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“Cozy and Charming Getaway”
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Cypress Inn
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Grass Valley, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Cozy and Charming Getaway”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The Cypress Inn is a Historic Landmark in Carmel By The Sea. A boutique hotel (my favorite kind) with 44 rooms. Built in 1929 but kept current and immaculate throughout the years. The hotel is a block or so from the main town of Carmel with all of it's quaint shops, restaruants and at the end of the street, a beautiful beach. Doris Day owns the hotel and made it a doggie friendly accomodation when she became the owner. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leash.

There are several common areas, the "living room" has a open beamed ceiling and a fireplace with lots of cozy couches and oversized chairs to relax wtih a glass of wine and read a book.
The charming courtyard is a nice area to have breakfast or luch (depending on the weather).

Terry's Restaurant and Bar is named for Doris' son and has a great selection for lunch and dinner. Local produce and seafood are used so everything is very fresh and healthy.

The rooms are not huge but are cozy with very comfortable beds, down comforters, fireplaces and a bottle of spirits in the room. Bathrooms are small but adequate. Ours had a tub with a shower.

The whole town of Carmel is upscale but yet, doggie friendly. Shopkeepers have waterbowls outside their doors and many restaurants allow dogs in the outside areas of their establishments. The beach is leash free. However, don't get the idea that dogs are funning amuck here, They are all on leash and the owners seemed to be very responsible. Shopkeepers are very friendly and it has that small town or village feel.

Treat yourself and spend a weekend in this beautiful little village by the sea.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marina, CA
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

What a wonderful inn to escape to. We stayed in the Tower Suite. This suite has an unusual layout. When you enter into the living area, to the right there is a fresh modern bathroom with a very nice big two sink vanity and a full tub. Walk up the stairs to the bedroom and you enter a very clean, quiet, quaint room that had some great peekaboo views of Carmel Bay. Gorgeous detail in the architecture, decor and fixtures, definitely not your typical hotel room. We especially liked the cases of all the vintage toys and collectibles, it just added a little more personality to the hotel. I didn't bring my cat thinking, he probably wouldn't appreciate all the dogs... but the dogs and their owners seemed to be having a ball in the lounge. Awesome place to stay, right in the middle of town, and Terry's Restaurant has some good food and even better drinks. If you like orange creamscicles, get the Ramos Fizz!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

My wife and I just spent four days at the Cypress Inn and absolutely loved it. The staff was super welcoming, the indoor and outdoor dining spots were very charming and the place overall had such a friendly and unique feel to it. Bathroom was modern and nice, room was on the small side, but worked for two people. Just a great spot.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

It is a very nice hotel with Ambiance, a litte bit like a ski hotel in the alps; but you have to be very careful, because it is a pet hotel. That means 99% of the guests are in this hotel with their dogs. So when you enter the hotel you are surrounded by dogs of every race and size. So just be aware, if you are looking for a dog hotel, then you have probably done the best choice. Otherwise you may have to change your hotel as we did.

Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We visited Cypress Inn for 5 nights. We had room 112, street level at the corner of the hotel and the intersection of 7th and Lincoln.

PROS:

Great staff, very helpful
super location in Carmel, can't be beat
free breakfast was very nice
discounted rate for January booking $392.00 night
charming old hotel with a lot of character
enjoyed the fresh fruit, peanuts and sherry in the room
bathroom was probably one of the largest in the hotel or close.

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Room was very loud, we could hear everything and every conversation outside.
The fireplace in the room was very nice but needed to vent a window to keep from
overheating and this meant hearing every bit of noise outside. But it does settle down
after 10PM but beware the street cleaner and garbage trucks early in the morning !!
Bathroom was a bit chilly, no way to heat it. (that we could figure out)
We started the stay with 2 bathrobes but they were never replaced throughout the week.
Bed was nice (king) but the quality of the sheeting could have been better.
No coffee maker in room but we knew that - just get dressed and go to the bar for it.
Bathtub needed new grout and a better shower head. (hard to wash long hair, low pressure)

I would stay here again but I would get a different room !!

Room Tip: ask about noise and bathroom size
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Merced, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This was my first time spending an overnight at The Cypress Inn in Carmel. Next time I'll bring my dog so she can enjoy it too. My room was small but very comfortable, also very clean so no signs of previous pet guests. Bed and linens were nice and comfortable. Also in the rooms is a complimentary decanter of sherry and glasses if you'd like a nightcap. My friends stay here every year and convinced me to join them. We had cocktails in the bar. Everyone but us three had dog companions but, since we are dog lovers, we conversed with everyone and admired their dogs. It's a very social place. A continental breakfast was included which had excellent coffee and delicious pastries. There is a luxurious room off the lobby that had a cheery fire going and an assortment of deep, comfortable sofas and chairs. Unfortunately, we were too busy shopping to enjoy this room, maybe next time.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Newport, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We have stayed in many Hotels and guest houses on our many years of visiting Carmel. Cypress Inn will be the only hotel for us in the future. We had our dog on this visit and that is what prompted us to give it a try. Stayed for three nights in a first floor king suite. Ate all our meals in their restaurant, Terry's Lounge. Excellent food and prices. The complimentary continental breakfast was great. Included delicious fried potatoes, scrambled eggs and fresh hot popovers. Along with all the fruits, cereals, juices, pastries, etc. The front desk is manned by an exceptional person, Khamis Haji. He always has a friendly smile and is ready to help with any questions you might have. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Cypress Inn
Address: Lincoln and seventh, PO Box y, Carmel, CA 93921
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Carmel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cypress Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Approaching the Cypress Inn, just steps away from Ocean Avenue, the beautiful Mediterranean façade offers visitors a warm welcome. As our hotel staff greets you, the charming garden courtyard and tastefully detailed atmosphere beckon you to relaxation. Come and experience the wonderful hospitality at this perfect retreat in Carmel-by-the-sea. ... more   less 
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