Tickle Pink Inn

155 Highland Drive , Carmel, CA 93923-9601 USA (Show map)


Our enchanting coastal hideaway overlooking the Big Sur coastline has drawn travelers from around the world for more than 55 years. From the moment you arrive, the unforgettable ocean views set the tone for relaxation, and a host of complimentary amenities pamper you from morning to night. With our gracious elegance and 35 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, the Tickle Pink Inn is a place you will always remember Special Features & Pampering Amenities For Our Guests: • Spectacular ocean views from private balconies • Outdoor hot tub & in-room spas* • In-room wood burning fireplaces* • Privacy & personal service • Private cottage available • Terrace Boardroom • Pacific Dreams beds & bedding • Italian-crafted, 100% Egyptian cotton linens • Bottle of champagne on ice upon arrival • Evening wine & cheese reception • Terry cloth robes & slippers • Flat-screen TVs with HD & free movie rentals • Fresh ground coffee in your room • Deluxe continental breakfast & fresh-baked pastries • Daily newspaper *Available in select rooms



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Tickled Pink for Years!

5 on April 04, 2013

My husband and I have been staying at the Tickle Pink Inn since 1967. Back then the room were very Art Deco in pink and black tile. We love this place! Unfortunately, we don't get back here as often as we would like, but when we do we truly believe it is our bit of heaven. Reccommend it highly.

Special Honeymoom Memory

4.8 on October 25, 2012

My husband and I spent the 1st couple days our Honeymoon at the Tickle Pink in December 1974. We returned a few years later for an Anniversary. It truely is a special place with dramatic views. I recommend it all the time to friends heading to the Monterey/Carmel area.

Spectacular Views and Fantastic Inn

5 on August 20, 2012

I just recently stayed here to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary. I've never been to Carmel and my husband surprised me with a visit here. It was amazing. The views were spectacular. Champagne and chocolates were delivered soon after we arrived. Eggs Florentine became my breakfast favorite. A nice glass of wine and cheese in the afternoons was a treat. It's the perfect place to spend a special occasion. I would book that place again in a heartbeat. We also ordered room service one evening -- and it was fantastic. Enjoy the view. It's wonderful. I give it 5 stars!

Anniversary Getaway

4.4 on May 05, 2012

A beautiful Inn with fantastic views. We stayed in the Crow's Nest room which I highly recommend. It is more private than some of the other rooms. The Wine and Cheese event each night was a wonderful way to relax and meet new people. The staff were very friendly and the room was immaculate. We have told all our friends and family about this wonderful place. We definitely want to go back sometime!! The only drawback that I might say it has is that they do not have a restaurant. However, you can walk down the hill to the Hyatt and eat there or order room service from there. They will deliver to Tickle Pink which we did one night. The Tickle Pink Inn is the place to go when staying in Carmel.

Fantastic Honeymoon!

4.8 on April 06, 2011

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon following our stay at the Ritz in San Francisco. This inn is so beautiful and the views from our room were just amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have recommended it to many of our friends if they are looking for a romantic weekend getaway.

Looks great

5 on July 09, 2008

Outstanding review.

A Honeymoon treat

4.8 on November 22, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Tickle Pink Inn for our honeymoon on May 21, 2007. We were interested in staying in Carmel, and honestly when I searched the internet, the name was so silly, I had to check it out. Our view was amazing with sea gulls coming to visit our deck for a snack. The bedding was cozy, comfy and the softest I had ever experienced. An amazing breakfast that could please anyone, great coffee, tea, and hot cocoa in the room, plus we had a fireplace with choice of wood or the duraflame logs. Wine and cheese tasting in the late afternoon was a blast. It was located in just the right spot for us to travel anywhere we pleased. We already are planning our fifth anniversary to be there. It was by far the most amazing experience. There was also a little journal in our room, and we were able to read other people's views on their visit. It was quite touching really, and it made you feel like you were part of a family. Hands down it was the best experience I have ever had in lodging.

An all-time favorite!

5 on January 10, 2007

We had one of the side rooms with a cove view--it was slightly less $ than the rooms that look straight out to the Pacific but we thought it was much more dramatic. wonderful Continental breakfast buffet, and afternoon wine and cheese on the protected deck. Guest room was lovely, but not over-the-top. Be sure to save some time to explore nearby Point Lobos.

Tickled Pink with the Tickle Pink Inn

4.6 on January 05, 2007

Spectacular ocean views, warm cookies in the afternoon, cozy bathrobs. Nice baked goodies delivered to your room in the a.m. great coffee. They made our anniversary special with champagne and a rose and a small box of chocolates.

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Location Type

4 miles south of Carmel, off Hwy 1, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanview, Small town


Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Four miles south of Carmel, off Hwy 1. Turn left onto Highlands Drive. Address: 155 Highlands Drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Ocean View Balconies, Expanded Continental Breakfast, Daily Newspaper, Champagne Upon Arrival, Complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception, Complimentary Movies

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside designated areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most Weekends, Holidays & Special Events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night Reservation Deposit
  • Cancellations: 7 Day notice for individual reservations; 30 day notice for group reservations.



Krysty Parker

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30am to 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Guest room