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Carmel Plaza

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Fancy Outdoor Mall!

If you like fancy shops and high-end boutiques, Carmel Plaza located right on Ocean Ave is the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Seattle, Washington
Lively spot for coffee, shopping, specialty shops, you-name-it, it's probably there

We love this place - 3 stories with easy access by elevator if necessary; mostly outside so you can... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Gloria L
Washougal, Washington
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  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese shop”(11 reviews)
“wine tasting”(3 reviews)
Carmel Plaza is nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, it is home to one-of-a-kind fashion finds and specialty national brands, distinctive restaurants, gourmet shops, wine tasting room and more-in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting...more
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Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-0138
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Didn't expect to find great shopping in a smaller seaside town. This plaza has some higher end shops including Anthropologie, Cole Haan, J Crew, Kate Spade, and Tiffany & Co. They validate parking or you can park for free on the streets around the plaza...More

4  Thank Pinter17
carmel p, Concierge at Carmel Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

Thank you for visiting! Yes, we are pet friendly here :) We hope to see you again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I've been coming to Carmel for 25 years. The shopping in this beautiful town has been hard hit by the economic downturn. Lots of the really special, one-of-a-kind shops Carmel used to boast have closed. Arts and crafts have been particularly hard hit .... glass,...More

4  Thank ojimon
carmel p, Concierge at Carmel Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2015

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to the Carmel Plaza. We have new retailers, galleries and restaurants - something for everyone! We do hope you will visit us again next time you're in Carmel.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

If you like fancy shops and high-end boutiques, Carmel Plaza located right on Ocean Ave is the place for you! There is even a Tiffany & Co.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited Carmel Plaza on every trip to Carmel and enjoy shopping at the interesting stores as well as wine tasting. The Cheese Shop shouldn’t be missed. This time we were here for their Friday night food, wine and music night. What a party!...More

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carmel p, Manager at Carmel Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive experience. The Summer Live Music Series is an annual event hosted by Carmel Plaza. The series is scheduled for 8 weeks from July through August. Hope you come back to enjoy the festivities and visit our new restaurant Yeast...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

We love this place - 3 stories with easy access by elevator if necessary; mostly outside so you can enjoy good weather when it's 'in town.' Friendly staff at every store. Great coffee shop with healthy options. Fire pit in the center too - a...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is really a review for the Cheese Shop at the plaza. We walked in on the last day of our trip to take back some cheeses on our way back home. My husband, a real foodie, absolutely loved it. We just walked in and...More

Thank Ritu_Pisces
Reviewed 10 April 2018

A very pretty mall in the wonderfull location, Carmel by the sea. If visiting Carmel by the Seas, Carmel Plaza is a must

Thank DanielL57
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were just passing through and my husband did pick up a sweatshirt at Vineyard Vines, but we really just went to get some driving info from the tourism office. The lovely lady who was working (wearing the very cool custom made puzzle piece glasses:-)...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

It was our first and last visit to Carmel. The worst thing about shopping or dining in Carmel is the poor parking. Don't stay more than 2 hours as we parked on the street (2 h parking) and got a parking ticket despite keeping a...More

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carmel p, Manager at Carmel Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Sorry to hear about your experience in Carmel by the Sea. Carmel Plaza is a shopping and dining center and it has an underground parking garage open to the public. It is located on Mission Street off the corner of 7th Avenue. Cost: $3 an...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Came to Carmel the Saturday after Black Friday. Walked the main area of shops. They still offer mainly great deals. Check out the Coach store. Cottage Inn is great for breakfast. The Carmel Plaza has wine, food and lots of shopping. My wife went nuts....More

Thank Signsofthejoker
Reviewed 12 October 2017

the folks at the tourism office were wonderful - they gave me all sorts local information and we had long talks about my disappointment at missing Big Sur.. I arrived two weeks after a major landslide. The lady working there suggested that I had a...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Wow Carmels a lovely town, came here part of a tour, the streets are clean and all the buildings are no higher than one story, shops are lovely with something for everyone.

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31 May 2016|
Response from Roz O | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator in the southeast corner of the Plaza and close to the bathrooms on the 2nd floor. I hope this helps