Nestled amongst million-dollar “cottages” in the prestigious “Golden Rectangle” area of Carmel-by-the-Sea (California) is La Playa Carmel – a charming historic hotel, renowned for it’s immaculate gardens, sweeping ocean views, and understated elegance.
Originally designed in 1905 (as a private mansion), La Playa Carmel has undergone a series of changes throughout the past century. In addition to several meeting rooms, an oversized outdoor chess set, indoor/outdoor dining rooms and full bar, this 75-room boutique hotel boasts several modern luxuries. From intimate patios and a serene swimming pool, to cozy furnishings and a fireside lounge, this hotel offers something for everyone who enjoys a touch of luxury while on vacation.
For those travelers who find delight in studying architecture, history, or tradition, this unique property is definitely a must-see when visiting the Monterey Peninsula. La Playa Carmel still has preserved it’s original buildings and stained-glass windows, while making significant renovations and expansions throughout the property.