We stayed here for 3 nights. It's a great hotel with an amazing view. The staff was very welcoming, friendly and prepared. The check in process was very fast and simple. Upon check in, they provide you with a bottle of champagne and some fancy chocolate (or you can request a non-alcoholic sparkling cider). The first two nights were in room #5, which probably was the smallest room they have, but it was a very nice room with high quality amenities (the ones that matter anyway). The bed was super comfortable, and they use high end sheets and pillows. The bathroom was small, but again, the amenities were of high quality. The highlight is the amazing view of the ocean from the room. It's really breath taking and very relaxing. The balcony was fairly large and has two lounge chairs you relax and enjoy the view in. Our last night was spent in room #6, which had a bedroom, living room, fireplace and a huge balcony. It was the corner room, so it had an expanded view. It's worth the extra cost. They provide the firewood, so you can use the real wood fireplace, which was very pleasant. My wife commented that the water was very soft, and I agree. Rooms 5 and 6 didn't have the jacuzzi tub, so we used the outdoor jacuzzi (which I actually prefer). We used it around 7pm, and had it to ourselves, because everyone was out to dinner. The breakfast wasn't anything elaborate, but we really enjoyed it, and everything was really fresh, tasty and good quality. The parking can be a little tight, but due to the cliff side location, this is expected, and it's not that bad. We'd definitely stay here again!
- 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