Aptly designated as the Grande Dame of Carmel, La Playa Carmel was built in 1905 by an artist who gifted the property to his Ghirardelli-heiress wife. At the time, the area was teeming with artists and writers looking for an escape and fuel for inspiration. Sunset magazine has named Carmel “California’s prettiest village” and says that La Playa Carmel is “luxurious, not flashy.”
Lounging is encouraged on property, where manicured gardens and secluded courtyards abound. During warmer months, visit the terrace swimming pool for an afternoon dip. Serene beaches are easy to find in this area, and Carmel Beach is just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.
Each morning, settle into The Library overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where a complimentary Champagne breakfast buffet is served. Fresh produce, cheeses, fruits and made-to-order speciality food are all part of the menu. Small plates, appetisers and cocktails can be found in the hotel bar every night.
After a day at the pool or beach, guests rest comfortably on a pillow-top mattress with views of the courtyard, gardens or sea, depending on the room type. Stay in touch with family and friends using complimentary Wi-Fi access.
From the press:
“A historic complex of lush gardens and Mediterranean-style buildings” -- Fodor’s
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Complimentary shuttle service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Parking (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children under 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available for infants under the age of 3; free of charge. Extra beds are not available.
No pets allowed.
All reservations are subject to a $2.00 HID and $1.00 TID Tax per room/ per night and will be added to the nightly rate.
A nightly amenity fee of $25.00 per room/ per night (subject to tax) applies and will be added to the total price by the hotel upon check-out. The fee includes: Champagne brunch, welcome beverage, fresh fruit in lobby, iced tea/lemonade in the lobby, cookies in the lobby, shuttle service to Carmel by the Sea, unlimited high speed wireless internet access.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
La Playa Carmel is approximately a 90-minute drive from San Jose International Airport in good traffic.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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