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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Great location and very clean rooms. Stayed for 1 night stopover and was pleasantly surprised. Prices in Santa Monica were so expensive but we were very happy with our stay at a much more reasonable cost. Complementary breakfast was an added bonus.

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

Thank you so much for the five bubble review. We are thrilled to read your comments related to our location and clean rooms. I also want to thank you for mentioning the value in our pricing in compassion to other hotel options in Santa Monica. We think we offer the best hotel location and best hotel value for a visit...

Tucson, AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price, you can not beat this hotel. The location is absolutely amazing. Walking distance to pretty much everything you need. Just a couple of blocks from the beach. The hotel is family run, a bit older, but clean. The staff was absolutely great. They were very welcoming and accommodating. Our room was large, clean, comfortable beds, clean bathroom...

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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 your positive feedback and I'm so glad that our location worked out so well for your visit. Your comment that our staff was great is really appreciated as we strive to ensure that every guest experiences geniune hospitality...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quaint little hotel that seems to be run by a family and has been around for a long time. First jam was when we pulled up and looked for a place to unload. The red curb in front of the entry was full and valet was working other cars so I went a little too far till...

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

Thank you for posting a review from a recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I'm sorry the valet area was full when you first arrived but I was glad to read that you were able to drop off your wife and that you were not issued a ticket! Yes, we are a family owned and operated hotel that takes...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carmel is an Historic hotel 3 blocks from the Pier and beach. It's been remodeled recently and is clean and comfortable. It's cheaper than other hotels nearby, perhaps because it lacks amenities like a refrigerator, hair dryer or coffee maker. The latter is more than made up for by the free morning coffee, OJ and pastries in the lobby....

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

Thank you for being a recent guest at Hotel Carmel and posting a four bubble review of our hotel. We are so glad our hotel worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica. We know our location is always a big plus as we are truly located in the heart of Santa Monica and our hotel is within walking...

Maroochydore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. We loved our stay and would gladly come back. The hotel was very clean and the staff were super friendly. The hotel is located 1 block back from the pier and close to everything.

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

Wow! Thank you so much for the five bubble post. I'm thrilled to read that our hotel worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica. We really appreciate you mentioning that the rooms were clean and our team was super friendly. We hope you had a memorable experenice and had the chance to enjoy all that Santa Monica has...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two stars given just for location! Place is outdated and rooms disappointing. No fridge or coffee facilities or hair dryer in the rooms. You need to go and obtain ice from front desk. Staff were quite rude at check in and when approached later in day to obtain air freshener for room due to smell were advised we were placed...

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

I'm reading your review and cringing that we assigned you to a smoking room without your knowledge. I'm very sorry that happened and I wish a room move would have been more convienient for you. We very much value our guest's feedback and welcome constructive criticism. The fact that you have the impression that our front desk team was rude...

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights as a family of four. We arrived late evening after a long flight to a warm and smooth checkin. Room had two queen size beds with plenty of storage space. Complimentary pastries, tea, coffee and juice provided in the lobby each morning was a nice addition. Location was perfect. One block to ocean boulevard and...

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

Thank you so much for posting a four bubble review from a recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I'm thrilled that our hotel worked out so well for your four night visit to Santa Monica. Our location allows you walking access to all Santa Monica has to offer including the beach, shopping, and great restaurants. We really appreciate your...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Just a block away from the Third Promenade, a few minutes' walk from Santa Monica Beach. Efficient staffs and a very clean room & bathroom. Nice croissants and coffee/drinks in the morning before hitting the road. Downside - The room smelled of paint, and small without refrigerator and hair dryer. Sounds were too loud from both outside and...

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

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from a recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. We appreciate the positive feedback and commentary regarding our facility and services. We strive to deliver genuine hospitality and clean and comfortable accommodations and I’m very happy that we met your expectations. Your room might have had some recent paint work that created...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you value sleep, stop reading here and move on. I arrived at 11:30pm and the initial impression was simple, bit old and stuffy but likely ok to spend the night. Location is great. Till I discovered unique amenities which turned me over: - odor of sewage, without a clear root cause, but waking you up. - white noise generator,...

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

It is with disappointment that i read your review. While I respect and acknowledge your post regarding our hotel, I also want to submit my opinion that i don't believe your review reflects an overall accurate and fair review. I'm unaware of and don't have any knowledge of any drainage or sewer issues that would result in an odor as...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel on recommendation of a friend. We weren't disappointed! We arrived off a long haul flight and arrived at the hotel super early at 7am. We had no expectation of being able to check in, however our room was already ready for us. I was so happy, I had had a terrible flight and hadn't slept so...

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

Thank you for your four bubble review of our hotel from a recent stay with us. Im thrilled that our hotel was recommended to you from a friend and that our hotel worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica. We realize that traveling international overnight and being in a different time zone can be a very stressful experience...

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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Carmel

Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: RM911 - RM1,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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“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.”
722cherylp, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We requested away from the road so was quiet”
tmwind, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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