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Beautiful, niche resort located in a residential area, and walking distance to the beach, shops & restaurants in Carmel.

Beautiful property, but no AC during hot days. Excellent service and friendly staff.

The property is beautiful. Great breakfast included in your room fee, nightly wine reception, and cookies and milk in the evening. Loved the bar - dark wood and low lighting. The front desk employees were not super knowledgeable, but the shuttle driver that took us to our dinner reservation was. 2 block walk downhill to the beach, which was gorgeous. Get ready for the walk back uphill. There are not many sidewalks in the area, so waking to dinner and shops not really an option, but the hotel has a free shuttle. Would definitely stay again.

The hotel had everything we needed. We didn't really have to leave the property of we didn't want to. Food was excellent, service was the best, drinks were plentiful. We loved it.

Beautiful property, friendly staff, terrific breakfast

Two receptionists could not explain charges. Room was unbearably hot all night despite having windows open. Mini fridge cycled on and off all night making tremendous noise keeping me awake.

beautiful hotel with beautiful views from the terrace. Incredible champagne breakfast. Walk to restaurants and shops, as well as the beach.

When we checked in we were kept waiting for about half an hour past the "guaranteed" check-in time of 4pm, but they did offer us a complimentary glass of sangria and bottled water while we waited. The room was nice, if a little beat up. The cover of the wall heater was falling off and the toilet ran for about 15 minutes every time it was flushed. We had room 217 which is in the corner and had a partial view of the ocean. Turn down service left two Ghirardelli chocolate squares. Two chairs in the corner with a table between set with honor bar bottled water. Be careful when opening the window though because the windows open directly into the bottles. I sometimes wonder if hotel staff ever stay in the rooms they are selling us. It was all okay enough until we got a 7am wake up call that wasn't ordered. Ugh! Part of the point for us when we go away is to actually sleep in. On check out when I mentioned the wake up call I got a very scripted apology and the amenity fee was removed from my bill.

It's a great hotel. Typical of older architecture, so I'm not sure the "small room complaints" are truly valid.

The hotel is amazing. Great location (two blocks to the beach) and walking distance to the town. Internal design is great, love the charger next to night stand, very convenient. Staffs are great and very friendly.

Few blocks from the beach....rooms aren't great but the service and brunch will bring u back.

Over-all good experience but the room although clean was dated. Beautiful view from fourth floor upgrade but no elevator. Magnificent breakfast which was a definite #10!

To start we were 8 hours early to check in, we thought they would hold our bags for us instead they had our room ready to go. Oliver took our bags up for us to a wonderful room with a gorgeous view of the garden, pool and ocean. Listening to the waves break each morning is so relaxing. The champagne breakfast is great, the service is prompt and they are always there asking if everything is alright and offering something to make the stay even more pleasant. Oliver and Jessica were the best !! They will take care of you.... We will always stay at the La Playa from now on. I could go on and on !!!

Camino Real at Eighth Ave. Carmel CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Golden Rectangle, La Playa Carmel is adjacent to Golden Bough Playhouse and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Sunset Center. This 4-star hotel has 75 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 75 rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At La Playa Carmel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Ocean View

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for La Playa Carmel

Everyone (9) Couples (8) Family (2)
5
Partner Couples

Beautiful, niche resort located in a residential area, and walking distance to the beach, shops & restaurants in Carmel.

By , from L.A. on Jan 26, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Nov 8, 2019

4
Partner Couples

Beautiful property, but no AC during hot days. Excellent service and friendly staff.

By on Oct 27, 2019

5
Partner Couples

The property is beautiful. Great breakfast included in your room fee, nightly wine reception, and cookies and milk in the evening. Loved the bar - dark wood and low lighting. The front desk employees were not super knowledgeable, but the shuttle driver that took us to our dinner reservation was. 2 block walk downhill to the beach, which was gorgeous. Get ready for the walk back uphill. There are not many sidewalks in the area, so waking to dinner and shops not really an option, but the hotel has a free shuttle. Would definitely stay again.

By on Oct 25, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Oct 24, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Oct 22, 2019

5
Partner Couples

The hotel had everything we needed. We didn't really have to leave the property of we didn't want to. Food was excellent, service was the best, drinks were plentiful. We loved it.

By on Oct 22, 2019

5
Partner Couples

Beautiful property, friendly staff, terrific breakfast

By on Jul 13, 2019

2
Family

Two receptionists could not explain charges. Room was unbearably hot all night despite having windows open. Mini fridge cycled on and off all night making tremendous noise keeping me awake.

By on May 15, 2019

5
Everyone

By on May 14, 2019

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