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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want cool, clinical and pristine, this is not the place for you. You can go next door for several hundred dollars more. But if you want a place loaded with charm, great staff, fun decor and real atmosphere, this is it. Very close to the beach and we could see the Santa Monica ferris wheel from our (shared)... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hotel is only about a block from the beach! I found the rooms on the small side if you are used to staying in a Loews, Ritz, Double Tree, Le Meridien or any high end hotel in the Santa Monica USA. Room size here is somewhat similar to European but slighter larger. The towels are not top quality but... More 

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Pine City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay at The Hotel California. Our bungalow had just enough room for us along with some seating on our deck. While we couldn't see the water from our room, it was a short walk to the beach. The location was overall excellent. We were a short distance from the Santa Monica Pier and within walking distance... More 

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Kula, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best hotel that my best friend Shannon and I stayed at.It was close to the Border Grill and other sites that we went to. The staff were very nice to us .This is very close to the beach . We were on our way home to maui and just fell love with this very beautiful l hotel... More 

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

We are so happy to see that you two enjoyed our hotel! Who would have thought that two girls who already live in paradise would fall in love with our little hotel by the beach :) Sounds like you'll be coming back our way sooner or later! When that time comes, shoot me an email or give us a call... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect situated, beautiful garden, very polite stuff.Unic and lovely athmosfer, you return in the 60-es.Parking is expencive, but near there is public parking cheaper. But the price is high for this cathegory hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky spot and amazing staff. Needs a little love and care, but loved the overall experience. So central and near the action. Great place to kick back and take in the overall vibe. Thanks James and JP!!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved listening to the Eagles song "Hotel California" while I was staying at this hotel!! It was so fitting. This hotel was perfect for my stay. AMAZING customer service by the front desk staff, James really couldn't have done any more to make our stay any better. He was full of helpful information, and we simply would have been... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my family on a trip down the California coast and this was the perfect place to finish our vacation. Easily the best hotel for us seeing that we were on a budget. The other hotels in the area were close to $200 more than the hotel California. Everyone was extremely nice, especially James. There was a whale watching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on the beach of Santa Monica with lots of things to do for people of any age. Beaches are crowded. You can walk to lots of places from the hotel because it has a great location. Workers are very nice.

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Idaho Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Hotel California with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday by the beach. It was fantastic! The hotel is a cute little shabby chic hotel with a very unique style. You find out what true customer service is at this hotel. The staff really goes out of their way to get to know you. James did every thing... More 

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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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