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

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

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I absolutely ADORE this place! This was my first time staying at a B&B, and I can definitely see why people would stay here. It's just as wonderful as a nice hotel! The staff at Carmel Garden Inn was so welcoming and friendly. They treated us like long-time friends! The lobby has a very quaint feel, and includes a dining...

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

Well...!!! Your words of praise are a wonderful testimony to the joy and happiness all of us who 'work' at our Inn feel almost every day. Mary says several times a month "I cannot wait to come to the Inn". Dennis literally 'plays' in the gardens and 'hosts' as our Innkeeper. Betty in her fine Mississippi charming fashion charms our...

Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our Garden room, # 5, was perfect. Plenty of space, great mattress and a private patio. Wonderful breakfast, different every day, wine & cheese at early evening and very friendly people. The owners, Jason & Susan provide a wealth of local information & history as well. The location is just enough off the main street, Ocean Ave, to be quiet...

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

Thank you so much for your words of praise and appreciation. When we first looked at the Inn more than three years ago, it was in a good location, near to Ocean Ave. as you point out; however, the patio rooms' bathrooms, lobby and old living quarters (now our kitchen and dining room) were a disaster. The beds were a...

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

You are welcome with wine and nibbles and a lovely friendliness. The rooms have their own entrance via a nice garden. Each room with it's own garden gate, little garden area with chairs and table. The rooms are a nice size and very well presented. The continental breakfast is very good. You can easily walk to a restaurant but a...

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

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It has been an interesting challenge to preserve the original feeling of our Inn built in 1949 as apartments and yet make everything 'work'. We really appreciate your comments and look forward to having you stay with us again. Julian and all of us at our Inn

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stayed at the Carmel Garden in for just one night (6/20/16) but we could have made a vacation there. It's a late 1940's, early 1950's vibe there, but so well done. Some of the rooms are small, but that's how it was back in the day. Ours was not, it even had it's own private patio. The people that...

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

Having purchased my first motel in 1966 in Monterey (six units) and subsequently owned 17 motels and Inns/B&Bs in and around the Monterey Peninsula, I have become accustomed to saying to prospective purchasers of hotels "Give the guests more than a room in which to comfortably sleep...give them an experience." Your kind words especially "it's the whole package, room, staff,...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. The innkeepers were helpful, enthusiastic, and kind, and the breakfast was wonderful. We loved the location (close to everything!) and the room was clean, lovely, and useful. We will definitely stay at the Carmel Garden Inn the next time we visit Carmel!

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

In a word "THANKYOU!" For staying with us, for your review and for being so enthusiastic about being in Carmel. In deciding on our priorities three years ago when we purchased the Inn, Susan placed excellent food for breakfast and the wine party, beds/bedding/bath towels at top of her list; Dennis put the gardens at the top; Curtis, Mary and...

Antioch, California
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This was our second time staying at this lovely inn. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Everyone there were so welcoming! The evening wine & cheese reception was a great touch! Close to restaurants, shopping & the beach. Our room had a fireplace & private patio. Amazing! We will definitely be back!

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

Thank you so much for your review and staying with us again. Mary often comments how much she looks forward to coming to work, as do we all. It is indeed a pleasure to mingle with all our guests...sharing stories, experiences, delighting in being in our village of Carmel. I look forward to another visit, Julian

Belmont, California
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great breakfast, wine, cheese and homemade salmon and (beet, chickpea and almond) unique dips. Rooms are affordable for the area and very well maintained. Location is in walking distance of most restaurants and shops. The gardens on the grounds are beautiful and very unique. Most importantly, it is a very comfortable place to stay due to the friendly staff and...

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

Well...now that is one of the finest compliments (if not the finest) I have ever had in the fifty years I have owned and operated 17 Inns! Since my first six unit motel on Cass Street in Monterey that I bought in 1966 to owning the Garden Inn twice (once in 1986 with another wife) and once now with Susan...

Incline Village NV
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights--our room (8) was tiny, with only one chair and no place to open our suitcases except on the bed. The hosts were delightful and very helpful with dinner reservations; breakfast was superb, delicious hot dishes and homemade granola.

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

We certainly appreciate your comments and praise for our service and food. Susan takes great pride in creating really good recipes and Dennis specializes in our gardens. When we bought the Inn in March 2013, we recalled a story from a previous B&B we owned. It too had three small rooms. We found that having one or two small rooms...

Fremont, California
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We spent two nights here in April of this year with our little doggie. We stayed in the violet room which was just right for us - roomier than we expected since it's one of the smaller rooms. We had a fireplace which we utilized, and Teddy had a nice little cove where we put his pet bed and pen....

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

Mary and i, together with all of us, thoroughly enjoyed your energy and sharing, as you did, your conversations with us and the other guests. Over the last forty plus years, I have owned 17 Inns. Several, of course, were more like motels, but the Green Lantern, Forest Lodge in Carmel and the Sunset Inn in Pacific Grove were charming...

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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: ₹ 11,533 - ₹ 18,904 (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”
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“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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