I am looking to stay for one night midweek in Carmel in the summer. Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge looks ideal for location & family accommodation. I was unsure of whether to stay in Monterey or Carmel, but I gather from this forum it doesn't matter too much as they are so close anyway.
The thing is, we will be looking to dine out at burger/pizza places as we have a couple of kids. I do not mean the usual fast food chains, but casual restaurants where we can get a beer & burger. I'd rather not drive if I'm having a couple of beers. I appreciate Carmel has some nice restaurants but are there less formal places? Would we be better off in Monterey for a wider selection of eating places?