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 …
... really hungry and some of us (Amir) were getting car sick. (He's telling me to let you all know the windows and ocean breeze helped) We stopped at Nepenthe for lunch. What AMAZING views. I had a beet salad and Amir had Thanksgiving on bread! YUM.
We then made our way to Carmel and Pebble beach where we did the 17 mile drive. There were many beautiful homes inside the gates of Pebble beach. There's also an island where the ...
Today we drove from Atascadero to Monterey along the Pacific Coast Highway. We stopped just north of San Simeon to see the elephant seals which were shrouded in fog. Then we stopped at Ragged Point to see the views. On the way out to the point you couldn't see the ocean but in the short time it took to return the fog had mostly cleared. Next we made our way to Big Sur for lunch at Nepenthe. The weather was perfect and we sat outside ...
... which goes along the coast but unfortunately our stupid satnav lady took us on Highway 101 which although is probably a quicker route, it's basically like the M1 but with a lot more fast food restaurants along it. It took us a couple of hours to get to Carmel and we headed to Point Lobos - a state reserve with lots of hiking trails along the coast and great views. It's been overcast ...
... fog, much like the gig that lingers in San Fran.
We were advised to head up a few blocks to the Cyprus Inn which served up a great lunch. It stood out more though for the kind of patrons it catered to! The Cypress Inn, and most of Carmel ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPine Inn Carmel
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.
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