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4 11, 2019

Ice at Santa Monica and Other Festive Activities

2019-11-04T19:57:21+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Although we don't have snow, something magical happens when the end of the year hits Santa Monica. The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and out-of-the-norm events make you feel extra special during your vacation to California. By visiting, you can appreciate the holidays without having to do any of the behind-the-scenes work, like bulking up to go outside or cooking all the holiday goodies for yourself. And during your stay at Hotel Carmel, check out popular events like Ice at Santa Monica and other holiday-themed activities to make sure your vacation is effortlessly festive.  Ice at Santa Monica | Winterlit [...]

21 10, 2019

Where to Find the Best Coffee Shops in Santa Monica

2019-10-21T17:20:40+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining|

If you're a coffee lover, vacation is the perfect time to explore new shops. During your trip, stopping at popular local spots is a fun way to experience the city's culture and vibes. Whether you are a person that loves to try new specialty drinks you can't find at home, or revel in the interior design of the shop, check out our sampling of the best coffee shops in Santa Monica near Hotel Carmel.  Local Coffee Shops Near Me  People often have different ideas of what they want when they search "local coffee shops near me." For some, it [...]

27 09, 2019

A Guide to Santa Monica Neighborhoods

2019-09-27T19:47:43+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Southern California, let alone Santa Monica, is absolutely packed with things to do, places to see, and food to eat. That's why visitors can be a little overwhelmed without a little preparation. Instead of aimlessly wandering through the city, walk with purpose by checking out our guide to Santa Monica neighborhoods during your stay at Hotel Carmel.  Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade Only a block away from Hotel Carmel, Santa Monica Place is an open-air shopping center within the Third Street Promenade neighborhood, complete with 80 stores to check out. Think: Ted Baker, Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdale's, and [...]

18 08, 2019

Santa Monica Guide to Getting Around

2019-09-18T16:29:00+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Uncategorized|

The city of Santa Monica offers dozens of things to do, whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a family-oriented adventure with your kiddos. Our central location here at Hotel Carmel provides easy access to several popular attractions such as the Santa Monica Beach and shopping destination Santa Monica Place by foot. However, not everything you want to cross off your bucket list during your visit to SoCal is reachable that way. Luckily, the city of Santa Monica provides a few ways to get around without having to rent a car. (Although, there is a parking [...]

13 07, 2019

Top 5 Santa Monica Kids Activities

2019-08-13T19:51:01+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

When it comes to family vacations, Santa Monica truly is a great place to take the kids. From Santa Monica’s white sandy beaches with plenty of room to run off some energy to exploring the Santa Monica Pier’s famous amusement park, your little ones will have plenty to keep them busy in this fast-paced beach city. There is a seemingly endless amount of Santa Monica kids activities near city's center. During your next family vacation to Santa Monica, you can’t go wrong with a stay at the Hotel Carmel. With its proximity to Santa Monica’s most famous attractions—the Santa [...]

13 06, 2019

Best Guy Trips: Experiencing Santa Monica, CA

2019-08-13T19:55:41+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Santa Monica is definitely one of the best places to experience everything Los Angeles has to offer, from its beautiful beaches to the city. This fun city by the sea would easily be home to one of the best guy trips you’ve ever been on, with plenty of activities for you and your friends to explore around every winding turn of the Pacific Coast Highway.  The Hotel Carmel is the perfect spot for your home base during your next guy trip to Santa Monica. The Hotel Carmel allows you to choose from multiple options when it comes to your [...]

11 05, 2019

Things to Do in Santa Monica – Santa Monica Markets

2019-06-03T15:28:29+00:00Beach Attractions, Santa Monica Attractions, Shopping, Uncategorized|

When traveling to new areas, one of the best ways to discover the local culture and get the scoop on local goods is by visiting farmers markets. The next time you visit us at Hotel Carmel and are looking for things to do in Santa Monica, pay a visit to one of the markets happening around town. Discover everything from delicious fresh produce and live cooking demonstrations to colorful homegrown flowers while enjoying the sunny California weather by the sea. When and Where Throughout the year, every week hosts multiple markets around downtown Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Farmers Market [...]

3 01, 2019

Top-Three Places For Fresh Seafood In Santa Monica

2019-06-03T15:22:56+00:00Santa Monica Dining, Uncategorized|

There is a lot to love about the ocean and Santa Monica, California. It is easy to find things to do in Santa Monica like the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier when you are looking for something fun to do. However, when your tummy begins to rumble, it can be hard to decide where to go for a delicious meal to tame your hunger. When you stay with us at Hotel Carmel, we have a few suggestions for finding the best seafood dishes in Santa Monica to satisfy your taste buds. Upscale Dining At Santa Monica Water Grill [...]

5 12, 2018

Ring In The New Year With Hotel Carmel In Santa Monica

2018-12-28T16:30:48+00:00Uncategorized|

Every year, people around the world celebrate the phasing out of the old and welcome the new as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. This year, ring in the New Year with Hotel Carmel and join in the festivities happening all around Santa Monica Beach. From the best New Year’s Eve celebrations to starting the year by waking up in one of the best hotels in Santa Monica, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience with Hotel Carmel Santa Monica! A Countdown To New Beginnings New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration as we say goodbye [...]

5 11, 2018

Experience Día De Los Muertos In Santa Monica

2018-12-28T16:19:44+00:00Uncategorized|

During October, many gear up for Halloween and the spooky season. However, there is another holiday that deserves a spotlight with its colorful sugar skulls, art events, history, and music. This year, join Hotel Carmel for a bit of fun at the Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Santa Monica! A Full Week Of Events! There are many different things to do in Santa Monica, but when the Día de Los Muertos celebrations begin, that list of attractions and must-sees grows to even more significant happenings that you will not want to miss. Starting in the [...]