Having never been to Carmel, we booked this hotel based on the location to the beach,and with hindsight we could not have made a better choice. Its is a 2 min walk to the beach and is located on a quiet residential street, you are a lovely 5-10 min walk away from shops and restaurants, close enough to everything, yet far enough away to have complete peace and quiet. The inn is run by Tracy, who is an amazing host, making dinner reservations with great suggestions. The breakfasts are lovely and the afternoon cocktails are perfect. You have use of common areas in the living room, front porch and back yard, all lovely decorated. Our room was up stairs and well appointed with a nice new modern bathroom in the room, although the room maybe considered small it is well designed and I would describe it as cozy, not small. Besides with so many other options why stay in your room other than to sleep nap or read? Do ask for the use of a flashlight when walking at night as there are no street lights Carmel and it gets real dark, but that just make the stars more visible. We had no problems with the stairs, but if you do have problems with stair note there are 3 floors with all rooms on the 2nd and 3rd, and the stair case to the 3rd is narrow and steep, this is not a criticism more of a note, so that a traveler who needs accessibility this may not work for you. Unless you are looking for a 'shis she" hotel, this is a quintessential perfect B n B, I do not think I would stay anywhere else in Carmel.
Call and speak with Tracy, tell you what you are looking for, she will not steer you wrong.
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