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minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good-friendly staff that aims to please. Fresh cookies made every night at bedtime. Gas fireplace in room(we needed this with chilly mornings), Comfy large bed. Continental breakfast in a cooler outside door every morning. It includes fresh yummy pastries. Close to beach (but still far enough, I would drive) Not so Good- hint of musty carpeting, TV remote difficult...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place I choose to stay when I come to Carmel. I usually bring my pup and Svendsgaard's Inn is pet-friendly. They even have a grassy area for your dog. In the morning you will find a bag at your door with some breakfast items and doggy treats if you have a dog, plus the newspaper. It's usually...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been staying at Svendsgaard's Inn for more than 40 years, usually two or three times a year. The Inn Manager, Ricardo Lopez, is extremely professional and accommodating. Anything we needed was immediately at our fingertips. The Lars Suite has been recently remodeled and is absolutely lovely. The beauty of Svendgaard's is that it is so well located, within...

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Dear Juan & Renee, We can't thank you enough for your continued patronage at the Svendsgaard's Inn. Thank you for such an amazing review and great title! The pleasure is all ours! We take great pride in treating each and every one of our guests like family. I can't wait for your next return in February! Have an amazing New...

Martinez, California
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This has become our go to hotel in Carmel. It's wonderful for travelers with children and pets and is lovely winter and summer as well. The staff is always accomodating and friendly, thank you Ricky! Easy walk to downtown shopping and restaurants - great location!

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Happy New Years Tim! Thank you for such a wonderful title. We appreciate you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Thank you for being part of our continued success and for making us your go to property in Carmel. We can't wait for your next visit with us! Cheers my friend!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This hotel was exactly what we needed for our one night stay in Carmel. The hotel was a bit outdated, but the rooms were clean, and the location was close to downtown and the beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone making a stop-over in Carmel.

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your most recent stay with us at the Svendsgaard's Inn. We value your feedback and any recommendations you may send our way! Thank you again for your patronage and we hope you come back and visit us real soon!

Danville, California
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting for our anniversary on a discount coupon and had a blast. The Inn is located just a few blocks walk from downtown Carmel and is handy to many bars, restaurants and the beach. In my opinion, you can't beat the location at any price, unless you find a place on the beach (like Inn at Pebble Beach)!...

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves on your special anniversary getaway. We do our best and take great pride in catering to our guests needs. We appreciate you sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We truly can't wait for the next opportunity to welcome you back to beautiful Carmel By The...

Westlake Village, California
Reviewed November 30, 2016

On our way to our daughter's home in Castro Valley, we took a break from driving and once again, enjoyed our overnight stay at this lovely Inn. The gardens are beautiful, there's a heated swimming pool, and the rooms have been upgraded. Another plus is it's so close to town. We've been staying at Svendsgaard's Inn for forty years!

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you were able to return to lovely Carmel and enjoy your visit with us during the holidays. We appreciate your continuous support for all those years! We look forward towards your next visit with us real soon. Have a wonderful New Years!

Cambria, California
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We stay at Svengaards 2 or 3 times a year and have always been well looked after and our dog knows just which room to go to. Many excellent restaurants within a couple of blocks--some give a discount when showing the Svengaards key. The beach is heaven for fun-loving dogs and people.

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are delighted to hear that you and your pet are thoroughly taken care when you visit us. I find it amazing that most of our pet friends always know which room to go to when they get here. I've been a witness to that. We look forward to the next opportunity to...

Madera, CA
Reviewed November 23, 2016

I opted for the "pet friendly" room, only to discover that this means my dogs must sleep and stay inside of a crate. They are not permitted on beds. My dogs are my babies....this did not go over well.

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments regarding your recent stay with us online. I'm sorry you felt that our property was not so pet friendly for your babies. We do our very best to accommodate our pet friends by offering pet beds, blankets, bowls and crates upon request. We don't suggest that pets lay on beds or are...

Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We arrived on a Wednesday at Noon and stayed two nights in a lovely corner room with a view of the ocean and sunset. The room was cosy and comfortable with TV and King bed. The lobby was welcoming with coffee, fresh baked cookies, and a roaring fire in the fireplace. The manager who greeted us was welcoming and helpful....

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Ricky L, Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your two day with us in lovely Carmel and would like to visit again. We look forward to the next opportunity to welcome you back to the Svendsgaard's Inn.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the European ambiance of Svendsgaard’s Inn, the newest pet-friendly lodging in Carmel. Located in the heart of Carmel village, most of the 35 guest rooms and suites overlook the garden courtyard and large heated swimming pool. Accommodations include complimentary in-room wireless internet access, continental breakfast and newspaper delivered to your door each morning and plenty of off-street parking. Most rooms and suites also include fireplaces, kitchens, and spa tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Svendsgaard's Inn

Address: At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $160 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Svendsgaard's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Upper rooms are for non pet owners. Lower level for pet owners.”
 of 5 bubbles luciearl, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The Lars Suite is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Renee1968, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Dog friendly rooms are on lower level near lawn - convenient!”
 of 5 bubbles timothyr983, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“Request a fireplace room.”
 of 5 bubbles kma442, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with kitchenette and fireplace are spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 888arlenes, Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
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