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La Playa Carmel

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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected the Playa because it is likely the only property in Carmel with whitewater ocean views, which was more important than another typical luxury hotel stay. It is a cross between a hotel and b&b. It is an old Spanish style mansion. it has the look and the feel. those looking for a slick typical luxury experience will be... More 

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Panama City Beach, FL
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here! Fabulous staff so friendly and helpful A special thank you to Victor! Also enjoyed our Bartender during the last night of World Series - thank you Duncan for making us feel welcome! Absolutely loved the breakfast it was beautiful and delicious. The gardens are lovely. Short walk to the beach for sunrise and sunset -... More 

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Berkshire, UK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were planning on staying in Carmel for 4 nights at a sister hotel to La Playa. As the manager there was having a party we were moved for one night to this hotel. The hotel is lovely, exactly as the photos show, nice small pool which we enjoyed and manicured gardens. We had dinner here and the staff were... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the good stuff, because, at these rates, obviously there is some : the location is good in Carmel, staff is attentive, breakfast is superb. However, nobody can hide the fact that this is a very old building, with paperthin walls and outdated windows. Expect to hear everything that's going around you and outside. We consider this unacceptable in 2016... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three wonderful days at this wonderful hotel during our recent trip to California. We had a ocean view room. Though not very big it was very comfortable! The lounge has a very relaxed feel, and the terrace was a perfect outdoor space to enjoy breakfast in the morning or drinks in the evening. We loved... More 

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Salinas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for an anniversary celebration, as a mini "staycation". We had excellent service from the front desk, a beautiful room, and a memorable breakfast the next morning. We also enjoyed an evening wine tasting, which featured a local winemaker and free tastes, which was paired with cheese. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic; no comparison to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just down the street from the beach and minutes (walking) from Ocean Ave, La Playa was a very charming hotel. We had a corner room that provided a very nice cross-breeze, which was nice as the room only had heat (wasn't an issue for us in Oct, not sure what it would be in warmer weather). It was very soothing... More 

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Carmel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice location, a few blocks from the ocean. Pet friendly. For the quality of the room, they are very pricey. We reserve a suite, and its very small. Unquestionably, the major selling point is the Carmel charm of the hotel. Staff is very friendly.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a luxury hotel charging luxury prices. I have not complaints - well, I do. There is no air conditioning and it was 85º while we were there. There is no formal restaurant, only a menu in the bar. This is OK, however, as there is without a doubt, the best breakfast buffet ever included. There's also a free... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in a fabulous location! Two blocks to the beach and two blocks to ocean Ave! They have a resort tax so make sure to take advantage of the champagne breakfast and other amenities because you are paying for them! They also offer free shuttle to local restaurants which is nice because the town is very dark at... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $369 - $832 (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 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#2 Business Hotel in Carmel
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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“Next time we will try a higher room for a view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles krecht, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The suites are large and beautiful and worth the extra price. The ones by the pool have a bonus of fireplaces but much less privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles yveronin, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Find a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles davelR6855BL, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the Playa Suite is the best room in the house and worth the upgrade.”
 of 5 bubbles Robert11880, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had "ocean view" rooms, but I'm not sure that any of the others on the property might not be just as good.”
 of 5 bubbles ray94611, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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