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Carmel Valley California Hotels & Motels

Find the perfect hotel in Carmel Valley using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Carmel Valley, CA for your upcoming individual or group travel. We provide the best Carmel Valley, California hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Carmel Valley area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Carmel Valley hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Carmel Valley Group Hotel Rates

The Carmel Valley center is about 6 miles south of Laguna Seca Recreation Area and 7 miles south of Laguna Seca Raceway.

Welcome to Carmel Valley, one of Southern California's most affluent suburbs. Whether you want to stay in a hotel near a vineyard or stay in a luxury hotel in the middle of the city, Carmel Valley has just the hotel to meet your needs. More from this guide...

Carmel Valley Hotels & Accommodations

Blue Sky Lodge in Carmel Valley
+1-888-389-4121
10 Flight Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Two-star Rural hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Good pool
  • Cheerful staff
Contenta Inn : 20 Via Contenta
+1-888-675-2083
20 Via Contenta, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Inexpensive Rural hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$109
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Carmel Valley Lodge : 6 Ford Rd.
+1-800-716-8490
6 Ford Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Midscale Resort hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Good management
Hidden Valley Inn
+1-800-805-5223
102 West Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has 25 rooms
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
  • Waffles nice
From$129
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Stonepine Estate Resort - Carmel Valley
+1-888-965-1860
150 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Affordable Resort property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$300
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa - Carmel Valley
+1-888-788-5576
415 West Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Luxury 5 star Resort property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
  • Delicious food
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
From$295
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Carmel Valley Ranch
+1-888-897-9207
1 Old Ranch Rd., Carmel, CA 93923 ~5.32 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Four star Resort hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
From$373
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club : 8205 Valley Greens Dr.
+1-888-311-4278
8205 Valley Greens Dr., Carmel, CA 93923 ~8.31 miles west of Carmel Valley
  • 4-star Resort hotel
  • 18 suites in property
From$149
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Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport in Monterey
+1-888-469-4795
1200 Olmsted Rd., Monterey, CA 93940 ~10.10 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Low Cost property
  • Hotel has 46 rooms
From$100
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Economy Inn Monterey in Seaside
+1-888-734-9421
1131 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 ~10.94 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Approx. half of guests complained about the bathroom
  • No elevator
Magic Carpet Lodge in Seaside
+1-888-841-5292
1875 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 ~10.95 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Two star hotel
  • Most guests complained about the elevator
  • Service is ok
Americas Best Value Inn Seaside South in Seaside
+1-888-455-5160
1141 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 ~10.96 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Two star property
Red Roof Inn & Suites Monterey : 2227 North Fremont St.
+1-888-965-8297
2227 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.02 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • 2-star property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Carmel Mission Inn
+1-888-906-6358
3665 Rio Rd., Carmel, CA 93923 ~11.06 miles west of Carmel Valley
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
  • Medium distance to city centre
  • Comfortable beds
From$99
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Motel 6 Monterey Ca #5 : 2124 North Fremont St. Old Highway 1
+1-888-749-6785
2124 North Fremont St. Old Highway 1, Monterey, CALIFORNIA 93940 ~11.08 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Cheap property
  • Check in time: 3pm
Super 8 by Wyndham Monterey - Monterey
+1-888-878-9982
2120 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.09 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Low Cost Airport hotel
  • Check in: 2:00PM
From$60
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Best Western De Anza Inn - Monterey
+1-888-389-4485
2141 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.12 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Economical Suburban property
  • Hotel has 43 rooms
From$60
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El Castell
+1-888-389-4121
2102 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.16 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • 2 star property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Acceptable minibar
  • About half of guests found the staff to be unfriendly
Ramada Limited Monterey in Monterey
+1-888-675-2083
2058 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.21 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Lots of close eating places
  • Almost all guests thought it was clean
Carmel River Inn
+1-800-716-8490
26600 Oliver Rd., Carmel, CA 93923 ~11.21 miles west of Carmel Valley
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Pool is good
  • Perfectly clean cabin
From$60
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Quality Inn
+1-800-805-5223
2075 North Fremont, Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.23 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Midscale Beach property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Easy check-in
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought the shower was ok
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
+1-888-965-1860
2050 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.23 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Economical Downtown hotel
  • 47 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good budget hotel
  • Distant to city centre, said 57%
From$67
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Econo Lodge Monterey in Monterey
+1-888-788-5576
2042 Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.23 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Two-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • More comfort would be nice
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
Travelodge by Wyndham Monterey Bay
+1-888-897-9207
2030 North Fremont St., Monterey, CA 93940 ~11.25 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Two-star Airport property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay Seaside
+1-888-311-4278
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955 ~11.48 miles northwest of Carmel Valley
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 225 suites
  • About half of guests said rooms were dirty
  • AC needs updating
From$158
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Carmel Valley, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Carmel Valley hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Carmel Valley is a suburb of San Diego and a newer neighborhood, constructed in the 1980s. It is named for the Carmelite Sisters of Mercy, who owned a dairy farm and a monastery in what would later become Carmel Valley. Prior to receiving its current name in the 1990s, the project was referred to as North City West. This location should not be confused with California's other Carmel Valley, located about six hours north, near Monterey.

Today, people choose to live in Carmel Valley because it is a safe and beautiful suburb just outside the heart of San Diego. However, people choose to visit because of the excellent shopping choices and the opportunity to get back into nature with the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. No matter what you plan to do in Carmel Valley, the first and most important step is to find a hotel that is well suited to meet your needs.

What is the best time of year to visit Carmel Valley, CA?

The best time to visit Carmel Valley is during April and May. The temperatures are warm, and there are fewer crowds than during other seasons. Nearby food festivals mean that you can try out various cuisines all in a single day. The hotels are moderately priced during this time, so it is possible to find the perfect hotel room at an affordable rate.

The summer is the busiest time to visit Carmel Valley. It is also the hottest time of year, which makes it the perfect time to participate in outdoor recreation. Despite the hot sun, sometimes the area has a cool ocean breeze, especially at night, so you'll want to pack accordingly. Carmel Valley room rates are most expensive in the summer, and rooms are more likely to sell out. Plan to book your hotel room as soon as you know that you are traveling to the area during the summer so that you have the best choices.

It would be a good idea to travel to Carmel Valley in the fall when the weather is more comfortable and the crowds are relatively small. Sometimes the rainy season starts as early as October, which could make outdoor plans less desirable, but the hotels are less expensive, so it could be a good compromise.

The winters are fairly mild in Carmel Valley. If you are comfortable with relatively cool weather or plan to participate in indoor activities, the winter can be a good time to visit. It is the least expensive time to visit, and getting a good deal on a hotel room is easy.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Carmel Valley, CA. You can use these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective seasons to book in Carmel Valley throughout the year.

What are the best luxury hotels in Carmel Valley, CA?

4 Star Average Prices: $438.70

If you're looking for luxury hotels near Carmel Valley, there are several unique choices. Beach Village at the Del, Curio Collection by Hilton is one of your best options. It is an exclusive group of cottages that are part of the Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island. The rooms are expansive and have upscale amenities such as fireplaces and LCD TVs, and each cottage has access to a private balcony or patio. There is free Wi-Fi across the facility. You can check out the spa or one of the five swimming pools, or if you want to travel, you can rent a bike or catch a ride on the local shuttle. If you want a quiet evening away from the kids, you can drop them off at the babysitting service.

Another beautiful luxury hotel is Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, which is located near Rancho Santa Fe, the San Diego Polo Club, and Torrey Highlands. Each suite or villa has access to a patio and a fireplace. There are TVs in the rooms, complete with cable access and a DVD player, and there is access to high-speed Wi-Fi for a fee. You can spend time at the spa, go to one of the two swimming pools, or there is an outdoor tennis court and sauna. This resort also has a babysitting service so that parents can enjoy a night out.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel Valley

What hotels in Carmel Valley, CA are most affordable?

3 Star Average Prices: $225.89

Finding an affordable hotel in the Carmel Valley area is easier than you might think. Scandia Motel is located within a few miles of major attractions such as Legoland. The motel has a pet-friendly policy for small pets, and each room has free Wi-Fi. Smoking is allowed on the property, but only in designated areas. The motel also has a garden that is open to all guests as a place to relax and unwind.

Bay Inn & Suites SeaWorld is one of the closest places that you can stay to SeaWorld. There are also shopping centers within a short driving distance. Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, and TV with cable channels, and the entire hotel has access to free Wi-Fi. There is a laundry room on site, as well as an outdoor pool. Access to a fitness center is available through a partnership with a local gym, where guests get a discount.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Carmel Valley

2 Star Average Prices: $190.03

What are the best hotels in Carmel Valley, CA that offer discounts?

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money during your Carmel Valley trip by taking advantage of discounts. Super 8, located on Hotel Circle in San Diego's Mission Valley, offers an AAA discount for members on top of its already affordable prices. Other Super 8 locations are near Chula Vista Center and Silver Strand State Beach. The rooms have TVs with cable channels, desks, and coffee makers. In the common areas, you can find another television. There are outdoor pools and free Wi-Fi access across the facilities. A free continental breakfast is available every day. You can also get a free newspaper and send your clothes to the laundry service.

Rodeway Inn Encinitas North also offers an AAA discount. It is located near the San Dieguito Heritage Museum and Scripps Memorial Hospital, and Legoland is only a few miles away. Each room has a fridge, microwave, and TV with satellite channels, as well as a desk if you have work to get done. The entire facility has access to free Wi-Fi. There is also a laundry room on site, and you can take advantage of the free newspapers in the lobby. Smoking is allowed, but only in designated smoking areas.

What value hotels are in the Carmel Valley, CA area?

The area around Carmel Valley has many mid-range hotels that offer plenty of value for your money. Pacific Inn & Suites is located near the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Little Italy, and the B Street Cruise Terminal. The rooms have pillowtop beds as well as free Wi-Fi across the facility. TVs in each room have access to cable channels. There is an outdoor pool that offers a beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and waterfront from the terrace.

The Dana on Mission Bay is close to the University of California San Diego and Mission Bay Park. Each room has a refrigerator and a microwave. You'll also have a flat-screen TV with satellite programming, and you can listen to your music through the MP3 docking station. The rooms also have a phone, a safe, and a coffee maker. Two outdoor pools are on site, and there is a fitness center as well. The hotel has room service, or you can go to the poolside bar. If you are traveling on business, there is a computer station, meeting room, and conference center.

What are the top Carmel Valley, CA destinations?

Wherever you'd like to stay in Carmel Valley, you'll be able to easily access all of the area's best destinations. One of the closest and most worth exploring is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, located near the Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. It is 2,000 acres of protected coastal land that has remained undeveloped. There are many desirable hiking trails to explore, and you can often see wild animals, including raccoons, bobcats, and coyotes. Perhaps most importantly, this state reserve is one of only two locations in the world where you can find the extremely rare and endangered Torrey Pine.

If you love wine, consider traveling to nearby San Diego, which has a large number of wine tasting rooms. You can try a wide range of available varieties and try to decide which one is your favorite. At many of the tasting rooms, you can buy a case of any wine you enjoy. Some of the wine tasting rooms offer tours. Some of the most popular San Diego wineries include Bernardo Winery, Blue Door Urban Winery, and Gianni Buonomo Vintners.

Exploring Carmel Valley is a pleasure. Between the fun shopping areas, nature reserves, wineries, and access to San Diego, there isn't much not to love. Whether you want to stay in a beautiful and modern luxury hotel, a quaint independent inn, or an affordable family accommodation, you can find the perfect hotel to match your needs.

FAQs about hotels in Carmel Valley

What are the best rated hotels in Carmel Valley?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Stonepine Estate Resort and Carmel Valley Ranch are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Carmel Valley?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley Ranch and Quail Lodge & Golf Club are the top 3 luxury hotels near Carmel Valley city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Carmel Valley?

Blue Sky Lodge, Contenta Inn, and Carmel Valley Lodge are the properties closest to Carmel Valley city center.

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

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Carmel Valley can be as cheap as $190.03 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

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

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Carmel Valley has been $225.89 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Carmel Valley cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Carmel Valley has been $438.70 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the best independent hotels in Carmel Valley?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Stonepine Estate Resort and Carmel Valley Ranch are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

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

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

What are the best Best Western hotels in Carmel Valley?

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

Recent traveler reviews of Carmel Valley, CA

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

"Love it"
Score 5.0 / 5

Weather and wine tasting

Donna G., from 09-Oct-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Carmel Valley, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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