Carmel-by-the-Sea, or simply Carmel, is situated on the Monterey Peninsula and known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. Carmel has inspired artists, sparked romances and attracted celebrities for decades, plus it consistently ranks as a top 10 U.S. destination. A European-style village, Carmel is nestled above a white-sand beach with everything in walking distance.
What makes Carmel so unique is the creative culture of locals who take pride in offering one-of-a-kind items and experiences. The city has had several mayors who were poets or actors, the most famous being Clint Eastwood. It all lends to a place that feels familiar, but is very different. Don’t expect to see street addresses, mailboxes, parking meters, or streetlights. But do expect to be welcomed. Mingle with the local winemakers, chefs, artists, innkeepers and shopkeepers – and pretty soon you’ll feel local too.
If charm could be bottled, it would be bottled in Carmel.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford