The staff at this hotel has thought of everything to make your stay not only comfortable, but relaxed and pampered. The lobby was cozy. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who clearly explained the amenities at the hotel and in our room. Our room had a private balcony with a sitting area. The room was beautifully decorated. The bathroom was large with a jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfortable with tons of soft pillows. Champagne and chocolates were waiting for us. The room was equipped with with everything needed: iPod dock, tv, refrigerator, safe, wine glasses, openers, coffee maker with coffee and teas, accessible outlets, iron and board, robes, slippers,hair dryer, and bathroom essentials. I could think of nothing else I needed that was not already in the room. We slept well hearing only a little noise from other guests. We woke up to the most incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. We opened our curtains and laid in bed watching the view. We later went to the hotel lounge area for a complimentary breakfast. The lounge area has awesome views as well. The breakfast was buffet style with a wide assortment of food, juices, coffee and tea. We spent the morning hiking around near by Point Lobos State Park where we could see the spouts of the gray whales and an occasional breeching of a whale along with beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, we went to Carmel by the Sea, which is a few miles north, and did some wine tasting. We came back to the hotel in time for a spectacular sunset. The hotel offers a wonderful, complementary wine and cheese reception, which is nicely done. There were three or four wines and several types of cheeses with crackers and bread to choose from. That evening we ate dinner at the restuarant at the Highlands Inn, next door. We checked out the next morning promising ourselves to come back again. It was truly relaxing and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tickle Pink Carmel
- Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast