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Top Beach Hotels in Carmel

Edgemere Cottages
3 out of 5
San Antonio Btw 13th and Santa Lucia, Carmel, CA, 93921
Walk along the waves in Carmel, as you'll be a short walk from Carmel Beach with a holiday at this bed & breakfast.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Peachfull
"It was located within walking distance to downtown Carmel and Mission Ranch. We walked both. Gretchen and Doug were very gracious and our cottage was amazing. We plan to return.. Ed and Dolores Sherry"

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

Edgemere Cottages
Carmel Bay View Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA, 93921
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $178 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$178
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Watch the sunset on the beach in Carmel, as you'll be a short walk from Carmel Beach with a vacation at this hotel. Amenities at Carmel Bay View Inn include an outdoor pool.
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

Travelers say...
"very clean and excellent location"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Carmel Bay View Inn
Normandy Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA, 93923
The price is $194 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$194
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Walk along the waves in Carmel, as you'll be a short walk from Carmel Beach with a stay at this hotel. Amenities at Normandy Inn include a seasonal outdoor pool.
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

Best in Carmel
"Best place to stay in Carmel. Absolutely perfect location with great service in a quaint cottage atmosphere."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Normandy Inn

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La Playa Carmel
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA, 93921
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $299 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$299
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Make the most of this fantastic location, as you'll be a short walk from Carmel Beach with a holiday stay at this hotel. Amenities at La Playa Carmel include an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar.
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

A time to reflect
"The room was beautiful and the view amazing!!! Bathroom is very small. We will definitely be back. Beautiful setting🤗"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

La Playa Carmel
Svendsgaard's Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos St And 4th Ave, Carmel, CA, 93921
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $146 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$146
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Lounge by the shoreline in Carmel, as you'll be close to Carmel Beach with a stay at this hotel. Available amenities at Svendsgaard's Inn include an outdoor pool.
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

Travelers say...
"I’ve been to this hotel a few times very clean and very nice… But when I got there I inquired about the price and discovered that I paid $100 more booking through Expedia! I surely will check out the hotel phone number and price before I book hotels through Expedia next time now I feel like I’ve ..."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

Svendsgaard's Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA, 93921
Enjoy sunsets on the beach in Carmel, as you'll be near Carmel Beach with a holiday at this hotel. Amenities at Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea include beach towels, beach umbrellas, and sun loungers.
4.3/5 Excellent! (801 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels

Location!
"Was recommended to stay here by friends, but was told it was not as great as it used to be. That said, the location was fantastic, the staff was excellent. The accommodations were great, could use some updating, but comfy bed, and great room size. With some minor updates, would be FANTASTIC. Would ..."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Pine Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel, CA, 93921
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $219 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
$219
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Walk along the waves in Carmel, as you'll be close to Carmel Beach with a stay at this hotel. Amenities at Pine Inn include a restaurant and a bar.
4.1/5 Very Good! (836 reviews)
"Good stay"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Pine Inn
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA, 93921
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $163 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
$163
per night
Jan 4 - Jan 5
Make the most of this fantastic location, as you'll be near Carmel Beach with a holiday at this bed & breakfast.
4.1/5 Very Good! (414 reviews)
"We appreciate that the Inn ,is pet friendly and is always comfortable. However, I wish others would appreciate the property and what it offers, by picking up after their pups."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA, 93923
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
$159
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
Make the most of this fantastic location, as you'll be not far from the beach with a holiday stay at this hotel. An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a spa tub are just some of the amenities offered at Carmel Mission Inn.
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,058 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

Travelers say...
"The property was really quiet at night"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2022

Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel River Inn
Great for beach vacations
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA, 93923
The price is $159 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$159
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
Watch the sunset on the beach in Carmel, as you'll be not far from the beach when booking a stay at this motel. Available amenities at Carmel River Inn include a seasonal outdoor pool.
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)

Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool

Travelers say...
"I want to start out by saying they were extremely accommodating to any of my requests and were able to text me with the answers very quickly. We arrived later than we anticipated due to the weather, and they made arrangements for us. When we arrived, we saw a very quaint bedroom that had a beautiful ..."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Carmel River Inn
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Carmel Beach Hotels information

 

Beach Hotels in Carmel

40

Highest price $299
Cheapest price $146
Number of guest reviews 8202
Total number of hotels in Carmel 407

 

Frequently asked questions

What is Carmel like for travelers who love the beach?

Known for its beaches and art galleries, Carmel offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.

What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Carmel?

Edgemere Cottages is a top 3-star beach B&B offering free breakfast and free WiFi, located within a short 5-minute walk of Carmel Beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge and Monte Verde Inn.

How many beach hotels should I expect to find in Carmel?

Choose from one of Expedia's 54 hotels in Carmel for your beachside break.

When's the best time for a beach vacation in Carmel?

You can plan your beach trip with a look at the seasons in Carmel: The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Carmel is 21 inches.

What is there to see and do around Carmel?

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Carmel River State Beach or Monastery Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area's art galleries and shopping, and make time for local attractions like Carmel Plaza and Carmel Beach. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Carmel Mission Basilica or Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Carmel?

Here's some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Carmel more easily: To get to Carmel, book a flight to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), the closest major airport, which is located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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