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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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NYC, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrible outdated and beat up rooms that smell really bad. Nasty front desk employees. Awful free breakfast, it went right into the trash. A terrible value, I have stayed in super 8's that were nicer. On a bright note, my rental car like its spot.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice, clean and quiet. Happy with the stay. Good bed linen, good beds. The bathroom is ok. Very clean. Very good location. Friendly reception. The breakfast is ok. I recommend the hotel. Good price/value.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has a superb location, nice rooms and pool. They drop breakfast off in a basket at your door in the morning which is a nice touch. The service at front desk and housekeeping was really good.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place, but the location is awesome. Easy walking distance to everything worth seeing in Carmel. The grounds were very nicely maintained, pool was warm. The room was very nice, fireplace worked. I will stay again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely - quite costly - room in a pretty setting round a swimming pool and garden. Coffee machine had china mugs (this is important to me!) Bit of a walk to the ocean, but do-able. A long walk back! Satnav was defeated but we found it in the end!

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Svendsgaard's and it was another nice trip! We travel with our pugs; Beebee and Brady and this place has all that we need when we visit lovely Carmel. They are very dog-friendly with a green grass area and pretty flowering shrubbery in the courtyard just outside our door. (doggy clean-up bags available too) The... More 

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of 5 with two rooms. We had asked for two connecting rooms. One of the rooms came with a small kitchen through which the other room connected. So it was perfect for us. Hotel location is not far (7 minute walk) from a bunch of shops and restaurants. We dined at a nearby family run Italian... More 

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Luzern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Svendsgaard is a boutique hotel. They take care of those Little details that convert this inn into a charming and unforgetable place. After three weeks travelling through California it was the first hotel were they offered breakfast (ok, picnic breakfast not buffet, but still!), you get bathrobes, nice music when you enter the room, you can find coffee, tea... More 

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La Quinta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jaime', front office extraordinaire.This is a safe, beautiful property that blew our minds. You will see so many majestic, old, ancient, stunner Trees, they are magnificent, and thankfully, preserved, protected. Parking is a premium everywhere along our gorgeous world-renowned, exquisite California Coast. We are So Cal resident natives, and have stayed at hotels, motels, B&Bs w parking was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in July on our Californian road trip and loved the Svengaard's Inn. Great room with huge bed, lovely bathroom with top quality products. Nice pool area. Great breakfast provided in a cool bag outside the bedroom door the next morning. Great location in Carmel too. Definitely recommend a stay here, great little inn.

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