Downtown Santa Monica is where Southern California comes to park the car, get out and walk.

Guests at The Hotel Carmel enjoy a privileged location. Across the street from the hotel is world class shopping at Santa Monica Place, anchored by Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, and featuring Barney’s, Tony Burch, Louis Vuitton, and scores of exciting retailers. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Santa Monica Place also features creative dining options including fresh fast food, fine restaurants, and the third level Dining Deck.

Santa Monica’s lively Third Street Promenade, featuring thirty city blocks of entertainment, retail, and dining, is just a block away from Hotel Carmel.

The Santa Monica Pier is also a block away from the Hotel Carmel in downtown Santa Monica. Built in 1909, the pier features a ferris wheel, a carousel, and fishing. The Santa Monica Bicycle Path, part of the 22 mile long Marvin Braude Bicycle Trail, passes near the hotel along Santa Monica State Beach.