La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at Eighth AvenueCarmel-by-the-Sea93921USA
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About La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel occupies a circa 1905 mansion and has been known as the "Grande Dame of Carmel."

The 75 guest rooms feature views of either the ocean, gardens, or estate. Decorated in a cottage style, rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi, and luxury linens. All rooms are en suite and come with complimentary toiletries.

La Playa Carmel features a terrace swimming pool, pleasure gardens, and courtyards. This hotel can host meetings, events, corporate retreats, and weddings.

A complimentary champagne breakfast buffet is served daily and features fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients. The bar serves light fare as well as a variety of cocktails, wines, and beers. This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle into the town of Carmel where a wide array of restaurants and bars await.

Carmel Beach is two blocks away from this hotel. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Airport are within eight miles. Pebble Beach golf is nearby.


Camino Real at Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, 93921, USA
Telephone: +1(800)5828900 | Fax: +1(831)6247966 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Elegant Property.

Set in a beautifully refurbished mansion, this hotel and its property are well maintained and tasteful, exuding historic charm. Guests describe the grounds as elegant simplicity. The property and hotel are historic, yet lovingly maintained.

Excellent Location.

You'll find yourself just a short walk to the beach, with shops and restaurants close by as well. You can either take a leisurely stroll into town to visit its boutique style shops, or you can take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle to and from town.

Outstanding Breakfast Service.

You'll be amazed by the sumptuous spread provided at the breakfast buffet, including eggs and waffles cooked-to-order, along with fresh fruits, sliced meats, and premium pastries.

Negative Reviews

Parking Issues.

There is no on-site parking at this hotel. Instead, parking is on a first come first serve basis on the street; however, most guests do not have a problem finding available spaces. Valet service is not offered.

Small Rooms.

Rooms are very small and feel cramped. Guests say it's hard to maneuver around, especially if you have special needs or are in a wheelchair. Bathrooms are even tinier and guests say your knees could end up under the sink when you sit down on the toilet.

Windows and Noise.

Rooms lack air conditioning, although they do offer fans and the windows open; however, with the windows open, you're liable to hear noise from the streets.

Rating Overview

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