La Playa Carmel

Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
+1 831 624 6476

Cheapest
rate per night

8.4

Excellent
based on 240 reviews
La Playa Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States
Fri. 30/7
-
Sat. 31/7
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Agoda.com C$ 303
Booking.com C$ 304
Trip.com C$ 304
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Value for money

7.3

Distance to city centre

0.5 km

Location rating

9.6

Nearest Airport

Monterey Regional

Distance to airport

8.7 km

Rooms available at La Playa Carmel

Fri. 30/7
Sat. 31/7

Classic Rooms

C$ 304+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
C$ 304
Unknown
C$ 307
Unknown
C$ 325
Unknown
C$ 486

Standard Rooms

C$ 303+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
C$ 303
Unknown
C$ 304
Queen bed
C$ 315
Queen bed
C$ 332
Queen bed
C$ 332
Unknown
C$ 332
Unknown
C$ 332
Queen bed
C$ 376
Unknown
C$ 389
Queen bed
C$ 402
Unknown
C$ 402
Unknown
C$ 452
Unknown
C$ 484
Queen bed
C$ 515
Queen bed
C$ 669
Queen bed
C$ 754

Queen Rooms

C$ 306+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
C$ 306
Unknown
C$ 332
Queen bed
C$ 368
Queen bed
C$ 383
Unknown
C$ 402
Unknown
C$ 430
Unknown
C$ 484
Unknown
C$ 515
Unknown
C$ 526
Queen bed
C$ 723
Unknown
C$ 782

King Rooms

C$ 391+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
C$ 391
Unknown
C$ 402
Unknown
C$ 432
Unknown
C$ 448
Unknown
C$ 817
Unknown
C$ 817

Double Rooms

C$ 672+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
C$ 672
Queen bed
C$ 805
Queen bed
C$ 969
Unknown
C$ 1,146
Unknown
C$ 1,426

Premier Rooms

C$ 1,378+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
C$ 1,378

Reviews of La Playa Carmel

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staff great in 85 reviews
breakfast was good in 82 reviews
great hotel in 61 reviews
great location in 61 reviews
room had the stairs in 55 reviews
beach and the town in 35 reviews
service bar in 25 reviews
wine tastings in 25 reviews
cookies and milk in 24 reviews
bathroom was so small in 17 reviews
parking horrible in 15 reviews
room small in 15 reviews
beautiful setting in 12 reviews
walking distance in 9 reviews
conversations in neighboring in 8 reviews
la playa in 8 reviews
aaa membership in 6 reviews
downtown carmel in 2 reviews
historic and charming in 2 reviews
nice rooms in 2 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    10.0

    Bed Breakfast Staff Location Cookies and milk

    No bottled water in room

  • Mediocre
    Aug. 2018
    4.0

    Nice looking property. Friendly service. Great breakfast.

    Didn't have double room available that was booked. Noisy. Overpriced for what it offered.

  • Okay
    Mar. 2018
    5.4

    Dated, very noisy, not worth the money

    The view was nice, but that was mostly thanks to Carmel being stunning.

    Very noisy! Don’t underestimate the other reviews. They’ve got an old steam-based heating system that has a ton of air in it. As a result, you will get woken up all throughout the night to loud banging noise, like someone is taking a hammer to a steal pipe. The sound is coming out of the heater in the room. Do not choose this hotel if you want a good nights sleep. Also very dated rooms. The quality of the room is about what you’d expect from a Travelodge, it does not in any way live up to the $400+ price tag.

  • Excellent
    Jan. 2017
    10.0

    Generous and Warm

    The atmosphere was charming, and the staff was welcoming and generous! We were upgraded and treated to champagne because it was our anniversary. The views were magnificent, and everything was close by! The breakfast was delicious and all the staff were kind and attentive. I was very pleased with our experience! Thank you to the staff for making our experience an anniversary to remember!

  • Okay
    Jun. 2016
    5.7

    Poor design and ambiance in rooms

    Hotel tried to portray a high end experience by providing milk and cookies at check in. Wine reception in the evenings. Turndown Servive at night and a decent breakfast buffet that is included.

    Their premier ocean view rooms looked like a holiday In or 3 star hotel at the best. Very poor design and ambiance. Bad holiday in furniture , plastic trees and plants. I expected more for $500 per night, at least rooms that looked better. Also, rooms have no balconeys and hotel does not have a jacuzzi. It is possible that the hotel is offering value for the budget traveller (hard to imagine at over $500 per night). I did notice that better hotels where 30% more expensive when I was in Carmel. I would have preferred to pay about 30% more for better accomadations.

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About La Playa Carmel

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
Spa

8.4 Excellent

based on 240 reviews

8.9

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Facilities

9.6

Location

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at La Playa Carmel

Conference rooms
Wedding services
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Radio
Business centre
Wake-up service
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Terrace/Patio
Beach towels
Concierge service
Sea view
Ironing service
Flat-screen TV
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Free toiletries
Shampoo
Heating
Contactless check-in/check-out
Bicycle rental
Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing in dining areas
Adapted bath
Physical distancing rules
First-aid kit
Process in place to check health of guests
Outdoor pool
Socket near the bed
Alarm clock
Key card access
No smoking
Bar/Lounge
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Express check-out
Body soap
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Telephone
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Carpeted
Newspapers
Toilet
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Toilet paper
Toilet with grab rails
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Outdoor furniture
Delivered food is securely covered
Trash cans
Complimentary breakfast
Coffee machine
Tumble dryer
Free parking
Conditioner
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Desk
Bathrobe
Private bathroom
Garden
Wardrobe or closet
24hr front desk
Storage available

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Location

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  • Golden Bough Playhouse168 m
  • Sunset Center0.4 km
  • Galante Vineyards379 m
  • Carmel Beach0.5 km
  • Westbrook Modern0.5 km
  • Carmel Plaza0.5 km

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