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Carmel Garden Inn

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05/07/2017 05/08/2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Julian and his team have achieved something miraculous: they are more high quality old European than high quality old European had ever been! Stay in one of the newly renovated rooms - fantastic beds, right up there with the best Ritz-Carltons, Park Hyatt's, etc, at a fraction of the price of the big chains. So many personal little touches, in...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

It is indeed a true pleasure to read your comments. I have asked the staff to do so as well. All of us, Susan, Dennis, Mary, Curtis, Betty and I are high achievers, driven all our lives to excel, doing the best we could possibly do. It has helped us to have traveled the world extensively individually and sampled the...

Modesto, California
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The hubby & I visited for my birthday/our 20th anniversary. We've been to Carmel several times & keep trying new places trying to find one that's A) worth the price & B) doesn't have the pretentious attitude. FOUND IT! The staff here is as nice as they come, the breakfast is really good and the rooms are comfy, with fridges...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

A long time ago, in 1976, I became a real estate broker and formed Monterey Motel Brokerage, a real estate company specializing exclusively in the sale of motels, hotels and B&Bs. I preached (like a bible) there are four ingredients to success in the business: 1. Clean rooms, 2. Set pricing according to real value not supply and demand, 3....

Pasadena, California
Reviewed November 22, 2015

This charming Bed and Breakfast was amazing in every way! What made it perfect was the incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The owner, Julian was so knowledgeable about the area and bent over backwards to make my stay with my husband and our two dogs (labs) a treat to remember forever. From planning the drive from L.A. to Carmel to...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, for sharing your enthusiasm and your great labs. Most people, sadly, spend a lot of their lives being relatively bored and or unhappy. You are the opposite and we loved having you with us. When combined, all of us at the Inn have more than 100 years of experiencing the Monterey Peninsula and we...

Framingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 15, 2015

My wife and I have been fortunate to stay in many B&B's in the US as well as Europe. The Carmel Garden Inn is by far our favorite. Julian, the owner, makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. The location is perfect in beautiful Carmel. An easy walk to great restaurants as well as to the ocean. The...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

My goodness...what a tribute to us all and our Inn. As I read your review, I could not help reflecting on the quality of the people with whom we work: Dennis in his sixties worked in travel with Quantis Airlines for years, owned a restaurant and was a president of the Carmel Orchid Society, an avid gardener; Susan in her...

Carmel, California, United States
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Originally built in 1948 as an apartment building this is now a 10 room bed and breakfast. The owner actually owned this B & B for years then sold it moved to Japan for 10 years, came back and decided to buy it again. When I made the reservation for my brother-in-laws Julian the owner gave me a tour of...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Your compliments are heartfelt indeed. One of the greatest joys in my life has been buying the Inn again in 2013 and having the money and time to really make our rooms and gardens worthy of the heritage of 1948 when, as you point out, it was built. Thank you for commenting on our food and wine party. Susan Curtis,...

Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a very clean, wonderfully charming B&B with a superb staff. Julian was most helpful with the checkin and informative about restaurants and history of the town. Curtis was most helpful with booking and things to do in town and Mary makes the most wonderfully delicious breakfasts and great coffee. We had close encounters with lovely hummingbirds whilst enjoying...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

The three of us, Mary, Curtis and I, are humbled by your praise. The greatest happiness for us, and indeed the entire staff, is to have our efforts appreciated. So many people, whether the staff or the guests, either fail to appreciate effort put forth, or simply forget to say something. So...we all are saying "THANK YOU" as you have...

Lehi, Utah
Reviewed November 2, 2015

I stayed here the last 3 days it is a lovely inn. clean,cozy. The staff were very helpful in helping us with daily activities and suggestions on how to get places, and where to eat. The breakfast every morning was very delicious. The cheese & wine in the afternoon was an nice touch. We loved the Rosemary shortbread cookies( although...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. Your words of praise and appreciation of our efforts are truly meaningful to all of us. As you so rightly point out, the bath rooms in our three Torres rooms are on the list for this winter. We all love Carmel and sharing our experiences of what to do and see are fun for us. I especially thank...

Reviewed October 29, 2015

I had such a lovely time at the Inn. The succulents are beautiful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly. My group took up three rooms, and we all had a wonderful time. I particularly enjoyed the private patios attached to each room. They are a great little place to enjoy a cup of coffee or...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We loved having your group here. One of the reasons we purchased the Inn two years ago was the terrible cramped living quarters. We could gutted it and put in a lovely dining room and new kitchen and powder room for our wine party and our breakfasts. For groups of friends getting together to enjoy...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff is so friendly. They truly care about the people that stay here and are a great resource for things to do in the area. My wife and two dogs had an amazing time here. We will try and make it back when we can...

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

My grandfather has several sayings, one of which comes to my mind as I am reading your review: "Birds of a feather flock together." All our staff genuinely appreciate working here and love interfacing with our guests. Being friendly, then, is a natural thing for us and we attract guests who are interesting, genuinely happy and glad to visit and...

Arizona
Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed in Carmel for one night and after staying at Carmel Garden Inn, I wished we could have stayed longer. There is a beautiful garden and it's in a great location. Our room included a comfortable king bed, private patio and small kitchen/bar area with a table. The weather was hitting record temperatures and there is no air conditioning....

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julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

More than forty years ago I purchased my first motel, a dumpy old six unit motel in Monterey. Since then I have owned sixteen others and finally the Carmel Garden Inn. My grand father handed down several notions have found helpful to live a rewarding life: focus on giving, One comes to my mind after reading your review: it is...

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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 

Additional Information about Carmel Garden Inn

Address: NW Corner 4th Street and Torres, P.O. Box 5547, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $199 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“One with a courtyard”
  • Fairy house in the garden
421kate, Mar 23, 2017 | Read review
“were in the Lavender Room which had a private patio.”
49erman, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“the suie was spacious and comfortable”
debbiesoper, Dec 30, 2016 | Read review
“Get one with a fireplace and private sitting area.”
964jayr, Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
“It seemed to me that all rooms are off the beautifully appointed garden, but I couldn't tell for sure. The garden, by the way, is stunning!”
JanMcKArlington_VA, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
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