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Best Hotels in Monterey and Carmel

Pacific views from Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California

Our top ten hotel lists for Monterey/Carmel, CA, will help you find the perfect overnight destination for your traveling needs. Whether you're looking to explore some of California's finest wine country or just trying to relax with an ocean view, GAYOT's hotel guide will make sure you find the perfect hideaway. Discover the best overall hotels or search by a particular category before reserving a room at an intimate bed & breakfast or a family-friendly value hotel.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Monterey/Carmel Family Hotels

Top 10 Hotels
View GAYOT's picks for the Top 10 Hotels in Monterey/Carmel, as well as ratings, photos and booking information for each one.

Bed & Breakfasts
Why stay at a large resort when you can get the comforts of home from an intimate B&B? Check out GAYOT's top 10 in Monterey/Carmel.

Boutique Hotels
For those seeking more personalized service, GAYOT has compiled a list of hotels that fits your style.

Business Hotels
Business-minded travelers will be interested in this list of the most convenient properties that cater to those on the go.

Family Hotels
Don't stress about your upcoming family vacation. Bring the whole crew to one of GAYOT's Top 10 Family Hotels in Monterey/Carmel.

Romantic Hotels
Looking for that romantic getaway with a loved one? Here are GAYOT's choices for the best options to spend some quality time with the person you adore.

Sexy Hotels
Whether it's the powerful architecture, sensual interior design or some form of reference to a sexy past, GAYOT has you covered.

Spa Hotels
These top spa hotels have proven to be the best options for taking care of your well-being, and you don't even have to leave the property.

Value Hotels
Looking for an affordable getaway? GAYOT has spent the time and crunched the numbers to come up with the places that offer you the most bang for your buck.

A view of Monterey's beautiful coastline

Read GAYOT's reviews of the best hotels in Monterey/Carmel, which cover everything a traveler needs to know about locations, policies and amenities, including in-hotel dining, services and other important details that can make or break your stay in this lush region. If something strikes your fancy, take advantage of GAYOT's easy reservation system.

A guest room at Carmel Valley Ranch Resort in Carmel, California Carmel Valley Ranch Resort

Nature's Bounty.

One Old Ranch Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923

A guest room at Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Highlands Inn, Park Hyatt Carmel

Northern California Dreaming.

120 Highlands Dr.
Carmel, CA 93923

A guest room at Hotel Los Gatos in Los Gatos, California Hotel Los Gatos

Small in Size, Big on Charm.

210 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

A guest room at La Playa Hotel in Carmel, California La Playa Hotel

The English Should Have It So Good.

Camino Real & Eighth Ave.
Carmel, CA 93921

A guest room at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Chasing the Ghost of Steinbeck on Cannery Row.

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

A guest room at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California Post Ranch Inn

A Rustic Big Sur Romance.

Hwy 1, PO Box 219
Big Sur, CA 93920

A guest room at Stonepine, An Estate Resort in Carmel Valley, California Stonepine, An Estate Resort

More Europe than Europe.

150 East Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 99924

A guest room at Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California Ventana Inn & Spa

A Haven of Calm Along California's Coastline.

Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920


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