Best Dog Hotel in Carmel

We talk quite often about things to do in Carmel and on the Monterey Peninsula, and what it’s like living here. Many of these activities and lifestyle articles involve dogs because Carmel is such a dog friendly neighborhood. We always see cute dogs walking around town and to and from the beach, so when you come to stay in Carmel you might need a dog friendly hotel. We thought we’d quickly answer your question, “What is the best dog hotel in Carmel?” The answer is simple – the Cypress Inn. This hotel is nationally recognized for providing an outstanding pet friendly experience. Co-owned by Doris Day, the Cypress Inn offers a convenient location in the midst of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea shopping, dining, and wine tasting. It’s walking distance to the beach, and every time I go in, it’s nothing but smiles amongst the guests socializing over good cocktails and food, and the company of their beloved dogs. The Cypress Inn was built in 1929 by Dr. Rudolf Kocher and renowned Carmel contractor, Hugh Comstock. It has undergone a couple of name changes beginning with Hotel La Ribera, then Cypress West in the 60’s, and finally the Cypress Inn in the 80’s as we know it today.

The Cypress Inn has a loyal and impressive following of customers who come back year after year. They have a variety of room offerings, and some have beautiful ocean views! The best dog hotel in Carmel offers a continental breakfast, as well as a great lounge for lunch and dinner dining complete with frequent Live Music.

The Cypress Inn also offers space for meetings and provides catering and the arranging of fun local activities indoor and outdoor. From the desirable location to the amenities and rich history, the Cypress Inn is easily the best dog hotel in Carmel, and if you get the chance to stay there, we would highly recommend the experience.