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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|Nearest airport||Monterey Regional|
|Distance to airport||8.7 km|
|"Fabulous historic hotel right in downtown Carmel!"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"The buffet breakfast was magnificent."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"Great location for town and beach."||(in 23 reviews)|
|"They did not honor my aaa membership, which they do accept."||(in 6 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|
Perfect hospitality. My husband I planned to visit for 3 nights (without our kids) and extended to 4 nights. All the staff were truly welcoming and did extra things to make our stay perfect. My husband and I thought it was the perfect place. The grounds made it enjoyable to relax at the property in the evenings. Our bartender Riva in the bar was fabulous. I thought the staff may be a bit snobby given the area, but they weren't at all. Beautiful hotel and garden/grounds. Several Hospitality events throughout the day that made for fun memories. I know it is pricier, but it is worth it with the bonuses of the beautiful landscaping, sitting areas, wonderful staff, very nice breakfast, and hospitality events. Great location near beach. We will visit again!
I can't think of anything. I think this is the first review where I can't find something.
Beautiful hotel, easy walking distance of the beach. Gardens relaxing and created a sense of space. Staff outstandingly helpful.
It was perfect, nothing needed changing.
The coffee in the room The breakfast The wine tasting The cookies The staff
The mattress was too soft Couldn’t make hot tea The shower was weak
Breakfast was wonderful. Wait staff was excellent. Rest of hotel staff also excellent.
No elevators. Hardship on people with medical issues. I didn't think to call ahead to ask if the hotel had elevators. I just assumed there was one.
Breakfeast was good.
No AC. Had to have windows open. Room was 3 feet from fountain which ran all night. Sheets felt clammy.
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 496 reviews
Things to know
- Friendly atmosphere
- Beach nearby
- Pleasant hotel grounds
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