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newcastle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights & although it's not the most modern hotel we had a great stay. We paid for valet parking but once the car was parked it stayed there because everything was in walking, cycling or train distance. Reception staff were friendly & helpful - valet guys were great & muffins & pastries for breakfast were a nice...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. I was delighted to read your comments about our reception and valet parking team members as we strive to provide our guests with sincere hospitality and excellence in guest service. I'm also glad to hear that our location worked out well for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to get the feel for Santa Monica as I was apartment hunting and this couldn't have worked out better! It was halfway between the pier and the promenade shopping area. It really gives you a sense of the city and beach-life. There was so much to do and see- within a block or so! The staff was...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. I'm so glad to hear that our location was ideal for your visit to Santa Monica.I also very much appreciate you mentioning that our associates were very welcoming and our morning coffee service was a plus for you. It seems as if...

Twickenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location in the heart of Santa Monica and 2 minute walk from the pier and beach, pedestrian shopping street, bars and restaurants and new shopping centre. The rooms are large and the decor has a more traditional feel. Breakfast is in the reception area and is just coffee and donut style, but there are loads of great breakfast places...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and four bubble rating of our hotel. I'm glad to know that our location was fantastic and worked out so well for your visit to Santa Monica. We do believe our hotel is located perfectly for seeing all the attractions our area has to offer. In addition, we appreciate your mention of our valet team...

Wangaratta, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was on the smaller size but had everything we needed. Surprise complimentary breakfast - basic but good. Shopping and restaurants are plentiful. One block from Santa Monica peir so you have it all nearby. A lot of homelessness and people with mental health issues around but they seemed harmless. Would stay again.

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I was delighted to read about our team being very friendly and helpful and that your room had everything you needed. I was also glad to to know that our morning coffee service was an added value. I hope you enjoyed your time...

Poole, Dorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for one night during a trip to LA! Location was excellent just in the heart of shops and restaurants and round the corner from 3rd St Promenade. Minutes from the beach and Santa Monica Pier. Staff very helpful and hotel clean, some say needs updating and yes it is older but it is clean! Quite expensive...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Hotel Carmel and the four bubble rating. It is very nice to hear that our team was very helpful and you considered our hotel to be very clean. We really appreciate that feedback as we strive for excellence in guest service and take great care in maintaining clean and comfortable guest rooms. I'm glad...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival the staff are very courteous and friendly, paid $270au a night via Expedia I'm told this is an average price for this neck of town, place is clean smells of pancakes but weird, beds comfy u only get one pillow u can get more the shower is hot and good, our bedroom you could hear some type of...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Hotel Carmel for your recent visit to Santa Monica. I appreciate you mentioning that our team was friendly and courteous and the beds were comfortable. I'm really not sure how to respond to our hotel "smelled like pancakes." I have never heard that comment before and I'm not sure what would give you that impression. Thanks...

England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my final stop during my trip across the US, where I stayed for 4 nights. I travelled out to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester, UK and then picked up a rental car after four nights in Vegas - please see my other reviews: The Mirage, Las Vegas; the Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Tusayan;...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel and posting a four bubble review here on TripAdvisor. I'm thrilled to read your comments about your experience with us and I'm happy to hear that you really enjoyed your stay. I also really appreciate your acknowledgment of our friendly and helpful staff and our great location for visiting all the...

Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I flew in late to stay one night before heading to Indio the next day. This hotel was perfect for us. Only a short walk to the pier and convenient to a number of restaurants. The staff was very friendly and the room was clean. The hotel is older but that is part of its charm. The...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I was very happy to read your comments about our convenient location to the pier and the restaurants of Santa Monica. I also appreicate you mentioning our friendly team and that your guest room was clean. I understand that you were only here...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was expecting something decent but did not receive it. Old decor and very old carpeting made me cringe. Odor permeates from the carpet to your clothes. Seriously need to remove carpets for hygiene issues. Imagine how many bare feet have been on these carpets, they look extremely old, like 1970s old. There was popcorn ceilings and creaky bed. No excuse...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. I must say your review is disappointing and not what we are striving for. I respect and acknowledge your opinions and always welcome our valued guest's feedback. I'm honestly not sure how to adequately respond to the carpet comments. "How many bare feet have been on these carpets" would seem to be...

Redditch
Reviewed 21 October 2016

There is no doubt as to the location...one block from Santa Monica beach and with the best valet parking but the hotel itself is dated and in serious need of a refurb. I respect that it has been family run since the 1940s howver to justify the same price status as other far superior hotels it really must have a...

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AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Simon D Thanks for selecting Hotel for a recent visit to Santa Monica. I'm glad you found our location a benefit for a stay in Santa Monica. Your opinions are welcome and and your feedback is appreciated and respected. However, your statement about better options at the same price points does not seem to based on any real research...

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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In the heart of Santa Monica, close to the Santa Monica Beach, the Hotel Carmel welcomes guests with classic Southern California hospitality. Steps away from world class shopping, fine dining, and the historic Santa Monica Pier, the Hotel Carmel has been a favorite with Santa Monica visitors since 1924. Experience Hotel Carmel’s history when you enter the lobby; a designated stop on the Santa Monica historic walking tour. High ceilings, a tiled floor, dramatic columns and a classic fireplace capture the gracious Spanish revival elements of the nineteen twenties. Guests at the hotel enjoy a privileged location, just a block to Santa Monica Beach and the Santa Monica Pier, home to attractions, amusements, and excitement. The hotel is across the street from Santa Monica Place Mall, anchored by Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, and features world class retailers such as Barney’s, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Company, Nike, Coach, Burberry,and Louis Vuitton. The Arclight Cinema and the Cheese Cake Factory are also located in Santa Monica Place. Just a block away is Santa Monica’s lively Third Street Promenade home to dining, shopping, and street performers. Be in the heart of it all in downtown Santa Monica. Experience the historic Hotel Carmel, a Southern California classic. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carmel

Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2311
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $240 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
Carmel Santa Monica
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“We requested away from the road so was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles tmwind, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles JayeEngland, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suites for fridge”
 of 5 bubbles Jackyhuson, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 811yvesh, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure it is the Hotel Carmel in Santa Monica, not Carmel”
 of 5 bubbles nybobby, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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