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“Great place to stay in Carmel, Ca” 5 of 5 stars
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Carmel Garden Inn
NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, P.O. Box 5547, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Carmel Garden Court Inn)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 28 Carmel B&B and Inns
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Great place to stay in Carmel, Ca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed there for one night recently. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and our room was great. It was one of their less expensive rooms, but was perfect. The bed was very comfortable. The suggestions of where to go during our short stay were very useful and added significantly to a wonderful trip. We will certainly stay there again on our next visit to Carmel.

Room Tip: I suspect all the rooms are fine, as we took the least expensive one available and were very happy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you. Your comments about our recommendations of things to do and see highlights something I have tried to accomplish in each of the now 18 Inns i have owned since 1966: give the guest a lot more than a room however grandly furnished or decorated; give the guest an experience; one they will remember and cherish over the years. Carmel is such a charming interesting and special place. We (Mary, Dennis, Susan and myself) have more than 150 years of living and experiencing Carmel to share. And in the sharing, we have the tremendous opportunity of having our guests from all over the world, share their travels, experiences, lives with us.Thank you for this opportunity to share! Julian
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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High Falls, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

On several stays I've never found anything but pleasure at Carmel Garden Inn. The rooms are charming (excellent beds) and the staff warm and welcoming. The complimentary breakfast in the cheery dining area always includes something homemade--cheese scones, frittata, waffles and more. Between 4 and 6 p.m. you're invited for wine, cheese, and dips (try the beet dip--trust me!). On my last visit a slight misunderstanding meant that our host Julian ironed my linen shirt and did a very good job, too. It's a good story; ask about it. The location is excellent for enjoying the area. I can't recommend this Inn too highly.

Room Tip: I had a room with a street entrance, but it was perfectly quiet and also convenient.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
Thank you so very much for your special words and staying with us. We try really hard to please but I have to admit, ironing you linen was special to you. However, Dennis and Susan want me to set up an ironing board in the dining room and post my availability to iron. I am thinking about it. Anway, thank you again for your praise and recognition. Most sincerely, Julian and all of us.
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Cambria, California
1 review
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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 area and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Outdoors the Inn has a beautiful patio area with many flowering plants with tables and chairs to enjoy Happy Hour and breakfast. The homemade breakfast was prepared when we arrived to eat and included an egg casserole and almond waffles. Happy Hour also included homemade spreads and warm cookies. The staff was very friendly and advised us on many activities we could do in Carmel with our dog. Favorite activities included the Carmel Beach, where our dog could run freely and the Carmel Wine Walk. We will definitely return again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
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 suites and the gardens. Our standard poodle and we frequently sit in one of them for an afternoon chat. And we sure agree with the bed quality. About six months ago, Dennis, Mary and Susan and myself had a sleep over in three of our rooms. Two days later we ordered the same bed for our home after sleeping on magnificent water beds for 19 years. And Susan, Mary and Laura sure love to cook those good breakfasts! Thank you so much, Julian and us all including our housekeepers.
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Santa Barbara, California
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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 the 1 down to Big Sur.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
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.
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Auburn, California
1 review
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 SO comfortable and we never felt crowded in the room. There was a couch with a table and a small breakfast nook and the outdoor seating! It was all very private and relaxing.
The staff were simply amazing; so friendly and accommodating. Everyone we encountered made us feel like a guest in their home. Breakfast was wonderful. Home made waffles, caprisi salad... We will definitely return here!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
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
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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 for all their customers. Wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
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 so much, Julian and all of us here at the Inn.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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 are great for families and for couples some rooms are larger and some are smaller. Do not hesitate to come as a family. If you ever have a chance to come to Carmel this is where you should stay if you want a good sleep or a breath of fresh air or to bring your pets or for a honeymoon all with an amazing breakfast with a smile.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
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. Mary came into work the other afternoon and said "I so love being here with our family guests. It gives me such joy." Then she gave me a hug. thank you for making our lives so happy. Julian and all of us here at the Inn.
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Address: NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, P.O. Box 5547, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly Carmel Garden Court Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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