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Tickle Pink Inn

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Anderson, South Carolina, USA
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

just returned from Carmel after staying at the Tickle Pink. This place must have the best view of the Pacific coast in California. We stayed in room 14 which had a king bed, fire place, nice bath and the most amazing deck overlooking the coast. The service was great and very helpful about restaurants and things to do in the... More 

3 Thank Mcconnell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We just returned from a fabulous trip touring California and the Tickle Pink Inn was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! After staying in San Francisco for several days we rented a car and drove down the coast to our first night on the road. What a ways to start a road trip!! At first I was a... More 

3 Thank jbags39
Wilsonville, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

In late February my wife and I traveled South to Carmel. We had never been there before. In looking for a hotel, the Tickle Pink Inn name caught our attention. After reading existing reviews, we booked the Inn. When we arrived, we were quickly checked in and then introduced to a beautiful room overlooking the Pacific. Shortly after entering our... More 

2 Thank Bob D
Winter Park, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Just a wonderfully romantic hotel nestled on the hills of Carmel. Can't wait to come back. Balcony room was a real treat and the anniversary champagne was a nice touch. Super service where recommendations were spot on for dining and what to do and see. Felt like a guest in someone's home.

1 Thank Sethun
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I had planned many years ago to stay here but my trip was cancelled. My husband and I just retired and drove down the Oregon and California coast and did no upfront planning, just going where the road took us. When we rolled into town we decided to check the inn out. We got the suite room 6 and as... More 

3 Thank canuckhappytraveller
Katy, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

After doing research for a place to go for a week of relaxation in the Monterey/Carmel area last March, my wife stumbled on to the Tickle Pink Inn website. Based on the reviews and pictures we could see, we decided to give it a try. Neither of us had been to that area of California since a VERY young age... More 

1 Thank effdee
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This lovely little inn is charming and friendly. From the moment when you arrive to freshly baked cookies and helpful staff to the bottle of champagne provided to us the first evening, everything was perfect. Our view of the ocean was breathtaking and something I will always remember. We enjoyed the hot tub, the wine and cheese in the afternoon... More 

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WDM Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2013

My husband and I were on a 'second honeymoon" for our 27th anniversary and this could not have been a better hotel for us. Breath taking views of both the cove and ocean, a bottle of wine and chocolates were waiting for us in our room at check in since they knew it was our anniversary. We used the hot... More 

1 Thank hlgrace
Piqua, Ohio
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived a little early,room was ready. Check in was flawless, staff was pleasant and helpful. Stayed in room 17 ocean View. We were not prepared for how beautiful views truly are. Complementary champagne and rose on arrival. There are very few restaurants immediately surrounding hotel but Carmel by the sea is only about three miles from hotel. Bed was... More 

2 Thank William J
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

This was by far the nicest hotel room we've ever stayed in. The views are unreal, we took pictures and it just doesn't capture the view and feeling you get when overlooking the ocean. We got a jacuzzi suite which was huge. Champagne upon arrival was a nice touch. I wish we could have stayed more than one night! And... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about Tickle Pink Inn

Address: 155 Highland Drive, Carmel, CA 93923-9601
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: €217 - €564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Tickle Pink Carmel
Tickle Pink Bed Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#3 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“The ocean view cannot be beat!”
 of 5 bubbles 685AnneB, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the 1 bedroom suite. Very Large and great view”
  • View from the room
  • Balcony
  • sunset
 of 5 bubbles Cobo418, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room has a unique view! Check-in is 3pm so plan accordingly for arrival.”
 of 5 bubbles JCHJ, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have Jacuzzi's. Rooms all have fire places. We definitely like the views from the upper floor rooms.”
  • Depending on the time of year you can catch views of sunsets like this from your balcony.
  • The Ocean views are ever changing
  • Being across the street from the ocean gives you spectacular coast line views.
 of 5 bubbles jeffsC5878AP, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views of the ocean!”
  • View from our room.
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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