We spent 2 nights in room #10 on Memorial Day weekend for our first wedding anniversary. Sandpiper Inn is a bit removed from the bustling center of Carmel, but it's an easy drive with plenty of parking on both ends. The inn itself is really lovely - yes it's "twee," but what else do you want from Carmel? The room was on the smaller side, with a working gas fireplace which was romantic, relaxing, and perfect for heating the small room at night. Breakfasts were hearty and absolutely delicious, and I loved the afternoon tea, cookies, and sherry.
My main problem with the Sandpiper was that, throughout the 3 days of our stay, the entire Inn smelled faintly like poop. My husband and I didn't notice any plumbing problems or diapered babies, but from downstairs to upstairs, we could clear smell that the air everywhere was stinky. My other complaint is that one of the innkeepers was not very well versed on the surrounding area and gave questionable and uncertain advice regarding restaurants, bicycling, etc. When we asked another employee later, he was much more confident and ultimately correct in his recommendations. Overall though, a nice, comfortable, quiet place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like being a house guest in someone's exclusive seaside home. This early California country style inn, established in 1929, boasts of ocean views and the sounds of the surf crashing on the soft sand of Carmel Beach. Enjoy the serene comfort in one of our cozy rooms, by the fire in our fireside lounge, or outside on one of our garden patios. The Sandpiper Inn is the perfect getaway for the romantic couple or for those that just want to get away from the daily grind and relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Inn Carmel Hotel Carmel