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Free Parking
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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Multilingual Staff
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$211 - US$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
Carmel Santa Monica
United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
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
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All reviewscoffee and pastriesstreet promenadeexcellent locationsanta monica piereach morningan older hotelrooms are smalllight sleeperbars and restaurantscomplimentary breakfasttwo blockslax
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel is in an excellent location a few minutes walk from the beach and a couple of streets away from a pedestrian street which had a busy vibe with music and dancing. The hotel itself is very traditional in design but clean and the...More

Thank SocialBridget
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded today

Thank you for the four bubble review from a recent stay with us at Hotel Carmel. We really appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you for your visit to Santa Monica. I'm also very happy to read that you considered our location excellent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness I cannot say enough to advise anyone to steer clear of this hotel. We booked through a travel agent and it didn’t look too bad in the website. The location was what decided for us as we had left our hire car...More

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Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bernadettewalsh7, I'm so disappointed to read your review as we are generally capable of delivering a much more favorable guest experience than you have posted here on TripAdvisor. We obviously fell short of your expectations and left you with a very poor impression of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location near shopping, 3rd St. Promenade and the beach/pier. Building is very old with old features, such as doorknobs and locks on bathroom and closet. Decorated and painted nicely. Hallways of hotel are not air conditioned which makes for warm walk to your room....More

Thank sherry h
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sherry H, Thank you for posting a four bubble review from a recent stay with us at our hotel. I'm happy to learn that our hotel location worked out well for your visit and I hope you enjoyed everything our destination has to offer....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We pre asked for a room high up and at the back, which we got as we knew on the lower floors there was an issue with outside noise. The room was very basic and small, but clean. I asked for a hairdryer and received...More

Thank Amelia C
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for staying with us here at Hotel Carmel during your visit to Santa Monica. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding our location and our team being very helpful. I'm so glad you were notified in advance about the pastries I also wish to acknowledge...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Carmel by the Sea at Santa Monica is the perfect location for the start or end of your USA holiday. The hotel is beautiful, styled in old world charm - a little bit French, little bit Italian, little bit Greek. High ceilings, plaster decals,...More

Thank Ozjgirl
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the five star review from your recent stay with us here at Hotel Carmel. We hope your holiday was a memorable and amazing experience and we are thrilled that we could play a small role as your hotel of choice....More

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29 September 2017|
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Response from Beverly1958 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's valet parking. Think it's about $23 a night
15 March 2017|
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Response from NZJulie | Reviewed this property |
Oops very late answer. We used Uber - quick and pretty cheap.
28 February 2017|
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Response from seaspirals | Reviewed this property |
No - we could see the lights on the pier from our room but no ocean views
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"Higher up rooms quieter"
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"friends stayed in about the middle north side and had horrible view of aircon units"
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"Inside courtyard for quietness or street view for a more open outlook despite a bit of noise"
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"If you do chose to stay at this hotel do not accept a room at the back of the hotel, extremely noisy as its..."
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