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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
Lisa C Pleasanton, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed at La Playa now for a few years during the AT&T Pro-Am and each visit reminds us we will never stay anywhere else when visiting the region. The staff is above and beyond courteous and helpful and the rooms are lovely. This time we stayed in darling little room 200 off the lobby. It's quaintness was charming... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic weekend!! We were only on-ground in Carmel for about 24 hours, trying to get away from both San Francisco and Los Angeles for the weekend. La Playa Carmel could not have been more lovely. From La Playa, we were able to walk into town and down to the beach in less than 10 minutes. Our room was... More 

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8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed four nights at La Playa and had a wonderful time. We had a superior ocean view suite which had views of the bay, Pebble Beach, and Cypress Point. The room was VERY small but about what we expected being a historic property. We'll likely take a garden view with a patio next time to be have some outdoor... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been visiting the Carmel area for over 30 years and had always stayed at the Highlands Inn. That is until Hyatt bought and ruined the gorgeous property. We then moved over to the quaint Tickle Pink next door and LOVED it and stayed there for years. We tried the La Playa right in the town of Carmel last year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for an executive retreat. Service and staff were more than helpful and attentive. Just a short walk from the ocean, amazing weather, and plenty of restaurants close by. The ocean view was like a picture in my window. Beautiful scenery just a short drive away, down south to Big Sur, and north in the 17 Mile Drive. A... More 

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

Dear Gabriela, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent business retreat at La Playa. We think that La Playa's serene and beautiful meeting spaces and public areas are an ideal environment for group meetings and executive retreats. It is so great to hear that confirmed. I hope that we will see you again in the near future whether... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem! Arrived for a small conference in Carmel with plans at this little hotel. It was perfect. Not tiny but not large either. The style fits the neighborhood perfectly. There is no parking garage but we found plenty of street parking and never had an issue during our 5 night stay. Had a fourth floor room with a... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two nights at LaPlaya as a part of our anniversary celebration. We had a great time. The property is located within walking distance of the Ocean Avenue stores, restaurants, art galleries, wine tasting rooms and Carmel beach. Parking is a little challenging around town so it was nice to leave our car at the hotel... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1905 in colonial California style, the property and staff uphold the old hospitality traditions. The very comfortable lobby, bar, dining areas and porch are all nicely decorated recently as are the rooms. Go for the ocean view upgrade. The staff is helpful and a shuttle is provided to any place you would like to go in the evening,... More 

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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13 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two nights in Carmel at La Playa Carmel as part of our 30th Anniversary celebration. Even though I had done extensive research on hotels in that area, we were unprepared for how wonderful our experience would be. The hotel was built in 1905 and is maintained in immaculate shape, including, the building, interiors, room appointments,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for one night only and fell in love with this hotel. Greeted with a glass of champagne at check in. Fireplace in the sitting room with big, comfy chairs to snuggle into. Our room was up a floor and had the most wonderful view over the gardens and breakfast area and out to the water. Yes very... 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:
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#3 Business Hotel in Carmel
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

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