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Carmel Garden Inn

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved our stay at this little locally owned hotel. The staff/owners were so kind and welcoming. For example, the owner dropped what he was doing to get us some coffee in the middle of the afternoon. We stayed in the violet room, which was decorated in a Victorian style. Here are the pros and cons of our stay: Pros:... More 

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

We so appreciate your review and thank you for staying with us. We value our Inn for many of the reasons you point out; especially the 1949 period in which it was built as garden apartments, converted to an Inn in the fifties. In doing our renovations since our purchase in 2013, we have attempted to balance between making everything... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff was very helpful and they even hoisted our country flag for our visiting days. Rooms old and smelly, the "full breakfast" (as they mentioned) was a big disappointment - unless you are friend of light coffee, corn bread and cakes in the morning.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed our staff and hanging the flags of our visitors from other countries shows the respect we have for all of our visitors from abroad. Thank you for staying with us. While we are very sad our food was not up to your expectations, we hope you might stay with us again. Sometimes, when guests... More 

New York City, New York
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed unfortunately just one night passing through Carmel while driving down the PCH. We arrived around 7pm tired after driving for 4 hours from Sonoma and we were very warmly greeted and treated with a glass of wine as we had just missed the wine and cheese plates. The room was really cute, very comfortable and has everything you... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We all love our food and making guests comfortable and welcome after long travels gives us great satisfaction. We also take great happiness in having our rooms feel warm, clean, and welcoming. Our goal is to provide a home away from home harkening back to our parents' day when quality... More 

Marina del Rey, California
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In a word- FABULOUS!! What a find. The Inn and owner, Julian, are charming, warm and inviting. We only had one night but will be going back again and again. Our room, the Violet Room, was very very comfortable and well appointed. The gardens are lovely. The "wine hour" was delicious as was our breakfast the next morning. The Inn... More 

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

You have brought great joy, excitement and fun to all of us here with your energy and happiness. During the tedium of car week and starting into the home stretch of a very busy season, your review is a welcome reward in recognition of our efforts and the quality of our Inn. Thank you for staying with us and for... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had an outstanding few nights at the Carmel Garden Inn. The hotel was very well located, just a short walk from the shops and beach. The room was cozy, the bed was incredibly comfortable, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious. Julian and the rest of the staff were just terrific. We were given great advice about how to spend... More 

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

We all love our inn so much and are very pleased your stay with us was enjoyable. Susan prides herself on creating the recipes for breakfast, Dennis prides himself for our wonderful gardens, all of us pride ourselves on making our guests have a rich, interesting stay in Carmel. Thank you for your review and for honoring us with "Wonderful".... More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We live in the Bay Area and can easily drive for a day to get away but as you all know you need a little get away and I found my place of heaven here . Beautiful friendly clean cozy place . Comfy beds , delicious breakfast and nice conversation and a big plus the entire stafff was perfect !... More 

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

We love our Inn and purchased it in 2013 because it had the potential to be just what you have described "A beautiful, clean, cozy place." Dennis has taken great strides in creating our gardens, filled with exotic succulents, plants, orchids. Susan has decorated the rooms with interesting furniture, art (some original) and shops constantly for unusual items to make... More 

El Sobrante, Ca Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband Steve and I had the pleasure of staying here. It's a definite charm and hidden gem. The staff and folks are so friendly, kind and loving. The room was so comfortable, clean, cozy, and charming. I loved our private outside patio. The walkway to our room was great as we always stopped to admire the wonderful garden. Colors... More 

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

We took great pleasure in reading of your time spent with us here at our Inn. To have you so genuinely impressed means a lot. Thank you from us all for staying witt us, for your review, but most importantly for sharing your enthusiasm with us and our other guests. Our best to you, Julian More 

Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Talk about a pleasurable experience! It's genuinely hard to know where to begin. One is greeted with a genuine smile after being given easy directions to the Garden Inn, a beautiful location. Whether you're a gardener or not, if you're a lover of flowers it is an eye's delight and your camera will do flip-flops. Don't miss out on the... More 

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

We had such a fun time with you two. Your energy and appreciation of the little things just thrilled us all, especially Dennis, (past president of the Carmel Orchid Society) the creator of our gardens, and Susan with her background in art and photography, she makes the Inn a wonderful place to experience. Thank you for your fine review and... More 

Downey, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Their style of going above and beyond is nothing short from a five diamond resort. There is sincerity in every interaction and genuine hospitable intent with each detail from the food and beverage and comfort in the bedding. The romantic fireplace along with the perfect breeze through our plantation shutters was such a perfect touch to our quaint and cozy... More 

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

What a lovely, exciting review! Thank you. Our (to use your words) "sincerity in every interaction" underscores the feelings we have in hosting our guests. Each of us, Dennis, Mary, Susan, Curtis, Betty, our housekeepers and myself get huge rewards from being here, enjoying and loving what we do and above all really being involved with our guests...What a fabulous... More 

Cameron Park, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I have stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn with our yellow lab, Halo 4 times and we have no desire to stay anywhere else! We started inviting friends to join us and they stay in another cottage and love it as much as we do! We join each other on one of our private patio's with our... More 

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

Curtis, Dennis and I just read your review. Brought slight tears of joy to our collective eyes. Thank you so very much,,,heartfelt sincere thanks! There are no more words to better describe how we feel other than wonderful! See you again and again soon, Julian and all of us. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range: $231 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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