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Reviewed April 29, 2016

Would best suit young people in my opinion. Room was dated. Wardrobe was inside the bathroom which wasn't pleasant and had only three hangers. The shower was terrible it wouldn't turn off and kept running hot and cold. It's years since I stayed in a hotel that doesn't supply tea and coffee facilities in the room. It was however supplied in the office but who wants to get dressed late at night to go to the office for a brew or first thing in the morning when you wake up. We also found our neighbours quite noisy well into the early hrs of the morning. The only good thing about the hotel is location. I think they are charging for the name. I thought it would have been a fun place to stay

Room Tip: We were in number 6. AC unit noise deliveries at side woke us up every morning
  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

The experience was one my (young adult) daughter had dreamed of for many years. It was great! We were amazed at the decor-it was picture worthy for sure. The room was small, the bathroom and shower, extremely small. I was glad we took one of the parking spots directly in front of the entrance. It would have been cheaper to park across the road, but not that much really, when you think of how busy the highway is, and carrying suitcases, etc, I felt the close parking was worth it. The manager couldn't have been nicer to work with. He was very down to earth and friendly yet completely professional. The location is the best and probably the greatest thing about it, other than the experience of just staying at the world famous hotel. I do think at some point, sooner rather than later, a lot of remodeling and refurbishing will have to be done. I would stay before that happens. Two nights maximum they way it is now.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Thanks for the nice review! It seems sometimes quite difficult for people to experience our hotel just once. We have so many return guests, which hopefully will be you guys in the future!

Now that you know how great our location is we expect an annual visit :) Feel free to call us up directly anytime at (310) 393-2363 for a great returning rate.

All the Best,

James

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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Overall a really great budget Santa Monica stay. Excellent location only a stroll away from the Santa Monica pier, and the shops and restaurants of Santa Monica.

Staff great - all of the guys happy to help with any query or problem. Coffee and fruit in reception a really nice touch and appreciated,

Very comfortable bed. It was the last 5 nights of a 3 week vacation, and were some of the best nights sleep we had.

We were on the ground floor at the back, which was lovely as we had a general patio area to enjoy with our morning coffee and in the late afternoon sun. But that did mean if anyone in the room above you are at their mercy as the wooden floors can be a bit thin.

Free WIFI - excellent. Room ceiling fan also excellent.

Housekeeping were excellent, but do start work early - shortly after 7am, so if you want a lie in and are a light sleeper - we suggest ear plugs ;-)

We previously always stayed in Lowes in Santa Monica (next door and 2 or 3 times the price) but no more ..... Hotel California every time from here on!

Room Tip: Suggest back room (away from the road). If light sleeper ask for upstairs.
  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at Sea Blue Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Hi Worley Family!

We are so appreciative of your amazing review! We are so honored that you guys chose to stay with us for the end of your extended vacation. Hopefully you took some great pictures while staying with us. If so, feel free to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so that we can share them with all of our fans!

Make sure to call us directly when you are planning your next trip to come see us. We will be sure to secure you a nice upgrade along with a discount for being a loyal Hotel Cali guest.

All the Best,

James

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

On a main road, but quiet at night. Rooms comfortable and clean but not luxurious. Excellent price. Free coffee and fruit available in the lobby, not in the rooms. Walking distance to the beach and town centre with shops and restaurants. Transport links to LA so no need for a car in the city.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

My dad and I visited the area a few weeks ago. We had a small problem in our room but the manager and service desk took care of it immediately and switched us rooms. The location is great! Few mins walking distance to the pier. The rooms are exactly as described - quaint, cool vibe, decorated pretty cool. Very clean as well.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Thank Amy G
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