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La Playa Carmel

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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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....

1Thank todarcie
Ribeirao Preto, SP
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

1Thank raferria
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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1Thank Rick N
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week 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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3Thank camillag416
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming and picturesque with wonderful service and great touches unique to Carmel. Complimentary buffet breakfast had fresh local ingredients and they thought of everything! Warm chocolate chip cookies at bedtime were a nice touch as was the free shuttle service to and from any restaurant in Carmel. Usually those cars are never available at other hotels but this was always...

1Thank Emily R
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a romantic Valentine's Day trip and it was the perfect experience for us. The hotel was built in the early 1900's and it's history is part of the experience with old photographs of Carmel lining all the hallways. The hotel is in a great location - just a couple of blocks from the beach and from...

1Thank Melissa G
San Lorenzo, CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a 1-night quick weekend getaway. We were upgraded from an ocean view room to a premium ocean view room. Thanks La Playa! This is a lovely hotel. Sangria in the lobby upon check-in and milk and cookies from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Nice touch! Some reviewers have commented about the bathrooms being small. Yes, the bathrooms...

1Thank Soniebaloni
Oakland, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great rooms, great food, great service, great cookies in the evening, great wine tasting, great service, great bar, great bartender, great breakfast, did I say great service? All their staff is amazing, lovely people who are in tune with taking care of you. I would not stay there again, I would move in! Highly recommended !!!

2Thank Chava O
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at La Playa Carmel en route from San Francisco to LA. As it was winter we also got a competitive rate on the room. The staff were welcoming and helpful, I was pleasantly surprised to even find some Birthday cupcakes for me on arrival into our room! The bar was cosy and comfortable with the free shuttle service...

2Thank LJW221
Salinas, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While out and about on a weekend drive through Carmel, CA. We spied a patio in the sun next to a spacious garden all tucked into the cozy-fied Carmel streets. We parked and walked right into the la Playa Hotel. You can tell it's an older stucco building but it is two blocks from the beach. We did not stay...

2Thank Tobyritenour

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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: $467 - $913 (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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“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
“You can't go wrong, try for garden view or ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles ashdee1230, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ocean-view rooms are VERY SMALL and not worth the price.”
 of 5 bubbles F8902QFrandyb, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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