City Guide: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel is laid-back and brimming with culture.

It is the only city in the world where street addresses, modern architecture and franchise businesses are banned to allow extra space for cultural opportunities in the city. Famous for its quaint shops, homes that are claustrophobic for the European traveler and innocent coastline, this is the way life in Carmel.

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City Guide: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel is laid-back and brimming with culture.

It is the only city in the world where street addresses, modern architecture and franchise businesses are banned to allow extra space for cultural opportunities in the city. Famous for its quaint shops, homes that are claustrophobic for the European traveler and innocent coastline, this is the way life in Carmel.

You can experience this laid-back feel on your trip to Carmel. Be it a room in cheap hotel in Carmel to luxury offers all listed with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.

Carmel doesn't exhaust itself with beaches only, as you can find there three small, but very interesting museums about the city's history with various antiques on display. Along with museums goes fascinating architecture with unique off-the-beaten-track buildings and the graves of more than three thousand local Indians at the local cemetery.

Other attractions include;

  • Carmel Mission, established by Father Junipero Sera along the coast of California

  • 17 Mile Drive, a scenic drive through the most prestigious neighborhood in Northern California

  • Point Lobos, a State Park located just south of Carmel

  • Gravity Garden, a sculpture garden by artist Jim Needham

  • The Barnyard offers a collection of art galleries and clothing

But the majority of tourists flock to Carmel for its powder-white coastline and crystal-clear waters. Its Carmel River State Beach is among the favorite to sunbathe on for visitors for its impressive setting under the rocky cliffs and near the tranquil blue waters. In addition, Carmel boasts a very beautiful environment with more than 250 bird and animal species along the sea and the richest underwater environment in California.

Carmel had featured very diverse inhabitants from Esselen, then Ohlone Native American tribes before the Europeans forced them off the land. Settled since the early 18th century, Carmel began to take shape with the Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo by Father Junípero Serra in 1771. After 1848 Carmel changed hands from Mexican to American as Mexico ceded California after the Mexican-American War.

Since then Carmel has started to work to draw new residents to the area. It founded the Carmel Development Company for the new jobs in the city and this paid off with success. The majority of people to relocate to Carmel were from San Francisco escaping the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake there. Many newcomers to the area were artists inspired by Carmels' beauty like Jack London, Robinson Jeffers, Sinclair Lewis and Upton Sinclair. Along with writers Carmel appeared in the focus of photographers' cameras by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams.

From the remote Canadian coast to magazine covers and today Carmel is available to tour for you with Booked.net.



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  • Carmel Valley Ranch

    4 star hotel
    One Old Ranch Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 36 reviews
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    The luxury four-star hotel Carmel Valley Ranch is positioned between Carmel-by-the-Sea village and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Silicon Valley and Central Coast are close to it. More details

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    US$470
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  • Carmel Lodge

    3 star hotel
    San Carlos And 5Th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    7.2 - Very good
    Based on 11 reviews
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    The tranquil Carmel Lodge offers cosy accommodation in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. It was opened in 1950 and is an example of European architecture in Carmel-by-the-Sea. More details

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    US$330
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  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands

    4 star hotel
    120 Highlands Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    7.4 - Very good
    Based on 26 reviews
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    The Hyatt Carmel Highlands is a four-star hotel with a truly coveted setting a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Carmel, known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. More details

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    US$409
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  • Junipero Between 5Th & 6Th, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.0 - Excellent
    Based on 51 reviews
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    The comfortable Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn offers spacious rooms with panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean. Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn is located just minutes away from the pristine pebble beach. More details

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    US$161
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  • Pine Inn

    4 star hotel
    Ocean Ave & Monte Verde, Carmel, Ca 93921, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 149 reviews
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    The historical Pine Inn offers spacious accommodation overlooking Big Sur Coast and Monterey Bay. Founded in 1889, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 1996. More details

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    US$195
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  • Carmel Mission Inn

    3 star hotel
    3665 Rio Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 86 reviews
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    The 3-star Carmel Mission Inn is located next to the spectacular beach. Built in 1970, the well-equipped hotel was renovated in 2007. More details

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    US$176
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  • 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    6.4 - Good
    Based on 2 reviews
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    The business Quail Lodge And Golf Club offers air-conditioned accommodation overlooking Santa Lucia Mountains and Carmel Valley. This hotel is situated 4. More details

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    US$320
    per night
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  • Ocean Ave & Torres St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 45 reviews
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    The designer 3-star Comfort Inn Carmel By The Sea offers quick access to The Barnyard Specialty Shops, Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature and Monterey Bay Aquarium. The hotel is conveniently situated in a downtown area, close to hills and forests. More details

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  • Adobe Inn

    4 star hotel
    Dolores St And 8Th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 42 reviews
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    Situated on a beach, the business Adobe Inn offers 20 large guestrooms with views of the Pacific Ocean. Founded in 1974, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2011. More details

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    US$228
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  • Bernardus Lodge

    4 star hotel
    415 W Carmel Valley Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93924 (Map)
    9.2 - Exceptional
    Based on 29 reviews
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    Bernardus Lodge lies among the vineyards of Carmel Valley. The hotel houses 57 rooms with feather beds, balconies and terraces, fireplaces and luxury bathtubs. More details

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    US$438
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  • Camino Real At 8Th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    7.8 - Excellent
    Based on 31 reviews
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    The intimate La Playa Carmel By The Sea offers accommodation in a prestigious area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Since 1905, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. More details

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  • L'Auberge Carmel

    4 star hotel
    Monte Verde At Seventh, Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.8 - Exceptional
    Based on 17 reviews
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    The designer L'Auberge Carmel is a decent example of a 4-star hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea. With accents of antique architecture, the hotel was built in 1929 and renovated in 2004. More details

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    US$414
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  • 5Th & San Carlos St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 76 reviews
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    The tranquil 3-star Best Western Carmel'S Town House Lodge offers tasteful rooms with views of California Coast. Founded in 1955, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2094. More details

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  • Wayside Inn

    3 star hotel
    7Th Avenue And Mission, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.8 - Exceptional
    Based on 28 reviews
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    Wayside Inn is a 3-star comfortable property that offers spacious accommodation steps away from Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature, Pebble Beach and Tor House. A 5-minute walk will take you to Carmel Mission, Pacific Repertory Theatre and Carmel's Forest Theater. More details

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    US$263
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  • The Normandy Inn

    3 star hotel
    Ocean Avenue And Monte Verde Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.8 - Exceptional
    Based on 42 reviews
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    The 3-star Normandy Inn enjoys its location within the beach. The hotel's French building set in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea was completely refurbished in 2009. More details

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    US$186
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  • Carmel Inn And Suites

    3 star hotel
    5Th Ave. And Junipero St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    8.4 - Exceptional
    Based on 24 reviews
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    Carmel Inn And Suites is a 3-star property only 1.9km from Tor House, Pebble Beach and Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature. More details

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    US$210
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  • Carmel Valley Lodge

    3 star hotel
    8 Ford Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93924 (Map)
    8.2 - Excellent
    Based on 12 reviews
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    Carmel Valley Lodge is a 3-star hotel offering modern accommodation not far from Monterey Parks Maintenance, Pebble Beach and Monterey Bay Aquarium. This classic hotel comprises 30 guestrooms with central heating, a kitchen, a fireplace, ironing facilities and cable TV. More details

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    US$216
    per night
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  • Tally Ho Inn

    3 star hotel
    Monte Verde St At Sixth St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    9.2 - Exceptional
    Based on 28 reviews
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    The comfortable 3-star Tally Ho Inn provides elegant rooms with panoramic views of the ocean. Founded in 1993, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2006. More details

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    US$319
    per night
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  • Carmel River Inn

    2 star hotel
    26600 Oliver Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93922 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 22 reviews
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    The peaceful Carmel River Inn is a great place in a beach area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Operating in Carmel-by-the-Sea since 1935, this hotel features old-style architecture and modern comforts. More details

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    US$163
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  • 13Th &Amp; San Antonio, Carmel, Us, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    7.6 - Excellent
    Based on 22 reviews
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    The 4-star Colonial Terrace Inn By The Sea enjoys perfect setting overlooking Monterey Bay. The building was renovated in 2004. More details

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    US$213
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  • Casanova And 7Th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 17 reviews
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    Green Lantern Inn B And B is a 2-star property only 1.7km from Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pebble Beach and Tor House. More details

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  • Clarion Collection

    2 star hotel
    Ne 5Th & Mission, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    7.8 - Excellent
    Based on 13 reviews
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    Situated walk from the beautiful beach, the 2-star Clarion Collection offers 15 rooms. Opened in 1950, the hotel attracts visitors with its antique architecture. More details

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    per night
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  • Hofsas House Hotel

    3 star hotel
    3Rd / 4Th Street On San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    7.8 - Excellent
    Based on 152 reviews
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    The charming Hofsas House Hotel features great views of the Pacific Ocean and Central Coast. The hotel boasts central location next to Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature, Carmel Mission and Mission Basilica. More details

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    US$132
    per night
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  • Dolphin Inn

    2 star hotel
    Ne Corner 4Th And San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 26 reviews
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    The classic Dolphin Inn is a great place in a shopping area of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Founded in 1964, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 1992. More details

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    US$154
    per night
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  • Junipero Between 7Th And 8Th ;, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93923 (Map)
    8.6 - Exceptional
    Based on 178 reviews
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    Cobblestone Inn Carmel is located in a beach area of Carmel-by-the-Sea in close proximity to Tor House, Smallsea: A Metropolis in Miniature and Point Lobos State Reserve. Built in 1950, the hotel was renovated in 2002. More details

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    US$249
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