The Coachman’s Inn made its debut in 1954 to much fanfare. The exceptional location and charming quintessential architecture quickly appealed to those visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea. Through the years, the Inn has undergone many updates and regular maintenance such as three major renovations to continue to meet the ever-changing needs of its clientele.

The History of the Coachman’s Inn 

In 2014, the well-known Four Sisters Inns welcomed the Coachman’s Inn to their premier collection. The Four Sisters Inns is made up of 16 boutique inns and hotels that span various leading destinations in California. They are dedicated to bettering their numerous holdings to make them optimum for guests. Recently, the Coachman’s Inn lobby underwent a remodel and expansion, along with the breakfast room which now serves an impressive breakfast buffet every morning along with wine and hors d’oeuvres every afternoon.

A Premier Location with Diversity and Adventure

The small, cozy inn sits in the heart of the beach community Carmel-by-the-Sea. There are 30 spacious guest rooms that feature king, queen, or double queen beds. You can use Coachman’s Inn as your hub to explore the many museums and impressive libraries of the Carmel Mission. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on California’s Monterey Peninsula. If you love nature, then explore the Carmel River State Beach and maybe try scuba diving. The Lobos State Natural Research is a great play to learn about the area’s whaling history at the museum while enjoying the local sea animals. 

The Most Romantic City

Travel + Leisure Magazine declared Carmel-by-the-Sea the third most romantic city in the world. It is the perfect getaway for lovers. The Inn’s European architecture makes you feel like you are staying at a foreign hideaway. Combine the lovely Inn with unparalleled ocean views, vast expanses of white sandy beaches, picture-perfect gardens, and the charm of the local town to create an impressive getaway. You will quickly discover why the Coachman’s Inn is known for its repeat visitors who continue to come back year after year.

The Appeal of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is well known as a unique location. There are no addresses in the region because the founding fathers wanted to ensure that the area did not become ‘citified.’ Instead of having traditional mail delivery, the locals gather at the central post office to pick up their mail and meet other locals. Mail pick up is almost like a social event that knits together a strong feeling of community. Also, the city was designed for walking. You will find no parking meters or even streetlights so you can enjoy the beauty of the star-studded night while you stroll the quaint streets. Staying at the Coachman’s Inn puts you in the hub of the city where you can genuinely enjoy things alongside the locals.

Carmel Mission and Basilica 

Explore the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel (Carmel Mission and Basilica) which was founded in 1770. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, it remains an active Catholic parish and is a favored wedding site. On the mission grounds, you will also encounter several museums that appeal to history buffs.

From the Sea to the Mountains

Just beyond the shoreline, the Santa Monica Mountains beckon nature enthusiasts with hiking trails, steep canyons, and diverse wildlife. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lies on the doorstep of the Coachman’s Inn, and you’re a short drive from hundreds of trails to discover the wild side of Los Angeles.

Start your expedition with a 10-minute drive to Will Rogers State Historic Park and begin your ascent into the mountains on the Backbone Trail. The nearby Temescal Canyon Park features hikes that provide panoramic ocean views, radiant gardens, and picnic areas. Feel like you’re on a mini safari by roaming the wilderness inside Topanga State Park to find deer, birds, rattlesnakes, and other native creatures.

Closer to Los Angeles, the Griffith Park and Observatory is the city’s largest municipal park that offers dozens of exciting trails for trekking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign are incredible, and the Samuel Oschin Planetarium opens your eyes to the mysteries of the solar system.

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