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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Me and my daughter had a fantastic experience staying at the hotel this September. It was our first trip to Carmel, I have picked Carmel Garden Inn because it had great reviews, reasonable pricing, great location and breakfast included! The place has exceeded my expectations! Both owners and staff were knowledgeable and friendly, they shared their knowledge of the area,...

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

We all love working here at our Inn and take great pride in giving our guests a quality experience, far more than just a place to stay. Dennis with his dear love of the gardens, Susan's passion for decorating and food, Curtis with his culinary excellence, Mary and Betty with their mature graciousness and Myself with my love of life...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My husband and I recently paid our second visit to this delightful inn. We stayed in a smaller room this time - Jade - and it was a perfect size for the two of us. Everything is so clean and peaceful here. After having spent four days in San Francisco this was a welcome change of pace. The afternoon wine...

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

More than forty years ago (I was about 30) I had become a hotel broker. I was passionate about our industry, and was eager to lead others into operating hotels, motels, Inns along the path I had chosen when I bought my first motel in 1966: Give guests a good quality room, good beds and linens, furnished well; price the...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to stay here last minute and it was absolutely fantastic! Beautiful room, great location and thoroughly helpful staff in both the morning and evening- felt very 'personal' compared to more corporate hotels. Must stay!

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

Curtis, Mary, Dennis, Betty, Susan and myself thank you for appreciating us and our Inn. After owning more than fifteen Inns around the Monterey Peninsula for fifty years, The Garden Inn has attracted the finest people to work with me here that I have ever had the privilege of knowing. We all are very fortunate as well to have such...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I loved this place. Very clean, comfortable rooms with a nice kitchen and great towels. Even a wood burning fireplace!! And the gardens were so beautiful and relaxing. Not to mention the center of town is less than two blocks away. Next time we will bring our dog since the owners are very dog friendly (and people...

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

I personally appreciate your comment about the quality of our towels. Susan, my wife, and I purchased the Inn three and a half years ago. Having owned 17 Inns in the area for the past forty some years, I had several strong opinions as to priorities. Bed linens and towels in my list were in my lower half; Susan's list...

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The room was cosy and clean and comfy. the owners were so nice with us, leaving a kind message for us since we arrived late at night. The breakfast was simple bug healthy and tasty, also the little cheesy cake they home-baked was really good! The owner also gave us advices and shared with us some "secrets" about Carmel, thanks...

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

I so enjoyed talking with you and sharing insights about our area and Carmel. One of the many things I love about being here as a host at our Inn is visiting with interesting people from around the world. Thank you for appreciating our food, our rooms and us. All our best wishes and hope to see you again, Julian

Arlington, VA
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our room was absolutely lovely, comfortable, spacious yet cozy! We so appreciated the amenities of the small kitchen nook off of the main bedroom, along with the gorgeous private courtyard. The location cannot be better, just a five minute walk to downtown shops. The owners/innkeepers could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The price was more than fair. I...

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

We all so appreciate having you stay with us and taking the time to write this review. Cozy is often repeated by guests in their comments. We continue to enjoy making guests' time spent with us at our Inn quality and affording the feeling of a caring family. It is the joy of giving that we receive your review. Thank...

Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was adorable and welcoming! I recommend staying in the Lavender King Suite with the pull out bed. IT WAS ADORABLE and reminded me of a fairytale cottage. In addition you get a gated patio for added privacy or if you bring pets they can go in and out as they please. The fireplace is cleaned out daily and everything...

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

Thank you for staying with us and thank you so very much for sharing your and your Mom's energy and wonderful spirit...and of course your stories. We all love to eat and enjoy talking about our village and all the neat things to do and see. Keeping all the wood burning fireplaces in all the rooms was a hard sell...

Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The location was nice. We just left our car at the parking and could walk to everywhere in Carmel. The room was very clean and cute. We had a large room with a small kitchen and eating area, bedroom with a sofa, and ofcourse the patio with flowers. More than anything, the hosts/hostesses were so nice and thoughtful. We did...

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

We all so appreciate your words of praise for us and our Inn. Several critical choices were made when we bought the Inn in March 2013. First, make the gardens wonderful full of flowers and succulents. Second, retain the wood burning fireplaces in all ten rooms. Third, serve really good wine and food at our wine party and make our...

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It's in the heart of Carmel so it's pricey, but less than most. Older furnishings but hey, it's a bed and breakfast inn. Very clean. We had a private patio, and our room had a fireplace with wood already stacked inside, just strike a match. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Beautiful garden setting. Highly recommended.

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

When we saw the Inn more than 3 years ago, we immediately overlooked the terrible furnishings, sagging beds, totally over grown garden areas with a healthy mix of weeds and Ivy, the rat infested kitchen...in other words we overlooked almost everything...knowing they could be fixed, repaired, replaced. What we did not overlook was all rooms had real wood-burning fireplaces, five...

Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We loved our one-night stay and hope to return. Innkeeper Julian made it a complete joy. Our room was charming and the breakfast was perfect. Julian offered very helpful advice for dining and sight seeing. Our wine and cheese welcome was great.

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When we reflect (as we do frequently) on the many favorable reviews and guests' comments, we almost always remind ourselves as to why we are all so happy working and being here at our Inn: OUR GUESTS! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this review. See you again soon, Julian

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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: ₹ 11,461 - ₹ 18,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“were in the Lavender Room which had a private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles 49erman, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the suie was spacious and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles debbiesoper, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get one with a fireplace and private sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles 964jayr, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It seemed to me that all rooms are off the beautifully appointed garden, but I couldn't tell for sure. The garden, by the way, is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles JanMcKArlington_VA, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Any suites that have an attached patio”
 of 5 bubbles 521delanief, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
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