Just returned from a two-night stay here... we were placed in room #34 (a queen room). I was not expecting much after reading all the reviews posted here, but to my surprise the room and inn exceeded my expectations. All we cared about was close proximity to all the Ocean Avenue shops and a coffee maker in our room.
Yes, the room is dated (bedspread, furniture, bathroom fixtures) but it was all in working order and very clean. Our bed was comfortable and the shower had great water pressure and the tub was a Jacuzzi style tub. Our check-in was quick as well and we were assisted by a helpful staff member. The best part about the room as our windows - since we were in a corner room, we had two large windows facing West, but not a view of the ocean as there are so many beautiful trees.
We didn't stay there due to the breakfast offered, but as it was included, I thought what we received was appropriate. Cereal in disposable bowls, OJ, a piece of pound cake, a croissant, and fruit... plenty of items to snack/nibble on to carry you over.
The slight negatives I would share is the loud plumbing for shower-time (neighbors) as well as the nearby doors opening and closing. At no time did these noises wake us up or bother us... we just noticed the noise, and would think that it may bother others.
Overall, I would recommend this inn to stay in Carmel by the Sea if you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay with the majority of amenities you would need. It is by no means fancy. As I have lived in Carmel and am familiar with the various inns and hotels in the area, I would recommend this Inn to those looking for a simple place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Svendsgaard`s Hotel Carmel