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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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Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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    5 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

we stayed here for 3 nights on our road trip down the Pacific Highway, and it was a Secret Escapes deal. Easy parking right outside as it's in a residential location. Gardens at the rear well maintained and smelled beautiful!! Small pool with loungers, towels and parasols. Beautiful beach only 5 minutes walk away, and very close to the Carmel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The 8th stop on our USA road trip. This is a beautiful hotel in Carmel and although it lacks a lift, separate shower, restaurant, and was at the top end of what we paid throughout - we LOVED it, it is a happy, sunny, cheerful place. We had a double queen room with an ocean view - just incredible views... More 

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Tampa, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place and a great location. It was only a 5-10 minute walk into the town, Carmel-by-the-Sea. They also offer a free shuttle which will take you into town and bring you back to the hotel which was a really nice touch. The hotel property was very nice and well maintained. Nice sized room with a couch and a little... More 

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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at La Playa for 2 nights it is just beautiful the gardens,the pool the staff are very helpful. The breakfast was great and a lovely place to sit with a drink and watch the sun go down. Our room was 202 and was a good size for us (2 people) it overlooked the garden from the side. We had... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Firstly, the service was amongst the best we received in the US. The staff were extremely helpful, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The location was excellent, a 5 minute walk to the beach, and a 5-10 minute walk to the main square in Carmel. Ask the staff for the blankets/chairs and towels for you to take to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Our room was small and nothing special... but it was very clean and had a pretty view. The rest of the hotel was very nice. Beautiful flowers all over. A nice little pool. Great breakfast buffet included. We ate several meals here on their outside patio watching the sun go down. All the food... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great stay. Our room was very nice and clean with all the amenities that we would need for a trip to Carmel. Every morning they have a great breakfast with really great coffee. The staff is super nice and always helpful with suggestions on things to do in Carmel. At the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Charming hotel. Beautiful grounds, great location if you don't mind a little hike to town or back from the beach. Hotel does not have an elevator and has a lot of stairs. Beautiful gardens and a small but nice salt water swimming pool.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This hotel in Carmel is so adorable it hurts. It is located on a quiet residential street, and they have lovely gardens )complete with a humongous chess set!). The rooms are fairly standard, but we found ours to be very clean and comfortable, and the staff even goes the extra mile with turn down service. The service at this hotel... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We recently stayed at La Playa Carmel for our anniversary and cannot say enough great things about our experience! I read wonderful reviews online and we experienced even better service in person. All of the staff were so friendly and accommodating! Also, La Playa Carmel offers little "extras" that really add up: free evening wine tasting and a free mimosa... More 

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