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Edgemere Cottages
3 out of 5
San Antonio Btw 13th and Santa Lucia, Carmel, CA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (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
L Auberge Carmel
4.5 out of 5
Monte Verde at Seventh, Carmel, CA
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4.5/5Wonderful! (313 reviews)

"The hotel was LOVELY!! The only problem was that the restaurant was closed during our stay. I was hoping to enjoy their fine dining experience."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

L Auberge Carmel
Wayside Inn
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
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The price is $187 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (788 reviews)

"We liked the fireplace and jet tub.it would have been way better if they offered breakfast but we understand the whole covid thing going so it was fine."…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

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Carmel Bay View Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA
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The price is $101 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Location,Location,Location. This place was perfect it was clean and safe comfertable and everything was within walking distance will be coming back."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Carmel Bay View Inn
Hotel Carmel
3.5 out of 5
Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.4/5Wonderful! (465 reviews)

"This was a cute hotel. We arrived hrs before check in and the gentlemen aT the desk let us check in. We had a lovely room with a greaT private patio. The location was great and close enough to walk everywhere. We will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2021

Hotel Carmel
Normandy Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
The price is $131 per night from Mar 25 to Mar 26
4.4/5Wonderful! (810 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Walls are very thin. Can hear people in the next room but other than that, great location!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Normandy Inn
La Playa Carmel
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
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The price is $239 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Very relaxing ambiance,only a short blocks walk to the beach.Receptionist and staffs are very nice and accommodating,Maria was very honest to return my lost purse on the lobby ."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

La Playa Carmel
Candle Light Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Ave., Carmel, CA
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The price is $194 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.4/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"Great comfy place to sta, very clean and sanitized."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

Candle Light Inn
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel, CA
The price is $168 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
4.4/5Excellent! (699 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels
Travelers say...

"The walls here are a little thin, but overall a beautiful little inn that is really going above and beyond with covid restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Monte Verde Inn
3.5 out of 5
Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA
The price is $129 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.3/5Excellent! (348 reviews)

"Quaint Inn in an excellent location right in the middle of beautiful Carmel accessible to the beach, ocean art galleries, restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Monte Verde Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
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The price is $179 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.3/5Excellent! (764 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Travelers say...

"Nice place for a high rent area. Wish it had a refrigerator, since I had an excellent dinner with leftovers at I’l Fornaio that had to be trashed, because I couldn’t put it in a refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Svendsgaard's Inn
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos St And 4th Ave, Carmel, CA
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The price is $139 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Very serene and peaceful. Enjoyed the pool (even if it didn't get much sun)."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Svendsgaard's Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
Great for beach vacations
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
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The price is $153 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Staff was great, rooms large and clean, lots of construction."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Carmel Mission Inn
Hofsas House Hotel
Great for beach vacations
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 3rd & 4th Ave, Carmel, CA
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The price is $128 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
4.2/5Very Good! (387 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Great friendly staff, nice room, loved the walk-in shower! Only thing missing was a tub, but we were fine without it. Easy walk to downtown Carmel. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Hofsas House Hotel
Pine Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel, CA
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The price is $152 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30
4.1/5Very Good! (590 reviews)

"The Pine Inn is ideally located to enjoy the town in Carmel. You can’t beat the convenience of having restaurants, galleries and shops right outside the door. Beds are comfortable. Decor is quaint. Great historical photos of Carmel in the halls. I love staying here."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Pine Inn
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA
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The price is $125 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
4.1/5Very Good! (329 reviews)

"Just stepping onto the property makes you feel like you stepped into a fairytale! I’ve stayed in a few hotels in Carmel but this is by-far my favorite because it really encapsulates the Carmel spirit with the beautiful oak trees, the cobblestone pathways, and the friendly, helpful staff! Overall, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave & Torres St, Carmel, CA
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The price is $90 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.1/5Very Good! (412 reviews)

"It was a cute little hotel walking distance to everything. We would definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea
Carmel River Inn
Great for beach vacations
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA
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The price is $129 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
3.9/5Good! (997 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"The staff was very friendly. I love the small patio area to look out the little creek."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2020

Carmel River Inn
Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
The price is $79 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
3.6/5Good! (997 reviews)

"Cozy, roomy, quiet, affordable and closed to center"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Carmel Inn And Suites
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
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The price is $54 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
3.2/5 (982 reviews)

"Great rates for a short stay in Carmel. Great location, very nice staff, dog friendly and clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
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Known for its beaches and art galleries, Carmel offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. With 40 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this seaside destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the water in Carmel, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Normandy Inn - 2.5-star hotel, 5-minute walk from Carmel Beach. It features an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Guests love the beach locale and breakfast.

Carmel Green Lantern Inn - 3-star bed & breakfast, 6-minute walk from Carmel Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and breakfast. This bed & breakfast boasts free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Hofsas House Hotel - 2.5-star hotel near Carmel Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and a sauna. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea - 2.5-star motel near Carmel Beach. It features free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Guests love the beach locale and breakfast.

Carmel Mission Inn & Fuse Lounge Café - 3.5-star hotel near Carmel River State Beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and breakfast. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant.

Planning Your Trip to Carmel

If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 3.79 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Carmel

After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. 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 Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve. Other things to see and do in the area are Bixby Bridge and Carmel Plaza. Visitors also enjoy Carmel for its:
  • Restaurants
  • Cafés

Getting Around Carmel

To get to Carmel, you can fly into Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), 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.

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?
Carmel Bay View Inn is a top beach hotel offering an outdoor pool and free WiFi, located within a short 11-minute walk of Carmel Beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Normandy Inn and Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea.
How many beach hotels should I expect to find in Carmel?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 38 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 Beach and 17-Mile Drive. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park or Carmel Mission Basilica.
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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