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Penarth, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hotel Carmel is located one block back from Ocean Avenue and is close to shopping outlets and third street promenade which is a pedestrianised shopping area. As such it takes minutes to get to where you can shop and eat. Its five minutes or so from Santa Monica pier. The hotel is old and a little dated but it... More 

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Thank arh2900
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. I'm very happy that our hotel met your expectations and worked out well for your visit to Santa Monica.I really appreciate you mentioning our helpful and friendly staff and our location being just minutes from Santa Monica's world class shopping... More 

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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall a good stay at hotel carmel. The hotel rooms are quite tired and old. The rooms can be a bit nosy with the ac running, adjoining rooms above and below and the general street noise. Didnt really bother us too much. The staff are friendly. Breakfast is just pastries and some general beverages like water and juice.

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Thank Mitchell W
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Mitchell W Thank you for selecting Hotel Carmel for your recent visit to Santa Monica. I'm glad to learn that overall you had a good stay with us and our staff was friendly. Your constructive comments and opinions are welcomed and appreciated as well. As a point of clarification, I want to point out that we don't consider our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I only stayed one night here but I would definitely come back. I arrived in the morning (9.30ish) and they had a room ready for me. The service was excellent: very friendly and very helpful. The decor is a little dated but the hotel is clean and very well maintained so that just added to the charm. The bedrooms are... More 

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Thank Kelly O
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for being a guest at Hotel Carmel and posting a four bubble review here on TripAdvisor. I'm very happy that we were able to accommodate your early arrival. We always try our best to have our rooms ready as soon as possible. I'm also happy to see that our team provided excellent service and were very friendly and... More 

Watford
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location and that's it, as soon as you see the tired lobby you know what you're in for,room was in need of a complete refurbish and smelt a bit doggie, breakfast is a few pastries in the lobby,on the corner of two noisey roads so difficult to sleep but still expensive . Pay some more and look elsewhere.

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Thank Steven A
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Steven A Your review of our hotel is disappointing and I'm very sorry that your experince with us did not meet your expectations. Your opinions are respected and I welcome all feedback positive or critical regarding our accomodations and service. I did want to clarify one point in your review. We do not advertise, promote, or serve a breakfast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with teenagers . Huge spacious room in Mexican style . Very comfortable with plenty of storage!Fantastic location between beach and 3rd street with shops cafes,bicycle hire and stop for hop on /off tour bus of Los Angeles on the door step . Easily accessible from airport by bus . Great value for money with coffee and pastries available to... More 

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Thank Mari anne O
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic five bubble review of Hotel Carmel! I was thrilled with your endorsement that you would highly recommend us based on our hotel's location and value. In addition, your comments on our comfortable beds and clean rooms are greatly appreciated as well. Yes, our location provides for easily access to and from the airport... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel quite nice but view from rooms was the side of another hotel and a load of aircon units. Not very nice but actual hotel was nice enough. Five minute walk to the beach and Santa Monica Pier so its in a prime position but a lot of traffic about.

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Thank Jacqueline W
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Hello Jacqueline W Thank you so much for the four bubble review from your recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate you mentioning our location being just a five minute walk to the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Santa Monica and had the chance to see all the... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one week in September, lovely rooms very cosy. The staff at hotel Carmel were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us, the free breakfast on a morning was perfect! Also provide free wifi and newspaper. The location was the best part, not even a minute walk from the beach or promenade. I would definitely recommend hotel Carmel... More 

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Thank Dgee47
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Dear Dgee47 Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay at Hotel Carmel. I was thrilled to read that our staff was very friendly and helpful. In addition, I appreciate your mention of our location and our morning coffee service. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your time in Santa Monica. It seems you... More 

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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old and dated hotel but in an excellent location. Room was adequate however. Probably only the shower taps that drove us nuts. Near the beach and over the road from a huge shopping centre with a Cheesecake Factory (yum). 3rd street promenade is just behind the hotel. Valet parking was most convenient.

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Thank Derek L
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate you mentioning our excellent location and how convenient our valet parking was for you. I'm not sure what the problem was with the shower tap but I'm sorry that became an annoying issue for you. We hope you enjoyed your... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Badly in need of a revamp. Sheets clean but bedspread was so old. Location good that's the only good point. Noisy at night. This hotel should not be in the travel brochures which is how we picked it. It spoiled our LA stay.

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Thank briell2015
AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel Carmel, responded to this review

I was very disappointed to read your review. We strive to make sure our guests have a positive experience at Hotel Carmel and I regret that we left you with a less than favorable impression. Your opinions are very important to us and I take your feedback seriously. I apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay and I'm... More 

bra
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good position, very easy for everything at a normal price for LA beach. Furniture are quite okd (AC very noisy in the room) and everyday some works in the street. Btw was a good two-days stay. Breakfast is only tea and coffee served in the hall and parking is added on top of your bill. Ok not great.

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

Thank you staying at Hotel Carmel and posting a review here on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments that we are a good hotel for families and that our location made it very easy to get to everything in Los Angeles. I'm sorry there was work on the streets outside the hotel and the AC unit that might have caused some... More 

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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.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Santa Monica, close to the Santa Monica Beach, the Hotel Carmel welcomes guests with classic Southern California hospitality. Steps away from world class shopping, fine dining, and the historic Santa Monica Pier, the Hotel Carmel has been a favorite with Santa Monica visitors since 1924. Experience Hotel Carmel’s history when you enter the lobby; a designated stop on the Santa Monica historic walking tour. High ceilings, a tiled floor, dramatic columns and a classic fireplace capture the gracious Spanish revival elements of the nineteen twenties. Guests at the hotel enjoy a privileged location, just a block to Santa Monica Beach and the Santa Monica Pier, home to attractions, amusements, and excitement. The hotel is across the street from Santa Monica Place Mall, anchored by Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, and features world class retailers such as Barney’s, Tory Burch, Tiffany & Company, Nike, Coach, Burberry,and Louis Vuitton. The Arclight Cinema and the Cheese Cake Factory are also located in Santa Monica Place. Just a block away is Santa Monica’s lively Third Street Promenade home to dining, shopping, and street performers. Be in the heart of it all in downtown Santa Monica. Experience the historic Hotel Carmel, a Southern California classic. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carmel

Address: 201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2311
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $164 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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