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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 496 reviews
La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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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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$337 per night
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$387 per night
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$387 per night

Resort rooms

$355+

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Double rooms

$295+

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$345 per night

Standard rooms

$347+

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$347 per night
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$403 per night
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$455 per night
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$483 per night
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$502 per night
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$521 per night
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$754 per night
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$779 per night

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
  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    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.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    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.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    6.8

    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

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    9.3

    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.

  • Okay
    Jul 2019
    5.0

    Breakfeast was good.

    No AC. Had to have windows open. Room was 3 feet from fountain which ran all night. Sheets felt clammy.

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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 496 reviews

9.5

Location

9.3

Breakfast

4.6

Room

1.7

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Beach nearby
  • 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
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

Photos

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La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea - Bar Bar (1)
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La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea - Buffet Buffet (1)

Location

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

Getting Around

Monterey Regional 8.7 km
San Jose 90 km
Seaside, California 10.5 km
Salinas, California 27.9 km

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