Dog-friendly hotels are a dime a dozen these days, but dog-passionate ones don’t come along very often—except in Carmel, where more than 20 hotels and inns put out a welcome mat for canine guests.
Cypress Inn, the most high-profile dog-friendly lodging in town and maybe the world, has been welcoming furry guests and setting the standard for canine relations since 1985.
At Carmel Mission Inn, about a mile from the center of town, two- and four-legged guests can stretch their legs on the scenic Mission Park Trail winding through a 37-acre park.
Carmel River Inn, just a stroll from Carmel River State Beach (leashes required), features a cluster of cozy cottages on a 10-acre property, while the boutique Tradewinds Carmel is an architectural standout in Carmel Village.
If it is a vacation rental you are searching for, Elite Carmel Estate Management has more then 20 dog-friendly homes in and around Carmel.
One thing they all have in common: a welcoming staff and fond affection for four-legged guests. Looking for a few other options? DogTrekker has over two dozen approved hotels, motels and rentals for you to choose from.