Tickle Pink Inn

Carmel Lodging | Tickle Pink Oceanfront Inn | Big Sur Carmel CA

A Carmel oceanfront hotel dramatically situated above the rocky coastline that stands at the gateway to world-famous Big Sur. Let yourself be pampered with every amenity… from cozy European bedding and private decks with sweeping views to homemade breakfast pastries and an evening wine & cheese reception with soothing classical music.

About our name

On the site where our spectacular property stands was once the home of State Senator Edward and Mrs. Bess Tickle. Mrs. Tickle, a great lover of flowers and of pink flowers in particular, named their hillside stone cottage ‘Tickle Pink.’ The enchanting stone cottage is gone, but the name and its traditions happily remain. Our guests return to the name they remember and the view and personalized service they never forget.

A Rare Gem on the Carmel Coast

High atop the rugged cliffs above the rocky Pacific coastline and the lush Carmel Highlands stands the romantic hideaway called Tickle Pink Inn. With 35 elegant rooms and suites, Tickle Pink is a luxurious Carmel, California inn and retreat where our warm and friendly staff will ensure that you’re pampered with gracious elegance and every imaginable amenity.

Cozy European bedding…private decks with breathtaking views of the coastline…homemade breakfast pastries…an evening wine & cheese reception accompanied by classical music.

Secluded and peaceful, Tickle Pink will reward you with an unforgettable romantic getaway, an exceptional California vacation, or an incomparable business meeting. Discover the best-kept secret on the Carmel coast, and join our discerning guests who will accept nothing less than extraordinary from our Big Sur hotel.