kitchenette, sitting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. One of the best decisions we have made during the past several months is to have focused on our food, wine and our dining area, thereby giving us all a place to mingle and share with our guests the special and little known things we enjoy doing in our village. Thanks again for... More 

Southern California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we stayed at Carmel Garden Inn with our two small dogs. We wanted to go out for several hours one of our evenings but there were no last minute "doggy babysitter" accommodations in town so one of the innkeepers, Andrew, volunteered to sit with our dogs while we were gone. The dogs loved him and... More 

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

Thank you for your praise. It means so much to us all here at the Inn. We take a lot of pride in how well you, our guests, are treated. We are also very appreciative of the opportunity we have in only having ten rooms... it affords us the chance to offer service "above and beyond" and to really interface... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

on our way to san francisco we stayed one night at this lovely b&b. when we arrived dennis (owner?) welcomed us and was very friendly telling us things about the region and carmel. also in the morning everyone was very helpfull and friendly. our room was big enough, bed great. Only the bathroom is old and should be renovated (... More 

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

Your candid review is greatly appreciated. Dennis, our Innkeeper, has enjoyed his passion immensely since we bought the Inn in March. He loves gardening. Susan and i, the owners, do indeed know the need for remodeling the bathrooms. Money is waiting to be spent and the plans for the refurbishment are with the city fathers awaiting approval. Work should be... More 

Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My fiancée and I stayed here recently during the Pebble Beach Concourse event. The hotel rooms are nicely appointed. Our room (Fuschia), had a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, coffee maker & microwave. The bathroom is a bit small, but nice towels and bath supplies (shampoo, conditioner, etc.). The king size bed was very comfortable. Our room had a nice... More 

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

We really appreciate your review. All of us here love to host and help you, our guests and we just love praise naturally. We will welcome your return. Julian More 

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