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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 22 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014
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  • Location
    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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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We came here as the last part of a brief honeymoon and it was wonderful. They brought out the champagne of course. Breakfast was lovely with handmade omelets, waffles, and other goodies. And the New York Times as well to linger over on the porch outside - heated if necessary. The staff were extremely helpful. The concierge went out of... More

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Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stayed for only one night on route down the west coast... wished we could have stayed longer! This is a cosy little property in the heart of Carmel with lovely rooms, gardens and public areas. Within walking distance to everything in Carmel, very near the beach and restaurants however should you wish, the hotel also provide a free shuttle service.... More

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Aptos, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a mother daughter getaway at this fabulous hotel. The staff is so kind and efficient. The room clean and beds super comfortable. We felt like we had gone to Europe for the night. Champagne at check in. Shuttle bus to anywhere downtown, and warm cookies at night. They also have a wine tasting and a wonderful Champagne Breakfast.... More

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

Dear Saliee, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Carmel is the perfect spot for a mother daughter or girlfriend getaway. We look forward to welcoming you back to La Playa on your next visit. Best regards, Mary C More

Oslo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Spent two nights with my family and enjoyed good service and excellent breakfast. Lunch at the terrace had large portions. Could easily have shared. Old style cosy hotel in a very charming location. Walking distance to everything in Carmel, the beach, the restaurants, the shops.

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Granville, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I vistit Carmel often. We chose La Playa based on the location relative to the beach and the proximity to downtown Carmel. We were not dissappointed. The rooms, though somewhat sparse are impeccably clean, comfortable and being able to sleep with the windows open with temps in the upper 50's were just perfect. The breakfast buffet was... More

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

Dear Wakemaker, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We know that you have many choices in our area, and appreciate that you chose us. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Best regards, Mary Crowe More

Mantoloking
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Two night stay in Carmel after a destination wedding in Big Sur. This is a terrific boutique hotel with an attentive staff, convenient walk to town, included mimosa,full breakfast, free shuttle to suggested restaurants and sites. Garden rooms are delightful and it's a short walk to the ocean. THIS IS A WONDERFUL CHOICE .

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I spent 2 nights at La Playa and couldn't have been happier with our experience. The staff was 150% in tune with our needs. Every detail was looked after, from a change in room to overlook the gardens, to a quick trip to town a few minutes before dinner to exchange a dress shirt my husband had... More

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

Dear Kathy, Thank you for your kind words. Knowing that we have provided a great service experience is what makes our job a joy. I am so happy to know that you will be returning to stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, More

Sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The bed, breakfast and decor were excellent. The staff A +. Walking distance to Carmel centre. We would definitely go back for a few more nights next time. Free wine tasting- a welcoming lounge - free shuttle to the town are all little touches which make this an excellent hotel.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For rest, relaxation, superb service and beautiful surroundings there is nothing better in Carmel. Casual yet elegant. Flowers abound in the garden and throughout hotel. Personalized service. Located in heart of Carmel by the Sea, just 200 yards from the ocean, on a quiet residential street, but just a four-minute walk from the famous and charming Carmel shopping district. Privacy... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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