A Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Carmel’s City Center
Checking in at the Hotel Carmichael in downtown Carmel is like stepping into a new, yet timeless world of luxury, entertainment and fine dining. You will be in the heart of Carmel’s vibrant City Center, right next door to the magnificent Palladium concert hall that anchors the Center for the Performing Arts.
Located on the Monon Greenway, Hotel Carmichael is an architectural masterpiece designed to inspire a journey through history with all the modern-day amenities a traveler desires, elegantly mixed in with classic style points. The Classical décor features a chandelier in every guest room, executive accommodations and a Penthouse Suite that offers a luxurious experience like none other.
“This hotel is designed to meet the needs of travelers from all walks of life, whether they be visitors wanting to take in a show at the Palladium or corporate visitors in town to do business,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, whose vision of Carmel’s new downtown has been coming together for two decades. “Our new boutique hotel is an important part of our plan to bring more excitement and more visitors into this area, which already offers a vibrant lifestyle for residents.”
Hotel Carmichael, part of the Autograph Collection by Marriott, rises six stories over City Center on the Monon Greenway and features 122 guest rooms and suites, a full- service restaurant, private dining, outside dining, the Feinstein Cabaret, ballroom, 5,000 square-feet of meeting space, business center and a fitness center.
The Carmichael delivers a distinguished hospitality experience perfect for the discerning traveler, including Vivante, an elegant full- service restaurant located on the Monon Level of the hotel serving approachable French faire. You can also enjoy live music in an old- fashioned “supper club” setting at Feinstein’s Cabaret, a venue built in partnership with legendary entertainer Michael Feinstein. The Cabaret features live music and entertainment, an elevated menu and upscale bar program.
Take a step just outside the main lobby doors and you are in the heart of Carmel City Center, home to an eclectic mix of boutique shops, fine dining establishments like divvy and Eggshell Bistro, cold craft beer creations at Books & Brews and Matt the Miller and one of the most famous dessert shops in America, The Cake Bake Shop, home of two of Oprah’s “Favorite Things” (2019), Blueberry Crumb Cake and Maple Walnut Crumb Cake.
Just across the Monon Greenway, you are steps away from live, professional entertainment in the concert hall of the Palladium and the stages inside the Studio and Tarkington theaters, where you can catch performances by Actors Theatre of Indiana, Civic Theatre, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Hancock Dance Theater, Indiana Wind Symphony and Central Indiana Dance Ensemble. You can also plan a visit to the American Songbook Museum, located inside the Palladium, which is home to a rotating exhibit and thousands of artifacts from the golden days of that musical genre.
Venturing up the Monon Greenway a few blocks will take you to Midtown Plaza, one of Carmel’s most unique attractions – an urban, recreational pocket park that features adult swings, outdoor ping pong and pool tables, a fire pit for cool nights and a giant, big-screen TV for movies, sports and entertainment. All of this is surrounded by Sun King Distillery, Fork + Ale House Kitchen & Brewery, Penn and Beech Candle Company and more surprises opening every day. Just a few more steps to the north and you are in the Carmel Arts & Design District, home to dozens of shops, art galleries and a world of flavors from restaurants that include Anthony’s Chophouse, Donatello’s Italian Restaurant, Woody’s Library Restaurant, Little Cairo, Pad Thai and many more. Make your trip even more memorable with a visit to the All Things Carmel store, stocked full of locally sourced gift items you can take home to remember your time in Carmel.