In the 3 weeks we travelled the USA in October, this Hotel was our most expensive and most dissapointing. It's in a great location, hence the only reason this Hotel can charge what they do. The room we had on the third floor had a funny smell, in fact the whole Hotel did but it was part of it's quaintness I guess. No air conditioning, just a ceiling fan, no view at all and very small. But the water pressure in the shower was good (always a bonus for me) The Staff were friendly and accommodating which made up for the rest. Breakfast was definitely unusual in the fact it was in the Hotel Reception area and very cramped. It's a lovely area to visit but definately overpriced. I do know it was the cheapest Hotel for that area and location and we only stayed one night so not a big deal.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
- Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
- Carmel Santa Monica