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La Playa Carmel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly La Playa Hotel)
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Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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El Dorado Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few of my college roomies stayed in May of 2014...it was nothing short of AMAZING. The shopping, the sea air, the amenities...the list goes on and on. I had the room with a Premium Ocean View, TOTALLY worth it! Upgrade upgrade upgrade people! Enjoy that well deserved vaca! Staff was great (I don't remember them specifilcly..its been a minute)... More 

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Monterey, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
53 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...this would be it. Stunning views of the Pacific---Carmel---along with rooftops of the charming town. Quiet, comfortable pool, large chess set, innumerable places to sit and while away the days. Quiet and I hope it remains that way...not a first choice to bring children to visit. Bar is friendly, dark, inviting. Other rooms are superbb for view. Open, airy. Fireplace... More 

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San Francisco
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I splurged and stayed in a Premium Ocean View room at La Playa on our most recent visit to Carmel. It was definitely not worth the expense. The room was very small with nothing luxurious about it, the bathroom was so small the door almost touched the toilet, the towels were thin, the toilet paper was cheap,... More 

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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Iamfinicky, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay ay La Playa. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with a memorable experience, and it appears that we failed to do so during your stay with us. I regret that your stay did not reflect our standards Given another opportunity I am confident that we can provide... More 

Bardstown, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. We were able to walk to most places we wanted to go in downtown Carmel. Rooms were a tad small as was our bathroom but they were updated and clean. Didn't have a cool view. Overlooked front entrance. Kind of noisy one morning as the workers were painting right outside our room. All staff was extremely helpful and... More 

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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear misstaceyh, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at La Playa. I apologize for any disturbance that the painters caused during your stay .The painting project has been a disruption to the tranquil La Playa environment, but it is now complete, and La Playa is more beautiful than ever! I hope that we have an opportunity... More 

Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! Delightful welcome with freshly baked cookies and milk set the tone for personal service and delicious food. The light Bar snacks are tasty and reasonably priced. Stunning beach/ocean views and truly comfortable beds make this the perfect getaway. Don't expect a slick hotel, this is charming, warm and comfortable. Champagne breakfast did not disappoint, with individually cooked... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Playa is amazing. The small hotel provides extremely personalized service to all guests. From the champagne brunch to the cookies and milk put out in the evenings, it's delightful. The staff is super friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make reservations for you or recommendations for things to do/see/eat while in Carmel/Monterey. The hotel grounds are... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed the last weekend in December for our 40th anniversary. Given La Playa's reputation and the cost of a room, I expected much better than we got. We arrived after 4 but were told our room was not ready and that we would have to wait about 40 minutes before the room would be available. It was not until I... More 

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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear JG Sherwood, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at La Playa. I apologize for the delay you experienced at check in and I regret any inconvenience this caused. Your room should have been ready at arrival, and I am embarrassed by our delay. True to it's historic nature, La Playa does not have an... More 

Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
34 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been on the road for a week, staying in a variety of properties that were basic, in and out affairs. But now and then one must indulge. This place did it for us. It's just two blocks from the most glorious public beach in Carmel, 4-5 short neighborhood blocks to the main drag for shopping and food. Quiet, quaint,... More 

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Sonoma, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent charming hotel with character and fine staff. This time of year Carmel enjoys nice weather and hotels seem to want your business. La Playa provided nice price mid week, including small well furnished room, interesting wine tasting varieties, over the top breakfast selections and shuttle for the few blocks to downtown. We smiled throughout our visit.

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Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location for travelers who want to enjoy the Monterrey Peninsula's scenic beauty and Carmel's quaint shopping and dining district yet prefer a quieter property. This 100+ year old property has beautiful garden and charming pool area. (Could envision sunbathing or just relaxing with a good book for hours there on a warmer day.) Compared to hotel properties built in... More 

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Address: Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly La Playa Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Playa Carmel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Carmel
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

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