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Svendsgaard's Inn
Ranked #13 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
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“Great stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at Svendsgaard's Inn for 3 nights and were very happy with our accommodations. When we arrived Raquel, the inn manager, was very welcoming and helpful and gave us a nicer room than we originally booked. It was a large corner room and even had a view of the ocean. In the morning, a cooler with the newspaper, 2 juices, 2 boxes of cereal, 2 pieces of fruit, 2 yougarts and 2 pastries was waiting outside our door. The room was equipped with a small frig and a new Keuring machine, both of which were appreciated. The hotel was built in the 50s, but the surrounding hotels/ inns seemed to be of the age. The location was great - an easy walk into the heart. If we ever go back to Carmel, we definitely will stay there again!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was our second visit to Svendgaard's Inn. We get one of the large rooms with the gas fireplace and two person jacuuzi tub. The room was very quiet, clean, and comfortable. On our previous trip we brought our dog along as well. Walking distance to all downtown shops and the beach. The only thing for improvement was the grounds looked a bit run-down - especially the lawn courtyard area.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Upstairs fireplace / jacuzzi rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Small rooms, and a B&B. So expect no frills. Decent rooms - we loved the place for the location really.. next to the main street in Carmel by the Sea - and walking from the beach. Close to coffee shops, restaurants. Great if you can walk up to everything with a 3 year old.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed one night here on our way back from Yosemite , heading to Paso Robles for some wine tasting. We had a dog with us so chose this place for that reason. We booked a room with a fireplace, small kitchenette area and king bed. The inn is well located, easy walk to Ocean Ave and down to the beach and close to shops and numerous restaurants. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived due to a housekeeping snafu and some other dog had left chewed biscuits and assorted mess all over it! When we came back from our beach walk the room was clean and we put on the fire and settled in. Rooms are built on 2 floors around a little garden area and our room, 10, was set well back from the road and was super quiet. There's no AC but this room would get good through air in summer as it has a split door to the garden and the kitchenette has a window to the back street, which is residential.
Breakfast comes in a cooler to your door and was cereal, milk, yogurts, banana, apple, and muffins. There's a coffee maker in the kitchenette. Cookies and coffee are available at the check in area.
My average rating on cleanliness is because of our being checked in to an uncleaned room.
Unless something untoward happens when we checkout, as I am writing this as we pack, we will book here again if traveling with fido. Give it a try.

Room Tip: In summer you might want to ask for a room away from the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

we stayed at svendsgaard;s inn for three nights recently and had a very relaxing stay,very comfortable accomodation with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in,continental breakfast delivered to your door between 7-30 and 8 am every morning. very nice area for walking with plenty of restaurents,galleries and shops.lovely beach a short stroll away.

Room Tip: all rooms should be good
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We've stayed at Svengaard's Inn multiple times over the years. It is pretty typical of the lodgings in Carmel. Located a few blocks from Ocean, it is walkable to the local restaurants and shopping. We always enjoy the in lobby coffee and cookies. The daily rate includes a breakfast basket with the daily local paper, cereal, fresh fruit, muffins, orange juice(unfortunately canned), milk. The room has the usual amenities: small dorm refrigerator (complementary water bottles), coffee maker, hair dryer,iron, etc. There is a pool and on site parking. The room is well maintained and adequate for a weekend visit.

Room Tip: All rooms are non-smoking. Rooms on the upper floor are pet free.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Carmel is known for its canine accessibility, and we have stayed in many places that cater to our pooches, but we keep coming back to Svendsgaard's Inn for the convenience and price. It is centrally located to the town, but set back enough for privacy. The decor is dated, but the facility is clean and peaceful. We especially enjoy being greeted by cookies and coffee in front of a cozy fireplace as we always book our room in late December. It is nice to wake up to a picnic basket full of breakfast goodies; it staves off our hunger for a walk on the beach with our pups, as well as our drive back to Sacramento. We will continue to make this quaint little inn our dog lover's getaway.

Room Tip: When you book this place for your pups, make sure you get a big enough room. We had to switch rooms...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Svendsgaard's Inn
Address: At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Svendsgaard's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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 
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