My husband and I just returned from our 2 night stay at the Cypress Inn and we very much enjoyed our visit. The hotel is very cute, well kept and clean, which is great considering it is extremely dog friendly (you must be a fan of furry kids to stay here). The room rate includes breakfast which is a nice touch (nothing fancy but more than just a continental breakfast). We stayed in one of the upstairs rooms w a courtyard view and found it very pleasing other than the fact that it was a little snug. We had read other reviews ab the noise level regarding courtyard view rooms but we were totally fine. The courtyard is part of Terry's Lounge, which is a great place to enjoy a nice bottle of wine after a day full of exploring and shopping. Also, we loved our waitress Sandra who was super friendly!
The Cypress Inn is centrally located and in walking distance to my new favorite restaurant in Carmel (Casanova)! The only minor nuisance was the parking situation. Being a small town, of course, they don't have parking other than a small lot across the way. Guests must park on the street and unless it is after 6pm you will have to move your car after 2 hours. This wasn't a deal breaker, but just something to keep in mind.
Lastly, Doris Day is one of the proprietors so her movie posters and memorabilia are ALL over the place. Again didn't mind this too much as it gave the Inn a nice vintage feel.
Overall, we loved the Cypress Inn and would def stay there again!