Let me start by saying the view is AMAZING and room balcony is large and very relaxing. If the view is worth the price to you, then stay here.
The average upstairs "deluxe" room is NOT deluxe at all. The rooms are small and badly in need of refurbishment. The carpets and furniture are quite worn out (at least in the room we had). And most of the furniture is covered by fabric to hide flaws. No A/C only heat. We had booked two nights but stayed only one.
The breakfast, which also receives rave reviews on Tripadvisor, is your basic continental store bought pastries, granola, yogurt (again w/ a lovely view) but no better than your average Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton Inn. Service was generally good but the place could really use some attention to detail in decor and housekeeping: for example, garbage can not emptied in our room when we checked in.
TIP: If you just want the view, go to Point Lobos Reserve just down the road and the view is yours for free. Stay somewhere else.
- 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