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The Hotel California

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love this hotel! Clean, close to the beach!! James is a kind warm handsome guy !he made us comfortable when we were staying there! I would recommend people to stay here .the price is good than others .

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My trip was a mix of business and pleasure and it was perfect to stay somewhere slightly outside of the LA craziness and right on the beach - it only took us 20 minutes to get there from the airport which was amazing considering the reputation of LA-area traffic. We had a suite and it had the home-y feel of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be advised that this is an older property with all that entails. Sockets are at a premium and internet is flakey at best. The parking is a whole other story...... Suffice to say that I am glad we didn't have a large car and got here early. All that aside it was exactly what I hoped for. Our bed was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel because we were on vacation and wanted a place with local, beach town flavor--and this was the perfect place! If you want an ultramodern facility with air conditioning, a pool, and elevators, stay somewhere else. But if you want the authentic Southern California laid-back, beach/surf atmosphere experience, then this is the place! Quaint, friendly, and relaxing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great staff who were all very kind and helpful. Santa Monica pier/beach on your doorstep, bars/restaurants within a few minutes walk. Rooms were basic but that was all that was needed for the group of us who stayed here.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I arrived at 9pm the rain was pouring down. I asked if he could help me carry my luggage up the stairs (outside), but he said (cheerfully!): Just take one step at a time…! I entered in the hotel room only to discover that water was dripping from the ceiling (window ceiling). I reported it immediately, and got a... More 

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

Dear Val, We are very surprised to hear about this out of the ordinary scenario that you experienced while staying with us. As everyone knows already, it is perfect and sunny here in Santa Monica almost every day of the year. Due to us being a historic hotel dating back to 1948, we can see how this small leak could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a beautiful location. The staff, especially James the desk clerk, were all very kind and helpful. The mattresses were the best ones I have ever slept on in a hotel. It was so much fun. It was clean and lovely. We walked down to Santa Monica pier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at The Hotel California in July 2014. Can't say enough good things about it. Staff couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and accomodating. James, Aaron, JP and Katie were all total stars who helped make my California dreams come true. Classicly styled rooms and the surfboard headboards in some rooms really add to the feel. Amazing location, literally steps... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying for a night at this Hotel by the Pacific was an utter joy. Warm check-in and helpful information from the concierge led me to such a cool room. Such a California, laid back beach feel in the room with colors and pictures which made me feel like I'm good. I can relax. Im in Southern California now. Goodbye New... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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