So, we have narrowed our 2-night stay on the peninsula to the following candidates in a price range we can accomodate (total for 2 nights)...from $188 to $243:
Carmel (Green Lantern Inn): Pros - Location (walking distance to Scenic Rd/beach/main street).
Cons - Used to serve continental breakfast, recently discontinued
(Bide-a-Wee): Pros - Location (walking distance to beach, Point Pinos Lighthouse)
(Pacific Gardens): Pros - Location (walking distance to beach, near lighthouse),
Wine & Cheese from 5-7
(Gosby House): Pros - Breakfast Buffet, Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres 4:30-6:30
Cons - Location (not as close to beach as other 3, access to scenery)
If the $50-for-2-nights range in price among the 5 choices is not an issue, does anyone out there have experiences (good, bad, or so-so), actual stays, or opinions that would tilt the scale for me as I am stuck giving them comparable scores?? BTW, we are a couple in our mid-50's from TX, so, even though we probably won't be staying in the room or on property that much, the location, property/room amenities, and access to scenery are important to us.