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.  Whalers Cove Right off PCH outside of Carmel. Some great coastal vistas.
#waterlust #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. Low tide visit to Point Lobos. A beautiful clear day in late November! I thought this little fellow was asking me, what's your problem? 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 China Cove, part of Point Lobos State Reserve, is no longer accessible due to erosion and unstable cliffs; however it can be viewed from above, along with seals and their pups resting on the sand in the spring. #blue 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. The water at Point Lobos (just off of Hoghway 1) is so insanely #blue I didn't even know what to do 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 #beach
Point Lobos in Monterey Peninsula, California, is a place of mesmerizing beauty. 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 visit at friends house next to park. On the 17 Mile Drive just south of the iconic Lone Cypress. Sunset 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. Point lobos colors
#BeachBound 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 best place to hike 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. A short walk up the road leads to Whalers Cabin. Built by Chinese fishermen in the 1850's, it is now a cultural history museum. The Whaling Station Museum, opened in 1994, is adjacent. Both are open as docent staffing permits. 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. Point Lobos 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
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Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center


Situated near the beach, this hotel is close to Golden Bough Playhouse, Galante Vineyards, and Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room. Also nearby are Sunset Center and Blair Estate Tasting Room.

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and conference space are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-out, and tour/ticket assistance.

Room Amenities

All 75 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 3475 square feet (323 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Conference space size (meters) - 323 
  • Terrace 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3475 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 75 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

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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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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