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Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Good location. That's it. You can hear when your neighbors walking in their room so loud as it was in yours! We woked up in the night from scare what somebody is in our room! But it was just neighbors overhead.
The hotel have own parking place, nobody said that it cost 20 $ per night! it is outrageous and impudently.
No breakfast for such a high price!
I would not stay again for this price. It is overpriced!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had a great 3 night stay in 2012, so when we were passing through again, we arranged for another stay - this time 4 nights. Once again it was a terrific stay.

Our daughter was a toddler this time, but the apartment was still great - and the pool was used with her every day. We were less flexible with going out to meet friends at restaurants for dinner this time (toddlers don't go down for night sleep in the buggy as easily as babies!), so it was great to be able to invite friends to the apartment for dinner. Kitchen pretty well kitted out, but had to buy a couple of utensils - though I didn't ask at reception whether that had any of the things I needed.

The area is great for non-drivers like us, with enjoyable walks up and down the coast with the buggy.

We stayed on the top floor, and I was fine with going up & down the stairs with the buggy, but others might prefer ground floor.

The bad - well the $10 wifi charge still strikes me as cheeky & overpriced - given it's free at many nearby shops, etc. Also, it was a mini heatwave when we arrived, and the apartment got pretty muggy at times. Still, better than being cold!

Anyway, we'll definitely stay here again the next time we're passing through between UK & NZ.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed in Santa Monica in early September and enjoyed five nights at the Cal Mar.

Yes, the apartments are older but they are huge and very clean. We were on the second floor with two balconies and the only negative comment I have is that the apartment had a musty smell when left locked up for the day.

The pool and area surrounding it was lovely and the property offered a coin operated washing machine and dryer.

The location is excellent, a couple of blocks from the beach and a short walk to Third Street Promenade.

The staff are friendly without being 'in your face'.

I would definitely recommend the Cal Mar to family and friends and stay there again.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the upstairs pool view room with two balconies.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had a great week at the Cal Mar and would commend it to friends and family. Yes, the decor is a it dated but it is a small hotel with all units close to the pool which is great for kids. We found the fold out sofa bed a bit saggy so ended up putting the mattress on the floor. The staff are helpful and friendly and there is so much to do within walking distance. Plenty of shopping on the Third St Promenade and lots of restaurants, bars and cares close by too. Plus it is an easy walk to the beach and pier. Thanks for helping making our holiday so memorable!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Robert N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

The suites are very spacious. The staff are lovely. The swimming pool is very nice. Location within minutes from beach or 3rd street.
BUT incredibly noisy street next to the bedroom, couldnt sleep past 4 am on both nights. When I decided to have a nap to catch up at 3 pm, it was impossible due to the noise coming from people walking in the suite upstairs. Bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Robert N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Found this hidden gem in Santa Monica, close to the beach, Free WiFi and GREAT customer service!! When way above and beyond to help us and to assist in making our stay as easy and good as possible. From advice on trips to a medical situation. Very friendly!!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

They are located close to the third street promenade which is the center of Santa Monica life. Outside the building doesn’t give a good impression being a bit old and not very well maintained, but inside it’s a different story, with good and spacious apartments and a pool for the guests. We booked an apartment with kitchen, well equipped with all basic furniture. Parking is available but at an additional rate. Staff has been delicious allowing us to have an early check-in in the morning and helping us for all the need we had. Maybe a bit expensive but the location definitively worth the cost.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

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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
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $183 - $309 (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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