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Carmel Area Comebacks

Now for a little background on my local knowledge and essentially tireless work over many years with Carmel area hotels, restaurants and venues. As the owner of travel agency based hotel reservation and event planning service, I can really speak to the vibrancy, and now COVID-19 resiliency, of our business community. We are anxiously working and waiting to have visitors gradually return. Rest assured that all will be treated, not only with respect and safety, but like royalty. To us Kings and Queens are each and every one of you!

At one of the best places in town to get a view of the water, the Carmel Bay View doesn’t dissappoint! Rooms are clean and modern. There’s that rare elevator, plentiful parking and a good size pool. They’re open though the Shelter In Place order, for essential travelers in need of a refreshing pit stop. Grateful to this hotel for being a steady asset to our visitors!

Sunset Center is really the pride and joy of Carmel-by-the-Sea! Featuring spectacular architecture and culture, an amazing theater, wonderful artist performances, plus generously supports the local art community. We patiently await her her reopening with hope and great anticipation. From Bach to Rock n Roll, dance, innovation conferences, classic car events, it all happens on this beautiful campus. Stay tuned for this one, folks. The show must and will go on, when the time is right!

Take a look at the wonderful Wayside Inn! Fabulously located south of Ocean Ave. It’s in the shops and restaurants, close to theaters, once things start to open up. Sent many happy guests here and it’s because they give you lots of amenities. Quality stay and reasonable room rates, with a lovely staff! We’re all so happy they have reopened!

The Vesuvio Restaurant in Carmel-by-Sea is extremely popular with great reason! The chef is an anchor in this town, owns several great food establishments. Of these locations, wonderful Vesuvio remains open serving take-out menu with walk up and curbside service! Be sure to order ahead and they’ll have everything ready to go. It will be fabulous once they open back up again. Let’s go sit on the rooftop deck, enjoying fire pits, craft cocktails and a fantastic pub menu. Three cheers to Vesuvio!

The Coachman’s Inn is filled with charm, personality and quality. Super location in the South of Ocean Ave shops and restaurant area. An easy stroll to the beach. Attention to every detail in Tudor decor and in taking care of this wonderful property. Operated by the wonderful Four Sisters Inns.

The Getaway is one of the newest renovations in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Getaway does an amazing job with their guests and has a So Cal vibe. Fabulously located, it’s the first hotel you arrive at from CA Highway 1. The hotel is open for essential travelers only right now. Awesome stay!

This luxury resort, Carmel Valley Ranch, is a wonderful experiential property! Well known for its spa, golf, tennis and luxury guest rooms with outdoor space in an oak first. What’s amazing are the farm and gardening activities. There were goats, chickens, horses, vineyards, bee hives and lavender fields. A wonderful spa, too! Currently The Ranch hotel is closed due to Shelter In Place. Possibly golf course will open up first and then the rooms after that. Please stand by for updates.

The Svendsgaard’s Inn is a cute place to stay and has some nice amenities. All-rooms have coffee maker and fridge. There is a pool and ample parking. Svendsgaard’s not only gives guests a great room rate, they have some dog-friendly rooms. East walk to everything and the beach. Currently they are closed during Shelter In Place, but let’s hear it for their reopening as soon as it’s deemed safe for leisure travel again!

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Super fun sports, beer and pub food place. Brophy’s Tavern is open for take-out, during Carmel’s Shelter In Place. Yay! Their food is great and created by chef from the iconic La Playa, under the same food and beverage umbrella. Where else can you find Halibut and Chips, Sliders and Burgers right now? Thank you for serving the town. Can’t wait to sit and have a beer with our good friends there. Hopefully soon!