Carmel is a San Francisco weekend getaway place, also worthwhile for others. It offers high quality shopping and dining in a wonderful ambiance. Prices reflect the environment but are worth it. We stayed at L'Auberge a special house in US built on experiences from Bohemia in Balkans, Europe almost hundred years ago.
Service was perfect and the rooms very nice and the best was the open air lounge in the middle of the house.
Vallet parking was included and the service generally was great.
Breakfast was included but the right side of the menu costed extra which we understood afterwards - our mistake.
If you want to see how US little cities used to look like go to Carmel. If you want to pamper yourself, go to L'Auberge.