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Svendsgaard's Inn

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At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the front desk check in until we checked out our stay at Svendsgaard was top notch. The breakfast served was really good. The inn is located in a convenient area and is proximate to everything you need. It is also very easy to find. Great place to stay in Carmel.

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. Our guest's satisfaction is our top priority and it's wonderful to hear that you had such a nice stay. I hope we can welcome you back to the Svendsgaard's Inn in the future! Warm Regards, Felina Smith Operations Manager More 

San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While this Inn is centrally located, it was definitely not a place I would have chosen to stay had a friend not recommended the property. Negative things 1. In our room, there were no hooks on the bathroom door to hand bath towels to dry. 2. In our room, the finish on the sink faucet in the bathroom had rubbed... More 

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such a thorough review of your experience. I’m truly sorry that your stay was not all you had expected. I’m pleased to say we have improvements underway to tackle many of the room items mentioned, like fixtures, mirrors and carpets. Air conditioning is uncommon in Carmel inns. We rarely have the high temperatures to warrant it... More 

Rockford, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited here during our "bucket list" trip down California's Highway 1. This is a great little local property. Everything here has a Swedish kind of flair. Staff was very welcoming, room was in good condition. They also offer something that I have never seen done anywhere else...they bring a continental breakfast to your room as part... More 

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you had such a good time, it was our pleasure to have you as our guests. I hope you'll visit us again when you're next in California! Warm Regards, Felina Smith Operations Manager More 

Northern Califonia
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32 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to stay here, understand what it is. It is a cheap, older motel that needs a lot of upgrading. Th grounds and rooms are basically clean, but they are old and worn. The rooms smell musty and have a mish-mash of old, unmatched furniture. One dresser was an old discard painted white--with dried paint drips on... More 

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Oakley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoy this hotel and so does my dog. We will definitely be back. So close to everything and they do not discriminate against large breed dogs. It is not the size of the dog that matters, it is how well it behaves.

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks to you and your pooch for choosing the Svendsgaard's Inn! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and I hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the future. Warm Regards, Felina Smith Operations Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my parents on Memorial Day weekend. It was just about $200 a night. There's ample parking and the courtyard is very pretty. Walking into our room, classical music was playing on the TV, whether or not that's typical or an accident, it was a nice welcome to our room. The front desk folk are all very... More 

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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Svendsgaard's Inn and for your kind words. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm pleased to say that we have a wide variety of room types and some of our multi-bed guest suites do have fireplaces. I hope we'll be able to welcome you and your family back to Carmel in... More 

Kaneohe, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deciding to book a hotel between Monterey and Carmel - eventually Carmel won (9 days before our stay) and we settled on this cute, reasonably priced, inn/motel. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by this inn and the town of Carmel. The bed was super comfortable, there was adequate room for our suitcases, the bathroom was... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have visited Carmel at least once a year and stayed in rental cottages and houses as well as local inns and we have to admit that Svendsgaard's Inn was a very pleasant surprise! This was our first time staying here and we were impressed by the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms and grounds, and daily breakfast delivered to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We like to go down to Carmel once a year or so, and have been staying at different hotels every time we do. Svengaard's is centrally located, and despite its older facilities & "motel-style" layout (which is fairly common in Carmel), it proved to be a decent hotel. The room was nice, and we were able to see the ocean... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Stayed over Easter weekend, wonderful experience. Was booked at another hotel, which I've titled The Dump. By chance, late Sat. afternoon, the Svendsgaard had acceptable accommodations for the weekend. My neighbor, her dog, and I felt like Prince Charming had rescued us after The Dump. We had a great room, huge spa, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker( I preferred the... More 

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