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Newly remodeled Ocean Hideaway in Downtown Carmel
4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
2nd stay here

"Continue to enjoy this studio in Carmel. The location is perfect - walkable to the beach and all the great Carmel shops and restaurants. I’ll be back!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 21, 2020

Newly remodeled Ocean Hideaway in Downtown Carmel
Carriage House Inn
3.5 out of 5
Junipero Between 7th And 8th, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $389 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4.7/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)
Beautiful, comfortable, and elegant

"From the pleasant check-in to the in room happy hour service, to the elegant amenities in the room, the close location to the center of Carmel and breakfast to the room: fabulous!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2020

Carriage House Inn
Edgemere Cottages
3 out of 5
San Antonio Btw 13th and Santa Lucia, Carmel, CA
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4.7/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Peachfull

"It was located within walking distance to downtown Carmel and Mission Ranch. We walked both. Gretchen and Doug were very gracious and our cottage was amazing. We plan to return.. Ed and Dolores Sherry"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

Edgemere Cottages
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Tally Ho Inn
3.5 out of 5
Monte Verde Street At Sixth St, Carmel, CA
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The price is CA $303 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
4.6/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)

"Beautiful rooms that are very private. We stayed there on a Saturday night and it was so quiet. Even with the windows open the surf was the only thing we heard at night."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 1, 2021

Tally Ho Inn
L Auberge Carmel
4.5 out of 5
Monte Verde at Seventh, Carmel, CA
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4.5/5Wonderful! (313 reviews)

"The hotel was LOVELY!! The only problem was that the restaurant was closed during our stay. I was hoping to enjoy their fine dining experience."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2021

L Auberge Carmel
Wayside Inn
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $238 per night from Mar 31 to Apr 1
4.5/5Wonderful! (788 reviews)

"We liked the fireplace and jet tub.it would have been way better if they offered breakfast but we understand the whole covid thing going so it was fine."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2021

Wayside Inn
The Hideaway
3.5 out of 5
Junipero St & 8th Ave, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $188 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (192 reviews)

"This is a great hotel, we stayed there few times already. Very convenient location. Right in Carmel by the sea... you can walk to stores or restaurants or beach. Clean, very friendly staff, we definitely will stay there again. Thank you Hideaway!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2021

The Hideaway
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
The price is CA $166 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22
4.4/5Wonderful! (810 reviews)

"Walls are very thin. Can hear people in the next room but other than that, great location!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2021

Normandy Inn
La Playa Carmel
4 out of 5
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $303 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4.4/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"Very relaxing ambiance,only a short blocks walk to the beach.Receptionist and staffs are very nice and accommodating,Maria was very honest to return my lost purse on the lobby ."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2021

La Playa Carmel
Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos At Seventh, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $212 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4.4/5Excellent! (699 reviews)

"The walls here are a little thin, but overall a beautiful little inn that is really going above and beyond with covid restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2021

Coachman's Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
Cypress Inn
3.5 out of 5
Lincoln & 7th Street, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $315 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
4.3/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"The staff were most helpful with all questions and needs. we originally intended to bring our pet, but did not. Most people with their pets were very considerate of those around them. The food was excellent, the rooms comfortable and nicely appointed. We will definitely stay again when in ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 5, 2021

Cypress Inn
Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
3.5 out of 5
13th and San Antonio, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $227 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
4.3/5Excellent! (764 reviews)

"Nice place for a high rent area. Wish it had a refrigerator, since I had an excellent dinner with leftovers at I’l Fornaio that had to be trashed, because I couldn’t put it in a refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2021

Colonial Terrace Inn by the Sea
Adobe Inn
3.5 out of 5
Dolores and Eighth, Carmel, CA
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The price is CA $193 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4.2/5Excellent! (363 reviews)

"No daily cleaning due to Covid-19, and daily cleaning is the best part of staying in a hotel! Too bad for me. However, nice staff and nice front desk people. Loved the fireplace in the room. It was a little cold outside and couldn't eat inside restaurants so it was great to eat in our room with a ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Adobe Inn
Carmel Mission Inn
3.5 out of 5
3665 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $195 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
4.2/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Staff was great, rooms large and clean, lots of construction."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 28, 2021

Carmel Mission Inn
Pine Inn
3.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave At Monte Verde, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $192 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30
4.1/5Very Good! (590 reviews)

"The Pine Inn is ideally located to enjoy the town in Carmel. You can’t beat the convenience of having restaurants, galleries and shops right outside the door. Beds are comfortable. Decor is quaint. Great historical photos of Carmel in the halls. I love staying here."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2021

Pine Inn
Carmel Green Lantern Inn
3 out of 5
Casanova & 7th Avenue, Carmel, CA
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The price is CA $159 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
4.1/5Very Good! (329 reviews)

"Just stepping onto the property makes you feel like you stepped into a fairytale! I’ve stayed in a few hotels in Carmel but this is by-far my favorite because it really encapsulates the Carmel spirit with the beautiful oak trees, the cobblestone pathways, and the friendly, helpful staff! Overall, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2021

Carmel Green Lantern Inn
Carmel River Inn
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $163 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
3.9/5Good! (997 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. I love the small patio area to look out the little creek."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2020

Carmel River Inn
Carmel Resort Inn
2 out of 5
Carpenter Street and Second Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $75 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
3.8/5Good! (636 reviews)

"Lower than average cost and condition of interiors for Carmel. Proximity to downtown shopping is a plus. Poor insulation in the bathroom and dated interiors are a minus. Decent value overall for what you pay vs other properties closer to downtown. Keep expectations low and you won't be ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2021

Carmel Resort Inn
Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $100 per night from Mar 15 to Mar 16
3.6/5Good! (997 reviews)

"Cozy, roomy, quiet, affordable and closed to center"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 22, 2021

Carmel Inn And Suites
Carmel Wayfarer Inn
3 out of 5
4th Ave And Mission Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $70 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
3.2/5 (982 reviews)

"Great rates for a short stay in Carmel. Great location, very nice staff, dog friendly and clean"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2021

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
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Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Carmel?
The historical places in Carmel are likely a big part of your travel plans. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and scenic seaside. You can also discover the art scene during your vacation.
What's the best accommodation in Carmel to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Cypress Inn is a top 3.5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free breakfast and a restaurant. 17-Mile Drive is a short 9-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Carmel Wayfarer Inn and Carmel Mission Inn.
How many historically relevant hotels are located in Carmel?
Carmel is home to 364 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 49 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Carmel?
Carmel is notable for landmarks like 17-Mile Drive, Tor House, and Bixby Bridge. Cultural venues include Carmel Mission Basilica, Sunset Center, and Forest Theater Guild. Other popular sights include Carmel Beach and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Carmel?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can spend a night or two someplace that has an officially recognized national historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be turned into a historic hotel provided that it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Carmel, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the architecture and actual building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Carmel have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Tourists who book a stay can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, WiFi, and more. Booking a historic hotel in Carmel doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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