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La Playa Carmel

#5 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly La Playa Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stay at the La Playa Carmel for great ambiance, service, scenery, and great wonderfully prepared breakfasts. You will be treated like a special guest and the place is immaculate as it is clean and very pristine. Enjoy the fireplace and let Alexis set up your meals at the best restaurants. Great experience. Thanks Alexis.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice and unique hotel in Carmel-by-the-sea. It is very beautiful and the courtyard is peaceful and colorful. We had a very good time relaxing in the garden with wine and watching our kids playing. The room is a bit small and old, but very clean. Staff are extremely friendly and services are very good.

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is an amziging hotel I love staying here ! The location is close to everything shopping , beachs, driving ! And the most important is the staff are absolutely amazing they will do anything to make your stay comfortable. I had stayed here quite few times and every time I stay I want to return . The Manger of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Within walking distance of the beach and town centre, so it was very convenient. The pool is lovely and the dining terrace has a beautiful view. It's a wonderful setting. The rooms were lovely, slightly small though, but try and ask for a room on the ocean side. Overall, it met all our needs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a Garden Room here with my child for 2 nights during a PCH road trip and this hotel was the perfect ending to our trip. The hotel staff was extremely friendly, accommodating and always seeking to provide the extra personal touch: complimentary sangria at check in, complimentary wine hour, shuttle service to/from town, milk and cookies in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice hotel, located a couple blocks from the beach and a couple blocks from downtown Carmel. The hotel was recently renovated and everything is very quaint. Rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful! They do not offer a restaurant, but the outdoor bar is very relaxing and the breakfast is INCREDIBLE!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a luxury hotel although I am paying a luxury rate. It is comfortable and clean but nothing special. The room is small and dated, the bathroom is just big enough for the necessities and is also dated. I'm not complaining but someone should raise the bar in this town. It's cute, it's quaint, the staff is pleasant... More 

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

Dear Jim, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at La Playa. Your feedback provides information important to our ongoing improvement efforts. La Playa was built over one hundred years ago and it's architecture indeed reflects a bygone era. We do have many different room types and size and work continuously to add... More 

Ukiah, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in one of the garden rooms. We enjoyed our private patio for coffee in the morning. Staff were very helpful in suggesting restaurants and shuttling us to and from dinner. The made to order waffles and omelets in the morning were delicious, along with a glass of champagne. I put the front desk on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was great!!!! Makes all the difference sometimes....great service, rooms very comfortable, ground are beautiful. If you add up amenities... Really great value too. Pool is perfect for cooling off, may be small for kids, but short walk to ocean makes it irrelevant. We are definitely going back

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The La Playa was the perfect place to relax after running in the San Francisco Half Marathon! It's just a couple of blocks from the beach, but we would have enjoyed our stay even if it had been miles away. The staff are very accommodating, the rooms aren't big (but they were fine), and there's are bar and restaurant that... More 

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