Firstly - a quick post on Carmel - it is a very pretty quaint place - but if I am honest, probably more suited for older golfers, or couples. We are glad we visited and saw the town, but probably did not need to stay for the night. A lot of very expensive restaurants, which looked very nice, but not our favourite location on the trip.
This was our first experience of staying in an Inn in America. I suppose for any British people reading this, that have not stayed in Inn's, it is our equivalent of a B&B. We were impressed with this, and glad we had decided to go with Inn's rather than hotels for the rest of our trip.
Prior to booking we thought we would arrive after the check in time, but a quick e-mail explaining our situation, and they happily provided us a procedure for how to obtain our room keys. In the end we arrived early, and managed to check in before it was too late.
We stayed in the Pescadero room, and it was huge! Really clean, had a nice fire (too warm to use), and a fridge, and wireless that was easily connected to. It had a car park on site, and close enough for us easily to drag our luggage to our room.
Breakfast was small and limited, but suited us down to the ground, as we had eaten late the night before, and were heading to Monterey for some lunch not much later.
The only issue we had was that after we had walked to the beach in the morning, we wanted to check out, and the receptionist was away, which meant we had to delay our checkout by approx 15 mins - but this did not detract from the experience.
A short walk to the main town area (a couple of blocks) and we had access to everything Carmel had to offer.
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