Hotels in Carmel

The floral prints and canopy beds are a little frilly, but the real draw here is the hospitality—a fireside breakfast, tea in the garden. The eight-room Victorian bungalow lives up to its name; it's only steps from a broad beach on the Monterey Peninsula.

A rope swing—dangling from an oak tree just outside the lobby—signifies the youthful aesthetic: what was once a gray-haired golf resort just east of Carmel is now a sprawling outpost well-suited for families, and couples too.

Craftsman-style hotel on a bluff above the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 4 miles south of downtown, offering standout views of the rugged coastline from almost every room.

Named for State Senator Mr. Edward Tinkle, whose stone cottage once perched atop the Pacific coastline where Tickle Pink Inn now resides, this family-owned B&B offers European luxury at the edge of Big Sur.