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Featured Motels in Carmel

Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
The price is $72 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Northwest Carmel, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Carmel Plaza and Carmel Beach. 17-Mile Drive and Carmel Mission Basilica are also within ...

3.6/5Good! (985 reviews)

"GREAT LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN CARMEL. VERY QUITE PLENTY OF SHOPS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE DID NOT OFFER ANY BREAKFAST, BUT PLENTY OF RESTAURANTS VERY CLOSE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. OUR ROOM NEEDED A LITTLE UPDATE."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Carmel Inn And Suites
Carmel Resort Inn
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (571 reviews)

"Clean room but lacking AC and central heating. Close to downtown, affordable prices."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Carmel Resort Inn
Carmel River Inn
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Mission Fields, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Barnyard and Carmel Mission Basilica. Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive are also within 3 mi ...

3.9/5Good! (986 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful front desk agent.He was very courteous and answered all of our questions."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Carmel River Inn
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Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel Mission Inn

3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
The price is $128 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
4.2/5Excellent! (924 reviews)

"Rooms modern and clean. Staff friendly. Hotel well situated to Carmel and Monterey."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Carmel Mission Inn
La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
The price is $299 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.4/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)

"The hotel is in a perfect location. The grounds are beautiful, the breakfast was great,however we stayed in a tiny room right above the entrance to the hotel. It was very noisy. Do not stay in room 306. On our last night we were awoken at 10:30 by a hotel employee knocking on our door to ask if we ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

La Playa Carmel
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast

4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
4.3/5Excellent! (353 reviews)

"Beautiful, quiet, safe and a perfect getaway! Staff, especially Monica (check in) and Sam (bell cap) , were very sweet and helpful. We booked a garden room and were upgraded at no cost to ocean view suite! Nice to see Hyatt try to make your stay memorable beyond expectations during a time we can ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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) Airport 4.8 mi (7.7 km)
Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) Airport 18.6 mi (29.9 km)
Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) Airport 27.2 mi (43.8 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Carmel?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can experience more of the activities in Carmel. Not-to-be-missed sights include Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Carmel?
Carmel Resort Inn: Stay within a 5-minute drive of 17-Mile Drive and Carmel Mission Basilica. Enjoy access to the free WiFi and free parking, as well as room amenities like a microwave. Carmel Inn And Suites: Free breakfast and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a coffee maker. It’s located within a quick 3-minute drive of Carmel Mission Basilica. Carmel River Inn: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve and Carmel Mission Basilica.
What can I do in Carmel?
Those who’ve visited Carmel speak highly of its shops and beaches. While you’re sightseeing, check out the area’s art scene. Some popular places to visit include Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Carmel River State Beach, and Monastery Beach. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Dennis the Menace Park, and Monterey County Youth Museum.
What's the weather like in Carmel?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Carmel to help you plan yours. 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 are my options for getting around Carmel when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Carmel to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), which is located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) away from the city center. Otherwise, look for flights into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 18.6 mi (29.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.