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Featured Resorts in Carmel

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
4 out of 5
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA
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The price is $279 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in a state park, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gravity Garden and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Hidden Beach and Gibson Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (396 reviews)

"Amazing hotel with great ocean views. Very clean, and everyone wore masks."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
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The price is $350 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

This family-friendly Carmel resort is located in the mountains, 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Garland Ranch Regional Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Carmel Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (732 reviews)

"The staff was wonderful. We were very well taken care of and never had any complaints."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Carmel Highlands Inn - One bedroom Suite, Ocean View
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Situated in Carmel, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gravity Garden and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Hidden Beach and Gibson Beach are also within ...

Carmel Highlands Inn - One bedroom Suite, Ocean View
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Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel Mission Inn

3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
The price is $153 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.2/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Location, location, location! Near beach and Ocean Ave. Barnyard and Crossroads Shopping Centers right there. You can hear everything outside in the rooms that face the back parking lot."…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Carmel Mission Inn
La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
The price is $239 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
4.4/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"Very close to the beach and the main street for dinner and shopping. Great neighborhood to walk in. Pool was heated. Grounds are beautiful with lots of places to sit and relax. Outside dining had ample heat lamps. Hotel was set up to deal with Covid protocols. Breakfast and dinner was very good! ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

La Playa Carmel
Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
The price is $350 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (732 reviews)

"The staff was wonderful. We were very well taken care of and never had any complaints."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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.

Resorts in Carmel

Dreaming of a relaxing escape? Indulge in all the comforts and luxuries of a resort, where you can find everything you want for your trip—from tasty food and drink options to activities and entertainment. Check out the 8 resorts in Carmel and discover the right one for you, whether you picture yourself kicking back in a luxury suite or heading to the spa for a deep-tissue massage.

Here are our top-rated Carmel resorts:

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast - Rated 4 stars

  • Features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center
  • A restaurant on site

Carmel Valley Ranch - Family-friendly resort rated 4 stars

  • Offers 2 restaurants
  • Has 3 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a poolside bar

Not Available - Hyatt Residence Club Carmel Highlands Inn - not Available

  • Amenities include a spa tub

What Can I Do in Carmel?

Travelers love exploring the beaches in Carmel, and come here for shopping and other popular activities. Check out the interesting exhibits at Cherry Center for the Arts and Smallsea, A Metropolis in Miniature, or catch the latest production at Sunset Center or Golden Bough Playhouse. Other top attractions you can add to your list are Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.

Visitors also enjoy Carmel for its:

  • Flowers
  • Riverfront
  • Art

When Should I Visit Carmel?

Here's an overview of the seasonal weather to help you decide your trip dates:

  • 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 is Carmel like for a resort vacation?
Dreaming of a relaxing getaway? You deserve the luxuries and comforts of a resort, where you can find everything you need for your trip—from tasty food and drink options to activities and shopping. Check out the 6 resorts in Carmel and discover the one that’s best for you, whether you see yourself sipping drinks by a sprawling pool or heading to the spa for a deep-tissue massage.
What's a top resort for my stay in Carmel?
Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast - 4-star rating. Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a spa tub. Highly rated for its great location. Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt - Family-friendly property rated 4 stars. Has 3 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars. Carmel Highlands Inn - One Bedroom Suite, Ocean View - Situated just 10 minutes away from Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
How many resorts can I expect to find in Carmel?
Take your pick from Expedia’s 6 resorts in Carmel where you can enjoy fine dining, spacious rooms, and more.
What can I do in Carmel?
Travelers love exploring the beaches in Carmel, and come here for shopping and other popular activities. Discover the theater scene at Sunset Center and Forest Theater Guild, or head to Carmel Plaza and The Barnyard for some retail therapy. Other top attractions you can add to your list are Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.
What's the weather like 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's the best way to get to and around Carmel?
Fly into Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY), which is located 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the heart of the city. You can also search 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 to rent a car for your trip.

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