Romantic hotels and inns in Carmel are in high demand throughout the year for weekend getaways and extended vacations. From quaint Carmel Village Inns close to shopping and fine dining to cliffside dwellings with spectacular views, there’s an abundance of romantic accommodations to choose from.

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  • Cypress Inn

    Lincoln & 7th Street

    This 1929 landmark, boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea and provides a warm, cozy feel. It’s likely you’ll also immediately recognize one of its co-owners, Doris Day. Photos of Doris adorn the inn, adding a special nostalgic charm to the entire experience. The inn is close to shopping and dining destinations on Ocean Avenue. Or you can choose to stay right where you are and enjoy Terry’s Restaurant and Lounge for cocktails, lunch and dinner. For a romantic treat try afternoon tea in the quaint courtyard. The Mediterranean styled rooms offer all the comforts and elegance where guests can choose from a variety of room types with views of the courtyard if desired. For a romantic getaway, request a room with a fireplace, jet tub, veranda or all 3 but remember take a moment to enjoy the fresh orchids in your room.

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  • Carriage House Inn

    Junipero Between 7th And 8th

    The Carriage House Inn is tucked on a quiet side street just one block south of Ocean Avenue. This AAA 4-Diamond rated hotel offers 13 guestrooms with feather beds, fireplaces, luxury linens and jet tubs in most rooms—all of the right ingredients for a romantic weekend. In-room continental breakfast is included or enjoy evening wine and hors d’oeuvres in the library. All the charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea is nearby, especially the short walk down to Carmel Beach to catch the sunset.

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  • Pine Inn

    Ocean Ave & Monte Verde St.

    As the first hotel built in Carmel, the Pine Inn is a boutique style inn located in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The historic inn boasts some of the most elegant rooms in Carmel Village and it sits just four blocks from Carmel Beach. Rooms range from standard to penthouse suite. For the couple looking to add to the romantic ambiance, book one of the rooms with a spacious Jacuzzi tub. To complete the experience, add the romance package to your stay where they will decorate the room with silk rose petals, ribbons, candlelight, chocolates and a red rose or romance plus where they add all that plus champagne and fruit and cheese to your room.

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  • Tickle Pink Inn

    155 Highland Dr.

    Located atop the cliffs of the rocky Pacific coastline in the Carmel Highlands the Tickle Pink Inn, and its 35 elegant suites, is the perfect location to break the daily routine for a romantic getaway. Lush European beddings, private decks overlooking the ocean, homemade pastries and evening wine and cheese are just some of the amenities that await guests. Many of the suites offer panoramic views, a cozy fireplace and a luxurious tub. For an even more exclusive stay, book the secluded Senator’s Cottage and nestle yourselves in the pines and flowers.

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  • La Playa Hotel

    Camino Real & 8th

    This luxurious mansion turned hotel was built in 1905 as a gift to the wife of one of the Ghirardelli family members, owners of the famous San Francisco chocolate company. Recently restored, the hotel has 75 rooms located just minutes from Carmel Beach. Gardens, secluded courtyards and a terrace pool add to the romantic setting. Rooms with ocean or courtyard views provide charm and romance amongst the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean. Add the romance package to your stay and enjoy in-room bubbly and a cocktail at the fireside bar. The hotel includes complimentary brunch for all guests on a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean.

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  • Fireplace Inn

    San Carlos Street

    The Fireplace Inn offers a more modest stay, with all but one of its 18 rooms offering a fireplace. This bed and breakfast is located in one of the most serene and quiet locations in Carmel-by-the-Sea but is still a short walk to the downtown area. Guests can enjoy a light continental breakfast and afternoon port and sherry service. It’s the perfect stop for budget-minded romantics.

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  • Mission Ranch

    26270 Dolores St.

    With spectacular views of Point Lobos, Carmel River Beach and the Pacific Ocean, the historic Mission Ranch sits on 22 pristine acres. Originally one of the first dairy farms in California, this 1800s-era ranch was preserved and restored by former Carmel mayor Clint Eastwood. The Inn now consists of 31 rooms across 10 buildings with many offering features such as a fireplace or whirlpool tub. Guests can enjoy creative American cuisine or drinks at the Piano Bar while watching the sheep graze. This secluded ranch caters to the romantic with its charm and serenity. For a bit of a workout, guests can enjoy the Mission Ranch Tennis and Fitness Club located on the property. The Mission Ranch is situated close to Carmel Beach and downtown Carmel but chances are you may never leave the grounds.

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