Winter Means Romance in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Winter Means Romance in Carmel-by-the-Sea
The two-night stay plays off the classic 1959 film pairing a careful career girl with a carefree Mr. Hudson, culminating in Day's first Academy Award nod for "Best Actress of the Year." The plot line, deemed racy in its day, sets the stage for a perfect romantic respite complete with deluxe lodgings, a DIY beach bonfire kit, artisan chocolates and craft cocktail session.


As the winter sun slithers into the sea, the Pillow Talk package provides guests with a personal DIY bonfire kit to fan the flames. Just six blocks from the Inn lies pristine Carmel Beach, nestled along Monterey National Marine Sanctuary with views of iconic Pebble Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve.

Sporting porcelain sand, a calm surf and renowned leash-free policy for couples toting Toto, this quintessential California beach experience is the perfect cap to a day along the Bay. The bonfire kit includes lounge chairs, beach towels and a mini cooler stocking a wine opener and cheese board with knife. The side duffle comes complete with firewood, a starter and matches. Note: fires are restricted to areas south of 10th Avenue.


Crafting the perfect cocktail is an art and Cypress Inn's expanded Classic Cocktail Carte at Terry's Lounge lays claim to the real deal. The line-up of '20s -'40s-era hand-crafted cocktails offer a heady riff on Day's co-stars' as well as fashionable classics including the sinful Sazerac, Smoke and Mirrors and a sultry Silver Bullet. Guests booking the Pillow Talk Package receive a classic cocktail flight for two including three signature drinks: the Hanky Panky, Sex on the Beach and the Sidecar's cousin - Between the Sheets - served with the perfect aphrodisiac, a sidekick of Fanny Bay oysters on the half shell.


From the ornate entrance and stately wrought iron embellishments to clubby Terry's Restaurant + Lounge -- everything about the Cypress Inn speaks to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a sleek retro vibe. Renovated in 2014, the Inn's 44 signature accommodations step up with contemporary interiors awash with elegance and simplicity. Couples can bed down in a deluxe guestroom fusing Hollywood glam with Spanish-Moroccan overtones.
Textured fabrics, sunken tubs, in-room fireplaces and custom wrought iron guest beds round out the suites, which are set in cooler tones of camel and silver with alder wood furnishings. All guestrooms showcase custom Moroccan-inspired window treatments, Casablanca shutters and deluxe shades as well as mosaic tiles, limestone bathrooms, contemporary calf-skin studded chairs and alabaster Moroccan-themed lanterns. New iPod docking stations round out the upgrades along with a daily breakfast, nightly turn down service, filtered water, fresh florals, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi.


- Deluxe Accommodations/Daily Breakfast
- Classic Cocktail Flight for Two Including Three Signature Drinks: Between the Sheets, Hanky Panky, Sex on the Beach
- DIY Beach Bonfire Kit Complete with Two Chairs, Towels, Mini-Cooler, Cheese Board, Wine Opener
- Order of Oysters on the Half Shell (6)
- Nightly Turndown with Lulu's Dark Chocolate Truffle Bonbons

Starting at $265.00/night, double. Two night minimum, based on availability. Excludes taxes, blackout periods apply.
Reservations: 831.624.3871;