The Mariner's Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The Quality Inn boasted a Spa which was right by our room, almost like a private one just for us.
Actually it is doubtful whether both of us could have fitted into it at the same time, as it was miniscule. Being out of action anyway, we couldn't put it to the test, but how a hotel that large provides something so small is beyond me.
Their breakfast room was tiny too. It had maybe 5 small tables in it?
The hotel has hundreds of rooms! Maybe this is a ...
... gourmet ice cream; we were originally headed to the café next door for coffee, but upon parking saw the ice cream sign which caused us to detour. It was well worth it, wow! Dave had a waffle cone with pistachio and chocolate fudge ice creams. And I had a milkshake with both Almond joy and chocolate fudge flavors mixed together! So much for losing some weight on this trip, although we have been quite active.
So then we decided to head on north, ...
... were we had to drive 3km down a narrow road to the beach. There were 2 different places with keyholes in the rocks which were awesome. Unfortunately it was really windy so it made it pretty uncomfortable. The sand has a purple tinge to it which was interesting.. The 3rd stop we made was Partington Cove where we took a walk down hill to the beach and then through a tunnel to the other side of the cove. We saw ...
... The pictures do not do the hike justice. The cove did not always have a beach but a landslide just north of the cove create the beach within the pictures.
One note to everyone that wants to go to the Big Sur, there is zero cell service on SR 1. So we drove until we had signal, which unfortunately took us out of the Big Sur. We did stop at a beach side primitive campground, Kirk Creek Campground, but everything ...
We had pre-booked two tours of Hearst Castle for today, with the first one at 10:am. Despite visiting Hearst Castle as recently as the end of October, it was like visiting for the first time, as the whole house had been decorated for Christmas and was an absolute picture. Our first tour was of the Grand Rooms, and we were taken back to the 1930's when this incredible home was started. Although many changes were made during the course of ...