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La Playa Carmel

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Salt Lake City, UT
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay at La Playa Carmel was so nice! The hotel itself was very clean and quiet. The staff were always helpful and kind. The extras (water bottles, apples, cookies and milk, lemonade) were cheery and refreshing. The pool was lovely. The location was perfect--a few minutes walk to the beach, or ten minutes walk to town for dinner. And...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here with family. BEAUTIFUL and peaceful. Rooms were roomy and walking distance of things to do and see. Will be back soon. Loved the nice comfy bed and hot showers. Staff were very friendly and willing to suggest places to go. Seems like a good spot for couples as well as families. YOU can do as much or as...

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1Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast on the terrace outside was a superb beginning to the days. The buffet food presentation, quality and variety was exceptional. Our room was smaller than on our first stay but sunny and comfortable. We will definitely return again.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I say the hotel is charming and old-fashioned, with the gardens and rooms, it is easy to imagine you've time traveled to 1910. But everything is modern, wi-fi, comfortable, spacious. With a garden room, with the windows open you can hear the sea, there is a square with fountain and hummingbirds, beautiful plants and flowers, wine tasting every evening...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amongst the mid-high priced hotels in the area. We came here on our anniversary and were disappointed. The rooms were so stuffy that you had to open a window, but the windows are right by the terraces where people can hang out. So; we ended up with people outside our window, smoking (and so the smoke wafted...

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled a lot and have been able to stay in some great properties, but I have to say the La Playa Carmel might have the greatest service I have ever experienced at any property I have ever stayed at. Whomever is in charge of HR / Training is doing their job right and should write a book! I...

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1Thank Hagearty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good: Champagne Breakfast was definitely the highlight of our stay at La Playa. There were lots of great options, the staff at the waffle/omelet bar was exceptional and if you ask for a latte or cappucino they will accommodate you. Our group had dinner at the hotel on the patio and it was lovely. Lunches during our meetings were...

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2Thank Christine H
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Playa Carmel is a shining example of how every hotel in America should treat its guests. From the second I walked in, I felt at home and comfortable. I felt serviced each step of the way, but the staff are subtle and quiet and not in anyway overbearing. The hotel provides nicely sized rooms with stunning views of the...

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Wintersville, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't necessarily be scared by the cost of a room here. If you're just looking for a place to sleep, there are better value options available. However, if you're looking for a place to spend some time and relax, there is plenty to do on-site to give you your money's worth. This is a historic hotel with manicured grounds and...

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Wirral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warning - if you are not part of a corporate party visiting this hotel, be prepared to be regularly pushed aside; ignored and for faculties to become unavailable to you. Oh and for the General Manager to show no respect for her staff when asking for help by calling "if you can walk then I can talk" as she rushes...

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Rachel T, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Issywizz: Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience during your recent visit. After receiving your survey this weekend I emailed you in the hope that we can further discuss your stay with us. I hope that we still may do so. I understand that you expressed frustration of not being able to book online. Our...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $470 - $1,110 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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“We had an ocean view room on the top floor--409. We loved it.”
mikawils, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Third floor or higher garden view will get you a nice view of the ocean.”
christinehS3548EU, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room 415 what a view but at the higher price end”
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“Get a view of the ocean,”
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“All rooms are different. But I bet there is not a bad room in the place.”
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