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Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#18 of 26 hotels 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.
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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jstark57 wrote a review Nov 23
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Great hotel with old school charm and beautiful grounds. Peaceful, yet only a couple blocks from shops, restaurant and beach. Highly recommend the upper floor, ocean view rooms. Outstanding staff. Will definitely be going back.
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kimpowell2020 wrote a review Nov 22
Santa Rosa, California1 contribution
One of the best hotels to stay in Carmel. Great location, friendly and accommodating staff and beautiful property. We will definitely be back for another visit to La Playa Carmel. Thanks for the great hospitality.
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Genevieve C wrote a review Nov 21
Newport Beach, California2 contributions
After coming from Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara, we were a little disappointed in this hotel. For the same price the rooms were no where near as nice. The first Garden Patio room we were in felt like a motel. They did switch us into an ocean view room for no additional cost which was much better. That being said, the grounds are gorgeous and service was great! And the pillows were super comfy. It just needs an update (especially for the price). Even the robes were old and felt rough.
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Dear Frankevieve, Thank you for your kind words about the hotel ground and staff. Was happy to hear you enjoyed the ocean view room. I hope that we have an opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Brett B.
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SheilaV123 wrote a review Nov 16
San Francisco, California37 contributions17 helpful votes
A great beautiful birthday celebration at La Playa Carmel. Loved this hotel - such an awesome ocean view from our room was #1! Service was excellent in all areas. Adapted well to COVID with delicious box breakfast included in room charge. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear SheilaV123, Thank you for taking the time to share your impression of La PLaya on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, your kind words about our service are appreciated by all of us. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Brett B.
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m0llyj88 wrote a review Nov 16
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Enjoyed a trip to Carmel with husband and would highly recommend this charming hotel. Loved the complimentary breakfast, sangria and cookies in the evening :). We will for sure be back for another stay!
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear m0llyj88, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at La Playa. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Feedback such as yours makes our jobs a joy. I hope that we have an opportunity to welcome you back. Regards, Brett B.
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PRICE RANGE
$349 - $720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel la playa, la playa carmel ca
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
La Playa Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Playa Carmel
Which popular attractions are close to La Playa Carmel?
Nearby attractions include Carmel Beach Boardwalk (0.09 miles), Gallery by the Sea Carmel (0.3 miles), and Trio Carmel (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Playa Carmel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at La Playa Carmel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Playa Carmel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Playa Carmel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Playa Carmel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pangaea Grill, Dametra Cafe, and Portabella.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Playa Carmel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is La Playa Carmel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Carmel.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Playa Carmel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does La Playa Carmel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Playa Carmel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.