Coastal Living magazine has named the Cypress Inn of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California one of its ten top coastal inns for 2011. Singer, actress, and animal advocate Doris Day owns the posh boutique hotel, which was built in 1929 and features a stunning Mediterranean façade, well-appointed rooms and a fabulous location in the heart of enchanting Carmel.

Sample price: a standard queen on Valentine’s Day is only $235 US, plus tax. Rooms with fireplaces and/or views range from $275 up to $490 a night. A continental breakfast is included and naturally Cypress Inn is pet-friendly.

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