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Villa Mara Carmel

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Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View | Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View | Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Panoramic Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View | Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Garden View | Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of Villa Mara Carmel

Villa Mara Carmel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Tor House

9.8/10 Exceptional

50 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
2408 Bay View Ave, Carmel, CA, 93923
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach towels
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
For families
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carmel Point
  • Carmel Beach - 12 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 24 min walk
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 7 min drive
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve - 9 min drive
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 11 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 11 min drive
  • Monterey Bay - 11 min drive
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 10 min drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 12 min drive
  • Lovers Point - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 17 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 40 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 44 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 20 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 31 min drive


  • Il Fornaio - 3 min drive
  • Dametra Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Carmel Bakery - 3 min drive
  • La Bicyclette - 3 min drive
  • Mission Ranch Resort - 10 min walk

About this property

Villa Mara Carmel

Villa Mara Carmel puts you within a 15-minute drive of Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel Beach. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a bar/lounge, free bike rentals and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 35 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private picnics

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Private winery tours
  • Beach nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach towels


  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Spa services
  • Wine-tasting room


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Heated floors

Freshen up

  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Jesena's – This bistro only serves light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Villa Mara
Villa Mara Carmel Hotel
Villa Mara Carmel Carmel
Villa Mara Carmel Hotel Carmel

Frequently asked questions

Does Villa Mara Carmel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Villa Mara Carmel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villa Mara Carmel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Villa Mara Carmel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 35 lb per pet. There's a charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Villa Mara Carmel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Villa Mara Carmel?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Villa Mara Carmel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Villa Mara Carmel also has spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Villa Mara Carmel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Villa Mara Carmel like?
Villa Mara Carmel is a short 12-minute walk from Carmel Beach and 16 minutes' walk from Carmel Mission Basilica.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

INCREDIBLE. We celebrated our anniversary + babymoon here and couldn’t have had a better experience. The staff is beyond friendly, attentive and helpful. Shout outs to Roque, Johnathan, Robert and Joseph. We took advantage of the common areas, enjoying morning coffee, breakfast, reading, and cocktails by the fireplace. We even ended up having our photographer come for our maternity snaps when rain came. Very comfortable bed, and I am particular in general but esp at 30 wks pregnant. Will return! So close to beach (1 easy block) and in the midst of beautiful residential homes.
Christina, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best place to stay in Carmel!!
We had the absolute best stay at Villa Mara!! Dev and his staff were extremely hospitable and made everything easy and enjoyable. You really feel like you’re staying at a friend’s luxury home. The property is gorgeous, rooms very comfortable and updated, cocktails and breakfast each morning all delicious, and location was perfect. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this hotel. 10/10 recommend if you’re heading to Carmel!!!
Macy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay. My husband and I had a wonderful time.
Bruce, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The property is very nice, but severely overpriced for what it is. For example, several rooms are literally directly off the main (common) lounge area. As a result, poor sound privacy if you are in your room with a partner (putting this delicately), unless you don't mind putting on a show, or keeping quiet like you are in your parents' basement :-) It's like being in an "upscale" youth hostel. The service is excellent and friendly, but a bit doting and unnecessary. I can get my own hot water etc. The rooms themselves are spartan -- no filtered water supply (ask the doting service for that). No way to warm leftovers (but fortunately a small fridge is in the room). Really minimalist at this price point. Fancy soap in the bathrooms (big deal). Sorry to be such a buzzkill :-)
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay!
Beautiful hotel, helpful staff, perfect proximity to beach
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location is stunning, nearly across the street from the shoreline. My room, one of the cheaper options, was clean, classy and relaxing. The layout of the common parts of Villa Mara are interesting, making it so that you can socialize with other guests freely or keep to yourself. These are a couple of outdoor fire-pits, and a large gathering room with a bar, tables and a cozy fireplace. Best of all, the staff went above and beyond to make me feel at home. I was taken aback by how genuinely kind they are. Plus, they offered me drinks and chocolates as I sat up reading by the fire at night. What's not to love? I truly could not have asked for more. This place is something special.
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

love this hotel
Alexa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience staying at Villa Mara. The attention to detail is incredible. The staff couldn’t have been better. The breakfast and daily menus are a perfect touch. Less than a 2 minute walk to the gorgeous beach. I could go on and on. We loved our 3 night stay and will be back.
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10/10 Exceptional

A gem!
Villa Mara is extremely clean, decorated beautifully and provides such a comfortable stay. The breakfast was delicious and staff could not have been any nicer! We will definitely be back.
jackie, 2-night trip
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