I posted before about our upcoming trip from LA to Carmel on Hwy 1, but I am getting discouraged. We are finding it almost impossible to find a place to stay in Big Sur that is under $200. We did this trip on our honeymoon, and granted it was 25 years ago, but I remember the shock of $100 hotels. Of course prices have gone up, but are there any decent places that are less expensive.? If not, we'll see about staying in San Simeon and using it to travel up the Hwy on day trips but I don't really want to do that. Am I SOL? Any suggestions?