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Tickle Pink Inn

#1 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
Tickle Pink Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An ocean view room is worth the splurge here - the ocean and cove views are truly memorable. They have an excellent wine and cheese reception in the afternoon, served in a room that also has great views of the Pacific. The complimentary breakfast is well done with plenty of seating. The room is quite comfortable with quality bedding and... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i was advised by a well traveled friend, that Tickle Pink was a fabulous boutique hotel. She was right. The views are breath taking, the service top notch. The rooms and grounds were kept immaculate! We will be back!

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San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful property with stunning ocean views. The breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and cheese are absolutely top notch. The rooms are nicely appointed and very comfortable. I highly recommend the Inn for special occasions and romance. I have three suggestions for the Inn: (1) Eliminate the room service from the Highlands Inn next door. It is overpriced,... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing, these people could have placed me in a hut, and I would have been happy. It was nice to stay at the Tickle Pink Inn, and we loved every minute starting with the breath taking view to the super friendly staff! The staff is very attentive my only concern was that I was not able to... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite places to celebrate is the Tickle Pink Inn in Carmel. (I know, the name sounds a bit feminine, but it really is a beautiful place for couples.) The vista is beautiful--Pacific Ocean, whales in distance, wine/cheese gatherings in the evenings, breakfasts in the am...not much more one could want!

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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at the Tickle Pink Inn. the views are amazing, the service was great. We had a wine and cheese reception before dinner that was wonderful. We walked down a trail from the hotel and came upon a quaint hidden beach.

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Denver
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26 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrive up the narrow access road to the rather tight parking lot. First time there the turn off Hwy 1 takes you by surprise. There, that's about all I can offer for concerns, the rest of the experience was OUTSTANDING. You walk into the rooms and are greeted with fantastic ocean views. All the little extras are available such as... More 

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

Everyone seems to love the cookies! We are so happy you enjoyed the other amenities as well. Hope to see you soon. More 

Stevenson Ranch, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All rooms have ocean view. Intimate atmosphere. It felt like we were the only first-comers. No restaurant, massage services, etc. so no pressure to sell you the "other services". Very friendly staff. Only a couple of miles away from the City of Carmel.

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

We do strive to provide guests with a quite an intimate atmosphere. I am glad we accomplished this and hope to see you again. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you enter the room at Tickle Pink, you know why you’re there – it’s the VIEW. Seriously, this is a world class view of the Pacific coast. The view from our room -- cove view (recommended) -- gave us the waves splashing against rocky coast, ocean views with dolphins and whales jumping, and wrapped around to the... More 

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

The whales have been putting on a spectacular show this year! I am glad you were able to watch and enjoy. We hope to see you again. More 

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went down with another couple and had a wonderful trip. We had two rooms that were adjoining. The suite of the two rooms had a fantastic living room with fireplace. Both rooms had great views of the ocean. Each room had a complimentary bottle of champagne and little box of chocolates delivered after check-in. We took advantage of the... More 

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Krysty P, General Manager at Tickle Pink Inn, responded to this review

We are glad that everyone enjoyed their stay. We did have a water heater go out that we had to replace, I am very sorry for the lack of hot water. It does sound as if all of the rest was to your liking and for that I am very pleased. We hope to see you all again. More 

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