How much does a trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea Cost?

The Cost of a Trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visitors to Carmel-by-the-Sea usually spend between $0 and $0 per day on average for one person and $0 to $0 for two people. While this is a wide range, the average daily cost averages $0 per person. This average includes sightseeing, hotel, food, and local transportation expenses from other travelers. Your individual travel expenses may vary based on travel style and the locations visited, but if you plan wisely while visiting the most popular destinations, then you'll likely spend somewhere around this average cost during your trip. Further down we have a breakdown of expenses by category, as well as accommodation and activity prices.

How much money should you budget for your trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

Budget travelers to Carmel-by-the-Sea often spend around $0 per day. This usually includes a stay at a hostel and meals at affordable restaurants around town. Many budget travelers also prefer free activities over those that cost too much money. If you have a bit more money to spend, you should budget around $0 per day. This average includes a mid-range hotel and more meals in restaurants, along with a higher budget for entertainment and activities. Luxury travelers should plan to spend around $0 a day which includes higher-end accommodations, restaurants, tours, and activities. For more details, see our average travel costs for Carmel-by-the-Sea here.


Average Daily Costs, Per Person, by Category
Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $125 $125 $125
Food2 $153 $153 $153


How much does a weekend trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea cost?

Travelers spend, on average, $0 per person on a three-day trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This includes sightseeing, hotels, food, and local transportation. You can stick close to this average price by staying at mid-range hotels and eating at mid-level restaurants, while also paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. If you wish to travel cheaper, it's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities. It's also common for many visitors to have a much higher travel budget, as many high-end hotels and restaurants can be found around town.



17-mile drive, Carmel by the Sea, California

How much does a five day trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea cost?

With five days in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can expect to spend about $0 total, not including transportation to and from the city. It's possible to stay close to this daily average by booking mid-range hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. It's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities if you want to spent less money.

How much does a one week trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea cost?

Most visitors spend between $0 and $0 for a one week trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, with the average being $0. This includes sightseeing, local transportation, food, and hotels. One week is enough time to have a more in-depth experience in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Also, one week allows you to be more flexible with your time and money, so you can potentially save money on some aspects of your trip while spending more on others.

Hostel Prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea

With more than 1 hostels in Carmel-by-the-Sea, the average price is $60 per night for a dorm bed. The cheapest hostel costs $60 and the most expensive is $60. Usually popular with younger travelers, hostels are a great way to save money while also being social. But not all hostels are the same, and we've analyzed the prices of both dorms and private rooms to find the average prices and best places to stay. You can see more details about the hostel prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea here.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

  • $60 for a dorm bed at Monterey Hostel in Monterey

Hotel Prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea

The average price for a hotel room in Carmel-by-the-Sea is $359 per night. This average is based on our detailed analysis of available hotels in the area. If you want to save money, or if you're planning a more luxurious trip, it's important to look at hotel prices based on the overall star-rating as well as guest reviews. Also, prices can vary by location and amenities. You can see more details from our analysis of hotel prices in Carmel-by-the-Sea here, and below is a breakdown of hotel prices by star-rating.


Hotels by star rating in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 6 $650
3 stars 19 $339
2 stars 11 $237

Mission St and 7th, Carmel By the Sea
Overall Rating 8.9
24815 Carpenter Street, Carmel By the Sea
Overall Rating 8.9

Should you do a tour in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

You'll find a wide range of guided tours in Carmel-by-the-Sea and many visitors enjoy the convenience of having an expert guide leading them through the chosen activity. Tours range in price from $25 for the Monterey: Treasure Hunt The Ride - Anytime Admission to $79 for the 1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour.


    • Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour in Carmel by the Sea: $35
    • Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Big Sur PCH Highway 1: $15
    • 10+ Self-Guided Driving Tours from Las Vegas: $15
    • Catamaran Sailing Cruise in Monterey: $65
    • Monterey, Carmel, 17 Miles Dr, Big Sur Rocky Point 6 hrs Tour: $286
    • Family-Friendly 17-Mile Drive 2.5-hour Electric Bike Tour : $75
    • Carmel-by-the-Sea 2.5 Hour Electric Bike Tour: $75
    • 2.5-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey: $65
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    2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
    For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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