My husband and I stayed one night at the hotel and wished it could have been longer. We were returning to the area for our 25th wedding anniversary so were looking for a special place to celebrate, and this fit the bill. We found the staff to be extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was very spacious and comfortable and the courtyard view gorgeous. We had dinner at the hotel and ordered the full tasting menu, which is well worth the splurge. Every course was unbelievable. We even got to take a quick peek at the kitchen afterward and met the chef. The service at the meal was superb. If we ever return to Carmel, this will definitely be where we stay.