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La Playa Hotel

La Playa Hotel


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Following an extensive property-wide $15 million renovation, this historic artist’s home-turned-hotel provides a transformative experience for creatives, adventurers, academics, and admirers of history alike. Located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, La Playa is just two blocks from the beach, village shops, art galleries, and countless restaurants for which Carmel-by-the-Sea is known. Guests of the 75-room La Playa Hotel are treated to commanding ocean views, award-winning gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards, and a tranquil outdoor swimming pool. Accommodations include premium amenities such as a decadent champagne breakfast buffet, hosted afternoon sangria reception, and nightly chocolate chip cookies — a nod to the previous occupant of confectionary fame — all amidst a stunning backdrop composed of grand greenery, timeless turn-of-the-century architecture, and sweeping seaside vistas.

Lore and libations beckon at Bud's, La Playa's historic bar and cocktail lounge. Be transported back to Carmel's bohemian past and enjoy inspired cocktails that will put your local knowledge to the test, a curated collection of historic memorabilia, and a dining menu of comforting classics.

And with over 6,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor function space, La Playa is the premier hotel for meetings, retreats, and weddings in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Experience one-of-a-kind events in an intimate setting with soaring cypress trees and the sounds of the Pacific.


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