We received a very warm welcome, got a very spacious and beautiful room, with a nice turned on fire place. It is a lovely hotel, with in general great service and stylish rooms. Our room felt a bit like Doris Day-Days. Liquor on the cabinet (not in bottles, but in a decanter), fire place, beautiful bedlinen, nice curtains, etc.
As we arrived late, we had dinner at the restaurant. The food selection was a bit to exotic (pleasing Carmel residents?), but the food itself wasn't that exciting. The (included) breakfast had the typical selection and zero service (hey you, pick up your toasted bagel --- may be zero isn't the right word? I would have thought friendly staff service coffee/tea/toasted items, etc. would have been the minimal ... Oh' I miss Asia :)
I am professional travel and usually stay in good hotels, as I live in Asia the service expectancy might be slightly higher at my end.
That said, it is still a nice hotel and would recommend it.
- 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