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Hotel Carmel

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2013

I have rated this 3 overall because 3 means "average" and 4 means "very good". If there was a plain "good" I would have given it that. It's a largish hotel, old style, and the rooms are small, but clean. We stayed here twice on our recent trip, as we needed to spend a night within easy strike of LAX...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear OZSwaggie, Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. I really appreciate you mentioning our location. I believe our hotel has the best location in Santa Monica and once you park your car, you are within easy walking distance to all of the local attractions. I’m very sorry about the noise you encountered from the nearby construction project....

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The good points: good location. The young guy on reception is lovely. The bad: substantial building work going on for many months. this is very noisy. We were not offered any alternative accommodation. The noise did not stop until around 10pm and began again at 6am. The doors did not lock properly and rooms were left insecure. The paid-for Wifi...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Hotel Carmel and thank you for acknowledging our location and the gentleman on our front desk team. Your comments both complimentary and constructive are appreciated. The noise issues you are referring to are relevant to a construction project very close to our hotel. We are working with the city on limiting the work hours...

Torino
Reviewed 9 August 2013

the location and the valet parking are great but the rooms ( we got twi rooms) were terrible,dirty noise and stinky, but the rate was not cheap as well ... I had a room facing the big engine that serve the air conditioning for the bulding,you can imagine the relevant sight, noise and smell.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Marc D, I’m very sorry you did not have a good experience with us at Hotel Carmel. It seems as if a few things were below our standards and the room was not a good location for you. I’m very sorry we let you down and I would love to speak to you personally about your experience. Please feel...

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Average is being generous, the location is really the only great thing about this hotel. Easy walk to the pier and 3rd Street Promenade. The hotel room was quite small, but I can handle that. The light and fan switches were extremely temperamental and very frustrating when they turn themselves off every 10 seconds. Had to sleep with air con...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear AnnFrances86, I’m so sorry to learn that you encountered some issues at our hotel. I was very concerned to learn that your sheets had spots on them. We will bring that issue to the attention of our laundry department and make sure we are closing monitoring our guest room linens before they are put into use. Also, I wanted...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I was prewarned of this hotel a little from my travel agent that accept a few minor down grades than our other hotels for the price. Room was clean and was a little rustic but not dirty so we were fine with that. Location is an absolute gem however. The downside - the rooms that back onto to alley way...

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Ireland
Reviewed 31 July 2013

the location is brilliant and the staff are quiet friendly but the hotel itself is quiet dated and dull, could definitely do with a facelift! it lacks a bar and doesn't do food (apart for continental brekkie - which is juice tea/coffee and a muffin) but with bars and restaurants right beside you can over that fact.

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

Dear Dee616, Thanks for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. We very much value your business and appreciate you mentioning our location and the friendliness of our team. We also respect and value your opinion regarding what improvements are needed in our hotel. That feedback is equally important to us and helps us plan for the future comfort of our...

Cardiff
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed in this hotel with my husband and two children for one night after arriving in LAX. We were taking a road trip so Santa Monica was our first stop from landing. We were in trepidation about the hotel from previous reviews but we couldn't have had a warmer welcome. We pulled up outside to valet parking and help was...

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

Hello CantWait4Hol Thank you so much for posting a review of our hotel. I was very happy to learn that our hotel met your needs. If your travel plans include a future visit to Santa Monica, I hope you will stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back! Safe travels!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of our California road trip. Great location. Valet parking only 14 dollars and left car in garage for our whole visit as we could walk to Santa Monica pier and beach in 5 minutes. 3rd Street Promenade one block away. Rooms are small and basic but clean and the staff are very...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Grant K, Thank you so much for posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. I wanted you to know that our valet parking charge is the most reasonably priced hotel valet parking charge in the city of Santa Monica. Unfortunately, there are very few other options for parking within the city and we try our best to minimize...

Naples, FL
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Though the location is pretty nice, the hotel is in a real need of an upgrade to the common areas, the hallways and the rooms. Looks and feels more like a European hostel or maybe a 3 star hotel in central Europe.

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Glasgow, UK
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We booked here because being able to step right out into Santa Monica without having to get in the car was important to us. I was apprehensive after reading some of the reviews here, but I needn't have been. The rates here were very reasonable for such a great location, and the hotel is absolutely fine. The staff were very...

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

Dear London_Wanderi Thank you for your review of Hotel Carmel. We appreciate the positive comments and feedback. We would like to thank you for acknowledging that we are a very reasonable priced hotel for Santa Monica. We are priced for economical travelers who are looking for value in their visit to Santa Monica. I also wanted to express my thanks...

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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 

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Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2311
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $286 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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“Over looking street is more interesting!”
Takapuna, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“We were in 416 queen suite corner of Broadway and Lane and it was noisy at night.”
G9412ZNjohnm, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms are small, try not to get a room overlooking airconditioning machines as noisy”
ClareF960, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for back room away from street.”
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“We requested away from the road so was quiet”
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