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    The Hotel California

    1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    For a no frills place, of has character and all the mod cons you need. If you're looking for a luxury hotel, this probably isn't for you. Close to Santa Monica Pier, shopping and transport. We didn't spend much time in our room, so it...More

    Thank TravellingAlison
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    After a 30 hr trip to LA from Australia we were looking forward to arriving at our hotel to relax, well the disappointment was immediate. The hotel has no street appeal, looking old and just as tied as we felt after a long and tiresome...More

    Thank fastkenny2017
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, Manager at The Hotel CaliforniaResponded 2 days ago

    Dear fastkenny, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the perfect location. It truly is amazing! We are planning many new renovations at the hotel. Upgrades will include all that you mentioned. We would love another...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Stayed here for 3 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. Nice cool air con. Hot showers. Plenty of TV channels. Right on the beach. 2 minute walk from great eating and shopping too. Room was small but very cool with guitars and cool posters on...More

    Thank EN4C3R
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Perfect location but room needs remodeling (new furniture, flooring, etc., and AC. Weather was hot and humid, could not sleep!! I would pay more to stay in a clean comfortable room. Place is by busy street very noisy. Motel 6 would be better.More

    1  Thank Beatrice R
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, Manager at The Hotel CaliforniaResponded 5 days ago

    Dear Beatrice R, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the perfect location. It truly is amazing! We are planning many new renovations at the hotel. Upgrades will include all that you mentioned. We would love...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The first bad news on check-in was that they charge you over $30 an evening to park your car in their tiny car park. We had to find a public car park a few blocks away after unpacking our cases. Checked in only to find...More

    1  Thank r1chardmart1n
    Response from Hotel Californi... S, Manager at The Hotel CaliforniaResponded 1 week ago

    Dear r1hardmart1n, I thank you for taking the time for sharing your feedback. I know your time is very valuable. I sincerely apologize that my team was not able to come up with a rate that worked for you and your family. I understand the...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Price range
    • $182 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
    • #15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
    • #17 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
    • #17 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    Santa Monica
    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
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    Heather S
    June 26, 2017|
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    Response from SFTrish | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, My guess is that you can leave your bags in the reception area. They are quite accommodating to their guests
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    Charlotte500
    May 6, 2017|
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    Response from JaniceThomas | Reviewed this property |
    You can get them from reception
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    Sharon H
    April 29, 2017|
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    Response from Hotel Californi... S | Property representative |
    Hello Sharon, The hotel offers complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bananas - all available in the lobby, which is open 24 hours. There are many dining options in the local area, all within a short walk from the... More
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    "Just dont do it any room is awful but if you must get a room up"
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    "great staff, great location, great hotel, customer friendly, suites are large and spacious,"
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    "29A - large room with some ocean view"
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    "Lower floors may be noisier due to hardwood floors above you but are probably more cool and comfortable."
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