Monthly Special
Livin' Like a Local Goode Bag

It's Time for Livin' Like A local!


Livin' like a local means knowing the inside secrets of a place, which restaurant when you are itching for a particular experience, where to find practical necessities as well as unusual keepsakes, when to hit the beach without the crowds, where to get the best photos of the blooming wildflowers. 

We are locals and we love sharing Carmel's secrets with our guests. We want you to feel at home here. We don't want you to hit the highlights and miss the Carmel we treasure. Stop by our reception desk and we can help you design your perfect stay. 

To get you started, our September promotion is a keepsake goodie bag of only-in-Carmel treats: Pieces of Heaven Chocolates, a bottle of local Monterey County wine, Carmel Valley Roasting Co coffee, Carmel Honey and wash it all down with Mad Otter Ale!* Now that's livin'!  Book a two (2) or more mid-week nights (Sunday-Thursday) stay in September and get this special local's only gift.

This special offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings.
 Must mention "Livin Like a Local Special" at time of booking.  

Promotion starts Labor Day Monday.

* Items subject to change without notice.
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US Open lodging in Carmel

Coming to the U.S. Open?


Carmel-by-the-Sea is the perfect location for anyone attending the 2019 US Open in nearby Pebble Beach, California. And Horizon Inn has the perfect room for your stay!

Within walking distance of the Links at Pebble Beach and located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge is an ideal location. Our properties offer complimentary off-street parking, continental breakfast and access to over 40 shops and restaurants, all within walking distance.  And, we have a wide variety of rooms: ocean view, balcony, fireplace, Jacuzzi spa tub? Let us know your preference and we can make it happen.

The U.S. Open will be held June 13-16, 2019 but rooms will sell out early so call us now to get the room you want!

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enjoying Carmel weather

Lookin' For a deal?

Our new Pay and Save Promotion gives you our best deal on 3-or-more-midweek night stays. Get 15% off the posted rates when you stay Sunday-Thursday nights.   This non-refundable, non-cancellable promotion requires payment in full at time of booking. Any available room is eligible for this promotion.  Extra person and pet fees where applicable. Must be mentioned at time of booking. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings.

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Special Enhancements to make your stay even more memorable.

make some carmel memories

BOOK an enhancement!

Do you have a special day coming up? Birthday, anniversary, new baby on the way? Or maybe you just want a romantic getaway. We can help with our menu of Enhancements:  Birthday      Anniversary    BabyMoon    Romantic Getaway

Check out these and other packages we offer for a Carmel stay you won't forget. Packages can be booked with any available room configuration. A balcony for two? A soothing Jacuzzi? Your own cozy fireplace? Let us help you make your stay!

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 September Events In and Around Carmel

Carmel Beach Sand Castle Contest

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

    Monterey State Historic Park Walking Tour
    Downtown Monterey Custom House Plaza
    Downtown Monterey has a lot of beautiful Adobe buildings and old houses and there's plenty of local history behind them. This tour runs through several of those structures and gardens including Casa del Oro, the Old Whaling Station and the Pacific House. No reservations are required. Tours happen every day at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Except on Mondays when they at 11am and 1pm. Tours meet at the Pacific House Museum at Custom House Plaza. 

    Tours at Point Sur State Historic Park
    Big Sur
    Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday through September 30
    The lighthouses of the California are totems to a world gone by—but like the missions that also dot the coast, they're worth a pit stop. Monterey County's own lighthouse, Point Sur has three tours a week for a more knowledgeable walkthrough.

    ** Million Dollar Quartet at Golden Bough Theater **
    Through September 2
    Monte Verde between 8th & 9th
    Nominated for Best Musical: 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Awards Elvis Presley… Johnny Cash… Jerry Lee Lewis… Carl Perkins – a historic quartet brought together by an extraordinary twist of fate. This meeting at Sun Records would become one of the greatest jam sessions ever. This Tony Award-winning musical, hit-sensation, brings that momentous occasion to vibrant life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Audiences will relive the era through an exceptional score with unforgettable numbers that every generation knows, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Walk the Line," "Great Balls of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and many more.

    ** The Little Mermaid at the Outdoor Forest Theater **
    Through September 23
    Santa Rita & Mountain View
    Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, is a hauntingly beautiful story of love and empowerment. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order 'under the sea'. The Little Mermaid promises a fantastic assortment of costumes and sets, flying and 'swimming' effects by ZFX of Las Vegas.

    ** Paintings and Pairings **
    Art, Food and Wine at the Village Corner
    September 5
    Dolores & 6th Streets
    Agent Art, curator, Lily Yu hosts "Paintings and Pairings", an exciting artist and chef collaboration between Chef Soerke Peters and artist Paul Seftel at The Village Corner Restaurant in Carmel. The evening begins with the opening of Paul Seftel's art exhibition throughout the restaurant, followed by Chef Soerke's special four-course, wine-paired dinner on the patio where the menu is inspired by the art. Over dinner, artist Paul Seftel will share insights about his mixed media, abstract geological artworks and Chef Soerke will express his interpretation by food and word. Be prepared for an evening of discovery, sublime surprises, and visual and culinary delights! Wine sponsored by Albatross Ridge
    5:00-7:00 pm Art Reception - "Arts Tectonics: Forces of Nature by Paul Seftel" with light-bites and wine (FREE)
    7:00-9:00 pm Exclusive Paintings & Pairings Dinner - A four-course, wine-paired dinner (RESERVED) $95.00 ADVANCE, $110 at the door (tax and tip included) Purchase tickets in advance.

    ** 58th Annual Sandcastle Contest **
    September 8, 2018
    Carmel Beach South of 10th Avenue.
    Building begins at 8:00am and judging at 12:00pm. For decades, the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Monterey Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects have collaborated on The Great Sand Castle Contest, announcing the date and theme a few weeks prior to the big day. Everyone who would like to build a castle can enter the contest, and judges bestow awards for multiple categories, from the coveted Golden Shovel, to the tongue-in-cheek Sour Grapes. And because bribery (non-monetary) is encouraged, it's not unusual to see platters of food, bottles of wine, chair massages and other indulgences being offered to the people in charge. The contest is held on Carmel Beach from Scenic south of 10th. For more information call Carmel Community Services at (831) 620-2020.

    ** Carmel Art Walk **
    September 8 5-8pm
    Free Admission
    Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5pm-8pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy! Click here for the Carmel Art Walk Map and list of galleries

    ** The Lusty Adventures of Tom Jones at the Outdoor Forest Theater ** September 28 - 18

    Santa Rosa & Mountain View
    PacRep's annual Forest Theatre classic is a rollicking and naughty adaptation of Henry Fielding's ribald classic, Tom Jones. Abandoned as a child to the care of Squire Allworthy, Tom Jones is now all grown up and launched into the bewildering, romantic world. He falls madly in love with the virtuous Sophia Western -- but Sophia's father is determined to keep the two apart. In his pursuit of true love, the well-intentioned Tom finds himself the object of female attention and romantic complication. But will these misadventures permanently jeopardize his chances with Sophia? Tom Jones is a bawdy and rollicking comedy for the stage that will have the audience on their feet.

    Monterey County Fair
    Through September 3
    Monterey County Fairgrounds
    This year’s theme is “Shake Your Tail Feathers,” and fairgoers will be able to do that with rock, funk rock, country, R&B, pop, magic, juggling and hypnosis acts, pig racing, and much more, all free with a paid entry to the fair. Also performing daily on the grounds during the fair will be Stilt Circus, Chicken Man, Godfrey the Magician and Down on the Farm (in the King City Room); All Alaskan Racing Pigs and live wood-carving demonstrations daily in the Oak Tree Ring; Circus Imagination and pony rides in the Children’s Area; and juggler Something Ridiculous on the Community Stage.

    Planning Ahead?

    The 30th Annual Taste of Carmel
    The Central Coast's Premier Food & Wine Event Carmel Mission Courtyard (831) 624-2522 
    October 4, 2018
    Taste of Carmel features local food and wine, live music, outdoor activities, culinary education and experiences, a silent auction showcasing area restaurants, inns and boutique goods — all set in an ancient forest near a white sand beach. This year's theme is Wild Wild Fest! The Taste of Carmel is your gateway to exploring world-class dining and top-rated wines, live music from The Money Band and a silent auction.

    Carmel-by-the-Sea Fitness & Nutrition Retreat
    Learn to "Run Until Your 100"
    (800) 200-2771
    October 4-7, 2018 (2 Days & 3 Nights)
    Let Jeff Galloway show you how to "Run Until Your 100" at this one-of-a-kind Carmel Fitness and Nutrition Retreat! CLICK TO BOOK THE RETREAT ONLINE NOW!
Or contact Dan Ellithorp at or (800) 200-2771 x3
to book the retreat and receive a promo code for special hotel rates. JEFF GALLOWAY RETREAT FEE (ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED)
Cost is $579.00 per person for the retreat (Does not include lodging. Book your stay at Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge now.) 
A deposit of $200.00 will hold your space in this popular Retreat. TRAVEL DATES
Arrive on Thursday, October 4 and depart on Sunday, October 7 JEFF GALLOWAY
Jeff represented the US in the Munich Olympics and other international competition. His passion is in helping others improve their health, attitude, personal empowerment, with mental enhancement through exercise. His methods have been used by millions of runners and walkers to begin, and to get back into great shape at any age, with tips to avoid injury. He has written 30 books, is a monthly columnist for Runner's World magazine and is the official training consultant for the run Disney series of events. Jeff is in Carmel to help you. Check out Jeff Galloway's TEDx Talk titled "Move Your Body—Turn On Your Brain!"

    ** Poodle Day **
    October 6th
    Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel that unites poodle owners and lovers -- and their furry companions -- for a fun-filled day. Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities. Afternoon events include off-leash beach play -- organized by the Poodle Day Team -- a scenic stroll, a hike, or other dog-friendly activities around Carmel. Later that evening, cocktail parties allow the dogs to lounge in style as their human companions gather for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation. Register your poodle for the parade here: Proceeds from Poodle Day benefit NorCal Poodle Rescue, which has been a haven for poodles and poodle mixes in need in Northern California and Southern Oregon for 30 years. NorCal's philosophy is to help poodles while also enriching the lives of the people who adopt them. 

    ** 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!

Our "Livin' Like a Local" promotion cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings. Be sure to include "Livin' Like a Local" promotion when booking and look for discount on your email confirmation.

Call us at  831-624-5327 

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