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Carmel Plaza

Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-0138
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Wow Carmels a lovely town, came here part of a tour, the streets are clean and all the buildings... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
via mobile
Neat area to visit

I had always wanted to visit Carmel. I recently took the opportunity and drove from San Jose to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
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Carmel Plaza is three level outdoor shopping center with over 40 stores, restaurants, art galleries and wine tasting rooms set in a lush garden. Nationally known stores located in the Plaza as well as specialty boutiques featuring internationally known designers. Events are scheduled throughout the year, such as fashions show, cooking demonstrations, concerts and pop up markets.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“cheese shop” (9 reviews)
“kate spade” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-0138
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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.

Thank Clivey57
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I had always wanted to visit Carmel. I recently took the opportunity and drove from San Jose to Carmel. I found Carmel to be very unique, lots of art, great restaurants and unique hotels. I personally felt everything was very expensive. After visiting Carmel and...More

Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We remember when they built this plaza, and the I. Magnin store was the anchor store. It was fancy then, and fancy now. However, all the shop keepers are very nice, and you feel no pressure to either buy something, or to sneak out the...More

2  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Carmel Plaza has lots of boutiques, galleries & shops selling everything from unique, hand made gifts to very high end items. Our favorite was the cheese shop.

Thank denver60
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I visited Carmel Plaza a couple of times while staying in Carmel. Both times, there were very few people out and about at the Plaza. I came here as it is dog friendly,. Perhaps it was the time of year (Christmas season) and people had...More

Thank DianeH7050
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch on the Easter weekend. Many of the shops were participating in an Easter Egg hunt which was a lovely touch for kids. The lovely opening air mall is really pleasant to shop and there are some great restaurants.

Thank Jillian B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

No matter where you turn, great galleries to experience, wine rooms all around and food to die for! Shopping here is awesome, fun stores for home goods, Paloma's always a favorite...and wonderful boutiques for those unique gifts and treats. Wish we lived here, I could...More

Thank bnbyoung
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Carmel Plaza is filled with lots of shops, galleries, restaurants, and places for wine tasting. The parking was an issue. Expect to park along the side streets or in big public parking lots that require walking a couple of blocks to the plaza.

Thank admrgn
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We got dropped here for a coffee/bathroom break on a tour and, although it's an attractive mall, does not have too much to warrant a long stay. $10 for a cup of tea and a piece of stale cake seems too pricey.

Thank OntarioTrekker
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere, nocemspot to stop and have a "cuppa" 2 level of shops, some interesting some not Nice gallery Beautifully landscaped, masses of flowers, lends to the pleasant atmosphere

Thank 154943Maggie
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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