Hotel Carmel

Hotel Carmel

6.45 reviews
Ranked #19 in Santa Monica hotels
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201 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Based on the exterior, I expected a bit more from this hotel but the interior needs a little love and care. The lobby wasn't very bright or airy and the Spanish inspired decor just seemed outdated and a bit drab. It's definitely in a prime location within walking distance to the beach, the shops and restaurants on the third street promenade and the mall up the street. Breakfast is included and as a no frills option I'd recommend it based on its great location.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

A neighborhood fixture known for its European designs, the Hotel Carmel is an anachronism in the fast-developing area as evidence by the always-expanding Santa Monica Place mall across the street. Stepping inside the lobby feels like you’re going back to the Spanish revival with its high ceilings and tiled floors. You can appreciate the Old World look, but it feels in need of some TLC. That same "what could be" feeling extends to the rooms, which are as antiquated as the traditional wood decor, but have modern touches (WiFi, LCD's, AC). There are no on-site amenities outside of coffee and pastries, but they do offer valet parking (a steal at $20 per day) so take advantage of the prime location, by walking to Copa d’ Oro next door for cocktails and a seafood dinner at nearby Water Grill.

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Local from Santa Monica, California, USA

I have been a fan of Hotel Carmel for a while now. I've actually recommended to quite a few people who found it nice option. For the price, it's really worth staying here. It reminds me of a very boutiquey New York hotel. It's in a great location. Just 1 block to the beach & 1 block to great shopping at the 3rd Street Promenade & Santa Monica place. The rooms are really reasonably priced & if you have friends or family in Santa Monica they give you a discount. The staff is exceptionally friendly & accommodating. Directly next door is a great low key hidden bar with a nice Happy Hour, Bar Chloe. Right next door to Chloe is a great place for breakfast, Jinky's. Down the street is a wonderful Tapas restaurant, Taberna.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

A friend stayed here and was lukewarm about it. She had to change rooms because the first room was close to an extremely loud generator. The second room had a fair amount of street noise. The rooms themselves were described as "very ordinary." Price and location are this hotel's prime selling points.

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The rooms & amenities are not great, however the rooms have a nice spanish style. The big pro is the A+ location: the Pier, the Promenade, and the Santa Monica Place are all within walking distance of the hotel.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
  • Only service animals are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Fireplace in lobby
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Television in common areas
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 97
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Year Built 1924
  • 24-hour check-in
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