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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You are seriously in the heart of Santa Monica right here! The staff is super helpful:) The rooms are cool - they have more of a euro-feel than an american hotel. We actually had a suite with a full bedroom and living room. It's nice to spread out. There is an amazing orchid in the lobby that will blow you...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel and staff are great. I met Mario and Leo they are so nice and friendly. They checked me in without reservation. The hotel is super clean and everything you need will be found in the room. The hotel has the perfect location in the area. It really deserves more than 2 starts At least 3 or 4 stars.

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff, and clean rooms, and a great location. Located within walking distance of the 3rd Street and the pier. Instead of using the valet parking, consider using the parking garage, on the north side of the hotel.

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

Thank you for your review from a recent stay at Hotel Carmel. It seems like overall our hotel worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica. I'm so glad to read that our location was great, our team was very friendly, and the guestrooms were clean. We hope you enjoyed your time visiting Santa Monica as well as the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little gem in the heart of Santa Monica...perfect location close to Mall & Pier. The staff were amazing and could not do enough for us. To top it all, muffins and coffee served in the morning free of charge. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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

Wow! Thank you so much for posting a five bubble review from a recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I'm thrilled that you considered Hotel Carmel to be in a perfect " heart of Santa Monica" location with an amazing staff. We hope your time visiting our world class city was a memorable experience and we are so glad...

Shiocton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, Location, Location pretty much sums this up! This is an older hotel with very small rooms. I struggled with how to review this. Based on location 5 Stars hands down. Based on the Staff 5 Stars as well! The rooms were small and there was not much counter space in the bathroom. I would give the room 3 Stars....

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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. I'm so glad to read that our location worked out so well for your visit and our staff was deserving of a five bubble rating. I hope you enjoyed your time in Santa Monica and your visit was a memorable experience. If your...

Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my partner early march 2017. The hotel is located brillantly in the heart of Santa Monica. There are many cafes and restaurants. The Pier is about 5 minutes walk away. There is a taxi stand just around the corner. The room was pretty good. We had a king bed which was comfy. Our room didnt face the...

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

Thank you for the four bubble review from your recent stay here at Hotel Carmel. We very much appreciate the positive accolades you mentioned and are pleased to learn that our hotel worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica. I hope you enjoyed your time here and were able to see the great attractions and experience the charm...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night and it was perfect for what we wanted and expected for the price in that location. Location is spectacular, 1 block from beach, pier, and 3rd St. Promenade. This central location also means you get a lot of urban street noise, especially since hotel is old and lets sound in easily. The hotel is kept very...

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

Hello John M, Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent start with us at Hotel Carmel. I'm so glad that our hotel worked out so well for your visit to Santa Monica. You mentioned many of the points that I think make our property ideal for a stay in our world class destination. Our location, our...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time visiting Hotel Carmel. We stayed from the 19th Feb until the 24th of February. There were three of us altogether. We got our special room 323/324 which we stayed in in march 2016 and loved. Superb staff, very friendly and accommodating, they go out of their way to make your stay a pleasant one. Great...

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

Wow! Thank you so much for posting a five bubble review from your most recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. I’m delighted to read your comments regarding our Hotel Carmel Team, our convenient location, and the excellent value our hotel offers for a stay in Santa Monica. In addition, it is great to know that this is your...

Ulster county, NY
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Hotel Carmel is in a fantastic location. It is about one block to the oceanfront park and one block from there to the Santa Monica pier. It is also just one block from the 3rd St. promenade. The hotel itself is older but clean and nicely kept. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The valet parking was fantastic...

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

Thank you posting a four bubble review from a recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. I was thrilled to read about your experiences during your stay. We really appreciate all the kind comments and observations you have shared here in your post. I hope you enjoyed a memorable visit to Santa Monica as well as the greater Los...

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here two nights. Glad we can only used it as a base for sleeping. Location for beach, shops etc is great. Staff were friendly and helpful whenever we interacted with them, especially the two girls on duty when we checked in. As too was the manager who helped research bus routes for us. Hotel is an average 3 star....

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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 the mention of our location and I’m glad that worked out well for you. It was also nice to read your comments about my team. I’m so happy they that they were friendly and helpful. I’m so sorry you banged a knee on the bed...

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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
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $280 - $355 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles G9412ZNjohnm, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms are small, try not to get a room overlooking airconditioning machines as noisy”
 of 5 bubbles ClareF960, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for back room away from street.”
 of 5 bubbles 722cherylp, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We requested away from the road so was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles tmwind, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
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