We came back from a lovely trip to Carmel and stayed at the Wayside Inn for a couple of nights. We really enjoyed the location, clean room and reasonable price, however, we did not enjoy the lack of sound proofing between rooms. We woke up when the neighbors returned to their room late at night, heard their conversations, etc.... I think this is a common problem with older motel style inns that have not been renovated to modern building standards. Bring ear plugs if you want restful sleep.