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.
- 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