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La Playa Carmel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a pool room with a fireplace--lovely. Only problem was it was a cold night and the bathroom did not have a separate heater. Otherwise delightful. There were chocolate chip cookies and milk in the evening and a great buffet breakfast that included omlette and Belgian waffle stations.

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Concord, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a romantic weekend and this was the perfect place. The hotel is a beautiful example of old-school elegance. The rooms are nice but not large, and it's worth it to upgrade to a suite if you can. They have a shuttle to local restaurants and places around town, but we didn't bother to use it. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the positives - the property/grounds are very nice, complimentary breakfast was great, shuttle pick up in town is great if you plan on drinking at dinner, and proximity to the beach, restaurants and shops was great. Oh, and the concierge Alexis was a great help getting dinner reservations. Ok, the not great - probably because we got a "discounted... More 

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Carmel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends from Cape Cod visiting us in Southern CA. We shared Carmel while staying at La Playa. They were so pleased with our accommodations they plan to return. We all were pleased with the hotel itself and the staff were the best. Welcoming, assisting us settle in. It's location is convenient to town, walking distance, could see the ocean from... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked La Playa Carmel from the car on our Pacific Coast Highway drive after a long day and wasn't expecting much. We were greeted so warmly by the friendly front desk staff. The bellman took our luggage right away so that we could enjoy the free wine being served in the lobby every evening near the fire place! Our room... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warning: If you book through a third party site, it seems that you will have problems. We booked through a third party site months ahead of time. When we arrived, however, the hotel told us that they had no record of our reservation and that we would have to work the problem out with the third party site that we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort has beautiful gardens! The staff was extremely nice, professional and really made our stay enjoyable. The morning champagne breakfast that is complementary was delicious. In the evening they had wine and cheese tasting and it was really set up nice. We had a room near the pool with a partial ocean view and fireplace. The beach is 2... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not plan on doing much late night as everything seemed to close by 10pm. Hotel was very nice with cozy beds and large bathroom. Great breakfast buffet included with my room rate. The restaurant staff worked with our various dietary restrictions and were very understanding. Just a couple blocks from the beach, make sure that you go catch the... More 

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Clovis, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Carmel is one of my favorite cities. We have been so tired last months, so we decided to take a couples days off to rest, eat and breathe well. We were blessed with the sighting of dolphins close to the shore. Swimming beside the surfers. The hotel is jewel!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best hotel in Carmel!! We love everything!! Mercedes took care of us!! And it was perfect!! The room, the view, the cookies, the wines!! We were very happy to stay here!! Best place to stay in Carmel!!!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $367 - $826 (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 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#2 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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“Next time we will try a higher room for a view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles krecht, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suites are large and beautiful and worth the extra price. The ones by the pool have a bonus of fireplaces but much less privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles yveronin, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Find a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles davelR6855BL, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the Playa Suite is the best room in the house and worth the upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles Robert11880, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had "ocean view" rooms, but I'm not sure that any of the others on the property might not be just as good.”
 of 5 bubbles ray94611, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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