Concierge.com's insider take:
Built around a flower-filled brick courtyard with a fountain, this classic Carmel inn has hidden staircases, gabled windows, and a tiny dining room that's one of the best restaurants between San Francisco and Los Angeles. In the tradition of great French country auberges, the point is to come for dinner and stay the nightand the 20 rooms here have an elegant hominess to them. The cherrywood beds have 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, and bathrooms have heated marble floors and elaborate chrome fixtures buffed to a mirror shine (ask for one of the four rooms with a two-person Japanese soaking tub). A few details might not be perfectlike the wall-mounted electric heaters with noisy fansbut after a sumptuous eight-course meal paired with wines, you probably won't even notice.
From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 88.2
- Design: 82.0
- Food: 88.5
- Location: 92.1
- Rooms: 89.9
- Service: 88.2
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