We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Carmel

201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Carmel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

707 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Darlington
Level Contributor
278 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Hotel appears as though it has not had any money spent on this from the refurbishment point of view since 1970 However it is extremely Central and the staff are very helpful indeed and it also has very good Wi-Fi The rooms are pretty basic but they do have a decent shower and daily maid service It's an ideal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Teesdalepark
Porto Alegre, RS
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Breakfast was poor. I recommend to be served at the reception but taken to the room because there is only one table available. The hotel is old, also the furniture. The room was clean, with comfortable beds and pillows. At the foot of the bed, for some explained reason there was a wooden bar that extends beyond the width of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RobertoAngeli
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a four bubble review of Hotel Carmel. I'm sorry to hear poor comments regarding breakfast. Actually, we don't offer or advertise "breakfast". We only offer complimentary coffee service and pastries for those guests who want to just grab something light to start their day. We really appreciate all the other favorable comments and will look into removing... More 

near Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel Carmel is in a great Santa Monica location, around the corner from 3rd Street Promenade, near Santa Monica Pier, and just over a block from the beach. Jose, the bellman, was 5-star! The room decor is charming, with Mission-style furniture and Impressionist art. Our room was on the 4th floor in the front corner, facing 2nd Street and Broadway.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank rktship
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and mentioning our great location. I will let Jose know that you gave him a five star rating! I am so sorry to hear that your bed was considered hard. Our beds are not that old so there should not have been an issue but it seems like there was. I'm not sure who led... More 

Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly and welcoming staff, which started at the commencement of our visit and continued throughout our four night stay. Staff were helpful and professional and did everything they could to ensure our stay was an enjoyable one. The Hotel Carmel is in a great location to Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade, with lots of shopping and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jacki A
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay at our hotel. We are delighted to learn that our associates were welcoming and friendly throughout your visit. Thanks for also mentioning our location. We think we have one of the best hotel locations for a visit to our world class destination, Santa Monica. We hope you enjoyed your... More 

Victoria
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I stayed at the Hotel Carmel for 5 nights. It was very comfortable and clean..the staff were very friendly and helpful and it was in a brilliant location. The Hotel Carmel was charming with beautiful old furniture in the foyer and with a comfortable homey feeling....the rooms were adequate with very comfortable beds...if you like things shiny... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MyGo
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello MyGo, Thank you for posting a five bubble review of our hotel. We really are thrilled to hear that you and your daughters had a great time staying with us. Your comments that our hotel was clean and comfortable and our associates were friendly and helpful are exactly what we are striving for. I am also glad to hear... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hotel is amazing! It is less than 5min walk down to Santa Monica Pier & the beach. There are heaps of shops around the corner & bus stops. The hotel staff were always very helpful & friendly. They kindly upgraded us with an additional room as there were 4 of us. Complimentary baked treats & tea/coffee... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TobyWang
AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you posting a five bubble review of our hotel. We are thrilled to hear all your positive feedback about our location and our hotel team. I am sorry your room was a little noisy and the bed footing was an issue. We hope you enjoyed your visit to our world class destination, Santa Monica. If your future travel plans... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly the positive. The service by the staff was outstanding, we were greeted each day with a smile and friendly hello. The location of the Hotel is also great, in between the Pier and Third Street Promenade. The room was average, the size and amenities were fine but very outdated. We changed rooms after check in as the room we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Footloose73
AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Carmel. I really appreciate the positive comments regarding our associates. We do have some rooms that face the interior rooms that overlook the roof top. Im sorry this presented a noise issue but I am happy that we were able to move youth another room. I am not sure what the moist... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Liked the location and very helpful some of the front desk guys. Stayed there for four nights and two out of four servers were friendly and helpful without showing annoyance of our requests. It has been our first visit to LA and California and this hotel was a first impression. Other good features are free simple breakfast, free wi-fi and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SlavaGorbunov
AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for selecting Hotel Carmel for your visit to Santa Monica. I appreciate you positive comments regarding your stay. However, I was not sure what servers you were referring to as we don't operate a restaurant. Maybe you meant the morning coffee service staff. I was just not sure. I'm sorry you felt our interior was shabby and again,I am... More 

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Great location terrible interior, looks like the 90's. Front lobby all the way to your hotel room window needs massive update. AC/Heater stopped working during my stay but they quickly put me in another room with working unit. Great location if you are in and out, you can score a great price on priceline.com using the negotiator tool or hotels... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dennis R
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thanks for selecting Hotel Carmel for your visit to Santa Monica. Our hotel is a historic hotel and some of our decor reflects the era the hotel was build. While we are not a traditional Hilton or Marriott style hotel, we do offer all the basic comforts you would find with those branded hotels. I will acknowledge that you have... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Basic, clean, 3 star accommodation in an absolutely perfect location in Santa Monica. Friendly, extremely helpful front desk staff, and a doorman who hooked us up with a car and driver when needed that was much nicer (and a bit cheaper) than a taxi. Great shopping location a block away in the 3rd st Promenade, and in the mall across... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Proffc123
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for selecting Hotel Carmel for your recent visit to Santa Monica. I am thrilled to hear that our location was perfect and our front desk team was extremely helpful. We really appreciate all the positive feedback and it was great to know that we were able to assist you with your transportation needs .We hope to... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

107 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (92)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (24)
Viewed
Other (41)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Santa Monica hotels
Santa Monica
The Hotel California
The Hotel California
#17 of 34 in Santa Monica
4.0 of 5 stars 815 reviews
Santa Monica
The Georgian Hotel
The Georgian Hotel
#7 of 34 in Santa Monica
4.5 of 5 stars 1,865 reviews
Santa Monica
Shore Hotel
Shore Hotel
#1 of 34 in Santa Monica
4.5 of 5 stars 2,108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Santa Monica
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
#21 of 34 in Santa Monica
4.0 of 5 stars 357 reviews
Santa Monica
Ocean View Hotel
Ocean View Hotel
#9 of 34 in Santa Monica
4.0 of 5 stars 307 reviews
Santa Monica
Bayside Hotel
Bayside Hotel
#23 of 34 in Santa Monica
3.5 of 5 stars 422 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
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.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay