Stayed here for one night. Booked last minute and was glad that they accepted 1-night bookings even on a weekend...that was critical~! The location is EXCELLENT - 1-block from beach and about a 1mile from downtown shops and restaurants.
The service is great - welcomed by hostess when we checked in. Room was ready and clean. Requested the host (shift had changed) to start the outdoor fire pit for us during "tea time" (from 5pm-7pm) and he was more than happy to help. The tea time is an excellent idea for guests to wind down before diner....not a large selection of teas/cookies, but helps to relax.
Breakfast is from 8am-10am...per other reviews, its simple - cereal, fruit, OJ, yogurt, tea/coffee and a slice of quiche (ham/cheese or veggie). They also had a limited number of croissants. Overall the quality of the bfast was ok, but again, the service was great and it was just the right quantity/quality for us given that we were there only for 1-night. May have had to mix things up if we were staying longer.
Also, they have a nice selection of board games - we borrowed Scrabble and played during tea time. Water bottles are always available in the fridge. Rooms or guests are fairly quiet and respected each others privacy i.e. not too many loud folks to ruin a nice getaway!
Overall, you just can't beat the location. The ambiance is nice too and the service is great. Will definitely come back and maybe book early to get an ocean-facing room (where you can better hear the waves!).
- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Inn Carmel Hotel Carmel
- Sandpiper Inn Carmel Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like being a house guest in someone's exclusive seaside home. This early California country style inn, established in 1929, boasts of ocean views and the sounds of the surf crashing on the soft sand of Carmel Beach. Enjoy the serene comfort in one of our cozy rooms, by the fire in our fireside lounge, or outside on one of our garden patios. The Sandpiper Inn is the perfect getaway for the romantic couple or for those that just want to get away from the daily grind and relax. ... more less
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