Unlike staying in your parents' basement, lodging in a hotel includes housekeeping, clean towels, and permission to watch the scary parts of Home Alone. Luxuriate in liberty with today's Groupon: for $110, you get a one-night stay for two in a Deluxe guest room with a king-size bed (up to a $219 value) at Dolphin Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Scents of fresh-baked cookies greet new arrivals in Dolphin Inn’s lobby—a symbol of the getaway gurus’ charming hospitality and the staff's eagerness to make dinner reservations and plan wine-tasting tours for guests. After landing in the Deluxe guest room, couples kindle the fireplace and sprawl out on the plush feather bed, or step out onto the flower-studded balcony to drink in views of Carmel’s silky white beaches and stunning cypress trees. The heated swimming pool invites a relaxing dip, and a free WiFi connection allows travelers to handle urgent business on the interwebs such as googling your sixth-grade teacher’s childhood house.
Each morning, staffers prepare a complimentary continental breakfast for two and keep a stack of daily newspapers for bopping croissants. With the Dolphin’s central location, visitors can stroll straight from the hotel to nearby art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants, and a short drive leads to sandy stretches and gentle surf of nearby Carmel Beach or the grassy fairways of Pebble Beach. Eco-tourists can take advantage of nearby Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Garland Ranch Regional Park for checking out local wildlife in their natural habitat such as seals, sea lions, and gilled game-show hosts.
San Carlos St. and 4th Ave.
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921