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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The location of this hotel is what stands out the most. It is a block from the beach, and a block from the pier. There are tons of restaurants, bars, and shopping within walking distance from the front door. The hotel itself was nice. Very clean and quiet. The room wasn't anything special, but again was clean and quiet. The...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Travelready 7 Thanks so much for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. I was glad to hear that our team did a great job and your room was clean and quiet. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Carmel on your next visit to Santa Monica.

Warkworth, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I wrote a positive review back in 2009, and since then I have returned to this hotel every year on my way to a conference. I brought my then 16 year old daughter here twice from New Zealand. The Hotel Carmel has character. Like I said before, the Hotel Carmel is a gutsy old lady who has seen so much...

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This hotel is all about location everything else about it basic hotel entrance is reasonable and the valet parkers are right on the ball but don't really expect much more rooms are noisy and could do with a lick of paint breakfast which is taken in the foyer is coffee juice and a cake and Wi-Fi is $10 dollars a...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Personal are the best, Rooms are small but modern and clean.Good tvs, good beds, and the best part is that is in the middle of everything, Beach, bars, restaurants, the mall,next to promenade ave.You park and walk. Been there like 6 times, always stay there, and prices are the best, website is nice ,simple and effective.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. We were very happy to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and we really appreciate you acknowledging our great team. We work hard to ensure that everyone that stays with us has a pleasant experience. We are grateful and pleased that you selected our hotel for your...

London
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed at The Hotel Carmel in May 2013, 2 Couples aged 26-28. We were looking for a great location but something nice. We tried to book into lots of different hotels last minute but had no joy being a weekend. This was the only one vacant. We were impressed by the entrance of the hotel and the valet parking...

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Good hotel one block from the beach in santa monica. Its right in the heart the restaurants, shops etc. The hotel is a wee bit old and in need of a bit of a makeover. The hallways were a bit smelly and creaky but the room was good. All staff were very helpful and accommodating. Pretty good price considering the...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 28 April 2013

This hotel is in a wonderful location within a block of the ocean and the Santa Monica Pier, great shopping and restaurants. The staff is helpful, rooms are clean, and beds comfortable. The hotel needs updating, especially the bathrooms. We are visiting family here and so this meets our basic needs for accommodations.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear AKACohen, Thanks for all your positive feedback. Your constructive comments regarding the hotel needing updating are acknowledged as well. As a historic hotel, our bathrooms are on the small side and we are very limited by the building design and configuration of our guest rooms to make many changes or upgrades. However, we do very much respect your opinions...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Small fabulous location in the heart of santa monica. If you want to walk to everything this is a perfect place. Nothing fancy. Bare bones accommodations. So just get out and about. Staff pleasant and accommodating. Parking rate of $14 a day is a steal includes valet. The price is very economical.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Beachway34242, Wow! Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I really appreciate you mentioning that our service was accommodating and the fact that you can walk to all the attractions from our location. I also wanted to thank you for mentioning our economical pricing. We strive to provide as much value as possible and keep our...

Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This hotel was located in a great spot in Santa Monica. The staff did above what we had expected. After a 15 hr long haul flght and arriving at the hotel at around 6am the staff quick had a room ready for us to check into approx 9 hrs before we were ment to be able to check in!!! this...

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your review and your kind words regarding the service from our team. I was very happy to learn that we were able to accommodate your check in at 6 am in the morning after a long flight. Thanks for mentioning our location as well. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Santa Monica...

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights and we knew when we booked that it wasnt going to be luxurious but decided that we were not going to be in the hotel all day so would rather have the money to spend. When you consider the price of the hotel as compared to some of its neighbours I think it represents good...

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Dear Georgie6767, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you acknowledging the Hotel Carmel was clean and comfortable and represented a good value for Santa Monica. We hope to see you again on a future visit.

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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: $298 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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“rooms are small, try not to get a room overlooking airconditioning machines as noisy”
 of 5 bubbles ClareF960, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“We requested away from the road so was quiet”
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