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Briarwood Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos St. between 4th & 5th, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
0.17 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (274 reviews)

"I couldn't possibly have enjoyed my stay more at the Briarwood, just a lovely experience and my room, the Dickens, was enormous, clean & furnished very charmingly. Nice and quiet, I also loved the balcony, the very useful wet bar/kitchen area, bed was super comfy and while I liked having a dedicated ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2020

Briarwood Inn
Carmel Fireplace Inn
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 4th & 5th, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £99 per night from 10 Dec to 11 Dec
0.18 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (316 reviews)

"walking distance to shops and restaurants. Nice room. Would have liked a microwave."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Carmel Fireplace Inn
Monte Verde Inn
3.5 out of 5
Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA
The price is £108 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
0.15 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (333 reviews)

"Lovely cozy pet friendly accommodations close to great restaurants and the beach. If I owned the place I'd give the front desk guy, Randy, a raise. He's very professional, and advised us of all of the local places to eat etc. The family had a great time."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Monte Verde Inn
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Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £109 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
0.21 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (312 reviews)

"Great location. Friendly staff. Excellent breakfast included!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2020

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Clarion Collection
2.5 out of 5
NE 5th & Mission, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £74 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
0.14 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (763 reviews)

"Great location and close to great restaurants. Staff wasnt the friendliest."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Clarion Collection
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £124 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
0.65 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (744 reviews)

"This is an amazing property. A great taste of Carmel and a block from the beach"…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2020

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
2.5 out of 5
NW corner of San Carlos St & 5th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £75 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.15 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (708 reviews)

"The lodge is much closer to the Carmel by the Sea area than I expected, which was great! The staff is friendly and the room was comfortable. I'll stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £342 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
6.83 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (721 reviews)

"My family and I had an amazing time. The grounds are beautiful, the service was top notch, the food at the restaurant was great. All in all we were delighted with the ranch."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.23 mi from city centre
3.2/5 (980 reviews)

"This marvelous hotel and the owners are my SOUL family ... this is my home away from home and I AM deeply honored to experience this spiritual delightful magic and love here — I have been coming here for the past 2 months and LOVE every moment ... also the owners are the true locals of ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
The price is £203 per night from 3 Jan to 4 Jan
3.77 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (363 reviews)

"Ocean view was amazing especially at sunset. Due to Covid restaurant and lounge was closed but pool was open"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £87 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
0.17 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (766 reviews)

"It was a lovely inn. Felt very homey and clean. Staff was wonderful. I would for sure stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

Normandy Inn
Carmel Resort Inn
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £66 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
0.53 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (593 reviews)

"Great place for a reasonably priced get away in Carmel. Place was clean, parking directly outside our cottage, and located 2 minutes from downtown. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Carmel Resort Inn
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel, CA
The price is £133 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
0.13 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (663 reviews)

"Great location. Welcome mini cheese plate & wine. Breakfast delivered to our room."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Tradewinds Carmel
3.5 out of 5
Mission Street at Third Avenue, Carmel, CA
The price is £165 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.29 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (298 reviews)

"The property is nice with beautiful landscaping. It could use a jacuzzi."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Tradewinds Carmel
Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
24815 Carpenter St, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
0.64 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (371 reviews)

"Very convenient location ..we walk To ocean ave. Parking on site. Easy to get to highway 1. Reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2020

Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave & Torres St, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.15 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (388 reviews)

"Nice room and convenient, but u have to request to have ur room in the upper floor , if u r in ground floor u can hear the noise and snore from upper room . Overall love the place , next time I will request upper room . Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2020

Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Wayside Inn
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £156 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
0.1 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (760 reviews)

"Perfect location to walk to shops and restaurants and to walk down the hill to the beach too!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Wayside Inn
The Hideaway
3.5 out of 5
Junipero St & 8th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £168 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
0.18 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)

"Great location, beautiful & quaint. Very comfortable & stylish rooms."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

The Hideaway
Carmel Lodge
3 out of 5
San Carlos St at 5th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £101 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.15 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (980 reviews)

"Amazing place to stay. Near all the restaurants, and excellent customer service and maid staff!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Carmel Lodge
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £178 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
0.3 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)

"The room we were in first was very small but we were upgraded to another room two days later at no additional charge that was larger and more comfortable. The hotel is a very historic hotel and therefore does not have elevators or air conditioning. That was not a problem for us as the temperature ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

La Playa Carmel
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Where to stay in Carmel

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Visiting 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 Point Lobos State Reserve.

  • You'll find 457 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Monterey
  • The closest major airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), 18.6 mi (29.9 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Carmel

Well known for its art scene, the city's cultural venues include Sunset Center, Golden Bough Playhouse and Forest Theater Guild. The city is notable for landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Bixby Bridge and Carmel Mission Basilica. The the sea and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Carmel Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel River State Beach.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Pebble Beach Golf Links, 1.9 mi/3 km from the city centre, and Lone Cypress Pine, which is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Dressing for Carmel

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 16°C during the day and 6°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 19°C, whilst the average at night is 8°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 21°C with night-time averages of 11°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 21°C and night-time averages of 6°C
  • About 520 millimetres of rain falls on Carmel each year
  • Usually September and October are the hottest months with an average of 20°C, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 7°C

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 Carriage House Inn.
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, Carmel Inn And Suites is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Hofsas House Hotel and Carmel Mission Inn.
What's the best place to stay for families in Carmel?
Carmel Mission Inn is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include Quail Lodge & Golf Club and Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. 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?
Carmel Fireplace Inn is a favourite B&B for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Carriage House Inn and Adobe Inn.
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 Quail Lodge & Golf Club.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Carmel?
Carmel Bay View Inn is a top beach hotel offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi, located within a short 11-minute walk of Carmel Beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Normandy Inn and Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea.
What's the best high-end hotel in Carmel?
L Auberge Carmel is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Quail Lodge & Golf Club and Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Carmel?
Hotel Carmel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 30 guestrooms, a bar and free parking. Tradewinds Carmel and Carmel Bay View Inn are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What are some hotels with pools in Carmel?
Carmel Mission Inn is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices that feature an on-site pool include Quail Lodge & Golf Club and Svendsgaard’s Inn.

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