This inn was one of the few where we could get a king size bedroom for $200 on a weekend in August, making a reservation with only 2 weeks notice and be able to spend only 2 nights (many inns require a Thursday or Sunday if you stay Friday and Saturday, and Svendsgarrd didn't).
We requested, if possible, a quiet room on their second floor. I was happily surprise with our room. I didn't have high expectations but it was a nice, roomy and comfortable room, clean and although very simple, it had all the basic amenities and few other things (king bed, bathroom with tub, shampoo/lotion/soap, blowdryer, ironing board, small fridge, fireplace. Staff at the front desk was always nice and helpful.
We stayed in room #29 - and guess what, we could even seen a little bit of the beach from our kitchnete! While the room was located in a quieter section of the hotel (away from pool and busy street) we could hear and feel when our neighbors closed their doors. But I think this is a problem that any of the bedrooms would face. And seeing other Inns in CArmel, it seems they all have about the same structure, so I think this could be an issue there as well. We brought earplugs and it worked well.
The room had a little bit of an "old building smell". But we only felt the smell the first day - we opened the windows to get some fresh air in.
The bed wasn't great but not horrible. Breakfast was delivered every morning in a cooler (small sizes, like an airplane breakfast: cereal, scones, orange juice, cake, yogurt, milk, fruits). The room has a coffee maker and coffee pouches in the fridge (normal and decaf) so you can brew your own coffee in the morning. One day we enjoyed their breakfast and went for big lunch at Flahertys (totally recommend!). The second day we made coffee while we packed, took the fruits and pastries for the road and enjoyed a delicious brunch at Katy's place.
I recommend Svendgaards if you are in a budget and if you want a more low key, non-pretentious but clean and comfortable place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Svendsgaard`s Hotel
- Svendsgaard`s Hotel Carmel
- 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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