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Top Carmel Luxury Hotels

Carriage House Inn
3.5 out of 5
Junipero Between 7th And 8th, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $396 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
4.7/5Exceptional! (326 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
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
5 out of 5
8205 VALLEY GREENS DRIVE, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $225 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.6/5Exceptional! (978 reviews)

"Great for families. Lots to do, tennis, pickleball, golf, bikes. Close to hikes and beaches. Best part, dog friendly! Really great spot, we will be back."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2020

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
L Auberge Carmel
4.5 out of 5
Monte Verde at Seventh, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $376 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (299 reviews)

"Great place, amazing staff, super clean - we really enjoyed our time during this crazy year"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 2, 2020

L Auberge Carmel
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Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
4 out of 5
One Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $476 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (721 reviews)

"My family and I had an amazing time. The grounds are beautiful, the service was top notch, the food at the restaurant was great. All in all we were delighted with the ranch."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Tradewinds Carmel
3.5 out of 5
Mission Street at Third Avenue, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $257 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (298 reviews)

"The property is nice with beautiful landscaping. It could use a jacuzzi."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2020

Tradewinds Carmel
Wayside Inn
3 out of 5
7th Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $244 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (759 reviews)

"Perfect location to walk to shops and restaurants and to walk down the hill to the beach too!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Wayside Inn
Carmel Bay View Inn
2.5 out of 5
Junipero Street Between 5th And 6th St, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $131 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (940 reviews)

"Views and patio and in room fireplace and bathtubs"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2020

Carmel Bay View 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 $225 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.4/5Wonderful! (955 reviews)

"The room we were in first was very small but we were upgraded to another room two days later at no additional charge that was larger and more comfortable. The hotel is a very historic hotel and therefore does not have elevators or air conditioning. That was not a problem for us as the temperature ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 2020

La Playa Carmel
Normandy Inn
2.5 out of 5
Ocean Ave., btwn Monte Verde St. & Casanova St., Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $136 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.4/5Wonderful! (765 reviews)

"It was a lovely inn. Felt very homey and clean. Staff was wonderful. I would for sure stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2020

Normandy Inn
Candle Light Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos Street, Between 4th and 5th Ave., Carmel, CA
The price is CA $253 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"Cozy room and great location, walking distance to main street and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Candle Light Inn
Cypress Inn
3.5 out of 5
Lincoln & 7th Street, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $361 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
4.3/5Excellent! (91 reviews)

"Beautiful little property, right off the main street of Carmel. Has very nice courtyard area where breakfast is served, can get other meals or drinks there too"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 26, 2020

Cypress Inn
Svendsgaard's Inn
2.5 out of 5
San Carlos St And 4th Ave, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $179 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"Great place! Very clean and safe Cute and quaint area"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Svendsgaard's Inn
Briarwood Inn
3 out of 5
San Carlos St. between 4th & 5th, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $155 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.2/5Excellent! (273 reviews)

"I couldn't possibly have enjoyed my stay more at the Briarwood, just a lovely experience and my room, the Dickens, was enormous, clean & furnished very charmingly. Nice and quiet, I also loved the balcony, the very useful wet bar/kitchen area, bed was super comfy and while I liked having a dedicated ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2020

Briarwood 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 $145 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)

"This property is brand new. Heated pool, filtered water machines, beautiful seating area with fireplace. Rooms are gorgeous. Parking is easy and you could walk to shops & restaurants. And the staff is wonderful, thank you!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

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 $232 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
4.1/5Very Good! (575 reviews)

"This Place is amazing!! So cute, I love the Lobby and Feel of the Hotel, it made me feel as if I traveled back in time. Everything was so Nice, Our room was in the courtyard area; I loved that I was in the heart of Downtown Carmel by the sea!! Everything was walking distance. Great stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

Pine Inn
Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
2.5 out of 5
NW corner of San Carlos St & 5th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.9/5Very Good! (706 reviews)

"The lodge is much closer to the Carmel by the Sea area than I expected, which was great! The staff is friendly and the room was comfortable. I'll stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
Carmel River Inn
2 out of 5
26600 Oliver Rd, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $160 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.9/5Good! (988 reviews)
32nd Wedding Anniversary

"Overall the hotel was nice and clean for COVID times. The staff very friendly and courteous. I would say the only downfall and not by fault of the hotel is the weekend my wife and I visited there was a heatwave and rooms do not have air condition. When we entered room inside temp was 92 but quickly ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2020

Carmel River Inn
Carmel Lodge
3 out of 5
San Carlos St at 5th Ave, Carmel, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.8/5Good! (980 reviews)

"Amazing place to stay. Near all the restaurants, and excellent customer service and maid staff!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Carmel Lodge
Carmel Inn And Suites
2.5 out of 5
5th And Junipero, Carmel, CA
The price is CA $98 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
3.6/5Good! (990 reviews)

"The woman working on site is lovely. She was helpful and provided extra support and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2020

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 $80 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.2/5 (981 reviews)

"This marvelous hotel and the owners are my SOUL family ... this is my home away from home and I AM deeply honored to experience this spiritual delightful magic and love here — I have been coming here for the past 2 months and LOVE every moment ... also the owners are the true locals of ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Carmel Wayfarer Inn
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Searching for a great accommodation for your luxury trip to Carmel? Expedia can help you arrange a flight to Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) airport or Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) airport, and then you can select from various places to stay that will deliver the luxury you'd like to find. Amenities are important when you plan a trip, so we make it easy to get what you need to make your stay special. If you want an upscale hotel with fine dining, a spa, or several swimming pools, Expedia can help you find the best luxury hotel experience that Carmel has to offer. Known for its beaches and shopping, Carmel also has some interesting things to see and do including Carmel Beach and Point Lobos State Reserve, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.

When to Visit Carmel

Here's what you can expect the weather to be like when you stay in Carmel:

  • Hottest months: September, October, August, and July, with an average temperature of 69°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and March, with an average temperature of 44°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches
  • Rainiest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 3.79 inches

Exploring Carmel

Enjoy Carmel with a stop at Carmel Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve, and Bixby Bridge. If you have a little extra time during your trip, you might want to make a stop at Carmel Plaza and Blair Estate Tasting Room.

A few other things that make Carmel special are the:
  • Beaches
  • Flowers
  • Shopping
  • Riverfront
  • Art

Frequently asked questions

Are you searching for the perfect hotel for your luxury holiday in Carmel?
Travel to Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) Airport or Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) Airport, and then treat yourself to a stay at one of 20 Carmel luxury hotels. Known for its beaches and shopping, Carmel also has some interesting things to see and do including Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive, so you may want to take in the local sights during your visit.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Carmel?
L Auberge Carmel is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Quail Lodge & Golf Club and Carmel Valley Ranch - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt are other upscale choices for your vacation.
How many luxury hotels will I be able to find in Carmel?
Lie in the lap of luxury during your getaway to Carmel in one of Expedia’s 20 luxury hotels.
When can I expect good weather in Carmel?
Planning for the weather is a good way to make your trip to Carmel relaxing and enjoyable, especially when you’re splurging. The hottest months are usually September and October with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 52°F. Average annual precipitation for Carmel is 21 inches.
What's there to see and do in Carmel?
Take in the sights and attractions that Carmel offers with a visit to Carmel Beach, 17-Mile Drive, and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. If you have extra time while you’re in the area, you might want to stop by Carmel Mission Basilica and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

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