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Svendsgaard's Inn
Ranked #9 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had been on a driving trip up from So CA and what a pleasure to pull into this inn. Our room was large and comfortable and the grounds were beautiful. How is it that the town of Carmel can make their flowers seem so much more vibrant than other places. We were walking distance to town and to the beach. We had our dog and they were extremely accommodating. Plus, being walking distance to the greatest off leash dog beach on the west cost was a big plus. Had a great time and will come back when we visit Carmel.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Svengaard's Inn is absolutely charming. I stayed here with my boyfriend and dog in August and we got a king quite with a fireplace and double jacuzzi. The room, clearly, was spacious, and also quite clean for a place that's so dog-friendly. We had a mini fridge and a microwave as well. The room we had (#9) was in a corner and had a little view on the ocean. We were on the bottom floor right next to the courtyard so we could easily let our dog out (leashed) to do his business.

A simple continental breakfast was delivered to our door each morning in a cooler. It typically consisted of bananas, oranges, milk, yogurt, cereal and some kind of pastry. The rooms also had single serve Kurig coffee machines.

The folks at the front desk were really kind and helpful in directing us to the beach and recommending restaurants and things to do. We even picked up passes for free tastings at a couple wineries. There are always warm cookies and fresh coffee/tea/water up there too :)

The location is great, but I would assume so are most inns in Carmel. It's a very walkable town!

My only qualms are that Internet service is incredibly slow, so i just relied on 4G. Also, the walls are a bit thin.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Front desk pleasant. Clean and Roomy. Quaint Inn. Bright, w big windows. Walls are thinner than most hotel rooms. Beds good w good pillows. Bathroom was stocked. Kitchenette. Microwave, individual pod coffee machine. mini fridge. No stove. No tea kettle. No hotplate. No electric frying pan (even that would have been helpful). I was very disappointed with that. I assumed by purchasing the room with the kitchenette there would be more than what there was, which impedes on our budget and don't always like to eat out? Our kitchenette room had a west view of ocean thru trees and over roof tops and one of the courtyard facing pool. Pool great for kids and warm. Parking is tight so if you have a spot, hang on to it and walk. Shops are in walking distance. Walked at night w my kids and felt pretty safe. Hilled terrain in Carmel, which is excellent after driving for days (needed the exercise) but not so if you find that difficult. Everything is pretty compact in Carmel...but that adds to the character of the place. Web sight pics of hotels in Carmel make things look bigger remember that. I give this hotel a 4/5 only bc of the kitchen, otherwise I like this place and would recommend it to others.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Nice place to stay! The pool and the cookies made our 12 year old daughter happy, the coffee in the lobby made my husband happy and the newspapers and the simple but good brakfast served in a cooler outside our door every morning made it for me.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great location, pretty grounds, clean, professional staff. This hotel is also dog friendly and had a nice area for sitting next to the pool. The lobby is nicely appointed and had fresh coffee and cookies available for guest. The breakfast cooler which is delivered made for an early departure very convenient.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We travel to Carmel several times a year for short "get-a-ways" and always stay at Svensgaard's Inn. The staff is very helpful and the accommodations range from modest rooms to comfortable suites. The Inn is pet-friendly which is important to us, and the staff makes sure that you have water bowls and blankets for your dog, as well as a crate, if you need it. A well-cared-for garden with doggy waste plastic bags provided, is a lovely place to relax after an afternoon of shopping.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We loved the big suite. It gives you lots of privacy whilst everyone else sleeps. I love having a kitchenette. My husband loved sitting in the lobby while I got ready. Make sure to take time to swim in the pool. It's like a home away from home!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: $178 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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