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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this place is awesome. I was with my husband and another couple and we only stayed for 2 nights and I didn't want to leave. #1 directly on the beach. #2 the people who worked there took care of our every step. There was a guy named James I think, he literally was so nice that he gave us free... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I stayed here last month. The beds in our two rooms were amazing, we were able to sleep off our jet lag pretty well! I sincerely appreciated the cleanliness, especially after staying at some questionable hotels on our trips. The service was exceptional as well, really made us feel welcome.

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

Sydney - thanks for the lovely note from Canada! The Hotel California owner, The Dude, sends his regards to you - he hails from Nova Scotia and takes pride knowing fellow Canadians enjoyed our hotel in the California sunshine! When planning your return, please call me directly so I can take great care of you! Cheers, James Broome, Front Office... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is a little older, but the staff and service were stellar. I had a few requests that were a little out of the ordinary, but James took care of them without question! I received a pretty solid discount by calling the hotel to make my reservation. I was in Santa Monica for work, but I would really like... More

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

Hi Jazzbball - I'm thrilled you had such an enjoyable stay with us! I look forward to hosting both you and your wife - we'll keep the pizza parties hopping upon your arrival. Please call me directly so I can take great care of you! James Broome - Front Office Manager More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel California was the ultimate in relaxation! This was definitely a home away from home and a perfect getaway from a harsh winter. From the moment we landed and were picked up in the fabulous limo to our departure we were treated like extended family. I will definitely be booking a return trip. I have stayed in many hotels over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything! Sweet staff, nice room with cute decor. Best cheese bagel ever at breakfast! Within walking distance to EVERYTHING! forget the rental car till after your stay, you won't need it and you have to pay for parking. (Only negative here) I would go back and I would recommend to friends. You can check out, but you can never... More

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

We appreciate the awesome feedback! The Hotel California is within walking distance to all the famous places in Santa Monica. We look forward to your return :) We'll even keep some cheese bagels for your friends!! - James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Livington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago and we are so glad that we found this little gem near the beach! We stayed in a suite in the back area and there was plenty of space. The breakfast and coffee were great, and so was the staff. James went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and let... More

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

Thanks so much!! We've really upgraded our courtyard and breakfast offerings. I'm totally excited that you appreciated the hotel and enjoyed your stay! When you return, I've got plenty more hiking trails in mind :) See you soon! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super fun hotel! Loved staying here. Good location, even better price We got a better deal by calling the hotel directly and booking with James. He also checked us in when we arrived and was very attentive throughout our stay!! Cant wait to come back next holiday! Cheers!

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

Thank you for your kind post. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay... We look forward to your next visit! - James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family stayed here for 8 nights after our massive Disneyland visit earlier. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The Hotel California is minutes to be beach, pier, shopping, and plenty of places to eat. Rooms were clean, and we loved the decorating in them, beds were a pleasure to sleep on. Breakfast was a bonus, and the random... More

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

We're all pumped your family had a great stay! Since we've upgraded our free breakfast offerings our guests have been very happy! Sleeping on a BEAUTY REST mattress :) is popular as well...Remember your room key for your discounted return visit. We'll save some pizza for you! - James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Freehold, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is excellent. Even though it's a relaxed atmosphere no details are over looked when it comes to the service. The location is just a block away from all the action yet the hotel feels like it's tucked away in it's own little beach front world. I travel to Cali often and have stayed in luxury hotels but... More

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

Thank you for posting such a great review! We look forward to welcoming you back in August - great weather and big waves ahead! - James Broome, Front Office Manager More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed staying close to the beach while in town for business. Great, amazingly friendly staff, lots of nearby restaurants. Comfortable room with all the essentials. Quick walk to the Santa Monica pier, and some great nearby food.

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

Louis, Thanks so much for spreading the word about our hotel. Hopefully next time you visit us it won't have to be for work! Be sure to let us know when you are heading back and we will be sure to welcome you back with a nice return guest discount. We look forward to seeing you soon! All the Best,... More

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Additional Information about The Hotel California

Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#11 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel California 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California Santa Monica
California Santa Monica

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