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Belmont, California
Reviewed 10 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 24 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...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We LOVE the Carmel Garden Inn!!! The room we had, the Orchid, was so comfy, clean and charming -- wood burning fireplace, lovely view of the beautiful garden, comfortable bed, and clean well-stocked bathroom. The rates are very reasonable for the area and for the great quality, service and charm that you get (the owners have really invested in the...

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

Of the very fine reviews we have had over the past three years since purchasing the Inn in March 2013, your review here stands out as exceptional...your appreciation of what we are, who we are and our lovely Inn is so very expressively set forth in your comments " When you'd rather have sandwiches, chips and soda with the innkeepers....."...

Monterey, California
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This location was extremely private, quiet and quaint. I would highly recommend this Inn for any couple visiting Carmel. Breakfast was plentiful and perfect for our trek through carmel. The staff were extremely accommodating and informative.

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

We read your comments with great pride and so enjoy providing a good experience and setting for your stay in Carmel. When we saw the Inn three years ago and began fantasizing about owning it, we just knew it had great potential for privacy and being quiet. The two sets of gardens and three walls separating the parking area from...

Pleasanton Ca
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the outside charm of the grounds and colorful displays in the gardens showed careful attention. We were given advise on some good places to eat and things to see within minutes of our arrival. We were also invited to come back for wine and cheese after 4pm to relax before going out to diner! The...

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

I am so very pleased to be reading your review. You certainly highlighted those areas that we have so carefully improved over these last three years since purchasing our Inn in March 2013. Looking back to what we inherited is a humbling experience. As with so many peeks at the past, we often wonder how we have done what we...

Shoreline, Washington
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived late at night when the office was closed, but they had made arrangements for us to get into our room, which was nice. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms, the Violet room, which was still plenty big for my husband and I. The bathroom had only a shower, no tub, and was quite small, but adequate....

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

When we celebrated our 3rd anniversary last Saturday, March 25 we reflected on what we have done to our Inn to make it as comfortable, cozy and charming as you have found it. Food was a large issue to which Susan has given immense thought. The gardens needed huge attention and Dennis spearheaded that project, filling them with more than...

sylvania, ohio
Reviewed 20 March 2016

My wife and I stayed here several nights ago. A beautiful tranquil place with your own outside private patio. The owners are a pleasure in accommodating guests with dinner recommendations and an excellent breakfast. Great place to stay !

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

Dennis, our Innkeeper, is a past president of the Carmel Orchid Society. As an Orchid grower of some reknown, he has had a hybrid Orchid named after him. Dennis takes immense satisfaction in having created, and still creating, the gardens both for the private patios and for our common gardens. These, of course, are pivotal to the 'beautiful tranquil place'...

Reviewed 22 February 2016

Very comfortable recently remodeled room with King bed and private front entry courtyard. Room was very clean and comfortable with a lovely raised woodburning fire place. Wine and Cheese in the afternoon was a nice touch and breakfast was hearty and delicious with a homemade frittata, banana bread, hard boiled eggs and home made granola and yogurt. Much better than...

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

In highlighting our strengths, your words of praise give all of us here a lot of satisfaction and happiness. To know that the fine tuning of our Inn, extensive remodeling of our five bathrooms in the patio suites, while maintaining the respect for our 1949 heritage, to know that we have pleased you is so gratifying. Thank you for staying...

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Place is very nice! Loved our room. The staff was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the area hotspots, menus, and how to plan out your day. Julian is a top shelf host and will help you in any way he can. Would recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a charming place to stay. We stayed in the "Heather"...

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Thank you for staying with us and your words of praise. We all take so much pride in the quality of our Inn and the quality of our guests. I have owned seventeen Inns along the coast of California (14 in the Monterey Peninsula) and there has never been one to compare with our Garden Inn.Though in fact I owned...

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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: $223 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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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
“Pick a Garden room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The larger rooms with their own patio area would be wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Teddy008, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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