Seven blocks from the white sands of Carmel beach, the Cypress Inn charms its guest with warm décor and first-rate services. Plush robes and daily newspaper delivery? Check. Fresh flowers and fruit and complementary cream sherry? Check. Proximity to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country? Check.
Among other connotations, Mae West's famous line "you ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini" sums up the transition from beach to bar in Carmel. At the Cypress's own Terry's Lounge, guests can imbibe on classic cocktails and local California wine, and dine on sesame-seared tuna and other first-rate Cali-inspired comestibles.