My home base on the Monterey Peninsula is a place where many California travelers visit. Hotel rates frequently double on Friday and Saturday nights. So it kind of blows me away that for the second year in a row Choice Privileges offers low reward rates during our peak season for good weather in September and October along the Central Coast. Weekend nights at Comfort Inn Carmel from Sep 20-Nov 30 are 12,000 points and weeknights are 20,000 points. Weekend nights at Comfort Inn Carmel in September and October are $250 to $400 per night.
Comfort Inn Carmel is not a luxury hotel, however, Carmel-by-the-sea is a money place. Houses in town are priced in the millions. Carmel Beach is generally ranked in any list of most beautiful California beaches. Carmel is a small town of about 5,000 residents, where tourists can go wine-tasting at a dozen Monterey County winery tasting rooms while walking around three blocks of downtown businesses.
Since I live in Monterey, I don’t stay in many local hotels and I have never stayed at Comfort Inn Carmel. I can say the location of Comfort Inn Carmel is centrally located in the downtown business district and excellent for walking around town.
My biggest tip for tourists coming to Carmel is bring a flashlight. If you wander around walking outside of the central business district and down to the beach, there are very few sidewalks and few streetlights around residential areas of town.
Comfort Inn Carmel
Fri Sep 20-Sun Sep 22
Queen Bed room $867.78
24,000 Choice Privileges points for a weekend stay
Another Tip: You can’t book Saturday night by itself at this hotel using Choice Privileges points. Every weekend search I tried during this low points rate period required a 2-night stay to find availability.