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“GOOD VALUE IN PET FRIENDLY LODGING.”
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Svendsgaard's Inn
Ranked #12 of 25 Carmel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Stayed here with 1 dog, 1 cat, 1 mother-in-law and 1 (and only) wife. We had two adjoining rooms. The best feature is the location - just 2-3 blocks and you're in the thick of it in Carmel. It was very pet friendly, and the staff was helpful and professional. The grounds were very nice and full of flowers and greenery. The rooms were somewhat dated (I would guess this property dates back to the 40s or 50s), but they were neat, clean and well serviced. The breakfasts (rolls, cereal, milk, yogurt & fruit) were delivered to our door and filled us right up for the morning.

Overall, no complaints. However, if you want someplace very modern and stylish, this would not be it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had a very nice room on the ground floor, sleeping area was well decorated and spacious, bathroom a bit on the small side but perfectly adequate. The breakfast pack left at the door in the morning was a pleasant surprise, loads of food including cereal, yoghurt, fruit, cake. We had a friendly welcome by the man at reception who was very helpful regarding places to visit and how to get there. It was only three blocks from Ocean Street and the main drag down to the beach, so a good location.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words about the Svendsgaard’s Inn.
It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and I hope we’re able to welcome you back to Carmel in the future!

Warm Regards,
Felina Smith
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Quiet room and lovely pet friendly location. The staff was friendly, the room was clean! Definitely would stay here again! We walked to the beach and to all of our favorite spots. The breakfast delivered to our door was perfect....and of course included treats for the puppies.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed one night in a small room with a tiny bathroom and shower you could hardly turn around in. The decor had not been updated. Our expectations (given that we paid almost $200. for this place) were not met.
The manager got us a room in another property close by that is owned by the same group and he was most accommodating in helping us. So for the next two nights we stayed at another property close by.
Loved the Candlelight Inn and stayed there for two nights.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank grand old girl b
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FelinaSmith, Operations Manager at Svendsgaard's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our Svendsgaard’s and Candle Light inns.
I’m happy to say the Svendsgaard’s Inn has a variety of room types to accommodate different tastes. Some of our rooms are cozy however, we also have many spacious rooms. As our room choices were limited during your stay, I’m so pleased we were able to make you comfortable at the Candle Light Inn.
We appreciate your kind words towards our staff and I do hope we’ll be able to welcome you back to Carmel in the future.

Felina Smith
Operations Manager, Inns-by-the-Sea

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights recently and were delighted with everything. From the spacious room, to the "picnic hamper" breakfast including fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry and more, we were very pleasantly surprised. My husband loved to hang at the small bar opposite with a few drinks and wifi, with the locals watching the footy, while I scoured the surrounding shops. The people are delightful and all very clean and well appointed.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I have stayed at this adorable B &B on many occasions and I have always enjoyed it. They have made a few changes since I was last here. The beds and bedding seem to have been updated. The linens are fresh and comfy. The housekeeping staff do a wonderful job of keeping the place spotless. The garden area never disappoints as there is always something beautiful in bloom. The woman at front desk was not nearly as friendly as I was used to seeing at this establishment. She didn't seem too interested in being friendly or helpful. Just kind of going through the motions. In the past I have found the staff to be quite helpful. Ask to see the rooms available before deciding to stay as they differ quite a bit and one may suit your needs better than another, yet have similar prices. Don't expect the morning breakfast delivery to be fancy. It is a basic continental breakfast and a newspaper. There are plenty of breakfast choices to choose nearby if you are looking for something more substantial.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We only stayed in Carmel one night, which was not enough! The staff at Svendsgaard's were extremely helpful in directing us to the best parts of the town. The room was fantastic, very clean and with a good sized bathroom. The complementry breakfast was also appreciated, delivered to your door in a cooler bag. We would definately recommend this inn, we were very impressed with everything!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Steve B
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Additional Information about Svendsgaard's Inn

Address: At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range: £141 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Svendsgaard's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
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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