Monthly Special

Be the first to enjoy our Happy hour enhancement!


We are introducing our Happy Hour enhancement just in time for Oktoberfest. Stay with us in October to get this special deal for just $39!

The special includes*:

4 Bottles of Assorted Carmel Craft Brewing Company Ale
Salami, Cheese and Cracker Tray
Tapas Bowls of Mixed Nuts and Assorted Pretzels
Keepsake Bottle Opener

Enjoy your private Oktoberfest on our patio or choose a room with balcony or fireplace for your private celebration.

This introductory offer is 20% off the regular price of the Happy Hour Enhancement and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Not eligible for 3rd party bookings.
 Must mention "Happy Hour" at time of booking.  


* Items subject to change without notice.
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Speaking of Enhancements

Have you looked at all the ways we have of adding that something extra to your Carmel stay? Are you celebrating an upcoming baby? An anniversary or birthday? Maybe you want to celebrate the autumn with our Harvest enhancement. Or for no special reason at all you want to add a little romance?

Check out our Enhancements page. Every day is special . . . and even more so when you spend it in Carmel.

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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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Gift Certificates Make Perfect Gifts

Need a special gift?

Gift Certificates are the perfect answer. Who wouldn't want a stay at Horizon Inn & Ocean Lodge to enjoy all the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea! Take the stress out of your gift giving by giving an experience that everyone will enjoy.

We now offer Gift Certificates online. No stress gifting. Just click and select your amount and the recipient and we do the rest.

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 october Events In and Around Carmel

Carmel Beach

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

    Mindful Stretch & Medication at CarmelBarre
    CarmelBarre - Monterey
    465 Pacific Street
    Monterey, CA 831-233-1411
    Mondays 10:15 to 11:00 am
    Join Katie for this special collaboration with CarmelBarre! We begin with gentle mindful movement, combining stretching with flowing qigong movements as we link body, mind, and spirit to fully experience the present moment. Then we come into stillness (sitting or lying down) for guided meditation, being aware of the body, breath, thoughts, and emotions. This practice session is suitable for those who are new to meditation as well as those with prior experience. $20. Registration REQUIRED: See web site for detials.

    ** Locals Lunch Concert Series at Sunset Center **
    Through October 19

    12:30 - 1:15pm

    San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue

    Join us for a free lunchtime concert featuring local blues, rock guitarist standout Austin Metreyeon on our lovely outdoor Terrace Stage at Sunset Center. Free.

    ** PAC REP Presents Tom Jones **
    Through October 14
    Outdoor Forest Theater
    Mountain View Avenue & Santa Rosa Street
    Young Tom Jones, foundling and ward of Squire Allworthy, is deeply in love with Sophia and she with him, but her father has arranged for her to marry the Squire's sneaky nephew (and heir), young Blifil. The romance is discovered, Tom is banished and Sophia, with her maid, Honour, sets out to find him. They are followed by Sophia's father, his sister, Squire Allworthy and Blifil. All find madcap adventures on the road to London and meet with many strange characters. The amusing and unexpected solution to their problems captures all the laugh-a-minute hilarity for which Tom Jones is famous. (Note this play is for the whole family).

    The 30th Annual Taste of Carmel 
    The Central Coast's Premier Food & Wine Event
    Carmel Mission Courtyard
    (831) 624-2522 
    October 4
    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

    Let Jeff Galloway show you how to "Run Until Your 100" at this one-of-a-kind Carmel Fitness and Nutrition Retreat! for more information visit the web site.

    ** Sunset Center Presents: Emmylou Harris
    October 5

    Sunset Center

    San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue

    A 14-time GRAMMY winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contributions as a singer and songwriter span 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell. Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that--hopefully if not inevitably--comes with getting older, though she's never stopped looking ahead.

    Butterfly Parade and Bazaar
    October 6
    Pacific Grove Pacific Grove celebrates its heritage every October with the Butterfly Parade and Bazaar. On Saturday, the Butterfly Parade and accompanying Butterfly Bazaar celebrate the return of the Monarch Butterfly to Pacific Grove. Pacific Grove's annual Butterfly Parade, a tradition that goes back almost three-quarters of a century, is held on the first Saturday of every October. The Butterfly Parade, as well as the Butterfly Bazaar that follows, celebrates the return of the Monarch butterfly to Pacific Grove, the beautiful insects' annual wintering stop. This parade, which first took place in 1939, attracts people from bothnear and far to view the adorable children in their cute costumes. Traditionally, kindergarten children dress as butterflies, second graders dress as otters, third graders dress as farmers, fourth graders dress as pioneers, and fifth graders dress as clowns. The Butterfly Parade takes place on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 10:30am. The parade starts at the Robert H. Down School on Pine Avenue and will head down Fountain Avenue to Lighthouse Avenue, up 17th Street and concludes on Pine Avenue by returning to the school. A Butterfly Bazaar will follow after the parade. For more information visit the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce or call 831-373-3304.

    ** Poodle Day **
    October 6
    Crossroads Shopping Center
    243 Crossroads Boulevard
    Event starts at 8am with parade at 10am Crossroads Shopping Center 243 Crossroads, Boulevard Poodle Day, is an annual event that unites poodle owners and lovers — and their furry companions — for a fun-filled day. In addition to being one of California’s premier vacation destinations, Carmel consistently ranks as one of Dog Fancy’s top ten most dog-friendly cities in America. 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. Poodle Day kicks off with a parade for poodles, poodle mixes, and their human companions followed by other activities at The Crossroads. 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.

    ** Sunset Presents: Soweto Gospel Choir - Songs of the Free **
    In Honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100 Birthday
    October 11
    Sunset Center

    San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue

    Sunset Presents returning favorites, Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. With this tour, South Africa's quintessential musical ensemble brings a centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela. The GRAMMY Award-winning choir has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music -- including U2, John Legend, Peter Gabriel, and Diana Ross -- and scored an Academy Award nomination for its work on the soundtrack to Pixar's WALL-E. The 43-member choir, drawn from churches in and around Soweto, inspires audiences, sharing the joy of faith.

    ** 4th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest **
    October 13
    Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets
    Carmel's Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest is now an official event of Carmel-by-the-Sea's month-long birthday party celebrations throughout October. The official pumpkin-rolling course is right down Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets. The course will be lined with hay bales and fencing to keep pumpkins from veering off track and give spectators a front row view of the heart-stopping action. Come join in the fun! If you'd like to participate in Carmel's Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest, look for the truckload of pumpkins parked at Ocean Avenue and Santa Fe Street. Good luck with your pumpkin roll!

    ** Meet the Makers: Art and Wine Walk **

    October 13     
    Dolores between 5th and 6th

    Meet Carmel-by-the-Sea artists and local winemakers along the Carmel Art Walk at the first ever "Meet the Makers" event. Stroll through charming downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea and meet the artists who carry on the artist colony legacy and tour their galleries, while sipping Monterey County wines. Look for the blue lanterns to find participating art galleries! Wine tasting begins at Dolores between 5th & 6th in the Su Vecino Courtyard. All proceeds benefit the Peter Figge Memorial Scholarship Fund (a designated fund of the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Foundation) Held in partnership with Visit Carmel, Carmel Art Walk, and Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association.

    ** Monterey Symphony: Sound Waves **
    October 20 - 21

    Sunset Center

    San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
    The Monterey Symphony will open the 73rd season – Sound Waves – with Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "The Great;" and a new work from composer Alex Berko, commissioned in collaboration with the Big Sur Land Trust, entitled Among Waves. Berko, an exceptional student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, spent a week in residence at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur, drawing inspiration from the deep beauty of the landscape for inclusion in his new orchestral work. Glen Deven Ranch played a role in the first commission with the Big Sur Land Trust, resulting in Big Sur, the Night Sun by esteemed composer John Wineglass. Do not miss this opportunity to hear the premier of the Alex Berko's Among Waves, the second work in this series, with Max Bragado-Darman and the Monterey Symphony!

    ** Howl-o-ween Doggie Photos and Costume Contest **
    October 21

    Carmel Plaza

    Ocean Avenue and Mission Street

    Grab your best friend and join in the fun at the Howl-o-ween Doggie Photos and Costume Contest! The event is a fundraiser for Max's Helping Paws, a financial lifeline for Monterey County pet owners with a pet in a medical crisis. Their financial support for qualified pet owners can be life-saving, life-sustaining or life optimizing. On October 21, in Carmel Plaza, gather up your pup in the best costume you can put together and have some fun! Your $25 ticket entitles you a brief photo sitting with backdrop, props and access to images through Say Woof! Petography. We will have ready, by October 24, a "photographer's choice" 5x7 photo from the day to be picked up at Suds n Scissors, as well as online access to other photos you can purchase or apply to fun items such as shirts, magnets and mugs. Once onsite, you can choose which category you would like to compete within. All participants who have had their sitting before 12:30PM AND participate in the runway judging will be automatically entered into the BEST COSTUME category. The choices are: SCARIEST COSTUME, BEST LOOKALIKE PET & OWNER and MOST ADORABLE. For registration information and tickets see website. All profits will be donated to Max's Helping Paws Foundation, an IRS 501c3. 

    ** 102nd City Birthday Party & Parade **
    October 27 11am
    Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea
    The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country's favorite costume-and-candy holiday with a Halloween Parade through downtown in which all are welcome to participate or spectate. Following the parade at Sunset Center is a hot-dog lunch with all the fixin's--plus chili, chips, drink, ice cream, and birthday cake! Tickets available at city hall or the day of the event on a first-come-first-serve basis. City dignitaries, VIPs, costumed dogs and kids, and residents and visitors alike gather for this upbeat annual affair!

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

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