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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Recently stayed at La Playa Carmel for one night. We had a corner room overlooking the hotel grounds and the ocean. The room was not huge, but it was one of the prettiest we have ever stayed in. It was very bright and had white shutters. The town of Carmel is idyllic, but not ideal to walk around at night... More 

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

Dear Lucille, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay at La Playa. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Mary C More 

Manchester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Recently stayed in the hotel as part of a drive down the Pacific Coast. The welcome from the reception team was really warm, the rooms were great, location perfect and the pool / grounds helped add to a relaxing stay. We enjoyed a couple of drinks in the bar and staff were really friendly. My only regret is not staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

One of the closest places to Pebble Beach, we arrived and found every person we encountered smiling and helpful The nighttime chocolate chip cookies are superb in the morning breakfast is even better The location is less than a mile from 17 mile drive and the entrance to Pebble Beach and just walking distance to all the shops and restaurants... More 

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cleveland, ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Before booking this hotel you should know a few a few things. First, this hotel does not have air conditioning, so in warmer weather (as it was when we were there) we had to sleep with the windows open. Normally I like doing this, but the problem here was that the streets the hotel is on are quite noisy until... More 

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

Dear Lawyerbob, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at La Playa. I apologize for the noise disturbance that you experienced, and I regret any inconvenience this caused. I was happy to know that you enjoyed our complimentary brunch and beautiful ocean view terrace. Should your future plans include a visit to Carmel,... More 

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place should be considered an upscale Motel at best. The service was horrendous. Arrived in the late afternoon, along with many others that must have been with a group. I was shunned by one of the front desk personnel (won't mention any names). They told me that they needed to take care of this group first and then they... More 

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MEXICO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hotel was beautiful, we stayed in a standard room and it was very big, comfortable, the bathroom was wonderful and I liked a lot the amenities included. The breakfast was delicious, we enjoyed the view from the restaurant a lot. The gardens, the flowers, all the decoration was beautiful. Service was outstanding, everyone is pleased to attend you. They... More 

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

Dear Polly, We were so happy to learn how much you enjoyed your stay at La Playa and are so pleased to know that you will be returning. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly when you plan your return trip. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best Regards, Mary C More 

Winston-Salem, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Everything about this hotel was wonderful from the minute we set foot in it until we checked out. Met with a cold glass of champagne, greeted warmly by the staff, the concierge did a great job, having the shuttle service, the wine and cheese in the evening, milk and cookies, and last but not least, the champagne breakfast was fabulous... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We're staying at La Playa for a combination business/pleasure trip and having a great time. The building and grounds are very well maintained. Room quality and service is exceptional. Standard rooms include fine linens, top of the line bath products, and unlimited glass bottled water. The champagne breakfast buffet thats included is one of the best I've seen for an... More 

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

Dear Busy Girl, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay at La Playa. Many of our guests tell us how much they enjoy our signature breakfast buffet. We appreciate the feedback because it helps us to do more of what our guests like most. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

You can't beat. La Playa for exceptional service and it's location in Carmel. Just a few blocks off of Ocean Avenue and the Pacific Ocean, this hotel offers you everything you could want for a relaxing stay.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and 3 days. The hotel is beautiful and well located, only a short walk to town and 3 blocks to the beach. It also provides free parking. The grounds are beautiful and the free breakfast in the morning is delicious. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay here again. Only... More 

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