Overview of La Playa Carmel

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGolden Bough Playhouse3 min walk
    Popular LocationScheid Vineyards Tasting Room6 min walk
    Popular LocationGalante Vineyards6 min walk
    AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)14 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 320 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 308 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed

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. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey County Youth Museum are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Golden Bough Playhouse - 3 min walk
  • Carmel Beach - 5 min walk
  • Sunset Center - 6 min walk
  • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room - 6 min walk
  • Galante Vineyards - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Salinas Station - 29 min drive
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 14 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
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About this property

La Playa Carmel

4-star Carmel hotel in Golden Rectangle, walk to Carmel Beach
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 such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, free newspapers and free local calls.
La Playa Carmel offers 75 forms of accommodation with minibars and free newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using 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 public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible

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

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (3475 square feet)


  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


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


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


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


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


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



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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 250 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 88 lbs/40 kg)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the 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 credit cards; 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

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at La Playa Carmel and receive a full refund?
Yes, La Playa Carmel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to La Playa Carmel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at La Playa Carmel?
As of 21 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at La Playa Carmel on 24 Jan 2021 start from £192, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does La Playa Carmel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is La Playa Carmel pet-friendly?
Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 kg per pet. There's a fee of USD 250 per accommodation, per stay.
How much is parking at La Playa Carmel?
Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at La Playa Carmel?
Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at La Playa Carmel?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is La Playa Carmel located?
Located in Golden Rectangle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Bough Playhouse, Sunset Center and Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room. Galante Vineyards and Blair Estate Tasting Room are also within 10 minutes.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 607 out of 976 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 237 out of 976 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 82 out of 976 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 31 out of 976 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 976 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Wonderful staff, location and facilities! It will be our go to in Carmel.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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I don’t even know where to begin! An unplanned overnight trip turned out to be exactly what my husband and I needed. We live about an hour away from Carmel and chose this property which we had never stayed at. From arrival to the time we checked out.... it was spectacular. Two blocks from downtown and one block from the ocean. The staff is just charming! Kudos to whoever does the hiring. The young men at the entrance Who greeted us, to the wonderful two men (one tall, one short!) at the front Desk who checked us in, they were all fabulous. I really can’t say that enough. When we arrived it was sangria hour (yummy). This is not the four seasons but given the area this property can’t be beat. Even compared to the other four-star boutique hotels in downtown Carmel this one is just spectacular. The views are amazing, the rooms are charming. The whole property is so well-maintained. My husband and I spent three hours sitting on the balcony during dinner at the restaurant/Buds overlooking the ocean while enjoying wine and food! The bar is so darling and James the bartender was so kind. In the evening the front desk hands out cookies. I can’t wait to stay here again this will be my go to spot when I need to detach from the bay area! Simply amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities
The property is nice but the hotel itself is old. The common area is nice but the rooms are old. The biggest issue was heat. The thermostats did not work and the temperature of the rooms was random and tended to be cold.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

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