1 . Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 625 - 9500

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Awe-inspiring views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, 300 sun drenched days annually, and a bevy of onsite activities make Carmel Valley Ranch one of the most popular resorts on the California coast. Wildflower-dotted hills and rolling vineyards will appease your eyes while in-spa massages, Lodge Restaurant delicacies, and stone fireplaces will soothe your soul. Lace up your boots for a hike through the redwoods, enjoy a game on the golf course, or try out their signature beekeeping class!

2 . Tradewinds Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 683 - 7290

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Glamorous architecture and engrossing activities unite at Tradewinds Carmel. Fusing Asian and tropical design, this hotel features a host of luxurious amenities that include roaring fireplaces, Egyptian-cotton linens, Kimono robes, and ocean views. After a round of relaxation, exploration awaits on the shores of the Pacific Ocean! Set out on a whale-watching expedition, snorkel in the coral-carpeted waters, or swing away at the oceanside Pebble Beach Golf Course.

3 . Tickle Pink Inn

, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 1244

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Perched high atop a rugged cliff, the Tickle Pink Inn overlooks the Pacific Ocean’s untamed waves. Equally high is the inn’s luxury, as this coastal paradise features a host of opulent amenities and breathtaking views. Nibble on homemade breakfast pastries in the morning, sip a smoothie from your private deck in the afternoon, and attend a wine and cheese reception in the evening. After a day of pampering, amble back to your sage-hued room and crawl beneath your Egyptian cotton sheets.

4 . Carmel Mission Inn

Carmel, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 475 - 8287

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Who says elegance can’t be affordable? Combining ocean activities and luxurious accommodations at a beachside bargain, Carmel Mission Inn is the ultimate Pacific coast value. Spend the day on the powdery sand, overlooking the roaming blue ocean waves. Explore the unique shops that dot downtown Carmel, discovering delectable dining and sensational shopping. After an action-packed day, soak in the scenes from your private balcony or soak in the sprawling outdoor pool!

5 . Pine Inn

Carmel Valley, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 3851

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As Carmel’s first hotel, the Pine Inn interweaves history, luxury, and oceanside activities. Just a stone’s throw from the sandy white shores that overlook the murmuring Pacific Ocean, this hotel offers a bevy of aquatic adventures. Embark on a deep-sea fishing expedition, snorkel through the sea, or just soak in some rays on the beach. Explore the city, visiting the historic adobes or stopping by the unique shops. At day's end, return to your spacious suite and unwind in a bubbling Jacuzzi!

6 . Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel Valley, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 620 - 1234

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Overlooking the Big Sur coast and serving up breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands interweaves seaside leisure and luxury. Rent a mountain bike and pedal alongside the rocky bluffs, catch some rays at the nearby Pebble Beach, or swing away on the dozens of oceanside golf courses. After a day of exploration, immerse yourself in relaxation at the resort with soothing Jacuzzi sessions, relaxing in-spa massages, and refreshing dips in the heated pool.

7 . La Playa Hotel

Carmel, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 6476

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Spanish for “the beach,” La Playa Hotel is truly a tropical paradise steeped in luxury. Let the sand sift between your toes with the Pacific Ocean misting your face, enjoy sweeping ocean views driving along 17-Mile Drive, or swing away at Pebble Beach Golf Course. Savor the hotel’s Champagne Brunch Buffet overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens or the roaming ocean. Return to the resort and admire the stunning scenery from your private patio.

8 . Cypress Inn

Carmel Valley, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 3871

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Old World charm and modern luxury combine at the Cypress Inn! Serving up Pacific Coast opulence since 1929, this hotel is a Carmel landmark. Lie out on the powdery white beach, set out on a whale-watching adventure, or eat out at Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge, which showcases fresh produce with a Mediterranean flair. Explore the culturally rich city before returning to one of the few pet-friendly hotels in Carmel, which features luxurious linens and flat-screen televisions.

9 . Coachman's Inn

, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 6421

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At the Coachman’s Inn you can do everything or nothing at all! Explorers can embark on a deep-sea fishing expedition on the Pacific Ocean, take a swing at the numerous nearby golf courses, or visit the unique downtown shops. For those who came to relax, this hotel offers oceanside lounging on sugary white beaches, spirits sampling in 12 different wine rooms, and a cavalcade of opulent, in-room amenities, which include soothing Jacuzzis and elegant fireplaces.

10 . Colonial Terrace Inn

, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 624 - 2741

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Enjoy a day at the beach or tour the town at The Colonial Terrace! Located just a stone’s throw from the white beaches of Coral Bay and a short drive from the exciting village attractions, your options are almost limitless. Bum on the beach, set out on a deep-sea adventure on the Pacific Ocean, or head into the city to explore the art galleries, gourmet dining, and unique shops. After an action-filled day, return to the resort and kick back on your private patio overlooking terraced gardens.

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