눇We had many options for our stay in Carmel as we booked early, we chose the Sandpiper Inn and made a great choice! With 4 generations of the family traveling, lodging can be a challenge. All of us were very happy here. The staff here is super nice, not overly present, and takes their jobs seriously. The Inn is a step above the normal B&B, It's not musty or dusty, but very clean, well-appointed, there is not a shortage of anything you might need, and more so, nothing is off limits. Maria treats her guests like friends & family...even if you've never been here before. Great care goes into the Inn, and this really shows as everyone we spoke to here was as happy as we were. The common rooms are quite nice, comfortable, and you can use the kitchen for tea & the refrigerator as needed. We had 2 very nice rooms, one with a lovely view, the beds are comfortable with thick memory foam toppers, the shower strong & hot, and the amenities first-rate. Even the wifi was better than most other hotels we have stayed in, we could use it while reading in bed. We were surprised how quiet it was a night, we slept well. Breakfast is tasty, fresh berries, crispy warm croissants, yummy quiche. The location is extra special here--you can easily walk to town, to the beach, and for hikes on the Mission Trails. You hear the waves crashing at night. There is ample parking. Coming back to the Sandpiper after our 10 mile hikes, with fires blazing, tea & cookies waiting, and comfort all around was what we all needed. On the ride home we all discussed how 3 days actually felt like a week away. Our thanks to Maria & Team. We HIGHLY recommend the Sandpiper to all and will certainly return.