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La Playa Carmel By The Sea - Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Camino Real At Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States, 93921  show map
 4 stars
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La Playa Carmel By The Sea - Carmel-by-the-Sea

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Editorial review:

This hotel has a great location close to the shops in Carmel and is two blocks away from the ocean. It has been renovated over the past few years, but critics feel that it's still a bit dated and that the rooms are old and uninviting. The bathrooms needed to be redone, according to some. The grounds and ambiance were highly praised, though.

Overview

La Playa Carmel By The Sea Hotel is a 4-star unique property, set near to the beachfront. The hotel was opened in 1905 in a 4-story sophisticated building and renovated in 2012.

Guests can easily get to Point Lobos State Reserve, which is approximately 3.3 km away. The venue is located within 10 minutes' walk from Carmel-by-the-Sea center.

Placed near an oceanarium and vineyards, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a patio and a library for on-site relaxation.

Monterey Peninsula airport is 15 minutes' drive away from La Playa Carmel By The Sea Hotel.

Rooms

Standard connecting flat, luxury flat and standard flat have cottage-style décor along with a minibar, satellite television, climate control, wireless internet and an iron with ironing board. Some rooms offer a spectacular view over the garden. They also have a microwave and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the lobby each morning. The hotel invites guests to the Historic bar to relax with a drink. Terrace Grill and La Bicyclette are 5 minutes walking distance from La Playa Carmel By The Sea Hotel.

Services

Guests will make use of free self-parking, a safe deposit box and a luggage storage as well as find a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier useful for work.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   75.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Camino Real At Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States, 93921

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Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Terrace Grill (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary)
    300 ft
  • Dametra Cafe (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    75

Rooms and availability

La Playa Carmel By The Sea photos Room
Tradition Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Fireplace
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
La Playa Carmel By The Sea photos Facilities pool
Pool Side Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • Fireplace
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
La Playa Carmel By The Sea photos Exterior garden
Dormitory Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
La Playa Carmel By The Sea photos Room
Ocean Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Work desk
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Premier Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • Fireplace
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Premier Dormitory Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Pool Side King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Single Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • General:Internet access
Room Description:

Standard|Non View(Room Only) Single

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

1 Bedroom Suite

Ocean Single Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Single room

La Playa Carmel By The Sea Location

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Local attractions

  • Monterey Museum of Art3.5 mi
    559 Pacific St
  • Stevenson House 3.6 mi
    Monterey State Historic Park 530 Houston St.
  • Monterey County Youth Museum3.7 mi
    425 Washington St
  • Colton Hall Museum 3.6 mi
    Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts
  • Golden State Theatre3.7 mi
    417 Alvarado Street, Monterey

Near the hotel

  • Carmel Mission4000 ft
    3080 Rio Rd

    Restaurants nearby

    • Terrace Grill300 ft

      Address: Camino Real & Eighth Ave.
      Phone: 831-624-6476

      63% likes this, based on 12 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Continental
      Price Range: USD 26 - USD 36

    • Sade's Cocktails1000 ft

      Address: Lincoln

    • La Bicyclette1200 ft

      Address: 7th Ave AT Dolores St
      Phone: (831) 622-9899

      62% likes this, based on 362 reviews

    • Dametra Cafe1300 ft

      Address: Ocean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln
      Phone: 831-622-7766

      82% likes this, based on 1085 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    • Terry's Lounge1100 ft

      Address: Lincoln and 7th

      73% likes this, based on 135 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Californian
      Price Range: USD 11 - USD 30

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      75

    La Playa Carmel By The Sea Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at La Playa Carmel By The Sea

    8.4
    SuperbBased on100 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • 10.0

      Loved the awesome breakfast spread they prepared every morning. The staff was also very helpful and accommodating. Great location - close to the beach and the shops! Very picturesque!

    • 10.0

      The shuttle service in the evenings was an unexpected added bonus. We could drink some wine in town with dinner and not have to drive. Great service all around. The self-serve breakfast is way beyond what would be expected of a "complimentary breakfast", really tasty and even included ommletes made to order, as well as waffles. Our visit was for 4 nights and we loved the location as well right near the walking beach path.

    • 10.0

      Breakfast was wonderful!! When I came back from a walk they had put the breakfast stuff up and I wanted some tea so the man working went and made me some tea. They went out of their way to be thoughtful. Place was beautiful

    • 6.2

      There was no air conditioner, and the night I spend there was really hot.

    • 7.0

      Beautiful hotel, in a fantastic location, the staff where excellent and attentive, breakfast choice was comprehensive and good quailily, the grounds and gardens are stunning.

      Our room was very small, extremely overpriced for what it was ($500 per night) the bathroom was frankly inadequate. It felt rather like sleeping in a closet. It really let the rest of the experience down. When we went to use the pool we found it was closed with no explanation. We won't be rushing back to La Playa.

    • 9.2

      Easy going stafg

      Some myopic woman took her dog to swim in the pool

    • 7.8

      The hotel was gorgeous with amazing views over the beach. Make sure you get a beach facing room it's worth it. The town is lovely and the hotel provides a shuttle bus to take you there. All the staff are extremely polite and friendly. There were lots of little extras like milk and cookies, one dime drinks and wine tasting that enjoyed.

      They have a lot of "amenities" in the hotel that are lovely little extras. They kind of sell it as if they are included in your stay but then charge a $35 amenity fee! These include the wine tasting, milk and cookies, sangria and shuttle bus into town. When we arrived, it was absolute chaos. There were about 4 other families checking in and only one member of staff at the desk. My wife asked another staff member if he could help us and he tried to check us in. He was very sweet and polite but obviously not trained to use the front desk so it ended up being a bit of a disaster. He ended up charging my card a lot more than he should have and the manager then had to get involved. We wouldn't have minded waiting to check in but there were NO staff at all to greet us on arrival. The car park was full and there was no one there to guide us to another location. When we finally managed to park, on entry no one greeted us or offered us a drink after a long journey (you expect these little things at a hotel of this caliber). As previously stated, when we did check in, that was also a mess but the manager did make it up to us by personally escorting us to lunch and paying for our bill.

    • 8.2

      Very good location

      Really expensive

    • 8.2

      Great breakfast !

    • 5.8

      The grounds were beautiful. Breakfast was excellent. Lots of little extras like happy hour and cookies.

      Staff is poorly trained and limited in authority. Systems are poor. Records are not kept well

    • 8.8

      Building style, swiming pool, flower.

      price

    • 9.2

      We loved EVERYTHING just wish it was a little cheaper /

      prices, wish it was cheaper

    • 7.8

      Great hotel, friendly staff and clean. Perfect location

      Airco equipment outside room 400 very noisy. Great hotel but don't let them put you in room 300 or 400 !

    • 9.6

      Superbly run boutique hotel very calm and relaxing

      Nothing

    • 6.8

      The hotel needs a total renovation. The rooms are too small for that price. the closet is inside the bathroom, behind the bathroom door and very difficult to reach.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel La Playa Carmel By The Sea - Carmel-by-the-Sea Carmel-by-the-Sea location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Camino Real At Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States, 93921

    Get directions
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Terrace Grill (cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary)
      300 ft
    • Dametra Cafe (cuisine: Mediterranean)
      1300 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      75