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Spring Happy Hour
Happy Hour on the Patio

This month we bring back our complimentary mid-week Happy Hour,  Sunday - Thursday afternoons from
4pm - 6pm.

Guests can indulge in a glass of Morgan wine plus fruit & cheese plate. Enjoy your treats in the comfort of your room, on your balcony or in our beautiful outdoor spa patio. We will be hosting our Spring Happy Hour through the end of June. This is a great time to enjoy local wines and mingle with your fellow guests.  Just stop by the front desk to request your glass of wine (your choice red or white) and cheese plate. 

don't miss our wildflower extravaganza!

This is a great time to visit Carmel. The crowds are gone, the weather is mild and all restaurants and shops are open and waiting for you.

Even the hillsides are welcoming you with a fabulous floral show!

In case you needed an added incentive our midweek rates are discounted 10%. These discounted rates are reflected in the online rates. We also have a full slate of events happening. You won't want to miss anything!



Book early to get the room you want.
And after booking a room, why not make reservations at one of your favorite restaurants or try our new dining options? Check out our restaurant page to see all your options!


Fly into convenient Monterey Airport

make it easy on yourself-- Fly Into Monterey Airport!



Monterey Airport is only 5 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Taxi service and Uber are available from the airport, and rental cars are also an option. Remember Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shopping and other attractions of Carmel Village. No car is needed to enjoy the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Visit the Monterey Airport site for all your travel options.

May Events In and Around Carmel

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **

Wildflower Season

don't miss our fabulous wildflower season


This year brought us much needed water and the result is a bounty of wildflowers.  See the Johnny-Johnny-Jump-Ups, Gillia, Sun Cups, Chia, Black Sage, Pitcher Sage, larkspur, bush lupine and more putting on a spectacular show. This floral display is rarely this vibrant, so don't miss out!


Tor House

tor house garden party!
May 7


Presented by the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, the annual afternoon gathering will allow visitors to see inside one of our town's most interesting homes along with a showcase of musicians and artists. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Kids over 10 are welcome and masks are required indoors. The Tor House is located at 26304 Ocean Avenue. For more information, call 831-624-1813.

Sunset Cneter Interior

**check out all the events at
Sunset Center**


Our well-loved Sunset Center for the Performing Arts is back with a full slate of entertainment. The upcoming season includes dance performances, chamber music, comedy, special guests and more. Visit the website for all the upcoming shows and to buy tickets. Shows sell out quickly.  Don't miss out!

Carmel Art Feswtival 2023

**carmel art festival
devendorf park**
May 19-21


This plein air event is a non-profit public community event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts. Carmel Art Festival will once again held in Devendorf Park and the surrounding streets in Carmel-by-the-Sea, attracting art buyers from near and far. Events include Sculpture in the Park, Kids Make Art Day, and a silent art auction. This is the 30th year for this annual event and Horizon Inn Carmel is proud to be a sponsor. Learn more about this event.

Scottish Fiddlers

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
Sunday may 21

Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater

The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers starring Alasdair Fraser. Come share the joy as Alasdair Fraser leads the fiddlers in a concert of rousing tunes from Scotland and beyond. Will you tap your toes? For sure! Will you dance in the aisles? It’s encouraged! Alasdair says “it's not an orchestra but an unruly, rabble-rousing, anarchistic bunch." Let the Scottish Fiddlers take you on a high-energy, family-friendly musical adventure you’ll never forget! Get Your Tickets Now!

Evil Woman ELO

electric light orchestra experience**
may 17th

Evil Woman, The American ELO is widely recognized as the world's premier tribute to ELO due to their brilliant arrangements, flawless musicianship & superlative vocals. Picking up where the Beatles left off in 1970, the UK-based ELO expanded the concept of great melodies, epic song structures and grand orchestrations where cellos coexisted with guitars, and where classically tinged progressive rock intersected with hook-filled, radio-friendly pop songs resulting in ELO becoming one of the most popular groups of the 1970's and perhaps even more so today. Numerous hit songs including Evil Woman, Telephone Line, Mr. Blue Sky, Xanadu, Livin' Thing, Don't Bring Me Down among numerous others. Get your tickets today!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sea Otters

visit the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium

Come and see the graceful penguins, beautiful jelly fish, cute sea otters, and so many other undersea creatures. Don't miss the special exhibits on the giant Pacific octopus, the kelp forest, and the 90-foot-long exhibit of the waters of Monterey Bay, and it's many fascinating inhabitants. This world-famous Aquarium is the perfect activity for the entire family! No tickets are sold at the box office. You must reserve your ticket online in advance for a specific date and time. Make your reservations now

Don't miss the charming Sea Otters in Monterey Bay

Planning Ahead?

Carmel is a year round destination, so we always have a full calendar of events!
Here are a few events to entice you.

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge **

Carmel Culinary week 2023

Carmel culinary week
June 2-9


Over the past several years, Carmel-by-the-Sea has been recognized for its rich culinary scene and divine wine region. With more restaurants per capita than any small city in the U.S., we're proud to showcase local flavors and seasonal specials for locals and visitors on a daily basis. This acceleration of food excellence has led us to celebrate California's Restaurant Month with the second annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week, "The Art of the Plate." This ten-day celebration will showcase both international and regional flavors by our local chefs and restaurateurs from May 19-31, 2023. More news will be available soon.

Carmel Surfabout

** carmel surfabout **

June 3rd and 4th

Since 1980, once a year, local Monterey County surfers and their families have gathered on the squeaky white sands of Carmel beach for a weekend of friendly surf competition.

The original intention of the surf contest was to create an opportunity for local surfers from otherwise smaller micro surf tribes on the Monterey Peninsula to gather, connect, and enjoy the water together amidst a weekend of friendly but earnest surf competition.
Over time, while always retaining its spirit of local surf competition, the contest has evolved into a family friendly community gathering of all Monterey Peninsula ocean lovers and beach goers. Together, we share a passion of recreating in the waters of the central coast, and for the friendships created along the way.

While new elements have been added and subtracted to the Surfabout throughout the years, the contest centers around three different main competitive categories—Surfing, long boarding, and the long distance paddle. Click for More Information.

US Woemn's Golf



78th U.S. Women's Open  golf
tournament at Pebble Beach
** July 5-9 2023 **


You need to plan ahead for this one as it is a very popular event and sells out quickly. See the best women's golfers in action! all the details here

Within walking distance of the Links at Pebble Beach and located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge is a perfect location. Our properties offer complimentary off-street parking, continental breakfast and access to over 40 shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. Rooms are limited so book yours today!


St Patricks' Party

carmel bach festival
july 15-19
multiple venues

 America's most important Bach festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 86th season in 2023 with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events. As always, the focus is not only on J.S. Bach, but also on the many artists he influenced, such as Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and more. Musicians from the around the world perform an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. View the full schedule at the Carmel Bach Festival website.

Auto Concours 2023

Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance **

august 14 - 20, 2023

Don't miss the most anticipated automobile event in Monterey County. Enjoy days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia, VIP parties, and new car reveals from nearly every luxury manufacturer. Many of these events are totally free, too! Rooms always sell out early, book now!


St Patricks' Party

28th annual carmel house & garden Tour

September 9**

 Visit some of the most iconic and eclectic homes and gardens in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Carmel Heritage Society and AIA Monterey Bay are happy to announce the 2022 Carmel House and Garden Tour, featuring outstanding examples of historic and contemporary architecture. Step behind the garden walls to view some of the most iconic and fascinating architectural treasures in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Click to learn more.

Book Now

Book early to get the room you want.
And after booking a room, why not make reservations at one of your favorite restaurants or try our new dining options? Check out our restaurant page to see all your options!

Looking for something else to do?

Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area, menus from local restaurants and insider secrets! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge to the best of Carmel.

**  Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **
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Start planning your trip now to get the room you want.
As always, you get the best rates when you call us direct!

Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327