The Hotel Carmel: a charming, romantic and breezy gem in California!


The Hotel Carmel: a charming, romantic and breezy gem in California!

Lovers, adventure seekers, wine addicts and shopaholics! I found you the perfect place to visit in California. As well as the perfect hotel, which is always playing a big part of turning your weekend-getaway into a success! So if you love tasting wine, beautiful beaches, art, restaurants and shopping, you have to visit Carmel. Carmel is a wonderfully romantic town on the west coast of California. It is only 2 hours away from San Francisco by car and it offers everything you could possibly want for your weekend-trip. Carmel has old European-style vibes nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach where everything is within walking distance from your charming hotel, like The Hotel Carmel. After the absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and the black Friday-craziness, we went to The Hotel Carmel for some romance and quiet time. As soon as you walk into the charming lobby, you feel treated to all the comforts of home amidst the fresh breeze of the Ocean. It is a super cozy living room and I enjoyed reading my book and a glass of wine here later in the afternoon. Also, breakfast is served here every morning and at sunset the guests can enjoy a complimentary happy hour with the best wines from Northern California in this living room. Via the lovely courtyard, we walked to our room while we heart the bubbling sounds of the jacuzzi. Our room was a traditional cottage where the fire place was crisping, a kind welcome note was waiting on our large king-size bed and the relaxing seaside vibes were coming over us. The Hotel Carmel is located in the center of Carmel By The Sea, at 4th & San Carlos which is very close to the shops, beach, galleries, tasting rooms and restaurants. The Hotel Carmel is also home to Brophy’s Tavern, which is a great place for having lunch and watching sports with the locals, like we did on Saturday. As pictures can tell the best story, I kindly invite you to scroll down and experience this romantic boutique hotel with the elegance and service of a luxury resort, yourself.

The Hotel Carmel


Our personal welcome to the Hotel Carmel!


All the bathroom essentials you could want are provided!


Mrs. Sleepyhead is slowly waking up in Carmel! Someone would have warned me as you never want to get up again once you lay down in this king-size bed…


Never want to leave this place!


The lovely courtyard from our balcony.


The warm garden courtyard was the perfect place to hang out with a book and a coffee in the morning. Each of the 27 guest rooms and suites have view on this patio.  


Every hotel room comes with a private balcony where you can breathe the fresh ocean air.


You only have to press the button to make the jacuzzi starts bubbling!


I absolutely love every detail of the lobby of The Hotel Carmel!




Homemade granola and fresh bagels, YES PLEASE!! I loved how we enjoyed this delicious breakfast in the cozy living room surrounded with the other art lovers, shopaholics and couples!


I could sit here for hours! Especially as the complimentary wine tasting starts here at 5:30pm.


Every detail of The Hotel Carmel has been picked with care!


The beach is only a five minutes walk away!


The Hotel Carmel, Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93923


I hope you enjoyed reading this article, Xx!

P.s. You might also like Escape the every day life in the most romantic way & 5 reasons to love California!

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  • It looks like such a great place to stay!

    Gemma x

    • Thank you Gemma!! It really was:)! If you ever visit California, make sure you stop here as well! Xx Susanne

  • This hotel looks so charming and cozy. It makes you feel like spending more time in the room then anywhere else! Love your photos it is gorgeous x

    • Hahaha thanks Heather!! And indeed, it was an amazing room! Xx Susanne

  • Lenya

    It looks like the perfect getaway place. Charming, cozy and darling. Beautiful photos. TFS!

    • Thanks Lenya!! I’m dreaming of going back here soon!! xx Susanne

  • This hotel looks amazing and I love the fact that they do a free wine tasting!! My boyfriend’s family lives in California, so we’ll definitely have to drive up to Carmel the next time we visit them!

    • Yessss you have to visit Carmel!! It is so romantic and peaceful! And FUN, with the wines, the beaches, the outdoor activities, the food, etc! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely week! Xx Susanne

  • I’m craving granola now! The courtyard is so pretty.
    Aleeha xXx

    • Hahaha yes the homemade granola was so delicious!! Hope you have a great week so far! Xx Susanne

  • Wow, this hotel looks absolutely wonderful; I love the cozy, home-y vibes it has. I’m sure it felt amazing to cozy up at the sound of the fireplace crackling! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



    • Thank you so much Jalisa! We had a wonderful, cozy stay and I really hope you can go here one day as well! Have a wonderful week! Xx Susanne

  • Looks like a cozy spot to spend the weekend! I drove by during Thanksgiving weekend on the way up the coast. ❤ I love hotels with large fireplaces. It’s the best. ? I hope you had the most wonderful time!


    • Thank Miki!! If you have time next time you pass by Carmel, I can sincerely recommend you to stop. It is such a nice little town, and this hotel is the best!! Hope you have a wonderful week! Xx Susanne

  • Violette

    Such a cute hotel! Hope you had a great time!

    • Thank you sweetie! It was indeed a very cozy and charming place! Xx Susanne

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