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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 River Inn in Carmel
26600 Oliver Rd., Carmel, CA 93923
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Almost all guests were disappointed with the minibar
Carmel Mission Inn
3665 Rio Rd., Carmel, CA 93923
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Professional service
  • Clean bathroom
Adobe Inn - Carmel
Eighth & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921
  • 4-star Beach property
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
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Wayside Inn in Monterey
7th Ave. & Mission, Monterey, CA 93921 ~0.71 miles north of Carmel
  • 3 star property
  • 22 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Cypress Inn in Carmel
Ne Corner of Lincoln & 7th Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 44 rooms
Sandpiper Inn Carmel
2408 Bay View Ave., Carmel, CA 93923
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • 4 suites in property
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Comfort Inn Carmel by The Sea : Ocean Ave. & Torres St.
Ocean Ave. & Torres St., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Two star hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00
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La Playa Carmel - Carmel
Camino Real at 8th Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
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Carmel Bay View Inn
Junipero Between 5th & 6th, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • 59 rooms in property
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Tally Ho Inn
Monte Verde St. at 6th St., Carmel, CA 93921
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 12 rooms
  • Great room
  • Disappointing internet connection
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Clarion Collection
Ne 5th & Mission, Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921 ~0.92 miles north of Carmel
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Carmel Lodge - Carmel
San Carlos & 5th Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
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Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge - Carmel-By-The-Sea
5th & San Carlos St., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 94539 ~0.96 miles north of Carmel
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 suites
Tradewinds Carmel
Mission St. & 3rd Ave., Carmel, CA 93921
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Peaceful surroundings
  • Average sized rooms
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Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites : 24815 Carpenter
24815 Carpenter, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 5 suites
  • Clean facility
  • Furniture needs more attention
Casa Palmero
1518 Cypress Dr., Pebble Beach, CA 93953 ~2.37 miles northwest of Carmel
  • Luxury Five Star Resort property
  • 6 meeting rooms in hotel
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Red Lion Hotel Monterey in Monterey
1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 94530 ~2.77 miles north of Carmel
  • Inexpensive property
  • 80 rooms in hotel
Red Lion Hotel Monterey
1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.80 miles north of Carmel
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00
  • No continental breakfast
  • Good restaurant service
Mariposa Inn & Suites
1386 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.86 miles north of Carmel
  • Affordable hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Very noisy toilet
  • Fair breakfast prices
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Rodeway Inn : 1374 Munras Ave.
1374 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~2.91 miles north of Carmel
  • 2 star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 2.00PM
Super 8 Monterey / Carmel
1300 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.03 miles north of Carmel
  • Cheap Beach property
  • Check in time: 03:00 PM
  • Relatively new rooms
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Days Inn Monterey Fisherman`s Wharf Aquarium in Monterey
1288 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.07 miles north of Carmel
  • 2 star hotel
The Inn at 1252 Monterey : 1252 Munras Ave.
1252 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.13 miles north of Carmel
  • Low-priced Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Ordinary amenities
  • No steps as my wife
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Hyatt Carmel Highlands in Carmel
120 Highlands Dr., Carmel, CA 93923
  • Expensive Oceanfront hotel
  • 6 conference rooms in property
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Motel 6
1240 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940 ~3.20 miles north of Carmel
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • Check in: 3.00 PM
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Carmel Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Carmel, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Carmel hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $372.95

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.

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Carmel, California

3 Star Average Prices: $204.72

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: $158.38

2 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel

Best Hotel Discount Options in Carmel, California

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.

FAQs about hotels in Carmel

What are the top reviewed hotels in Carmel?

Wayside Inn, Sandpiper Inn Carmel and La Playa Carmel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Carmel?

Casa Palmero, The Lodge at Pebble Beach and Adobe Inn are the top 3 luxury hotels near Carmel city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Carmel?

Carmel River Inn, Carmel Mission Inn, and Adobe Inn are the properties closest to Carmel city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Carmel cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Carmel can be as cheap as $158.38 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Carmel cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Carmel has been $204.72 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Carmel cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Carmel has been $372.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Carmel?

Wayside Inn, Sandpiper Inn Carmel and La Playa Carmel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Carmel?

Comfort Inn Carmel by The Sea, Comfort Inn Monterey Bay and Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Carmel?

Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge, Best Western Park Crest Inn and Best Western Plus Monterey Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What did travelers think of the city of Carmel?

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

"Very Good"
Score 5.0 / 5

What did I like? What's not to like? It is truly one of the most charming towns I have ever been in and it rivals places in Europe. The problem is it is surrounded by the most ghastly urban nightmare I have ever experienced. I am Canadian and I doubt I will ever see the inside of California again.

Patti A., from 03-Nov-2019
"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 2 reviews
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