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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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#16 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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Property amenities
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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Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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syrahgirl wrote a review Jul 27
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We stayed here for my birthday this year in a patio room that opens out to the beautiful grounds and pool. We had stayed in this room type before and enjoyed the convenience to the pool since we use it alot. The pool was perfectly heated and very relaxing. We enjoyed a nice breakfast there in the terrace room. Staff is accomodating and friendly and the location is perfect, in a quiet residential area in Carmel. :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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H8951HZlauras wrote a review Jul 26
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The service here at LaPlaya was amazing. Alan and Michael were the most accommodating and nice young men! The dinner shuttle was a great amenity. The rooms were very small and need some updating. It would be nice if the bar/restaurant was open earlier than 3 pm. We would have preferred to have an appetizer or lunch there, but needed to leave the property to do so.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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margaret621 wrote a review Jul 26
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I have heard about this hotel for years but the comments don't do it justice. The gardens and the facility are gorgeous. Old world charm and we love it! Two things I would mention: no AC and the breakfast is included. You may have said that in the materials but we overlooked. It was cool when we were there so not an issue but in warmer months might be. There is a fan in the room which was more than sufficient. Breakfast buffet was delicious!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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bobs wrote a review Jul 19
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The property is quite nice with very pretty garden, pleasant common areas and nice location. This's where it stops. Our suite was way below average in looks (e.g., tattered sofa, old wall to wall carpeting, dirty fireplace) and cleanliness (it seems it was not vacuumed before our arrival since we found a dead bee and a live spider on the carpet in the living room area) ... especially considering the premium price. And then there was a wedding party on Saturday night. The hotel's size and its setup doesn't allow for a partying crowd and the rest of guests to coexist in any non-intrusive way. Those who came for a quiet, relaxing time were in for an unpleasant surprise. Allowing this is 100% management's fault; it shouldn't happen.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Dear BobsJ4255NJ, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience at La Playa. I apologize for the service lapse that you experienced and am embarrassed by the poor impression that we left you with. Given another opportunity, I am confident that we can provide the service that you should expect. Should your future plans bring you back to Carmel, I would welcome the opportunity to assist with reservations and help find a perfect room and date. Regards, Brett B.
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Hs1320 wrote a review Jul 19
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While the hotel and location are both beautiful, there is a definite need for improvement. For the price, more amenities should be included- especially room and pool service. The walls are paper thin so a good night sleep here is almost impossible. The small staff is friendly but lacking in numbers.
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Dear Hs1320, Thank you for your review. Your feedback provides information important to our ongoing improvement efforts. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience, and we clearly failed to do so during your recent stay with us. I apologize for your disappointment with your room assignment and I regret any inconvenience this caused. We do have many different room types and sizes. Given another opportunity, I am confident that we can provide the memorable experience that you should expect at La Playa. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly should your future plans include a visit to Carmel. We would be most happy to personally arrange your reservation. 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 Portabella, Dametra Cafe, and La Bicyclette.
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.