My favorite spot for seascape view, very convenient parking, tons of visitors stops by to photograph , entrance fee is $10
I will come back for another sunset next time , enjoy ! No need to be a Golfer to enjoy this area.... Miles of rugged coast line, the blue, blue pacific and of course this landmark...The Lone Cypress
Great California coastal town and if you can afford the greens fee, knock around a ball or two.. Flock Of Seagulls :)
17 Mile Drive - The Lone Cypress🌲 Iconic view of the lone cypress. I never get tired of this view despite seeing it a thousand times. Classic. #beachbound. #troveontuesday Just about anywhere you go in Carmel will be charming. I took this during an evening stroll around the Mission. #beach
Standing on a granite hillside off California's scenic 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress became an icon for California. The tree is most likely one of the most photographed ones in North America. Another great sunset location people crowd around at sunset
#waterlust One of the vista points in 17 mile drive, Carmel. This actually isn't The Lone Tree, but I found this tree more interesting... Saturday evening during the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm. Sunset from the 18th green. The path leads to the beach of Carmel. This coastal village is quite charming and lots of visitors and locals visit this spot to walk by the beach, or hike it's surrounds. Houses near the beach each have their own character , so I did a perimeter hike around the area and it lead me to this Vista. #blue #beachbound #aquatrove The most impressive tree (and there are several!) along the trail. Point Lobos has something wonderful to show me every time I visit. Love it here! Lone Cypress on the 17 Mile Drive #californiadreamin #carmel #california #travel #wanderlust Sunset in Carmel.
#waterlust A work friend who lives close by took this beautIful serene Oceanside photo #beach
Ocean Beach in Carmel. The idilic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, simply know as Carmel, is nested above a picture-perfect sand beach. Read more about Carmel here: Blooms along the ocean banks. #beach Breathtakingly awesome views of the Pacific ocean. The 17 mile drive gives wonderful vistas and fascinating cottages when you hike instead of driving. #takeahike The Lone Cypress Pebble Beach CA The one place I know I will go back to every single time I'm in this beautiful state. ☀️💛 I can't help but have a calm heart every time I look through these pictures. #17miledrive 17 Mile Drive is a must do if you want to see Ghost Tree and just north, the iconic Lone Cypress. If you don't want to pay the $10 take a drive through the equally gorgeous Pacific Grove. Wonderful short 8 mile hike around the coast. Great place to take a picture of a sunset
#waterlust This is probably one of the most photographed trees in the United States!
The four of us were extremely enthusiastic at the start of the 17-Mile Drive.. getting down at the first few stops and photographing what we could see.. until we slowly got bored of the landscape.. which remained pretty much identical throughout the drive.. though I guess the mood was due to the weather being less than perfect.
[August '14] Independence Fantastic hike at point lobos state reserve. This was taken on the 17 mile drive. It's. A must see scenic road by the Pebble Beach golf club
#waterlust One of America’s most enduring landmarks. The Lone Cypress has prevailed on its rocky perch for more than 250 years. Revisiting after over 20 years. Still a beautiful drive with great views. Flock Of Seagulls #2
Beautiful Shore Line to visit :) Wonder what it feels like to fly so close to this beautiful blue-green water? Hiking on north shore trail, beautiful. Pigeon Point Lighthouse Found this interesting tree beside the Scenic Road at Carmel Beach City Park Wonderful beach in the beautiful city of Carmel. #beach The Ocean was fierce and many shades of turquoise.
The rain made the view all the better.
The drive along the coast is amazing no matter what Mother Nature is up to. Taken Oct'14 at Whaler's Cove near Monterey this stop was part of our CA roadtrip. Found just past the 17 Mile Drive and Carmel make sure to include this stop. Beautiful spots and maybe you'll be as lucky and catch a gorge rainbow 💕 The Lone Cypress Favorite tree in Carmel #treetrove A spectacular drive along the coast of Carmel, CA.
For more info on our drive, please visit Beautiful on the road between LA en SF Sunset from the 6th Beautiful scenic drive of the pacific coast highway on the way to bigsur . One side you have the mountains and on the other side you see the beautiful beach ... Stretches miles together and you see lots of water currents , different colors of blue , hiking spots , picture spots , birds ... The best of the everything . #scenicdrive #waterlust #beaches #weekendgetaway #eagles #bluewaters #cliffs #caves #bridges #pictureperfect #longdrive #roadtrip #landscape #beautiful #hiking #photography Standing on a granite hillside off California's scenic 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, the Lone Cypress is a western icon, and has been called one of the most photographed trees Beautiful place with golf, history and very nice scenery. #trovertips #roadtrip #beach #urban #hiking Beautiful Sunset at 17 miles drive. Amazing experience ! 2 words: Truffle Cheese.
Luca's Italian Deli & Bakery is the finest for all your delicious truffle desires from cheese to sausage, salt and olive oil. You will be in Truffle heaven!
Also try the spics salami. YUM! The most beautiful succulent ground cover along the drive through Pebble Beach community. Established in 1959, the Cottage of Sweets is a mainstay in Carmel-by-the Sea. It hosts all kinds of sweets from the local area, in addition to an impressive selection of British favorites. One of our favorite coastal towns for those much needed #romantic #weekendgetaway
#beach #californiacoastline Allen Grove. ❤️🙌 #California Great shot off 17 Mile Drive. One of the best State Parks in California, wonderful views and trails , don't bother to pay to go in , park outside on the road and walk to go in for free! You can't go to Carmel or Pebble Beach and not stop and get a photo of the Lone Cypress.
#california #landscape #nikon #treetrove This is one of 21 of Spanish Catholic churches and was the second mission established by Father Serra and was headquarters of the missions. Lovely courtyard as well and is the only mission with the original bell tower dome. Note the original mission was in Monterey (which is not counted in the list of 21 missions but you can still see the church in Monterey) but later moved to Carmel. Follow the mission bells on El Camino Real trail to see all the missions. #WeekendGetaway #Colorful #Architecture. #roadtrip #Green #StunningStructures #InStone The lone cypress
#waterlust One of the most beautiful California sunsets I've ever seen! The beach at Carmel is a must see experience! I can relate to this tree as I often go on lone adventures :) Winter beach day in Carmel. #lifeatexpedia On the 17 Mile Drive just south of the iconic Lone Cypress. Enjoy the views out on the deck and enjoy a tasty beverage! The beach at Carmel. #beach Pebble Beach - one of the most beautiful drive I have ever taken! An amazing scenic route to drive down especially if you are in California
#waterlust #BestOf5 #EndlessSummer #BeachBound The lone tree A typical little side alley in downtown Carmel. Driving down south from San Francisco... I've never seen fog roll off the sea and meet land like I did here. The ocean was wild, loud, and so much different than my familiar Atlantic. #westcoast Incredible beach... I got the chance to be here at sun set!! The view from Carmel beach in California. Perfect costal day trip stop. The upper beach on the north end of Carmel Beach is rarely crowded. It is a perfect spot to set up camp for the day, dig holes, build castles, appreciate the natural succulents, and enjoy the secluded sand.
If you get hot or lonely, just run down the hill and you'll hit the ocean and find the tourists. Sunset in Carmel
#Beachbound California cool! San Fran, you’ve been groovy, as always 🤘🏼Big Sur, if you look as sexy in the daytime as you look in the nighttime 🤣 I’ll come back and check you out again ✌🏼Until soon! #travel #yogi #photography #vibes #blessings #thankyou SC, Danny, May and I set off bright and early from Folsom on our PCH roadtrip. First stop was this Carmel Mission in the idyllic seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. I think I fell in love with the quaint cottages and shops dotted the town, and the fact that this is a dog-friendly town. Most of the shops had water bowls laid out for the dogs, and you bet I made lotsa four-legged furry friends! I'd love to come back here someday with my own dog!
[August '14]
#Architecture One of many scenic overlooks in beautiful Carmel. Make sure to go to some wineries too. #WeekendGetaway #Wanderlust #hiking #Colorful
#beach. #roadtrip Carmel by the sea. One of the most beautiful beaches I have laid eyes on. Part of our honeymoon was taking in a sunset on the 17-Mile Drive in Monterey. Stunning views the whole way through. Go to Carmel-by-the-Sea for a nice dinner after. #waterlust Best burger in town, and the dessert is pretty darn good too. Ghost tree Carmel by the Sea #beachbound sweepstakes entry Lone and majestic 17 Mile Drive, Monterrey Peninsula. The Lone Cypress on a beautiful sunny October day. How one concentrates on golf in this beautiful setting is beyond me. The sidewalks of Carmel. Indeed one of the prettiest villages on earth. Iconic symbol of Pebble Beach; The Lone Cypress 17 miles of ocean , mountains , greenery 😍 the beach is named apt .. Pebble beach ; you get to spend hours collecting pebbles and playing with them . #beach #favdestinaton #lovetravel #relax #play #waterlust It costs to get in, but one can take some nice photos from outside the gate. #california #ocean #pebblebeach Beautiful country side hike
#TakeAHike photo sweepstakes Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on California's Monterey Peninsula. It's known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages and galleries of its village-like center. Amazing food with an amazing view!!
#pebblebeach #18thhole This view can set you back for a thousand dollars if you wish to stay for more than just taking a picture. But I guess it would be well worth the money. A lunch with million dollars view at pebble beach lodge.
Make sure to keep your entrance receipt because you can redeem it and get $10 credit at this restaurant. I guess it works at other shops too. Quaint little restaurant that was once the private home of the lady who was Charlie Chaplin's cook. The marketplace at Pebble Beach, along the 17-mile drive. Lobby of Doris Day's charming hotel in the center of Carmel, dogs welcomed. Beautiful park right by the sea. Many beautiful coves. Lots of colors.
Great easy hike and walk. Once a luxurious mansion built in 1905 by an artist as a gift to his wife, a member of the Ghirardelli family, for over 100 years La Playa Carmel resort has been known as the “Grande Dame of Carmel.” Newly restored, this 75-room historic hotel is located just steps from the sands of Carmel Beach and the renowned shops, galleries and restaurants of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cornerstone of one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods.
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Smoke Free
Concierge services


Situated in Carmel, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carmel Beach and Carmel Mission Basilica. Pebble Beach Golf Links and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features coffee/tea in a common area, spa services, and concierge services. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers and a lobby fireplace are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 17 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Sofa beds and refrigerators are standard, as are LED TVs with satellite channels.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Carmel hotel also offers spa services, a terrace, and coffee/tea in a common area. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Clarion Collection is a smoke-free property.

  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 17 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Towels provided 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Fireplace 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests arriving after 9 PM will need to pick up their room key from the lobby door, then check in the following morning.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Clarion Collection
  • Clarion Collection Carmel
  • Clarion Collection Carmel Sea
  • Clarion Sea
  • Clarion Sea Hotel Carmel Collection
  • Carmel Clarion
  • Clarion Carmel
  • Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea Hotel Carmel

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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