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4.3 out of 5

"The location of the hotel was right in the heart of Santa Monica’s shopping area. It is a basic hotel with basic amenities, however it is clean and f ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 17 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel Carmel puts you in the heart of Santa Monica, within just a 10-minute stroll of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges and a restaurant.

All 90 soundproofed rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Minibars provide refreshments, and room service makes dining in an option. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and memory foam beds to enhance your stay. Ceiling fans, safes, and desks are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

The Bar is the hotel's own bar. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

With a stay at this 3-star Downtown Santa Monica hotel, you'll be 0.7 km (0.4 mi) from Santa Monica Beach and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Venice Beach.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$195* Per night/room 27 Jan. - 28 Jan.

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Hotel Carmel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Carmel

Everyone (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2020 by Angela Rogers, General Manager

Thank you for your review and for staying with us.

4 out of 5
The location of the hotel was right in the heart of Santa Monica’s shopping area. It is a basic hotel with basic amenities, however it is clean and functional with lovely staff.

Posted by , from Sydney on 17 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location, easy to walk to pier and shopping area. Fantastic breakfast at Jinnky’s located next door to hotel. Hotel is older, however room very clean, freshly painted and well maintained. Great value for money for a short stay. We have 4 nights are could not have been happier with the location and staff very friendly.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Dec. 2018 by Angela Rogers, General Manager

Thank you for your review and for staying with us!

4 out of 5
This hotel is in a fantastic location! We are a family of five and stayed in a queen suite! It was great ! 2 rooms . One with two queen beds and the other a living room with a fold out sofa bed! Brilliant! There was a small fridge but unfortunately no kettle or microwave. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel .

Posted by , from Brisbane Australia on 11 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2019 by Angela Rogers, General Manager

Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We do provide a daily complimentary coffee service for all guests of the Hotel Carmel from 630a to 10a in our hotel lobby.

4 out of 5

Older hotel, friendly staff, great location

Rooms are small, the king size bed was very comfortable for my 10 year old son & I, the wifi was okay in the lobby but patchy in the room. But you can’t beat the location so I think it’s value for money in Santa Monica ..we ordered room service from the restaurant next door & it was delicious & good value, I do recommend this hotel for the price.

Posted by , from new zealand on 15 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Aug. 2018 by Angela Rogers, General Manager

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4 out of 5
Fantastic location -1 block from the pier. Plenty of amenities within a stone throw. Also very close to clothes shopping precinct. Hotel is old and a bit run down but very clean. The cheapest accomm we could find for a family of four in santa monica.

Posted by on 8 Jun. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jun. 2018 by Angela Rogers, General Manager

Thanks for your review and for staying with us!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Carmel. Parking is available for a fee. This Beaux Arts Santa Monica hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1924
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Metro station: Downtown Santa Monica Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Carmel offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature memory foam mattresses. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Monica hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Microwaves and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Memory foam beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Interactive Cafe - Onsite café.

Independence Tavern - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

The Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Chole - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Copa d'Oro - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Carmel Santa Monica
  • Hotel Carmel
  • Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
  • Carmel Hotel Santa Monica
  • Hotel Carmel Hotel
  • Hotel Carmel Santa Monica
  • Hotel Carmel Hotel Santa Monica

You should know

  • Alcohol isn't served at Hotel Carmel.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.