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Things to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel Beach
Carmel Mission
Carmel River State Beach

What is the average price of a hotel near Carmel Beach?

If you’re looking for a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea near Carmel Beach then you are in luck. momondo recommends 12 hotels near Carmel Beach and on average, area hotels cost $210/night. This price may vary based on season. Hotels near Carmel Beach are typically 14% less expensive than the average hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is $246.

Hotels near Carmel Beach

What is the average price of a hotel near Carmel Mission?

Below are the 12 user recommended hotels in the area of Carmel-by-the-Sea that is closest to Carmel Mission. The average price near Carmel Mission is $210/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near Carmel Mission are typically 14% less expensive than the average hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is $246.

Hotels near Carmel Mission

What is the average price of a hotel near Carmel River State Beach?

Hotels near Carmel River State Beach are typically 14% less expensive than the average hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is $246.

Hotels near Carmel River State Beach

When to book a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Low Season
December
High Season
August

cheapest month to stay

24%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

22%

expected price increase

Price
$233 - $388
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Wednesday

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Average price (weeknight)

$259

av. price over the last two weeks

av. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

$329

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Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins. 3 star, 82 days before. 4-5 star, 46 days before.
1-2 star
$181 - $206
3 star
$228 - $260
4-5 star
$337 - $395

Carmel-by-the-Sea travel tips

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Which neighborhoods in Carmel by the Sea should I stay in if I want access to public transport?

Being that it is a small seaside community, public transportation in Carmel by the Sea is limited. This is a quaint town with lots of cobblestone streets, local shops and boutiques to visit. Many tourists and locals enjoy walking around this picturesque, pedestrian-friendly community. Book a hotel in Carmel by the Sea near the shopping district of Ocean Avenue/Mission street to be able to walk to everything. You can find a Comfort Inn and a Coachman's Inn in this part of town. Stay in a hotel in Carmel by the Sea that is close to the beach for easier access to outdoor and waterfront activities. Carmel Green Lantern Inn and LaPlaya Carmel are within walking distance of Carmel Beach. You can also rent a car if you plan to visit nearby cities like Monterey and Pebble Beach.


How much does a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea cost per night?

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2 stars and under
Carmel Bay View Inn
#1 Most popular

Carmel Bay View Inn

8.7

$128

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Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea
#2 Most popular

Comfort Inn Carmel By the Sea

8.0

$147

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Carmel Resort Inn
Best value

Carmel Resort Inn

7.7

$98

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3 stars
Carmel Mission Inn
#1 Most popular

Carmel Mission Inn

8.0

$198

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Briarwood Inn
#2 Most popular

Briarwood Inn

8.5

$178

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Carmel Lodge
Best value

Carmel Lodge

8.0

$11

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4 stars +
La Playa Carmel
#1 Most popular

La Playa Carmel

8.5

$359

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands
#2 Most popular

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

8.0

$479

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The Hideaway
Best value

The Hideaway

8.2

$257

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Where to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

What neighborhood in Carmel by the Sea should I stay in based on why I’m traveling?

You don't have to stay on or near the beach during your visit to Carmel by the Sea. If you'd prefer to stay in town, consider lodging in a Carmel by the Sea hotel in the historical district. Hotels in the historical district include Pine Inn and the Normandy Inn. Carmel by the Sea is a romantic place to visit while on a honeymoon or for an anniversary getaway. Book a hotel in Carmel by the Sea with views of the ocean, an ideal location to take in the vistas would be near Carmel Beach. Some hotels close to the beach with great views include the La Playa Carmel and the Carmel Green Lantern Inn. If you're traveling on a budget, we recommend staying close to or in Monterey. A cheap hotel in Carmel by the Sea to consider checking out is Carmel Wayfarer Inn.


Learn about attractions and sights in Carmel-by-the-Sea

What are the most popular attractions in Carmel by the Sea?

After spending time taking in the natural beauty of Carmel Beach, you can do some shopping around Carmel by the Sea. There are many local shops on Ocean Avenue including clothing boutiques, jewelry shops and art galleries. Many tourists like to spend recreational time outdoors at Carmel Beach or the Carmel River State Beach while in Carmel By the Sea. One favorite thing to do is go bird watching. Visit Carmel River State Beach to get a look at a variety of Pacific Coast birds. While on this California state beach, you can also do some kayaking and scuba diving. If you're interested in history, take a tour of the Carmel Mission Basilica Museum on Rio Road. If you want to see beautiful stretches of coastline, explore luxury neighborhoods and posh golf courses, take a drive along the coast on the infamous 17 Mile Drive. This road goes through several coastal cities in California.

Which neighborhoods in Carmel by the Sea have a large selection of bars and restaurants?

You'll find an array of restaurants near Carmel Plaza in downtown Carmel by the Sea. In and near the plaza there is a coffee shop, seafood restaurant, burger joint and a local brewery. Continue to take in a view of the ocean with a visit to one of the many Carmel Beach restaurants. There are several bars and seafood restaurants close to the beach. Many offer both indoor and outdoor dining on a patio or deck so that you can better take in the stunning views.

What popular events take place in Carmel by the Sea?

Foodies will want to join locals at the annual Relais & Chateaux GourmetFest. This takes place in the month of March and lasts for four days. Attendees can enjoy California wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, a live auction, and of course, lots of food. This event takes place at L'Auberge Carmel Restaurant in the city center of Carmel by the Sea.


Carmel-by-the-Sea travel information

How long do people stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

A stay of 1 night is most popular when visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea.

When is the best time to book a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

December is the cheapest month to book a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices can be 24% lower than other, busier months; so this is a great time to get a good deal.

How much does a hotel cost in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

$228 per night is the average rate for a room when booking a hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Prices will differ depending on factors such as star rating, time of year and location.

How much does a hostel in Carmel-by-the-Sea cost?

Per person, per night, a hostel in Carmel-by-the-Sea (or a sub 2 star rated hotel) is priced at $140, on average. This price is $88 cheaper than your average Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Room prices for hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea will be at their lowest on Tuesday and peak on Friday.