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Cal Mar Hotel Suites

220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here in July and it was our favorite hotel stay during a 10 day southern California vacation. Really nice staff, great room and location and wonderful pool. I was a bit hesitant staying here based on a couple of the reviews, since I'm a hotel snob : ) but it was a great stay. Yes it's retro, but... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really loved the feeling of going back in time in this quirky suites hotel with pool. Kitchen and bathroom are original but that's part of the charm and they were perfectly functional and clean. We had a 1st floor, 1 bed apartment with a balcony overlooking the street where we could watch the dog walkers and joggers and feel what... More 

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were very clean, and great sea breeze through the windows. The décor was like something from the 70's but I loved it. Everyone were so nice and helpful to make sure our stay was good. I'd stay there again. Close to everything.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying here! A nice family hotel/motel in the best location! Plenty of parking and spacious rooms. The pool is great and is easy to watch the kids in the pool from your room. Although it is on quite a busy corner, you do not hear too much traffic. One thing I also noticed was how much pride... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I actually hate to write this review because I feel this is a hidden gem in Santa Monica. The location can't be beat - only 2 blocks from third st promenade. Although the decor is kitschy, you get a spacious and comfortable apartment that is perfect for a family. Add in a nice pool for the kids and even laundry... More 

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Mooloolaba
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This hotel is way too expensive for what it is. Also we booked this hotel through a search engine, it was to include wifi however on checking in we were told this would be an extra. Very old and run down hotel that is not worth the money you have to pay even though Santa Monica is an expensive area.... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

its not new nor modern, the rooms date from the 1960s when it was an apartment building but the rooms are spacious, the hotel staff is very friendly. the pool and courtyard are very nice. the location is primo primo. for the price, its impossible to beat for the area. daily parking isnt cheap, but its easy, self serve and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decent sized rooms with good quality facilities and air conditioning. Location was perfect for commuting to shops and beach area. Staff were always very friendly and helpful sharing knowledge of area.

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are for slick new properties with no personality, the Cal Mar is not for you. The Cal Mar has retained its original LA '50's-early '60's character with a kidney bean shaped pool that all the units look onto and an unstudied beach life ambiance. This place has character. It's not super Fancy but has lots of space for... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The location of this hotel was great. Very short walk to all local attractions. Parking is available on site for a few $ less per day than most lots we saw in the area. The rooms are huge! I would recommend asking for a room on the top floor. The hotel is definitely older and the floors creek. We could... More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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