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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived on a very busy evening in Santa Monica. Traffic was heavy, but we parked several blocks away to save money- $17.50 in a deck. Our room for 3 was in the front of the hotel, facing the street and very small parking lot. Because the rooms are so poorly insulated, we could hear every car that went by,...

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Raleigh, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at HC for the final 2 nites of our US road trip , great choice . The hotel is a little tired and the main Rd out front makes a bit of noise but that is made up by the location 50m from beach , 100m from Santa Monica Pier , 3rd St is 200m away, you don't need...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very noisy hotel, upstair guests sound like giants when they walk around your head. Very expensive parking, 36 dollars a night. Bathroom was old, shower needed to be replaced (or cleaned!). Sheets with stains and hairs from other people. Only positive was the location and the beds.

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Orebro, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short stroll to the beach and a little longer back. (Gate to beach can't open going back). Individual rooms, very worn down but clean. Poor waterpressure, we had a stop in the toilett. No safe. Marvelous beds and a little patio. Close to 3rd street and pier. Tight small parking $37/ night.

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Isle of Wight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The two room "suite" was over $250 a night. The only positive was location, other than that the hotel was tired, noisy, with unhelpful staff, no facilities (lacking AC, anything in the rooms, even parking was a struggle). Avoid this hotel.

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3Thank PLH99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to stay in an area close to the Pier and this was a great choice. Walking distance to most eveything. No need for a car. Carter & James were friendly on both arrival and checking out. They offered great local tourist advice and let us leave our bags near the front desk while we awaited our rides from family...

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U.K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a kind of hotel/motel cross-very nostalgic, but fixtures and fittings are a bit tired and the old vent system heating in our room was not working .However we were immediately given a space heater which worked a treat . No coffee in the rooms but in flasks downstairs Bed was very comfy though Staff were very helpful and...

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1Thank Sandsmouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is right on Ocean Blvd with a tremendous amount of car traffic, sirens, horns, etc. The walls are paper thin and if you are on the ground floor you will hear every footstep, especially especially if there is a large family with kids staying right above you. I would never stay here again. All issues brought to hotel...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location in Santa Monica right by the Pier. Lovely people there such as Carter that took great care of us during our 2 nights at Hotel California. Authentic and laid back away from the crowded places but in middle of where it's all happening!

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

"Authentic and laid back"... what a spot on way to describe our hotel! Thanks for the 5 star review Charlie. Hope to have you back to stay with us again. All the Best, James

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for a very short time, but it's a lovely little place - nothing fancy, but clean enough rooms, exceptionally friendly and helpful service, and obviously can't beat the location being just steps away from the beach.

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Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California, responded to this review

Adrienne, We are so elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are right that our hotel is nothing fancy, but we like it that way. Our style is more unique, fun, and always a warm welcome. And you definitely can't beat the location! Thanks for the great review. - James

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about The Hotel California

Address: 1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $269 - $431 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel California 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
California Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel California Santa Monica
California Santa Monica
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Ask for the courtyard. Stay away front street-front rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles leaben2016, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs to the rear of hotel best. We stayed upstairs front closest to the road they were good also”
 of 5 bubbles mfreebairn, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms overlooking the beach at the back”
 of 5 bubbles Sandsmouse, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“demander une chambre sur jardin et non rue.”
 of 5 bubbles charlieTH, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in the back”
 of 5 bubbles hpettit, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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