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Villa Mara Carmel

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Front of property
Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
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

27 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
2408 Bay View Ave, Carmel, CA, 93923

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Carmel Point
  • Carmel Beach - 12 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 4 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 12 min drive
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 18 min drive
  • Monterey Bay - 20 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 19 min drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 21 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 18 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 42 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 45 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 22 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 31 min drive


  • La Bicyclette - 3 min drive
  • Little Napoli - 3 min drive
  • Dametra Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Carmel Bakery - 3 min drive
  • Basil Seasonal Dining - 3 min drive

About this property

Villa Mara Carmel

Villa Mara Carmel puts you 0.6 mi (1 km) from 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
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
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 lbs)*
  • 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 lobby
  • 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 and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Temperature checks are available to guests and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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 and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. 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 lbs 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. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
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. Nearby restaurants include The Bench (3.4 mi).
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.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

What A Find!
Amazing boutique hotel. Elegant with the utmost attention to every detail. This hidden gem property was designed for the discerning traveler. From the gracefully appointed lobby, common area, and guest rooms, where no expense was spared, to the fabulous staff who welcomes each guest as if you were staying in their own home. This will not disappoint. My husband and I are thrilled to find a new favorite in Carmel.
Sandra, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming and uber comfortable!
very charming property. The staff was wonderful. Perfect romantic getaway. Went to sleep and woke up to the sound of gentle waves off of our balcony.
Jennifer, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming and elegant, feels just like home!
My husband and I came here to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary. This hotel exceeded my expectations! The staff was extremely friendly & accommodating! The hotel itself is GORGEOUS - so clean & new and feels like home. Lovely outdoor seating areas with fire pits (and blankets if you need them). Love all the complimentary touches - wine at the bar, continental breakfast and room snacks. (Unfortunately, my husband and I had to leave very early in the morning, before the continental breakfast starts, and they were so kind enough to set aside a couple of pastries for us to take on the road.) It was really nice returning back to the hotel in the evening and sitting at the bar warmly lit up by dim lighting and candlelight, chatting with Johnathan while we enjoyed a delicious pino. Super comfy bathrobes provided while staying as a guest. Lelabo Santal 33 products in the bathroom - yes please!! the hotel is literally just about a minute walk from the beach, and a very short distance, to all the shops and restaurants. However, in the evenings, since I was wearing high heels, walking was not in the cards for us lol. Getting an Uber to and from the restaurants was no problem at all. Overall an extremely wonderful stay and I cannot wait to go back!!
LORI, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place was incredible! Staff was so lovely, location was perfect, and the hotel was so chic. I can’t wait to come back. Thank you for such a great few days.
Tara, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel has only been open for a couple of months. Condition of the grounds, common area and rooms was excellent. Service was very friendly. Away from the tourist center of town. No complaints.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We could not have enjoyed our stay at Villa Mara more! The staff and service was exceptional - truly high class. The included breakfast was amazing and we really enjoyed the complimentary drinks. The entire atmosphere was quaint yet sophisticated - very consistent with the town of Carmel. We would highly recommend Villa Mara!
Kathryn, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pei, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in. Beautiful grounds 2 blocks from the beach, beautiful updates rooms with heated floors, cleanliness is a 10/10. Upon arrival staff offers wine and is very friendly & helpful. Would stay here again when visiting Carmel.
Nicole, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place is the best! We will definitely be back!
Molly, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location close to the ocean. Brand new. Super friendly staff. Free mini-bar!
Rajiv, 1-night family trip
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