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“Charming, authentic Carmel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Happy Landing Inn
Ranked #16 of 26 Carmel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Charming, authentic Carmel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

What a find! Happy Landing Inn is just a few blocks from the beach and a block or so
from "downtown" Carmel, so it is on the edge of the residential area and it is quiet and convenient to all that is Carmel. The inn is quintessential Carmel Fairy Tale - cottages with
gabled roofs surrounding a lovely courtyard. The innkeeper Dawn obviously takes pride in keeping the historical qualities of the place but making sure there are modern comforts. My husband and I stayed in one of the two room suites and we loved it, so did our dog. I love quaint, older inns but am particular about cleanliness and about odors - specifically, I don't want to smell anything. I was so happy that not only was the place spotless and kept up with new carpets etc but that there were no musty odors. The inn is filled with lovely period antiques that complete the ambience. Dawn was gracious and more than happy to give us (great!) recommendations for dinner and happy hour. During the night it was quiet but for the distant sound of the ocean. Really perfect and I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stay at the Happy Landing Inn every year during the AT&T Golf tournament and one or two other times during the year. There are 5-6 Victorian cottages/rooms with updated ammenities ie flat screen TV's. The B&B is two blocks off Ocean avenue and about 4 blocks from the Ocean. The service is outstanding. Dawn seems to be there at all times. Prices are very reasonable. If you get a chance to stay there I believe you will make it a point to return. Reservations are usually easy to get except during major events. If the Happy Landing Inn does not have rooms they will refer you to an Inn that does.

All the Best,

Mark Kussman

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paso Robles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

We were able to walk from here to the 10th hole at Pebble Beach. It is also within walking distance to Ocean St. where all the action is in Carmel. Clean room, comfortable bed and quiche for breakfast were icing on the cake.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed over Christmas with out 5 month old puppy and had a great time in this charming B&B. It was like staying in our very own cottage with the convenience of breakfast brought to your room with even a dog biscuit for the pup. It is very convenient situated and in walking distance from the shops and restaurants plus beach. Yet hidden away in a quiet spot with a lovely garden complete with hanging flowers baskets and a pond with a fountain. We look forward to coming back here to this treasure of a find.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

On a short winter stopover in Carmel, we felt warm and immediatly at home at the Happy Landing Inn. The owner is friendly and charming and serves breakfast into the room. The oldtime furniture matches the 1920 style buildings. The entire property is extremly well kept and clean. Just can recommend it to anyone for a hideout in Carmel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of staying at this inn twice now. The first visit, I was travelling solo and stayed in one of the smaller rooms which would have been just perfect for two. The inn has the perfect blend of unpretentious charm (stone stairs and paths, gazebos and fountains, cottage garden courtyard) and modern amenities (super comfy bed, crisp clean sheets, nice tiled shower, TV). The second visit was with my husband and we stayed in a larger room which was more like a suite, a bedroom and living/sitting room separated by a bathroom. So nice! Huge comfy bed with the same yummy sheets, toasty gas fireplace and plenty of room to relax. We will definitely be back!

Stayed October 2012
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

A nice surprise. I did little investigating before staying here. I'm usually more thorough in my research but everything seemed to be occupied the weekend of the Pebble Beach Classic Car week so I went with it mostly because it was available. It was a lovely surprise to arrive somewhere comfortable, convenient and clean. A parking pass was provided which was fortunate as the Car Show seemed to have filled up the town beyond capacity and parking was hard to come by. The room was clean and everything was conveniently placed. The decor was homey and inviting. The placement of the rooms surrounding a garden was lovely. It felt almost um... smurfy. I loved it. Would go back in an instant. Dawn the innkeeper provided us with a lovely breakfast served at our door in the morning. A relaxing end to our journey.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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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 #16 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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