After a holiday visit with family and friends we wanted some quiet time for ourselves. Close to the ocean was a prime consideration.
We found the website somewhat confusing but thanks to superb service from reservations we ended up with a perfect suite. Killer view straight across the road and over the trees to the Pacific, fireplace, large living room and spacious bedroom. Wraparound deck with guardian gull!
We particularly liked that in such an elegant room there were two (concealed) refrigerators, a small sink, small microwave and some dishes and silverware. Also a coffee maker. For tea a call to the front desk brought a jug of hot water, cups and tea. Any time.
It was a treat to be able to bring in some food and eat in the room or on the deck, esp. after travelling for several weeks .
Breakfast was filling and varied each day. Beautifully arranged. A bit brisk for us to eat outside, but some hardy souls did.
Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Warm cookies each afternoon sure help too! We received excellent restaurant recommendations as well.
Very good value for money and who does not like feeling pampered and special. We would love to go back. Seemed to be some magic dust in the bed. We both slept so very well.
And yes, we travel a lot, all over the world and can be VERY critical. Tickle Pink doesn't need or deserve criticism from us for this stay. Hence the high ratings!
- 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