Upon arriving in quaint little Carmel by the Sea, we headed to the cypress inn for a night and landed up staying for two! Randy, who greeted us, was such a great concierge! He gave us a beautiful room and recommended many great restuarants that we really enjoyed. Our room was immaculate and decorated beautifully. Breakfast was fit for a king. Fresh fruit, delicious danish, scrambled eggs, bagel and much more.
I loved that Doris Day was part owner and that there was nostalgia of her earlier years everywhere. Everyone loves Doris Day, right?!!! I had read her biography many years ago and felt very connected at this lovely inn. The bar area, where we came for a night cap every evening, is named after her son. The bartenders were friendly and helpful. We took thier advise and went to big sur and had lunch at the post ranch inn. The views at this restuarant for lunch were spectacular! The food was good to boot!!! Every recommendation by the fabulous staff was spot on. Every one of them took time to help us and direct us through this lovely area in california.
The other great thing about this inn is that dogs are welcome. We did not have a dog traveling with us, but it was funny to turn every corner and see dogs!!! We got to see dogs do their tricks and just lay there at the table while their owners had breakfast. Anyone who loves animals is a good person, so I felt among great people the whole time we were there. I think it important to mention that I did not smell anything or see anything distasteful in reguard to the dogs. The inn was spotless.
I hope that we can get back to carmel sometime soon and would stay nowhere else than the cypress inn. What a wonderful experience. Not one negative comment can even be made! Go there and you will see!