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“Plusses and minuses” 3 of 5 stars
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Svendsgaard's Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #15 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
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“Plusses and minuses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2005

Conveniently located, with pretty grounds, very friendly staff. Some rooms are half the size of all the others, however (double-double), and ours was cramped and had only one window looking out on walk-by. There was a dubious odor in the bathroom, doors didn't fit well so the building shook and there was noise each time someone opened or closed one of the warped doors (took some effort), and the breakfast -- while conveniently brought in a cheerful basket to your doorstep -- was a bit sparse: dry cereal encased in plastic bowls, 2 small sweetrolls in plastic wrap, fruit cup with semi-ripe melon, and only in-room coffee (the desk would provide tea or chocolate packets but you had to have gotten them the night before or be dressed to go get them in the morning).

Be sure to ask where your room is located because the inner-corner rooms are quite cramped. Also, I suspect rooms on lower level might be a bit dark.

Would go back again, but given the choice might look into other places first. Carmel is overpriced, and this room in mid-America wouldn't fetch $100.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2004

We stayed at the Svendsgaard’s Inn on our tour around the west coast. We picked it out of our travel guide but weren’t impressed at all. Rooms were dark and gloomy and in my opinion over priced. The only plus was the Jacuzzi bath and a great pasta restaurant opposite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2003

Once a year I visit the Carmel area and always make sure I stay at Svendgaards Inn. The staff is excellent and the rooms are clean. The a.m. delivery of breakfast is always a welcome surprise. I would recommend this inn to anyone who enjoys the feeling of being home away from home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2003

Staff was very nice and went out of their way to accomodate us for one night during the Monterey Jazz Festival. Was told it was a small room. Turned out to be larger than we expected. Dutch door and breakfast in a basket left at the door with the morning paper was a nice touch. Pretty courtyard with pool.

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Additional Information about Svendsgaard's Inn

Address: At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Svendsgaard's Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the European ambiance of Svendsgaard’s Inn, the newest pet-friendly lodging in Carmel. Located in the heart of Carmel village, most of the 35 guest rooms and suites overlook the garden courtyard and large heated swimming pool. Accommodations include complimentary in-room wireless internet access, continental breakfast and newspaper delivered to your door each morning and plenty of off-street parking. Most rooms and suites also include fireplaces, kitchens, and spa tubs. ... more   less 
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Svendsgaard`s Hotel Carmel

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