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

ex. La Playa Hotel

Camino Real At Eighth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States, 93921show map
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SuperbBased on  88 reviews
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
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

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

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

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view

Room features

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Carmel Beach AccessCarmel Beach Access1400 ft
Forest TheaterForest Theater2700 ft
Carmel HeritageCarmel Heritage1400 ft
Monterey SymphonyMonterey Symphony1400 ft
Carmel MissionCarmel Mission4000 ft3080 Rio Rd
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Terrace GrillTerrace Grill300 ftCamino Real & Eighth Ave.
Dametra CafeDametra Cafe1300 ftOcean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln
Sade's CocktailsSade's Cocktails1000 ftLincoln
Terry's LoungeTerry's Lounge1100 ftLincoln and 7th
La BicycletteLa Bicyclette1200 ft7th Ave AT Dolores St
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Wine Tasting Center and VineyardWine Tasting Center and Vineyard2.7 mi
Pebble Beach Golf LinksPebble Beach Golf Links1.7 mi
The Barnyard Specialty ShopsThe Barnyard Specialty Shops1.5 mi
Carmel Mission Basilica MuseumCarmel Mission Basilica Museum4000 ft
Monterey World Music FestivalMonterey World Music Festival1.4 mi
Carmel River State BeachCarmel River State Beach1.4 mi
Monterey Museum of ArtMonterey Museum of Art3.5 mi559 Pacific St
Colton Hall Museum Colton Hall Museum 3.6 miPacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts
Stevenson House Stevenson House 3.6 miMonterey State Historic Park 530 Houston St.
Golden State TheatreGolden State Theatre3.7 mi417 Alvarado Street, Monterey
Monterey County Youth MuseumMonterey County Youth Museum3.7 mi425 Washington St
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Getting around
Airports
Monterey Peninsula (MRY)5.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)12.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  88  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Easy going stafg

    Some myopic woman took her dog to swim in the pool

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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
    Superb

    Building style, swiming pool, flower.

    price

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We loved EVERYTHING just wish it was a little cheaper /

    prices, wish it was cheaper

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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
    Exclusive

    Superbly run boutique hotel very calm and relaxing

    Nothing

  • 6.8
    Very good

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Breakfast was fabulous, Sangria and happy hour were wonderful extras we never expected . Grounds were beautifully kept , beds and pillows very comfortable. Christian helped my daughter with her wedding preparations and was always professional and eager to please. Service and food from the kitchen was great.

    Nothing we didn't like... Oh wait, there were no bagels for the breakfast salmon:)

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff is really friendly and helpful; location is 5min walk from beach and 5mins from Main Street with shops. Room was adequate yet no ac. The complimentary shuttle to town was great.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The facilities, excellent breakfast, very friendly personnel, shuttle service to dinner

    The room is not big but compfortable

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location was very good and free off road parking available. Warm, homely atmosphere with daily wine tasting. God staff.

    For the money the room was tiny, couldn't swing a cat in there. Bad nights sleep for my wife and I due to a very noisy refrigerator. Mentioned to front desk but apart from an apology no offer of a gesture of goodwill. Late night noise from wedding parties.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everyone was very friendly and accommodating! We enjoyed the Sangria while checking in and the breakfast was very yummy, too! The staff went beyond to help make reservations and educate us on the area and things to do... Along with maps to get us there! We loved stroll down the street to the beach (which is close proximity to Pebble Beach Golf Course) and to town. Hotel offered great dinner recommendations and a shuttle ride to and from (we walked but nice to have the option. I will definitely stay here again!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Breakfast was A+ and overlooked the courtyard and partially the ocean. Walking distance to Carmel beach. Staff were friendly and the location is surrounded by residential homes. The courtyard was also nice. Plenty of free parking around the hotel.

    No elevator, small refrigerator wasn't working well, bathroom sink wasn't draining quickly, furniture is old but well kept. I was charged about $450 a night which is about what four seasons charges and this is no four seasons. I don't feel I got my monies worth. Also, the room door was left open which is unprofessional and someone could have stolen my stuff. Also, no street lights around the the neighborhood so walking around at night is scary. Overall, I'm going to stay closer to where all the shops and restaurants are.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Extremely expensive. About as stylish and comfortable as a Travel Lodge. Not at all what you would expect from a so-called luxury, top end hotel.

    The rooms were horrible. Unstylish, shower curtain, old towels. Our room was extremely noisy.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    This is fantastic if you like mediterranean-style boutique hotels. Many small extras are on offer (wine tastings, Valrhona cookies etc). The decor is gorgeous and the garden and pool areas are just perfect with terracotta, tiles, brilliant flowers and shrubs and a real sense of serenity. Small plates in the bar in the evening are surprisingly tasty, very high quality and filling but stop at 2100. Our room was small but comfortable. Location is top class - a modest walk from the centre of Carmel with all its expensive shops and lovely restaurants, or the pretty beach.

    Loading luggage was ok for us on the ground floor but would have been pretty challenging upstairs with no elevators. The pool was rather cold but then it was March!

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  88 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Monterey Peninsula (MRY)5.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)12.8 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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