Hip hotel has Insta-worthy moments to spare
If this is what the Carmel inn of the future looks like, consider us enthused. A lobby with vintage furnishings, kilim throw pillows, and a tape deck backed by a wall of 80s era cassettes—from Madonna to The Clash—is your first hint that this isn’t your grandparent’s Carmel. Stylish interiors are decked in vintage and natural elements lending the property a hip, bohemian vibe. While some rooms advertise private balconies, we’re happier hanging on the trellised courtyard with outdoor fireplace, comfy lounge seating, and a hot tub awash in vivid Spanish tile. Grab craft beers and burgers at the onsite Brophy's Tavern, a hip take on an English pub whose walls are lined with vintage beer cans. Come morning, the inn eschews the cutesy Carmel breakfast for a convivial, self-serve bagel bar.
Time Out Tip: Vintage fans will dig the original Dwyer kitchenette with functioning ice box in the Courtyard King Suite.