We stayed here with our 3 year old golden retriever and had a nice time. There's a $30 pet fee which is reasonable. Location was perfect, within 3-min walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer (shopping, wine tasting, restaurants). Staff was friendly. There were TONS of dogs everywhere, so clearly the dog-friendly message has gotten out.
Room was clean, well appointed and decent size, however it was unseasonably hot and there was no A/C nor was there a ceiling fan. Ugh!! We opened the windows but there was literally no breeze due to our corner location and since we were facing the courtyard (overlooking Terry's) it was VERY, VERY NOISY from around 4 pm till 10 pm. So that was disappointing. I recommend trying to stay in one of the ocean view rooms if you can afford it and it's available. Or call and ask for a quiet room and double check when you arrive. And the hotel staff should have offered a fan to us or just put it in there at turndown since it was ridiculously hot.
Last point that isn't a biggie, but worth mentioning. No extra doggie amenities were offered when we checked in (a lot of dog-friendly hotels have a bowl and bed waiting in the room when you get there, a nice touch IMHO) -- when we asked for a water bowl they brought one immediately to our room, but it just would have been nice to have it offered or waiting initially. Kind of splitting hairs, I know. :)
Bottom line, we'd definitely stay here again for the great location and nice dog-friendly atmosphere, but only IF we could get a higher/quiet room WITH a fan.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Cypress Hotel Carmel
- Cypress Inn Carmel Ca