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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #15 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a family of 5 (two adults and 3 small kids) stay on July 19th while on our way to Santa Monica from Arizona. For the price, you can’t beat the location as it’s just a 5 minute walk to the beach and boardwalk. We had plenty of room and there was even a small breakfast even though it... More

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

We love hosting folks from Arizona! You're right - we offer the best location at the best price with the best BeautyRest beds! Next time you're coming in town please look me up directly for a great return rate -hotelca.com or 310-393-2363. Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

milton, ma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

room #37: Perfect for two adults and a teenager. The good: Staff hospitality (James, Katie, Aaron); Spacious Room with deck, wonderful court yard, huge open windows with ocean breeze and view of ocean & pier; ceiling fans and fun decor, no rugs = no unpleasant smells, room fridge, wonderful free continental breakfast 7-10 am: bagels, coffee, juice, pop tarts; walking... More

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

Hi Karen! It was a pleasure hosting your family! Thank you for highlighting everything you loved about The Hotel California and the value you received - you picked the hotel that didn't pick your pocket! We look forward to seeing you again. Upon planning your return, please call me direct at the hotel for a great return rate - 310-393-2363.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No air conditioning left our room very hot during our stay in July. Most times it was cooler outside than in. Service was helpful. Our plane wasn't leaving until late on the day of checkout and they gladly held our luggage for us for the day. Rooms are getting a little worn and could use a renovation. Limited parking at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're planning a business trip this is not the place to stay. Such is the case in business that there are last minute or day before cancellations, if there is a chance of that happening, pick another hotel. I find it laughable that in their signature, they say, "The hotel that doesn't pick your pocket." However they charge you... More

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

Michelle, After just speaking with you and offering my help, I am shocked to come across this misguided and unwarranted review. I would have been glad to help you, but when I requested basic information of whom you claim to have spoken with and emailed, your story changed and my questions were avoided. If you in fact emailed the hotel... More

Calabasas, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here on the recommendation of a close friend. I live in the area, but needed somewhere to stay so that I didn't have to drive home after a work dinner. The Hotel California was the best priced place on a street where most of the hotels are $400 and up per night. I believe that I paid about $299.... More

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

Thank you for the kind review! I'm glad we helped you have an enjoyable experience! Please come see us again and contact me directly for a return rate - either through hotelca.com or directly at 310-393-2363. Congrats on picking the hotel that doesn't pick your pocket! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are dated and could use a freshen up but they were clean and spacious. Very close to the pier and a short walk to other attractions. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Breakfast was good - bagels, muffins, juice, coffee and fruit. The only issue is parking - the car park is very small and you can't... More

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

Greetings, Amanda! I'm pumped you enjoyed your stay with us. You picked the hotel that didn't pick your pocket! Our rooms are currently undergoing an artwork makeover - so thanks for the note. Please let me know when you plan to visit us again at hotelca.com or 310-393-2363 and I'll take good care of you! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here was so NICE!!! I would rather stay in a just OK hotel with amazingly nice staff than stay in a five star with rude employees. So as far as staff goes, this place is a five star. Katie could not have been more cheerful and welcoming. But our room wasn't ready until 4-4:30 and we were pretty... More

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

Greetings, Christy! I'm sorry to hear we didn't meet your standards...folks usually love our beachy hotel vibe! I'd love for you to give us a second try. Please feel free to call me directly at the hotel 310.393.2363 and I'll take good care of you! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived as a family of four (two adults, two kids (17&14) ) from the UK. We had 8 fab nights in this iconic abode. It's a value for money hotel, it ain't a $500 night place to sleep as the hotel next door is, but you get a top drawer mattress and decent nights sleep, we had a suite... More

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

Hi Gates Family! We were so happy to have you all to ourselves for a whole week! It's so great to hear that you guys had such a great trip and stay at The Hotel California! As you mentioned, our beds are super popular - that;s because we have all new BeautyRest mattresses in each room. Katie, Aaron and I... More

Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally had booked a suite at a Hotel on the other side of the pier and has been their since the 30's. We have stayed their before. We were bumming around the net came across the Hotel California. It looked kind of beach funky and we love the song it's named after even though its not the ore the... More

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

Thank you for such a wonderful and in-depth review! Congrats - you picked the hotel that didn't pick your pocket! Butler sends his best your way. On you return trip with us, please book direct with us at hotelca.com or 310.393.2363 for a fantastic return rate! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I stayed at The Hotel California for a couple of days in June. We are from Sydney, Australia and after traveling for 13hours we were very tired and got to the Hotel well before check in time. We met Katie at the front desk and she made sure that our room was ready within about 10minutes. We... More

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

Cathie - I'm so happy to hear you had a pleasant stay with us and that Katie made the check-in process as smooth and fast as possible. When planning your return with us, please book direct at hotelca.com or 310.393.2363 and I'll be sure to get you a fantastic return rate! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel California 2*
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California Santa Monica
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Amenities

Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica #12 Family Hotel in Santa Monica #14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica #15 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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Located steps from the beach and from the famous Santa Monica Pier. Experience the laid back California lifestyle as it should be. Moments from the shopping and dining, Third Street Promenade, Venice and Muscle Beach. ... more   less 
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