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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is in one of the best locations you’ll get anywhere in the area. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. The beach, the pier, 3rd St Promenade are all literally a block away. We had a family room which is effectively adjoining rooms with...More

1  Thank collo75
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 2 April 2018

Hello Collo75, Thank you so much for the four bubble review of our hotel, I'm so glad that your room worked out well for you and your family and our team was very friendly and accommodating during your stay. I trust you and your family...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. You cannot find a location any better than this, its 2 mins away from the beach and 3 mins away from the Promenade. It's not the Ritz-Carlton, but you knew that when you booked it didn't you? I thought...More

Thank Tory T
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for the review Tory. E. We really appreicate the four bubble rating and the positive feedback on our location, amenities, and our staff. We hope you enjoyed your visit and had the opppotunity to experinence all that Santa Monica has to offer. If...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location, however falls flat. Service is lacking, front desk was unpleasant and the room although clean, smelled. Fire alarm went off in the middle of the night, we had no direction or communication from staff as we waited on...More

3  Thank Marleen-thompson
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Marleen, I'm so sorry we fell short of you expectations and want to very much apologize for the issues and your concerns as a guest of our hotel. Yes, we did have an alarm activation because of a issue with our elevator motor overheating...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

I just spent two nights at the Carmel by the Sea and actually found the experience very enjoyable. I'm a frequent visitor to Santa Monica and have mostly stayed in some of its very nice luxury hotels - Fairmont, Viceroy, Oceana Beach Club, etc. so...More

Thank eurolondoner
Response from AngelaRogers, General Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 20 March 2018

Dear eurolondoner, Thank you for selecting Hotel Carmel for your latest visit to Santa Monica. We really appreciate your very thorough review of our hotel and the four bubble rating. We are always striving to deliver a guest experinice that is representative of clean and...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Smooth check in. Funny smell in rooms but very clean. Old decor but no issues. Rooms were quite basic, no coffee facilities but these are offered in the reception in the morning. Close proximity to the beach and surrounding shopping area. Hotel is faced with...More

Thank Katht34
Response from AngelaRogers, Manager at Hotel CarmelResponded 5 March 2018

Hello Katht34, Thanks for selecting Hotel Carmel for your recent visit to Santa Monica. We really appreciate the positive feedback and hope you enjoyed your time in our world class destination. Overall, I think it is fair to say that many cities including Santa Monica...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
...More
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Alibingo
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Response from Beverly1958 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's valet parking. Think it's about $23 a night
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HighestLoz
15 March 2017|
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Response from NZJulie | Reviewed this property |
Oops very late answer. We used Uber - quick and pretty cheap.
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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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"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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"Ask for rooms that do not face an alleyway"
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