This was our first stay in Carmel with a dog and this Inn was the highest rated dog friendly inn in Carmel. We were very impressed! Room was large and spotlessly clean, no chipped paint or worn carpets. Nice fireplace, comfy living room, fabulous large bath with that heavenly 2 person spa tub and a great shower. The grounds were well kept, the breakfast was healthy and also indulgent if you wanted to go that way, and the dog amenities were great! Cover for the bed, dog strollers, dog washing station with dog "chamoises," treats, potty spot and bags provided, etc. Loved this list we were given of off leash walking areas and dog friendly restaurants. The location was just a few blocks from Ocean, and it was a short walk down 4th St to a great beach access point. We usually stay at the Pine Inn (sans dog) but we may just switch to this regularly as it is so quiet and spacious by comparison. My only tiny complaint was one front desk person who was quick to make a judgment about our dog based on her breed (and she was actually mistaken about which dog did what), and quick to feed her treats without asking us (she also made critical judgements about guests based on where they come from). Another office person was a little prickly...couldn't seem to reply to anything without a slightly contrary statement, but even both of those ladies were very helpful and provided good service. The 3rd person we deal with was perfect! Great housekeeping service. Pretty place. You'll like it!