La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
+1 831 624 6476

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based on 246 reviews

La Playa Carmel
Fri 10/2
Tue 14/2
ProviderNightly total€146€242€245

About La Playa Carmel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Set in Carmel By the Sea, La Playa Carmel is a five-minute walk from the Golden Bough Playhouse and features an outdoor heated pool. It also offers a 24-hour reception, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

This historic hotel provides room service, a concierge and meeting rooms. In fine weather, an outdoor terrace offers an ideal spot to relax.

Each room is equipped to make guests comfortable and offers a refrigerator, wireless internet access and a mini bar. For added comfort, bathrobes are also provided.

Those staying at La Playa Carmel can enjoy the on-site bar, suitably located for socialising in the evening.

The hotel is situated amongst the area's popular sightseeing attractions, including the Forest Theater, which is within walking distance. Monterey Bay Aquarium is also a short drive away.

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Amenities at La Playa Carmel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Sea view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee machine


  • Ironing service
  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Golf

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Desk


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of La Playa Carmel

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Bed Breakfast Staff Location Cookies and milk
Cons:No bottled water in room
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Nice looking property. Friendly service. Great breakfast.
Cons:Didn't have double room available that was booked. Noisy. Overpriced for what it offered.
5.4 Fair
Pros:The view was nice, but that was mostly thanks to Carmel being stunning.
Cons:Very noisy! Don’t underestimate the other reviews. They’ve got an old steam-based heating system that has a ton of air in it. As a result, you will get woken up all throughout the night to loud banging noise, like someone is taking a hammer to a steal pipe. The sound is coming out of the heater in the room. Do not choose this hotel if you want a good nights sleep. Also very dated rooms. The quality of the room is about what you’d expect from a Travelodge, it does not in any way live up to the $400+ price tag.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The atmosphere was charming, and the staff was welcoming and generous! We were upgraded and treated to champagne because it was our anniversary. The views were magnificent, and everything was close by! The breakfast was delicious and all the staff were kind and attentive. I was very pleased with our experience! Thank you to the staff for making our experience an anniversary to remember!
5.7 Fair
Pros:Hotel tried to portray a high end experience by providing milk and cookies at check in. Wine reception in the evenings. Turndown Servive at night and a decent breakfast buffet that is included.
Cons:Their premier ocean view rooms looked like a holiday In or 3 star hotel at the best. Very poor design and ambiance. Bad holiday in furniture , plastic trees and plants. I expected more for $500 per night, at least rooms that looked better. Also, rooms have no balconeys and hotel does not have a jacuzzi. It is possible that the hotel is offering value for the budget traveller (hard to imagine at over $500 per night). I did notice that better hotels where 30% more expensive when I was in Carmel. I would have preferred to pay about 30% more for better accomadations.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:It was just beautiful and romantic in every way. Staff was incredible.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:This is a beautiful property, with very accommodating employees and easy access to the beach and downtown. We plan to return someday!
Cons:Have no complaints!
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Proximity to downtown restaraunt a and shopping, golf and ocean.
Cons:Rooms a little small
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The views are stunning and the property is a gem. Gorgeous location off the main road but within a super close walking distance (and if walking isn't for you, there is a shuttle provided). Clean rooms, comfortable beds, extremely wonderful staff. The extras are at every turn - free wine tasting, chocolates on the pillows, hot coco when we checked in, etc. One of the best breakfast buffets I've had. I've stayed here twice and plan on returning every time I visit Carmel.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Charming historic hotel with fantastic service and location. We traveled with an infant and had a very enjoyable stay.


Camino Real At 8th Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

What's nearby

  • Golden Bough Playhouse168 m
  • Galante Vineyards379 m
  • Sunset Center0.4 km
  • Carmel Beach0.5 km
  • Westbrook Modern0.5 km
  • Carmel Plaza0.5 km
  • Carl Cherry Center for the Arts1 km
  • Carmel Mission1.2 km
  • Tor House1.3 km
  • Carmel River State Beach1.5 km
  • The Barnyard Shopping Village2.1 km
  • Palo Corona Regional Park2.4 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at La Playa Carmel

  • The quickest way to get from the airport to your accommodation is by car, which will take about 15min. If you are looking at catching a cab, the taxi fare will be around $25 for a one-way trip, and you can talk to the taxi coordinator outside of the terminal building to organize a car. If you prefer using public transport, get on board bus line 93 which goes to Monterey and get off at the Cass Munras bus stop. From there, walk over to the Munras Cass bus stop which is a 1min walk away and catch bus line 24 going to Carmel Valley Grapevine Express, get off 9 stops later at the San Carlos / 7th bus stop, and the hotel will then be a 10min walk away. The full trip by bus will take under 1h, with a one-way fare of $5 per person.

  • The hotel offers its signature Champagne Breakfast every morning from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. It’s a buffet style breakfast which includes freshly made pastries, European cheeses, juice and fruits, as well as some made to order fare such as eggs and omelets. Only seasonal and locally sourced produce is used ensuring a fresh and tasty breakfast.

  • Pet dogs under 40 lb in weight are welcome to stay with their owners at the hotel, and you are allowed to have a maximum of 2 pets per room. All dog breeds are welcome, however there is a restriction on pit bulls and pit bull mixes. If you are planning to bring your four-legged friend with you, you will be paying a pet fee at check in, consisting of $50 for the whole stay. Dogs are welcome on the beach, however they must be kept on a leash.

  • The hotel has multiple accessible rooms available for ADA guests, all of which are located on the ground floor for easy access. The rooms are all equipped with mobility and accessibility features such as wide doorways, raised vanity countertop, grab bars and roll-in showers with a foldable shower seat. In addition, communication kits are available for the hearing impaired, as well as strobe alarms throughout the property.

  • If you are going on vacation with your partner and would like to make your stay a bit more special, consider booking one of the packages that the hotel has on offer. The Romantic Getaway includes a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival as well as complimentary cocktails on the Pacific Terrace. The Beach Picnic package includes a fully catered picnic with the possibility to add on a beach cruiser. Finally, the Wine Tasting package includes a walking self-guided wine tasting tour as well as waived corkage fees at select restaurants for any bottles purchased during the tour.(Prices checked 24/07/19).

  • La Playa Carmel is located at Camino Real At 8th Avenue, 0.5 km from the centre of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Golden Bough Playhouse is the closest landmark to La Playa Carmel.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at La Playa Carmel.

  • Yes, La Playa Carmel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, La Playa Carmel offers free parking.

  • La Playa Carmel is 8.7 km from Monterey Regional. La Playa Carmel is 89.9 km from San Jose.

  • Yes, La Playa Carmel has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at La Playa Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at La Playa Carmel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for La Playa Carmel.

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Distance to city centre

0.5 km

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Nearest airport

Monterey Regional

Distance to airport

8.7 km