Accommodations in the region range considerably. The favorites mentioned here will be appreciated by most travelers for their value, location, or, in the case of the Big Sur tent cabin, for an experience in itself. Room rates fluctuate according to expected occupancy. During the most popular car and racing events, room rates become exorbitant, so plan the timing of your visit accordingly.
Normandy Inn – Ocean Ave
Carmel River Inn – 26600 Oliver Rd
(831) 624-1575 $150 – $300
Bernardus Lodge – 415 West Carmel Valley Road
(831) 658-3400 $250 – $700
Ten miles into Carmel Valley behind a small vineyard lay this beautiful upscale resort. Best known for its restaurant Marinus, one of the best in the whole San Francisco bay area, Bernardus boasts a luxury spa, a casual restaurant, bocce courts, pool, hot tub, beautifully appointed rooms with mountain view balconies, oversized bathtubs, fireplaces and a complimentary wine and cheese amenity in every room make this an equally romantic, elegant and cozy luxury escape.