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Ocean & Sunset view  retreat with hot tub
Great for families
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4.9/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, games and toys, washer and dryer
Ocean view paradise

"This was a girl’s weekend getaway trip. I agree with another reviewer that the online pictures do not do the property justice. The ocean views are incredible! The homeowner was there to welcome us and even made us a fire the first night. If you’re looking for a peaceful base to relax and take in ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2020

Ocean & Sunset view retreat with hot tub
Edgemere Cottages
Great for families
3 out of 5
San Antonio Btw 13th and Santa Lucia, Carmel, CA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Peachfull

"It was located within walking distance to downtown Carmel and Mission Ranch. We walked both. Gretchen and Doug were very gracious and our cottage was amazing. We plan to return.. Ed and Dolores Sherry"…"

Reviewed on 18 May 2019

Edgemere Cottages
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Great for families
5 out of 5
8205 VALLEY GREENS DRIVE, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £178 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.6/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Quail Lodge was beautiful. Our rooms were very comfortable and the grounds were stunning. Covid restrictions made the food situation a little challenging. It would have been nice if the front desk did a better job at check in to let us know how and where to get food easily. Golf staff was AMAZING! ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2021

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
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Wayside Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £152 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.5/5Wonderful! (788 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"We liked the fireplace and jet tub.it would have been way better if they offered breakfast but we understand the whole covid thing going so it was fine."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2021

Wayside Inn
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Great for families
4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £276 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
4.5/5Wonderful! (736 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, kids' club, playground, babysitting
Travellers say...

"The staff was wonderful. We were very well taken care of and never had any complaints."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2021

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Carmel Bay View Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA
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The price is £83 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"We enjoyed our stay in Carmel. The motel was close to shopping and restaurants. It does get cold in the evenings, so be sure to bring a jacket."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2021

Carmel Bay View Inn
Normandy Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
The price is £99 per night from 18 Mar to 19 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (809 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach
Travellers say...

"We love staying at the Normandy Inn or Cottages! Super location to shops and restaurants and a block to the most gorgeous beach. Always a pleasant stay with comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2021

Normandy Inn
La Playa Carmel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
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The price is £223 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"Very close to the beach and the main street for dinner and shopping. Great neighborhood to walk in. Pool was heated. Grounds are beautiful with lots of places to sit and relax. Outside dining had ample heat lamps. Hotel was set up to deal with Covid protocols. Breakfast and dinner was very good! ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

La Playa Carmel
Candle Light Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Ave., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £158 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.4/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Great comfy place to sta, very clean and sanitized."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2021

Candle Light Inn
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel, CA
The price is £137 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.4/5Excellent! (698 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Staying at Coachman was cozy and everything was clean and super friendly staff. The location right in the heart of downtown Carmel is awesome. Hot breakfast delivered in the morning and cheese & crackers at check was super nice touch!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £151 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.3/5Excellent! (764 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Nice place for a high rent area. Wish it had a refrigerator, since I had an excellent dinner with leftovers at I’l Fornaio that had to be trashed, because I couldn’t put it in a refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2021

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Svendsgaard's Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos St And 4th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £114 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Very serene and peaceful. Enjoyed the pool (even if it didn't get much sun)."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2021

Svendsgaard's Inn
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Great for families
4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £240 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.3/5Excellent! (396 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, bike rentals, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"Amazing hotel with great ocean views. Very clean, and everyone wore masks."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2021

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Adobe Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Dolores and Eighth, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £125 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.2/5Excellent! (363 reviews)
Families like: pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"No daily cleaning due to Covid-19, and daily cleaning is the best part of staying in a hotel! Too bad for me. However, nice staff and nice front desk people. Loved the fireplace in the room. It was a little cold outside and couldn't eat inside restaurants so it was great to eat in our room with a ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Adobe Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.2/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Staff was great, rooms large and clean, lots of construction."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2021

Carmel Mission Inn
Hofsas House Hotel
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 3rd & 4th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.2/5Very Good! (386 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Great friendly staff, nice room, loved the walk-in shower! Only thing missing was a tub, but we were fine without it. Easy walk to downtown Carmel. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Hofsas House Hotel
Pine Inn
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
4.1/5Very Good! (590 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"The Pine Inn is ideally located to enjoy the town in Carmel. You can’t beat the convenience of having restaurants, galleries and shops right outside the door. Beds are comfortable. Decor is quaint. Great historical photos of Carmel in the halls. I love staying here."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2021

Pine Inn
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £117 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar
4.1/5Very Good! (328 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Just stepping onto the property makes you feel like you stepped into a fairytale! I’ve stayed in a few hotels in Carmel but this is by-far my favorite because it really encapsulates the Carmel spirit with the beautiful oak trees, the cobblestone pathways, and the friendly, helpful staff! Overall, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Carmel Resort Inn
Great for families
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
3.8/5Good! (635 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Lower than average cost and condition of interiors for Carmel. Proximity to downtown shopping is a plus. Poor insulation in the bathroom and dated interiors are a minus. Decent value overall for what you pay vs other properties closer to downtown. Keep expectations low and you won't be ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

Carmel Resort Inn
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
Great for families
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar
3.2/5 (981 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Cute, clean and quaint hotel!

"Room was cute and clean with a fireplace. The staff were friendly and helpful . Walk to the beach and shops. It was a great experience!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2020

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
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Where should we stay in Carmel?

The destination of Carmel is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with your children. The beaches, art scene and cafes are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Arrange a flight into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), which is the closest airport, or Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city centre. Carmel has 38 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where to stay.

Holidaying families have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Pine Inn: Offers a restaurant, free parking and babysitting services. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3.5-star hotel.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club – Features an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants and free parking. The overall comfort and helpful staff make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

Normandy Inn – Offers an outdoor pool, free parking and free breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast – Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free valet parking. The breakfast options and helpful staff make this 4-star resort popular with guests.

Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café – Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the clean rooms and quiet location at this 3.5-star hotel.

When should we visit Carmel?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Carmel.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August and July, with an average temperature of 20°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and March, with an average temperature of 7°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April and November, with an average rainfall of 33.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December and March, with an average rainfall of 96.25 inches

What should we see and do in Carmel?

While you are holidaying in Carmel, you and the family may want to see some interesting spots such as Carmel Plaza and Sunset Center. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as Carmel Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve and Bixby Bridge.

Carmel is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Art

Frequently asked questions

What's Carmel like for family-friendly holidays?
The destination of Carmel is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the children. The beaches and art scene are just a couple of things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Take to the air and fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), which is the closest airport, or Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is located 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Carmel?
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free breakfast. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast and Clarion Collection.
How many hotels that welcome families will I be able to find in Carmel?
Expedia has 42 hotels in Carmel that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Carmel?
The hottest months are usually September and October, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 11°C. Average annual precipitation for Carmel is 525 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Carmel?
While you are visiting Carmel, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Sunset Center. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

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