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The Cypress Inn
Historic hotel featuring classic accommodations near the beach in Carmel.
This charming and historic hotel dates back to 1929 and is co-owned by actor Doris Day. Renovated in 2013 to feature Spanish-Moroccan influences, the guest rooms are small but clean and feature flat-screen televisions, filtered water, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Many rooms have fireplaces, and all guests also receive complimentary continental breakfast. Downstairs, on the main level, the property features a library and Terry's Restaurant and Lounge, which serves afternoon tea. Over the years, the inn has cultivated a sterling reputation for catering to pets in general and pooches in particular (fees apply). Pet-owning guests receive complimentary pet blankets and pet bowls; pet-sitters also are available for a fee. The hotel is a short walk to Carmel City Beach.