Carmel Garden Inn


inn frontOriginally constructed in 1949 as apartments and named the Rosita Lodge, the Carmel Garden Inn retains the charm of its original design. Under the management of Susan, Julian and Dennis, the focal point of our bed and breakfast remains its gardens and hospitality. Whether the gardens of the five private patio suites, the large open garden with three seating areas, or the gardens around our b and b, all are designed to complement the serenity and charm of Carmel while affording a feeling of privacy and intimacy not usually found.

Choose a patio suite. Each of these five has a private patio measuring 11 by 13 feet. Inside are large rooms with wood-burning fireplaces and seating areas with wet bars. Four of these suites have world class king box spring/mattress combo, insuring your sleep will be one of the best of your life and the other has two queen sized beds.

Choose Rosita, with its peek of the ocean over the rooftops of Carmel. Choose one of our three Torres Street rooms that are cozy and also have wood-burning fireplaces.

In the morning, enjoy breakfast with us in our new dining room. All our food is prepared on site by our staff, led by Dennis (our Innkeeper, talented gardener and former restaurateur). Homemade scones, fabulous coffee and teas, our secret recipe granola, are among the many other breakfast items served from 8am to 10am.

In the evening, relax in front of the fire in the dining room. Enjoy the wines we pour, the special cheeses and treats we serve. We also keep the cookie jars filled with homemade treats.

Many of the rooms are designated pet friendly. Sheeted dog beds, food and water bowls, treats… we understand.


 Our staff collectively has more than 80 years of experience in the area that we are happy to share with our guests; from wonderful restaurants, local wineries, hiking trails and hidden treasures in the Monterey area.

Three blocks from Ocean Avenue, our bed and breakfast location enables guests to park their cars (seven onsite parking spaces and three Torres Street untimed parking spaces) and walk to all of Carmel’s shops, galleries and restaurants and Carmel Beach.

Whatever brings you to Carmel, once you stay with us you will join the number of our guests who return and tell their friends and relatives “Stay at the Carmel Garden Inn. It was extraordinary.” To see where some of our international guests have traveled from, see our International Guests page.

See you soon at our bed and breakfast!
Susan, Dennis, Mary, Betty, Curtis and Julian

Rosita Lodge from the 1960's.

Rosita Lodge postcard from the 1960’s. Do you recognize any of the cars?