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La Playa Carmel
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I just came back from a fantastic weekend getaway at the La Playa. I stayed there when I was young and have so many wonderful memories of playing in the pool. The new owners did a marvelous job of renovating it to its former glory. The decor is tasteful, up to date, classic and unpretentious. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and homey. (Chocolates on the pillows are not a lost art!) I had an ocean view room and could hear the waves crashing on the shore. Not shabby! The breakfast was delicious, accented with ocean views and an outdoor firepit. The close proximity to town and the ocean was a major plus and definitely an added value to the hotel. They also offer shuttle service around Carmel which I found to be a wonderful amenity. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank AKN90291
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed 2 nights at this luxurious hotel. The La Playa is under new ownership/management and everything is newly remodeled. We were treated like royalty. The staff was informative -- be sure to ask them about the history of this hotel as it was built in 1909. It was great to see the original artwork lining the halls. From our room we could not only hear the surf, but see the waves crashing on the shore. We were lucky to wake up to sunshine and a wonderful breakfast in the dining room overlooking the ocean and courtyard gardens. I can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Ask for the 4th floor with on ocean view.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank siobhanteacher
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed here with my husband after the remodel and we had a great experience. The amenities are new, yet the quintessential feel of Carmel is still there.... The service was top notch... They have a shuttle that will take you anywhere in Carmel and back - great touch! The included breakfast has great variety -- lox, boiled eggs, cheese, fruit, breads and an omelet station..

The views are spectacular, walk to the beach, watch sunset from your room or the courtyard filled with beautiful flowers .. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Marianna H
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

The newly renovated Lay Playa carmel is an old classic updated to modern luxury standards. The hotel is charming, but the service is absolutely incredible, they are just so nice, so helpful, and the word "no" does not exist in their vocabulary. very happy to escape to this slice of heaven from time to time.

Room Tip: Room 315 has perfect views of the ocean.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Pat H
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

This hotel was the perfect base for a Carmel,Big Sur and Monterey Photography Vacation.It reminds me of a different era- a classic timeless property with all the modern amenities.The staff was unobtrusive and gave all the privacy I wanted- but they were there for help with dinner resvations and trip planning when I wanted it.They just opened after a renovation.My room was beautiful and the view was great.The Gardens are truly inspirational,Great pool.Breakfast is great and the Bartender Joe was a standout.I will be going back

Room Tip: Corners Have a great view of the gardens
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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7  Thank ghostdancin1
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