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La Playa Carmel

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San Jose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth every $ . People are so helpful , knowledge of the area , and all the small things . Sangria @ 2-4 , Wine tasting 6-7 , chocolate cookies and mike from 8-9:30 Can't get much better than that. All that and a short walk to the ocean and down town Carmel

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Carmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at La Playa Carmel for only one night and wish we had stayed longer. Absolutely loved this place. The front desk, the driver Alejandro that took us to our restaurant and the breakfast staff were all amazing. I will definitely be back but for longer next time. Wonderful place.

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3Thank stevenhO2560BP
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grabbed a last minute deal for an one night stay in Carmel and was so pleased to have found at La Playa Carmel. You would be spoiled with resort-quality amenities: huge breakfast, afternoon sangria, evening cookies & milk, free Wi-Fi and bath salts. Very charming and modern facilities, with great reception staff. I enjoyed being able to walk to...

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1Thank Sofia P
Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very tidy, well done renovation w/ garden and ocean views. My garden suite was located directly over the boiler room and while I loved the location it was impossible to keep the room below 75 without a fan and the window open which sacrificed some privacy. The staff was accommodating and offered a room change but it wasn't terrible so...

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1Thank FlyboyTraveler
Milpitas, California
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

La Playa was spectacular. It's located amongst the prime Carmel area which means that the beach and restaurants, galleries and shops are right around the corner. Its' charm is noteworthy. The lobby has a small fireplace and further on, it leads into a restaurant area with indoor and outdoor seating. This is also where the awesome breakfast is served. At...

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1Thank KinSid
Whittier, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 45th anniversary at La Playa Carmel. We had spent our honeymoon there 45 years ago. We were given the gift of returning 45 years later compliments or our son and daughter. The hotel is cozy. So close to the ocean-you can smell the sea. It was amazing!!! We were on the second floor over...

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1Thank vargastish
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The location is amazing. You can hear the ocean. Also you havevtge view of tge ocean. We enjoyed sunset. The service was perfect. They are all friendly and helpful. Breakfast was pretty good. I liked the bar. Also the bartender was so kind to me. It was my birthday and he took me a delicious drink. The hotel was nice...

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1Thank Hanie G
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This hotel is almost in the heart of downtown Carmel and yet you feel so far away from everything. You are only a couple of blocks from the beach and you can hear the waves crashing in. There is an history to the hotel so ask about that. I always ask for a room on the top floor in the...

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1Thank Marshall C
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I did a TON of research for our "Pacific Coast Highway" honeymoon and we stayed here during the trip. The service, rooms, attention to detail and excitement and encouragement of us being newlyweds made us feel so special! From the minute we arrived, they treat you like gold. The concierge, the door guys, the shuttle drivers, the staff, the housekeeping,...

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4Thank ashdee1230
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had a very mixed experience with La Playa Carmel, and I want to write a fair review with the understanding that some of the issues might have been because we were visiting during Christmas. Perhaps some of the staff were on leave. Pros: the hotel is lovely and the architecture is great. The staff is absolutely friendly and there...

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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Randy, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I appreciate your positive feedback and kind words, and am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. I apologize for the service defects that you experienced, and I am embarrassed by the poor impression we left. We did experience some issues with the heating system during...

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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: $439 - $837 (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 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#2 Business 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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