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Hotel Carmel

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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2.0 Star Hotel
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Jan 28Jan 29
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All reviewscoffee and pastriesstreet promenadecafe next doorexcellent locationsanta monica piereach morningrooms are smallan older hotelstayed here for nightscomplimentary breakfastshopping and restaurantstwo blockslos angelesearplugslaxdoorman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally located near the Pier and the shops. Big bedroom with a separated living room. The place is clean and cosy but quite dark (dark wood all over, colonial style). Good wifi in the room. Can be a bit noisy at night, as our room...More

1  Thank yara_globetrotter
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for being a guest at Hotel Carmel. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you during your visit to Santa Monica. We also appreciate your feedback and your suggestions from your stay with us. However, there is one important point of clarification...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location is fantastic for shopping & the pier. Hotel room was clean & comfortable. I probably wouldn't stay here again due to how noisy the room was. It is not the hotels fault and noise is expected in such a location, but the room I...More

1  Thank Emmas_dilemmas
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the four bubble review from your recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. While I'm thrilled to read all of your positive feedback, I'm also concerned that we were not proactive in communicating with you regarding a mix-up with the keys and...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here in late November. The location couldn't have been better with a short walk to pier/beach one way and a block the other way to the 3rd Street Promenade. The place is a little older/dated but very clean and beds very...More

Thank JOA09
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you so much for the four bubble review from your recent two night stay with us at Hotel Carmel. I'm thrilled to read your comments about our location, the family room, and our team. I hope your visit to Santa Monica was a memorable...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I'm not one for flashy accommodation when on holiday I just want somewhere to sleep at night but I couldn't get that here. We had a room by the courtyard of air con units which were insanely noisy and when I rang reception to change...More

Thank Nicole D
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 13 December 2017

Hello Nicole, I'm very disappointed to read your review of our hotel. We strive for a much more favorable guest experience than you have described and I'm very sorry our team was not more focused on taking care of you. I'm also not sure who...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Great location, very close to shops and beach but the room facilities are lacking. There is no bar fridge, but no tea/coffee making facilities either so the only time you can get a coffee is in the morning before 10.00am when there is coffee and...More

Thank Andrea2963
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 24 November 2017

Hello Andrea2963 I'm very sorry we left you with a less than favorable impression of our amenity offerings. I completely understand your preference for coffee service in your guest room as well as a refrigerator. However, the historic nature of our building limits our capabilities...More

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US$184 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Beverly1958 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's valet parking. Think it's about $23 a night
14 March 2017|
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Response from NZJulie | Reviewed this property |
Oops very late answer. We used Uber - quick and pretty cheap.
28 February 2017|
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Response from seaspirals | Reviewed this property |
No - we could see the lights on the pier from our room but no ocean views
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"Ask for rooms that do not face an alleyway"
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"Rooms facing backyard are prefered despite the noise. Rooms facing the street are more noisy"
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"room to the street (other rooms have high noise of air condition plant outside)"
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"Suites are large and very well laid out and comfortable"
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