$280 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 12, 2014 Check-out: Aug 14, 2014

The Hotel California

2 stars
1670 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
30 reviews
Great for family

We stayed one night there. The room is well decorated, the beds are comfort, the location is great... See full review

  • Xiao3
  • May 23, 2014
Super Nice staff!

The beds are so comfortable and the staff have huge smiles. They are super nice and are willing to... See full review

  • Artist and Filmmaker
  • Nov 30, 2013
This recently renovated gem offers breezy, hacienda-style lodging in a prime location, a block from the Santa Monica Pier. Rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, premium beautyrest pillow-top mattresses, mini fridges and exquisite furnishings. A small footpath leads to the beach, and guests receive discounted access in the pool and steam room of the adjacent Loews. Self Parking (fee applies) - limited space; first-come, first serve basis.

The Hotel California Rooms

California Classic
This room offers one king or one queen bed with premium mattress and down comforter. California inspired dcor with hardwood and /or tiled floor. Mini-refrigerator, in room safe, ceiling fan. Includes a Beautyrest pillow-top mattress.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

34.01 -118.4932
Area served
Santa Monica.
Nearby airports
Los Angeles International Airport.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (30)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel California

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
30 out of 30
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Xiao3
Atlanta, GA
May 23, 2014

Great for family

We stayed one night there. The room is well decorated, the beds are comfort, the location is great though we didn't have the ocean view. The staff were very friendly. They provided fresh fruit continuously through the whole day^^. Love this place.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
......... Traveler
Business
Okc
Mar 2, 2014

Hotel Ca

Staff is accommodating and friendly. I have stayed twice and will be back a third time. The rooms are clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location is perfect, love sitting above the steps at night and watching the surf and the pier!

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

Business

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MotherWithTeenageDaughter
Half Moon Bay, CA
Feb 23, 2014

Good location/people. Mediocre facilities. Pricey parking.

The location was great - right next to Muscle Beach & Pier. The people were very nice. However..., not worth the price. The building was mediocre (at best), there was a cockroach in the bathroom, limited tv options, no computer/printer for boarding passes, most restaurants were ~ a mile away, $36 for parking !!! and the spaces were first come / first serve. Next time I'll stay elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LuckyLulu
San Jose
Feb 22, 2014

Loved it

The hotel was super small and quaint. Perfect for those who want to spend the time on the beach and milling about the promenade. Just really look at the breakfast breads before you eat them. Every bagel had mold on it and the coffee was old. Save yourself the hassle and just go get breakfast at one of the Perry beach cafes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Any of the Perry's beach cafes.

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leaky
Business
Rochester, MN
Dec 13, 2013

Unique Experience

One of a kind hotel. Plenty of character. Has a beautiful, short walk to the beach. Some small stuff needs to be taken care of. For example, the switch to the main light was a sharp wire only (no cover). Enjoyed the Italian restaurant two doors down.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

No gym at this hotel, but a run/walk along the beach is good for mind and body.

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vjq115
Sioux Falls, SD
Dec 11, 2013

Adorable little hotel

The rooms were smaller but today and cute. The location was awesome, right by an amusement park pier! Restaurants nearby as well as fun bars! Staff was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bruno's Italian was amazing!!

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Logansnonna
Bakersfield, CA
Dec 10, 2013

Great value in a charming hotel

We loved the decor, the vibe, the location and the staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the public parking across the street, $14 for 24 hrs but no in and out. You can walk everywhere, pier, beach 1 block. Promenade about 3 blocks, and great shopping very close.

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Logansnonna
Bakersfield, CA
Dec 3, 2013

Perfect location, adorable boutique hotel

We loved the decor, the outdoor lounge areas, and the location one block from the beach and pier without having to walk across any busy streets for access. We used the public parking across the street for $14 for 23 hrs and walked most of the time, took a taxi once to a concert venue. The parking either on site at $36 or Public at $14 does not allow in and out so if you move your car you lose your parking site. Front desk staff were always friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Park across the street in Public Parking and enjoy a drink at the Chez Jay while you are there.

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Artist and Filmmaker
New York, NY
Nov 30, 2013

Super Nice staff!

The beds are so comfortable and the staff have huge smiles. They are super nice and are willing to make sure you are happy. Love it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bruno's is delicious just a few steps away.

Review of The Hotel California

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dpayne64
Austin, TX
Nov 30, 2013

Too Expensive for What You Get

The day staff was very nice; the night staff a little condescending (when I reported the internet did in my room did not work, he asked me to bring my device to the office "to make sure it's turned on"). The key to my room did not work requiring several trips to the front desk. This finally resulted in a 'real' key being provided as the lock on my door was clearly dysfunctional. The free internet was one of the reasons I picked this hotel and it didn't work in my room. I was told I could sit in the lobby using theirs, but that's not what I paid for. To be fair, the lady at the front desk did waive the $36 parking fee because of my inconvenience which was a very nice gesture.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Santa Monica Pier and various restaurants are within a very short walking distance.

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