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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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Anmore, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just stayed one night with a couple friends and my daughter. We all loved it. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. We showed up 2 hours early and since our room was ready, they allowed us to check in. The room was clean and stocked with everything we needed. The beach and pier are a short walk away... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived here Saturday afternoon to a very warm greeting. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout our visit. This little hotel is an icon amongst the giant high rises in the area. A very short walk to the beach and Santa Monica Pier amusements. Restaurants everywhere... Very enjoyable I would highly recommend. Really appreciated the courtesy and helpfulness of... More

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Penrith, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a mix up with the dates that our travel agent booked so we had to change rooms a couple of times so got the see 3 different types of rooms. All were quite large with plenty of room, 2nd bedroom was usually a lot smaller but there was always enough room for luggage. A great location close to... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, close to the Santa Monica Pier and great restaurants. The room was homely and the beds were amazingly comfortable. By far the most defining feature of this hotel is the excellent staff, especially James, Aaron and David who went beyond the call to make sure we were looked after. Thanks guys!

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

Thanks for such an awesome review Lisa! We are all so happy that you had such a fun time while in LA! You guys were the cool, laid back kind of guests that are perfect for our little beach hotel! Next time you make the journey back over to sunny California, make sure you give us a call directly at... More

Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a no nonsense bare-necessities, inexpensive hotel in a great location. This is the place for you! Parking can be a challenge but the rooms are clean and quaint. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Definitely a family friendly place.

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are glad that you realized the value that we provide, especially on a street full of such pricey hotels! We always strive to be the best price on the beach, while still providing free breakfast and WiFi! Try to stay warm in Chicago, and come visit the beach again soon if you can!... More

Fontana, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old-school hotel next to the Santa Monica pier. Rooms are small and can be noisy due to the thin walls. Just a few steps from the sand this is a perfect hotel for your budget. Parking is limited wich is a huge problem because parking is expensive. Arrive early and get the best room and parking available.

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great and that's all. Rates are to high for what this hotel offers. Rooms are terrible hot, no air conditioning at all, our room was really noisy during the day and night, our bed was small and not comfortable it was one of those with wheels that moves all around. Bathroom is too small and old, shower... More

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

Hi Manu, It's unfortunate that our unique, beach vibe wasn't your style. It sounds as if you may prefer one of the more pricey, chain hotels for your next Santa Monica visit. You touched on the point that our rates are too high, although I am confident in saying that we are the best bargain on Ocean Avenue! Usually we... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful stay we had at the Hotel California! Being from Utah, it was a pleasant surprise to find out how close to the beach this hotel really is! It is important to remember that this is NOT a luxury 5 star hotel. If that is what you are expecting, then go to one of the finer hotels on... More

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Lawndale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a really good location and is just right for what my husband and I needed. Although we had a few issues with our original room, James at the desk went out of his way to upgrade us into a much larger suite with a kitchen area! Too bad we didn't have our entire family with us... More

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you both, Carol!! The Hotel California has the best location - you're exactly right! I'm glad you enjoyed our upgraded breakfast offerings and the recently improved decor. Please call me directly upon returning for a great rate at 310.393.2363 or directly at hotelca.com. Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights in Oct 2014 and I was very impressed with James and Katie who work the front desk. They are very helpful and made my rating higher than it would be without them. The rooms are basic but comfortable. Wooden floors that had not been swept and sand or something was underfoot that wasn't pleasant. The... More

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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

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