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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

This is a great hotel for its location..just a few mins from the beach, it's cool decor of wooden floors, white walls, surf boards, flowers, and the fact that everything about it is easy and relaxing. There are outdoor terrace/eating areas, our suite had cooking facilities and a fridge so you don't have to eat out every day and there's... More

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

Kate and Paddy - you touched on so many wonderful elements of Santa Monica and The Hotel California! I'm so pleased you found us warm and welcoming. It's great you took advantage of our new courtyard...we have the best Beautyrest beds, best location and best prices...please visit us again soon. For great rates visit hotelca.com - Cheers! James Broome, Front... More

Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering that your neighbors are Loew's and Shutters, this place is a great deal for the money. The junior suite was comfortable and clean. The staff at the front desk could not do enough for you, when was the last time you were shown to your room? They not only show you to your room, but will put the extra... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this independently owned, The Hotel California in August, and the experience was very good. I felt it was reasonably priced, as it is located within easy walking distance of Muscle Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Third St. Promenade, and many good restaurants. Aaron was very helpful and always gave us immediate attention with our issues, and explained the... More

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

You mentioned our location - The Hotel California is centrally located to everything Santa Monica and even Venice has to offer! We're all about value - the best location, with the best BeautyRest beds, at the best prices. Please visit us again soon! For the best rates on the internet please book direct with us at hotelca.com or 310-393-2363...Cheers! James... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here cause of name and very close to beach and pier. Lol no mirrors to the ceiling and no champagne on ice. Also didn't shower there cause upstairs apartment was draining into our tub. Was a little disappointed but defiantly an experience and close to everything

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

Greetings Gopher69 - seeing as you stayed with us last year, I can assure you the shower issue has been addressed. I hope you give us another try in the near future. We have upgraded many aspects of the property - as evidenced by the past six months of positive TripAdvisor reviews. Obviously, guest satisfaction is important to us...Please feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was a breeze and there was a welcome message on the board at the front desk for my family when we arrived. The room was exactly as expected. The room was clean and plenty of space for 3 of us. Don't expect fixtures and fittings of the bigger more expensive chains of hotels. This is an I dependant... More

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

"Brilliant" - you have me jumping with that word! Cheers, James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing stay at the Hotel California! The atmosphere is so laid back, the staff is extremely helpful, genuinely nice and easy-going. It is such a pleasant and relaxing place! A lot of what makes it so good is the fact that the hotel itself really has character: it's small and well decorated - a totally different league... 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! It's so great to hear that you appreciate the character of our hotel, the decor, laid back atmosphere and clean rooms. You are welcome at The Hotel California anytime! Please feel free to book direct with us on your next trip @ hotelca.com or 310-393-2363...we'll take good care of you! Cheers! James Broome, Front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed it. Great room with seaview and aircon, a few hundred meters from the beach, great staff - very helpfull, breakfast included, really cozy atmosphere. Can highly recommend it.

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

Thank you for choosing The Hotel California! We are pumped you had such an enjoyable four night stay. You touched on many points that our guests love including our close access to the beach...thanks again and hope to see you again soon! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as a last minute drop in booking on a trip to Santa Monica during our tour of the U.S we stayed and have reviewed about 8 Hotels and can honestly say this was the worst one we stayed in. The air con was none existent tho we did have a ceiling fan. We paid $36 on top... 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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California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California 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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