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At Doris Day's boutique hotel, dogs are king and Kirk Douglas is rum

Luxuriate Doris Day-style at The Cypress Inn.

Doris Day has a known soft spot for dogs, and that includes serious activist organizations (like the Doris Day Animal Foundation and Doris Day Animal League), as well as a dog-friendly destination in Carmel, California, The Cypress Inn, where serious fans can luxuriate Doris Day-style, dog in lap.

Although the Cypress Inn has been around since 1929, Day has been a co-owner since the mid-'80s and her influence at the boutique hotel goes beyond sharing her love of dogs with guests. She also shares her Hollywood costars, who have made it onto the menu at the hotel's restaurant, Terry's Lounge. There, you can order a tall drink of Cary Grant (brandy), Kirk Douglas (rum) or Jimmy Cagney (whiskey).

It's likely that extra touch is what makes it feel like a real Doris Day getaway, since her brief trips on The Doris Day Show nearly always involved an encounter with a Hollywood dreamboat. You're less likely to encounter Day herself, though. According to the hotel's website, she prefers to avoid the spotlight by staying in her nearby home in Carmel Valley.



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