La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth Avenue Carmel California 93921, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
+1 831 293 6100

Cheapest
rate per night

8,8

Excellent
based on 513 reviews
La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
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TripAdvisor R1 975
AMOMA.com R2 771
HotelTonight R2 860
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,4 km
Location rating 9,4
Nearest airport Monterey Regional
Distance to airport 8,7 km

Rooms

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Standard rooms

R3 263+

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King bed
R3 263 per night
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King bed
R3 788 per night
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King bed
R4 276 per night
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R4 276 per night
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R4 538 per night
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King bed
R4 719 per night
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Unknown
R4 729 per night
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Unknown
R4 894 per night
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R4 956 per night
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Unknown
R4 978 per night
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R5 351 per night
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Unknown
R5 406 per night
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R5 427 per night
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King bed
R5 737 per night
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Unknown
R6 267 per night
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R6 267 per night
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King bed
R7 082 per night
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King bed
R7 319 per night

Traditional rooms

R1 975+

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R1 975 per night
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R2 870 per night
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R3 019 per night
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R3 167 per night
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R3 639 per night
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R3 639 per night

Double rooms

R2 771+

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R2 771 per night
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R3 240 per night

Resort rooms

R3 339+

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R3 339 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

67
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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
  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9,6

    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!

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9,6

    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.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    6,3

    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!

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7,1

    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

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10,0

    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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About

Overview

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.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,8 Excellent

based on 513 reviews

9,4

Location

9,3

Service

4,9

Room

1,8

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Good alcoholic drinks
  • Pleasant hotel grounds

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Parking
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Business centre
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Wedding services
Terrace/Patio
Laundry service
Linens
Towels

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Golden Bough Playhouse 160 m
  • Sunset Center 0,4 km
  • Galante Vineyards 0,4 km
  • Carmel Beach 0,5 km
  • Westbrook Modern 0,5 km
  • Carmel Plaza 0,6 km

Getting around

Monterey Regional 8,7 km
San Jose 90 km
Seaside, California 10,5 km
Salinas, California 27,9 km

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