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The Cypress Inn

"Carmel's Landmark Hotel since 1929," complete with courtyard, tapas restaurant, and full-service bar serving afternoon tea daily. Owned by Doris Day and Dennis LeVett, the Cypress Inn is also famous among pet owners ~ dogs are welcome in many areas of the hotel.

Built in 1929, the Cypress Inn’s Mediterranean facade hints Old World charm while making you feel right at home in the intimate lounge or garden courtyard. Just a short walk to Ocean Avenue’s boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, the 44-room inn is central to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Down the lane lies Carmel's famous white-sand beach. Within easy walking distance you'll find the Artista studio.

Artista rooms have village or courtyard views and are appointed with either a queen size bed for a single or two twin beds for a pair of friends. Feel free to inquire about upgrades to ocean views or king size beds. All rooms feature marble tile bathrooms, snuggly bathrobes, complimentary sherry, fruit baskets, and nightly turndown service. Additionally, each room has an am/fm/cd player, hair dryer, iron and board, cable TV, and a telephone with data port and voice mail.

Terry’s Bar, located just past the reception desk, offers a variety of beverages including excellent local whites and reds, making it the perfect spot for meeting new friends. Don't miss classic Doris Day movie posters recalling a time gone by.

Breakfast al fresco each morning will make you feel as if you’ve awoken in a village on the Côte d’Azur. The courtyard’s brilliant white walls and red roof tiles coax climbing vines and lush flora, creating a perfect spot for conversation, a soothing cup of tea, or an evening glass of wine.

Other hotel features include concierge service, wireless internet, fax, computer, complimentary coffee, and wheelchair accessibility. Incidentals available at your own expense include phone calls, room service, laundry and dry cleaning.

The Lamp Lighter Inn

casa de carmelTucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach, Lamp Lighter Inn is charmingly appointed in a lush garden setting. This bed and breakfast boutique hotel features hand-built birdhouses, a secluded gazebo and beautiful gardens.

Guest rooms are filled with warm character, spacious sitting and sleeping areas and marble bathrooms. All have woodburning fireplaces, flat screen TVs, coffee maker, mini refrigerator and on-site parking. A light breakfast of fresh muffins, yogurt and orange juice is served each morning.

Rooms are appointed with either a king size bed for a single or a king and twin bed for a pair of friends.


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