This hotel recently underwent a huge remodel. They decided to cut costs of concierge, bell service, etc to make other areas of the hotel nicer, which concerned me a little before check in. No need! The staff was so helpful, from making sure we got settled, the crib was set up correctly, etc. Our room, which was set up like a private cottage, was spotless, spacious, and well decorated. Our little outdoor patio was a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. The hotel provides continental breakfast as well, and it is wonderful. All organic coffee, tea, yogurts, amazing fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, etc. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this fantastic place, and it really was the perfect place to take our 2 year old. If you are worried about distance to Monterey/Carmel, it is really only a 10 minute drive to downtown Carmel and about 15 to the aquarium, etc. Additionally, we were in town for a wedding, and the hotel had so many fantastic gathering spots for all the guests to get together until late in the evenings, and there is also a very fun cantina directly across the street, which is an added bonus. We love this place, and cannot wait to return.