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Charlie Chaplin in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, December 06, 2013
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.  

 Here is a link to Guetta's wiki page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Brainwash

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The Beaches of Carmel, California

Kentyn Reynolds - Friday, November 29, 2013

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.

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Your Carmel Adventure

Editor CMI - Sunday, August 04, 2013

Our Hospitality Management Partners

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The operations of a destination hotel require the knowledge of specialist in many areas. Our team includes both our on-site staff as well as a second off-site team that help us fine tune the services and features we offer our customers. At Carmel Mission Inn we work with both teams to help extend our services and to integrate our hotel into the Carmel and Monterey communities. One of our important partners that assists CMI in many projects is “Cypress Hospitality Management.”  read more...


Monterey County Wag N' Walk 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sea Otter Classic 2013

Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Information About the Carmel Mission

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, April 22, 2013
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Excellent Place to Stay

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carmel Mission Inn BathroomStaff 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. read more...


Very large comfortable bedroom

Kentyn Reynolds - Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carmel Mission Inn BedroomOk, 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. read more...


Excellent bang for your buck in Carmel

Kentyn Reynolds - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Carmel Mission Inn CourtyardWe 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. read more...