For location and history, this place cannot be beat. Also, one of the best hotel breakfasts period. Bar none. Whenever we stay at a hotel we always choose properties that include breakfast, and Pine Inn's breakfast, served in the dining room of their on-site restaurant, Il Fornaio, was head and shoulders above the rest. Eggs, gourmet bacon, French toast, an assortment of croissants and pastries, fruit and yogurt, delicious granola, and all the coffee and juice you can drink. Situated on Ocean Avenue, just a couple blocks up from the beach, this is one of the best located hotels in Carmel, in the heart of the shopping district. We parked our car in the hotel's adjacent lot, and easily walked everywhere we wanted to go. One of the first hotels in Carmel, it's big on charm and the decor captures the spirit of bygone day.
There were a few drawbacks. The parking lot did not have enough space for all the guests, and street parking wasn't convenient. Some rooms are a bit on the small side depending on which you reserve, and a fresh renovation couldn't hurt. Some of the appointments and furnishings do seem a little tired. No food or drink in the lobby area is definitely a drag. Overall, the Pine Inn is a quirky, quaint, and thoroughly enjoyable place to visit. I would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pine Inn is a boutique, full-service hotel, boasting the most elegant rooms in Carmel and all the amenities you expect. Our custom-furnished rooms feature Aireloom Pillow-Top mattresses for the best night’s sleep. We are located in the heart of Carmel, California surrounded by quaint shops, art galleries, and hidden courtyards—only four blocks from Carmel’s sandy white beach (breathtaking views of Pebble Beach and Point Lobos!). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Hotel Carmel