Very good hotel if you can get into a quiet room
Posted Nov 13, 2016
The hotel is perfectly located at the best part of Carmel. Of all the hotels in the town area, it is the closest to the beach, only 5 blocks away, yet opposite the old Candy store and right above Lush. The lobby is wonderful, makes you feel like you are in an old English inn. Rooms facing Ocean Ave will be a bit noisy, but we have a corner room facing the rear and very quiet. The walls are paper thin and windows single pane, so you will hear a lot of noises around. There is no elevator, but that is part of the charm of such hotels. This is a very small hotel, only around 23 rooms (starting room 9 to room 32) and only 3 floors (lobby 1st, rooms 2nd and 3rd). You will feel that it is a step back in time the moment you walk into the lobby with wonderful tapestry and fireplace, all in dark red hue. The room we had was very good, but bathroom is small and the heater is a hot water heater that creeks. Overall it is a great hotel, but only if you get a corner room facing the rear so it is not so noisy.