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Boutique Luxury in the Heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Formerly The Dolphin Inn, The Hotel Carmel has been beautifully transformed and is located at 4th & San Carlos,
just steps from renowned shops, galleries and restaurants.

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

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Hotel Carmel is absolutely charming.

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..the perfect vibe for a casual weekend getaway.

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

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Hotel Carmel room with seating


Freshly redesigned, The Hotel Carmel boasts 30 spacious and inviting guest rooms and suites.

Big Sur modern meets Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage architecture throughout the property. Cozy up by the hearth in any one of 14 fireplace rooms, or circle up around the courtyard fire pit for wine and storytelling with your fellow Carmel-loving travelers.

Hotel Carmel Courtyard


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

Hotel Carmel California Fireplace


Enjoy the coziness of your own fireplace in more than half of our rooms.

hotel carmel patio

Private Balcony

Breathe the fresh ocean air
from your own private balcony.

Hotel Carmel Suites


Experience the spacious comfort of our perfectly appointed suites.

Hotel Carmel traditional rooms


Rest comfortably on a plush pillow-top mattress with the village of Carmel at your doorstep.

Accessible Accommodation Carmel

Accessible Accommodations

Treat yourself to a seaside retreat.

Brophy's Tavern

Bites & Bevs

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

Hotel Carmel breakfast


Served each morning in our warm and inviting Lobby living room.

Fish and Chips at Brophy's Tavern

Brophy’s Tavern

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

Hotel Carmel Wine Hour

Wine Hour

The Hotel Carmel offers a nightly wine reception, featuring Northern California favorites.

hotel carmel location map


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

The 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 The 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.
Big Sur


Plan your escape to Carmel with simplicity.

Whether it’s an extended weekend or overdue getaway to the Monterey Bay, The Hotel Carmel provides the best of all worlds.

brophy's tavern

Brophy’s Package

Enjoy a taste of Carmel with a nightly food and beverage credit at Brophy’s Tavern.

Woman next to bicycle in Carmel

Pacific Coast Pedal

Discover all Carmel has to offer on one of Mad Dog’s high-end electric bikes.

Champagne Breakfast

Champagne Breakfast

Savor a Champagne Breakfast Buffet at our sister hotel, La Playa Carmel.