Like a cozy, quaint older home
I had read many reviews about the Carlyle. I liked the pics and decided to book a room. My husband and I thought the room, and the hotel, felt like staying in the guest spaces of "great aunt somebody". The room furnishings were comfortable and felt personalized, rather than the sterile feel of most hotels, though there were certainly signs of needed touchups in both the room and breakfast area.The upholstery on the dining chairs in the breakfast area were badly worn. The bathroom lighting was great ... better than any of the other hotels we stayed in during our trip to CA. And the evening and morning staff were friendly and helpful. There are minor areas where improvements need to be made, but the overall feel of the hotel was nice. We would definitely stay there again.