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|Distance to city centre||0,4 km|
|Nearest airport||Monterey Regional|
|Distance to airport||8,7 km|
|"great staff and bartender very efficient."||(in 41 reviews)|
|"The breakfast is delicious"||(in 27 reviews)|
|"Wonderful location and parking spacious."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"Our room was too small with no view."||(in 4 reviews)|
|"completely overpriced in the day and age where hospitality is competitive and necessary"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"At least improve rooms quality and provide better service for guests."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|bit overpriced||in 13 reviews|
|breakfast room||in 57 reviews|
|cookies with milk||in 14 reviews|
|great place||in 4 reviews|
|hi def||in 2 reviews|
|hour extra||in 9 reviews|
|la playa||in 4 reviews|
|location and view||in 39 reviews|
|memorial day||in 4 reviews|
|nice hotel||in 25 reviews|
|ocean view||in 15 reviews|
|parking horrible||in 13 reviews|
|room service||in 12 reviews|
|room to small||in 10 reviews|
|wine tasting||in 27 reviews|
|wonderful staff||in 52 reviews|
Our three night stay at La Playa was wonderful from the start. The staff is very courteous, attentive, and welcoming. They offered us Sangia when we arrived; there were manager wine tastings each evening; later in the evenings there were hot cookies and milk available. We received turn down service each night too. The breakfast was delicious and offered a range of choices including champagne, omelettes, waffles, fresh fruits, assorted cereals, yogurts, granola, and more. We especially enjoyed the warmness and beauty of the property filled with beautiful plants and flowers. We spent evenings having cocktails and watching the sunset on the outside porch. One evening we took our own wine and cheese we had purchased from Carmel and sat in the garden! Parking at the hotel lot was never a problem. There was a complementary hotel shuttle that was timely and took us to dinner each evening and brought us back. We look forward to returning!
Beautiful grounds; incredible breakfast.
The room could have been a little bigger. Also, it would be nice if they allow guests to have coin laundry service on site. Sometimes the parking lot is not sufficient when the hotel is full.
The hotel was very well situated within walking distance of both the beach and the town centre
The hôtel is old and needs to be brought up to date with air conditioning, modern showers etc. In addition, the personnel at the hotel reception needs to be true to their word. More than a week down the road from our stay I am still awaiting our receipt in spite of the fact that I have written twice asking for it. Glad we only spent the one night there. I wouldn’t return!
Great location. Beach is very close as is the town The hotel has a lovely atmosphere and has real character Some lovely places to drink inside and out. Nice pool and great gardens Beach nearby is lovely and great for running on Nice touches like free wine and milk and cookies during the evening Front desk were very helpful and upgraded our children's room to give them more space
We had to change rooms in the middle of the night because radiator was banging and toilet kept flushing The bath plughole got blocked so bath was unusable Night porter gave us a new room and apologised and manager credited the room the next day Breakfast wasn't great as only one person was serving and you couldn't serve yourself for eggs or waffles There was only one person on duty at breakfast and he wasn't very helpful at all Shame because most of the staff were very friendly
Perfect hospitality. My husband I planned to visit for 3 nights (without our kids) and extended to 4 nights. All the staff were truly welcoming and did extra things to make our stay perfect. My husband and I thought it was the perfect place. The grounds made it enjoyable to relax at the property in the evenings. Our bartender Riva in the bar was fabulous. I thought the staff may be a bit snobby given the area, but they weren't at all. Beautiful hotel and garden/grounds. Several Hospitality events throughout the day that made for fun memories. I know it is pricier, but it is worth it with the bonuses of the beautiful landscaping, sitting areas, wonderful staff, very nice breakfast, and hospitality events. Great location near beach. We will visit again!
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La Playa Carmel has been voted the Best Hotel on the Monterey Peninsula, originally built in 1905 as an artist’s gift to his wife, who was from the infamous Ghirardelli family. This “Grand Dame” has been recently restored and offers 75 guest rooms with historical architectural details and modern furnishings that combine to create a prestigious resort on the California coast. The hotel offers beach access, as it is just steps from Carmel Beach. Guests can also enjoy beautiful gardens, courtyards, and patios onsite as well as a terrace swimming pool.
This hotel’s rooms offer views of the ocean, garden, or surrounding estate, and preference can be chosen at the time of booking. The sophisticated cottage-style rooms offer modern amenities and accommodations with huge windows to bring in all of the natural light and beauty of the surrounding landscapes. There are restaurants and bars onsite, as well as catering services for events and meetings that can be held in the hotel’s many event spaces.
La Playa Carmel is just minutes from downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, which offers wine tasting, shopping, dining, and many other local attractions. Ocean Avenue is full of options for world-class dining, art galleries, boutiques, and entertainment. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is just 3 miles away, offering plenty of outdoor activities. Guests can also visit Carmel Valley for winery tours and enjoy championship golfing at Pebble Beach, not far from the hotel.
based on 513 reviews
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Good alcoholic drinks
- Pleasant hotel grounds
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- Golden Bough Playhouse 160 m
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