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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #14 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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

Oro Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spur of a moment trip to Santa Monica and I found this hotel on trip advisor. Got into Santa Monica around 5 but had trouble getting to the hotel because of traffic and construction so I called the hotel to get directions and the gentlemen at the front desk was not helpful in the scents that he did not care.... More

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

Hey there Crawford family! We are so happy that you two came to stay with us for a couple of nights. I know that the stay started out a little rocky, but that just gave Katie and I the opportunity to get to know you guys even better! I had a little chat with that gentleman and I don't see... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most friendly and helpful staff I have had the pleasure to meet. Katie couldn't do enough for us. The Hotel had that much character it was almost alive.The most comfortable bed and great location Will definitely be back.

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

Hi Paul! You hit it on the head - best beds at the best location! It was great to host you. Please visit us online at hotelca.com or 310.393.2363 for a great return rate! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Laguna beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for an affordable place near the beach but realized that it's almost impossible to find one! We came across this place and it was amazing, much less stuffy than all of the big pricey hotels. James at the front desk was so nice and helpful! We will definitely go back!

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

Sue - I'm PUMPED you enjoyed your STAY-cation at The Hotel California. We love locals! For a great return rate, please book direct with us at hotelca.com or 310-393-2363 - James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Toronto, ON
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just completed a 3 night stay and the hotel was amazing! I suggest that you read the other reviews and peruse the photos to get a sense of the quirkiness of the hotel (very unique and homey decor, amazing and personable staff) and an accurate sense of location (i.e. "steps to beach" is not the same as "beachfront", so why... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location can't be beat - it is just a few steps to the beach. We booked a deluxe suite and there was nothing deluxe about it. We knew from reading reviews that there was no air conditioning, but also thought there would be ocean breezes to compensate. Even though all the windows were open, it was unbearably hot in... 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
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 #11 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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