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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The rooms are small and the walls (and ceiling) are very thin. You could hear everyone upstairs walking. Location was excellent. Very central. Again. People were fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating.More

Thank Karini72
Response from AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 5 days ago

Hello Karen Thank you for being a guest at our hotel and providing a review here on TripAdvisor. I'm thrilled that our associates were fantastic and you considered our location to be excellent for your visit. I will be happy to share those comments with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is in one of the best locations you’ll get anywhere in the area. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The beach, the pier, 3rd St Promenade are all literally a block away. We had a family room which is effectively adjoining rooms with...More

1  Thank collo75
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Collo75, Thank you so much for the four bubble review of our hotel, I'm so glad that your room worked out well for you and your family and our team was very friendly and accommodating during your stay. I trust you and your family...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. You cannot find a location any better than this, its 2 mins away from the beach and 3 mins away from the Promenade. It's not the Ritz-Carlton, but you knew that when you booked it didn't you? I thought...More

Thank Tory T
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Tory. E. We really appreicate the four bubble rating and the positive feedback on our location, amenities, and our staff. We hope you enjoyed your visit and had the opppotunity to experinence all that Santa Monica has to offer. If...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, however falls flat. Service is lacking, front desk was unpleasant and the room although clean, smelled. Fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, we had no direction or communication from staff as we waited on...More

2  Thank Marleen-thompson
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marleen, I'm so sorry we fell short of you expectations and want to very much apologize for the issues and your concerns as a guest of our hotel. Yes, we did have an alarm activation because of a issue with our elevator motor overheating...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just spent two nights at the Carmel by the Sea and actually found the experience very enjoyable. I'm a frequent visitor to Santa Monica and have mostly stayed in some of its very nice luxury hotels - Fairmont, Viceroy, Oceana Beach Club, etc. so...More

Thank eurolondoner
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear eurolondoner, Thank you for selecting Hotel Carmel for your latest visit to Santa Monica. We really appreciate your very thorough review of our hotel and the four bubble rating. We are always striving to deliver a guest experinice that is representative of clean and...More

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Nearby
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
...More
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Alibingo
30 September 2017|
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Response from Beverly1958 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's valet parking. Think it's about $23 a night
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HighestLoz
15 March 2017|
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Response from NZJulie | Reviewed this property |
Oops very late answer. We used Uber - quick and pretty cheap.
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1 March 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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"Inside courtyard for quietness or street view for a more open outlook despite a bit of noise"
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"If you do chose to stay at this hotel do not accept a room at the back of the hotel, extremely noisy as its..."
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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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