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Featured Motels in Carmel

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

El Castell Motel
El Castell Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA
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$89
3.6/5 (1807 reviews)

It seemed just newly renovated. Everything is super clean, which is great!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Monterey County Fairgrounds and Monterey Bay. Dennis the Menace Park and Maritime Museum ...
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
2.5 out of 5.0 3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
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$89
3.0/5 (1638 reviews)

Quick check in, not too far from restaurants in the area.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State Park are ...
Pacific Inn
Pacific Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 2332 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA
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$98
3.9/5 (1638 reviews)

The room was exactly as pictured online, very clean and spacious, comfortable bed and pillows. Unique restaurants at a walking distance as well as a CVS. Easy and friendly check in and check out process. Will definitely consider booking again on a future visit.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey Pines Golf Course and Monterey County Fairgrounds. Monterey Bay and Dennis the Menace ...
Magic Carpet Lodge
Magic Carpet Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 1875 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA
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$87
3.6/5 (602 reviews)

what i liked the most was that it is near a lot of restaurants, and they are walking distance.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019
Situated in Seaside, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Ord Dunes State Park and Monterey Bay. Monterey County Fairgrounds is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.
Monterey Surf Inn
Monterey Surf Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 1200 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
$69
3.6/5 (1748 reviews)

Good location, clean rooms, comfortable beds. Tight parking, minimal hot water.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Del Monte Shopping Center, Maritime Museum, and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey Bay and Fisherman's ...
Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
Motel 6 Salinas South - Monterey Area
2.0 out of 5.0 1257 De La Torre Boulevard, Salinas, CA
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$76
3.1/5 (822 reviews)

breakfast seating very limited. Coffee was from a reconstituted liquid coffee dispenser- lacked aroma and flavor. Room did not have USB charging ports. Liked the random noise generator for masking sounds to aid sleeping. Air conditioning was good. price was high for me, but then it is Monterey ...

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019
Situated in Salinas, this motel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Salinas Fairways Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Steinbeck Center and First Mayor's House. ...
Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
Motel 6 Salinas North - Monterey Area
2.0 out of 5.0 140 Kern St, Salinas, CA
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$80
3.1/5 (438 reviews)

Clean and nice room. Big bathroom and the room was well maintenance. The only bad part was being woken up late at night by the dogs fighting and the guest slamming stuff into the walls in the opposite room and my child being scared by it but other than that pleased with my stay.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019
Situated in Salinas, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Aguila Cultural Center, National Steinbeck Center, and First Mayor's House. Salinas Valley Model Railroad ...
Stargazer Inn and Suites
Stargazer Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5.0 1046 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA
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$92
3.8/5 (1588 reviews)

Outside lighting was good and bright. Also liked shutter blinds in room. Flooring was nice, no carpet. Nice clean smell when we walked in.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Situated in Monterey, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Stevenson House, Maritime Museum, and Dennis the Menace Park. Monterey Bay and Fisherman's Wharf are ...
Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
Motel 6 Monterey - Marina
2.0 out of 5.0 100 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA
Free Cancellation
$76
3.5/5 (1379 reviews)

The hotel is1/2 a mile from Marina State Beach. It is close to stores and restuarants.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019
Located in the heart of Marina, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina State Beach and Monterey Bay. Marina Dunes Preserve and Fort Ord Dunes State ...
Lone Oak Lodge
Lone Oak Lodge
2.5 out of 5.0 2221 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA
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$80
4.3/5 (1046 reviews)

Clean and simple yet well-equipped. It is near the major attractions in Monterey.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2019
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Pines Golf Course, and Del Monte Beach. Fisherman's Wharf ...
Carmel Resort Inn
Carmel Resort Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
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$98
3.8/5 (291 reviews)

Property under renovation. While this is a good thing, construction crews started working at 8 am. I’m not an early riser.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019
Located in Northeast Carmel, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cherry Center for the Arts, 17-Mile Drive, and Carmel Beach. Carmel Mission Basilica is 1.5 ...
Lovers Point Inn
Lovers Point Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 625 Ocean View Blvd, Pacific Grove, CA
$79
3.5/5 (1927 reviews)

Poor exterior. No space for breakfast unless you sit outside with the birds. Limited breakfast. Outdated rooms. Clean and comfortable though. Good views.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
Located in the heart of Pacific Grove, this motel is steps from Oceanview Boulevard and Lovers Point. Monterey Bay and 17-Mile Drive are also within 15 ...
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Quail Lodge & Golf Club

Quail Lodge & Golf Club

8205 VALLEY GREENS DRIVE, Carmel, CA
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.7 out of 5 (1060 reviews)

    Quail Lodge & Golf Club$265

    Aug 25 - Aug 26

    Quail Lodge & Golf Club$265
    La Playa Carmel

    La Playa Carmel

    Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (814 reviews)

      La Playa Carmel$299

      Sep 2 - Sep 3

      La Playa Carmel$299

      Carmel Motels for the Frugal Traveler

      There are 5 economical motels in Carmel among the more than 156 hotels and other lodging choices. These cheaper accommodations can help you cut costs compared to traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

      By saving on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Carmel. Not-to-be-missed sights include Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive, and Point Lobos State Reserve.

      Fun fact: The word "motel" was conceived in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.


      Listed below are some of our customers’ favorite Carmel motels to choose from:

      Carmel Resort Inn

      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.
      • Enjoy access to the picnic area, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

      Carmel Inn And Suites

      • Free breakfast and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.
      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.

      Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge

      • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and parking.
      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.

      Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea

      • You'll be located within a 5-minute drive of Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.
      • A 24-hour front desk along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

      Carmel River Inn

      • Stay within a 5-minute drive of 17-Mile Drive and Carmel Mission Basilica.
      • Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.


      What to Do in Carmel


      Those who've visited Carmel speak highly of its shops and riverfront. While you're sightseeing, check out the area's art scene.

      Here are some popular places:

      • Carmel Beach
      • 17-Mile Drive
      • Point Lobos State Reserve

      These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

      • Carmel River State Beach
      • Monastery Beach
      • Jacks Peak County Park

      You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

      • Dennis the Menace Park
      • Monterey Bay Aquarium
      • Oceanview Boulevard

      Best Time to Visit Carmel


      Determine the optimal time to visit Carmel by checking the seasonal weather details below:
      • The hottest months are typically September and October, while December and January are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 43° F
      • April-June: 66° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 70° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 69° F during the day and 43° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 20.47 inches in a year

      How to Get to Carmel and Around the Area



      Carmel Transportation
      NameTypeDistance
      Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)Airport4.8 mi (7.7 km)
      Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal)Airport18.6 mi (29.9 km)
      Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal)Airport27.2 mi (43.8 km)

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