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Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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Low season November
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  Average price (weeknight): £214
  Average price (weekend night): £285

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Top tips for finding the perfect Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel

  • Hoping to learn about the city’s history? Choose a hotel near the Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Río Carmelo, otherwise known as the Carmel Mission. The mission was built in 1797 and has since been restored. Now, it features five different museums. The Carmel River Inn is a cozy choice that will put you only a seven-minute walk from the property.
  • If you plan on spending your vacation relaxing next to the ocean, choose a hotel near Carmel Beach, like the Carmel Green Lantern Inn located five minutes’ walk from the beach. Carmel Beach has water that is great for both swimming and surfing, and parts of the beach are dog-friendly.
  • For travelers who enjoy hiking, book a hotel near Mission Trail Park, a preserve of more than 30 acres and with about five miles of trails. The Carriage House Inn is a standard hotel that is only a seven-minute walk from the area.
  • To enjoy some of the art the city has to offer, choose one of the many hotels near the popular Weston Gallery, such as the Pine Inn that is only three minutes from the gallery. The Weston Gallery houses a variety of modern and vintage photography, some of which comes from the area.
  • If you are specifically interested in water recreation activities, book a hotel near Lovers Point State Marine Reserve, like the Lovers Point Inn, which is only a two-minute walk away. This small beach attracts a high number of kayaks, paddle boards, and boat rentals, and it is also graced with calm water that is great for sports.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Where to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea?
Hotels near Carmel Beach have the most searches on KAYAK.
What are the best hotels near Carmel Beach?
Travellers who like staying near Carmel Beach recommend La Playa Carmel, Normandy Inn, and Pine Inn.
What hotels in Carmel by the Sea have a good view?
The Sea View Inn is just a five-minute walk to the local beach and has some rooms that offer views of the ocean. The Colonial Terrace Inn is just a two-minute walk to the beach. Set in a building that dates back to 1930, the Colonial Terrace Inn has balconies with views of the water.
What hotels in Carmel by the Sea are kid-friendly?
The Hofsas House Hotel is located in Downtown Carmel by the Sea and has a heated outdoor pool, as well as tanning decks where parents can relax while they watch their children. The Briarwood Inn is a charming choice that has suites large enough to comfortably fit entire families.
What are some good hotels in Carmel by the Sea near the Carmel Heritage Society?
The Monte Verde Inn is an affordable choice that is only a three-minute walk from the Carmel Heritage Society and a five-minute walk to the Carmel beach. The Carmel Lodge is a four-minute walk to the Carmel Heritage Society and a seven-minute walk to the nearby Carmel beach.
Which hotels in Carmel by the Sea are near Devendorf Park?
The Carmel Inn & Suites is a standard hotel that is only a two minute walk from Devendorf Park and a three-minute walk to Downtown. The Clarion Collection is a three-minute walk to Devendorf Park and a three-minute walk to the local visitor center.
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