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Carmel Area Hotels

I smile at cottages – row upon row of them – that line the steep hills.  These are all constant reminders of a place on the Pacific that calls to me and begs me to return. And I will. And next time, I have promised that we will actually spend another night or two in Carmel. There are dozens of places to choose from – everything from private homes to quaint hotels and inns. Browse the possibilities and choose from a collection of great places to stay in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea!

ocean side of La Playa Hotel hotels

I know I could visit Carmel a dozen or more times a year and never get tired of this seaside village, despite the endless crush of tourists. Carmel has it all and then some. And just when I think that perhaps I might grow weary of the hikes up and down the hills around town, I catch a whiff of the salt air, hear the roar of the ocean, and sink into an Adirondack chair. It’s relaxing and hypnotic. Then I open a good bottle of Chardonnay and Yvonne and I let the world drift by…

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Hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea

comfort inn

Comfort Inn Carmel by the Sea

Convenient location on Ocean Ave, free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi

L'Auberge Hotel courtyard

Hotel L'Auberge

Full-service 20-room luxury hotel in the heart of Carmel and blocks from the beach. On-site Michelin star dining. Signature breakfast included.

La Playa Hotel entrance

La Playa Hotel

75-room luxury hotel in the heart of Carmel and steps from the beach. Ocean-view, garden side & pool side rooms. "Sumptuous champagne breakfast buffet at daybreak."

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We launched this website in 2004 after getting married on a beautiful bluff just south of Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the patio of a small restaurant called Rocky Point. Since that time, we have returned to the West Coast as often as time and funds would allow, always seeking new restaurants, wineries, beaches, unforgettable memories…“


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