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“Perfect Carmel Experience”
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Happy Landing Inn
Ranked #17 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bellevue, Washington
1 review
“Perfect Carmel Experience”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had the chance to stop in Carmel and were lucky enough to find the perfect place to stay. Happy Landing is aptly named. Dawn took care of our every need from the first phone call to some post stay help. My niece forget her curling iron and Dawn happily agreed to mail it to us the next day. The location was perfect just a short walk from all the shopping and dining you could ask for. The room was perfect and even included a fireplace, which we actually used in August because it was a crisp night in Carmel. Our only regret was that we had to get up early and missed out on the breakfast we heard other guests raving about. Maybe next time...because we would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We loved the storybook charm of this property. Great location just off Ocean. The fireplace on foggy mornings and evenings was lovely! Breakfast was nice and came to our room on our schedule. We'll stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Napa, California
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at Happy Landing from Thurs. 7/19 to Sun. 7/22 and our stay couldn't have been much nicer! Dawn, our Innkeeper/Owner was so very accommodating! She had everything ready for us upon check-in and even had a treat ready for our little dog.
Our room was so quaint. I almost felt like I was staying at my great-aunties' house! Having breakfast delivered was terrific!
We LOVE the location....only several blocks from downtown as well as the white-sand beaches. We will stay again and recommend it highly!!

Room Tip: We were in #7 which was located under the lobby. It was very, very quiet!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Happy Landing was a whimsical, circa 1920's gem, located two blocks from Ocean Avenue, and perfectly situated for walking around Carmel. The room was comfortable and quiet, and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Having breakfast delivered to your door was a plus!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Walnut Creek, CA
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We enjoyed celebrating our 41st anniversary at this charming Bed and Breakfast Inn. Built in the tradition of the fantastic million dollar cottages of Carmel, we enjoyed feeling a part of the quaint, fairytale essence of the City. We were able to take our labrador with us and a treat for him was included with our delicious breakfast which we enjoyed outside in the gazebo by the lawn and lovely fountain. The Inn is located between the shopping/restaurant district off Ocean Ave. and a hearty walk to the beach. It is off the beaten path for traffic but within walking distance to the many lovely shops and restaurants that Carmel has to offer. Our Hostess, Dawn was helpful and delightful as she shared some of the history of the cottages. Our room was comfortable and decorated with lovely antique furniture. We truly felt welcome and can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Charming and comfortable, and the owner is very friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful and the location is perfect. It's two blocks from Ocean Avenue and less than a five minute walk to the beach. They welcome dogs, which is my first priority when selecting a place to stay. The rooms are very cozy and clean. As a bonus, they have WiFi and flat screen TVs, which is kind of a cool contrast to the beautiful antiques and architecture. Breakfast is nice (fresh fruit, quiche, juice, half a muffin, and carafe of coffee) and is delivered to your door. This will always be my first choice when I stay in Carmel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Los Gatos, California, United States
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Happy-Landing is my second favorite B&B in Carmel, the first would be the Lamplighter. Happy-Landing has so much character and the rooms are very comfortable. The staff is great and it is a very dog-friendly inn. Also, the location is perfect since it not on Ocean Ave but just a quick walk to town.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Happy Landing Inn
Address: Monte Verde Between 5th and 6th, P.O. Box 2619, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated in January 2014, the Inn is nestled among whispering pines, close to the heart of the village and just a short stroll to the white sands of Carmel's renowned beach. Enjoy the comforts of our newly renovated rooms, patterned after great American icons. Most rooms have cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows,some with fireplaces. Outside your door you will find our award winning gardens, perfect for small events and weddings. Enjoy the outdoor fireplace area in the evenings. Every morning a warm breakfast is served to your room. And we are 100% dog friendly.The Happy Landing Inn - Come fall in love! ... more   less 
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