Travel Blogs from Carmel
If I'd been with my girlfriends, I would have definitely had more walking, shopping & dining time in Carmel. If you go, go without a tight budget. Carmel is a bit on the pricey side. I would have loved to window shop, stroll up and down the busy streets, and, more than anything, people watch. It was a busy weekend for Carmel. The annual Big Sur …
... and Clarence Anglin in June 1962 in one of the most intricate escapes ever devised.
Dylan is not too enamoured by his mornings activity (past the boat) which is totally understandable, so instead he puts on a nursery rhyme concert for us in the dining room standing up a set of steps which he calls the stage. Thankfully everyone else has headsets on and we don't draw too much attention as the nursery rhymes are accompanied by stomping. Rich reads ...
... will be having some serious surgery tomorrow morning. Our prayers are with you Chere', but better than that, we are sending "YaYa husband", Dr. Jeff Budden, to monitor the surgery and sit with Chere's husband Al. We had a wonderful lunch at Jardines de San Juan - freshly made Mexican food with regional flavor. The gardens of the restaurant were beautiful, as was the weather. Some of the girls ...
Today we hit Carmel. An upmarket seaside town. Mike was especially excited about this stop as Clint Eastwood lives here and (history check) in the 1980's he was the Mayor of this cute town. So, random laws of this town, no high heels over two inches and no eating ice creams on the sidewalks...! This town is basically shops, shops, ...
... and we drove off. Apparently you don't get to see all the place as they are still living there and the thought of spending $50 and not getting the full look around put us off. Further down the road we got close and personal with a colony of elephant Lion Seals all resting on the beach. Gary was happy as it didn't cost us anything. We went onto our first dual carriage and it stayed that way for the last two hours. The speed limit is 55mph (90km) on these roads. Carmel ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Other than a few quirks with the ceiling fan, lack of airconditioning, and parking it was a pleasant stay. This hotel was recommended to us by a seasoned traveler and we would definitely recommend to others who are planning a stay in Carmel. Parking is a bit difficult and frustrating unless you can get a space in the hotel's guest lot. The hotel lot does not accomodate many cars and parking on the streets can be a bit tricky b/c the parking spaces are metered throughout the day, until the evening. You just have to make sure you feed the meter until the evening hours, then again in the morning when metered times pick back up. But the hotel is in the heart of Carmel, convenient to everything. Friendly staff and charming rooms.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.