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Svendsgaard's Inn 2.5

Carmel, California, United States

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  • Located within walking distance to shops and restaurants
  • Most rooms have a fireplace and a jetted tub
  • Decent-size pool
  • Freebies galore: breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, homemade cookies
  • Lovely grounds, with lots of flowers and well-tended lawns
  • Pets allowed in designated rooms, for a fee


  • 20-minute walk to the beach
  • Worn and dated decor
  • Most rooms still have old tube TVs

Bottom Line

The tiny Svendsgaard’s Inn is located on the northern edge of Downtown Carmel, within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. It has 35 spacious and bright rooms with iPod docks -- but decor is a bit outdated (think flower bedspreads and worn carpets), and some feature tube TVs. However, most have fireplaces and big jetted tubs, and there a number of great freebies, including Wi-Fi, a hearty breakfast delivered to your room, off-street parking, and homemade cookies in the lobby every day.

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In downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, close to shops and restaurants -- but a 20-minute walk to the beach

The Svendsgaard’s Inn is located blocks from the main shopping and dining areas of downtown Carmel. It is within easy walking distance to most of the town’s attractions, but you will have to drive or take a 20-minute stroll to get to the beach.

  • 1-hour-30-minute drive to San Jose International Airport
  • 2-hour drive to San Francisco International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the heart of Downtown Carmel, full of boutiques and restaurants
  • 20-minute walk to the beach
  • 7-minute drive to Carmel Mission
  • 8-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • 11-minute drive to Monterey
  • 15-minute drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • 15-minute drive to Point Lobos Ecological Reserve
  • 15-minute drive to Point Pinos historic lighthouse
  • 30-minute drive to Carmel Valley Village
  • 40-minute drive to Big Sur

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At the corner of San Carlos Street and Fourth Avenue, Carmel, California 93921, United States


(831) 624-1511

Room Types

  • Deluxe King Guest Room
  • Deluxe King Guest Room w/ Jacuzzi
  • Deluxe King Suite
  • Deluxe Queen Suite
  • King Suite
  • Standard King Guest Room
  • Standard Two Doubles Room
  • Value Queen Room

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