The Best B&Bs, Inns, and Cheap Hotels in Carmel

by Bridget Gleeson  |  Published November 20, 2017

South of Monterey, Carmel is a postcard-perfect hamlet that’s long attracted poets, artists, and dreamers. Within easy reach of wine country, it’s a charming place to spend a few days reading, sipping Cabernet, wandering through art galleries, and exploring the quaint streets of the historic downtown.

In comparison to other communities along this stretch of California’s coast, Carmel is a relatively affordable place to stay. A range of bed and breakfasts and inns offer quaint rooms with fireplaces and beautiful gardens to wander through, while a couple of chain hotels offer a solid alternative for families — and those travelers who require access to a pool or fitness center.