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Carmel Vacation Packages

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Carmel Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Carmel hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Carmel trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Last Minute Hotel + Flight Deals in Carmel

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Best Western Plus Victorian Inn

Top Carmel Flight + Hotel Deals

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Tally Ho Inn
Monterey Bay Inn
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Pine Inn

Where to stay in Carmel

Find the best Carmel areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Carmel

Top Hotels in Carmel

Carmel Mission Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $153 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Carmel Mission Inn
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
5 out of 5
8205 VALLEY GREENS DRIVE, Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $245 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"Quail Lodge was beautiful. Our rooms were very comfortable and the grounds were stunning. Covid restrictions made the food situation a little challenging. It would have been nice if the front desk did a better job at check in to let us know how and where to get food easily. Golf staff was AMAZING! ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
La Playa Carmel
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $239 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"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
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.

Top things to do in Carmel

Carmel Beach Vacation

Kick back and relax on the shoreline and watch the sunlight sparkling across the water on your Carmel vacation. If you're hoping for a full beach experience, a trip to Carmel will be right up your alley. There's a good chance you've heard of Carmel Beach (0.5 miles (0.8 km) away). We suggest booking a hotel close by. However, loads of visitors also choose Carmel vacation deals closer to Carmel River State Beach or Monastery Beach, two other terrific nearby options.

Things You Should Know About Carmel

What are the advantages of a road trip to Carmel?

There’s nothing quite like a Carmel road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Carmel or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Carmel packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Carmel?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Carmel and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Carmel?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Carmel. You can book all the road trip activities on your Carmel wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Carmel. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Carmel vacation package cost?
From as little as $192. Yes, you read that correctly. Our Carmel packages are an easy way to stretch your budget. Combine your favorite hotels, flights and car rentals and discover this popular destination.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Carmel vacation package?
Don’t stress if you’re rethinking your Carmel vacation package — you can cancel or change your booking. And if you’ve booked it within the last 24 hours, you may be able to do it at no cost. However, bookings made more than 24 hours ago may incur charges from your hotel, airline or car rental company. We know life can sometimes throw a spanner in the works, so head to our Customer Service Portal if that happens. When you’re ready to make changes, we’re here to help.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Carmel?
Just think of all the fabulous things you could do in Carmel with a spare $583. If you combine your hotel and airfare bookings into a package deal, that’s how much you could save! You have so much choice when you book with Expedia. In fact, you can select from more than 550 air carriers and 1,000,000 properties across the globe. Whether you’re vacationing with the family or traveling on your own, organizing a getaway to Carmel is better with a deal.
Where should I stay in Carmel?
Most travelers who visit Carmel put both Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on their itineraries. Why not select a hotel right near these great attractions?
What are the top hotels in Carmel?
If it’s your first visit to Carmel, reserve a room at Carmel Bay View Inn or Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Both have good amenities and are favorites among many travelers.
When is the best time of year to visit Carmel?
If you enjoy the atmosphere of peak season, visit Carmel in July, June, August. If you’re after a calmer vibe, October, December, November will suit you better. Don’t want to spend a fortune? You might want to avoid August, when things like hotels and flights go up in price. January is generally when you’ll find the best deals.
How far in advance should I book my Carmel vacation?
Reserving your flight early with Expedia means one less thing to worry about. Most air carriers advertise tickets up to 12 months in advance. This is usually the cheapest time to book. If circumstances have left you booking late, low prices to Carmel will sometimes occur just weeks before departure.
What does an Expedia Carmel travel package include?
You can select from any combination of hotels, flights and rental cars. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add the fun stuff like tours and experiences. Want to pick your fare class? That’s easily done too. The choice is yours when it comes to crafting your dream Carmel trip.
What should I know before booking a Carmel travel package?
So many places to explore, so many things to see and do. With a travel package, you can cross more of them off your list. Combine your flights, hotels and rental cars and score big savings.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Carmel vacation packages?
Any trip away can become expensive, so it’s nice knowing that Expedia has a solution to make things easier. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, you can get the most out of your budget with a Book Now, Pay Later vacation package.
Can I choose my airline with a Carmel Expedia vacation package?
Yes, the choice is all yours. We offer more than 550 airlines worldwide, so you can tailor your Carmel vacation according to your needs and budget.