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|"Beautiful grounds; incredible breakfast"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"Super friendly staff."||(in 29 reviews)|
|"The breakfast was amazing and included!"||(in 27 reviews)|
|"How small the rooms are"||(in 15 reviews)|
|"We received turn down service each night too."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"No lift in hotel"||(in 8 reviews)|
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Beautiful hotel in a great location.
Our bathroom was so small you really couldn’t sit on the toilet facing forward without being pressed upon the sink.
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I decided to pay $750/night (the most expensive stay of my life by a factor of 4) because it was a special occasion -- I was getting engaged. The value I got in return was simply ridiculous. Small room, no room cleaning due to COVID, frustrating breakfast with a cold bread filled with cold eggs, and an outrageous charge of extra $15/day (on top of the $750/night stay) to access good wi-fi. I understand COVID has imposed restrictions on your service, but the least you can do since you are giving us a cold breakfast, making us make up our own bed, and providing us slow internet is to charge an appropriate price for the poor service.
Romantic, close to shopping, and beach.
Our room end of hallway. Lots of foot traffic, next to custodial closet, and could hear conversations in neighboring room .
Bed Breakfast Staff Location Cookies and milk
No bottled water in room
Nice looking property. Friendly service. Great breakfast.
Didn't have double room available that was booked. Noisy. Overpriced for what it offered.
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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Most popular landmarks
- Golden Bough Playhouse 160 m
- Sunset Center 0.4 km
- Galante Vineyards 0.4 km
- Carmel Beach 0.5 km
- Westbrook Modern 0.5 km
- Carmel Plaza 0.6 km