Travel Blogs from Carmel
... next few days, we see nothing but snow on the mountain roads and very little possibility of better weather in the next week or so.
So, we are gonna cut the trip short and be thankful we have had such fantastic weather to view what we have seen so far in this journey. It has truly been a most enjoyable journey and we are more than happy to have had the company from so many visits by friends and family along the way. And, I speak of those who ...
... they’re Mario Andrete. Once we got off of that craziness and were able to breathe again, the coast was nothing but ours - BIG SUR HERE WE COME ! Along the way we saw a sign that said “Pebble Beach” - one of the things my dad recommended we check out. As we make a gradual right turn down a slight slope, we hit some toll booths - you jokin’? It costs money just to breathe the air down here and walk the sacred grounds of Pebble Beach?! As if we were going ...
... and goes through endless flat fields of strawberries, artichokes, cabbages and what looks like kale.
Monterey hmmmm, maybe we didn't find the right bit because it doesn't look that scenic to me, so we continue over the headland to Carmel-by-the-sea to check out an Inn owned by Doris Day. Quainter village feel over here but even though it was my suggestion to check it out, Doris's "doggy inn" with scary floral bedspreads and too snooty a concierge is ...
... Nothing like the warm water of Florida - more like Phillip Island water temps!
We then walked back to the car and headed back onto the CA1 Highway, turning off at a place called Watsonville, and heading inland towards a place called Gilroy which is famous for being the taste of California's agricultural abundance, the self proclaimed "Garlic Capital of the World". We passed many roadside stalls, some even selling garlic wine (not sure about that one!), ...
... s aunt house in the hills, it a beautiful place with lots of rooms a pool and a Jacuzzi, which we used, and a great view of the mountain area, which is much different than the sea area of Monterey. After that we went to ???? and I ate a really good kobe beef burger with bacon and mushrooms, highly recommended.
On Monday we I went to the Monterey Aquarium. It is very ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.