Our spectacular site on the cliffs above the Carmel coastline was originally home to State Senator Edward and Mrs. Bess Tickle. A great lover of flowers, particularly the pink varieties, Mrs. Tickle favored a suggestion to name their hillside stone cottage ‘Tickle Pink,’ which they had inscribed on a wooden plaque that hung above their door. The enchanting stone cottage has long since disappeared, but the name and its traditions happily remain.
Our Carmel oceanfront hotel offers a taste of heaven that’s definitely down-to-earth. Established and independently operated by the Gurries family since 1956, the Tickle Pink Inn is one of the best hotels in Carmel, and has earned a reputation for gracious hospitality, gracious elegance, and attentive service.