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Cal Mar Hotel Suites

220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Ranked #22 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to come up to Santa Monica for a wedding, and needed a place to stay near the pier.I did not want to spend $400 and I didn`t want to stay in a toilet either.This is a great compromise .For under $200, The rooms are called suites but you basically get a one bedroom apartment and with plenty of... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first noticed its crisp, kitchen curtains on a previous visit, and thought I'd try it. Yes, they were kitchen curtains in a well-appointed kitchen! I hate to always have to pick some PLACE to eat, so cruising the farmer's market two blks away and fixing my own fresh meals was heavenly. The kidney-shaped pool, stepping out of your room... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The property is superbly located and although at first sight - from the street - looked a bit rough, turned out to be a delight. I had a huge suite, dated, but in quite a nice way, superbly equipped, and immaculately clean. The place was friendly, and everything I had hoped for. The car parking was a bit steep at... More

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Oxnard, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was our second stay here and while they have some definite advantages (mainly location) this facility needs some upgrading. This is an old apartment building so the rooms are very large with kitchens. That being said, I think some of the linens may be the originals from the 70s. The TVs are old also from the 80s or so.... More

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Marina Del Rey, California
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic hotel in Santa Monica. Very close to the beach and The Third Street Promenade. Located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood above Wilshire Blvd.The hotel looks like something out of the late 1950's. The rooms are very nicely decorated and have plenty of floor space and a wonderful full kitchen.The rooms come with everything you could possibly... More

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Thank You very much !The Cal Mar staff appreciate your business. Robert Nicholas More

Windsor, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place was recommended to me by a family friend, and we have now stayed there twice. I love the location- my brother is just blocks away, and of course the Promenade and the beach! I have to mention the only two issues my mom and I had- their channel guide says they have 6 or so PBS stations, but... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The accommodation is basic but clean, you couldn't fault the cleanliness or helpfulness of the staff - however - the walls of the accommodation are thinner than "paper thin" we could hear the person in the next apartment snoring night after night. On top of that, there was the constant sound of traffic passing by and/or parking underneath the accommodation... More

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Robert N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

We appreciate you providing feedback relative to your recent stay at our property. We always thank guests for sharing their personal experience during their visit. We apologize for any inconsistencies you may have observed during the time of your visit. We offer a retro property that is clean, as many of our reviewers have indicated, in a very safe area... More

Surrey, UK
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My wife and I visit S. Monica from UK most years ,mostly around this time and for a good few years past we have stayed here at Cal Mar. if you want glitzy splendour, luxury facilities, air conditioning, valet parking, "cool" furnishings....etc. etc. etc. then do not come here. If, however, you want spacious apartments (excluding rather small bathrooms!), comfortably... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed here on the 27 & 28th of October 2013 and loved this little gem. Don't be deceived by the initial check in desk, it hides the keys to the largest rooms I have stayed in. The all year round heated pool is actually hot and heated not just solar heated. The staff are friendly and welcoming, if your... More

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Hi we have stayed here 4 times now and it is great place to arrive at the start and finish of your USA holiday, the rooms are of good size staff fantastic and pool great. The location to restaurants, beach, bus stop, Venice beach, Santa Monica pier and the 3rd street promenade is fantastic. We have had no problems at... More

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Thank you for your comments. This will help us give better service to our customers.We appreciate your business. Robert Nicholas More

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Also Known As:
Cal Mar Hotel Santa Monica
Cal Mar Hotel
Cal Mar Santa Monica
Address: 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #22 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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