Hotel Carmel is designed in a cottage style. Room no. 116, shown here, has a fireplace. The hotel is in the beautiful California town of Carmel, acclaimed as an artists’ enclave.
Hotel Carmel has opened in California after a $2.5 million renovation of the former Dolphin Inn.
In its new life, this luxury boutique hotel exudes a cool vibe in the heart of the charming coastal village of Carmel, and has plenty of retro touches, like a cassette player with 300+ tapes in the lobby, board games like backgammon and vintage beer cans decorating the walls of Brophy’s Tavern, the onsite restaurant. There’s also a juke box.
Hotel Carmel is just a few blocks away from sister property La Playa Carmel, the historic mansion known as the “Grande Dame of Carmel.” The brainchild of surfer turned hotelier John Grossmann, this hotel duo is grounded in its local setting. For example, you’ll notice Big Sur coastal photography by Matt Schwartz of She Hit Pause adorning the walls. And the billiard room also doubles as a boardroom, accommodating 15-25 people around the pool table. The newly expanded courtyard, an inviting hang-out space where guests gather by the fire pit or the oversized Jacuzzi, is the heart beat of the hotel. In the evenings, the Lobby living room hosts a complimentary wine hour.
There are 27 cottage-style rooms and suites, 14 have fireplaces. There are also Private Balcony rooms on the Courtyard Level. Top Digs: The suites at Hotel Carmel come with a king bedroom, a separate living room with a fireplace and a vintage-style kitchenette and dining area. Travel advisors can reach out to Mary Crowe ([email protected]; 831-624-7059).