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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 June 1, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We just got back from a 2+ week vacation mostly on the CA coast. The highlight of our journey was our 3-night stay in Carmel and the La Playa Carmel resort there. We selected La Playa largely from TripAdvisor reviews and they were right on. We loved everything about this resort: the location, the staff, the breakfast, the room, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice hotel, good location, great breakfast buffet, but it is incredibly loud. We could hear every door close, along with conversations, showers running, and toilets flushing in the rooms next to us. Noises outside echoed in our room throughout the entire stay. Despite many good things about this hotel, I wouldn't stay here again because of the noise and the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. I was sorry to learn of the noise disturbance you experienced. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all of our guests, and clearly we failed to do so during you visit. I apologize for the inconvenience this caused. Sincerely, Mary Crowe More 

Marshfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel itself is beautiful, and the location just outside the main shopping area and two blocks from the beach was great. The complimentary champagne breakfast is wonderful - great selection of breakfast foods, and the covered outdoor porch was perfect even though the weather wasn't. Heat lamps and a fire pit made it comfortable, and we could even sneak... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at La Playa. I apologize for the service defect that you experienced at check in and regret any inconvenience this caused. Your experience certainly did not reflect our service standards, and I am embarrassed by the poor impression we made. Given another opportunity, I am confident... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel is a restored mansion, a few blocks from the beach in Carmel. I’m embarrassed for management, the fact that you are charging $$$ for small rooms, means this hotel is clearly all about the money, and not about the guest’s comfort or experience. For the prices being charged, there shouldn’t be a bad room in the place. I stayed... More 

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

Dear Moflicka, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay ay La Playa. I was sorry to learn of your disappointment in the size of your guest room and I apologize for any inconvenience this caused. La Playa was built in 1906 and a few of our guest rooms reflect the architectural style and scale of it's time. Should... More 

San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to stay in a great town. A little on the pricey side but you get a lot. Full breakfast buffet with champagne and orange juice. Wine in the early evening. Free shuttle to all the restaurants in town and they pickup when you are through. Ask for the Garden rooms. No restaurant on site but great bar.

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Wenatchee, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were warmly greeted, pampered and had a wonderful stay. The breakfast buffet was truly one of the finer that I've ever had. Great location, very quiet with easy street parking. Would definitely stay here again!!

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Long Beach, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were married in the gardens of the La Playa 42 years ago! And were glad to revisit the hotel as we knew that it had recently be completely renovated! We were pleasantly surprised to find that it's been done well! Our room, 108, a garden patio room included a private patio overlooking the gardens, which by the way, are... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed at La Playa for a quick wine weekend getaway and absolutely loved it! The location is perfect - near town and just 2 blocks from the beautiful beach. The hotel shuttle is also very convenient if you want a quick ride to town. The grounds were immaculate and had some interesting vegetation including huge rosemary... More 

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London
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a very nice stay at La Playa Carmel and the town is intruiging with small very well kempt gardens and a stunning beach just down the road. The service at the hotel is faultless and it is situated in the perfect location, moments away from the beach or the shopping/restaurants. However, there is an overwhelming smell of a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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181 reviews 181 reviews
47 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating a special birthday of mine and decided that La Playa Carmel is where we wanted to stay. Sherrell Aledo worked with my husband and provided Room 201 for our time in Carmel. A gorgeous room with a view of the ocean, property and pool was facilitated by Mary Crowe, general manager who had wine... More 

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

Dear Shayne, We are so happy to know that your birthday celebration at La Playa was memorable. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. More 

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