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La Playa Carmel

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#5 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The facility and the staff were excellent. Very friendly and helpful from the bellman to the front desk to the management. We enjoyed our stay very much and will return. Beautiful ocean view was also very nice.

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Been to Carmel many times over the years and never knew this jewel was just two blocks off lower Ocean, in easy walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Restored and well maintained its quiet and comfortable with bright airy rooms. Many of the rooms have ocean views and the grounds are secluded with lots of nice landscaping. Breakfast...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful hotel. So many things including the location- walk to the beach? No problem, walk to town? 3 blocks! The grounds are lovely. The ocean view is beautiful. The breakfast in the morning is delicious and varied including omelets and waffles made to order. The lovely terrace ( with heaters) overlooking the garden and ocean is a perfect...

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1Thank Kat C
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Attractive grounds close to the beach. Maintains historic Carmel by the Sea charm. Rooms not extravagant, but clean and classy. The experience was great. Helpful staff, shuttle rides to and from restaurants, great breakfast with made to order waffles and omelettes and they top off your stay with little comforts each day. Including; fresh fruit to grab, chocolates and ice...

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1Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights at this beautiful, quaint hotel and we wished we could have stayed two weeks! We had a smaller room that faced the street (least expensive room) but that didn't matter. We spent every waking hour either sipping wine on the many patios and tasting their delicious charcuterie appetizers or exploring Carmel shops and beaches. All within...

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1Thank Rolanda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location - easy walk into town and to the beach. Beautiful garden setting. Extremely friendly helpful staff. For an amenity charge (I believe it was $25/day/room), you get a wonderful breakfast (omelet/waffle station, fruit, meats, oatmeal, bread pudding, juice, champagne etc. etc), a wine happy hour each evening for an hour and cookies and milk at night! There's also...

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1Thank Barbara M
hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this hotel, it's grounds, it's rooms....everything Staying 2 nights at end of a road trip, great location, central but peaceful Great grounds, fab breakfast Duncan behind the bar awesome too, a great guy with some fab stories, really enjoyed chatting with him

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds and the common area were beautiful without being pretentious. The breakfast on the balcony overlooking the ocean a few blocks away was delightful. The staff seemed a tad overwhelmed both mornings, but nothing unforgivable. Rooms and bathrooms were a nice size and in very good repair. They are on the verge of needing a refresh, but still very...

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2Thank Marc R
Genesee, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good neighborhood location about two blocks walk to the beach and about 5 blocks to the city center. Fantastic common areas and grounds. Wonderful breakfast. Good wine tasting @ 5:30 daily. Good room with small bathroom due to age of Inn. Good value by booking late.

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Salt Lake City, UT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our stay at La Playa Carmel was so nice! The hotel itself was very clean and quiet. The staff were always helpful and kind. The extras (water bottles, apples, cookies and milk, lemonade) were cheery and refreshing. The pool was lovely. The location was perfect--a few minutes walk to the beach, or ten minutes walk to town for dinner. And...

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Rachel T, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear mikawils: Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at La Playa Carmel. It is clear that our location, service, and amenities were everything you were anticipating and provided a perfect vacation. As you mentioned we offer several amenities throughout the day such as: Champagne Brunch, Lemonade and Tea, Sangria, a nightly Manager's Wine Reception, and...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Playa Carmel

Address: Camino Real at 8th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921 (Formerly La Playa Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: €352 - €1,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Playa Carmel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carmel
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#2 Business Hotel in Carmel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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“Ocean view for sure.”
katc155, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Garden Patio room was roomy and had a magnificent view of the beautiful gardens. No a/c but nice breeze and could hear the ocean!”
E9650GEbarbaram, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“We had an ocean view room on the top floor--409. We loved it.”
mikawils, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Third floor or higher garden view will get you a nice view of the ocean.”
christinehS3548EU, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room 415 what a view but at the higher price end”
Markyc858585, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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