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“I returned to Briarwood and had a very relaxing & lovely stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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Briarwood Inn
San Carlos Street, Between Fourth and Fifth avenues, P.O. Box 5245, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #18 of 29 Carmel B&B and Inns
2 reviews
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“I returned to Briarwood and had a very relaxing & lovely stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed in a beautiful roomy suite with garden view. The maids cleaned room prompt ly in morning. The front desk clerk, Carol, made an original personalized welcome card to make us feel extra special. We will plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Great Location, Spotless, Friendly Staff, Good Vibes! If you are looking for a place to stay in Carmel....It's difficult to improve on this "Friendly Inn"...We truly enjoyed the ability to walk, with ease, to many wonderful Carmel locations. Our rooms were very clean and the over-all ambience was unmistakable! The Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom facilities were clean and efficient with an outstanding shower! No dissatisfaction here!! A Great Experience and something we would do again......for sure!

Room Tip: Front units are quiet! Good Bed! Nice Shower!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Westport, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were in Carmel twice in two weeks, and decided to try a new (to us) b&b. No cell phone or internet on hwy 1 meant we just drove into town at 4pm with the AAA guidebook for an address. At first glance Briarwood is like many other b&b's here, but their garden view room was of a small plot of ground.
The room we had fronted the street, and people who came out to smoke cigarettes were in the driveway talking next to our windows. In the morning at 445AM the guests in the next room showered, and the noise was right behind the head of our bed.
The owner/mgrs were nice, but for the same bucks The Green Lantern was a much superior stay. No comment on the breakfast as they are not up to prepare it yet.

Room Tip: room was spacious suite, but too noisy. Other reviews suggest they were satisfied, so perhaps I am...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

our family of 4 stopped off here (2 adults and 2 kids) on our way from San Fran to LA - the b&b is delightful located in the beautiful town of Carmel - we had a great room where we all slept wonderfully well after a great Italian meal in a nearby charming restuarant - breakfast the next morning was lovely and we hit the road well satisfied

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I had a livingsocial deal to go here and was pleasantly surprised at the experience.

I was in room M-2 (Chelsea):

* Great staff (Jordan is a cool guy and knows a lot about the area).
* The room was quiet so it's a nice place to rest away from home.
* The decor is a dated but it gives a nice artsy/boutique feel to the place. (I think it was intentional)
* The bed was a bit stiff and a tad small for me.
* Breakfast was mostly carbs, I wish there were some eggs and bacon/sausages.
* Afternoon port & sherry was cool (5pm-6pm) and it's a good time to socialize in the office/lobby to chat with other folks staying there to get dining tips.
* Close to lots of restaurants and a couple blocks away from the local grocery store (Brunos).
* I didn't use the kitchen in the room, but it seems like it's pretty useful. Next time I go, I'd buy some eggs and bacon (and frying oil, spices, etc, etc) to bring along with me to add to the free morning continental breakfast in the office.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We recently stayed in room 46 and absolutely loved it!

It is more like a suite than a room, very spacious. We loved the layout so much, my husband said that if we ever build a vacation cabin somewhere, he would base the floor plan on this room.

The innkeeper when we were there on a recent weekend, Carol, was very helpful during our stay.

My only complaint was that the bathroom was a bit small and cramped. I loved the shower, lots of water pressure! (I'm very picky about showers).

The bedroom window faces the driveway for parking, which could be problematic. I briefly heard a little bit of noise the first night from some fellow guests when they came in from a night on the town but otherwise it was quiet.

The king-sized bed was very comfortable and while it almost filled the bedroom, there was plenty of room to walk around it. There is a porch light across the driveway though the blinds in the window blocked the light so the room was dark enough for us to sleep.

All in all, a great room!

An extra tip, this room comes with off-street parking. And it has two closets!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have stayed several times at the Briarwood Inn. The rooms are very clean, and many have fireplaces (which we love). If you enjoy a walk, it is very convenient to walk down to the ocean and see the views of Cypress trees, lovely homes, etc.
If you enjoy shopping, this Inn is just a couple of blocks from the main street, Ocean Avenue. The shops in Carmel are very enjoyable.
We think their breakfast room offers nice things to get your day started.
The rates have a good range, from the Ashley Room which is small but inexpensive, to some of the larger rooms with high prices. Still, this Inn is definitely affordable compared to many in Carmel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Address: San Carlos Street, Between Fourth and Fifth avenues, P.O. Box 5245, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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