Carmel

La Playa Hotel Carmel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This stunning historic hideaway is ideally located near Carmel Beach
  • All stays include a free gourmet Champagne buffet breakfast each morning
  • Shuttle service to nearby restaurants and attractions is complimentary
  • A great base to explore nearby wineries, Monterey Bay Aquarium and the scenic 17-Mile Drive

“No. 5 of 23 hotels in Carmel” -- TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

La Playa Carmel is approximately a 90-minute drive from San Jose International Airport in good traffic.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Parking (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: 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: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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