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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 #5 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014
Paul M Saint Louis, Missouri
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Old world Spanish Gardens, patio off room, two blocks from the beach provide a good start. The hotel is well staffed with friendly, bright ,well trained men and women from Europe and America. The quality of the breakfast that is included in the rate is a pleasant surprise. The pool is heated. Views f the ocean are spectacular.

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

Dear Paul, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy to know that your stay with us was a "best"! Feedback such as yours is what makes our work a joy. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We took our 2 adults children and their spouses to Carmel for a pre holiday vacation. La Playa is an excellent place to stay. The warm surroundings, great staff, excellent rooms and brunch made this a very special 3 day stop. Only a couple of blocks from the ocean and all of the great shopping and restaurants downtown. Would definitely... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We checked in late yet the hotel had a nice room ready for us. And there was still a person to help us with our bags. And they offered to take us by shuttle van to a restaurant for a late dinner as well as pick us up afterwards. The room was cozy, clean, comfortable and spacious. The breakfast the... More 

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

We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. La Playa was built in 1905 as a home for Artist Christian Jorgenson and his wife Angela Ghirardelli (of the Ghirardelli Chocolate family) although La Playa has been a hotel for almost 100 years, we strive to to maintain the residential charm that makes it such a... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was a wonderful and warm hotel. Beautiful setting on an expansive property in Carmel. Great location to the beach and the sunsets, or watch from the bar overlooking the water (but 2 blocks away) great breakfasts, friendly service. and a pool

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

A very friendly feeling when the guests gather around the fireplace and sip a glass of wine supplied without cost by the hotel. Also, if you are eating out, they have a shuttle car which will take you to and from the hotel.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just returned from a great weekend in Carmel, weather & food perfect! The La Playa is the perfect destination for a little R&R. The location is perfect for the walk to town and blocks away from the beautiful beach! The service was great starting from the front desk, housekeeping, servers and bar tenders. The hotel definately has "old world charm"... More 

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was wowed by the pictures on the hotel's website and I was not disappointed! What I could not see was the excellent service which makes the hotel such a standout. It is located a few blocks from the beach and town, but we were so comfortable there, we did not want to leave. There is street parking and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have stayed at La Playa before, approximately ten years ago. We had very fond memories, and this time La Playa exceeded even those remembrances! The room was exquisite; the breakfast generous and varied--we could have artisanal cheeses as well as granola. Weekend brunch included made-to-order waffle or omelette: delicious! The pool was warm and inviting--especially given the one-day cold... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I had a two night getaway here in November. The hotel is very elegant and has an 'old school' European shabby chic feel. It reminded us very much of hotels in the south of France. La Playa has plenty of personality and though quite large (for Carmel), feels like a boutique hotel. The first room we were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My husband and I drove down from San Francisco to spend a relaxing weekend in Carmel. We'd stayed at La Playa a few years ago before the renovations and enjoyed it and were even more pleased with the recent renovations. The grounds of the hotel are gorgeous. We stayed in a garden patio from which we could sit outside and... 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*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carmel

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