$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 31, 2014 Check-out: Aug 1, 2014

California Othon Classic

3 stars
Av. Atlantica 2616, Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro, RJ 22041-001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.2
out of 5
22 reviews
It was a quite and friendly place

the staff was friendly the location was great food was good. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 18, 2009
It was a quite and friendly place

the staff was friendly the location was great food was good. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 18, 2009
Explore Rio from updated Copacabana Beach hotel with modern amenities
The California Othon Classic overlooks enchanting Copacabana Beach, accessible right out the front door. Guests of the hotel can explore the neighborhood on foot and find endless varieties of shops, restaurants and entertainment. The hotel also sits five minutes from Ipanema Beach, 15 minutes from downtown Rio and the Santos Dumont Airport, and 30 minutes from the Galeao International Airport. The California Othon Classic provides a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, and guests can stay connected with Wi-Fi access (fees apply).
Highlights
  • Overlooks Copacabana Beach
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply) in public areas and guest rooms
Rooms
The California Othon Classic features 112 rooms, recently upgraded with modern furnishings and fresh wood floors. All guest rooms have double beds or pairs of twin beds. Some guest rooms have balconies, and deluxe guest rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and impressive views of Copacabana Beach. In-room amenities include air conditioning, telephones with voice mail, cable televisions with international channels, minibars, safes and hair-dryers, and all accommodations come equipped with work desks and Wi-Fi access (fees apply).
Features
Renovated in 2007, the California Othon Classic boasts an elegant, welcoming lobby decked out with Carrara marble floors, oriental rugs and a sweeping staircase. The hotel provides a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, and the on-site Colonial Restaurant and Bar serves Brazilian and international cuisine. The California Othon Classic has babysitting and laundry facilities available, and it also provides basic business services, including Wi-Fi in all public areas (fees apply) and two meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 80 people.
Transportation
  • Santos Dumont Airport (6.3 mi/13.4 km)
  • Galeao International Airport (16 mi/26.6 km)
Attractions
  • Copacabana Fort (1.3 mi/2.2 km)
  • Ipanema Beach (2.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (4.3 mi/10.2 km)
  • Christ the Redeemer statue (8.3 mi/14.2 km)
Business
  • Two flexible meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • Wi-Fi access (fees apply)
Policies and fees
Children under 18 years old are required to present identification at check-in and must be accompanied by both parents, guardians, or have permission of the Juvenile Court when traveling with others. In case one of the parents is not traveling with them, they must show his/her parent permission to travel with the person accompanying them.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

California Othon Classic Rooms

Standard
This guest room features one double or twin beds, telephone with two lines, answering machine, remote control color TV with international channels, safe, mini bar, AM/FM radio, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, hairdryer, laundry and dry cleaning.
Deluxe
This guest room features one double or twin beds, telephone with two lines, answering machine, remote control color TV with international channels, safe, mini bar, AM/FM radio, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, hairdryer, laundry and dry cleaning.

Amenities

Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities

Hotel Map

-22.9727 -43.1856
Area served
Rio de Janeiro
Nearby airports
GIG-Rio de Janeiro International Airport and SDU-Santos Dumont Airport
Area description
Located in front of Copacabana Beach, one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world. Close to many stores, movies, theatres, restaurants, Rio Sul Shopping and crafts fair.

Nearby points of interest

  • Rio de janeiro Copacabana: 0.4 mi
  • Copacabana fort: 1.2 mi
  • Leme: 1.3 mi
  • Museo do Indio: 1.5 mi
  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Lage: 1.8 mi
  • Christ the Redeemer: 2.1 mi
  • Corcovado: 2.2 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Cristo Redentor: 2.2 mi
  • Cosme Velho: 2.2 mi
  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2.3 mi
  • Urca: 2.4 mi
  • Laranjeiras: 2.6 mi
  • Flamengo: 2.7 mi
  • Teatro miguel falabella: 3.1 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Copacabana: 0.4 mi
  • Copacabana fort: 1.2 mi
  • Leme: 1.3 mi
  • Museo do Indio: 1.5 mi
  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas: 1.6 mi
  • Parque Lage: 1.8 mi
  • Christ the Redeemer: 2.1 mi
  • Corcovado: 2.2 mi
  • Rio de janeiro Cristo Redentor: 2.2 mi
  • Cosme Velho: 2.2 mi
  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2.3 mi
  • Urca: 2.4 mi
  • Laranjeiras: 2.6 mi
  • Flamengo: 2.7 mi
  • Teatro miguel falabella: 3.1 mi
  • Rio de Janeiro Zoo: 3.6 mi
  • Lona Cultural: 3.8 mi
  • Gavea: 3.9 mi
  • Passeio Público: 4.4 mi
  • Academia Brasileira de Letras: 4.4 mi
  • Floresta da Tijuca: 4.5 mi
  • Quinta da Boa Vista: 4.9 mi
  • Santa Teresa Tram: 5 mi
  • Central do Brasil: 5 mi
  • Avenida Rio Branco: 5 mi
  • Maracana Soccer Stadium: 5 mi
  • Maracana stadium: 5.2 mi
  • Teatro carlos gomes: 7.4 mi
  • Norte shopping: 8.3 mi
  • Botafogo praia shopping: 8.3 mi
  • Shopping tijuca: 8.7 mi
  • Marina da gloria: 10.6 mi
  • Barra Shopping: 11.3 mi
  • Carioca shopping: 11.6 mi
  • Rio de Janeiro Beaches: 13.7 mi
  • Riocentro: 14.3 mi
  • Shopping grande rio: 16.8 mi
  • Shopping bangu: 18.6 mi
  • Recreio dos Bandeirantes: 18.9 mi

Dining

Colonial Bar & Restaurant
Brazilian typical dishes and international cuisine. Breakfast offers a wide variety of fruits, juices, breads, cakes and cereals.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for California Othon Classic

Overall score

2.2 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4.6
Value:
2.9

45% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Toronto, Canada
Feb 15, 2011

Affordable but not so comfortable

This hotel is very dated and is not worth the money you pay for it. The elevators are the scariest thing i have ever been on and the pad lock on our room door looked like someone had tried to already break in. There are no double or queen size beds we had to push single beds together and there was a post down the middle. The view from the window was the garbage dumpster. The only benefit of this hotel was that it was so close to the beach. But if u look for a hotel one street back from the beach you will get a much better hotel for the same amount of money. We stayed 2 night and left to find another hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, US
Sep 16, 2009

Horrible service hotel

The attention was below average, the hotel is situated in the middle of copacabana but i wish i would have chosen another hotel. When we got there we tried but they would not accept a refund. PLEASE do your research!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
George California
Business
California, USA
Nov 27, 2011

Disaster Hotel - California Othon Classic

I have stayed in over a dozen hotels in Copacabana in the past 10 years. Although the location is good and the staff is as helpful as they can be, this is no way a 1, 2, or 3 star hotel. There is urine smell in the hotel; I changed my room but it did not help. There is only one old elevator working for the whole hotel. The Internet is very intermittent and not free even in the lobby. The rooms, hallways and the hotel in general are rather outdated and dirty. I do not recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bandit
Las Vegas
Sep 19, 2012

California Othon in Rio

Great Location as the hotel is directly acccross from beach. BUT DO NOT STAY at this hotel. The hotel is very old and musty, phones did not work and internet was not stable. Had to get staff to correct Bill 3x as I was charged for items that I did not charge. The housekeeping staff and bell boys were very good but the front desk was woefully inadequate. The entire Hotel could use a facelift The rooms are very old and the bed was uncomfortable and from 1960's era.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

GO to the Bosa Nova restraunt and bar and listen to that dreamy romatinc Brazilian music. Small and intimate top notch entertanment. Also be sure to go to the outdoor gym on the Ocean next to the fort that seperated Copacana and Ipnema benches

Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jimmy and Evelyn
Puerto Rico
Feb 16, 2013

Worst hotel

Is a little hotel on front of Copacabana beach,but the Hotel needs to be dated,elevators are in wood ,only four persons could be in there,my room smells very bad,bathroom has to be dated urgentlly.Everything looks very old,Breakfast is ok,and the looby to. I do not recomment this Hotel if they dont fixed the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The food is delicious any where. walking distance for shopping,drinking.

Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rockville, MD
Jun 5, 2009

Worse than a Motel 6

Elevator not working Mould in bathrooms Really smelly rooms and bedsheets Probably hasn't been upgraded since the time it was built Only thing was the location is excellent. Right next to JW Mariott, right across from Copacabana and all the action. For the price, it was the best one, but overall its a really old hotel. The staff is knowledgeable and speaks English which was the best part, but the owners of the hotel haven't spend a single penny in upgrading or restoring the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across from JW mariott there are taxi stands. Negotiate a deal like 120 BRL for Corcovado, Flamingo Park, steps of Lapa, Downtown area. The cheapest tour will still cost you 150+ BRL/per person from the hotel and this is your own taxi service and the guy should stop wherever you want to for however long.

Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Toronto, Canada
Feb 15, 2011

Affordable but not so comfortable

This hotel is very dated and is not worth the money you pay for it. The elevators are the scariest thing i have ever been on and the pad lock on our room door looked like someone had tried to already break in. There are no double or queen size beds we had to push single beds together and there was a post down the middle. The view from the window was the garbage dumpster. The only benefit of this hotel was that it was so close to the beach. But if u look for a hotel one street back from the beach you will get a much better hotel for the same amount of money. We stayed 2 night and left to find another hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, US
Sep 16, 2009

Horrible service hotel

The attention was below average, the hotel is situated in the middle of copacabana but i wish i would have chosen another hotel. When we got there we tried but they would not accept a refund. PLEASE do your research!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Caribbean
Aug 13, 2009

Hotel Review

Staff were friendly and effficient but the hotel was run down and not what one would expect from a 4 Star rating. The room was big but the furniture not in good condition

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of California Othon Classic

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rockville, MD
Jun 5, 2009

Worse than a Motel 6

Elevator not working Mould in bathrooms Really smelly rooms and bedsheets Probably hasn't been upgraded since the time it was built Only thing was the location is excellent. Right next to JW Mariott, right across from Copacabana and all the action. For the price, it was the best one, but overall its a really old hotel. The staff is knowledgeable and speaks English which was the best part, but the owners of the hotel haven't spend a single penny in upgrading or restoring the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Right across from JW mariott there are taxi stands. Negotiate a deal like 120 BRL for Corcovado, Flamingo Park, steps of Lapa, Downtown area. The cheapest tour will still cost you 150+ BRL/per person from the hotel and this is your own taxi service and the guy should stop wherever you want to for however long.

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