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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #11 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Spreitenbach, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my friends were travelling the whole night by car from Las vegas to LA and have just found this small paradise in Santa Monica. Luckily, Gorgeous Kate had a free vacancy so that we could check in earlier and sleeep! The hotel was built like a small city with a lot of different houses and different rooms! Awesome!... More

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Glendale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a road trip with the family which started out at the Grand Canyon and ended at the beach in LA. We chose this hotel because of the TripAdvisor reviews, and even booked the room through TripAdvisor while we were driving! There was some sort of special deal if you reserve through this site I believe. The hotel is very... More

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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this funky place! You can literally walk to tons of things like the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade... The front desk staff was awesome (Aaron and James) and the room was super clean and comfortable.

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

So great you ditched the car and walked everywhere! I'm pleased that you found the room to be nice and clean - that's something we take pride in! If you're ever back in the area please do not hesitate to call - it was a pleasure for all of us hosting you! I can be reached directly at the hotel... More

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Santa Monica for our annual "girls" trip and stayed in the room on the second floor with a small balcony out the back. It was absolutely perfect for all of us...spacious, great layout, and the location just minutes to the beach and Santa Monica Pier was perfect. But what really made our stay special was the staff...Katie... More

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

So great to hear you walked everywhere! Our central location in Santa Monica beach is perfect - no car needed! We really enjoyed hosting your group and it's so great you took advantage of the balcony area. Please do come see us again! For the best rate you can reach me directly at the hotel 310-393-2363 or online has great... More

Rogers, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at The Hotel California was better than expected. The room was great, the staff was exceptional and the locations could not have been better. Thank you all at the hotel for making our visit as good as it could be. Hope to see you all again soon. Jack M.

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

Jack - it was a pleasure hosting you! We are all so pleased to hear you had a great experience and that you appreciate the staff. We truly look forward to hosting you upon your return! For the best rates please contact me directly at the hotel at 310-393-2363 or online at hotelca.com. Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute and clean place to stay right on the beach. We were in town for the night on a road trip down the California coast and got a room immediately. The front desk staff was great :) The name and location of the hotel caught our eyes. Parking right out front which was convenient as well.

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

Tina - thanks for making The Hotel California a stop on your road trip! I'm so glad to hear your room was clean and you enjoyed the decor - we take pride in both! I Look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon. Please book direct with us at hotelca.com or 310-393-2363. Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this hotel because of the proximity to the beach. Everything was ok, until we drove and drove and drove trying to find a parking space! THERE ARE ONLY 11 parking spaces available for guest. Take into consideration there are 36 rooms! We had to park at the Lowes hotel next door for $40 dollars a night! The guy at... More

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

Sir - I'm sorry to hear you had an unpleasant experience - however, there are a plethora of public and private parking options in the area in addition to our parking lot. Thanks to our fantastic location, we find our guests are happiest when not using their cars. They walk everywhere! To the beach, 3rd street promenade, muscle beach, main... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Hotel California, infact we returned a week later and stayed there again for labour weekend. The hotel has a fun, retro vibe and is located in a prime setting in Santa Monica. As soon as you walk out the gates you are at the back of Muscle Beach area an... More

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

Danielle - thank you so much for staying with us at The Hotel California on mulitiple occasions! It was an absolute treat hosting your family. Please, please - be in touch directly when planning your return for a fantastic rate! My direct line is 310-393-2363 Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel the last week of Aug. and it was great! I'll give you the PROS (which are many) and then the few CONS. PROS - Great little quiet place. If you like crazy, huge, noisy, big-name hotels then go someplace else. This is a place to get away but still be in the center of everything.... More

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

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I want you to know we have addressed the housekeeping situation and I want to personally apologize for any awkward or uncomfortable feelings you may have had at that time. It's so great to hear you mention how great the staff was during your stay - we all really appreciate it! If and when... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay! The location was fabulous, it was a good value compared to the surrounding hotels, our suite had a homey feel, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The beds were also very comfortable. We also loved having a free laundry facility to use. Very strongly recommended!

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

Deanne - thanks for posting! The Hotel California has the best location, with the best beds, at best prices - with free laundry! I hope to see you again soon. Please book direct with us for fantastic rates at hotelca.com or 310-393-2363. Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager 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*
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Also Known As:
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