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Indiana
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We four sisters (dubbed the Golden Girls) enjoyed everything about our stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. The flowers, private sitting area, the staff, and everything about the Inn was a pleasant experience. The toilet paper and tissues folded like a fan were a fun surprise! We have been thoroughly spoiled! We were warmly welcomed by the staff and our...

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

You four are truly golden. Your time spent with us at our Inn gave immense joy and happiness to all of us, and even more impressively, to all our other guests. Thank you so much for your appreciation of our Inn, our service, our food and wine, and our staff. You are a model upon which we hope to build:...

San Dimas, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Julian, the Innkeeper, is so much fun, incredibly knowledgeable of the local area and restaurants as well as the history of Carmel. The staff treat you like family from the minute you check in until you check out. The home made breakfast and afternoon wine and snacks are fantastic and served in a quaint way. We will definitely return in...

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

What an incredible testimony to us. Thank you. Your praises are a reflection of yourselves, your energy, your joy in living and enjoying. Having you stay with us and hearing your story of yesteryear...oh my how very romantic. We cannot wait to have you stay with us again and share...Most warmly, Julian Susan Dennis Mary Curtis Betty and our housekeeping...

California
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This was our second visit to Carmel and second time staying at the wonderful Carmel Garden Inn. We were there for four relaxing nights with our two Whippets, Ziggy and Zeppelin. The staff at the Garden Inn welcomed us back, just like old friends. During our previous visit we had stayed in the Fuchsia Room but this time we decided...

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

Wow! We are so specially pleased, all of us including our housekeeping staff, that your stay was so memorable and encompassed great food, wine, dinners, unusual sights, good stories but, most importantly for us, for you to have shared your enthusiasm and your two absolutely great Whippets with us and all our other guests. Susan and I have had silver...

Sedona
Reviewed 18 June 2015

My title should indicate our total satisfaction with this delightful and well-located 'gem'! Afternoon is a wine 'Happy Hour' where you get to chat with other guests and discover their tips for where to eat and shop (always a great idea when travelling as far as I'm concerned). Breakfasts were SO good that they sustained us until we headed out...

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

We take a great deal of satisfaction in preparing our breakfasts and wine party appetizers from scratch, all with fresh ingredients. Susan in constantly looking for new and interesting dishes. She recently created a cheese blintz with orange juice; a real hit. Thank you for your comments and for staying with us. We sure agree that having our dining room...

Gilroy, California
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The best place to stay in Carmel. Peaceful intimate gardens and its Pet friendly!!! The staff is sweet and knowledgeable, I really enjoyed my stay even though it was for a quick business trip. They offered a full breakfast that included real eggs (which I very much appreciated). I have a major gluten allergy and it was so refreshing to...

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

When we purchased the Inn in March 2013, we all discussed what our focus would be to distinguish ourselves from the other fine Inns in Carmel. At the top of the list was food. Then the gardens, retaining the wood burning fireplaces and excellent beds and bedding. Thank you for your review and commenting on our edible goodies. Susan, Mary,...

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The inn is on a quiet street a few blocks off the main drag and we were glad of that. Stayed one night at this property in the Jade Room. Advertised on their website as a small room, which it was, but the size did not detract from the comfort. The room was furnished in a homey fashion and had...

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

You give us a lot to live up to! Thank you... your positive review has been read by all our staff and it brought lots of pride and sense of accomplishment. Susan is constantly coming up with new recipes, Dennis is always busy in the Garden, Curtis is constantly fixing things, our housekeepers work incessantly and we all have a...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Pros-The staff were lovely people and provided wonderful service. Got there just in time to enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese. Our beds were comfortable, and the room was very cutely decorated; had all the comforts of home. The patio and garden areas were lovely. Breakfast was nice; loved the homemade goodies. Would have liked to have had it delivered...

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

We so appreciate your review and praise of our beds, food, staff, and for staying with us. And of course to find our gardens wonderful is such a nice compliment to Dennis our innkeeper; past president of the Carmel Orchid Society and a lover of gardens and interesting plants. Next time please remember to ask us for breakfast to your...

Reviewed 30 May 2015

My wife and I and our dog Cody stay here every time we go to Carmel. This is one of the best kept secrets in Carmel with an amazing staff and the greatest little cottage type rooms with wood burning fireplace, private patio, incredibly luxurious bedding, perfect little kitchenette with fridge and microwave, free super-fast wifi and a flat screen...

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

Once again your stay with us was so enjoyable. You three just bring so much energy and happiness. Thank you for your comments and praise. You touch on so many things we have accomplished over the last 26 months since buying the Inn, it reminds us of how much we have done, and how much more we want to do....

Salinas, California
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We spent our wedding anniversary there last weekend. What a great place to stay. Amenities were wonderful. Loved the wine and cheese in evening and breakfast In am. Rooms unique and loved the fireplace. Bed and bedding to die for.

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

Your review and comments are greatly welcomed. As we enter the summer season, having your praise has given us all a boost of energy and pride; even our housekeeping staff loved having you here and reading your words. Thank you and perhaps another anniversary you will honor us with your stay. Happy anniversary, Julian, Susan, Dennis, Curtis, Mary, Betty and...

Antioch, California
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Our second time here and we've already booked our third. I don't write a lot of reviews unless there is something truly memorable (good or bad) about the places we visit. My wife and I wanted to celebrate her birthday and mothers day all on this weekend. We decided to come back to Carmel Garden Inn as we remembered our...

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

We have owned 17 Inns since 1966 in the Monterey Peninsula and never before has there been such a one as the Carmel Garden Inn. And never before have we assembled such a staff, from our Innkeeper, Dennis, our desk staff, Mary, Curtis, Betty, and our housekeepers. Most importantly, never before have we had such fine quality guests pour out...

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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: £155 - £225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“One with a courtyard”
  • Fairy house in the garden
421kate, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“were in the Lavender Room which had a private patio.”
49erman, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the suie was spacious and comfortable”
debbiesoper, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get one with a fireplace and private sitting area.”
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!”
JanMcKArlington_VA, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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