This was our treat for two nights during a 3 week trip through California. It was a recommendation by someone who stayed there about 20 years ago and we weren't disappointed at all! We had a standard ocean view room and the view was beautiful. The weather was ok but no sunsets in the evening. The terrace where breakfast and the wine & cheese offering take place is a comfortable area where you can either meet other guests or keep to yourself. The breakfast was amazing, anything you want and the wine & cheese offering between about 4:30-6pm is a must - at least once! Great wine from the area, grapes, sparkling cider, cheese and crackers and bread. The hotel has a little spa, where you can relax in peace and quiet but it's a small pool (pool is exaggerated). Attention it has sulfur in it, so take of your jewelry before going in. The rooms are beautiful and the service is great. You get the morning paper on the doorstep and you can rent recent or classical movies (up to 2) overnight for free. The staff is really nice and helpful. For younger couples: the average guest is around 50 so it seemed to us and we (in our early 20's) were thought to be no our honeymoon. However we did not have any trouble being younger than most other guests and it was a fabulous stay. We will return for sure!
(Carmel and Monterey are really close, as well as Big Sur area with several State Parks. Point Lobos is a must!)