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The Hotel California

2.0 of 5 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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Long Beach, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During a recent long weekend in Santa Monica, we stayed at The Hotel California which is located right in the thick of the action. Very close by is the famous Santa Monica Pier with all of its attractions (really great at night), Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the Boardwalk, plenty of restaurants and shopping and sights galore. When checking in, it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a business/personal trip, I took a chance on this hotel, which turned out to be charming. One of the highlights of my trip. It's a handful low buildings with a couple of small courtyards with welcoming chairs and tables. It's clean and pleasantly furnished. Out the back are steps to the beach, out the front are restaurants, and taxis.... More

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Munich
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Aaron and Katie - thanks for a perfect stay at The Hotel California. You guys were really kind and helpful! We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the cute rooms and the perfect location. We can really recommend this Hotel to other travelers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice location in an otherwise expensive area. Hotel staff friendly and courteous. Easy access to all Santa Monica attractions. Toilet did block however and breakfast was basic but was enough. They made a big deal about the gift bag of half a dozen snacks which wasn't really necessary but a nice touch

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Flagstaff, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel and it was great! It is steps from the beach and pier. The rooms are so cute and the bed is super comfortable. Very cute and vintage-type look to it. Would definitely stay again. Katie and Aaron at the front desk were very helpful and kind. They helped us with whatever we needed.

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

Thank you so much for such an amazing review Angela! Glad you liked the "vintage" and beachy vibe that our hotel encompasses. You can always guarantee that your stay at The Hotel California will be a unique and new experience, while saving a significant chunk of change in comparison to the other hotels in Santa Monica! Katie, Aaron, and myself... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

James and Aaron - you guys are the best! so helpful, kind and hospitable. Thanks for making our stay such a pleasure. Lovely little charming character hotel. We had an upstairs corner suite, it was bright, quaint and eclectic and the bed was soooo comfortable. The hotel is very clean, spotless and well maintained with a cute courtyard leading down... More

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

Penelope, It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us! Sounds like you REALLY got to experience everything we have to offer. From our premium Beautyrest mattresses to our private courtyard, you experienced it all! It's so great to have guests like yourself that know how to relax and experience the beauty of the local Santa... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend a few days in Santa Monica after 4 days in Newport (which we loved and stayed at the bay shores rated no.1 on TA) Before booking we did loads research on the area and hotels and read all the reviews, (I know I go OTT sometimes it's just a room after all) We arrived at the... More

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

Hey Ben! We really appreciate your great review and we're even more happy that you loved our hotel! It was a pleasure meeting you guys, and hope that we were able to make you official Hotel California ambassadors! I noticed that you touched on our WiFi, and I'm glad to hear that it worked like a charm for you. In... More

Carson City, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in LA on our way to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and got a room here for one night. We were really here to see family, but this place really made an impact. The location and staff were great, special thanks to James and Aaron. We don't frequent LA, but if we come back we will make sure... More

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

Thanks so much for the great review Tucker! It's great that you got to experience our great location, but next time try to make it longer than one night! There is so much to experience in Santa Monica, and the best part is that it's ALL walking distance from the hotel! Next time you plan on coming back be sure... More

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, nice Cali retro design, friendly staff who were really genuine & helpful (hi Katie :-) ). Easy access to the beach and downtown. Rooms maybe a little small but wasn't a problem. We will definitely stay again when in the area.

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

Coming from such a seasoned traveler - we thank you for such a nice review! Folks can count on The Hotel California having the best location with the best beds at the best prices! When you visit us again please contact me directly at 310-393-2363...Cheers! James Broome, Front Office Manager More

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lucky find this place was for us. Booking over the internet can be hit & miss. But after staying here & wandering around the whole area on foot, I dont think I would've picked anywhere else. Prices good & like a little sanctuary right at the doorstep to the beach. Bungalow was very cool. Perfect starting point for... More

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

"The Hotel California is full of character and charm"...RIGHT ON! Glad you enjoyed yourself and found your new home away from home! For the best return rates please try us 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*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California Santa Monica
California Santa Monica

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