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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

location ideal for pier, beach and accessibility to shops, breakfast BUT bedrooms backed onto road of other hotels rubbish area which has constant noise during the night keeping us awake. Beds were 3/4 beds not doubles as listed making sleeping arrangements difficult. Bathroom was tiny. - no room to swing a cat!! Kitchen was decent size as was main living... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

AM Tuk - Thank you for posting your experience on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you highlighting our location and accessibility to all of the wonderful events in Santa Monica. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations in the areas you mentioned. Whenever possible, and availability is present, we are more than happy to transfer guests to a different... More 

cheltenham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

We stayed at the cal mar begining of august, expensive for what it is, but cheap for the area. Very dated accomodation but the pool was nice. Close to the third street promenade shops and beach, but there is an awful lot of homeless people on the street. Had to pay a dollar to pick up the phone in the... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Dahne15. We appreciate you posting your comments to Trip Advisor. Thank you for appreciating the value of our accommodations and mentioning our pool that we just recently updated. We are located in a very nice residential area and our guests typically feel very safe in the hotel environment. We appreciate you highlighting our close proximity to all of the... More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Besides the decor being a little outdated, the suite was clean, sunny, very spacious. You won't need air conditioning in Santa Monica. Excellent location--quick, safe walk to beach or shopping/restaurants/entertainment. Nice pool, cleaned daily. Staff pleasant and helpful.

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Lynn33728. Thank you so very much for posting your comments to Trip Advisor. We appreciate your positive feedback accentuating our great location, safe and secure building, our wonderful pool which was just completely renovated, accessibility to the beach and shopping. We are delighted when we exceed our guests’ expectations and have shared your wonderful comments with our team. Our... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Excellent position for beach and town. Staff pleasant and helpful. Room - like something from the 1960's - clean and functional but totally dated. Do not get room overlooking pool. Noisy enough facing away from it. Expensive for what it is but paying for location.

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings 1plato23. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. Guest feedback is of utmost importance to us and the items you mentioned are seriously noted and shared with our team. We have a dedicated staff that takes pride in their work and they appreciate the fact... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

Used this hotel as the beggining of a long US vacation and thought it was exactly what I needed. Larger than expected rooms, whole lounge, kitchen, was great! Although pool was under renovation when I was there, was given plenty of notice about it and a complimentary bottle of wine for the inconvenience which I thought was very nice considering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

My wife and I (both in our early 30's) stayed at the Cal Mar Hotel Suites last fall on a trip up the coast from LA to SF - we stayed 3 days in Santa Monica before driving up the PCH. In terms of central location, the Cal Mar was excellent. Within a few short blocks of the 3rd Street... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings JCSup15, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of our property and all of the great comments you shared including the value of our property, our location, accessibility to Santa Monica and the famous Santa Monica Promenade. We are delighted you were able to spend time in our heated pool and enjoy the peace... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this hotel during our recent trip to the USA. I received an E mail 5 days before I was due to travel to advise that their swimming pool was being renovated ( in the middle of June!!), but we would still be able to sunbathe in thie lovely extensive gardens. On arriiving... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

JollysSccotland, we wanted to take this opportunity to apologize that our pool was not available during your visit. Unfortunately, due to time constraints our pool was not finished in the timeframe afforded us by our contractor. We did, however, offer alternative pools during that time frame. We also understand your frustration with the noise; typically, our property is very tranquil;... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

This hotel was the first one after travelling from Europe. We enjoyed the suite. There was lots of space, and the location was perfect: close to the Santa Monica promenade as well as the ocean. It would be perfect with a renovated bathroom and a more recent carpet. But at least, it is well priced for what you get.

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Bearhug 973. Thank you so very much for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate you highlighting the extra space and our close proximity to the Famous Santa Monica Promenade and Pacific Ocean. You more than likely were here while we were having our pool renovated which will be completed this Friday. We continue to update... More 

Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

Can't beat the location. The suites are really big, apartment sized! I worked from the room one day and great to have so much space. If I was going back to Santa Monica for an extended period of time, or taking my kids I would definitely stay at the Cal Mar again. The furniture and decor is a bit dated... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Hiking OR. Thank you so very much for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We are always pleased when guests share their experience during their stay. Our main focus is the guest experience! Our staff is committed to providing great customer service and we are delighted that you included that in your posting. We look forward to serving you... More 

Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

I staid several days in the Cal Mar hotel with my family.(4 adults) Cal Mar is located near to the charming streets of Santa Monica and near to the sea We had difficulty to come to California due to the ash cloud but Susan Somers was extremely kind and flexible. A very great souvenir ! Looking forward to the next... More 

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susansomers, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Arnaud 007 for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We are ecstatic that you reviewed our property as a great souvenir relative to our guest service and proximity to the beach and all of the wonderful events available in our City by the Beach. Our guests are our top priority at... 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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Additional Information about Cal Mar Hotel Suites

Address: 220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3606
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $217 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cal Mar Hotel Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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