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Newly Remodeled Ocean Hideaway in Downtown Carmel
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great location

"What a great location to walk to the US Open @ Pebble Beach! Found a great breakfast stop just a few blocks away and so much shopping and dining in quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea that was all easily "walkable" if you don't mind so fairly steep hills! We enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Oak bungalow very ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Newly Remodeled Ocean Hideaway in Downtown Carmel
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
The price is $408 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)

"Our only complaint was that the normally excellent breakfast was mediocre at best - the fruit, orange juice and bread were all underwhelming in taste. Odd given that the breakfasts are normally quite good. Even more so given that Aubergine is one of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

L Auberge Carmel
The Hideaway
3.5 out of 5
Junipero St & 8th Ave, Carmel, CA
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The price is $219 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)
Mini Vacation

"My husband and I wanted to getaway for a couple of nights and the Hideaway was a great choice. The room was comfortable and stylish and the overall vibe of the hotel was warm and welcoming. The staff was very helpful and communicative."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

The Hideaway
Wayside Inn
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
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The price is $209 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (734 reviews)

"Big, nice clean rooms. Friendly service. Great location. Stay there again for sure."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Wayside Inn
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
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The price is $269 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (917 reviews)

"Great location easy walk to the beach and downtown Carmel, amazing ocean view rooms. Friendly staff and beautiful out door and pool. Gorgeous Patio, bar and great setting areas inside the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

La Playa Carmel
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
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The price is $169 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (683 reviews)

"Close to the beach, beautifully hand crafted hotel. Very clean and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Normandy Inn
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel, CA
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The price is $181 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (624 reviews)

"Comfy, clean, excellent service, and wonderful location."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
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The price is $195 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (703 reviews)

"Room was very clean. Location was great - a little walk to the shops/food, but very quiet. Even from a first floor room we had a partial view of the water. Great service, particularly in light of COVID. Colonial Terrace is definitely taking appropriate measures to keep everyone safe!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Cypress Inn
3.5 out of 5
Lincoln & 7th Street, Carmel, CA
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The price is $279 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (89 reviews)

"Great location. Rooms dated-old but clean (except hair on bath tub drain. Room only heated by old fashion steam radiator."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Cypress Inn
Adobe Inn
3.5 out of 5
Dolores and Eighth, Carmel, CA
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The price is $197 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (328 reviews)

"In Carmel for a wedding. Adobe Inn has a great location with many restaurants and shops just outside its doors. Underground parking is a great feature. A Continental breakfast is delivered to your room every morning. Very quaint, the staff is helpful and friendly. Will recommend to friends."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Adobe Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
The price is $180 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (967 reviews)

"Love the location, room, comfortable bed, and the proximity to restaurants and Safeway Market. Oh yeah Chevron Station next to the hotel. Friendly staffs & housekeeping staffs. I wish they have a microwave oven during this Pandemic times. WIFI needs a little more power where I stayed in 3rd floor. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Carmel Mission Inn
Pine Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel, CA
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The price is $189 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (538 reviews)

"LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! You can walk everywhere in town. We stayed in room #22 which is very small and overpriced: $191 avg./night. However, the room was clean and the staff was very helpful. They offer parking but it is a first-come-first-serve and we only got a spot one night out of three, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Pine Inn
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA
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The price is $172 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (297 reviews)

"Great location! Loved being able to hear the ocean from the patio."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Carmel River Inn
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA
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The price is $148 per night
3.9/5Good! (993 reviews)

"This place was amazing. This is a perfect place to get away and enjoy Carmel. The studios are clean, well kept and adorable. My boyfriend and I traveled with our little dachshund for a 3 day weekend and we spent majority of that time on the property, just relaxing. Stores are close enough to walk. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Carmel River Inn
Carmel Resort Inn
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
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The price is $88 per night
3.8/5Good! (528 reviews)

"Extremely clean, cozy and hood parking 👌👌👌👌"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Carmel Resort Inn
Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
The price is $85 per night
3.6/5Good! (969 reviews)

"Conveniently located to downtown. Park and walk the city. Clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

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 $78 per night
3.1/5 (982 reviews)

"We love the This place. Been here many times, Mike is always great and it’s walking distance to downtown. Also dog friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

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About Carmel Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just going somewhere different for your holiday, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of an area. A fantastic way to experience the culture of a region is to plunge yourself in its past. Exploring landmarks or museums is a great start, but a stay in a Carmel historic hotel can take you back to the past. Pack your duffel (no need for a time machine) as your Carmel famous hotel awaits.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

A visit to one of these Carmel traditional hotels can transport you to a historic era right from the start. With old-world charm and interesting histories, you'll that these hotels stand apart from most hotels. Thankfully, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past occupants. Although these hotels are older, they have most up-to-date comforts to help you wind down during your getaway. You'll notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed and just about anything you'll need for a wonderful visit.

After you've spent time admiring your hotel, you can check out the prominent landmarks and art galleries to appreciate more of the region's culture. While you are out exploring, be sure to stop by Carmel Mission, which is a noted Carmel historical landmark. Undoubtedly, all this hopping through history can stimulate your appetite. Make sure to speak with your hotels' front desk to suggest where the area's favorite places to grab a cocktail or brunch in Carmel are. You can also scan the comments section and review the places other guests to Carmel believe is worth visiting.

Your Carmel Hotel Is Waiting

If you want to get the most from your Carmel visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this renowned city. With Expedia having 190 of these one-of-a-kind accommodations to pick from. Rates on these Carmel historic hotels range from $78 to $408. You're bound to find one that you'll love. But, like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Reserve soon to get a place in one of these unique properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Carmel?
The historical places in Carmel are likely a big part of your travel plans. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and scenic riverfront. You can also discover the art scene during your vacation.
What's the best accommodation in Carmel to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Carmel Mission Inn is a top 3.5-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free parking and free WiFi. Carmel Mission Basilica is a short 14-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Carmel Inn And Suites and Carmel Green Lantern Inn.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Carmel?
Carmel is home to 191 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 40 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Carmel?
Carmel is notable for landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Tor House, and Bixby Bridge. Cultural venues include Carmel Mission Basilica, Sunset Center, and Forest Theater Guild. Other popular sights include Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve.
What is a historic hotel like in Carmel?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can spend a night or two someplace that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Carmel, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the architecture and actual building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Carmel have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Tourists who book a stay can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, WiFi, and more. Booking a historic hotel in Carmel doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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