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santa monica’s Original Boutique Hotel

European-Style Charm Since 1924

Southern California hospitality, striking architecture, and historic charm come together at Hotel Carmel, where guests can enjoy affordable accommodations two blocks from the beach. Our European-style boutique hotel has been welcoming visitors to Santa Monica since 1924 and is within easy reach of Venice, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and beyond.

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Ideal Location

Step out of our hotel’s front doors and directly into the bustling city of Santa Monica. Walk to the beach, shop along the promenade, and enjoy local dining and entertainment just blocks away.

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Affordable Accommodations

From romantic retreats to road trips with family and friends, Hotel Carmel offers cozy guest rooms with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean at an affordable rate. Morning coffee, tea, and pastries are also on the itinerary, on us!

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Historic Hotel

Step out of our hotel’s front doors and directly into the bustling city of Santa Monica. Walk to the beach, shop along the promenade, and enjoy local dining and entertainment just blocks away.

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Your Pacific Coast
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Our ideally located hotel is within walking distance of the Santa Monica Beach and Pier, the Third Street Promenade and ArcLight Cinema, and the city’s best restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

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Santa Monica's Best Eateries

From your morning espresso and pastries to late-night cocktails and shared plates, the local dining scene delivers plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, and four of our favorites are right around the corner.

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a word from our guests

Lovely Promenade Hotel

“This hotel is in the perfect spot for being near the Santa Monica promenade, the pier, and the beach. It’s an older building but extremely well kept. We loved the valet parking and the staff was very friendly and helpful.”

Perfect Location

“This hotel is in the most perfect location, close to the beach, restaurants, the pier, and the hop-on, hop-off tour bus stop. The staff is lovely and the rooms are quite nice. I would highly recommend this hotel if you wish to stay in Santa Monica.”

So Happy With This Gem

“This is an older hotel with so much charm. The coffee and pastries were a great start to the day. The bathrooms appear to have been recently renovated and the bed was very cozy. Staying here was one of the best decisions of our trip.”

Excellent Choice by the Beach

“Excellent customer service from all the staff. Lovely touch having complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries every morning. Thank you to everyone at Hotel Carmel for making our stay such an enjoyable experience.”
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California Comforts

After a day spent exploring the area, retreat to the quiet comforts of your cozy accommodations at Hotel Carmel. Unlimited free Wi-Fi, premium movie channels, and air conditioning await. Upgrade to a King or Double Queen Suite and enjoy an in-room refrigerator too.

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