Discover the local area in Northwest Carmel as you check out popular sights like Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.

Top Hotels in Northwest Carmel

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
$88
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.2/5 (1,444 reviews)

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

3.2/5 (1,444 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and honestly was quite pleasant despite what other reviews say. Some people can’t be pleased and really what’s the point of going on vacation if you’re just going to stay in your hotel room all day? It was clean affordable and great location, couldn’t ask for more"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
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Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
$169
per night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.4/5Excellent! (541 reviews)

Located in Golden Rectangle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Galante Vineyards, Carmel Beach, and 17-Mile Drive. Pebble Beach Golf Links and Carmel ...

4.4/5Excellent! (541 reviews)

"The Inn's medieval French architecture was fun and interesting to explore."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Normandy Inn
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Hotel Carmel
3.5 out of 5
Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA
$249
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.5/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)

"Convenient to downtown Carmel, nice neighborhood. Our accessible room did not have bathroom hooks or a shelf for toiletries in the shower, and very limited shelf space in the bathroom. Our "balcony" was part of a long outside corridor, and not private."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

Hotel Carmel
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Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
$109
per night
Oct 8 - Oct 9
3.6/5Good! (848 reviews)

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! (848 reviews)

"Older property. Decor antique bedding. Nice bathroom but small."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Carmel Inn And Suites
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Candle Light Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Ave., Carmel, CA
$207
per night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.4/5Excellent! (825 reviews)

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

4.4/5Excellent! (825 reviews)

"We had a king room with jetted tub. It was large and comfortable. The location was right in the middle of everything. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Perfect place for our getaway!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Candle Light Inn
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Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
2.5 out of 5
NW corner of San Carlos St & 5th Ave, Carmel, CA
$140
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
3.9/5Good! (596 reviews)

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 ...

3.9/5Good! (596 reviews)

"First time to Carmel, parking is tight and don't recommend full size vehicles."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge

Popular things to do in Northwest Carmel

Carmel Plaza
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Carmel Plaza

You can do some window-shopping at Carmel Plaza during your visit to Carmel. Make time for the must-see aquarium and golf courses in this walkable area.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, you’ll find a spectacular window into life both above and below the waves.

Fisherman's Wharf
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Fisherman's Wharf

Take a whale tour, admire the ocean views from seafood restaurants and browse the souvenirs for sale in this thriving marina.

Carmel Beach
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Carmel Beach

Spot birds or catch waves, then spread out a picnic by a campfire and enjoy the views at this picturesque beach.

Pebble Beach Golf Links
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Pebble Beach Golf Links

Hit the links in Del Monte Forest at Pebble Beach Golf Links, a popular golf course. Stroll along the seaside or attend a sporting event in this family-friendly area.

Point Lobos State Reserve
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Point Lobos State Reserve

This wildlife sanctuary, a magnet for nature lovers and artists, is a jewel of the California State Park system. 

Top activities in Northwest Carmel

4 Hour Summer Whale Watch
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4 Hour Summer Whale Watch

$51

Look for whales as they spend time in the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale watching cruise from Monterey.

Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour
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Monterey, Carmel & Pacific Coast Highway - Full Day Tour

$89

Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and visit Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel-by-the-Sea before returning to San Francisco.

Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer
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Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Explorer

$99

The experiences you’ll have on tour from San Francisco to Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel-by-the-Sea are extraordinary – starting with the Pacific coastline that you’ll trace on the drive south to Monterey.

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