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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this hotel i just cozy and the location couldn't be any better. The staff is very friendly and the know how to make you feel welcome. The rooms are nice and big, not very modern but the atmosphere is worth very penny

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, the location is great, it has character, and the staff are friendly enough. But the hotel is old, cold, and far from modern hotel standards. When we arrived, the room was very cold, there was no heating within the room, and the kids were freezing. We spoke to reception, they tried to get the gas heater working in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff are awesome! Very helpful and happy. Especially Aaron and James. Location Is absolutely fantastic easy walk to the pier as well as third street promenade. And well you can't beat it for the price. Rooms neat, tidy and clean. Would definitely stay again and look forward to our next Santa Monica trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is not your standard hotel, it's smaller and quite fun and cool. The location is perfect one street away from the beach and a block from the pier. The staff were excellent and extremely friendly and helpful with our stay. The rooms were all you need but there was a spa bath as well as a shower. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our 4th stay and with each stay have noticed more improvement. This time the WiFi is working efficiently. The gardens have been upgraded with lots of outdoor seating. The back courtyard is a nice area to have drinks/snacks etc or just chill out. We usually stay in a ground level room as there are no lifts. This is... More 

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Tempe, New South Wales, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small hotel in a great location. Very retro and perhaps a bit dated but we were only there for two days. A few good places to eat around there. We did a tour from there also and they picked us up and dropped us off.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So close to the Santa Monica pier and down town Santa Monica , less than 5 min walk to the mall. Take the side access and your on the beach in 1 min. This is an older hotel but still a great place to stay , we had a room out the front and there was a little road noise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to feel the spirit of California - this hotel is one of the best choices. Great location and very reasonable prices. Hotel has its own territory with flowers and funny quotes. Hotel is 2 min from the beach and famous Santa Monica Pier. The Broadway is also not far away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very different and on the older side. Overall this hotel really needs some maintenance and TLC, but the staff really made up for the shortcomings. I'd like to thank James and Aaron for their outstanding service and help. This hotel would be nothing without them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best location, walked to the beach and then all the way to Venice Beach. Nice place to relax outside and beds were so comfortable inside. Very friendly staff. Would stay here again. Parking is difficult but was able to get a spot on site.

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Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel California 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California Santa Monica
California Santa Monica
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica

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