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Redlands, CA
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Family of 5 (mom, dad, 4yo & 11 mo. old) + grandma stayed in a 1 bedroom suite in Oct. 2010. We were in Santa Monica for my husband's surgery at their UCLA hospital. Although this was not a pleasure trip considering the circumstances, it was indeed pleasurable! The Cal Mar are what seem to me to be converted 1950's...

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

Greetings Inalaki – Redlands, CA. Thank you so very much for posting your experience during your stay at our property. We appreciate so very much you relating the many positives our property has including location, spaciousness, cleanliness, security and comfort for so many different travelers visiting the Santa Monica area. Our property offers spacious rooms with a separate living room,...

Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 25 July 2011

We were fortunate to come across this wonderful suite hotel. The location is perfect and within walking distance to everything -- the beach, Third Street Promenade, restaurants, and more. With our own full kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and bath we had plenty of room to relax. This is a great place for families with a pleasant pool area....

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

Greetings Movinup. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know how very much we appreciate you posting your experience on Trip Advisor. Thank you for noting the cleanliness and maintenance of our property. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations during your most recent visit and than you highlighted our proximity to all of the events...

Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 3 July 2011

We just returned from our second stay in the last three years at the Cal Mar,and I feel the need to "shout out" what a wonderful place this is to stay. Sure, it is right on the "cool" coast and a pleasant 5 minute walk from the 3rd Street Promanade shops and movie theatres while shouting distance to the beach.(...

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Thank you 31308Tommy66 for posting your experience at our property. We are delighted that you are a return guest and that you highlighted all of the awesome venues within walking distance of our property. Our teams’ primary endeavor is to enhance our guests’ experience and insure that they have the best experience during their visit. We are delighted that you...

Salt Lake City
Reviewed 24 June 2011

We were very pleased with our stay. Our friends stayed in fancier, smaller and enormously more expensive hotels, further from the action, thus we were very happy with our decision to go with Cal Mar. It was quaint, roomy and comfortable. A very pleasant home-away-from-home. It is walking distance to the beach, promenade, farmer's market, Whole Foods. Easy to get...

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Greetings smel from Salt Lake City. We want to thank you for taking the time to post your experience during your recent stay at our property. We appreciate so very much that we exceeded your expectations and that you acknowledged the value of our property, the care and consideration of our team, and our close proximity to all of the...

Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed 29 May 2011

Hotel was a few minutes walk to beach for a family with older children. Also 5 minutes walk to the prominade with shopping and restaurants. We used the kitchen to cook meals which worked great for a family. The living room provided the space we needed. The pool was also great. Is an older building but was very clean. Laundry...

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

Thank you so very much buddyboy 7 for posting your comments to Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you highlighted your experience at our property, as you mentioned we are within walking distance to all the great venues in the area. Our property is a real treat for families as they have the comfort of home with our fully equipped...

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 May 2011

I stayed here with my boyfriend after he graduated from college. It was very affordable and allowed us the option to cook our own meals in the complete kitchen that was in our suite. I had no problems with the service or cleanliness everything was great! Like other reviews I did notice that it was kind of noisy maybe due...

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

Thank you Crystair for posting your comments on Trip Advisor relative to your recent stay. We appreciate so very much you indicating the value of our property with the fully equipped kitchens, affordability, service and cleanliness. We have shared your comments with our staff who consistently show that our guests are their first priority. We are delighted that you enjoyed...

Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 23 April 2011

We liked : - Location, location, location - Large size of the room + a kitchen We didn't like : - Very noisy : street noise + paper thin walls, we could hear everything the neighbors were saying, we were woken up at 6am by luggage rolling in the corridors, no double glazing. - The charge for internet use especially...

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

Thank you (Atlantic) for posting your comments regarding your recent stay at our property. We appreciate you highlighting the many positives of our property i.e., location and our very large suites with fully equipped kitchens which are quite conducive to accommodating travelers’ on vacation We have related your comments and concerns to our owner. Our team is constantly adding insulation...

Cruz Bay, St. John
Reviewed 11 April 2011

They location was key to staying here. It was a block from the pier and one block from the 3rd street prom. and wilshire blvd. The staff was friendly and neat room. The only complaint would be the walls are thin so you can hear the people above you walking around. I would get a top floor room.

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

Greetings CruzBay.StJohn, we appreciate so very much your posting your experience on your recent visit to Santa Monica. Thank you for highlighting our location, our staff and our guest suites. We are always pleased when we exceed our guests’ expectations. As we are constantly in the renovation process and adding insulation to our rooms, the noise factor you experienced will...

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 24 March 2011

At check in we were welcomed by very friendly staff. We requested a change to a room with 2 double beds instead of a king and sofa bed and they didn't have any available but they offered to bring us a rollaway bed instead. The room was extremely dated but was very clean. The location is excellent as you can...

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

Thank you beachgirl for posting your comments, we appreciate you commending our staff and the cleanliness of our rooms. Our property is typically a very quiet location and to my understanding the noise came from am adjacent property and was out of our control. I have spoken with you on one occasion and indicated that I would get back with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2011

I stayed there with a group of people for 2.5 weeks and enjoyed it. The rooms are large with plenty of space. 2tvs, kitchen dining lounge and bathroom. There were 4 of us (adults) in the room and we felt we had enough space. Our room was on te ground floor with a direct view of the pool which was...

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

Greetings Trip Advisor Member. We appreciate so very much you posting your comments on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that we exceeded your expectations and value the comments you made relative to the cleanliness of the property, our valuable staff and our proximity to all the wonderful venues in our area. Guest comments allow us to continually raise the bar...

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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: RM959 - RM1,440 (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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Cal Mar Hotel Santa Monica
Cal Mar Santa Monica
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#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Corner rooms seem quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles 371imeldam, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles usaphile, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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