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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Ranked #15 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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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
  • Service
    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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Toronto, ON
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel sight unseen (since we are East Coast dwellers) purely on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews, and they did not steer me wrong. It was just what we were looking for. Great location - 5-10 minutes walk one way, you are on Broadway near the Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place (beautiful mall completely open... More

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

Connie! Thank you for posting such a glowing review! I'm pumped you and your daughter had a great stay with us at The Hotel California...You picked the hotel that doesn't pick your pocket! Please call me direct at the hotel 310.393.2363 for a great return rate! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hotel California. Being fellow Canadians, we loved the fact that the owner is a retired RCMP Officer! The room had lot's of character, which I found quite charming. The staff were all kind and accommodating. And the location was amazing. Just a walk down the stairs and you're practically on the beach, right at... More

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

The hotel owner, THE DUDE, was born in Toronto and sends his best to you! Thanks for the glowing review! You picked the hotel with the best rates, best beds, and best location in Santa Monica! Call or book with us direct online at hotelca.com for a great return rate! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

St.Louis
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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit, for business with some pleasure by being on the beach. A very unique collection of rooms. Three of us, I chose this hotel, but each if my co-workers got two room suites, one with a view of the ocean. I got a room about the size of my bed that looked onto a courtyard that was quite noisy.... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here for three nights in June/July. Perfect location and the staff helped us with all the stuff we wanted to do it was perfect. No aircon wasn't real ya problem as we weren't in the room at all during the day but would have been nice at night, but if you are use to sleeping... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a very friendly Aaron, who despite being somewhat harassed by a queue of guests and a continuously ringing phone, welcomed us to the hotel quickly and efficiently while handling the other customers with excellent wit and manners. The hotel was ideally located and we were lucky enough to have parking onsite for both nights of our... More

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La Quinta, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding value and location in Santa Monica! We have stayed at The Hotel California many times and enjoy the convenience of being next to everything Santa Monica has to offer. They have also improved their service and provide free internet and breakfast. For a comfortable and unique place to stay, try The Hotel California.

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

Thank you, Robert, for taking the time to write such a great review! We appreciate your repeat stays with us! Next time please call me directly at the hotel for a fantastic return rate: 310.393.2363 James Broome, Front Office Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it went we first stayed thee some eight years ago. Going back it felt frankly tired and a bit jaded. Not helped by the fact that room, wasn't ready for us when arrived, that said they had upgraded us! We stayed in one of the suites, and everything felt old and worn including the bed linen. On the plus... More

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted with such friendly and helpful staff who instantly described the hotel to us as "chilled". My expectations were exceeded once I had a look around the hotel grounds and my room! - unlike any other hotel I had been before. It was chilled and relaxing with it's own sense of Californian style. Although the cost... More

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

Greetings Lucy! "Unlike any other hotel I had been before" - thanks for the lovely review! Best Location, Friendly Staff, Best beds! You picked the hotel that didn't pick your pocket! Please visit us direct at hotelca.com for a great return rate to the hotel! James Broome, Front Office Manager 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
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 #15 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
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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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