Stayed 3 nights here out of 8 day trip in Northern CA in late July. A refreshing break from your typical hotel. From checkin to checkout the front desk staff was cheery & helpful. The grounds (gardens) around the lodge are well taken care & nice to stroll thru. The beach is a short 5 min walk which we took each day. At the end of the beach is Pebble Beach golf course & you can watch the golfers. We also walked thru all the shops just steps from the hotel. We ate at 400 degree Burger one night & AW Shucks another night. If you have a sweet tooth for a baked good or amazing ice cream go to the Carmel Bakery.
Now to the room....LOVED IT. Upon reading reviews about hearing your neighbors we booked a top floor room & glad we did (although we still heard neighbors). Loved the soft colors of the room & the spaciousness of it. The room seemed to be meticulously clean - - a must for a good review from me. We slept like a rock on the bed, very comfortable for us. At our home we always sleep with a fan on for noise so we were excited to find a fan in the closet! We could see & hear the beach from our balcony. It's quite chilly (and foggy) in Carmel so we even enjoyed the gas fireplace in the room....yes, in July! I loved the light breakfast that was brought to our room althought my husband enjoys a heartier start to the day. Enjoyed the coffee & flavored creamer in the lobby but you can also make your own in your room.
Not sure we will be back in this area again but would highly recommend to others & would definitely stay here again if we do. (I really did not want to leave & move on to our next destination.)