Stayed here in '05 and came back for the memories. Gas fireplace in most rooms. From 7:30 to 10 or so, breakfast includes drinkable coffee (tea, envelope cocoa, milk, juices), bread/bagel/pastries, cold cereal/instant oatmeal, bacon or sausage (depending on the day), pancakes or waffles (depending on the day), freash fruit au naturel and something rather like scrambled eggs. We're talking convenient here--not gourmet. Pick up some cheese, smoked salmon, quiche--what-you-will--to suplement and you'll be good enough. The service was very good from all staff, both helpful and courteous. The room was clean, well lit and warm enough, though the little wall heater might bother light sleepers. No extra pillows or blanket in the closet, but then we had no need of them. The large louvers on our window opened to a view of rooftops below and the Pacific beyond. This is an older hotel, built up the hillside which results in a confusing layout and ground level access on the first and . . . ah . . . 3rd or 4th floor--I forget since we were on the 2nd. Also, being coastal, there is a little mustiness to the room which improves with airing out and does not improve coming back after spending the day gadding about. Getting all the cons out of the way: our room had no microwave or fridge, the bed was harder than we care for and the noise from the bathrooms next door and above could be alarming. A small coffee pot with drinkable coffee (tea, envelope cocoa) was in the bathroom--OK, not the best place for it, I agree. Location is very good with just enough parking on a November weekend and ample during the week. The Forge in the Forest is just across the street and Vesuvio is a few steps farther on the corner @ 6th. A convenient little market is almost next door. Honestly, if you can navigate the capricious sidewalks, you can't want for fine dining, wine tasting, unique shopping--whatever pleases you--within a half-dozen Carmel blocks. AAA rate weekdays made this a bargain for the location.
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