La Playa Hotel & Cottages-By-the-Sea

SW Corner of 8th & Camino Real, Carmel-By-The-Sea , CA
Hotels, Luxury Hotels, First Class Hotels


Historic hotel in a picture-perfect setting amidst oceans of flowers and cypress, with the world-renowned Carmel Beach just a stroll away. There are 75 lovely rooms, two spacious suites and five storybook cottages. Magnificent formal gardens surround the outdoor swimming pool.

The cottages are perfect for families, or for couples looking for spacious and romantic suites, with full kitchens or wet bars, terraces, garden patios and most with wood-burning fireplaces. Located 1/2 block closer to the beach, the cottages are set together in a garden cluster just below the main hotel gardens.

During your stay, you can relax and renew with a Spa treatment or aromatherapy therapeutic massage, using the raindrop technique and incorporating Vita Flex, a healing massage technique believed to have orginated in Tibet thousands of years ago.

Full service catering is a specialty - there are 5 function rooms, designed for comfortable and productive meetings.


The culinary experience at La Playa Carmel is sure to please with several dining choices including a sumptuous Champagne Breakfast Buffet, libations and light fare in the Bar and Lounge, as well as room service available throughout the day.  The extraordinary culinary team also prepares a wide range of customized catering menus for groups, meetings, weddings and other special events.