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Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Hyatt Carmel Highlands

120 Highland Dr, Carmel 93923

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (145 reviews)

Located in Carmel Highlands, this resort is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Gravity Garden and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Point Lobos State Reserv …

£308
Carmel River Inn
Carmel River Inn

26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel 93923

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (876 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Smallsea, A Metropolis in Miniature and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from …

£93
Monte Verde Inn
Monte Verde Inn

Monte Verde Street, Carmel 93921

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (52 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Bough Playhouse and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf …

£129
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn

San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel 93921

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (308 reviews)

Located in the heart of Carmel, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room and Carmel Beach. …

£140
Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea
Clarion Collection Carmel By The Sea

NE 5th & Mission, Carmel 93921

2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (499 reviews)

Situated in Carmel, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf …

£60
The Vagabond's House
The Vagabond's House

4th and Dolores, Carmel 93921

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in the heart of Carmel, this spa inn is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Carmel Beach. Pebbl …

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Tradewinds Carmel
Tradewinds Carmel

Mission And Third Ave, Carmel 93921

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Situated in Carmel, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel Chamber of Commerce and Carmel Beach. Pebble Beach Golf …

£203
Mariposa Inn & Suites
Mariposa Inn & Suites

1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,908 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the …

£75
Super 8 Monterey, CA
Super 8 Monterey, CA

1300 Munras Ave, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,583 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Fisherman's Wharf, and Dennis the …

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Padre Oaks
Padre Oaks

1278 Munras Avenue, Monterey 93940

2.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (189 reviews)

Located in Munras Avenue, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Maritime Museum, and Dennis the …

£37
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Pocket Guide: Monterey Point Lobos State Reserve Hotels

A haven for scuba divers, hikers, painters and photographers, Point Lobos State Reserve offers abundant wildlife, knockout vistas and picture-postcard picnic spots. Hailed as the “crown jewel of the State Park system”, Point Lobos is an essential item on your Monterey itinerary. The park's entrance can be found three miles south of Carmel on Highway One.

Hotels near Point Lobos State Reserve

European-style beach town Carmel-by-the-Sea is a great spot to base yourself when visiting Point Lobos as it's just five miles away from the park. The small town is known for its plethora of pet-friendly hotels and independent inns. There’s more accommodation at Monterey Bay, which is only 10 miles from the park and offers everything from cheap motels to five-star luxury hotels.

Diving in Point Lobos

Point Lobos is part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Divers flock to the park for its rich marine life – think seals, sea otters and whales – and 70-foot-high kelp forests.

Hiking Trails in Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Reserve’s countless hiking trails offer everything from short strolls to epic treks. Many follow the shoreline, leading you to tucked-away coves, cypress groves and superb views of Pebble Beach and the Carmel coast.

Wildlife-Watching in Point Lobos State Reserve

From December to April, grey whales can be seen from the coast at Point Lobos, while orcas can be seen all year round. The ocean at Point Lobos is also home to sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters and harbour seals.

On land, visitors should keep a lookout for weasels, deer, badgers, bobcats and rabbits. The park also provides a home for the trickier-to-spot mountain lions, grey foxes, raccoons, coyotes, skunks and opossums, which tend to come out at night. Bird life includes red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, Turkey vultures and hummingbirds.

Other Attractions at Point Lobos

Point Lobos State Reserve was the centre of the whaling industry on the Monterey Peninsula during the 1800s. Learn about the industry by visiting the park's fascinating Whalers Cabin Museum. Used by Japanese and Chinese fishermen in the 1850s, the cabin has been restored to look just as it did in the mid-19th Century.

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