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“Location, service, amenities - this place is a jewel”
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La Playa Carmel
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 February 2014

A beautiful, small inn, reasonably priced - amazing for Carmel! Breakfast was lovely - very European and you can eat on the deck overlooking the ocean. The staff was incredibly accommodating, love the shuttle service to restaurants. A short, beautiful walk through quaint Carmel neighborhoods to beach and town. No elevator unless you stay on the lobby floor which I would suggest, if you can. Beautiful grounds, nice, heated pool. Looking forward to our return.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is a beautiful place. 2 blocks to a gorgeous beach with views of Pebble Beach and a very easy walk into town. The staff is amazing and help make our stay very enjoyable. We would definitely recommend!!

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the la Playa Carmel. The decor and gardens are beautiful. The breakfast was first class and the bar snack food was the best meal we had in Carmel. The staff was extra friendly and check in and check out very rapid. No elevator but we still loved our stay. Stay in an ocean view room to get the most beauty. The location is near the beach and the main city center. Great hotel.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The hotel was very clean, the morning breakfast food was prepared fresh and service was excellent,the neighborhood was very nice, short walk to beach and town but did have a shuttle for those who rather not walk.The charm of the hotel made us not want to leave.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Thank you for your kind words about La Playa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. La Playa has a long standing tradition and history of romance. For over a hundred years, La Playa has welcomed couples celebrating honeymoons and anniversaries. We are delighted to know that you too enjoyed a romantic celebration with us!

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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We have stayed here before about 20 years ago...it is still great value, a full service hotel in central Carmel, with some rooms offering glimpses of the sea. The gardens are beautiful, fragrant and extensive.
The food was great, we had lunch and breakfast and both were "moreish"...well presented, well prepared and served.
the staff at the front and n the restaurants and bars were friendly and caring...

would stay again, would recommend the friends and family...
Hotel was renovated recently

downside: the room we had was small, and the bath was akin to an airline bathroom...

Room Tip: a sea view room was very nice
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here last weekend. It was my first time staying in Carmel, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The hotel is perfectly situated on a quiet block about two blocks from the ocean and just a short walk from main street. The staff was superb, the king room we got was spacious, clean and quite comfortable, and the breakfast was a treat! We will definitely plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Old world Spanish Gardens, patio off room, two blocks from the beach provide a good start. The hotel is well staffed with friendly, bright ,well trained men and women from Europe and America. The quality of the breakfast that is included in the rate is a pleasant surprise. The pool is heated. Views f the ocean are spectacular.

Room Tip: Get a room with a patio on the ocean side
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Paul,
Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to know that your stay with us was a "best"! Feedback such as yours is what makes our work a joy. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range: £196 - £503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Playa Carmel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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 
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca

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