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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right in the middle of downtown Santa Monica. Short walk to the beach and pier on one side and shopping, eating and drinking to the other side. The hotel is quite old but well maintained. We didn't take up the hotel valet parking, instead we parked in the multi storey car park a couple of buildings down for $17.50 a... More 

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

Thank you for posting a five bubble review of Hotel Carmel from your recent stay with us. It appears our location worked out well for your sightseeing and visiting the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. We also really appreciate and are thrilled with your endorsement that you would stay with us again if you were visiting Santa Monica. We... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly and helpful staff. Very close to the full atmosphere of Santa Monica. Very clean rooms. Thank You We stayed for 6 nights and visited a lot of LA Very easy to get around. So much to see and do here we ran out of time to see everything!

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

Hello Vicki H Thank you so much for the four bubble review of Hotel Carmel. I was thrilled to read your review and appreciate your comments about our staff, the rooms being clean, and our location. Given that you were with us for six nights and still didn't have time to see everything in our area means that you should... More 

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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent my first night in Los Angelas down in this hitel and had a pleasant surprise in its convenience to all the nearby locations like Santa Monica Pier and Restaurants/Cafe's.. Yes it is an older style hotel but is conveniently located, with friendly staff..

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

Hello Kim W Thank you selecting Hotel Carmel here in Santa Monica as part of your visit to Los Angeles. We sincerely appreciate the four bubble rating you gave our hotel and your mention of our convenient location and friendly staff was also appreciated. Overall, I hope you had a memorable visit to Los Angeles and I'm very happy we... More 

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99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a good budget hotel that is in a great location, is clean but not modern looking, then this is the place for you. The service is great, Leo and the team are great! The taxi service is very good. The rooms are basic, clean, have good TVs but are dated from a design point of... More 

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

Hello Viko J Thank you for posting a four bubble review from a recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate you sharing your feedback regarding our location and our service. I'm especially proud of your comments about our team as well a mentioning Leo at the front desk. We are honored to have Leo on our... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived in Santa Monica to check in at Hotel Carmel only to find that I booked incorrectly and my reservation was at a hotel with a similar name 6 hours away near Monterey! How I booked this I have no idea, I prefer to book on hotel websites rather than booking websites, anyway this is surely what I did! CUSTOMER... More 

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

Thank you for posting a five bubble review of your recent stay at Hotel Carmel. I'm delighted to read that our reception team helped you out with finding a room for you to stay with us as you had planned. We are always striving to go on and above to assist our guests in customer service and getting you taken... More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all about location. The Hotel was old, quiet, basic, clean, mine had no view to mention, but an OK en Suite and friendly staff. The Breakfast Coffee and Muffins were there, fresh beside the free PC! Third Street, one back from the Hotel, was the prettiest walking street, lined with Jasmine Dinosaurs with Musicians and Magicians vying for applause.... More 

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

Dear Rosie M Thank you for posting a four bubble review from your recent stay at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate all the positive comments from your visit. I was thrilled that our team was friendly and it seems that our location worked out well for your visit to our area. I hope you enjoyed your time in our world... More 

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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to hotel with wrong reservation, instead of hotel Carmel in Santa Monica I had booked in Carmel California. One of the owners gave us a room even as the hotel was basically full. Thanks to Leo we did get to spend 2 days there. Thank you Leo and staff.

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

Thank you for posting a five bubble review of Hotel Carmel. I'm so sorry you accidentally booked a reservation in Carmel, California when you intended to book our hotel, Hotel Carmel in Santa Monica. I'm so happy that Leo was able to accommodate you for your two night stay and I hope you enjoyed your time in Santa Monica. Thanks... More 

Ploiesti, Romania
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- the main issue is that you have no privacy we had knocking on the floor from the room under and then the receptionist at our door because our 6 years old boy was "walking and running too much" . Also we could hear almost everything from other rooms. - the fan of the AC makes a loud noise, you... More 

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

I'm sorry that your stay at Hotel Carmel was not as good as expected and I regret that you experienced issues with noise from other rooms as well as the air conditioning fan motor. It would be my hope that you reported the fan issue to us and we could have repaired or replaced that to improve your comfort. I... More 

Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent six nights at Hotel Carmel. If all you are looking for is a clean hotel with a bed and television that is located near the beach, shopping, restaurants and the Santa Monica Pier that is reasonably priced, then this will be a great choice for you. Coffee and pastries are served every morning in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kinds words about your stay with us Hotel Carmel and I appreciate your endorsement that you would stay with us again. I hope you enjoyed your six days in Santa Monica and were able to spend some quality time seeing all Santa Monica has to offer. We would love to see you again if... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is old but rooms were well fitted, large and comfortable. Perfect location as only a couple of blocks from the beach and pier. Next to shops and restaurants but no real noise when trying to sleep. Would recommend for visit to Santa Barbara and LA as buses go into LA and to the airport.

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

Thank you staying with us at Hotel Carmel and posting a review on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your comments about our perfect location and that we are close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. The Big Blue Bus is also very convenient for transportation to and from Los Angeles Airport. We hope you enjoyed your time in Santa Monica and... More 

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Staying in Santa Monica

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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: $204 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Carmel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
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