High & low: Carmel for every budget

Splurge or save on a weekend in California’s prettiest village

Carmel Mission Inn
Photo by Alex Farnum

Low: Where to stay

South of downtown, Carmel Mission Inn (shown; from $109 weeknights) has retro-mod turquoise-and-lime decor and a groovy pool.

And the Main Barn rooms at the rambling, rustic Mission Ranch (from $120) are surprisingly reasonable.



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