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La Playa Hotel (Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA)

La Playa Hotel (Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA)

About La Playa Hotel

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.

Top amenities

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

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 2592  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(9.0/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (9.4 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.2 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

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.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Express check-in
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Outdoor swimming pool
  7. Conference rooms
  8. Non-smoking rooms
  9. Restaurant
  10. 24-hour reception
  11. On-site boutique shopping
  12. Laundry service
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Fireplace
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
  5. Television
  6. Central heating
  7. Electric kettle
  8. Sitting area
  9. Safe
  10. Cable TV
  11. WiFi
  12. Fridge
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Golf course
  3. Hiking trail
Theme / Type
  1. Boutique hotel

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 16:00
  2. Check out: 12:00


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

Frequently Asked Questions about La Playa Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at La Playa Hotel?

    Yes, La Playa Hotel offers 2 pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at La Playa Hotel?

    Yes, La Playa Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at La Playa Hotel?

    Yes, La Playa Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at La Playa Hotel?

    Check-in at La Playa Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is La Playa Hotel located?

    La Playa Hotel is located in Camino Real at Eighth Avenue, 93921, Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA.