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La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Avenue Carmel California 93921, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
+1 831 293 6100

Cheapest
rate per night

8.8

Excellent
based on 505 reviews
La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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HotelTonight $305
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.4 km
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport Monterey Regional
Distance to airport 8.7 km

Rooms

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Traditional rooms

$210+

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$388 per night
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$388 per night

Resort rooms

$356+

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Double rooms

$295+

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$345 per night

Standard rooms

$348+

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$348 per night
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$404 per night
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$456 per night
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$503 per night
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$780 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

77
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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
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The Buffett

    How small the rooms are

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    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.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Bed Breakfast Staff Location Cookies and milk

    No bottled water in room

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    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

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    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.

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About

Overview

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.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 505 reviews

10.0

Beach

9.5

Location

4.9

Room

2.2

Comfort

Things to know

  • Near city centre
  • Great desserts & fruits
  • Pleasant hotel grounds

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Parking
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Business centre
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Wedding services
Terrace/Patio
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Linens
Towels

FAQs when booking at La Playa Carmel

How do I get from the Monterey Regional Airport to La Playa Carmel hotel?
The quickest way to get from the airport to your accommodation is by car, which will take about 15min. If you are looking at catching a cab, the taxi fare will be around $25 for a one-way trip, and you can talk to the taxi coordinator outside of the terminal building to organize a car. If you prefer using public transport, get on board bus line 93 which goes to Monterey and get off at the Cass Munras bus stop. From there, walk over to the Munras Cass bus stop which is a 1min walk away and catch bus line 24 going to Carmel Valley Grapevine Express, get off 9 stops later at the San Carlos / 7th bus stop, and the hotel will then be a 10min walk away. The full trip by bus will take under 1h, with a one-way fare of $5 per person.
What are my options for breakfast when staying at La Playa Carmel hotel?
The hotel offers its signature Champagne Breakfast every morning from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. It’s a buffet style breakfast which includes freshly made pastries, European cheeses, juice and fruits, as well as some made to order fare such as eggs and omelets. Only seasonal and locally sourced produce is used ensuring a fresh and tasty breakfast.
What is the pet policy at La Playa Carmel hotel?
Pet dogs under 40 lb in weight are welcome to stay with their owners at the hotel, and you are allowed to have a maximum of 2 pets per room. All dog breeds are welcome, however there is a restriction on pit bulls and pit bull mixes. If you are planning to bring your four-legged friend with you, you will be paying a pet fee at check in, consisting of $50 for the whole stay. Dogs are welcome on the beach, however they must be kept on a leash.
What available accessible accommodation are at La Playa Carmel hotel?
The hotel has multiple accessible rooms available for ADA guests, all of which are located on the ground floor for easy access. The rooms are all equipped with mobility and accessibility features such as wide doorways, raised vanity countertop, grab bars and roll-in showers with a foldable shower seat. In addition, communication kits are available for the hearing impaired, as well as strobe alarms throughout the property.
Does La Playa Carmel hotel have any special offers for couples?
If you are going on vacation with your partner and would like to make your stay a bit more special, consider booking one of the packages that the hotel has on offer. The Romantic Getaway includes a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival as well as complimentary cocktails on the Pacific Terrace. The Beach Picnic package includes a fully catered picnic with the possibility to add on a beach cruiser. Finally, the Wine Tasting package includes a walking self-guided wine tasting tour as well as waived corkage fees at select restaurants for any bottles purchased during the tour. (Prices checked 24/07/19).

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Location

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

Getting Around

Monterey Regional 8.7 km
San Jose 89.9 km
Seaside, California 10.5 km
Salinas, California 27.9 km

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