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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Somerset
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Hamilton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for three nights after spending a few days in New York City, and really enjoyed my stay. The check-in process was very efficient, and the staff were very friendly. They were also very helpful when I was having difficulties connecting to the wi-fi, and also gave excellent advice on attractions and things to do. The hotel is... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

On behalf of everyone on the Hotel Carmel team, I would like to thank you for staying with us and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate all the positive comments and we were thrilled that our hotel was considered a great place to stay in Santa Monica. You are right, we are limited in our... More

Nottingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Carmel for 3 nights at the start of a 3 week tour we were doing around California. The location of the hotel was great and the staff very friendly. We were allocated a room which overlooked some generators which were extremely noisy so I'm glad I brought ear plugs! We should have asked to be allocated... More

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Rockhampton, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed our stay. The beds were comfy and rooms clean. You could hear footsteps from the floor above but it wasn't too loud. The motel itself is a bit old but the location makes up for the creaky floor boards. Walking distance to most things. Prepare to use the staircase as there is... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate your business and I was happy to see your review of our hotel. You are right. During our peak season the elevator is in constant use especially during peak periods in the morning and evening. I’m sorry about the creaky floor boards but I was glad to hear... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in great location for exploring Santa Monica and the beaches. We were initially given a room on the first floor facing inwards onto some kind of generator or air conditioning unit. We asked to move and were given one on the next floor up facing out. Much better even though the occupants of the room next door... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Hotel Carmel. I’m happy to hear that we located an alternative room that was better suited to your needs. I’m so sorry that housekeeping was late in servicing your room. I don’t know why that happened as all of our rooms should always be cleaned by 3 pm at the latest. Our... More

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 night stay in a double queen room. Its location location and so close to everthing. Great for families as walking distance to Venice Beach. Rooms were clean with fresh towels & linen. A bit noisy as amongst everthing and a lot of sirens. Earplugs are a must. Cant beat price and location.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and I was very happy that you mentioned our great location and price value. We hope you are planning a return visit to Santa Monica. If so, we look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Carmel. Safe travels always! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've recently returned from the Carmel and were pleasantly surprised. Having read reviews prior to travel, and taking into consideration the 2 star status, we arrived not really knowing what to expect and slightly apprehensive. And actually things didn't start off too well, the staff on the desk aren't really the friendliest of staff and when we were shown to... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. I was very happy to read that we exceeded your expectations and that you would absolutely stay with us again on a future visit to Santa Monica. I was sorry to read that some of Santa Monica’s street people harassed you. Generally speaking, they are for the most part harmless but... More

Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is basic, but has everything you need. When you are in Santa Monica, you aren't likely staying in the room for very long. Continental breakfast served in the lobby in the morning, and valet parking is available for $20/day. It's clean and reasonably priced for the area.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review of our hotel. Indeed we are not a luxury hotel but we believe we offer an incredible value for visiting and staying in the heart of Santa Monica. We do have the prefect location and we appreciate you mentioning our morning lobby coffee service. We hope to see you again on a future visit... More

Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice enough hotel that is in a perfect location just a few minutes walk away from Santa Monica beach front. It could do with a little facelift in terms of carpet etc. but it was clean and tidy. Wifi was very poor, pretty much didn't work but that would be the only negative thing to say. Air con in room... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Hotel Carmel. I’m glad to hear that you liked our location and found the rooms to be clean. I apologize for the WI-FI issues. At times it is very slow. We are currently looking at other options as soon as our current WI-FI contract expires. Thanks for staying at Hotel Carmel and safe travels 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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Also Known As:
Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
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