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La Playa Carmel
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We recently stayed at La Playa Carmel for our anniversary and cannot say enough great things about our experience! I read wonderful reviews online and we experienced even better service in person. All of the staff were so friendly and accommodating! Also, La Playa Carmel offers little "extras" that really add up: free evening wine tasting and a free mimosa brunch! The view from our room overlooked the beautiful gardens and ocean. Our stay was perfect. We travel a lot and consider this hotel to be our new favorite! We can't wait to return next year!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed here for a night and enjoyed the great location and beautiful property. However, the rooms were disappointingly small and plain. Nothing majorly wrong, but for the price, we expected more in terms of the room. The shuttle they have into town is very convenient and all the employees we met were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was also very good!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We arrived after long drive from Napa and were tired so when we checked in we were shocked to find no elevator to our room on the third floor but, they have a great staff who are there to carry your luggage up to your room. Our room was small but we had a spectacular view of the ocean. While small it was well appointed and very comfortable. This is a beautiful and charming old hotel that has been well maintained and very convenient to the shops and beach. Morning buffet breakfast was excellent and the wait staff is exceptional. I hope to stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: Eat dinner out in the village, the menu is a bar menu and we had a few small plates that were averag...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

La Playa Carmel is a perfect spot for a girls' getaway weekend. Five of us visited to decompress and relax and it was impossible to do anything else! The breakfast was so wonderful each morning and sitting by the fire pit at night was such a treat. The beds and linens were exceptional and the staff was accommodating and so kind and helpful. You can't beat the location for shopping and dining and long walks on the beach. The grounds were breathtaking as well. I definitely recommend this place and we can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: request a garden room -- gorgeous!
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is an old hotel that has been kept up beautifully. The gardens and flowers are amazing and really add to the experience. I suggest you get the garden room with a patio and umbrella table--you will thoroughly relax there! Breakfasts are super with lots of delicious options. The staff is quite professional and very helpful. There are lots of steps and no elevators that I saw so getting around to all the venues might be difficult for some. The atmosphere is fun--the nightly wine tasting allows you to meet some of the guests who seem to come from all over the world and everyone seems so happy to be in this quaint, nicely done city.

Room Tip: A garden room--ours had its own deck--covered with the most wonderful flowers that smelled wonderful...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for our anniversary (just got home today). When they heard it was our anniversary they UPGRADED us to a poolside room which was VERY BIG! Their website/photos don't do it justice. It is a dream. Great service, delicious food, GORGEOUS SCENERY, as well as the hotel itself. 5 STARS!!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We came to LaPlaya for a wedding. The gardens in the back were some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It was a perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. The staff here is wonderful. Everyone has a smile on his/her face and is eager to assist. The breakfast is generous, although I would have liked a little more variety from day to day. The hotel has a great view of the beach and is only blocks away from shops and restaurants, but it is an uphill walk getting there. There is a fireplace in the lobby, free wine tasting in the evening, and heat lamps in the outdoor breakfast area. Nice places to sit and visit. We want to go back.

Room Tip: If you like to hear the sounds of the ocean, choose a ocean view room.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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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: £265 - £678 (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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