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4.8 out of 5

"Fabulous outdoor seating on deck. Breakfast was incredible! Hoping to go back soon. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 15 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Golden Bough Playhouse

Close to the beach

You'll be steps from Golden Bough Playhouse and within a 10-minute walk of Sunset Center with a stay at this Golden Rectangle hotel. Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room and Galante Vineyards are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and conference space. A terrace, a garden, and a lobby fireplace are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 75 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$175* Per night/room Dec 8 - Dec 9

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

La Playa Carmel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for La Playa Carmel

Everyone (6) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
Fabulous outdoor seating on deck. Breakfast was incredible! Hoping to go back soon.

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018

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5 out of 5

Luxury Carmel by the Sea

We had a very comfortable, enjoyable stay with attentive staff, quality amenities (WiFi included) and beautiful gardens. It's a classic,old hotel very well maintained and updated. The full complementary breakfast on the 2nd floor patio was delicious. There's also a manager's evening wine tasting in the lobby & homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk from 7-8pm. Not the hotels fault, but unfortunately, there was road construction being done on the corner from 8:30-4, so a bit extra noise. A personal request would be to have a sign at the pool for "No cellphones". There was a woman talking at length while we were trying to relax. There's parking on the street or a small lot next door. The beach is a short 3 blocks away with stunning views. They also offer free shuttle service to-from downtown shops/restaurants if you don't want to walk (~5 blocks) in the dark (very safe but no street lights) or have a disability.

Posted by , from San Rafael, CA on Jun 10, 2016

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4 out of 5

Warm and Welcoming...Like home

Pros: It felt like home...quiet room....we were on the forth floor and it felt like we were in a tree house because of all the trees/birds out our windows
Cons: The bathroom was too small..
Location: Could walk to downtown, and they have a shuttle we used for a further reservation...great staff.
I would have given them a 5 if the bathroom had not been so small that you could not fully open the door. (It opened halfway and then hit the sink, so you had to close the door to use the sink.)

Posted by , from California on May 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Outstanding!

What a fabulous 2 days were spent at this excellent hotel in Carmel. From the front desk staff, the room with a garden/ocean view, the before dinner wine tasting, the driving service into town & pick up!!!, turn down nightly service with chocolates, evening chocolate chip cookies & milk to the morning champagne breakfast...our stay couldn't have been any better! It was even better than OUTSTANDING! We also appreciated the kindness of the General Manager for having champagne in our room to celebrate my husbands retirement! This is a little piece of heaven! WE WILL RETURN!

Posted by , from San Mateo on Apr 22, 2016

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5 out of 5

Carmel Charmer

Pros: Charming, beautiful landscaping, flowers, comfortable room. Soft sheets and comfortable mattress. Beautiful view and fresh breeze.
Location: Perfect location, easy beach access and shopping nearby!
Loved our stay at Playa Carmel! The facility is charming, close to beach and shopping. The staff was very kind, treated us royally! We will go back and highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from San Diego on Oct 8, 2015

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5 out of 5

Sublime

I don't usually write reviews but La Playa knocked my socks off. How often do internet hotels knock your socks off at a great price? What did I love? The hotel itself was beautiful and welcoming. The champagne breakfast (included) was massive and tasty. The service was exceptional. The cookies and milk at night...well what do you say? Having someone bring you chocolate each night at 7 was great. Free wine tasting each night with nice wine was unexpected. Heated pool...bikes to rent...quiet neighbourhood...sound of waves at night...great bar and bar food. All of it. Excellent. I would go back in a heartbeat. 

Posted by , from Vancouver, BC, Canada on Jan 18, 2014

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 3475 square feet (323 square meters) and includes conference space. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly La Playa Carmel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. This 4-star Carmel hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 75 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3475 sq ft of conference space
  • 323 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1905
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) (10.4 km / 6.5 mi)

Room Amenities

La Playa Carmel offers 75 accommodations with minibars and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Bud's at La Playa - This restaurant serves dinner and light fare.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 88 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carmel Playa
  • La Playa
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  • Hotel La Playa
  • La Playa Carmel Ca
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.