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“Honeymoon Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
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155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

When my husband and I dreamed of our perfect cliff-side honeymoon retreat, this was it. We had a marvelous three night stay at Tickle Pink. The views were breathtaking and we loved having our own private balcony and wood-burning fireplace. The staff were wonderful and we loved being a short drive from downtown Carmel and Monterey. There are many tasty restaurants in the area, too. Definitely the perfect spot for a romantic getaway!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Seattle, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I love this hotel. It's family owned and you can tell, in a good way. You get a real personal touch, from the check in to the newspapers hung on your door every morning, to the breakfast buffer and wine and cheese happy hour. The rooms might not be the most up to date in terms of decor but the views are the best money can buy. You won't want to leave but dining options are limited, so grab some sandwiches and a bottle of wine to bring back to the room, then never leave.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Perfect getaway for a couples. The views are outstanding and exceptional whether you are enjoying some morning coffee on your balcony or toasting a perfect day and enjoying the sunset. If you enjoy a pacific view with the sounds of the crashing waves lulling you to sleep then this a hidden gem. Well established and well kept small Inn. Great beds, linens, well organized spacious rooms with nice balconies. We stayed for our 20 anniversary and it did not disappoint. Easy drive to many points of interest, so I give location an A+. Nice morning complimentary food, coffees and teas as well as evening wines and cheeses. The staff was excellent. I highly recommend for couples.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great! But some have larger balconies if you enjoy a view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

While planning a honeymoon in Carmel, of course, checked-out TripAdvisor and found the Tickle Pink Inn. The reservation staff was very helpful with various emails and phone calls for arranging the ever important honeymoon stay. We stayed in room #30 which has a jacuzzi and a beautiful view of the cove and cliffside. The view was absolutely the best I have ever seen of any hotel I have stayed at in 35+ years of life. My wife lwas amazed by the view as well. We ordered dinner from the nearby Hyatt restaurant which was really delicious. The inn kindly provides us sparkling apple cider (we don't drink alcohol) with roses and really nice chocolates. They provided logs for the lovely fireplaces and the bathroom was very spacious. Overall, it lived up to all of the reviews and was the perfect place for our honeymoon. Definitely, a very special experience. Thank you Tickle Pink Inn!

Room Tip: Room #30 has awesome views of the Cove
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The accent is on luxury and opulence! We arrived at this small little gem not really knowing what to expect as we are from the UK and a couple of reviews said this more a motel - well ther are only a few rooms but they are fitted with the best of everything and the view is to die for. From the champagne, home made truffles and flowers which are delivered to the complimentary cheese and wine event - nothing can be faulted. It is tranquil and after driving the Big Sur or visiting Carmel etc we just felt we were totally relaxed even just staying one night. Put it on your list!

Room Tip: They are all wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

You go to this property for the view. It does not disappoint.
I was celebrating a birthday and we received a bottle of champagne, a pink rose and a box of truffles delivered to our room within minutes of our arrival.
The bed was amazing with the most marvelous down pillows we have ever experienced. There was slippers and robes laid out for us. Starbucks coffee and a coffee maker were avilable in the room with cold bottled water and real creamers in the fridge. They offer a substantial breakfast that can ordered to the room if you wish.
Having your morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs on the balcony overlooking the view and listening to the ocean is a must. Enjoy!!!

Room Tip: All rooms apparently have the view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orange County
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I could not get enough of the breathtaking view from my room! It's easily the most romantic, tranquil, and peaceful place on earth! When visiting Carmel, this is the place to stay at, hands down!! I'm definitely going back there. Perhaps make it my annual retreat away from the world. :)

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tickle Pink Inn

Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#5 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Tickle Pink Carmel
Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast

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