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“Perfect Couples Escape”
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Tickle Pink Inn
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Couples Escape”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Perfect getaway for a couples. The views are outstanding and exceptional whether you are enjoying some morning coffee on your balcony or toasting a perfect day and enjoying the sunset. If you enjoy a pacific view with the sounds of the crashing waves lulling you to sleep then this a hidden gem. Well established and well kept small Inn. Great beds, linens, well organized spacious rooms with nice balconies. We stayed for our 20 anniversary and it did not disappoint. Easy drive to many points of interest, so I give location an A+. Nice morning complimentary food, coffees and teas as well as evening wines and cheeses. The staff was excellent. I highly recommend for couples.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great! But some have larger balconies if you enjoy a view.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Pleasant Hill, CA
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

While planning a honeymoon in Carmel, of course, checked-out TripAdvisor and found the Tickle Pink Inn. The reservation staff was very helpful with various emails and phone calls for arranging the ever important honeymoon stay. We stayed in room #30 which has a jacuzzi and a beautiful view of the cove and cliffside. The view was absolutely the best I have ever seen of any hotel I have stayed at in 35+ years of life. My wife lwas amazed by the view as well. We ordered dinner from the nearby Hyatt restaurant which was really delicious. The inn kindly provides us sparkling apple cider (we don't drink alcohol) with roses and really nice chocolates. They provided logs for the lovely fireplaces and the bathroom was very spacious. Overall, it lived up to all of the reviews and was the perfect place for our honeymoon. Definitely, a very special experience. Thank you Tickle Pink Inn!

Room Tip: Room #30 has awesome views of the Cove
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The accent is on luxury and opulence! We arrived at this small little gem not really knowing what to expect as we are from the UK and a couple of reviews said this more a motel - well ther are only a few rooms but they are fitted with the best of everything and the view is to die for. From the champagne, home made truffles and flowers which are delivered to the complimentary cheese and wine event - nothing can be faulted. It is tranquil and after driving the Big Sur or visiting Carmel etc we just felt we were totally relaxed even just staying one night. Put it on your list!

Room Tip: They are all wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2012

You go to this property for the view. It does not disappoint.
I was celebrating a birthday and we received a bottle of champagne, a pink rose and a box of truffles delivered to our room within minutes of our arrival.
The bed was amazing with the most marvelous down pillows we have ever experienced. There was slippers and robes laid out for us. Starbucks coffee and a coffee maker were avilable in the room with cold bottled water and real creamers in the fridge. They offer a substantial breakfast that can ordered to the room if you wish.
Having your morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs on the balcony overlooking the view and listening to the ocean is a must. Enjoy!!!

Room Tip: All rooms apparently have the view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Susan S
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Orange County
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I could not get enough of the breathtaking view from my room! It's easily the most romantic, tranquil, and peaceful place on earth! When visiting Carmel, this is the place to stay at, hands down!! I'm definitely going back there. Perhaps make it my annual retreat away from the world. :)

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed two nights in mid-September. Our expectations were high, having read so many good reviews. The Inn not only met, but exceeded, these expectations.

Check-in was simple and friendly, the Reception team were always available to give good advice and reservations for restaurants and on sightseeing. They even got us a table at Demetra at short notice. For that, we are especially grateful!

Our room was very well equipped, comfortable, and had a fantastic view of the ocean. The wine and cheese that was offered each afternoon was a new, and welcome, experience for us. Breakfast was simple, but high quality, and again with a view of the ocean. Parking was easy.

In summary, a high quality Inn in an amazing location with great staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hampshire, England
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Second time we have stayed here. The views from our upstairs balcony were outstanding, especially with in-bedroom breakfast. The bed was extremely comfortable, the best on our 3000 mile journey but also true to say this was the most expensive hotel.

Room Tip: Ocean view better than Cove view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tickle Pink Inn

Property: Tickle Pink Inn
Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923-9601
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#3 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity…from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Tickle Pink Carmel
Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast

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