Monthly Special
Santa on Carmel Beach

Book your holiday stay now

at up to 40% off!


Book now and get 40% off midweek stays
and 30% off weekend stays in December and January. 

You must book by August 31 for these special rates. Offer not valid December 24 through December 31, 2018. Reservations are non-cancellable/non-refundable. This special offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings. 

NOTE: You must mention this "Christmas in August" promotion to get the discount. Please note that the discount will be reflected in your email confirmation. 

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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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Dog enjoying Carmel beach

We Love Kids and Dogs!

Carmel is one of the country's most dog-friendly destinations. With our off-leash beach and even a map of dog-friendly restaurants we make it easy for you to bring your pet. At the Lodge we extend the pet welcome with our 3-room family suites including a food dish and water dish in the room. Plus, we have doggie treats on arrival!

Check out our activities pages for some family inspiration:
Family Friendly Things to Do in Carmel
Scenic Runs and Hikes

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 August Events In and Around Carmel

PCarmel california conours on ocean avenue

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

    ** Million Dollar Quartet **
    August 2 - September 2, 2018
    Golden Bough Theatre
    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. See web site for more information website

    Love is Your Nature An Evening with Devaji
    Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
    4th & Guadalupe

    August 4
    $15 suggested donation
    Devaji's teachings, which are rooted in the nondual tradition of Ramana Maharshi and the devotional path of Ramakrishna, invite us to use life's reflection to discover the passion, beauty and love of pure Being. He has been guiding those committed to a spiritual path for nearly 20 years. 

    A retreat at the Center for Spiritual Awakening in Pacific Grove, California, follows, August 5-11. See website for more information

    ** Carmel Plaza Summer Live Music **
    Ocean Ave and Mission Streets
    Aug 3, 10 + 17

    Free Back by popular demand. Carmel Plaza launches it's popular free summer live music series in the newly renovated courtyard.
    Aug 3 Red Beans & Rice Aabha Indian Cuisine | Blair Estate
    Aug 10 Joy Bonner Band Village Corner | Hahn Family Wines
    Aug 17 The Money Band Grasing's Coastal Cuisine | Scheid Vineyards

    ** Carmel Art Walk **
    An Artist-Owned Gallery Tour
    Saturday, August 11

    Free Admission
    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

    ** 11th Annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue **
    August 21
    10AM AM-5PM
    Presenting Multi Marques 1940 thru 1973 with Porsche and Ferrari thru 1989.  This is the latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known Monterey Peninsula ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic and eighteen blocks of downtown will be filled with collector cars and related motorized fun. A fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries.

    27th Annual McCall's Motorworks Revival website
    August 22 
    Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center is one of the most exclusive lifestyle events of its kind in the country. The one night event privately kicks off the world-class automobile week held each August on the Monterey Peninsula. With an "A-List" of VIP guests from Hollywood celebrities to Captains of Industry, this "Jet Set" crowd arrives in first-class style, to feast on the latest offerings from some of the world's top luxury brands in a relaxed and elegant party setting.

    ** Prancing Ponies Car Show **

    August 22 
    North of Ocean Avenue
    All-Female Owned Car Show Dolores North of Ocean Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea welcomes back this all-female-owned car show -- the first of its kind at Monterey Car Week!

    ** Pebble Beach Concours Tour d'Elegance **
    Vintage Car Parade and Display on Ocean Avenue
    August 23
    Open to the public Nearly 200 of the rare, unique vehicles invited to compete in the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance take a 60-mile tour through the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast, making several stops along the way, in order to show off their cars doing what they were built to do: be driven. A high point of the tour is the lunchtime stop in Carmel-by-the-Sea, when owners park their automobiles on Ocean Avenue for people to examine to their hearts' content while drivers, passengers and VIPs picnic in Devendorf Park. The tour stop offers the opportunity to examine Concours vehicles without paying Concours prices. Parade and Car Display is held on Ocean Avenue starting at 11:30am.

    ** Carmel Shuttles for Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance **
Sunday, August 26
    Buses will run from the Carmel Plaza to Pebble Beach starting at 8:00am on Sunday. The last bus will leave at 6:00PM. Cost is $30 per person per day and a wristband allows unlimited rides for the day. Free parking is available at Vista Lobos lot at 3rd and Junipero, the Sunset Center lot on 8th between Mission & San Carlos, as well as on the street. Paid parking is available at the Carmel Plaza, Mission between Ocean & 7th. A wristband may be purchased on the chamber website or at the visitor center: Carmel Chamber of Commerce
. The Carmel Visitor Center is located in Carmel Plaza on Ocean Ave. between Junipero & Mission.
831-624-2522 Shuttle wristbands during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance can be purchased at the bus stop at the Carmel Plaza. Plan Ahead for These Special Events

    ** 58th Annual Sandcastle Contest **
    September 8
    Carmel Beach, Scenic south of 10th
    Building begins at 8AM | Judging at Noon
    The sandcastle contest is held on Carmel Beach south of 10th Avenue. 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 30th Annual Taste of Carmel
    October 4

    The Central Coast's Premier Food & Wine Event
    Carmel Mission Courtyard 
    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
    October 4-7
    Learn to "Run Until You're 100"
    Let Jeff Galloway show you how to "Run Until You're 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!" ** 

    ** October 6th, 2018
    Poodle Day 
    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. See web site for more information website

    ** 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 "Christmas in August" promotion cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings. Be sure to include "Christmas in August" promotion when booking and look for discount on your email confirmation.

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