Praise for this hotel should be built of words from the last century - I don't know, maybe groovy or funky. Most of the hotels along Ocean Avenue - a short walk from the beach are glittery, oversized elephants better suited for Las Vegas. Who wants to go to Santa Monica and sit in a lobby with a huge fireplace, heavy walnut furniture, and brocaded, formal furniture? Well, you have your choices. Yuck!! For a fun, relaxed, beach oriented hotel that captures a sense of the casual beach life of California before money ate it, this is your place. A short walk to the beach and the beach park, A short walk to the shopping and restaurant strips. Rooms are comfortable, roomy enough. Bathrooms can be a little less than most will expect for the price, but they work and, anyway, you're going to the beach. No restaurant but there must be a 1000 within a few blocks. No fitness center, but - do I have to keep reminding you? - you're going to the beach. Fans keep rooms cool. "Cool"! That's the word I was looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located steps from the beach and from the famous Santa Monica Pier, this world-famous hotel offers complimentary coffee, tea, fruit, WiFi, laundry room, as well as a private beach pathway! Experience the laid back California lifestyle as it should be. Moments from the shopping and dining, Third Street Promenade, Venice and Muscle Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- California Hotel Santa Monica
- Hotel California Santa Monica
- California Santa Monica