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The Hotel California

2.3 km from Santa Monica centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3212
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    All reviews movie posters eagles song great location the santa monica pier hardwood floors muscle beach beach hotel ocean ave james surfboard carter surfer california hc vibe retro lowes mattresses
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    This is a nice little hotel near the beach with a couple of floors and some pretty basic rooms. We had a Junior Suite, with a spacious king bed in one part of the room and a double in the other room. The floors weren't...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The only good thing about the Hotel California is James at the front desk. Yes it's a block from the beach out the back gate. It is also close to the pier packed with tourists and plenty of homeless people. The bike path is nice...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The place was cozy and the staff friendly(AAron & James) with easy beach access. The only draw back was the cost. This place does not offer the fair value needed to justify to cost. Any rate over $125.00 is over priced.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a basic room, which was super fun with music posters and such. Rugged and clean. Old school charm. We really liked it. I'd definitely stay again. The location is fantastic with a beach walk in the back and Chez Jay across the street,...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We loved the position of the hotel. You could walk everywhere. The staff especially James and Carter were both great and very helpful. We had a room on the first floor that was right down the end and was the only room with a view...More

    Response from Hotel Californi... S, Front Office Manager at The Hotel California

    Janice, Thanks so much for the great review! Sounds like you got lucky and got one of, if not arguably THE best room! Next time you come back, make sure to call us prior so that we can hook you up again :) I'll also...More

    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    Hotel & Grounds (112)
    Room/Suite (63)
    Pool/Beach Area (11)
    View from Room (11)
    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
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Chuck R
    Do you have parking?
    11 March 2017|
    Answer Show all 3 answers
    Response from santamonica17 | Reviewed this property |
    yes, but very very minimal. only about 16 spots. cost is 36 dollars per night.
    Tita G
    Are there hairdryers available? Thank you!
    7 February 2017|
    Answer Show all 10 answers
    Response from Hotel Californi... S | Property representative |
    Yes every room has a Hair Dryer. Thank you for your question.
    Are service animals allowed?
    18 November 2016|
    Response from Hotel Californi... S | Property representative |
    Hello, Yes we do allow service animals! Thanks, - James
    Room Tips
    "Maybe ask for a room that is not on the front of the hotel so that you don't hear street traffic."
    krystynrh, 28 days agoRead review
    "If you can't do stairs, ask for a first-floor room."
    Paola010, 1 month agoRead review
    "Top floor, courtyard for a quieter stay."
    musicxdesign, 1 month agoRead review
    "Ask for the courtyard. Stay away front street-front rooms."
    leaben2016, 2 months agoRead review
    "Rooms upstairs to the rear of hotel best. We stayed upstairs front closest to the road they were good also"
    mfreebairn, 2 months agoRead review
    "There are rooms overlooking the beach at the back"
    Sandsmouse, 2 months agoRead review
    "demander une chambre sur jardin et non rue."
    charlieTH, 2 months agoRead review
    "Get a room in the back"
    hpettit, 3 months agoRead review
    "If there's a room not facing Ocean Avenue, it would be quieter."
    Bluebird999, 3 months agoRead review
    "ask for the room with mirrors on the ceiling and pink champagne on ice!!!!!!!"
    Mark_Jersey, 3 months agoRead review
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