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Carmel California Hotels & Motels

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The Carmel center is about the area of Carmel Mission and the area of The Crossroads Carmel.

When you want to plan a relaxing vacation on the coast, you can't do much better than Carmel. This charming coastal village is one of the most unique towns in the entire state. There are no street numbers on Carmel homes or businesses, high heels are illegal, and Clint Eastwood once served as mayor here. If that's not enough to convince you to book a Carmel vacation, the abundance of cozy Carmel hotels should do the trick. More from this guide...

Carmel Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Carmel Mission Inn - Carmel
+1-888-690-5281
3665 Rio Rd., Carmel, CA 93923
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Close to Starbucks
  • Comfortable beds
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Carmel River Inn - Carmel 26600 Oliver Rd., Carmel, CA 93923
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • 40 rooms in property
From$106
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Colonial Terrace 13th & San Antonio, Carmel, CA 93921
  • 3 star Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
From$269
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Adobe Inn in Carmel Eighth & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$249
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Carmel Resort Inn : Carpenter Ave. Between 1st & 2nd
+1-888-305-3366
Carpenter Ave. Between 1st & 2nd, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Cheap hotel
  • 31 rooms in hotel
Cypress Inn - Carmel Ne Corner of Lincoln & 7th Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 44 rooms in hotel
La Playa Carmel in Carmel
+1-888-283-3404
Camino Real at 8th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • High end Downtown property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$169
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Green Lantern Inn 7th & Casanova, Carmel, CA 93921
  • High end property
  • 17 rooms in hotel
Best Western Plus Carmel Bay in Carmel
+1-888-690-5281
Junipero Between 5th & 6th, Carmel, CA 93921
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Friendly service
  • Minibar can be a problem
From$80
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Tally Ho Inn in Carmel
+1-800-230-4134
Monte Verde St. at 6th St., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Breakfast is good
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
From$299
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Carmel Lodge - Carmel San Carlos & 5th Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00PM
Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
+1-888-690-5247
Nw Corner of San Carlos St. & 5th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Low priced Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Bathroom could be optimized
  • Near city centre
Tradewinds Carmel
+1-888-305-3366
Mission St. & 3rd Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Fantastic service
  • Great location
From$195
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites - Carmel
+1-800-881-1523
24815 Carpenter, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • The majority of guests thought the hotel was luxurious
  • Easily accessible by car, said 70%
From$59
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Casa Palmero 1518 Cypress Dr., Pebble Beach, CA 93953 ~2.37 miles northwest of Carmel
  • Luxurious 5 Star Resort property
  • Shuttle from airport available
From$400
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Bay Park Hotel in Monterey 1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.80 miles north of Carmel
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Close to a great mall
  • Bathroom is ok
Mariposa Inn & Suites 1386 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.86 miles north of Carmel
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 20 suites in hotel
  • Not the best view
  • No connectivity
From$99
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Knights Inn Carmel Hill 1374 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.91 miles north of Carmel
  • Economy Downtown hotel
  • 2 suites in property
  • The fault of the network
  • Amenities are not the best
Super 8 Monterey / Carmel : 1300 Munras Ave.
+1-800-997-5148
1300 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.03 miles north of Carmel
  • 2 star Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Staff is professional and attentive
  • Good service
From$59
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Comfort Inn Monterey by The Sea - Monterey
+1-888-690-5247
1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.13 miles north of Carmel
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 67 rooms
  • Internet works
  • Affordable parking
Motel 6 1240 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.20 miles north of Carmel
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Monterey Surf Inn
+1-800-881-1523
1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.21 miles north of Carmel
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Check in time: 2:00am
  • Comfortable beds
  • The majority of guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
Hyatt Carmel Highlands 120 Highlands Dr., Carmel, CA 93923
  • Four-star Oceanfront property
  • 48 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$299
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Americas Best Value Presidents Inn Monterey - Monterey
+1-800-997-5149
1150 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.32 miles north of Carmel
  • Two star Convention Center hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Pool is good
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
Best Western Park Crest Inn : 1100 Munras Ave.
+1-888-690-5281
1100 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.36 miles north of Carmel
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • Free breakfast
  • Plenty of parking
  • Bathroom could be optimized
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Best Time to Visit Carmel, California

Carmel's Mediterranean climate makes weather extremely consistent here. The temperature rarely dips below 55 or exceeds 70 degrees, so you're almost guaranteed not to shiver or sweat. However, unlike most areas of the world, fall offers the most glorious weather here. Showers might interrupt your vacation if you visit in summer, spring, or winter, but the sun shines nearly every day between September and November.

Summers might boast warmer temperatures, but the heavy fog can make mornings less than ideal for a stroll along the beach or a few hours of sightseeing. However, the fog burns off by noon on most days, so you won't ruin your entire vacation if you plan your visit in July or August.

If you're hoping to visit Carmel on the cheap, you might consider a winter visit. You'll spend less money on lodging and transportation, and fewer crowds will get in the way of dining and entertainment. Just remember to pack a slicker and a hat to protect yourself from the frequent showers. You might also want to bring light layers so you can adjust your wardrobe to suit the temperature and humidity.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Carmel, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Carmel

Carmel by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Carmel, CA. You can use these illustrations to determine the best time to make a reservation in Carmel for upcoming travels.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Carmel, California

4 Star Average Prices: $243.37

Sometimes, a vacation doesn't seem worth the effort unless you can spend it in luxury. Fortunately, Carmel offers several high-end hotels from which to choose, many of which sit right on the beach.

Start with La Playa Carmel, which frequently finds itself on best-of lists for hospitality businesses in Monterey County. The Mediterranean-style building was built in 1905 for a member of the Ghirardelli family, but it eventually became a boutique hotel. Its guest rooms feature a mix of coastal and modern decor, with lots of rich textures and pops of cheerful color. You'll enjoy looking out the window at the beach beyond and snuggling in front of the flat-screen television.

There's a pool, a bar, and a restaurant on-site. In the morning, consider joining the other guests for a champagne breakfast in the library. Wine-tasting events often take place on the property, and you can order food at the hotel, then take it to the beach for a waterfront picnic. You'll love strolling the grounds, which resemble an English garden, and lounging by the pool with the latest bestselling novel. Rates start at about $500 per night.

Alternatively, book your Carmel vacation at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Big Sur. You'll pay around $530 per night to stay in luxuriously appointed rooms with sweeping views of the ocean and Hyatt Grand Beds. Other in-room amenities include plush robes, hair dryers, flat-screen televisions with cable and DVD players, iPod docking stations, and high-end toiletries. There's an award-winning restaurant on-site as well as an upscale spa.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Carmel, California

3 Star Average Prices: $199.33

Hotel rooms in Carmel can get pricey, but you'll find a few low-cost options to help you balance the vacation budget if you stay in nearby communities like Monterey and Seaside. Both towns are fewer than seven miles from Carmel, so you won't sacrifice too much to gain a reduced hotel rate.

For instance, rooms at the Rodeway Inn Monterey cost between $50 and $60 per night, depending on the season. It's a small, one-story venue with charming blue guest room doors and early check-in at 2 p.m. It's light on amenities, but the rooms are clean and spacious. Plus, it's not far from the Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and Pebble Beach, and it has earned favorable ratings from previous visitors.

In your Rodeway Inn Monterey room, you'll get a single king bed or two queens, a flat-screen or tube television, a telephone, and a small dinette table with two chairs. The hotel won't win any awards for design, but the comfortable mattresses and convenient bureau drawers will make your stay brighter. On-site, you'll find a guest-use fax machine and a coffee center for your morning jolt of caffeine.

The Americas Best Value Inn-Seaside North is another affordable option, this one located in Seaside. You'll pay just $65 for a room at this budget-friendly venue, which has 24 guest rooms on two levels. While it's not the most attractive hotel in the world, you'll enjoy amenities like free HBO and cable television, free wireless internet access, a mini fridge and microwave in the room, and wake-up service. Plus, you can walk to several fast food restaurants from this hotel, including Quizno's and Pizza Hut. You can check in at 1 p.m., and there's a guest-use fax machine in the lobby. If you're a Vantage Rewards member, you can save up to 15 percent on your bill.

Travelers who want to stay in Carmel can choose the least expensive option within the city limits. The Carmel Village Inn's rates range from $90 to around $180, depending on the season. It's a small, quaint hotel with two levels and a charming wooden sign. You can choose from double-queen and single-king rooms, depending on whom you're traveling with, and each guest room comes with amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, coffeemaker, and free wireless internet access.

You can also reserve a room with a microwave or a fireplace. Generous bathrooms, traditional decor, and interesting architectural details characterize this venue. There aren't any community amenities, but you'll find yourself close to all of the Carmel attractions, so you might not want to spend much time in your hotel room, anyway.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel

2 Star Average Prices: $149.44

2 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel

Carmel, CA Hotels with Discounts

If you're hoping to secure excellent rates at Carmel hotels, consider booking your stay early or during the winter off-season. The Best Western Plus Carmel Bay, the La Playa Carmel, and the Colonial Terrace each offer discounts for AAA members, while the Tally Ho Inn issues discounts for government workers as well as military service members.

Best Value Hotel Options in Carmel, California

Bargain hunters can find several reasonably priced hotels in Carmel that pack in plenty of amenities. You'll have to spend more than you would at the more affordable hotels in Monterey and Seaside, but you'll get to stay in Carmel, and you'll have access to more upscale perks.

The Carmel Mission Inn is a prime example. Rooms at this unique venue cost around $160 per night, though you have your choice of several room sizes and configurations. Each room comes with a personal safe, iPod docking station, refrigerator, hair dryer, 37-inch flat-screen television, and coffeemaker. You'll love the modern furniture and artwork, and the magnificent views from your balcony will tempt you into staying at the hotel instead of exploring gorgeous Carmel.

Enjoy at least one meal and a cocktail at the Fuse Lounge, an upscale, elegant restaurant with an impressive menu. The hotel offers electric-vehicle charging stations, a heated pool and spa, massage services, private gardens, and convenient room service. There's also an on-site fitness center if you feel like working up a sweat.

The Colonial Terrace is another high-value hotel option in Carmel. You'll pay around $170 per night for a room at this quaint Colonial venue, which offers all the bed-and-breakfast perks you've grown to love. You can choose from several guest rooms and suites, each of which comes with a flat-screen television, free wireless internet access, refrigerators, coffee makers, and hair dryers. Some also feature fireplaces and full kitchenettes.

Head to the reception area for a free continental breakfast every morning. The Colonial Terrace also offers afternoon refreshments at 4 p.m., and there's a gorgeous patio where you can read a book, chat with fellow travelers, or enjoy the surrounding gardens. The courteous staff will help you find your way around Carmel and supply you with extra towels and anything else you need during your stay.

How to Find Your Way Around Carmel, California

Since there are no street numbers, you have to get creative when navigating through Carmel. Locals often give directions using landmarks and detailed descriptions, and if you stay in town long enough, you'll start to do the same.

You can rent a car in Carmel, which works best if you plan to visit other cities in the area. There are also several limousine and town car services if you prefer to travel in style. When you get to your hotel, check with the front desk or concierge to learn more about navigating the somewhat confusing streets in Carmel.

When it comes to California destinations, it doesn't get more beautiful or peaceful than Carmel. Choose one of the above hotels and book your room today. Use Carmel as your final destination or as one stop on a tour of the California coast.

What did travelers think of the city of Carmel?

Below are reviews of the city of Carmel, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"The best beach city in California."
Score 5.0 / 5

Casanova restaurant is the best. We also love the Carmel Bakery, and enjoy casual dinner at the Hog's Breath Inn. The city is so dog friendly! I loved seeing dogs in restaurants all over town, and in hotels as well. The shops were great, including something for everyone - amazing cowboy boots, art, gifts, even Christmas ornaments. A very welcoming town with a friendly, beachy vibe that is hard to beat.

Lisa H., from 16-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Carmel, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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