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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 #4 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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carmel, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OUTSTANDING location...two blocks from a magnificant beach, two blocks from "downtown"..great staff...champagne flows at all times...wine tasting nightly,,,shuttle into town for dinner...buffet breakfast on the outside terrace with a view of the Pacific....granted a little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous Spanish Style Property with a roaring fireplace as you enter into the Lobby. The staff were so friendly and helpful - recommending spots for dinner in town, which is only a short walk away. The hotel is located in a residential area near the beach so it doesn't feel touristy and you can hear the ocean at night from... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful representation of Carmel- lovely property, romantic, complimentary wine hour by the fireplace & a breakfast not to be missed! The staff is also very friendly & helpful. Will definitely return on our next trip!

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the good news: the location is quiet yet only a short walk into town, there's a pleasant Spanish-mission ambience, staff are very friendly and helpful, the included breakfast is great. Overall presentation of public areas & gardens is excellent. Unfortunately the overall experience is badly let down by the rooms which come nowhere near matching the +$600 nightly rates.... More

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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as the last part of a brief honeymoon and it was wonderful. They brought out the champagne of course. Breakfast was lovely with handmade omelets, waffles, and other goodies. And the New York Times as well to linger over on the porch outside - heated if necessary. The staff were extremely helpful. The concierge went out of... More

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Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for only one night on route down the west coast... wished we could have stayed longer! This is a cosy little property in the heart of Carmel with lovely rooms, gardens and public areas. Within walking distance to everything in Carmel, very near the beach and restaurants however should you wish, the hotel also provide a free shuttle service.... More

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a mother daughter getaway at this fabulous hotel. The staff is so kind and efficient. The room clean and beds super comfortable. We felt like we had gone to Europe for the night. Champagne at check in. Shuttle bus to anywhere downtown, and warm cookies at night. They also have a wine tasting and a wonderful Champagne Breakfast.... More

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

Dear Saliee, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Carmel is the perfect spot for a mother daughter or girlfriend getaway. We look forward to welcoming you back to La Playa on your next visit. Best regards, Mary C More

Oslo
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights with my family and enjoyed good service and excellent breakfast. Lunch at the terrace had large portions. Could easily have shared. Old style cosy hotel in a very charming location. Walking distance to everything in Carmel, the beach, the restaurants, the shops.

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Granville, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I vistit Carmel often. We chose La Playa based on the location relative to the beach and the proximity to downtown Carmel. We were not dissappointed. The rooms, though somewhat sparse are impeccably clean, comfortable and being able to sleep with the windows open with temps in the upper 50's were just perfect. The breakfast buffet was... More

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

Dear Wakemaker, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We know that you have many choices in our area, and appreciate that you chose us. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best regards, Mary Crowe More

Mantoloking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two night stay in Carmel after a destination wedding in Big Sur. This is a terrific boutique hotel with an attentive staff, convenient walk to town, included mimosa,full breakfast, free shuttle to suggested restaurants and sites. Garden rooms are delightful and it's a short walk to the ocean. THIS IS A WONDERFUL CHOICE .

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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*
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carmel #3 Family Hotel in Carmel #4 Business Hotel in Carmel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Playa Carmel is a 75-room historic luxury boutique hotel, newly restored to preserve its turn-of-the-century charm while updating it to modern-day standards. Located two blocks from the beach and village shops, art galleries and restaurants, the hotel is situated in the heart of Carmel and anchors its most prestigious residential neighborhood. The grounds encompass meticulously tended gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and a tranquil terrace swimming pool. ... more   less 
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