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Hotel Carmel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #30 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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3 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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Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main advantage of choosing Hotel Carmel, considering the expensive rate is the location close to scenic Santa Monica beach. There is a stop for the 'hop on, hop off' sight-seeing bus and The Third Street Promenade shopping area nearby. I walked to a Saturday morning Farmer's Market on Arizona Avenue. I availed of the complementary coffee and pastries in... 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 the mention of our location. I’m sorry to hear that your first room had some sort of water leak from the air conditioner and you experienced an odor from a bedspread in your second room. Although I don’t have any record of that issue, I hope we corrected... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I take issue with reviews for this hotel saying it's condition doesn't matter because of it's good location and age. While labelled as 'budget', I paid $224 per night (no breakfast) for 7 nights and for that money you should expect a certain level of quality wherever you are in the world. I would also point out that the official... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear DRCaius, Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. It seems as if there were several items that were not in good working order in your room. Regardless of your rate, it is a very reasonable expectation that air conditioning and ceiling fans work and there are not cracked sinks. Those should not have been issues and we... More

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was simple, clean & tidy. The room was decent size and although staff were helpful but not incredibly friendly. The wifi internet was good and Breakfast is basic (pastries & coffee) but there is plenty to see and do in the area so was not a problem. The big plus is the value for money for the location,... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hi Jon P Thank you for staying at Hotel Carmel and thank you for the review. We appreciate you acknowledging our value and our location. I’m glad our team was friendly but I wish we could have qualified for the “incredible friendly” rating. We hope you enjoyed Santa Monica. Please come back and see us again. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights at the end of our holiday and weren't disappointed . Great location right next to all the main shops and only a five minute walk away from the beach and the pier. Tickets sold for hop on hop off buses sold at the hotel and used these to see Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Free newspaper... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Linda 903, Thank you so much for the review of Hotel Carmel and thanks for staying with us. We really appreciate the business and your very nice comments. Our team loves Seasons 52 as well! Safe travels and we hope to see you again if your travel plans include a return visit to Santa Monica. More

Claremont
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off the location is perfect. Why would complain about the rooms when you are in a great area! :D this hotel is from 1922 -24 i believe. So you should expect it how it is from outside as well inside. I did bump into really rude guests here seemed to complain a lot when i was in the lobby.... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Aviicii_234 Thanks for visiting us here at Hotel Carmel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here and wanted to thank you for your nice comments regarding our front desk team. Please come back and see us again! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a basic hotel (not expensive) but very efficiently run. It is in a great location for a short walk down to Santa Monica Beach, the famous Pier, the great cycle tracks or inland by one block to the downtown festive pedestrian retail area - always something exciting going on! The restaurants in this area offer fabulous food &... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Linda 903, Thank you so much for the review of Hotel Carmel and thanks for staying with us. We really appreciate the business and your very nice comments. Our team loves Seasons 52 as well! Safe travels and we hope to see you again if your travel plans include a return visit to Santa Monica. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Arriving from Australia, only 11pm our time and approximately 8 am their time. Requested to get a room earlier than 3pm due to jet lag. After some time the manager accommodated us which was great. Busy hotel with not much personal service however the hands on workers were brilliant efficient at their job. Breakfast included sweet muffins coffee tea and... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hi Sharon B, Thanks for staying at Hotel Carmel in Santa Monica. I’m sorry you had issues with the ceiling fan. That should not have happened and we will have that problem corrected. I appreciate you mentioning that some of our team members were very efficient in performing their jobs. Thanks for mentioning our great location as well. I did... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here as part of a trip down the coast for 2 nights. We arrived early from santa barbara, the hotel was a little hard to find due to a dodgy sat nav and there being a different buisness at the corner attached to the hotel so it was hard to spot. We parked up out front and proceeded... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Bambiwoo Thank you for selecting Hotel Carmel for your stay in Santa Monica. We appreciate your positive feedback and we also accept and respect your constructive comments as well. We are changing our bedding and soon you will see a new and fresh look in our guest rooms. All hotels in Santa Monica charge for parking as parking options... More

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The hotel location is excellent but the hotel itself is badly in need of a refurbishment. My room didn't have air conditioning, just an elderly ceiling fan, and since I'd just flown in from winter in the southern hemisphere I couldn't sleep because it was too hot. Breakfast is just a coffee pot and some pastries.

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Tom L Thank you for staying at Hotel Carmel. I’m not sure why you thought we did do not have air conditioning. We do in fact have air conditioning and guests have access to climate control through individual thermostats in each guest room. In addition, I wanted to clarify that we do not offer breakfast. However, we do provide... More

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This hotel was right in the centre of Santa Monica and very close to the beach so a great location. It was adequate as a base for exploring the lovely part of the city but the rooms were quite dark and very noisy from an air conditioning unit(?) outside our window. Breakfast is not included but coffee and pastries are... 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*
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