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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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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

I stayed at this hotel with my family in February and it was an amazing experience. The staff was so nice and helpful, especially James who checked us in. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for a wonderful, friendly hotel right by the beach. The rooms were very comfortable, clean, and cozy!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was recommended to this hotel by my sister who stayed here last year. We booked a junior suite but we were upgraded when we checked in by James. Everything we read online was right on point and this hotel was the perfect choice for our family. Parking can be a little difficult, but there is parking in the small... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel a couple weeks ago and it's by far my favorite hotel that I've stayed in. I was there for 3 days and those days were brilliant. The style is lovely! The rooms are so cute! The service is wonderful not to mention the staff who were Fantastic! The best part is the hotel is literally... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an extended stay at The Hotel California and had a wonderful trip. The rooms have that California relaxed vibe with a rustic, cabin-feel. The staff are very accommodating and helpful in resolving any issues and in providing advice (especially James, AJ, and Aaron). There are snacks and hot beverages available in the lobby 24/7 which is appreciated and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always considered a stay here since Eagles song. No regrets! Very caring staff. Santa Monica quaint! Extremely quiet on courtyard considering near bordering ocean crowd and Ocean street. Excellent pricing on suites. Sufficient parking. Chez Jay across the street is excellent local hangout and evening spot. Dan's on ocean close and opens at 10/12 for breakfast. Kept clean with daily... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 2 nights, and let me tell you... I didn't want to leave! I felt like I was at home. The hotel was 5 min away from the beach and the pier. So mostly everything was walking distance. The staff super friendly. I am definitely coming here again!

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three early 20 Australians step into the big bad American world for the first time and I cannot thank the friendly and welcoming staff at The Hotel California, Santa Monica. We received the most amazing help with our hotel room and even booking tours. We went back in nearly 2 weeks later to say thank you and one of the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me say we are an adult couple taking a road trip with our 24 yr old son and a 10 lb yorkie. Our hotel requirements were that we needed a private place for our son to sleep and accommodations that allowed pets--not an easy thing to find. But the Hotel California (such a lovely place...couldn't resist!) fit the... More 

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Miami, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just stayed here for a week, it was good value for what you pay. The location is a bonus, and as long as you appreciate the fact that it is a 3 star rated hotel, then it meets all your expectations. The staff are very accommodating and friendly with all issues, especially the parking, which is a bit a... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you're in santa monica when you're greeted by the front desk staff with an 'awesome dude!' The hotel is in a great location just about muscle beach, a little bit away from the hotel strip, but still super close (really a better place I would say!). It is designed with a beachside vibe, cute little mini garden strip... More 

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Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > 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:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Monica

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