Whimsy is the name of the day at this historic inn, located on a hill just 5 blocks above Cannery Row and the ocean. It was built in 1913, then converted several decades later into a nunnery which explains the cozy size of many of the guestrooms. I'd say the owners have made up for this problem with the charming decor which features Craftsman-style wallpapers, quilted beds, working fireplaces (in some rooms), two person-Jacuzzi tubs (again, only in some rooms) and simple but antique furnishings. Each one is named for a different nonsense word in the famous Lewis Carroll poem. Our favorite is the corner room which is also the cheapest (because the bathroom is down the hall)—it gets panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding city through its two windows. We're guessing that most guests don't spend all that much time in their rooms, anyway, because the common areas are so inviting. Guests are welcome to hang on the wide sun porch, in the cozy, board-game filled living room (perhaps in front of the fireplace when the weather is nippy) or in the half-acre backyard, where there are chairs, gardens and a bocce court. Guests are further encouraged to use the common areas by the downright gourmet daily breakfast (each day it's either sweet or savory); the afternoon tea service (complete with freshly baked biscuits); and the nightly wine and hors d'oeuvres offered each evening on the sun porch. T