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Camino Real at Eighth Avenue, Carmel, CA 93921, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 147 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at La Playa Carmel.
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 4:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 17 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 30 per person per night when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 147 reviews
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Just a 5-minute walk from restaurants and shops in downtown Carmel, this boutique hotel features a heated outdoor pool and a continental breakfast with fresh pastries.
Score from 815 reviews Very good
A short walk from Carmel City Beach Park, this California bed and breakfast offers a heated year-round outdoor pool as well as a dry sauna. All luxurious guest accommodations include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 375 reviews Very good
This boutique hotel in Carmel, less than 10 minutes from upscale shopping and dining on Ocean Avenue, features a deluxe continental breakfast that can be delivered to the guest room.
Score from 132 reviews Excellent
Featuring free Wi-Fi, Vendange Carmel Inn & Suites is California's first wine-themed inn. It is located just 4 miles from 17 Mile Dr, offering picturesque ocean views along a rocky and sandy coast.
Score from 568 reviews Very good
April 21, 2015
I would like to see a special rate so I could visit more often
The overall classiness Buffet breakfast perfect Bed very comfortable Delightful atmosphere
April 21, 2015
The La Playa is doing something that I find supremely obnoxious. They are pumping a scent called coconut sea salt into the air that permeates the entire hotel. You have no escape from the odor -- you are forced to smell it, even in your room. GROSS!!
The La Playa is a beautiful old hotel. Lovely pool area and planted areas. The rooms are very nice.
April 17, 2015
Location was perfect!
April 14, 2015
Wonderful staff , beautiful location along with complimentary shuttle service ,simply perfect ! Looking forward to returning Many Thanks Evelyn & Mike
April 7, 2015
The staff was incredible, the breakfast far exceeded my expectations and the location was perfect.
April 5, 2015
The rooms are devoid of any character whatsoever.The rooms need some loving care.
The lovely gardens and the abundant breakfast laden with tempting dishes and an omlette station.
March 30, 2015
Location, staff, service, hotel.
March 28, 2015
tiny rooms if you get there late, you may not be able to get dinner or a drink!
beautiful grounds close to the beach good breakfast
March 20, 2015
cannot think of anything I did not like.
The pool area.
March 19, 2015
Parking could be hard since it's just whatever's available on the street by the hotel, or to pay at a public parking facility nearby at the plaza. Also, the town is super dark at night, so walking around is not recommended (but they have free shuttle pick-up service in the nighttime). There's also no elevator so if you have hefty luggage, this could be uncomfortable.
Aside from the great location by all the Carmel hot spots, the hotel really tries to complete the homey feel by adding all sorts of treats. In the morning, someone can make you a waffle, there's lemonade and ice tea during the day, free local wine tastings in the lobby in the evening, and tasty cookies at night. The place was comfortable and clean.
February 21, 2015
Hotel was very clean and really stunning . Perfect location and super friendly staff Had an amazing stay
February 21, 2015
In Carmel, you're not likely to locate inexpensive bargains but overall this property provides superior 'bang for the buck.' We were impressed. All staff members high caliber, helpful, and friendly.
February 14, 2015
February 12, 2015
Everyone is so helpful and pleaseant!
February 8, 2015
The hotel room was decent ($409) and if you stick you head out the window you could see the beautiful ocean, but what made the stay there special was the staff and extras. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. We loved the wine hour, cookies and milk, and the delicious champagne brunch!!! Beautiful area to visit.
February 5, 2015
Nothing. It was all good.
I loved the room. We had a spectacular view of the ocean with every night sunset. It was beautiful.
February 5, 2015
Cold champagne waiting inocean view room. My parents said it was the most wonderful weekend.
February 1, 2015
Free breakfast, bartenders, location
January 24, 2015
Beautiful property and gardens , well maintained. Loved the free breakfast , the view of the breakfast terrace, proximity to the beach.
January 7, 2015
Our room was situated directly off the front lobby. It was extremely cold when we arrived on 12/31. The baseboard heat did not warm the room. We were given a space heater which did the trick but also made a fair amount of noise. The room was large but dark, with few windows. Nothing like the rooms pictured on the website. My regret is that I did not ask for a different room but we were told on check in that the hotel was fully booked. Try to avoid room 200! It was not worth the high price we paid.
The hotel was charming with a cozy fire in the lobby fireplace. The champagne breakfast included in the room rate was fantastic. The staff were helpful and polite, even offering and serving us tea in the lobby late in the evening.
January 3, 2015
This is a charming old hotel. A few blocks from the main street. We only stayed one night on New Years Eve. The staff were great , very friendly and helpful. would have loved to stay longer.
November 30, 2014
Construction outside window No TV working but took 1/5 of bill off
Best property Best gardens Best breakfast included Proximity to beach and town Beautiful
November 28, 2014
Really expensive and availability.
Close to beach and main street. Nice rooms and the hotel bar.
November 9, 2014
these 3 points are not negatives but travelers should be aware... there is only street parking albeit free but even with a full hotel we had no problems over a 5 day stay..there is no elevator but there are rooms on the ground floor, there is no full service restaurant but 2 blocks away on Ocean Avenue there must be 50 restaurants and with the free shuttle provided by La Playa you don't even have to walk home after a great meal
Fantastic location, great staff, excellent free champagne brunch, fair price, relaxing atmosphere, outdoor pool, manicured grounds..we travel alot and if we return to Carmel I would stay no where else
October 17, 2014
Can not think of one thing we didn't love !!!
Location, welcome glass of champagne, great staff, wine and cheese, milk and cookies, fabulous champagne breakfast, shuttle service--LOVED everything !!!!!
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