On several stays I've never found anything but pleasure at Carmel Garden Inn. The rooms are charming (excellent beds) and the staff warm and welcoming. The complimentary breakfast in the cheery dining area always includes something homemade--cheese scones, frittata, waffles and more. Between 4 and 6 p.m. you're invited for wine, cheese, and dips (try the beet dip--trust me!). On my last visit a slight misunderstanding meant that our host Julian ironed my linen shirt and did a very good job, too. It's a good story; ask about it. The location is excellent for enjoying the area. I can't recommend this Inn too highly.