First off who couldn't love a hotel that welcomes and adores dogs or a hotel that is owned by Doris Day? Already those two facts make me love this unique hotel!
Our group stayed here for two nights while in Carmel. The moment you walk in the front door you are made to feel like a welcomed guest. The lobby is cozy and inviting with big couches and a roaring fire. There are dog treats at the front desk and pictures and memorabilia of Doris Day everywhere. The staff is warm and inviting and every where you see dogs and dog owners enjoying their stay.
The bar seemed to be a hot spot not just for hotel guests but also for locals.
Our room was very nice with a fire place. We had a corner room so it was nice to have windows on two walls. The room was a little bit on the small side, but plenty comfortable. I will admit that we went to bed early and our room did have a little bit of street noise. Carmel is a pretty quiet town, but we did have a few folks talking under our windows.
The entire hotel just feels comfortable with over stuffed furniture. In the room we were given complimentary sherry and water. I found our stay extremely comfortable.
The breakfast in the morning was very good (served at the bar). It was not huge, but enough to get to start out the morning with.
Best of all are the dogs. Nothing makes me happier than a dog sleeping in the lobby or walking by you in the hall. Doris Day loves dogs and she has made a hotel where they are not tolerated but welcomed as guests. It made me love the hotel even more!