Map & Directions 2018-03-17T03:33:34+00:00

Carmel-by-the-Sea Map & Directions

Carmel Boutique Inns are located in the center of downtown Carmel.

Below are detailed directions to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Please note that Carmel has no street numbers. Our zip code is 93921.

FROM MONTEREY AIRPORT (approximately 15 minutes | 7 miles, 11 km)

• Exit airport and turn right on Highway 68 (Monterey-Salinas Highway.)
• Take Highway 68 to Highway 1 south to Carmel
• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel

FROM SAN FRANCISCO (approximately 2 1/2 hours | 122 miles, 197 km)

• Take Highway 101 south to Prunedale
• At Prunedale, take Highway 156 west (see “Monterey Peninsula” sign)
• At Castroville, stay to the left, as the road becomes Highway 1 south
• Take Highway 1 south to Carmel
• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel

FROM LOS ANGELES (approximately 6 hours | 325 miles, 523 km)

• Take Highway 101 north to Salinas
• Go west on Highway 68 (see “Monterey Peninsula” exit sign)
• Take Highway 68 to Highway 1
• Take Highway 1 south to Carmel
• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel


• Airport Shuttle service is available from both San Francisco and San Jose:

• Check traffic

• Check weather

Lincoln & 7th (P.O. Box Y)
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93921
Toll Free: (800) 443-7443
Local: (831) 624-3871

Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93921
Toll free: 800-328-7707
Phone: 831-624-6046

4th and Dolores (P.O. Box 2747)
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93921
Toll Free: 800.262.1262
Phone: 831.624.7738

S.E. Corner of Ocean Avenue & Camino Real (P.O. Box AF)
Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93921
Toll free: 888-375-0770
Local: 831-624-7372

Ocean Avenue @ Torres and Mt. View
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Toll free: (888) 375-0770
Local: (831) 624-7372

Carmel and Beyond

One of the best ways to see Carmel is on foot. You will discover over 60 hidden courtyards where many specialty shops and cafes are found. You will also find the special charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea as you discover secret pathways, award-winning gardens, and enchanting fairy tale cottages ... the homes, haunts, and history of famous artists, writers, and movie stars. Stroll along the white-sand beach. Or picnic on the bluff tops over looking Carmel Beach and the Pebble Beach golf courses and coastline.

Within 15 minutes, visit Monterey with the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row as well as many other places of interest. Pebble Beach and 17-Mile Drive are within minutes. While there, meander to Pacific Grove, referred to “America’s last home town.” For a slightly longer trip, sunny Carmel Valley is a treat with ranches and orchards and the Carmel Valley Village with unique shops and restaurants. An hour will take you to Big Sur, which locals often refer to as “a state of mind”. Be prepared for a lovely day and incredible views.

Shopping and Dining
Find a variety of lovely shops, boutiques and visit Carmel Plaza for an exceptional experience. A mile trip to either the Barnyard Shopping Center or Crossroads Shopping Center where you can find unique shops and restaurants should also be on your agenda. A variety of wonderful restaurants await your choice. We are also happy to recommend our favorites.

An Artist Town ... Culture in Carmel
Carmel’s primary social and cultural facilities are the Sunset Community and Cultural Center, the Harrison Memorial Library, the Golden Bough Playhouse and the Outdoor Forest Theatre.