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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at the La Playa. We previously stayed there years ago, but the hotel has been wonderfully renovated. The staff was wonderful and the room comfortable with nice linens,. Our room (238) was large and quiet. The hotel is near the beach and only a few minute walk from the shopping district. There is... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

There are plenty of pictures from this hotel to be found on the Internet via Google images. And, as they say: A picture tells a thousand words. Pictures of this hotel shows a very nice place one could stay forever. In addition, the Hotel staff was well-educated and polite in a way that makes you feel you are the owner... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Everything about LaPlaya was perfect -- the front desk staff, drivers, restaurant and bar personnel - the rooms were small but lovely - nicely renovated, close enough to the ocean to hear the surf. Breakfast was a treat, the grounds beautiful,perfect location.

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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

It was more than I expected , the rooms are Cousy and beautiful , very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. If are lucky and can get a room with a ocean view you will fall in love with it.

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

recently stayed at the La Playa ( our first visit since the renovation) .. hotel looks great ... the pool and garden areas are as beautiful as ever .... the entire staff that we encountered was energetic & personable .... a great new feature (besides the renovated rooms) is the breakfast on the terrace which is included in the room... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Alex at the front desk is wonderful. After an eventful day was warmly greeted and welcomed to the hotel. Beautiful historic building with cheerful decor and lovely gardens. Excellent location - a short walk to the beach and a short walk to town. A variety of activities available including bike riding, wine tasting and a pool! A lovely, convenient and... More

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denver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed at La Playa on our way from San Francisco to LA and my only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. La Playa exceeded my expectations in every way and overall is a very good value. Its located perfectly two short blocks from the ocean and two short blocks from the center of town - in a very... More

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was a wonderful place to celebrate my sweetie’s birthday. She loves Carmel-by-the-Sea and has wanted to visit La Playa for a long time. We had eaten here a couple of times and had toured the rooms but had never stayed, so I made reservations. It really is a beautiful property. We had a garden view room high enough that... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We spent two nights and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a couple of blocks from the ocean and about 4 blocks to the shopping area. The evening wine tasting was fun. We paid extra for the ocean view, which was very pretty. The wait staff was very helpful. You should be aware that there are no elevators, and they... More

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Canada
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33 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Beautful property! I picked this from other TA reviews and so happy i did. Service was excellent - Alexis at front desk very accomodating as were the rest of the staff and Oliver who shuttled us back and forth to dinner. We enjoyed the evening wine tasting and the exceptional champagne breakfast. Our room was tastefully appointed and very comfortable.... 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*
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Hotel La Playa
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#2 Family Hotel in Carmel #3 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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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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