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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|Nearest airport||Monterey Regional|
|Distance to airport||8.7 km|
|"great staff and bartender very efficient."||(in 41 reviews)|
|"The breakfast is delicious"||(in 27 reviews)|
|"Wonderful location and parking spacious."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Our room was too small with no view."||(in 4 reviews)|
|"completely overpriced in the day and age where hospitality is competitive and necessary"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"At least improve rooms quality and provide better service for guests."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|bit overpriced||in 13 reviews|
|breakfast room||in 57 reviews|
|cookies with milk||in 14 reviews|
|great place||in 4 reviews|
|hi def||in 2 reviews|
|hour extra||in 9 reviews|
|la playa||in 4 reviews|
|location and view||in 39 reviews|
|memorial day||in 4 reviews|
|nice hotel||in 25 reviews|
|ocean view||in 15 reviews|
|parking horrible||in 13 reviews|
|room service||in 12 reviews|
|room to small||in 10 reviews|
|wine tasting||in 27 reviews|
|wonderful staff||in 52 reviews|
How small the rooms are
A very nice hotel. Super friendly staff. Great champagne breakfast. A very good bar.
Both the rooms we booked were very cold. We tried changing the temperature in the rooms but nothing happened.
Bed Breakfast Staff Location Cookies and milk
No bottled water in room
Amazing grounds, great location (walking distance to shops and restaurants - or take the shuttle), wine reception, champagne breakfast, friendly staff. Great romantic getaway.
On street parking
The setting/ location, the breakfast, the team in the lounge all were excellent.
It is hard to find anything that was disappointing. Perhaps the responsiveness of one front desk person merits improvement, but otherwise everyone and everything went well.
La Playa Carmel has been voted the Best Hotel on the Monterey Peninsula, originally built in 1905 as an artist’s gift to his wife, who was from the infamous Ghirardelli family. This “Grand Dame” has been recently restored and offers 75 guest rooms with historical architectural details and modern furnishings that combine to create a prestigious resort on the California coast. The hotel offers beach access, as it is just steps from Carmel Beach. Guests can also enjoy beautiful gardens, courtyards, and patios onsite as well as a terrace swimming pool.
This hotel’s rooms offer views of the ocean, garden, or surrounding estate, and preference can be chosen at the time of booking. The sophisticated cottage-style rooms offer modern amenities and accommodations with huge windows to bring in all of the natural light and beauty of the surrounding landscapes. There are restaurants and bars onsite, as well as catering services for events and meetings that can be held in the hotel’s many event spaces.
La Playa Carmel is just minutes from downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, which offers wine tasting, shopping, dining, and many other local attractions. Ocean Avenue is full of options for world-class dining, art galleries, boutiques, and entertainment. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is just 3 miles away, offering plenty of outdoor activities. Guests can also visit Carmel Valley for winery tours and enjoy championship golfing at Pebble Beach, not far from the hotel.
based on 505 reviews
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- Near city centre
- Great desserts & fruits
- Pleasant hotel grounds
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Most popular landmarks
- Golden Bough Playhouse 179 m
- Galante Vineyards 399 m
- Sunset Center 0.4 km
- Carmel Beach 0.4 km
- Westbrook Modern 0.5 km
- Carmel Plaza 0.6 km
|Monterey Regional||8.7 km|
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|Seaside, California||10.5 km|
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