We spent 2 nights here with another couple to celebrate our 58th wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with our room and with the service. Of course, the setting itself is beautiful, and we had a great view of the cove and the ocean beyond in room No. 11. This is a basic king bed room, small but very adequate for a couple, and affordable. We were delighted to find a full-size coffeemaker, along with good quality ground beans, hidden within one of the cabinets. A cup of coffee to start the day is a must, and I don't mean one of those watery brews served up in so many hotel rooms!
We enjoyed the breakfast and cocktail hour on the covered deck, and found that if we appeared at the time they opened we were able to find a spot to sit. (The area is small for the size of the hotel, but very charming.)
We are somewhat disabled and knew there is no elevator. A staff person was available when we arrived and our bags were delivered to our room with minutes, along with champagne and chocolates. The time will come when we can no longer "do stairs", but until then this will be our top choice for a place to stay in Carmel.
- 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