We recently vacationed in CA traveling from San Francisco to LA on the Pacific Coast Highway. We had no reservations by choice and called the Mission Ranch Hotel for a room around mid-afternoon. They didn't have a room but the very helpful staff at the Mission Ranch Hotel informed us that they had another property in Carmel closer to downtown called the Homestead Inn which had availability and was running an introductory offer. They transferred me to the Homestead Inn and I booked our room for the evening. We arrived shortly after 5:00 PM. Our reservation was waiting for us and we were off to our 3rd floor room for $95.00! When we saw the nicely remodeled room we almost fainted! Our 3rd floor room was way more that we had expected. Mission style furniture with everything you would ask for at a 5 star hotel! We liked the town of Carmel and the Inn so well we stay an additional night!
Note: Not all of the rooms at the Homestead Inn have been remodeled. The next morning I asked the hotel desk to book another night. They had rooms but the room we were in was book already so we had to move to another room outside the main house. We were informed that the rooms outside the main house had not been remodeled. The room was very clean but very dated so plan accordingly. I would certainly stay in any room at the Homestead Inn but I would also request one of the remodeled room if it were available. A great value either way!