We started off in San Francisco and our plan was to make the coastal drive to LA. We stopped in Carmel as our "downtime" and were not disappointed!! We booked Tickle Pink months before our trip and were constantly giggling about the name, but when you arrive, you will not be disappointed!! The hotel and staff are excellent and the views are beautiful. We were a family of 4 travelling (two girls ages 12 & 10) and even they just wanted to hang out at the hotel to relax. They were very family friendly and we loved our room (#24) which we specifically requested after reading many trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed!! This was our first time in Carmel, but if you ask me....this is the place to stay! We will be back!!