This Inn was recommended to me by someone who stayed here on their honeymoon close to 40 years ago. I checked it out online and determined that the next time we traveled through California I would put it on our itinerary. This is our first stay in Carmel and we can see that there are many attractive accommodation choices, but we are very pleased with our selection. We arrived after dark on our first night. The next morning we awoke to a magnificent view. I should point out that we are staying in their least expensive room. The room is very well appointed. We have stayed in top hotels the world over and this definitely stands among them. I don't know why anyone would stay in a chain hotel when there are lovely personable Inns like this available. Their extended continental breakfast is phenomenal. We were also here for their wine and cheese tasting yesterday. We do not drink alcohol, so we were pleased to see that sparkling cranberry and apple juice was available. The room where this and breakfast are served is comfortably and beautifully decorated. There was a fire in the fireplace. This is heaven! After breakfast yesterday morning I asked the front desk if they could help with a dinner reservation. They were very happy to do this. We planned to spend most of the day out and about. Several hours later my husband's mobile phone rang. It was the person from the Inn calling to tell us that they had made the reservation and giving us the name of the restaurant. What makes this so remarkable to us is that they had to call an overseas mobile number. The bed in our room is better than what we have at home. The room has good lighting, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a desk, two comfortable chairs, and a large balcony with low reclining wood chairs. The closet is big and there are lots of hangers. The bathroom is up-to-date and clean.
- 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