After a run on the beach, we headed to our favorite spot to stay. The Carmel River Inn is at the south end of the town.
Dog friendly, so as I write this Chloe and Bailey relax at the foot of our bed.
The motel is fine, but the cottages at the back of the property are the places to stay. The below unit is where we stayed the first time we stayed here four years ago.
The food at the Rio Grill by the inn was wonderful. You want to get there early or make reservations. The food and drinks were great. I had the pork shank plate with chili verde sauce.
Carmel is expensive, but doing it way off season makes it reasonable.