Check rooms and rates
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Destination
Sorry, we don't recognize this name.Enter a destination to start the search
We can’t find that destination
Try to change your search
The Internet connection seems to be slow. It may take a few more seconds to load the page. Thank you for your patience.
×
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room

Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels and places to stay

Search among 59 available hotels and places to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea from 50+ providers.

Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Destination
Sorry, we don't recognize this name.Enter a destination to start the search
We can’t find that destination
Try to change your search
The Internet connection seems to be slow. It may take a few more seconds to load the page. Thank you for your patience.
×
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Destination
Sorry, we don't recognize this name.Enter a destination to start the search
We can’t find that destination
Try to change your search
The Internet connection seems to be slow. It may take a few more seconds to load the page. Thank you for your patience.
×
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Destination
Sorry, we don't recognize this name.Enter a destination to start the search
We can’t find that destination
Try to change your search
The Internet connection seems to be slow. It may take a few more seconds to load the page. Thank you for your patience.
×
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
13Aug2022Saturday
14Aug2022Sunday
Get Prices
0Filter by
View map
Sort by
View map
1-59 out of 59
Sort by: high popularity
  • Price: low to high
  • Price: high to low
  • Guest rating: high to low
  • Popularity: high to low
  • The resort has
    • On-site car park
  • The resort has
    • 24-hour reception
    • 24-hour security
  • The resort has
    • Babysitting/Child services
View on map6.9 mi from City Center
Located in a beach area, this hotel with 139 en-suite rooms overlooking Andes Mountains welcomes guests with a seasonal outdoor pool, a basketball court and a golf course.
7.8
Very good38 reviews
From   US$ 1 135 /nightSelect
Not available
  • The hotel has
    • Off-site car park
  • The hotel has
    • 24-hour reception
    • 24-hour security
View on map1.3 mi from City Center100 yd from The Barnyard Shopping Center
This sophisticated hotel is nestled in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, not far from Carmel Mission Basilica Museum.
7.8
Very good161 reviews
From   US$ 294 /nightSelect
Not available
4.2 mi from City Center1.9 mi from Wine Tasting Center and Vineyard
The hotel is set in an entertainment area close to Santa Lucia Mountains, boasting a heated pool.
7.8
Very good43 reviews
From   US$ 698 /nightSelect
Not available
600 yd from City Center500 yd from Carmel Beach Access
Located 9 km from Monterey, this prestigious hotel features 75 rooms, a sundeck and a library.
8.2
Great73 reviews
From   US$ 708 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
There are rooms facing the bay and the hotel is set close to Pebble Beach.
7.8
Very good19 reviews
From   US$ 525 /nightSelect
Not available
Hotel
200 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Guests of the hotel will take advantage of Pebble Beach and enjoy a courtyard and a golf course, boasting centrally setting in the charming part of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
8.2
Great323 reviews
From   US$ 277 /nightSelect
Not available
1000 yd from City Center800 yd from Devendorf Park
Featuring a swimming pool, this hotel is located close to the beach and close to Carmel Plaza.
7.4
Very good575 reviews
From   US$ 219 /nightSelect
Not available
Bed & Breakfast
1700 yd from City Center300 yd from Tor House
Offering convenient proximity to Bennett Sculpture, the hotel is also close to Pebble Beach.
8.0
Great62 reviews
From   US$ 215 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
The hotel with an à la carte restaurant is positioned in an shopping district with views of the courtyard.
8.6
Great43 reviews
From   US$ 769 /nightSelect
Not available
Offering convenient proximity to Carmel Plaza, the hotel is also close to Carmel Mission.
7.8
Very good426 reviews
From   US$ 519 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
The budget hotel is a good starting point to Carmel-by-the-Sea' sights including Point Lobos State Reserve and Galante Vineyards.
8.0
Great69 reviews
From   US$ 286 /nightSelect
Not available
500 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Set only 2.9 km from Pebble Beach, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course.
8.0
Great453 reviews
From   US$ 207 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Offering convenient proximity to Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, the hotel is also close to Point Lobos State Reserve.
8.2
Great156 reviews
From   US$ 341 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Symphony
This sleek hotel is within 0.2 miles of the city center and features luxury rooms.
8.6
Great249 reviews
From   US$ 627 /nightSelect
Not available
200 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Welcoming guests in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the hotel was remodelled in 1980.
7.6
Very good132 reviews
From   US$ 270 /nightSelect
Not available
500 yd from City Center500 yd from Carmel Heritage
This organic-style hotel is set at a short distance to Carmel Mission.
8.6
Great77 reviews
From   US$ 415 /nightSelect
Not available
1.4 mi from City Center600 yd from The Barnyard Shopping Center
Offering kayaking, boating and horse riding in the area, this accommodation lies next to Point Lobos State Reserve, and within a 60-minute drive of Central Park.
7.6
Very good66 reviews
From   US$ 245 /nightSelect
Not available
Bed & Breakfast
500 yd from City Center500 yd from Carmel Heritage
There are rooms facing the ocean and the hotel is set close to Point Lobos State Reserve.
7.8
Very good22 reviews
From   US$ 419 /nightSelect
Not available
1200 yd from City Center800 yd from Tor House
Located next to Ocean Avenue, the venue comprises 26 rooms with garden views.
7.8
Very good67 reviews
From   US$ 293 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located near Carmel Mission, the hotel offers sea views and a private pool.
7.6
Very good383 reviews
From   US$ 271 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
In the vicinity of this exclusive there is Pebble Beach and guests can also discover the busy area.
8.0
Great269 reviews
From   US$ 296 /nightSelect
Not available
Bed & Breakfast
400 yd from City Center200 yd from Monterey Symphony
Located adjacent to Carmel Mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea, this hotel offers 20 rooms and a magnificent view of the ocean.
8.4
Great116 reviews
From   US$ 316 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Set near Carmel Mission Basilica Museum, this central venue is 10 minutes' walk of the city center.
8.4
Great66 reviews
From   US$ 473 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Boasting location close to Carmel Mission, the hotel's rooms offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
9.0
Perfect11 reviews
From   US$ 445 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Offering convenient proximity to Galante Vineyards, the hotel is also close to Carmel Mission.
8.2
Great54 reviews
From   US$ 323 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located 1 km away from Carmel-by-the-Sea city center, this hotel features 20 rooms and an outdoor swimming pool.
8.0
Great107 reviews
From   US$ 294 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Thanks to its central location, the property is easily accessible from Carmel Mission and there is a motorway just steps away.
8.6
Great9 reviews
From   US$ 229 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Within easy reach of Pebble Beach Golf Links, this hotel comprises 20 rooms with private bathrooms.
8.2
Great79 reviews
From   US$ 453 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located a few steps from Point Lobos State Reserve, the hotel features 21 rooms with views over the garden.
8.0
Great67 reviews
From   US$ 325 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Symphony
Within easy reach of Point Lobos, this hotel comprises 22 rooms with private bathrooms.
8.4
Great47 reviews
From   US$ 417 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
The hotel was built in 1955 in an touristic area of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and nowadays has 28 rooms.
8.2
Great144 reviews
From   US$ 321 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center400 yd from Forest Theater
The hotel offers easy access to Pebble Beach, boasting 19 rooms in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
8.2
Great150 reviews
From   US$ 356 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Symphony
There are rooms facing the city and the hotel is set close to Carmel Mission.
8.0
Great77 reviews
From   US$ 281 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Symphony
This hotel with 13 rooms and a lobby bar is centrally located 10 minutes' walk from the city center.
8.4
Great34 reviews
From   US$ 615 /nightSelect
Not available
1200 yd from City Center900 yd from Devendorf Park
Located next to Pebble Beach Golf Links, the venue comprises 20 rooms with garden views.
8.2
Great107 reviews
From   US$ 265 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
The hotel has a courtyard and a library, which help guests to have a good time while enjoying an ideal location.
7.6
Very good82 reviews
From   US$ 295 /nightSelect
Not available
Bed & Breakfast
500 yd from City Center500 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located next to Point Lobos State Reserve, the venue comprises 10 rooms with city views.
8.0
Great28 reviews
From   US$ 361 /nightSelect
Not available
500 yd from City Center600 yd from Carmel Heritage
The budget hotel is a good starting point to Carmel-by-the-Sea' sights including Point Lobos State Reserve and Weston Gallery.
8.0
Great48 reviews
From   US$ 362 /nightSelect
Not available
20 adults
7 bedrooms
9 beds
200 yd from City Center100 yd from Carmel Heritage
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe is 3.4 miles from this villa that offers 7 bedrooms along with a full kitchen.
From   US$ 1 744 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Offering windsurfing, canoeing and hiking in the area, this accommodation lies next to Point Lobos State Reserve, and within a 20-minute drive of Fisherman's Wharf.
8.4
Great7 reviews
From   US$ 478 /nightSelect
Not available
400 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located 1 km away from Carmel-by-the-Sea city center, this hotel features 27 rooms and an outdoor pool.
8.6
Great26 reviews
From   US$ 296 /nightSelect
Not available
20 adults
6 bedrooms
6 beds
4.6 mi from City Center2.6 mi from Wine Tasting Center and Vineyard
Offering a kitchen complete with a microwave, a dishwasher and a washing machine, this villa is located close to Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club.
From   US$ 5 515 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Thanks to its central location, the property is easily accessible from Pebble Beach and there is a motorway just steps away.
8.4
Great21 reviews
From   US$ 125 /nightSelect
Not available
300 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Symphony
Located near Galante Vineyards, this central hotel features a buffet breakfast.
Select
Not available
10 adults
5 bedrooms
6 beds
200 yd from City Center300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Situated 6 km from Point Lobos in Carmel-by-the-Sea, this venue features a library, a tennis court and a golf course.
From   US$ 1 215 /nightSelect
Not available
8 adults
4 bedrooms
4 beds
300 yd from City Center200 yd from Carmel Heritage
Situated in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 1100 metres from Wittpenns Antiques, the property provides accommodation with a library, a tennis court and a golf course.
From   US$ 7 500 /nightSelect
Not available
5 adults
3 bedrooms
3 beds
800 yd from City Center800 yd from Devendorf Park
Situated 1 km from the city center, the property has a library and a golf course.
From   US$ 370 /nightSelect
Not available
16 adults
5 bedrooms
6 beds
2.5 mi from City Center
This is a 6-bedroom villa, set in proximity to Del Monte Beach.
From   US$ 3 144 /nightSelect
Not available
12 adults
6 bedrooms
6 beds
900 yd from City Center700 yd from Monterey Symphony
Offering a kitchen equipped with a microwave, a dishwasher and a refrigerator, this villa is set near Photography West Gallery.
Select
Not available
6 adults
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1800 yd from City Center200 yd from Tor House
Offering a kitchen complete with a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a fridge, this villa is located close to Sunset Center.
From   US$ 545 /nightSelect
Not available
10 adults
4 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 mi from City Center1200 yd from Carmel Mission Basilica Museum
This is a 4-bedroom villa, set in proximity to Clinton Walker House - Frank Lloyd Wright.
From   US$ 2 110 /nightSelect
Not available
16 adults
7 bedrooms
7 beds
4.4 mi from City Center2.1 mi from Rancho Canada Golf Club
This is a 7-bedroom villa, set in proximity to Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club.
From   US$ 5 060 /nightSelect
Not available
8 adults
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3.3 mi from City Center1800 yd from Wine Tasting Center and Vineyard
Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, Monterey is 6 miles from this villa that offers 3 bedrooms along with a kitchen.
Select
Not available
6 adults
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Forest Theater
Offering a kitchen complete with a microwave and a dishwasher, this villa is located close to Gallery Twenty-one.
From   US$ 666 /nightSelect
Not available
1000 yd from City Center700 yd from Devendorf Park
This villa is a 5-minute drive from Carmel Mission Basilica Museum and offers hiking, horse riding and fisheries.
From   US$ 1 399 /nightSelect
Not available
Homestay
1.2 mi from City Center600 yd from Carmel Rancho Shopping Center
A playroom and board games for kids can be found at the homestay, set 25 minutes' walk to the city center.
Select
Not available
1400 yd from City Center1300 yd from Carmel Heritage
Sunset Center is 1.1 miles from this villa that offers 4 bedrooms along with a full kitchen.
Select
Not available
Villa
200 yd from City Center400 yd from Carmel Heritage
Located 0.7 miles from Carmel Beach, this villa features an outdoor pool and is equipped with an equipped kitchen.
Select
Not available
1400 yd from City Center1400 yd from Carmel Heritage
From   US$ 371 /nightSelect
Not available

Filtering results

Please wait...

59 hotels found

FAQs about hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea

We hope that the answers to these questions will help you plan your trip

What are the top hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea with a central location?

Our Booked.net travel data based on 4174 travelers' reviews show the top places in Carmel-by-the-Sea city center. Providing a golf course, hiking and ironing on site, Carmel Fireplace Inn rated 8.0/10 is set a 5-minute walk from the city center. Carmel Resort Inn with rating 7.4/10 and Carmel Bay View Inn rated 8.0/10 are other favorite hotels in the area. To check more central hotels click here.

What are the best cheap hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

There are more than 12 top budget properties in Carmel-by-the-Sea. As one of the best cheap Carmel-by-the-Sea options, we recommend Carmel Inn And Suites with rating 8.0/10 and prices from 236US$ per one night. Carmel Country Inn rated 7.8/10 is one more great hotel, offering a golf course, concierge service and a facial room, as well as prices from 450US$ per one night. Check other cheap properties like Briarwood Inn, Candle Light Inn and Hofsas House Hotel. Click here to see more budget hotels.

What are the finest boutique hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

For travelers looking for a modern hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Booked.net has more than 6 boutique options. One of the finest boutique hotels is Tradewinds Carmel rated 8.6/10 at the cost of 405US$ per night. Another popular 3-star stylish accommodation is Best Western Carmel'S Town House Lodge rated 8.2/10 with an indoor swimming pool, a golf course and a business center on site. The Hideaway with rating 8.6/10: a 4-star property for 612US$ per night. Go here to check more modern accommodations.

What are the top Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels for couples?

According to Booked.net travel data, there are 20 deals for couples. Check The Hideaway rated 8.6/10 with cribs, a xerox and dry cleaning service. It’s set 1.3 miles from Carmel Rancho Shopping Center and costs about 612US$ per night. Other top options are Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel River Inn and Carmel Lodge. Go here to check more romantic accommodations.

What are the top family-friendly Carmel-by-the-Sea properties?

According to 2882 travelers' reviews, there are 13 family deals to consider. La Playa Carmel (rating: 8.2/10): a family-hotel with concierge service, turndown service and a Jacuzzi for 741US$ per night. Carmel Mission Inn, Svendsgaard'S Inn and The Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites all received 2882 reviews from families traveling in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Check more family options here.

What are the most popular Carmel-by-the-Sea properties not far from Carmel Mission Basilica Museum?

To be not far from Carmel Mission Basilica Museum, stay at Coachman'S Inn, A Four Sisters Inn (rating: 8.0/10), which is only a 20-minute walk from the attraction and offers concierge service, cribs and a Jacuzzi. Travelers can enjoy European, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Turkish food at Dametra Cafe restaurant nearby. See more popular accommodations here.

What are the best Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels providing outdoor pools?

According to 894 reviews, there are 3 hotels featuring outdoor pools in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Featuring a golf course, concierge service and a Jacuzzi, Hofsas House Hotel with rating 7.8/10 is also a good 3-star accommodation for 671US$ per night. Travelers can relax at the lobby, sports and lounge bar or have a meal at the in the restaurant, on the deck and in the bar on site. Check other properties: Hofsas House Hotel, Normandy Inn and La Playa Carmel.

What are the best pet-friendly hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

If you're traveling with pets, Booked.net offers a selection of 9 hotels to choose from. Alternatively, book Carmel Lodge rated 7.6/10 for 270US$ per night. It's located 5 minutes` walk from the city center and offers concierge service and 24-hour front desk on site. Other suitable options are Carmel Wayfarer Inn, Carmel Resort Inn and La Playa Carmel. For more pet-friendly accommodations go here.

Which Carmel-by-the-Sea hotels are the best to stay at?

You may book Quail Lodge & Golf Club rated 7.8/10 with meals, a business center and shopping service. It costs 671US$ per night.

Which luxury hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea are the best?

Another good option is The Hideaway (rating: 8.6/10), which is set 5 minutes' walk from the city center and features cribs, a xerox and dry cleaning. Other luxurious options in this area are Tradewinds Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club and The Getaway. To see more suitable hotels click here.

What are the top spa hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

You may book Carmel Valley Ranch, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt, a nice spa hotel featuring waxing, a facial room and pedicure. It costs 1082US$ per night. Alternatively, you may like Normandy Inn (rating: 8.2/10) featuring an indoor swimming pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a swimming pool and an outdoor pool. It costs 350US$ per night.

Which hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea provide an especially good breakfast?

We recommend La Playa Carmel with rating 8.2/10, a nice deal with a golf course, concierge service and a Jacuzzi on site. It costs about 741US$ per night. Alternatively, book Pine Inn - Carmel rated 8.2/10 at the cost of 316US$ per night. It offers concierge service, a business center and a Jacuzzi.

How much is it to stay a night in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

According to Booked.net travel data, the average prices for Carmel-by-the-Sea properties are:
A 3-star hotel room costs 282US$ per night. For instance, check Carmel Bay View Inn (rating: 8.0/10).
A 4-star hotel room costs 741US$ per night. You may like La Playa Carmel, which offers housekeeping service, tour/ticket assistance and wedding services.

How much does it cost to stay in a Carmel-by-the-Sea hotel for tonight?

According to Booked.net travel data, the average prices for tonight in Carmel-by-the-Sea are: One of the best hotels is Carmel Valley Ranch, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt rated 7.8/10 for 236US$ per night.

What's the coolest hotel for a beach vacation in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

To make your stay fantastic, there are 3 options to consider. For instance, check Candle Light Inn rated 8.2/10 with rates from 256US$ per night. It provides a golf course, concierge service and a photocopier. Also, you may like L'Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux rated 8.6/10 offering shuttle service, concierge service and a business center, along with turndown service, valet parking and housekeeping service on site.

What's the most popular resort in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

To stay at the top Carmel-by-the-Sea resort, check 19 properties on Booked.net. You may like Pine Inn - Carmel rated 8.2/10 for 316US$ per night. Travelers can enjoy room service, wake up service and dry cleaning service on site. Alternatively, check Hofsas House Hotel (rating: 8.0/10) with a golf course, concierge service and a Jacuzzi, as well as housekeeping and concierge service on site. Check other great resorts such as Tradewinds Carmel, L'Auberge Carmel, Relais & Chateaux and Carmel Green Lantern Inn. Go here to see more great options.

Where to stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Best cheap hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea

For budget hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea, check out Tally Ho Inn, the 3-star hotel with rates starting at 326US$. Coachman'S Inn is a 3-star budget choice just 1000 feet from the city center. 10 cheap accommodation deals provide easy access to The Barnyard Shopping Village.

Convenience of staying in hotels downtown

Staying somewhere like The Hideaway or Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge will put you in a central location.

Situated close to the city center of Carmel-by-the-Sea Tradewinds Carmel is a good choice offering 3-star accommodation within a walking distance of Gallery Diamante. You can try Hofsas House Hotel opposite Gallery Diamante, which has a golf course, a rooftop terrace and a patio.

Luxury and boutique accommodation in Carmel-by-the-Sea

For luxury travelers, the elegant Casa De Carmel and La Playa Carmel By The Sea are prime choices in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Whoever appreciates a modern and quirky touch to their accommodation will love Best Western Carmel'S Town House Lodge, situated 900 feet from the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea, with its uniquely decorated rooms and free self-parking, a golf course and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Explore and find your best apartments, B&Bs and others

Avrio By The Sea Four Bedroom Home 3734 is a B&B that is 20 minutes' walk to Arrowhead Point. If you're planning to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea with your family, choose Carmel River Inn near Dametra Cafe, that also features a sauna, a golf course and a patio. Carmel Inn And Suites is a popular resort with a tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course for an unforgettable stay.

City Guide: Discover the best of 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.



Show moreLess