Stayed here based on Trip Advisor reviews.
This is a converted old style motor inn that is perched above Route 1 south of Carmel. It has been upgraded and well decorated. The position is excellent apart from the road below. There is a comfortable terrace and lounge/breakfast room in which complementary afternoon snacks with wine and breakfast are served. A bottle of sparkling wine is delivered to room on arrival. All of these are nice touches, It is a sociable location but there is no dining room, the hotel recommending the nearby Highland Hotel, part of the Hyatt Group. Our dining experience there was disappointing and dining in one of Carmel's excellent restaurants is a much better idea. We recommend L'escargot.
For what it is, this property has made the most of its position, the downside however being that the nightly room rate is very high for what is essentially an up-market motor inn experience. Having said that the place was full but I could not help feeling that for $400 at weekend there is better value to be had in a more convenient location in the village of Carmel. My partner loved it but she does not pay the bill. It did however tick all the boxes on the romantic location.
- 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