Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.
When I come to Carmel one of my favorite pastimes is to walk the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea in evening and enjoy warm lights of the shops and restaurants … without streetlights. Occasionally this little town surprises me with either its unique sense of architecture or at times its art. For example, just down the street from La Bicyclette and in the courtyard of the Cypress Inn you will find a fascinating piece of street art painted by Thierry Guetta. Here is Charlie Chaplin floating in a giant pink heart. Not exactly what I expect to see in Carmel-by-the-Sea, but still a delight.
The Beaches of Carmel, California On your next vacation to Carmel, don’t forget to stop at the many beaches located only a short drive away from Carmel Mission Inn. Soft white sand, crystal blue water, and vibrant sunsets are just a few things you’ll have to look forward to as you enjoy another wonderful day on the beach. Watch our short video to discover just a few of the many stunning beaches in Carmel.
This two minute whirlwind video tour takes you from Highway One to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with dozens of video clips gathered from across the Monterey peninsula. Here you will find highlights of the sites, sounds, and taste of Carmel and the surrounding area.
Monterey’s annual Wag N’ Walk- a-thon was a wonderful way to bing the community together to enjoy a scenic walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail with everyone’s beloved pet. The event is held by the Monterey County SPCA to help raise funds and awareness for animals in need.
Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to watch our video of the 2013 Sea Otter Classic. The original event started with 350 athletes and 150 spectators. Today more than 9,000 athletes and 55,000 fans attend the Sea Otter Classic, and the event is regarded as a, “celebration of cycling.” Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.
If you go into Google maps and search for Carmel Mission Inn and Carmel Mission you will get a little map showing you that the Carmel Mission is 4 minutes from the Inn. So, when you need to go sit in a cool Mediterranean courtyard under the bougainvillea and listen to the soothing sounds of the fountain you may jump in the car and a few minutes later you are in a little corner of heaven.
Reviewed November 29, 2012:
“Ok, so this hotel/motel is not in Carmel-by-the-sea, but once you get over that fact and as long as you have a car, you can enjoy this 4 star property and the fact that you are not paying twice the price to be in a less modern and comfortable property in the seafront village. We loved our large room with king-size bed and lovely bed linen. The bathroom was excellent and also large. We did not make use of the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, but other people did.
“Staff efficient and friendly on arrival with good knowledge of local area and restaurants. Large contemporary quiet room, clean with good facilities, lovely bathroom. Very good complimentary breakfast, (only a tip required). Plenty of free parking on site. Good restaurants within walking distance. Short drive into Carmel. Definitely recommend.”
Reviewed November 29, 2012:
We stayed at the Carmel Mission Inn Thanksgiving night through the weekend for a wedding. Upon check in we had to provide the ID for the person who’s card held the room even though that wasn’t the card that we were paying for the stay with. It wasn’t a problem as we were both there however I’ve never been asked for this before and would have been quite put out had someone reserved the room and not been with us at check in.
Reviewed December 14, 2012:
The check-in process was fast and smooth. The desk clerk was polite and informative. Our room was large and brightly decorated. The heat system was quiet and worked great. There was a large bench on one end of the room which was a wonderful space for our belongings. Especially for a family of four. The beds and pillows were clean and comfortable and all the furniture was updated.