Well, where to start with this hotel? It really is like no-where else I’ve ever stayed before, and I mean that in a good way. Really smooth check in, quite a few steps involved getting to the room but I’ll gladly gloss over that and anyway the porter did offer to help us. The hotel knew this trip was for my husbands 50th birthday and there was champagne and chocolates waiting for us on arrival – lovely touch. The room was huge with a lounge area that included an open fire, and a bedroom area that included a whirlpool bath. Absolutely stunning views over the bay, great at any time of day.
Every evening there is a wine and cheese reception which is a lovely idea, and this can be enjoyed either indoors in front of the fire or on the heated outdoor terrace watching the sun go down. The hotel is quite remote and there aren’t many eating options in the vicinity although I gather there is an arrangement with the Hyatt property next door and they will deliver food. Here’s my tip.........go into Carmel for a lovely languid lunch, stop off and buy snacks on the way back to the hotel, enjoy the wine and cheese reception, hire a DVD from reception (no charge), light your fire, watch your DVD and eat your snacks – BLISS!!
I must give a special shout out to the lady on reception (sorry didn’t get her name) when I asked for help due to excruciating toothache. She went out of her way to help and I’m very grateful.
Tickle Pink Inn truly is a special place
- 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