You can't beat the view. For 4 nights, we relaxed, we ate, we enjoyed the wine and cheese and we were just minutes away from Carmel-by-the-Sea for dinner. From the outside, the inn looks like an every day roadside hotel with beautiful flowers everywhere. But, give it a chance. Our room was well-appointed and the details were well considered. We stayed in 2 rooms, each had a slightly different layout. The hotel had a very quiet, charming and romantic couples feel. I thought breakfast was nice and enjoyed it fireside each morning. It's not a huge offering, but everything was yummy and it's so nice to wake up and casually grab some coffee and pastries. In early August, it was very cool and we loved watching the fog roll in and out during the day--and it was a clear view from our room.
Our first room was a basic (roomy and wonderful) room with a fireplace. We slept with the sliding doors wide open and enjoyed the cool nights. Drawback: the room was a bit smokey smelling from the other rooms' chimney.
When my husband first mentioned Tickled Pink Inn, i was sure he was kidding. Tickled Pink? Are you serious? If you are considering, read about the history of this place and then book it.