Carmel by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Carmel by the Sea is a quaint town situated along the beautiful Carmel Bay on the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel is an amazing place to escape to for a fix of culture, luxury, and natural beauty with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Carmel by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Coachman's Inn is a small and charming inn located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Each of the inn's 30 spacious guestrooms offer a king, queen or double queen beds. With its beautifully expanded lobby and breakfast room, guests of Coachman's have the perfect place to enjoy our bountiful breakfast buffet, and wine and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon.

The Jabberwock Bed & Breakfast Inn in Monterey, California is just blocks from the aquarium and only five short blocks above Cannery Row (made famous by author John Steinbeck). Our location provides a very romantic Monterey Bay view from the rooms, many with fireplaces & Jacuzzis for two.

A country in by the sea

Carmel Lodge is a pleasant compliment to Carmel-by-the-Sea's European charm. With 38-guest rooms, complimentary parking, free wireless Internet, a convenient location and a light continental breakfast delivered to your room each day, it is no wonder that the Carmel Lodge is chosen by so many visitors who return to us time after time. A pet-friendly hotel in one of the pet-friendliest towns around, we welcome your extended family.

This Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy light continental buffet breakfast and a lovely and comfortable place to stay and our uniquely decorated rooms and suites, no two units are the same. Our bnb in Carmel-by-the-Sea provides Free Wireless Internet access and private baths and entries without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Since 1920, where artists, writers and travelers come together under the ancient oak, amongst treasures from the past, to relax in the peaceful and inspiring luxuries of today. In the heart of the village, this charming brick and half-timbered English tudor Boutique Inn and Spa is one of a kind.

The Hofsas House Hotel is conveniently located 3 blocks north of Ocean Avenue, just a short walk from Carmel Beach and City Park. The Village of Carmel is a charming collection of storybook houses, quaint cottages, and regal residences, nestled in a beautiful pine forest along the white sand of Carmel Beach. Our family-owned boutique inn has 37 uniquely decorated rooms with breathtaking ocean views, many with private balconies. Enjoy a full continental breakfast before enjoying local wineries, boutique shops, art galleries, restaurants, world-class golf, or a stroll on Carmel Beach.

This quintessential Carmel style inn provides the perfect location for your stay. Wayside Inn's 22 guestrooms and suites offer a contemporary cottage décor and are equipped with feather beds, flat screen TVs and luxury Italian linens. Located next door to the premier shopping of the Carmel Plaza and steps away from a wealth of exceptional restaurants, guests of the Wayside Inn are perfectly situated to enjoy all the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

This Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy our signature breakfast, and Complimentary WiFi, and Radiant Floor Heating in All Bathrooms. Our bnb in Carmel-by-the-Sea provides Valet Parking and Room Service without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Located on the picturesque Carmel Point and only a stone's throw from the popular River Beach and Carmel Beach. The inn consists of four individual cottages. One cottage, Robin Hood, has two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchenette. The Maid Marian, Little John and Friar Tuck, have one bedroom, living room and completely equipped kitchen. Most cottages have private yards and feature fireplaces.

This Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast & fresh-baked pastries and fresh ground coffee in your room. Our bnb in Carmel-by-the-Sea provides spectacular ocean views from private balconies and privacy & personal service without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next relaxing escape in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Welcome to Tradewinds Carmel, a premier boutique hotel. A village landmark since 1959, Tradewinds Carmel was originally designed by Richard and Patricia Catlin to offer a truly unique fusion of Asian and Californian influences. Continuing in the family tradition, the Catlins’ daughter, Susan, embarked on an extensive renovation of this historic property, redefining oceanside tranquility for the modern traveler. Today, this 28-room boutique hotel provides a refined sanctuary for each guest. Our rooms feature high-end amenities and extras, some include spa-style tubs, fireplaces, Japanese tansu wet bars and vanities, silk pillows and goose down featherbeds.

This Carmel-by-the-Sea bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy continental breakfast, off-street parking and cookies There's also a terrace with seating and a fireplace. Our BnB in Carmel-by-the-Sea provides free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, full kitchens and fireplaces. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Located in the heart of Carmel by the Sea, Carmel Country Inn is an easy walk to the many shops, galleries, restaurants, wine tasting and of course, stunning Carmel Beach. Carmel Country Inn offers spacious one and two bedroom suites, cozy studios, all with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, many with patios and balconies, and all are Pet Friendly. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily as is afternoon snacks in the lobby kitchen. Adjacent to Carmel Country Inn is Carmel Stonehouse, our newly designed Vacation Rental private home available for up to 8 persons. Gracious Hospitality is just a call or click away from our staff and of course, Mr. Big, our resident tabby cat.

This Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy a light continental buffet breakfast, and Private baths and entries. Our bnb in Carmel-by-the-Sea provides Fireplaces - all rooms and Free Wireless Internet access without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next peaceful escape in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Your choice for a deluxe escape. Complimentary wine and cheese and turn down service each evening

Nearby Properties

This waterfront Bed and Breakfast is in the middle of beautiful Monterey Bay, California, only 15 minutes from Monterey, and 20 minutes from Carmel. The Captain's Inn at Moss Landing is a warm and welcoming inn with nautical-themed décor. In the boathouse, the beds are made from real boats! Nearby you will find magnificent Pacific Ocean beaches, secluded hiking trails, a bounty of wildlife (including Elkhorn Slough Safari and whale watching), antique shopping, fine dining, and so much more. Come visit us soon!

This Capitola, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Capitola, California.

This Pacific Grove, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, and Wonderful Ocean Views in Every Room, and Individually Furnished with fine antiques & modern amenities. Our BnB in Pacific Grove provides Full, Private In-Room Bathrooms and the Complimentary High-Speed WiFi without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Pacific Grove, California.

Los Laureles Lodge is a great place for a family reunion with plenty of space for a scavenger hunt, bocce ball, or just relaxing at the poolside bar with a margarita. Business meeting space is available for a productive, yet relaxing corporate retreat. And of course, weddings are a special part of the Lodge.

Just a 5 minute drive from Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this charming B&B offers an evening wine reception complete with hors d'oeurves. A buffet breakfast is available daily. All rooms feature a fireplace. Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite is included in each guest room at The Babbling Brook Inn. Guests can wrap themselves in the provided bathrobe and curl up on the featherbed. Guests of The Babbling Brook Inn Santa Cruz can start their day with a hot dish such as quiche or pancakes. Cereal, fruit and baked goods are included. Tea, coffee and juice are provided.

This Santa Cruz, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Santa Cruz, California.

This distinctive Santa Cruz, California inn is situated on a bluff across from Cowell's Beach and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This fully renovated Victorian inn features a breezy, coastal-inspired decor including fabrics in crisp blues and whites, rattan furnishings with a mix of recycled woods and locally found artisan accessories. Walk to the historic Beach Boardwalk, bike along the water or shop at the most eclectic stores in California for the perfect getaway. Many guest rooms feature ocean views and oversized jetted spa tubs. As with all Four Sisters Inns, rates include our celebrated amenities including a delicious breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, evening turndown service on request, a morning newspaper available in the lobby and our delicious cookies waiting for you upon arrival.

Set in the heart of beautiful Monterey, California, our Monterey bed and breakfast is a special retreat for couples that embodies the spirit of Old World romance. Let our elegant estate transport you to another time and place, surrounded by lush English gardens and the soothing melody of water features under majestic live oak trees. This is Monterey lodging and intimate events at its very best. Old Monterey Inn features a gourmet breakfast each morning. Daily Wine and Hors D’oeuvres is a much anticipated time at our romantic Monterey inn! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next romantic escape in Monterey, CA.

A Spectacular Victorian Overlooking Water's Edge A perennial on just about every list of best inns in California, Green Gables Inn is a meticulously restored 1888 gem with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Guests appreciate the inn's one-of-a-kind good looks, and its unparalleled location adjacent to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail--ideal for walking or biking with a Pacific view. Make your reservation well in advance for a very special getaway.

Welcome to the historic Flora Vista Inn, a Monterey Bay Bed and Breakfast located along the Pacific Coast Bike Route between Santa Cruz and Monterey. Choose from 5 luxurious guestrooms in our charming 1871 farmhouse nestled among lush flower and strawberry fields. Enjoy hearty breakfasts made from locally-grown ingredients from the Farmer's Market. It is just a short walk to spectacular beaches, and you can play tennis on-site at one of our two clay courts.

Historic Bed & Breakfast provides old world Victorian Charm, gourmet breakfasts, afternoon wine receptions, in-room fireplaces, private porches and balconies and views of Monterey Bay.

Monarch Cove Inn is located on historic Depot Hill in Capitola, California. Poised on an ocean cliff, the Monarch Cove Inn looks out onto the breathtaking curve of Monterey Bay. Accommodations are intimately nestled among flower filled gardens and a monarch butterfly habitat. Enjoy a memorable stay on our 2.5 acre estate with uniquely appointed Victorian guestrooms and cottages, which are a thoughtful blend of yesterday and today. We are conveniently located within walking distance to Capitola Village. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach. Breakfast is served to your room daily. Contact our reservation desk to book your next ocean getaway and enjoy serenity and the extraordinary natural beauty of this historic inn.

This Carmel Valley, CA bed and breakfast offer luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, and Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms, public areas and pool, and Complimentary on-site parking. Our bnb in Carmel Valley provides In-room coffeemaker and the Iron with the board without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Carmel Valley, California.

This Capitola, CA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in California. Enjoy a full breakfast, and Jetted Tubs, and Fireplaces. Our bnb in Capitola provides Concierge Service and the Evening Wine and Hors d'oeuvres without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next sumptuous escape in Capitola, California.

Come to Carmel Valley Lodge in beautiful Carmel Valley, CA for an unforgettable getaway to the Carmel and Monterey Bay areas.

Explore Bed Carmel-by-the-sea Bed and Breakfasts

Spend time walking the charming streets of downtown Carmel. Covered by a canopy of tall trees as you walk the streets of gingerbread style shops, cafes, and galleries that will make you feel like you stepped into a fairytale. Or head to iconic Carmel beach, one of America's top beach towns that offers tons of fun in the sun along with majestic scenery. You can also head inland, to the glorious rolling hills of nearby Carmel valley where you can channel your outdoor enthusiast surrounded by California’s quintessential natural beauty.

No matter your choice for your itinerary Carmel bed and breakfasts will assure you an experience like no other during your stay. Bed and breakfasts in Carmel by the Sea are a thing of folklore. From luxury accommodations, to distinctive modern quarters, and cozy homes of vernacular architecture, you will have no problem finding the bed and breakfast to suit the needs of your Carmel getaway. Carmel by the Sea bed and breakfasts offer a sense of rejuvenation and discovery that will provide you with a truly unique vacation that you will not forget.


  • Carmel by the Sea has a wonderful mediterranean climate and has moderate weather most of the year, with temperatures ranging from 57- 65 degrees, making it the perfect place to getaway. While tourists head to Carmel in the summer months the fall season is a local favorite. As the sunniest time of the year you can enjoy sunny mornings, warm afternoons, and cool nights to enjoy the clear nights by the shore. Even in the winter months you can still enjoy mild temperatures to enjoy long walks on the beach. No matter the season you choose to visit you will be greeted with California's sunshine and fantastic weather.

  • History

  • The history of Carmel by the Sea starts in 1603 with Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcanio. Sebastian anchored his ship on the shores of California, coming upon the beautiful sights of Carmel Bay. Vizcanio named this beautiful place Carmelo, in honor of three Carmelite friars that were traveling with him. Over the years Carmelo wasn’t anything but a small settlement that only emphasized the beautiful landscape. It wasn't until the 1900’s when Carmel by the Sea started to transform into the creative artist colony it is today. In 1902 cypress trees were planted and “The First Murphy House” was built along the barren coastinel, creating the fairytale ambiance Carmel by the Sea is known for today.

    Carmel by the Sea caught the spotlight in 1986, when Hollywood star Clint Eastwood ran for mayor. Eastwood was a long time resident of Carmel and was elected, serving a two year term. During his years of service Eastwood supported Carmel business and infrastructure, helping Carmel progress to the city it is today. Eastwoods term also brought international fame to Carmel by the Sea, making it a well known, worldwide attraction. Since then Carmel continues to prove itself as a hub of bohemian creativity, seaside whimy, and natural wonders that captivates tourists

  • Activities

  • Whether you have a day or a week you will not be disappointed with your time in Carmel by the Sea.  With some of the world's most beautiful scenery, historic sites, art galleries, and shops you are sure to find something to entertain all members of the family. Carmel by the Sea boasts a colorful downtown full for art and culture that is a definite must visit. It is internationally known as a bonafide artist colony, a mecca for artists, writers, and musicians of all kinds. Carmel by the Sea has over 100 art studios, galleries, and boutiques where you can see first hand the creativity this scenic area inspires.

    If you would like some real fun in the sun, take a short walk from downtown to the infamous Carmel Beach. This beautiful beach offers awe inspiring views and fun activities that you can take part in year round. On a typical day you will find surfers catching waves, dolphins frolicking the shoreline, and endless beautiful sunsets to make your trip worthwhile. Carmel beach is also known for its diverse annual events, such as the Great Sandcastle Contest and Sunshine Freestyle Surfabout, which make for unique experiences for your day at the California shore.

    You can head up north, and you will find iconic Monterey Bay. Here you will discover the well known Cannery Row, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, beautiful Santa Cruz beach, and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Bay Aquarium is well known for its exceptional exhibits as well as conservation efforts. Displaying over 35,000 animals from across the world you will see some truly amazing creatures. When you're done venturing through the aquarium head to nearby Cannery Row. Here you can visit some of California's top restaurants and shops, or head to the shore with a kayak or stand up paddle board to take in the natural beauty from the water.

  • Natural Features

  • Carmel by the Sea is a picturesque village with a medeterranian vibe that feels like something from a story book. The mild California climate nurtures a lush natural environment, with lines of cypress, pine and oak trees along the beautiful coastline. White sand beaches greet you along the coast, with intermittent rocky cliffs for the most awe-inspiring views. Carmels natural environment attracts a variety of wildlife that you can see all along the Monterey Peninsula. Dolphins, sea lions, seals, and even seasonal whales can be seen in Carmel’s crystal clear waters. In the blue skies you can find pelicans, red tailed hawks, woodpeckers, and California Thrashers can be seen soaring through the air. No matter the time of year Carmel offers amazing views that you will not soon forget.

  • Things to do

  • While in Carmel by the Sea you have a long list of things to fill your itinerary. Start at the Carmel Plaza, a highlight of the Monterey Peninsula. The plaza is a fashion meca with one of a kind fashion finds, top clothing brands, and specialty clothing stores for you to discover your style.  Along with top restaurants, beautiful cafes, and wine shops all located in the quaint cottage setting of the Carmel Plaza.

    If you would like to spend your time at a classic California beach, head to Carmel River State Beach. This spot is popular with divers, kayakers, birders, and beach bums alike. With the Carmel River Lagoon and Wetlands Natural Reserve you can discover a range of habitats for local plant and animal species while taking in the beautiful wetland views. When not taking in the views sunbathe on the beautiful natural beaches of Carmel River State Beach.

    Directly south of Carmel River State Beach is Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, another natural wonder full of California beauty. This reserve has eight different beaches that are good for pool tide exploration, seal watching, swimming, or just enjoying the views. In the winter months whales can even be spotted at certain spots throughout the reserve. If you would like to discover more of the inland part of the park, try one of the many hiking trails located between the different coves of the reserve.

  • Food and Drink

  • Carmel by the Sea is a culinary treasure with dining that ranges from international, regional, and local cuisines that can suit the needs of any foodie. From french bistros and mezcal bars to California cuisine you can find a tasty bite to please any palate. All of these amazing restaurants come together to create an amazing blend of elegance, modern charm, and artistic style. When not taking in the culinary greatness of Carmel, make sure to take in a wine tasting at one of the many tasting rooms in downtown Carmel. If you’d like to do a little more exploration head inland to visit one of California’s iconic wineries.

Carmel by the Sea Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Carmel Bed and Breakfast Inn?

    If you would like to experience small town charm with a luxury feel, all while taking in beautiful ocean views, stay at a Carmel bed and breakfast to make the most of your time in this quaint town. From boutique inns giving personalized service to modern cottages offering top of the line amenities you can find a bed and breakfast that is perfect for you. During your stay at a Carmel bed and breakfast start your day with a tasty breakfast buffet with local favorites and freshly made goods. Take advantage of the free wifi and concierge services to create a custom itinerary that is ideal for your trip. End your day by coming back to your charming guest room, that will feel more like home than a hotel. Spend time making use of the excellent accommodations, guest services, and amenities of your bed and breakfast that will have you relaxing in no time. The best part is, many bed and breakfasts are pet friendly, so bring fido along for your getaway without worries.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Carmel by the Sea?

    During your stay at a Carmel bed and breakfast be prepared to experience top of the line amenities that you would expect in a five star resort. Private baths fit for royalty, intimate in room fireplaces, luxurious bedding, afternoon wine and cheese receptions, and in room spa services are just some of the amenities you can enjoy during your getaway. Outside of these outstanding amenities expect amazing ocean views, with some house inns so close to the oceanfront you can feel the ocean breeze. All coming together to create an experience that will make you forget all your troubles.

  • How can I get around Carmel-by-the-Sea?

    With many bed and breakfasts located on the popular Camino Real, getting around Carmel by the Sea is easy. Many attractions are just a short walk, allowing you to make the most of your time on your getaway. If you are planning to venture outside of downtown Carmel by the Sea you can utilize the Monterey-Salinas transit. With stops all along the Monterey Peninsula you can get you where you need to be with ease. If you have rented a car for your adventure, you are in luck. Carmel by the Sea is a breeze to navigate and has ample parking in the downtown area. Some areas of central Carmel even offer two hours of free curbside parking so you can tour this great city with ease.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Carmel by the Sea?

    Carmel by the Sea offers bed and breakfasts to suit the needs of any traveler. For those looking for the perfect intimate getaway, look to the Carmel Country Inn. This beautiful inn, located in the heart of Carmel by the Sea, is the perfect spot for you and your loved one to relax and enjoy the best of Carmel. With spacious guest rooms donned with luxurious amenities, plush bedding, sumptuous private bath, and even a private fireplace you can make the most of your romantic getaway. If you are looking for a true California beach getaway, head to the Lamp Lighter Inn. This boutique bed and breakfast is located just steps from Carmel beach, so close you can feel the ocean breeze from their lovely outdoor patio. This Carmel by the Sea bed and breakfast has some of the best ocean views, with beach vibes that carry over seamlessly into every guest room. Each with a light and airy feel, filled with beach antiquities that will give you a reminder of your coastline locale. For a more traditional bed and breakfast stay you can try the Briarwood Inn, a classic inn with a cozy feel that will make you feel right at home. This cottage home offers uniquely styled guest rooms, suites, and units with comforts for everyone. Briarwood Inn is also a pet friendly bed and breakfast so you can bring the whole family.