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Tickle Pink Inn
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Tickle Pink, located high on the cliffs in the Carmel Highlands, was almost perfect in every respect. Our double queen ocean view room with a balcony was spacious and very well appointed. There are no elevators but access is quite easy. If you have accessibility issues make sure to note them when you make reservations. Parking is tight. Champagne and chocolates for our arrival. The clientele have high expectations and for the most part appear to always choose high end lodging. All of the staff were excellent and the breakfast buffet was quite sufficient. The Tickle Pink is absolutely perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary special occasion. If you go out at night, make sure to be very careful as there are almost no street lights in Carmel or in the Highlands area. If you are unfamiliar with the area pre plan your route!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

What a charming inn! A friend of mine suggested that my husband and I stay here while driving along California Highway !. This hotel is situated on top of a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean. We did not have advanced reservations, but luckily a room was available. When we arrived, we informed them that it was our anniversary. They put us in a room with an ocean view and we could not have been more pleased! To our surprise, they also had a bottle of champagne and chocolates waiting for us. We arrived just in time to watch the sun set from our balcony. Oh yeah, while we waited for them to set up our room, we were informed that it was wine and cheese hour. We enoyed this very much...the food was set up in this quaint little room with antiques, and we sat on the deck overlooking the ocean. If you are looking for a romantic place to stay, this is it! The price is also very reasonable.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Me and my sister stayed at Tickle Pink Inn for 2 nights in early September as part of a 12-day, California road trip. The location of the hotel was superb, the suite was spacious and the view from the balcony was absolutely beautiful. Very convenient for Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Route 1 with all the spectacular scenery the coast has to offer. The absolute highlight for me was arriving late afternoon and seeing two pods of humpback whales (about 40-50 in total) about a mile out at sea and right in front of us. Absolutely awe-inspiring and something I'll never forget. If you want a peaceful location where you can fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

What can I say other than it was everything I was expecting and more. I loved the tone and ambience of the hotel, very classy, quiet and upper crust. I was delighted to stay at this hotel, enjoyed the pampering and fine wine and cheese, champagne and chocolates and rose upon my arrival with a set of slippers and robes waiting for me and my husband. We enjoyed our own private deck and had. A gorgeous view of the pacific. The wine and cheese hour was beautiful and I wish I was there for more than a single night, so we Missed the complimentary breakfast and had to depart to continue our PCH journey. Would highly recommend this hotel. The staff was wonderful, the service splendid and it was a customers dream of being pampered.

Room Tip: Request a room and deck that faces the ocean. Beautiful!
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed at Tickle Pink for two nights in early September. Our room (#15) had an amazing view. The room itself was good sized and comfortable. We were welcomed with a rose, a bottle of champagne and chocolates waiting for us.
The afternoon wine & cheese (plus more!) in the Terrace Lounge is a great wind-down before dinner and the continental breakfast (also in the same place) offers plenty of variety (and some really good pastries!) The lounge has a great view of the cove in the open area plus an indoor area for those who prefer.
There is an outdoor spa area that looks lovely (however, we didn't use it).
Others have mentioned parking - there isn't a lot but enough for the guests. Often during the day staff will use it, but you can squeeze in. The lot itself is very small, so sometimes it's an adventure to back out and turn around. The inn doesn't have much for grounds - the view is its selling point.
The inn is pricey, but I would still recommend it - sitting on the balcony watching the sunset is worth the price!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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