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La Playa Carmel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

A very pretty and relaxing hotel. Excellent helpful staff. The room was lovely. Our TV didn't work but they switched us to another room immediately. It would be 5 stars except for a few issues: Poor water pressure in the shower, No elevator and with a bad back I didn't appreciate lugging suitcase up to 3rd floor, Built in amenity...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor setting, only a few blocks from the beach and a courtesy shuttle to town. Our first room was practically underground, very claustrophobic so we requested a move. The second room had no balcony on the 3rd floor. There in no a/c and it was hot enough to grow papayas in there. Moved again to a pool side room....

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1Thank Richard M
Davis, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Carmel many times over the years but I have to say that La Playa Carmel is now at the top of my "favorites list"! The grounds, location, customer service and breakfast were all outstanding. I was, at first "underwhelmed" with the room because we arrived very late at night and I think I expected a larger...

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1Thank Lucinda C
Amarillo texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel with great staff and beautiful grounds. Our ocean view room and bathroom were small but we didn't care. The view was fabulous and the bed was comfortable!! The champagne breakfast was great, lemonade and tea in early afternoon was refreshing, sangria and wine tasting in late afternoon were both a treat. Everytime we thought we had found something...

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1Thank Dumasgirl
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant little boutique hotel only two blocks from the ocean and a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants. No restaurant for dinner but the breakfasts are fantastic and there are a few dozen restaurants just around the corner. milk and cookies in the evening is a nice touch.

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2Thank GrahamMackie
Langhorne, PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a charming hotel, great location, with beautiful public spaces and gardens. The staff were terrific, pleasant and helpful. The included breakfast was really spectacular, and we took advantage of the free shuttle around town. Wi-fi was a little sketchy, but did not cause us problems. My only complaint was with the size of our actual room. I don't...

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2Thank HappyTraveler016
Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our weekend stay here. The location is awesome, really close to beach and Ocean street. There is an ocean view off patio where you can eat your yummy breakfast that includes waffles and omelet bar. The patio is heated and is a nice place to relax. I found the customer service to be great....

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good choice in this nice city. The hotel is relatively large, has a beautiful and pleasant garden, very well located in the city. The rooms are good size, with good bed and various facilities such as ccokies, lemonade and an excellent breakfast. Very good option

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Flagstaff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out! The guest rooms are beautifully decorated and maintained. The staff is very friendly and professional. Their focus on customer service and attention to detail is very impressive. Our stay was everything we hoped it would be and more. If you are looking to enhance your stay in Carmel, you must check out...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are far from being worth the high price tag. The common areas, the location, and the free breakfast were all fantastic, but definitely not worth how much we paid to stay there on a long weekend. I would not go again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Playa Carmel is a 75-room historic luxury boutique hotel, newly restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century charm while updating it to modern-day standards. Located two blocks from the beach and village shops, art galleries and restaurants, the hotel is situated in the heart of Carmel and anchors its most prestigious residential neighborhood. The grounds encompass meticulously tended gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and a tranquil terrace swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Playa Carmel

Address: Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly La Playa Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $491 - $1,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Playa Carmel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#2 Business Hotel in Carmel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We were in room 203 and loved the ocean view and because it is a corner room, we also had a beautiful garden deck view.”
 of 5 bubbles LucindaC851, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 112 - cramped”
 of 5 bubbles HappyTraveler016, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay overnight”
  • Patio seating next to bar
 of 5 bubbles Tobyritenour, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request an ocean view room.”
  • Beds are amazing!!!
 of 5 bubbles vargastish, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms on the top floor in the back facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 226marshallc, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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