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Formerly The Dolphin Inn, the beautifully transformed Hotel Carmel is located in the heart
of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just steps from renowned shops, galleries and restaurants.

Completely refurbished, Hotel Carmel features traditional cottage-style architecture
with a modern seaside feel, newly renovated guest rooms, and a warm and inviting garden courtyard.

Hotel Carmel is Now Open!

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Hotel Carmel is absolutely charming.

MDFixer, Sausalito, CA

A boutique, small hotel feel with the elegance and outstanding service of a large, luxury resort.

Andrew M., Mill Valley, CA

Well appointed boutique hotel in great location.



Hotel Carmel features 27 newly redesigned guest rooms
with beach decor and colors inspired by the scenic northern coast.

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Take in views of the hotel’s
intimate courtyard garden.



Enjoy the coziness of your own fireplace.

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Private Balcony

Breathe the fresh ocean air
from your own private balcony.

Bites & Bevs

Beginning with breakfast at daybreak, local fare and libations at the local tavern, and a complimentary nightly wine hour at sunset, guests of Hotel Carmel are treated to all the comforts of home amidst the calming breeze of the Pacific Ocean.

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Served each morning
in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Brophy’s Tavern

Carmel’s favorite spot for sports, stories, friends and fun.

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Wine Hour

Hotel Carmel offers a nightly wine reception.


Steps from Room to Village to Sea.  No Car Required.

Hotel Carmel is within walking distance to the renowned galleries, shops and restaurants, in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Ocean Avenue – Conveniently located steps from your door, enjoy dining and shopping at world-class restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and wine tasting rooms.
  • Carmel Beach – A short stroll through the village.
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – This crown jewel of the California state park system can be found just three miles from Hotel Carmel with its spectacular ocean views, diverse marine and wildlife, and unparalleled hiking trails.
  • Carmel Valley Wineries – Spend a day touring the local wine country, and sample some of California’s highly acclaimed varietals.
  • 17-Mile Drive – Travel along a picturesque road and experience sweeping ocean views, intriguing mansions and famed golf courses. An entrance to the route is just six blocks from the hotel.
  • Golf at Pebble Beach – The stunning signature holes and breathtaking scenic beauty have led many to consider this iconic course America’s greatest.