Originally built in the early 1900s by an artist as a gift to his wife, today La Playa Carmel retains its romantic, old-world charm whilst renovations have added size and elegant, modern touches.

La Playa Hotel is based in one of California’s most illustrious neighbourhoods, and has been known for over a century as the “Grande Dame of Carmel”. Sitting amongst manicured gardens and patios in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this historic hotel offers 75 rooms ranging from Poolside Casitas to Premium Ocean View Rooms, each of which has its own unique flair. La Playa Hotel is based in one of California’s most illustrious neighbourhoods, and has been known for over a century as the “Grande Dame of Carmel”.

Sitting amongst manicured gardens and patios in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, this historic hotel offers 75 rooms ranging from Poolside Casitas to Premium Ocean View Rooms, each of which has its own unique flair. Guests of La Playa enjoy a complimentary Champagne gourmet breakfast buffet each morning, served in the warm and inviting library which has beautiful views of the hotel’s gardens and the Pacific Ocean. Light fare and appetizers are available in the historic bar, and you’ll always be just steps away from the vibrant dining scene of Carmel. What’s more, if you make La Playa Carmel part of your luxury, tailor-made trip to the USA, you’ll be closer to Carmel Beach than any other hotel in the city.

La Playa Carmel, at a glance

  • Originally built in 1905 as a luxurious mansion
  • 75 guestrooms with spectacular ocean, garden or estate views
  • Each room reflects an elegant beach cottage style
  • Dining at the hotel includes a decadent Champagne breakfast buffet served in the library and light meals in the bar and lounge
  • Award-winning gardens, outdoor pool with covered seating area and fire pit 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Ocean Avenue – steps from La Playa Carmel – offers dining and shopping at world-class restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and wine tasting rooms
  • The soft sands of Carmel Beach are just a stroll away
  • The fantastic Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, with its spectacular ocean views, diverse wildlife, and superb hiking trails, can be found just three miles from La Playa
  • Day tours in the local wine country
  • Nearby is the 17-Mile Drive, a scenic drive characterised by dramatic coastal cliffs, intriguing mansions and white-sanded beaches 
  • Play a game of golf at the iconic Pebble Beach  
  • You run an awesome company, all we need to do is get to the airport!

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    Andre Ptaszynski, Burma, 2014
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