THE GRAND DAME OF CARMEL
Voted Best Hotel on the Monterey Peninsula
Preserved for history, modernized for today.
Once a luxurious mansion built in 1905 by an artist as a gift to his wife, a member of the Ghirardelli family, for over 100 years La Playa Carmel resort has been known as the “Grande Dame of Carmel.” Newly restored, this 75-room historic hotel is located just steps from the sands of Carmel Beach and the renowned shops, galleries and restaurants of charming Carmel-by-the-Sea. The cornerstone of one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this landmark Carmel Hotel features meticulously tended gardens, intimate patios, secluded courtyards and a tranquil terrace swimming pool.
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We were treated like royalty…The room, the food, and especially the staff were the best.
Guests are delighted to receive a champagne breakfast each morning (with made-to-order hot items), sangria hour, wine-tasting hour and freshly baked cookies in the evening.
The best part of our stay was probably the breakfast buffet…We had our fill of eggs, potatoes, prosciutto, oatmeal, and coffee.