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La Playa Carmel

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We loved la playa Carmel. Best hotel in a 10 day trip from la to San Fran. Beautiful hotel with wonderful amenities. Nice grounds . Good location to both town and beach . Nice terrace and indoor bar. Great breakfast included. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Our room was on the smaller side but was clean and fresh...

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

i was actually in town on work but the La Playa staff made me feel like i was on vacation! i loved the complimentary shuttle into town. their restaurant suggestions were spot on and the hotel bar makes a heck of a martini. definitely give them a visit.

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Near Boston
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Found La Playa Carmel while on a road trip on Rt.1. We had intended on just stopping in each location for just one night before moving on to the next unknown destination. However, as soon as we stepped into the La Playa, we knew we wanted to spend a little more time there. Lovely hotel with comfortable ambiance and an...

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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This luxury and. expensive hotel is beautiful and has an exquisite garden. Located in a quiet residential district of touristy Carmel, it is a quiet oasis. The room is comfortable but ordinary. All the usual amenities are here, but both my husband and I remarked that the towels were skimpy. It's a five minute walk to lovely Carmel beach with...

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1Thank Catherine D
Carmel
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have vacationed in Carmel for many years and this hotel is by far the most beautiful and accommodating of all. Rarely is there any issue, but if there is, the staff will bend over backwards to remedy any issue to the guest's complete satisfaction. I can't say enough about the staff at this hotel. They are friendly, quick to...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I visited the La Playa this past week. We have stayed there many times and it is the loveliest hotel imaginable. This past time we had a small issue with our room and the hotel management bent over backwards to correct the issue with our complete satisfaction. They did far more for us than we could have...

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As the title said, Nice location, near the ocean and few blocks from Ocean Ave , where all the stores are. but, and a big BUT, no room service after 9pm, our room wasnt cleaned until we asked for, the breakfast is ok , but not too many choices for someone gluten free. the room was ok, but not enough...

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Millbrae, California
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived before the 4 pm check in time and the front desk pre-checked us in and held our bags and said they'd call when the room was ready. We went down to the beach which was close and explored the town and came back for free sangria on the porch by the fire pit. When they hadn't yet called...

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

Dear kns6, Thank you for your review. Your feedback provides information important to our ongoing improvement efforts. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience, and we clearly missed some details during your stay I apologize for the issue that you experienced your room assignment and I regret any inconvenience this caused. La Playa was built...

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Lovely location. Walking distance to the beach, to Ocean drive with restaurants and shopping. Carmel is a wonderful place to browse, eat, drink, and enjoy the beautiful ocean views. Its a relaxing place. Always. This was our first stay at the La Playa. The desk staff were very pleasant and accommodating. We requested two rooms side by side given we...

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

Dear Christina T, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at La Playa. Your feedback provides information important to our ongoing improvement efforts. We endeavor to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience, and we clearly missed some opportunities during your recent stay with us. I apologize for the poor service you experienced from...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Read great reviews so had to stay here when passing through. Lovely spot in ideallic surroundings. Wine tasting in the evening, complimentary champagne breakfast and chocolate turndown. Our room was a little small, but I put that down to the charm of the hotel. We didn't advertise that it was our honeymoon, although other couples clearly did and a fuss...

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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: ₹ 22,909 - ₹ 47,192 (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 were in room 203 and loved the ocean view and because it is a corner room, we also had a beautiful garden deck view.”
 of 5 bubbles LucindaC851, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 112 - cramped”
 of 5 bubbles HappyTraveler016, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay overnight”
  • Patio seating next to bar
 of 5 bubbles Tobyritenour, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request an ocean view room.”
  • Beds are amazing!!!
 of 5 bubbles vargastish, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I like the rooms on the top floor in the back facing the ocean”
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