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Hotel Carmel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #29 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed early October. The location is great - close to The Pier, shopping and eateries. The staff were very helpful, especially tending to all our luggage as this was our last stop after a 5 week road trip. We had no problems with noise, despite being on 2nd St. The room was adequate for our needs and the beds comfortable.... More 

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Skaneateles, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms here are attractive, with Stickey-ish furniture and "Van Goghs" on the wall, but the policies of this hotel need work. There is practically no one staying here right now. Even so, the room they gave me, with loads of rooms available, is on an alley at the back of the building, where at 1 am a drunk was... More 

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Visalia, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Santa Monica is one of my favorite places and I stayed here to visit my friends in the area. This hotel was located on a great spot, close to 3rd street and is a short walk to The Bungalow, and Makai, before they closed :'( The hotel was a great price and well situated. I ended up being placed in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very convenient as it's between the waterfront and the town and handy for public transport. The service we received was very good, but the hotel itself is old and dated. The rooms need renovating, shame as otherwise it was great.

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new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have stayed at some pretty up market hotels, but this one is one of our very favorites.its our second time there from New Zealand.Its not the most up market of hotels and there lies the beauty..Location..best in Santa Monica , price, the best, .....staff...fantastic,,the feel of the hotel, fantastic Tour shop right across the road. Our stay was perfect.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

NewZealandFL Thanks for the review of Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate the feedback from your second visit to our hotel. A big thank you for staying with us and we hope you to see you again on a return visit to Santa Monica. Safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a three day cruise on Princess cruises from Vancouver to LA, this was our next stop for a night before driving on to Vegas. We are glad we booked into this place and extended our stay from one night to two!! This hotel is in such a great location, a few minutes walk to the Promenade on 3rd, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Second stay here and will stay again if we get to santa monica again! Great value for the fab location just seconds from 3rd street promenade and a few minutes to the beach. Yes hotel is a bit tired, but clean, tidy and with helpful staff you just cant go wrong absolute bargain!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The hotel is in a perfect location and we left our car with valet parking to walk. We walked easily to the Santa Monica pier, and along the way, noted that we were also very near the shopping promenade. Morning was a quiet affair in the neighborhood, with few shops opened until 10am. Check-in was efficient and our luggage was... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review of Hotel Carmel. I’m glad to learn that our hotel met your needs and our location was considered perfect for a visit to Santa Monica. We are in a great location that allows you to walk to all of Santa Monica’s attractions. Our complimentary coffee service provides for a quick coffee or tea and... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A little dated but perfectly good room and bathroom, and breakfast in the lobby every day, unlimited coffee, tea, and pastries. Reception very helpful , a great position for the beach, bus stops for tours etc. all in all very good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This hotel is in such a great location, only a 5/7 minute walk to Santa Monica pier and you pretty much have the shopping promenade behind the hotel, which is great for shopping, restaurants, bars and street entertainers. As soon as we checked in to the hotel we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were great and helped... More 

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review regarding your stay at Hotel Carmel. I’m glad to hear that our hotel worked out well for you during your visit. Thanks for the positive feedback regarding our team and the accommodations. We also very much appreciate knowing that your room was clean and the morning coffee service... More 

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Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
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