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La Playa Carmel

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Friends from Cape Cod visiting us in Southern CA. We shared Carmel while staying at La Playa. They were so pleased with our accommodations they plan to return. We all were pleased with the hotel itself and the staff were the best. Welcoming, assisting us settle in. It's location is convenient to town, walking distance, could see the ocean from...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Booked La Playa Carmel from the car on our Pacific Coast Highway drive after a long day and wasn't expecting much. We were greeted so warmly by the friendly front desk staff. The bellman took our luggage right away so that we could enjoy the free wine being served in the lobby every evening near the fire place! Our room...

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Warning: If you book through a third party site, it seems that you will have problems. We booked through a third party site months ahead of time. When we arrived, however, the hotel told us that they had no record of our reservation and that we would have to work the problem out with the third party site that we...

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Mary C, General Manager at La Playa Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Dave, I apologize for the confusion with your recent reservation and regret any inconvenience that this caused. We do occasionally experience challenges with third party websites, and do everything we can to resolve them and accommodate our arriving guests. I was happy that we were finally able to find the room that you originally requested. Please do not hesitate...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This resort has beautiful gardens! The staff was extremely nice, professional and really made our stay enjoyable. The morning champagne breakfast that is complementary was delicious. In the evening they had wine and cheese tasting and it was really set up nice. We had a room near the pool with a partial ocean view and fireplace. The beach is 2...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Do not plan on doing much late night as everything seemed to close by 10pm. Hotel was very nice with cozy beds and large bathroom. Great breakfast buffet included with my room rate. The restaurant staff worked with our various dietary restrictions and were very understanding. Just a couple blocks from the beach, make sure that you go catch the...

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Carmel is one of my favorite cities. We have been so tired last months, so we decided to take a couples days off to rest, eat and breathe well. We were blessed with the sighting of dolphins close to the shore. Swimming beside the surfers. The hotel is jewel!

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Best hotel in Carmel!! We love everything!! Mercedes took care of us!! And it was perfect!! The room, the view, the cookies, the wines!! We were very happy to stay here!! Best place to stay in Carmel!!!

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...

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Panama City Beach, FL
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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 -...

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Berkshire, UK
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

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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: $461 - $1,097 (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 Business Hotel in Carmel
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Carmel
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
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“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.”
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“room 415 what a view but at the higher price end”
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“Get a view of the ocean,”
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“All rooms are different. But I bet there is not a bad room in the place.”
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