Hotels in Carmel
Carmel hotels are charming and unique, providing high-quality accommodations while maintaining the town’s personality. There are plenty of inns and bed & breakfasts–many of them close to the sea–so welcoming that you may start feeling as a permanent Carmel resident.
Housed in a gorgeous historic house with whitewashed walls and French windows, L’Auberge Carmel is one of the loveliest hotels in Carmel. The property was built in 1929 and went through a renovation in 2012, resulting in a quaint yet modern space where each of the 20 rooms has been individually designed. One of the highlights at L’Auberge is its ingredient-driven restaurant, Aubergine.
Tradewinds Carmel is a 28-room boutique hotel in the heart of Carmel, featuring Asian-inspired décor and a meditation garden to provide a tranquil atmosphere for stressed-out guests. At breakfast, try the fresh-baked pastries from local favorite Parker Lusseau bakery.
Historic La Playa Carmel is steps away from the beach, and close to the town’s best restaurants, shops and cafés. Everything about La Playa says relaxation, from its peaceful patios and courtyards and its airy rooms with views of the sea to the Champagne breakfast served every morning.
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.
Splurge for an ocean-view suite with fireplace, wet bar, and whirlpool at this unabashedly romantic 34-room B&B is built into a cliff above the Pacific.
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.