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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 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All rooms facing inside are affected by some machinery (see picture) which continuously creates a humming noise of 60db (wikipedia writes "More recent studies have suggested that noise levels of 50 dB(A) at night may also increase the risk of myocardial infarction by chronically elevating cortisol production" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_from_noise). When the window is opened the noise level went up to 75-77... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

You have posted one of the more interesting reviews I have responded to. I did need to do my own research before I responded to you. What I found was that according to Health Hearing and Dangerous Decibels, sounds that are 85 to 90 dBA or above can permanently damage your ears after long term exposure. I recognize that people... More

Santa Monica, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a history with HOTEL CARMEL ,my apartment is down a block and a half had a fire. All of the residents were woken up by the loud banging on our doors, telling us we had to get out,, the building was on fire, not one smoke alam went off, this was at 3am, 2/17/14 We were allowed to... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Peggy s I’m sorry that you were displaced from your apartment down the street from our hotel. I also regret you experienced problems that resulted in a poor impression of our customer service. However, I want you to know that we strive to meet all of our guest’s expectations regardless if you are a visitor, or you are a... More

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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped at The Carmel with five friends, for a couple if nights (7/8th march) we had two rooms on the second floor. The rooms are basic but clean, ours was facing the road but we didn't notice the noise. This hotel offers a great location, minutes from the sea front, friendly staff and free tea, coffee & pastries in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Pretty basic but I found the staff helpful and the price was very reasonable. However the location was the main attraction. 5min walk to pier, 3rd st promenade, directly opposite one of the tour bus companies if you are a tourist., public bus stop minutes away and anyone can find their way back to Santa Monica boulevard so you can't... More

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Malmö, Sweden
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Shared a room at Hotel Carmel with a classmate of a course I am attending. We got a good deal on the price of the rooms - much appreciated! It's a nice enough hotel, clean rooms, good beds and pillows, and very central. I lacked free wifi though. Very friendly staff, the reception is always manned and they are very... More

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Boca Raton
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed one night on our way to Vietnam. Checked in after arriving at LAX. Germaine was the desk clerk that day (and next morning) and capably got us into our room 1, 2, 3! Always a smile and ready to help he certainly added to our stay at the Carmel. The hotel is in a perfect spot in the heart... More

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Millicent, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

After a long 14 hour flight from Aus, the staff at Hotel Carmel were very friendly and welcoming. We only had a one night stay with our teenage daughter, and although the rooms were not huge the beds were very comfy and the showers great. The street side was a little noisy. The staff were excellent, a perfect location for... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I hate to write negative remarks but was disappointed with overall stay. As mentioned above , the staff is very friendly and helpful was probably the only real positive thing. Our room was on a corner of busy street and so noisy; that combined with hard beds made it a very miserable night. Bathrooms are very small, no hair dryer... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I’m very sorry you were disappointed with your room. We understand that at times, some of our rooms are subject to street noise. We offer complimentary disposable earplugs to help when that is an issue. It appears from your post that we did not offer those to you. We also have complimentary hairdryers available... More

jersey city, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you only read one sentence: there are no downtown Santa Monica hotel bargains to be found, I've tried, and if you don't need to wake up near the ocean, there are better deals in Marina del Rey or inland Santa Monica. To address some recurring critiques, I disagree that it's "dated" and strongly agree with the comments on the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I'd agree, great location, beautiful lobby, staff amenable. Other than that ... a very budget hotel. Breakfast consists of a cup of coffee in a paper cup with a cup cake or pastry - although there is a cafe next door. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room, but the main shopping mall is at the back, next... More

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AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Geoffrey F, Thank you staying with us and thank you for posting a review. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Santa Monica. Safe travels! More

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Additional Information about Hotel Carmel

Also Known As:
Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
Carmel Santa Monica
Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
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