This was our second stay at the Tickle Pink Inn and it was better than ever! I wanted somewhere very quiet and secluded for my birthday celebration and the Carmel Highland's area fit the bill perfectly. I booked a room for one night on a weekend which was very gracious of the hotel since they have a 2 night minimum stay on weekends, I was thrilled to get in here!
I booked a room without a balcony for $60 less than the regular rooms, after check-in which went very smoothly, we were shown to Room 27, a parking lot level room. There is a small sitting area, 2 TV's, a very nice bed and gorgeous, full oceanviews with Yankee point to the left and Pt. Lobos to the right. We loved our room, the new Pacific Dreams bedding was wonderful. I enjoyed my new book I received from my daughter for my birthday "Audition" by Barbara Walters while relaxing on the bed.
Shortly after arrival, a knock on the door brought a bucket of Chilled Champagne and Truffles for us. Very nice touch, along with a red rose. We went down to the Terrace Room for the wine and cheese reception which is very lovely, you can sit in the oceanview outdoor room or the lounge which had warm fire glowing and lots of beautiful, fresh flowers. We were very relaxed, soft music is playing at the wine and cheese reception, also.
We dressed for dinner and walked over to the Pacific's Edge for dinner, afterwards we enjoyed the hot tub which is located in a beautiful area of the property with lots of greenery and flowers. We slept like babies and then went to the Breakfast buffet which consisted of ham, Spinach Frittata,, lots of fresh fruit, coffee, freshly baked pasteries and fresh squeezed OJ and assorted juices.
After breakfast we went down for another soak in the hot tub and took in the beautiful views of the coastline. There are also soft, cozy robes in the rooms that we were to the hot tub. More reading and relaxing, a hot bath in our room and we were refreshed and ready to meet the kids in Monterey for lunch, an afternoon of kayaking in Monterey Bay and dinner at the Sardine Factory.
Tickle Pink Inn was just what I was looking for in a romantic birthday trip and we will definitely return again here, we vowed to make it at least 2 nights next time. Thank you Tickle Pink Inn for all that you offer to those visiting this beautiful area of the CA coast. :)
- 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