So, to give you some context before you pack your bags for Carmel – Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor of Carmel? so expect nothing less that absolute class and sophistication in Carmel – from the quaint lodges, boutique stores to fine dining.
My husband and I are suckers for romantic getaways and we’ve been coming to Carmel ever since we met each other. If you’re looking to spend some intimate time with your partner or your family, and you wanna bring your 4-legged family members along to a seaside, art-filled village, Carmel is absolutely perfect for you.
Only steps from Carmel Beach, La Playa Carmel is in the heart of the cornerstone of one of California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Carmel by the Sea ????
Stepping into the hotel in the middle of the holiday season was such a treat! The entire place was Christmas ready. We spent a ton of time exploring their fabulous grounds during the evening and cozied up by the fireplace with a glass of wine!
If you notice, the entire architecture echoes the aesthetics that have been carried over from over a 100 years ago – the tainted glass, the frescos, the tiles along the stairway…
To truly experience Carmel, I’d recommend you plan your stay at one of the historic landmarks of Carmel, those that have been here for several decades. While we’ve stayed at different hotels in Carmel, this was my first time staying in a place so spectacular and iconic in Carmel that I cannot imagine staying any place else!! 🙂
We checked in to an gorgeous ocean facing room in the lovely and iconic La Playa Carmel for a quiet romantic weekend in december. History has that La Playa Carmel was once a luxurious mansion built in 1905 by an artist as a gift to his wife! For over 100 years La Playa Carmel resort has been known as the “Grande Dame of Carmel.”
The garden is sprawling! Its massive, and overlooks the ocean, so you can spend a beautiful day exploring the garden as you watch the sun set over the ocean before you!
After a long evening walking by the ocean under the moonlight, we were up early and hungry for breakfast. And I am a brunch person! I’ll travel miles for a good brunch! La Playa Carmel’s signature gourmet breakfast buffet is served each morning in a warm and inviting atmosphere by our attentive staff.
We savored the delights each morning in the Library, overlooking majestic views of the hotel’s gardens and the Pacific Ocean.
Carmel is the epitome of Quaint living. We spent the whole afternoon wine tasting by the wineries and getting dinner at one of their fantastic steakhouses!
with La Playa Carmel