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Plymouth
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn for one night as part of our two-week road trip around the West Coast. We stayed in Iris and the room was fantastic. The queen-sized bed was really comfortable and the wood burning fireplace was perfect for a chilly evening. Although we arrived slightly late for cheese and wine tasting (served from 4-6pm)...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place! When you go to Carmel- it is for the charm- the sheer darlingness of it. This place is so cute with little gardens and lights thru out the grounds, fire pits and "fairy ambience". Look- you might get to see one! The room we were in had a king size bed, sofa bed, bath and shower,...

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

I have no words to express how happy you have made all of us here at our Inn with your delightful, playful review. It exudes energy and joyful appreciation. Thank you! Julian Bills, Owner

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday and our stay couldn't have been better. Julian, the owner, not only recommended his favorite restaurants but even suggested their best dishes. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was larger than one expects at a BnB and we even had our own private patio. The Inn is conveniently located near...

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

Thank you for staying with us on this special day and thank you for taking the time to write this review. While I have always been a very positive person in my life, being here at our Inn, interfacing with our staff and sharing the stories and lives of our guests fills me with incredible happiness and energy. Carrie and...

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were very satisfied with the room itself- wood burning fireplace set to start with one match, wine reception, excellent breakfast, easy parking, comfortable bed and walking distance to all of the world-class restaurants and shops of Carmel-by-the-Sea. But those wonderful things are not the reason I am writing this review. The real delight of staying at the Carmel Garden...

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

I cannot over state my pleasure in meeting you both and having you stay with us. When we bought the Garden Inn in 2013, we knew it had good bones and we knew it needed a lot of work. So, going into the venture, we were prepared. Now, four years later, the time, effort and money spent has paid off...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My husband, dog and I stayed here for a lovely weekend. The staff was amazing, extremely friendly and helpful for the entire stay - offering maps of the city, restaurant suggestions and even loaning us a pair of wine glasses for the bottle we brought to drink on the patio. The room has everything you would need, including a working...

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

Of the many things our Inn has been appreciated for, the private gated patios and wood burning fireplaces are usually at the top of the list, as is our location. As you also pointed out, if a guest has a dog, the patio suites are relatively unique in Carmel, affording the pet the luxury of being outside and off leash......

London
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn for 2 nights at the end of January and we cannot begin to express how fantastic it was. Julian and the rest of the team went above and beyond to make us feel at home and gave us numerous tips and recommendations for our time in Carmel. The inn itself...

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

We have seldom enjoyed two sisters stay with us as we all did with the two of you. Your energy just filled our dining room with happiness. We try hard to make staying with us a real experience with lots o stories and sharing experiences. Thank you for your praise and we all look forward to perhaps a return visit...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We love Carmel Garden Inn! We stay there 1-2 times/yr. Our 3 teenage children love staying there as well. Our daughters always leave with one of their recipes from the evening horderves or their delicious breakfast. The owners, Julian and Susan and staff Mary and Dennis are fabulous. Always have accurate restaurant and attraction reviews. walking distance to downtown, beach...

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

You give us such happiness when you and your family arrive throughout your stay. Thank you for that! And thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love to get to know our guests, especially those who, like you come frequently...it is like a large extended family. Finally, one of the best things for Susan and myself...

Rancho Murieta, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We recently spent the Christmas holiday in Carmel and stayed at the Carmel Garden Inn with our two puppies. Everything was superb! Julian was fascinating and his restaurant recommendations were right on target. A must stay if you are going to Carmel. The breakfasts they served were all very good.

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

I often reflect on my career, owning seventeen Inns since 1966, mostly in the Monterey Peninsula. It has been filled with adventures, problem solving, intrigue, surprises and lots of happiness. However, the Carmel Garden Inn stands alone, solitary in bringing me absolute joy... because of the wonderful guests we are so honored to have and attract. So thank you for...

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying in Carmel Garden Inn !!! Very nice and comfortable room with a real fire place, great location- just a couple of blocks from the Ocean Ave. with all the shops and restaurants, very friendly and helpful staff, and very good breakfast. I highly recommend this place and definitely would stay there again!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of our Inn. Your praise is very much appreciated. We pride ourselves on creating an 'experience' in a good location in Carmel. We are happy you found your stay with us enjoyable. We hope and look forward to seeing you in the future, Julian

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I got there worried because I was surprising my girlfriend and had just seen the place online. We arrived to a very friendly guy named Curtis at the front desk. He offered us free wine and cheese that was complimentary from 4-6. Then he took us to our room which was the best surprise ever. A beautiful room with patio...

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

There are no words to express how pleased we are with your review and for staying with us. The two of you are so full of energy and joy. You give us a lot to live up to and we will do our best to continue providing at least one of the "Best Place"s to stay in our village of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $267 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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