I was visiting Carmel with my daughter and we stayed at the Carmel Fireplace Inn. I had obtained a voucher from Living Social for our stay and I had called them ahead of time knowing that we were late arriving. They had left instructions for us and we had no problems finding our cottage, a block away from the office. They had left a bottle of vine and chocolates upon our arrival. The next morning I went to the office to give my voucher. The person behind the counter was very rude. There was no "Good Morning" or any pleasantries, just a request immediately for the voucher which I provided. She did not provide us with any information about Carmel and I had to ask for the map of the town I saw she had on her desk. Our checkout was equally non-pleasant. She just asked for the keys and checked again that she had the voucher and that was it. While I was waiting to check out, she was on the phone with another customer making reservations and she was equally rude to him. I did hear her exchange pleasantries with another person that checked out so I am not sure if it was the fact that I used a Living Social voucher for my stay. But, why advertise and make them available if you are going to be rude about them. The cottage itself was cute and clean but very average in terms of decor and flooring. It had three rooms, a kitchen area and a living room. It could have held 7 people. Each room had a TV. The kitchen area had a refrigerator, stove, dishes and a microwave. We never used any of them other than the refrigerator to chill our drinks. The outdoor deck was towards the sea and we enjoyed a nice break in the back reading and relaxing one afternoon between our outings. They never came and changed our towels or made the beds in the two days we were there. I thought that was odd. The breakfast was all carbs and wheat; bagels, muffins, and various quick breads. There was no yogurt or hard boiled eggs. I am gluten intolerant so I could only have coffee, fruit and juice. We actually ended up going to one of the local breakfast places to eat breakfast. There were several B&B places right around Carmel Fireplace Inn and I will likely check them out in the future if I go again. I want an overall pleasant experience when traveling.
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