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La Playa Carmel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Carmel Beach is a short stroll from La Playa Carmel, and other popular attractions like Pebble Beach Golf Links are within a few miles (5 km). This 4-star hotel has 75 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Carmel hotel are Lone Cypress Pine and Point Lobos State Reserve.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 75 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of La Playa Carmel enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include conference space, express check-out, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King or 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 855 reviews