My husband, our 2.5yr old, our 11mo, and my sister-in-law stayed at the hotel 11/29-12/2/2012. In the past, our experience traveling with 2 small children in one hotel room is a nightmare. The ability to get the children to bed at a reasonable hour and still have some adult time to relax and have a conversation is non-existent. We have typically tried to stay in a hotel with a separate living and sleeping area. This has been somewhat successful. With the added adult, we knew this wasn't going to work. My sister-in-law call the hotel prior to purchasing the living socal coupon to see if it would be possible to have 2 adjoining rooms. They were extremely accommodating and understanding. She said she could not confirm two adjoining rooms, but didn't think it would be a problem. We arrived about 2 hours earlier than check-in and our rooms were unavailable...for about 10 min. The rooms were wonderful. Nicely decorated, clean, spacious, and the most amazing shower! The front desk, breakfast, and housekeeping staff were delightful. One front desk woman was so sweet, my 2.5 yr old couldn't wait to see her and tell her about our adventures each time we went back to the hotel. The hotel is an easy walk downtown. We drove to the Aquarium, but it was short and sweet. And the extremely easy drive to Carmel/ Point Lobos has convinced us we will come back here before we shell out the extra money to stay in Carmel. Not worth it in my book. Great hotel. I'd highly recommend to friends and family (even without the Living Social Deal). Especially when traveling with small children.