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Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Stayed at Cal Mar for two nights, then again for one night at the end of our five week US/Canada holiday. We agree with previous reviews in that it is an older style unit, so don't expect any frills - no free shampoo/moisturisers etc. (But who needs them?) The unit was very comfortable and clean. The units are one bedroom...

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

Hello MingymooBrisbae, we would like thank you for sharing your experience at the Cal Mar Hotel during your recent visit. We are delighted that you returned to our property once again at the end of your stay. Our staff is dedicated to enhancing our guests’ experience while they are visiting Santa Monica. We are glad that you found the accommodations...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 September 2010

We arrived at the hotel and were able to get an early check-in. The service from the staff was good at both check-in and check-out. The room was spacious with plenty of fans and the bed was comfortable - the other amenities were adequate. Fantastic location, within walking distance to both the beach and 3rd Street Promenade.

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

Greetings widb0005; we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for posting your recent experience at the Cal Mar Hotel. We appreciate you highlighting our great location as well as your great experience with our Front Desk Staff. We are always delighted when we exceed our guests’ expectations. We hope to see you in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2010

This is a nice hotel with a problem. Great location, good rooms - a bit dated but clean and well serviced. Good pool and very helpful staff. Unfortunately, we had suite 107 which overlooks a service road. We were woken every day (including weekends) at 7.15am by noisy trucks emptying and replacing dumpsters from the neighbouring buildings, which seemed to...

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

Greetings mbambrick and thank you for taking the time to post your experience to Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate the comments of our great location, rooms that are well cared for, our pool which was recently renovated and our awesome staff. We apologize that you were bothered by the service vehicles coming by to adjacent properties. We have directed...

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Reviewed 16 August 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...

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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...

cheltenham
Reviewed 6 August 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...

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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...

Bristol, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 July 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...

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 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...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 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...

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 July 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...

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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...

Scotland
Reviewed 29 June 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...

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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;...

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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 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
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $274 - $360 (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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“Not sure there is one.”
 of 5 bubbles Mel_Paris, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best are apts backing onto the alley entered from Third Street.”
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“Rooms backing onto California Avenue or 3rd Street”
 of 5 bubbles Yorkshire_lad_MOT, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't accept 205, 206, 207 or the rooms above on the next level - VERY NOISY at 06.00am”
 of 5 bubbles verluisant, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a street side room.”
 of 5 bubbles MsMot615, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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