Historicallly recognized by National Trust for Historic Preservation. Full service boutique hotel in a residential setting, just 2 blocks to the beautiful white sand beach of Carmel By The Sea. Award winning gardens in the courtyard surrounding the pool create a private villa environment of peace and serenity. Fabulous Terrace Grill Restaurant offers "al fresco" dining on the terrace, overlooking gardens and a glimpse of the ocean. Five function rooms with 5000 square feet offer flexible floorplans for elegant catering or productive meetings. Full service group and catering staff. Built 100 years ago as a private mansion, today La Playa offers elegant surroundings with thoughtful service for guests looking for something unique and memorable.