Lauren & John Philip



Flight options, hotel blocks and more recs for our out-of-towner guests.


Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)

Monterey Regional Airport is the closest airport to fly into and is a quick 15-minute drive to Downtown Carmel.


San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC)

San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) is about 90 minutes from downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea but may have more flexibility with flights and prices.


La Playa Hotel

Camino Royal and Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
 (831) 293-6100

Please note this is not a group block. The discount code is for the stay dates of July 10, 2024 + July 11, 2024. Discounts are based upon availability and may not apply to all room types and/or all dates of stay. Stay restrictions may vary. You may also call 1-800-582-8900 to make your reservation and state your Personal Rate Access Code. Please note that this code expired May 9, 2024.



Hotel Carmel

Corner of 4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
 (855) 622-7635


Cypress Inn

Lincoln Street & Seventh Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, 93921
 (831) 624-3871

This adorable inn, owned by Doris Day, is in the heart of downtown Carmel and a 6-min walk to La Playa.


Pine Inn

Lincoln Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
 (831) 624-3851

The cutest inn, located on ocean avenue between Lincoln Street and Monte Verde Street and a 9-min walk to La Playa.


Villa Mara Carmel

2408 Bay View Avenue, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923
 (831) 624-6433

Luxury boutique hotel nestled in the Carmel Point neighborhood of Carmel-By-The-Sea. A newly remodeled property with a distinctly residential-inspired point of view, Villa Mara is an intimate, yet airy coastal getaway that caters to an adults-only clientele.


Other Carmel Hotel Options

There are many amazing boutique hotels in downtown Carmel within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and the beach. We recommend checking out this guide as a starting point. All the hotels in this guide are in great locations. In particular, we recommend Hofsas House Hotel ($), Pine Inn ($$), and La Playa ($$$)

House Or Rental

Vacation Rentals through VRBO or Airbnb

There are lots of great VRBO and AirBnb options in Carmel. Book early because they go fast!


Monterey Hotels

Monterey is also a great place to stay with lots of attractions and amenities. It's about 5-10 minutes from Carmel and about 30 minutes from our venue. In particular, we recommend the Portola Hotel ($$$), Monterey Marriott ($$), & Casa Munras ($$)—all great locations, especially for walkability.

Rental Car

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) Car Rentals

200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
 (831) 648-7000

Monterey Regional Airport offers a variety of car rental providers and convenient access to rental car service from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. All rental care agency counters are located on the first floor of the terminal building, next to baggage claim. Proceed directly to the rental car counters if you have an existing reservation or need to make a reservation. Individual rental car agency hours vary. Please see hours listed below. Call the agencies directly or visit the websites listed below to book a rental car or for additional information.

Rental Car

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

1701 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110
 (408) 501-0979

The Rental Car Center is located directly across from Terminal B. Terminal B passengers can walk across Airport Boulevard at the crosswalks from baggage claim to reach the Rental Car Center. Terminal A passengers may take any Airport blue shuttle bus to or from the Rental Car Center. Individual Rental Car agency hours vary; please check the listed hours for your agency. Additional service is provided after hours for delayed arrivals. Should you arrive after hours and find no service, please call your rental car company.

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