After watching a special on Animal Planet about the Cypress Inn (a luxury dog-friendly hotel that’s owned by legendary film star Doris Day), I decided to research a little more about this beloved actress and animal rights activist.
Here’s what I found…
Doris Day has always been an animal lover and an animal rights activist. One of her many endeavors has been to operate a luxury dog-friendly hotel called the Cypress Inn in California.
Doris Day’s Dog-Friendly Hotel
Located in the heart of Carmel-by-the Sea, the Cypress Inn is just blocks from the village’s
famous beach, shops, galleries and restaurants.
They welcome dogs with open arms, providing doggie blankets and evening turndown service and treats!
You can view the rooms here.
Your pets are welcome at the Cypress Inn. We even offer pet sitting services and recommendations for dining with your pet in Carmel. Carmel is a pet friendly town where dogs can run free on Carmel Beach.
Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Too
I was also fascinated by the degree to which the business owners at Carmel-by-the-Sea cater to dogs.
For example at Porta Bella, they welcome your pet for lunch and dinner and even provide your dog with a water bowl (we’re talking a huge champagne bucket filled with sparkling cold water!) and biscuits.
Many of the restaurants in this area even feature a special menu for your dog! For example, the Forge in the Forest, a favorite restaurant among the locals, has a Dog Pound menu.
Dogs visiting Carmel on the Central Coast are definitely well treated there. Many of the city’s hotels, shops and galleries welcome canines with dog biscuits and special doggie menus at outside restaurants.
More about Carmel-by-the-Sea and dog-friendly things to do there.
Fun Photos Of Doris Day And Her Dogs
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