La Playa Carmel

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Minibar, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of La Playa Carmel

La Playa Carmel

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Camino Real at Eighth Ave., Carmel, CA, 93921

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarmel Beach6 min walk
  • Popular Location17-Mile Drive9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarmel River State Beach19 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)10 min drive

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About this area


La Playa Carmel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Golden Bough Playhouse and Sunset Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room and Galante Vineyards. Munras Avenue and Monterey County Youth Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Golden Bough Playhouse - 3 min walk
  • Carmel Beach - 6 min walk
  • Galante Vineyards - 6 min walk
  • 17-Mile Drive - 9 min walk
  • Carmel River State Beach - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Salinas Station - 29 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 10 min drive


  • Bud's at La Playa — 1 min walk
  • La Bicyclette — 5 min walk
  • Il Fornaio — 6 min walk
  • Little Napoli — 6 min walk
  • Treehouse Cage — 6 min walk

About this property

La Playa Carmel

4-star Carmel hotel in Golden Rectangle, near Golden Bough Playhouse
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free on-the-go breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 75 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, free newspapers, and free local calls.
La Playa Carmel offers 75 accommodations with minibars and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (3475 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 4 PM - midnight


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs welcome
2 per room (up to 88 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 250 per accommodation, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Carmel Playa
La Playa
La Playa Carmel
La Playa Hotel
La Playa Hotel Carmel
Playa Carmel
Hotel La Playa
La Playa Carmel Ca
Playa Carmel Hotel
La Playa Carmel Hotel
La Playa Carmel Carmel
La Playa Carmel Hotel Carmel

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 627 out of 997 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 230 out of 997 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 80 out of 997 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 36 out of 997 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 997 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
If you want a small boutique type of property, you will like this hotel. The reason I did not give it all greats was that this property is very old. No elevator, so if you are on the 4th floor that means lugging your suitcase up those stairs. There is no air conditioning either. The one bedroom queen rooms are the size of a postage stamp. I DO NOT recommend booking one of those rooms. They are tiny. If you are a bigger person, be forewarned the toilets are placed right against the wall. The location of being close to the beach is superb. Like I said, the location is fantastic, however, the hotel rooms are a bit dated. Breakfast is superb!!! All in all the hotel was a fun place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great, comming back for sure, but next time getting a room with a view.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful grounds, close to the beach, shopping and fine dining.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love this place ! The gardens and the pool were so pretty!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was our worst hotel experience of all time. We checked in for a reservation that we made over 2 months ago to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Upon check in we were told we had the room that was literally PART of the lobby. It was a dungeon, a basement room with bars on the windows and damp and musty. It must have been a renovated janitorial closet. We were shocked to say the least that they were selling this room at all, and for $900 per night? False advertising to say the least. They had no response to our complaints except to say they were sold out, with 3 wedding parties. There was no bellman at checkin to help with luggage and street parking only. At 5:00 on a busy Friday evening, we were told there was no manager on site to speak to. Really? Buyer beware. Do NOT go to La Playa.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021