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Carmel Garden Inn

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Rehovot
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Such luck to find such a lovely place. So sorry that we had only an overnight stay. The reception we received from Dennis was so welcoming and the wine and cheese at 16.00 was just the right thing at the right time. Our room was clean and cosy, with all the amenities that one would expect, although the smoky atmosphere... More 

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

Thank you so very much for your comments and praise. Dennis is a past president of the Carmel Orchid Society and owned a restaurant in his past. So...the gardens and food have a very high priority for him. Susan is the recipe maker and together they do, as you pointed out, make a lovely set of edibles. While we also... More 

Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We decided to head to Carmel for my birthday and bring our dog Sadie with us. I had read that Carmel was very animal friendly. We didn't make any reservations, but just happened to run across this Inn. They were so kind and welcomed us and our dog with open arms. They set us up in the most quaint little... More 

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

Birthdays are so special and having you spend yours with us and enjoying it so much is a real treat. Our decision to keep all ten wood burning fireplaces, focus on fine food , good wine and Dennis creating our wonderful gardens have all been a greatly satisfying effort. We all love creating and sharing the fruits of our efforts... More 

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We had originally booked this for one night but once we arrived we added on an extra night. This bed n breakfast makes you feel like one of the family with wine and cheese and wonderful breakfast. This place is within walking distance of all the restaurants in carmel.

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

Nothing pleases us more than such a complimentary review except having you stay with us again. Thank you! Our staff feels like our family, as you could tell. And having us all so happy to be working in an environment that feels more like play and pleasure than work is extraordinary. And I love the fact that we can all... More 

Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a tiny but very beautiful and fine inn. Flowers are blooming arround it. The room is amazing, bed is very comfortable and super clean.I can't forget the breakfast,which was elaborate and delicious.The receptionist and the inn owner are super friendly and considerate. We want to stay there again if we have chance to go US in the future.

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

Thank you so much. One of the charms and reasons we purchased the Inn was its size. I do not have any hobbies and facing retirement at some point was very uncomfortable. So... why not an intimate ten unit Inn where we can really interface and enjoy our guests, telling great stories and sharing experiences? Susan loves new recipes and... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a lovely place to stay. We arrived just as complimentary wine and cheese were being served which was lovely and made us stop for a moment and take a look around. The room was amazing and very romantic with the open fireplace in the room which was all ready made up and ready to be lit. There are lovely... More 

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

Your review is so much fun for all of us to read. When Susan and I purchased the Inn in March 2013, we decided to keep all ten rooms with wood burning fireplaces...one of the best decisions we have made. Thank you for re-enforcing our choice. And thank you for staying with us and enjoying our village; it is truly... More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A nice spot in Carmel-by-the-sea, with a happy hour, breakfast and great accommodations. The bed was comfortable and the furniture was aesthetically pleasing to look at. We would definitely stay here again. The price was affordable too!

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

When we purchased the Inn in March 2013, Susan and I focused on two principal areas: beds and food; Dennis on the gardens. Thank you for your review and appreciating our food and the beds. Monterey Mattress Marquis box springs and mattresses are hand made and only the finest materials including real rubber as springs are used in their construction.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I will definitely to stay with Carmel Garden Inn my next time to Carmel again. Julian and Susan are very nice and friendly person. The facilities and room is super cozy and clean. Walking distance to the plaza which you can have food and designer brand shops there. Strong recommendation to this hotel.

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

It was a true pleasure to have you stay with us. Your energy was just great, lots of fun. And thank you for your words of appreciation. Rosemary with that large patio and garden area and the two queen beds and real wood paneling you captured in your photos are so much more intimate and therefore meaningful than our shots...... More 

White Rock, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quaint, clean, cozy. Great breakfast either in the common area or on your own adorable patio complete with flowers outside. Close to all amenities. Friendky and very helpful staff especially Curtis who steered me into town. . Going back on my way home !

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Thank Charle128
julian b, Owner at Carmel Garden Inn, responded to this review

Curtis read your review with great delight as did we all. We love our business and having happy satisfied guests returning to stay with us again and again is truly rewarding. Thank you for your review, for staying with us, and for adding to our fun by chatting with you. Julian More 

Brentwood, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I am so pleased to share this information . Carmel Garden Inn offers all the charm, amenities and comfort any traveler would appreciate. Spotless, updated and very appealing accommodations. I can't say enough of all the staff available to be concerned with our stay. So welcoming and informative. The amenities of breakfast and afternoon wine gatherings are wonderful delights and... More 

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

Goodness, you give us a lot to continue to live up to! Thank you so very very much for your review. In over forty years, I have owned 17 Inns and never once recall words like yours " Rounding off this experience as one of my best. Intimate, attentive and special." It is comments and praise like yours that makes... More 

Oakley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A friend and I just returned from a delightful 2-day at the Carmel Garden Inn. After much research we chose this Inn because it is small, very dog-friendly, they offer a fabulous breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, on-site parking, and the reviews were very good. I wasn't disappointed! Parking was easy. The room was exceptionally clean, beds were very comfortable,... More 

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

All of us read and reread your review and with great delight. Thank you for expressing your appreciation of our efforts! Vacations (even mini ones) are so important to the soul and to have succeeded in making one of yours a success, brings us a lot of satisfaction. We look forward to having you return, Julian, Susan, Dennis, Mary, Curtis... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $220 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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