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10 Best Hotels in Carmel

Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
The price is AU$201 per night
2.14 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (2,019 reviews)

"Everything was good. I didn’t like There wasn’t enough toilet paper"…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café
Hotel Carmel
3.5 out of 5
Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA
The price is AU$347 per night
0.37 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (413 reviews)

"Gorgeous property in the mirror of the cutest little town! Walkable to the most amazing restaurants and coffee shops! We will be back again for sure!!"…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Hotel Carmel
Carmel Resort Inn
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$133 per night
0.86 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (510 reviews)

"Very Clean, good location, attractive property. Could use a vent fan in bathroom, hooks or rods to hang towels/clothes in bathroom, new hairdryer and coffeemaker that would serve 2 cups without overflowing."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Carmel Resort Inn
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
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The price is AU$185 per night
0.28 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (654 reviews)

"The location was great and the architectural appeal and well kept grounds"…"

Reviewed on 10 May 2020

Normandy Inn
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$113 per night
0.38 km from city centre
3.2/5 (1,608 reviews)

"Great location! Check in/ check out process was seamless given the times and we would defiantly come back!"…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
The price is AU$542 per night
0.48 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (911 reviews)

"Beautiful place close to town and beach. Grounds well kept and breakfast fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

La Playa Carmel
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
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11 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (703 reviews)

"The room was amazing, and so was the room service!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb. 2020

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
The Hideaway
3.5 out of 5
Junipero St & 8th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$298 per night
0.29 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (130 reviews)

"We loved the Hideaway! It was perfect for our 5 girl road stop. We wished we had booked in for more than 1 night."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

The Hideaway
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
The price is AU$434 per night
6.07 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (330 reviews)

"Beautiful ocean views from our room and restaurant! The food is fresh and delicious."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
4 out of 5
The price is AU$340 per night
6.82 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,283 reviews)

"Wonderful service and beautiful bedroom and grounds."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
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Accommodation in Carmel

Known for being walkable and family-friendly, the Carmel neighbourhood offers many convenient options for restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood's friendly people and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities. The sea and beaches showcase the area's natural beauty. Carmel has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Carmel.

Sightseeing around Carmel

The local aquarium will impress, as will other attractions. Sights like Golden Bough Playhouse, Sunset Center, and Forest Theater Guild offer insight into the local culture. Carmel Mission Basilica, Tor House, and Larkin House are some local landmarks. Hours of family fun are waiting at MY Museum Monterey County Youth Museum, Dennis the Menace Park, and Steinbeck's Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum.

Golfing, shopping, and diving are a few popular activities in the area. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Carmel Beach, Carmel City Beach, and Carmel River State Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Lone Cypress Pine, Don Dahvee Park, or Point Lobos State Reserve. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Carmel Plaza, The Barnyard, and Del Monte Shopping Center. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Galante Vineyards, Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room, and Wrath Winery.

A few of the most popular sights in the area include Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and California State University Monterey Bay. Cherry Center for the Arts, Smallsea, A Metropolis in Miniature, and Pebble Beach Golf Links are other top spots to see.

Getting around Carmel

Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.

The closest major airport is Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 7.8 km (4.8 miles) from Carmel.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Carmel?
The Vagabond’s House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It is located a short 12-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Other top choices based on reviews include Tradewinds Carmel and The Getaway.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Carmel, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Carmel.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Carmel?
Based on reviews, La Playa Carmel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea and Svendsgaard’s Inn.
What's the best place to stay for families in Carmel?
Quail Lodge & Golf Club is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other choices for your stay with the children include Candle Light Inn and Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast. Also, attractions in the area such as Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday in Carmel?
Adobe Inn is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room fireplaces and free WiFi. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and La Playa Carmel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Carmel?
Cypress Inn is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Carmel Lodge and Hofsas House Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Carmel?
The Vagabond’s House is a top beach hotel with a seasonal outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Hofsas House Hotel and Carmel Wayfarer Inn. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Carmel Beach or Carmel River State Beach.
What's the best high-end hotel in Carmel?
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a 4-star resort with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Carmel?
Candle Light Inn is a favourite 3-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free parking and free WiFi. La Playa Carmel and Cypress Inn are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What is the best spa hotel in Carmel?
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a top spa hotel featuring 3 pools, a golf course, a fitness centre and tennis courts. Spend an afternoon at Spa Aiyana where you’ll find facials, body scrubs, and hydrotherapy and more. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in Carmel include Ocean & Sunset View Retreat With hot tub and Coachman’s Inn, A Four Sisters Inn.
What's it like to stay in Carmel?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Carmel, and visitors give high marks for the seaside and shopping. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its art. Top sights in the city include Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive and Carmel Mission Basilica. In Carmel, there are 184 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Carmel?
Cultural venues include Sunset Center, Golden Bough Playhouse and Forest Theater Guild. Landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Carmel Mission Basilica and Bixby Bridge might be worth a visit. The seaside and sunsets highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Carmel Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel River State Beach.

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