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“Great views of the ocean make up for tired looking rooms.”
Review of Tickle Pink Inn

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Tickle Pink Inn
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great views of the ocean make up for tired looking rooms.”
Reviewed May 18, 2004

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Tickle Pink for three nights for our anniversary. Overall, I thought it was nice but a little overpriced for what it’s worth. The room décor looked a little tired, there was no high-speed internet access (only the phone line) and all the electronics, with the exception of the CD player, were old. Also, the tile-covered bathrooms looked a little cheap and rundown, even the ones in the fireplace room with Jacuzzi. However, the views of the ocean were spectacular (although it was difficult to hear the surf as the traffic down below on Highway 1 muted the sound), the deck and rooms were very spacious (ours had a huge separate living room) and the fireplace was made up each day with a Duraflame log and newspapers so all you had to do was strike a match to get a roaring fire going. The little extras that made the property more attractive were the complimentary continental breakfast (good homemade pastries) and wine/cheese reception that featured local wineries. Finally, the location was great as it was in a secluded, quiet location but still close enough to reach downtown Carmel in 15 minutes by driving. I’d probably check out other properties in the same location with the same price range before coming back to this place. P.S. If you stay, make sure to go to Highlands Inn for drinks or dinner during sunset. Their restaurant, Pacific's Edge, was good.

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Reviewed May 2, 2004

My fiance and i stayed here for two nights as we explored central Ca. and in all our travels we have never stayed at a place as nice as the Tickle Pink, from the drop dead views, to the wonderful wine and cheese receptions,to the spacious rooms we enjoyed every minute and our only regret was we didnt book the room for more nights. Expensive , yes, worth every penny and more, YOU BET !!!

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Reviewed April 21, 2004

The Tickle Pink Inn is a beautiful hotel. We went there for our 5 year anniversary and couldn't be more pleased!

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Reviewed March 12, 2004

My husband and I spent a evening of our honeymoon at the Tickle Pink Hotel. The view of the Pacific was perfect to relax and enjoy the sunset! In addition,we enjoyed the Wine and Cheese gathering that the hotel provides to guests. The staff was very friendly and helpful but my only suggestion is to update the decor of the rooms. We spent 8 days in San Francisco and Carmel. Overall, the Tickle Pink is nice but the view really makes it.

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Reviewed March 7, 2004

After a long weekend at the Fairmont in San Francisco, my wife and I spent a week in Carmel at the Tickle Pink Inn. Stated simply, the Fairmont service couldn't compare to that offered by the staff at the Tickle Pink. Housekeeping and groundskeepers were busy but never in the way and quiet all the time. The desk staff were superb with all requests and room service always promptly delivered with a smile. As stated elsewhere, complimentary champagne and chocolates upon arrival are standard. Bottled water in the mini-fridge is replaced daily as are the Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities (nice products). Although we never participated in the wine and cheese reception, presumably it is equally enjoyable. One standout that should be noted; the pricing on room service orders is what one would pay at a market. No price gouging at the Tickle Pink! While the available room service is limited in selection, there should be enough available for the average guest (provided they are not planning an in-room feast). The rooms have VCRs and there are free movies (great classics and some new releases) that can borrowed from the office. Lastly, the bathrobes are nice enough that we purchased two as gifts for family. I have never been sufficiently impressed by a bathrobe to do this until now. As can clearly be surmised, we loved this Inn and plan on many, many returns in the coming years.

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Additional Information about Tickle Pink Inn

Property: Tickle Pink Inn
Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923-9601
Phone Number:
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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