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Toronto, Canada
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...

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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"....

San Jose, California
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 !...

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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...

El Sobrante, Ca Usa
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...

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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

Columbus, Ohio
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...

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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...

Downey, California
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...

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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...

Cameron Park, California
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...

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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.

Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Carmel Garden Inn is a unique place to stay, with its different and cozy rooms and homemade breakfast. We had a great time there! Besides, they were really nice handling the incident of a package that had been left behind. Thanks to their attention and concern, we had the package delivered to our next destination. We would definitely go back...

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

Thank you for staying with us, and enjoying our homemade food. We love our bistro dining room and take pride in our gardens and the coziness of the rooms. We appreciate your comments. One of the things all of here at our Inn try to do is pay attention to little details and be genuinely concerned with our guests' needs....

Reviewed July 12, 2015

Maybe I be a little critical. Nice bathroom and king bed. Microwave and Refrig was on and cold. But no air conditioner to cool room readily available. Other less expensive places, more modern near by this place does have atmosphere

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

Thank you for your review and praise for our beds and bathroom. Since we totally remodeled the five bathrooms in our five patio suites, all of our guests are commenting on them. Thank you. I wish you had told us your room was a little warm. Since almost none of the Inns along the central coast of California have air...

Indiana
Reviewed July 9, 2015

We four sisters (dubbed the Golden Girls) enjoyed everything about our stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. The flowers, private sitting area, the staff, and everything about the Inn was a pleasant experience. The toilet paper and tissues folded like a fan were a fun surprise! We have been thoroughly spoiled! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and our...

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

You four are truly golden. Your time spent with us at our Inn gave immense joy and happiness to all of us, and even more impressively, to all our other guests. Thank you so much for your appreciation of our Inn, our service, our food and wine, and our staff. You are a model upon which we hope to build:...

San Dimas, California
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Julian, the Innkeeper, is so much fun, incredibly knowledgeable of the local area and restaurants as well as the history of Carmel. The staff treat you like family from the minute you check in until you check out. The home made breakfast and afternoon wine and snacks are fantastic and served in a quaint way. We will definitely return in...

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

What an incredible testimony to us. Thank you. Your praises are a reflection of yourselves, your energy, your joy in living and enjoying. Having you stay with us and hearing your story of yesteryear...oh my how very romantic. We cannot wait to have you stay with us again and share...Most warmly, Julian Susan Dennis Mary Curtis Betty and our housekeeping...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: $165 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“were in the Lavender Room which had a private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles 49erman, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“the suie was spacious and comfortable”
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“Get one with a fireplace and private sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles JanMcKArlington_VA, Aug 8, 2016 | Read review
“Any suites that have an attached patio”
 of 5 bubbles 521delanief, Aug 6, 2016 | Read review
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