Actress Doris Daymakes her home in the Carmel Valley, so it’s fitting that she would open a hotel in the beautiful seaside enclave of Carmel-by-the-sea. Though Ms. Day has jointly owned the Cypress Inn with Dennis LeVett and the late Terry Melcher for about twenty years, the building itself is a historical landmark dating back to 1929. Since its famous owner took the helm, the property has become well known for its pet friendly policies.
Recommended Resort: The Cypress Inn. You can’t beat the location when it comes to this pleasant sanctuary along California’s gorgeous coast. The inn is perfectly nestled between galleries and restaurants and just a short distance from the pet-friendly beach. There are a variety of room options, from courtyard views to ocean views, some with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs.
Check In: Lincoln and 7th in Carmel-by-the-sea. 800-443-7443, www.cypress-inn.com.
Check Out: Terry’s Lounge is a great spot to mix and mingle with other guests as the inn. Weekend evenings include musical entertainment, and breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served seven days a week. If you’re just in the mood for a drink, grab a cocktail and enjoy the outdoor ambiance of the Garden Courtyard.
Don’t Miss: If you have a pet, this inn was designed for you and your furry friends. Pals of the fur variety are welcome in the rooms, and the courtyard offers a place to wash off your dog after a romp on the beach. They also provide a guide to pet friendly restaurants in the area and can suggest an experience dog sitter if you’re looking to hit the town.
Blog Post by Always a Bridesmaid Columnist Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of The Cypress Inn.