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Svendsgaard's Inn

Svendsgaard's Inn welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night. Guests with pets are allowed in designated 'Pet Friendly' rooms only. Both dogs and cats are permitted, but pets may not be left unattended. Treats, beds and bowls are provided, and there is a garden area with pet relief stations on site.
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Room Types
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    • 1 twin bed and 1 double bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 king beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Svendsgaard's Inn is friendly and casual, located in the heart of Carmel village. The Inn offers beautiful grounds, a garden courtyard and heated outdoor 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, kitchenettes, and spa tubs. To make your stay personal, staff can assist you with many other services including restaurant reservations and recommendations, golf tee-times, wine tasting tours, florists, and transportation.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Svendsgaard's Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Svendsgaard's Inn has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 17 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 784 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Tim
    Jun. 20, 2022
    Great, dog-friendly location

    This place is right in the middle of the shopping/eating part of town, and a short walk to the beach. The room was good and the price was fair. I would have given 5 stars except the location of the room I was given, was within close proximity of a lot of foot traffic. The room was next to the parking lot on one side, the pool on another, and the sidewalk where people were walking by pretty regularly. I usually rent cabins or cottages when I travel with my dog, partly because I like more privacy, but also because she is on alert whenever we stay somewhere new, and every time she hears somebody outside the room, she is more likely to bark a little to let them know she’s aware. Obviously, I don’t want to be a nuisance to my adjacent neighbors, so I probably should have asked upfront this time before getting my room, to ask for a room in a location with minimal foot traffic. I will stay here again, but will definitely ask for a more private location at the inn.

  • Jan
    May. 31, 2022

    Nice place but nothing special for dogs, which is fine as I bring my own dog blankets, bed, etc. Nice lawn for the dog!

  • Lynda
    May. 12, 2022
    Five Bones

    Perfect accommodations for our Labrador! Big grassy area for our dog with nice seating for us.

  • Mona
    Mar. 20, 2022
    Great city for dog lovers

    Staying in Carmel and the Svendsgaard’s Inn was fantastic. The city is very fog friendly, dogs are allowed on the beach off leash, and the Inn has a very good location. The courtyard also has a small garden.

  • Carol
    Sep. 17, 2020
    We love this place!

    we alway stop here when we are in Carmel. Great for dogs. Large potty area for Fido. Friendly people work here and are very helpful.

  • Dana
    Sep. 17, 2020
    Happy birthday dog

    We took our 5 year old golden retriever to Carmel for her birthday . We had a wonderful time . We stayed in the Sveensgaard Inn we would definitely stay there again. They had treats for our dog when we arrived and the room was clean and comfortable . We especially loved the lawn courtyard in the middle of the hotel which made it very easy to let your dog do their business .

  • Lisa
    Feb. 6, 2020
    All Time Favorite Pet Friendly Stays In Carmel

    I have always had the most positive experience with all staff members at Svensgaard’s Inn, Carmel-by-the-Sea! My family and I have stayed here many times and we love being in Carmel with a stay at a lower price compared to other hotels. It’s within walking distance from all the lovely shops

  • Andy
    Jan. 29, 2020
    Nice property

    Very nice check in and room/property was clean. There was NO treats, bed or bowls provided that listed on their website but we had our own. Breakfast delivered to room was a nice touch.

  • Tim
    Nov. 28, 2019
    Svendsgaard's Inn

    Nice clean hotel in a great location. Enjoyed our stay. Door side continental breakfast was nice touch.

  • Steve
    Aug. 29, 2019
    Excellent Stay

    Super dog friendly. Rooms with half-doors open onto a central grassy plaza and pool where a few well socialized dogs romped together in the morning. The bring-breakfast-to-your-room is charming. The staff was amazing. We'll come back to Carmel based on our experience at Svendsgaard's. The room was nice, very clean, tile floor so sandy paws don't make a mess, bed was great. All around a superior experience.

  • Kenneth
    Aug. 14, 2018
    Great Location, Facility and Staff

    We stayed for 3 days with our two Huskies and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The front desk staff gave our dogs lots of attention and treats. There were cookie treats for humans too.

    The room was comfortable and the mini-fridge came in handy. It was too warm to try out the fireplace so maybe we'll give it a shot when we return. The grassy courtyard has poop bag receptacles in case you forget your roll of bags.

    The location is nice and close to downtown shopping and eating. Many of the restaurants are dog friendly with outdoor seating. Our favorite was Hog's Breath Inn which had central courtyard dining and a menu for the pups too.

    It's a nice walk to the beach. Just be aware that it's all downhill which means the return trip is all uphill. We had to stop a few times on the way back but the dogs didn't mind with all the attention they were getting. Many businesses put out water bowls for a quick drink.

    We will definitely be coming back to Svendgaard's Inn the next time we take a trip to Carmel. Love it!

  • Kevin
    More than a year ago
    Great for a weekend vacation in Carmel with our dog

    This Inn is located very close to the main area and the beach of Carmel. We spent a weekend here with our dog and we felt very welcomed. The pillows and bed itself can be a little more comfortable, sure, but our dog got comfortable fairly quickly and that's all that really counts. The room is spacious with plenty of space, the bathroom is updated and the shower is very nice. Complimentary breakfast even included some biscuit for our pitbull. Carmel itself is a very dog friendly town and is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle life of big cities. Can't say enough good things about this Inn and the town.

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