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Vacationing in Carmel, California

The small seaside town of Carmel has welcomed artists, poets, and writers since its incorporation in 1906. Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, and Carmel Highlands are all popular tourist destinations for shoppers, artists, and nature lovers. can help you find great rates on Carmel hotels as you plan your trip.


The downtown area of Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, is known for being dog-friendly, allowing pets to accompany travelers in many of its hotels, restaurants, and shops. Located right off Carmel Beach with Pebble Beach nearby, the town offers art galleries, upscale shopping, and quaint little cafés. Don’t miss the historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel, where Mass is still said daily. Golfers can enjoy a round at renowned PGA favorite Pebble Beach Golf Course. Visitors to Carmel can indulge themselves in the comforts of The Colonial Terrace Inn, one of Carmel’s original hotels. Amenities include terry cloth robes, breakfast, and a daily newspaper. Rooms start at $169 per night, and the inn is located just steps from the beach on 13th and San Antonio. Call 888-309-3979 for more information.

Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range and is home to dozens of wineries, each with its own tasting room. Visitors can sample of the area’s best Cabernet Sauvignons and Zinfandels. Carmel Valley Village is a bustling little area of shops and restaurants. Visit Wills Fargo to relax with a steak and locally grown vegetables. Hikers head to Garland Ranch Park and its winding trails across the face of the mountains. The ranch also offers horses for rent. Make your hotel a part of your activities with the Carmel Valley Ranch on Old Ranch Road. The hotel offers daily activities geared toward families, groups, and couples on its nearly 500 acres of mostly forest land. Kids can explore bee-keeping while parents delight themselves with a massage at the spa. Daily rates at this luxury hotel start at $360 and include a complimentary breakfast, private balconies, and Travertine fireplace in each suite. Call 831-625-9500 for more information.

Carmel Highlands

Carmel Highlands offers the most breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean along the Big Sur Coast. The area is a perfect destination if scuba diving is your passion. Monterey Bay Aquarium offers an amazing aquatic experience for the entire family, combining conservation with admiration for the animals of the sea. The largest organic farms in the world, Earthbound Farms on a Chef’s Walk is a place where visitors can harvest their own lunch and watch while chefs prepare the bounty. Make your trip truly memorable with a stay at Hyatt Carmel Highlands, located high above Carmel on Highlands Road. Rooms average $535 per night, with the majority offering stunning views of the coast. The hotel features a heated outdoor pool, spa, and complimentary babysitting services, so you can enjoy a romantic dinner at the Hyatt’s award-winning Pacific’s Edge Restaurant like a king. Call 831-620-1234 for more information about this fabulous hotel.

Visit Beautiful Carmel, California

From the water to the wineries, Carmel truly offers a unique experience for every traveler. The quaint town and surrounding neighborhood retains much of its turn-of-the-century charm. With dozens of Carmel hotels to fit every budget, finding rooms and packages to fit your needs is simple with

Recently booked Carmel hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Tradewinds Carmel 1 day ago 3 stars $249
L Auberge Carmel 1 day ago 4 stars $389
Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea 2 days ago 2 stars $99
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn 4 days ago 3 stars $119
Tally Ho Inn 8 days ago 3 stars $199
Pine Inn 8 days ago 4 stars $171
Adobe Inn 13 days ago 3 stars $181
Hyatt Carmel Highlands 20 days ago 4 stars $319
Carmel Valley Ranch 27 days ago 4 stars $360

Recently Rated Carmel Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Pine Inn
4.1 / 5
47 reviews
4 stars $171
Carmel Valley Ranch
4.4 / 5
12 reviews
4 stars $360
Hofsas House Hotel
4.5 / 5
2 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Adobe Inn
3.8 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $181
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
4.3 / 5
6 reviews
4 stars $319
Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea
3.7 / 5
23 reviews
2 stars $99
3.8 / 5
66 reviews
3 stars $119
Tradewinds Carmel
4.2 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $249
Carmel River Inn
3.5 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Tally Ho Inn
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $199

Featured Carmel Hotels

From $171

1 Pine Inn

4 stars
4.1 / 5 47 reviews

Ocean Ave At Monte Verde Map

Built in 1889 the Pine Inn was the first inn in Carmel by the Sea. Tastefully updated over the years the Pine Inn holds timeless memories for guests who have visited the area for generations. A... More

Old but Gold
The hotel staff is awesome. The restaurant is very nice. There is no elevators.
Feb 21, 2015
From $249

2 Tradewinds Carmel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

Mission Street at 3rd Avenue Map

Tradewinds Carmel, featured in Architectural Digest, has a unique fusion of Asian, Balinese and tropical design. Recognized as the premier Carmel lodging, our 28 well-appointed guest rooms offer a... More

Nice Location
Location was great - far enough away from Ocean to be very quiet but easily walkable. Room was a little warm with only a fan for cooling. Otherwise, it was great.
Nov 29, 2014
From $119

3 BEST WESTERN PLUS Carmel Bay View Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 66 reviews

Junipero Between 5th & 6th Map

Smart prices in upscale downtown CarmelBasic but quite well-located for travel to Carmel, the clean, comfortable Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn features a fireplace and free Wi-Fi in every... More

Couldn't Have Been Better
This hotel and staff is fantastic in every way. The only thing that I can think of needing improvement is the location of the breakfast area. It is awkward to get to and has a poorly arranged flow...
Dec 19, 2014
From $181

4 Adobe Inn

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

Dolores St And 8th Ave Map

Nestled in the heart of the village The Adobe Inn Carmel affords you luxurious accommodations with some of the most spacious rooms Carmel has to offer. Stroll to it all boutiques galleries and... More

Pretty good
Great location and nice enough room, though as other reviews have noted, the hotel feels a bit dated. We loved the gas fireplace in our room to create nice mood, but we were a little disappointed...
Jan 5, 2015
From $289

5 La Playa Carmel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Camino Real at Eighth Ave Map

La Playa Carmel is a 75-room historic luxury boutique hotel, newly restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century charm while updating it to modern-day standards. Located two blocks from the beach... More

Great stay
Few blocks from the beach....rooms aren't great but the service and brunch will bring u back.
Apr 29, 2014
From $84

6 Carmel Inn and Suites

3 stars
2.7 / 5 15 reviews

NE 5th & Junipero Map

The Carmel Inn and Suites features twenty rooms and mini suites in a two story inn. There are eight suite on the ground floor and twelve units on the second floor. The upstairs suites are open and... More

Great attempt
Great location, but even with the owners obvious efforts, the property is small, loud and has inadequate parking and no amenities.
Jul 7, 2014
From $319

7 Hyatt Carmel Highlands

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 reviews

120 Highlands Dr Map

Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, a 4-star 48 room property, offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, award-winning dining, and unparalleled service.... More

Great for relaxation
Just outside Carmel. Great place to relax and soak in the views. hospitality was awesome!
Jan 5, 2015
From $99

8 Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea

2 stars
3.7 / 5 23 reviews

Ocean Ave & Torres St. Map

Conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea. Walking distance to nearby shops, restaurants, art galleries, and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf Courses,17 Mile Drive. Aquarium,... More

The hotel is a little gem in carmel. You can literally walk to shopping, restaurants and the beach. There is nothing fancy about this hotel but it has a bit of charm on the outside and is an...
Dec 23, 2014
From $118

9 Wayfarer Inn

3 stars
2.9 / 5 23 reviews


Excellent extended continental breakfast to evening wine tasting hour at the Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a unique and charming inn centrally located in the village of carmel with a short and enchanting... More

Close to restaurants
This is a quaint inn. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They even accepted a delivery to my hotel room while I was out.
May 5, 2014
From $144

10 Carmel Lodge

3 stars
3.4 / 5 13 reviews

San Carlos St & 5th Ave Map

The Most Relaxing In Carmel-By-The-Sea Hotels Surrounded by picturesque Monterey pines, Carmel Lodge is perfect for leisure and business travelers. Two blocks away is the famed Ocean Avenue, where... More

11 Coachman's Inn

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

San Carlos and 7th Map

Centrally located in the picturesque Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Coachman's Inn provides guests with a delightful combination of elegance, charm and serenity within minutes of quaint shops and... More

From $360

12 Carmel Valley Ranch

4 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

One Old Ranch Road Map

Carmel Valley Ranch was reborn in the fall of 2010 reopening after a full renovation of the rooms and public spaces. With the relaunch of the resort as a new style of resort that encourages guest... More

Beautiful hotel
Great hotel, beautiful grounds. Rooms are huge and well-decorated. Would recommend this hotel to anyone celebrating a special occasion.
Apr 22, 2015
From $389

13 L Auberge Carmel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Monte Verde St at 7th Av Map

It was in front of the stunning scenery of Big Sur that Henry Miller said that he learnt to pray. To take the time to meditate in front of the immensity of these cliffs which seem to plunge down... More

Highly Recommended
I just celebrated my 50th birthday at this great hotel and had the best experience. All of the staff were so friendly and very helpful over my 2 night stay. I really appreciated the hand written...
Mar 17, 2014
From $199

14 Tally Ho Inn

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Monte Verde St At Sixth St Map

You will think you are in the English countryside at this tranquil sunny secluded bed-and-breakfast. Flowers are everywhere on the deck on the patio in the lobby. The rooms are spacious and airy... More

Excellent experience
The hotel has an excellent location in the city of Carmel and just a couple of blocks from the ocean. We did not have an ocean view from our room but we had a glimpse just outside. The staff was...
Jul 9, 2014

15 Carmel Village Inn

3 stars
3.1 / 5 12 reviews

Ocean and Junipero Map


Old, not been updated for years. Could hear people moving around in room above. Nice breakfast.
Jun 14, 2014

16 Hofsas House Hotel

2 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

3RD / 4TH Street On San Carlos Map

Hotel Located Within Downtown Carmel., Ocean, shops, and restaurants Situated Nearby., Monterey Airport MRY 7 mi More

Quick weekend stay
Great hotel! Great view of the ocean from the fourth floor rooms. Nice little breakfast in the morning.
Jan 6, 2015

17 Carmel River Inn

2 stars
3.5 / 5 11 reviews

26600 Oliver Road Map

Located at the entrance of the stunning Big Sur coast Carmel River Inn sits amid a pastoral river setting providing guests with a basecamp to the adventurous areas around them and the opportunity... More

Dated and worn.
Room in the hotel was large and roomy. Bathroom is small, with chipped paint and mold around shower and under linoleum. Curtains had multiple holes in it. Had to ask for an iron. The rest of the...
Sep 16, 2014