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Hotel Carmel

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Beach nearby
Outdoor spa tub
Pillowtop beds, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Pillowtop beds, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Hotel Carmel

Hotel Carmel

3.5 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA, 93923

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarmel Plaza5 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarmel Beach13 min walk
  • Popular Location17-Mile Drive19 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)8 min drive

Room options

About this area


Hotel Carmel is located in Northwest Carmel, a neighborhood in Carmel, and is in a shopping district and near the beach. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Carmel Beach and Monterey Bay. Munras Avenue and Dennis the Menace Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Carmel Plaza - 5 min walk
  • Carmel Beach - 13 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 19 min walk
  • Tor House - 4 min drive
  • Carmel Mission Basilica - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 15 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 8 min drive


  • Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro - 6 min walk
  • Il Fornaio - 7 min walk
  • Dametra Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Carmel Bakery - 6 min walk
  • Carmel's Bistro Giovanni - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Carmel

3.5-star hotel located in Northwest Carmel
Close to Carmel Beach, Hotel Carmel provides a garden, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and free newspapers
  • Outdoor furniture, concierge services, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 30 rooms feature comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and bathrobes, in addition to thoughtful touches like safes and minibars.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge

Restaurants on site

  • Brophy's Tavern

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Pillowtop mattress


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony/patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
2 per room (up to 88 lbs per pet)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 27.31 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Dolphin Carmel
Dolphin Inn
Dolphin Inn Carmel
Hotel Carmel
Hotel Carmel Hotel
Hotel Carmel Carmel
Hotel Carmel Hotel Carmel

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Carmel pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 88 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 250 per accommodation, per stay.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Carmel?

As of Mar 23, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Carmel on Mar 30, 2023 start from $329.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Carmel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Carmel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Hotel Carmel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Carmel located?

Located in Northwest Carmel, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Doud Arcade and Carmel Beach. 17-Mile Drive is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Carmel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Carmel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Carmel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Rating 6 - Okay. 40 out of 653 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hotel Carmel is a nice property with a lovely lobby and also a jacuzzi! Staffs are so polite and sweet, breakfast is more tasty then expected :) The area is quiet and safe, only 5 mins walk and you can see the shops. Many good restaurants around and the bar next to Hotel Carmel is a very good option too (Brothy’s)! Overall the stay was excellent. Only the pillows and if you stay at lower level, you may hear the food steps clearly on the above level. Will be back again!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is beautiful and very clean. Very well maintained and the rooms are decorated beautifully. The grounds are kept perfectly. Ann was the person at checkin and she was awesome. We love the happy hour and breakfast. Everything was perfect. Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Expedia overcharged $50/day. Do not use Expedia. Motel had forced me to use Expedia. Also little parking and no TV service
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Marni, Fresno

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This is our third time staying here! We love this place!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

michael, new york

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really liked the location of our room, #215; the convenience of the location of the hotel, the lovely fireplace and the outdoor firepit areas, breakfast was yummy and good quality, the selection of CD's in the lobby is wonderful! Suggestions for improvement: The biggest thing lacking is a microwave in the room, even if it is to reheat our coffee, tea etc..., the sangria needs to be improved, it is not tasty, too watery, offer red apples and bananas as well as granny smith apples. Thank you
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful spot! So lovely to watch otters frolic in the ocean while eating breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

yael shacham

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
the property is nice and clean and also has a nice design and fresh breakfast we arrived at 5 pm from 9 pm we didn't have electricity at all we left at 10 am we paid for one dark night and 2 rooms for 1.250$ it is way too much! day after the rate was 650 for the same two rooms !!!! i was disappointed they don't have at least a generator you can't stay in the rom with no pawer and it was cold and rain
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022