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The Inn at 1252 Monterey
The Inn at 1252 Monterey
8.1 Excellent
1252 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA, United States
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4.3 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 1,382 reviews
8.1

Situated a short stroll from Wine Trolley Tours, The Inn at 1252 Monterey offers guests an ideal base when in Monterey. It has a gym, as well as an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business centre.

Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
8.5 Excellent
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA, United States
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5.8 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 3,925 reviews
8.5

Set in Monterey, Portola Hotel & Spa is a five-minute walk from Old Fisherman's Wharf and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers private parking on site and is ideally set for sightseeing, with Monterey Bay Aquarium an easy drive away.

Normandy Inn
Normandy Inn
8.8 Excellent
Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 1,199 reviews
8.8

Normandy Inn provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and babysitting/child services.

The Getaway
The Getaway
9.1 Excellent
Ocean And Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.2 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 460 reviews
9.1

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
8.3 Excellent
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 383 reviews
8.3

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.

La Playa Carmel
La Playa Carmel
8.5 Excellent
Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 220 reviews
8.5

La Playa Carmel is situated in Carmel By the Sea and is close to the area's tourist attractions. The multiple facilities this luxury hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, room service and an outdoor heated pool.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
9.3 Excellent
415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA, United States
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16.0 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 143 reviews
9.3

Bernardus Lodge and Spa is situated in Carmel Valley and is close to Garland Ranch Regional Park. It offers free Wi-Fi, room service and an outdoor pool.

Briarwood Inn
Briarwood Inn
8.6 Excellent
San Carlos Street Between 4th & 5th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 756 reviews
8.6

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.

Inn at Spanish Bay
Inn at Spanish Bay
9.4 Excellent
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA, United States
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6.8 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
9.4

The Inn at Spanish Bay is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Pebble Beach, a short car ride from Point Lobos State Reserve. It also offers room service, babysitting/child services and a car rental desk.

Mariposa Inn & Suites
Mariposa Inn & Suites
7.9 Good
1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA, United States
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3.8 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 
GoodBased on 846 reviews
7.9

Mariposa Inn and Suites is located in Monterey and offers guests wired internet. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and a concierge.

Tips for booking a Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel

Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Carmel-by-the-Sea:S$ 381/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 55/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
S$ 253 - S$ 501
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S$ 218 - S$ 861
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Top Rated Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels

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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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0.4 km 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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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 km 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.

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Inn at Spanish Bay
Inn at Spanish Bay
9.4 Excellent
2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA, United States
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4.4 km from city centre, Pebble Beach 

The Inn at Spanish Bay is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Pebble Beach, a short car ride from Point Lobos State Reserve. It also offers room service, babysitting/child services and a car rental desk.

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Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
9.3 Excellent
415 West Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA, United States
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3.0 km from city centre, Carmel Valley 

Bernardus Lodge and Spa is situated in Carmel Valley and is close to Garland Ranch Regional Park. It offers free Wi-Fi, room service and an outdoor pool.

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La Playa Carmel
La Playa Carmel
8.5 Excellent
Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

La Playa Carmel is situated in Carmel By the Sea and is close to the area's tourist attractions. The multiple facilities this luxury hotel offers include an express check-in and check-out feature, room service and an outdoor heated pool.

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Stage Coach Lodge
Stage Coach Lodge
8.5 Excellent
1111 Tenth Street, Monterey, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre, Monterey 

Stage Coach Lodge provides modern 3-star accommodation in Monterey. It also features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a playground.

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Pine Inn
Pine Inn
8.3 Excellent
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre, Carmel-by-the-Sea 

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.

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Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
8.5 Excellent
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA, United States
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0.1 km from city centre, Monterey 

Set in Monterey, Portola Hotel & Spa is a five-minute walk from Old Fisherman's Wharf and provides an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It offers private parking on site and is ideally set for sightseeing, with Monterey Bay Aquarium an easy drive away.

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

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Stage Coach Lodge
Stage Coach Lodge
8.5 Excellent
1111 Tenth Street, Monterey, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Stage Coach Lodge provides modern 3-star accommodation in Monterey. It also features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a playground.

S$ 121
Avg. per night
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay
7.3 Good
2050 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA, United States
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2.7 km from city centre,  

Set in Monterey, the motel is a five-minute walk from Monterey Fairgrounds and provides a sauna and free Wi-Fi. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

S$ 122
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The Inn at 1252 Monterey
The Inn at 1252 Monterey
8.1 Excellent
1252 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA, United States
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Situated a short stroll from Wine Trolley Tours, The Inn at 1252 Monterey offers guests an ideal base when in Monterey. It has a gym, as well as an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business centre.

S$ 125
Avg. per night
Motel 6 Monterey Downtown
Motel 6 Monterey Downtown
7.5 Good
1240 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA, United States
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Wine Trolley Tours, Motel 6 - Downtown Monterey provides guests with an ideal base when in Monterey. It also offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

S$ 147
Avg. per night
Mariposa Inn & Suites
Mariposa Inn & Suites
7.9 Good
1386 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA, United States
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1.9 km from city centre,  

Mariposa Inn and Suites is located in Monterey and offers guests wired internet. It also provides a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and a concierge.

S$ 188
Avg. per night
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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0.4 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 188
Avg. per night
Normandy Inn
Normandy Inn
8.8 Excellent
Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Normandy Inn provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Carmel By the Sea. It also features an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and babysitting/child services.

S$ 209
Avg. per night
Briarwood Inn
Briarwood Inn
8.6 Excellent
San Carlos Street Between 4th & 5th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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0.5 km from city centre,  

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.

S$ 211
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea

2 stars or below

S$ 121 - S$ 188

Carmel Bay View Inn

No. 1 most popular

Carmel Bay View Inn
8.8 Excellent
S$ 188
Avg. per night
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay

No. 2 most popular

S$ 122
Avg. per night
Stage Coach Lodge

Best value

Stage Coach Lodge
8.5 Excellent
S$ 121
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 188 - S$ 490

The Getaway

No. 1 most popular

The Getaway
9.1 Excellent
S$ 394
Avg. per night
Pine Inn

No. 2 most popular

Pine Inn
8.3 Excellent
S$ 272
Avg. per night
Mariposa Inn & Suites

Best value

S$ 188
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 307 - S$ 1,316

La Playa Carmel

No. 1 most popular

La Playa Carmel
8.5 Excellent
S$ 546
Avg. per night
Bernardus Lodge & Spa

No. 2 most popular

S$ 569
Avg. per night
Portola Hotel & Spa At Monterey Bay
S$ 307
Avg. per night

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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?

    Mariposa Inn & Suites, rated with a score of 7.9 from 846 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Other top stays include La Playa Carmel, with an average rating of 8.5 from 220 reviewers, and The Getaway, with a score of 9.1 from 460 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Carmel Beach?

    A good hotel close to Carmel Beach is La Playa Carmel (rated 8.5/10 from 220 reviews).

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

    Charming Coastal Cottage Comfortable Living Indoor and Out is a hotel near Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 10.0 from 20 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Carmel Mission?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near Carmel Mission, consider La Playa Carmel (rated 8.5 over 220 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea cost?

    Hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea cost an average of S$ 437/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea had higher average prices of S$ 750/night and S$ 706/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

    Prices for Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels have been found for as low as S$ 109/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea tonight are about S$ 338 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as S$ 110 for tonight in the last 3 days.