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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
8.8 Excellent
South West Corner Junipero Street & 3rd Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 464 reviews
8.8

Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is located in Carmel By the Sea and features a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It also offers a dry cleaning service, a swimming pool and a concierge.

Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn
9.0 Excellent
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.1 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 188 reviews
9.0

Located in Carmel By the Sea, Wayside Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Monterey Regional Airport and provides a Jacuzzi. This comfortable 3-star inn is just a 10-minute drive from Pebble Beach.

Hofsas House Hotel
Hofsas House Hotel
8.6 Excellent
3rd and 4th St on San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 1,227 reviews
8.6

This comfortable hotel in Carmel By the Sea offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor heated pool and a sauna. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Cypress Inn
Cypress Inn
8.7 Excellent
Lincoln & 7th Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 74 reviews
8.7

Located in Carmel By the Sea, this inn is a few minutes walk from the Golden Bough Playhouse, and a short drive from Pebble Beach. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

The Getaway
The Getaway
8.9 Excellent
Ocean And Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.1 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 533 reviews
8.9

The Getaway Carmel By the Sea offers 3-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

Pine Inn
Pine Inn
8.0 Excellent
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 560 reviews
8.0

Pine Inn - Carmel provides a comfortable setting while in Carmel By the Sea. It is conveniently located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
8.1 Excellent
120 Highland Dr, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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3.7 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 483 reviews
8.1

Hyatt Carmel Highlands provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Tradewinds Carmel
Tradewinds Carmel
8.9 Excellent
Mission Street at Third Avenue (PO Box 3403), Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 281 reviews
8.9

Boasting outdoor tennis courts, Tradewinds Carmel is situated in Carmel By the Sea and offers unique accommodation. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.

Candle Light Inn
Candle Light Inn
9.2 Excellent
San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 449 reviews
9.2

Located in Carmel By the Sea, Candle Light Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Monterey Regional Airport and offers a Jacuzzi and outdoor tennis courts. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Briarwood Inn
Briarwood Inn
8.5 Excellent
San Carlos Street Between 4th & 5th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 835 reviews
8.5

Situated in Carmel By the Sea, Briarwood Inn is an easy drive from Pebble Beach and Monterey. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Carmel-by-the-Sea:$303/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$44/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$233 - $388
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$231 - $386
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Carmel Country Inn
Carmel Country Inn
8.8 Excellent
P.O. Box 3756, Dolores Street & 3rd Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Carmel Country Inn provides a comfortable setting when in Carmel By the Sea. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
8.1 Excellent
120 Highland Dr, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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3.7 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Hyatt Carmel Highlands provides comfortable 3.5-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

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Edgemere Cottages
Edgemere Cottages
10.0 Excellent
San Antonio Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Edgemere Cottages is situated in Carmel By the Sea and offers free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Carmel Bay View Inn
Carmel Bay View Inn
8.8 Excellent
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Located in Carmel By the Sea, Carmel Bay View Inn is a short drive from Pebble Beach Golf Links and Monterey Bay Aquarium. It is conveniently positioned for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8.9 Excellent
8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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4.1 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Situated in Carmel By the Sea, Quail Lodge & Golf Club offers modern 4.5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a Jacuzzi. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a sauna and valet parking.

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Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn
9.0 Excellent
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.1 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Located in Carmel By the Sea, Wayside Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Monterey Regional Airport and provides a Jacuzzi. This comfortable 3-star inn is just a 10-minute drive from Pebble Beach.

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Colonial Terrace
Colonial Terrace
8.6 Excellent
13th and San Antonio, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.6 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Located in Carmel By the Sea, The Colonial Terrace is within a 20-minute drive of Monterey Regional Airport and provides a swimming pool. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

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Carriage House Inn
Carriage House Inn
9.3 Excellent
Junipero Between 7th And 8th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.0 mi from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

Situated in Carmel By the Sea, Carriage House Inn is a short walk from the Forest Theater and provides a Jacuzzi and outdoor tennis courts. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

Cheapest hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Sandpiper Inn
Sandpiper Inn
8.5 Excellent
2408 Bay View Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Carmel By the Sea, Sandpiper Inn is a short drive from Monterey and Pacific Grove. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

$73
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Carmel Wayfarer Inn
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
7.0 Good
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a good-value motel situated a short drive from Pebble Beach. It is also steps from Carmel By the Sea's popular tourist attractions.

$109
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Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites
Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites
8.9 Excellent
24815 Carpenter Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

The Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites offers 3-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also provides outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.

$116
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Clarion Collection
Clarion Collection
7.7 Good
NE 5th & Mission, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Carmel Oaks - Clarion Collection - Carmel By The Sea is situated in Carmel By the Sea and features complimentary wireless internet. This comfortable 3-star hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Pebble Beach.

$116
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Monte Verde Inn
Monte Verde Inn
7.8 Good
Monte Verde Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Monte Verde Inn provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also offers a tour desk, free Wi-Fi and outdoor tennis courts.

$146
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Svendsgaard's Inn
Svendsgaard's Inn
8.5 Excellent
San Carlos St And 4th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently situated and offering an outdoor pool, this comfortable inn is located within easy driving distance of Pebble Beach. It is also within walking distance of Carmel By the Sea's well-known attractions and landmarks.

$157
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Hofsas House Hotel
Hofsas House Hotel
8.6 Excellent
3rd and 4th St on San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable hotel in Carmel By the Sea offers free wireless internet, as well as an outdoor heated pool and a sauna. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$160
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Carmel Fireplace Inn
Carmel Fireplace Inn
8.1 Excellent
4th And San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Carmel Fireplace Inn is situated in Carmel By the Sea and is close to the area's well-known attractions. Guests can also make use of complimentary wireless internet.

$163
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Hotel prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea

2 stars and under

$116 - $264

Normandy Inn

#1 Most popular

Normandy Inn
8.7 Excellent
$191
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Carmel Bay View Inn

#2 Most popular

Carmel Bay View Inn
8.8 Excellent
$264
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Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites

Best value

$116
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3 stars

$73 - $1,029

Carmel Mission Inn

#1 Most popular

Carmel Mission Inn
8.0 Excellent
$244
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Carmel Lodge

#2 Most popular

Carmel Lodge
8.2 Excellent
$1,029
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Sandpiper Inn

Best value

Sandpiper Inn
8.5 Excellent
$73
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4 stars +

$330 - $574

La Playa Carmel

#1 Most popular

La Playa Carmel
8.5 Excellent
$376
Avg. per night
Hyatt Carmel Highlands

#2 Most popular

$574
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Best value

$330
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Where to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

About Carmel-by-the-Sea

Serving as the northern gateway to California’s Big Sur coast, Carmel By The Sea is a charming beach city on the Monterey Peninsula. It’s renowned for the ornate Spanish architecture of the Carmel Mission, as well as being a popular destination for spotting migrating whales.

Things to do

Enjoy a stroll along the Scenic Bluff Path, which extends from the golden sands of Carmel Beach to the popular birdwatching location of Carmel River State Beach. The gravel pathway winds beneath Monterey cypresses and past landscaped gardens and offers magnificent views of the rugged Pacific coastline.

Admire the 18th-century architecture of the Carmel Mission Basilica Museum, built by early Franciscan missionaries. Learn about the restoration efforts at the Harry Downie Museum, witness the monumental bronze and travertine cenotaph by sculptor Jo Mora and see the cell where Saint Junípero Serra lived at the Convento Museum.

Spend a day wildlife spotting along the dramatic coastline of the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, home to harbor seals and a popular area for spotting humpback and blue whales. Follow one of the many hiking trails and visit the 19th-century Whalers Cabin that was used by early Japanese and Chinese fishermen.

Carmel By The Sea serves as the northern gateway to Big Sur, a spectacular stretch of coastline that hugs the Pacific Ocean. Travel over the Bixby Bridge to explore the hiking trails of beautiful Andrew Molera State Park and witness the McWay Falls within Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

Getting around

Carmel By The Sea is 15 minutes’ drive from Monterey Regional Airport or around two hours from San Francisco International Airport. Buses travel throughout Carmel By The Sea, but having your own vehicle is best for exploring the Big Sur coast.

Carmel-by-the-Sea travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

    La Playa Carmel, rated with a score of 8.5 from 251 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Other top stays include Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn, with an average rating of 8.5 from 13 reviewers, and Carmel Mission Inn, with a score of 8.0 from 1,310 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Carmel Beach?

    La Playa Carmel is a popular hotel near Carmel Beach that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.5 across 251 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea near Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course?

    The most popular hotel near Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course is Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor and Out, with 20 HotelsCombined users scoring it 9.9/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Carmel Mission?

    If you’re visiting Carmel Mission then the nearby La Playa Carmel is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (251 reviews scoring it at an average 8.5/10).