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When I arrived they upgraded me to a beautiful room which was basically an apartment.

Close to the beach great location nice pool. Helpful staff.

We loved the Cal Mar. Very convenient location, a friendly and helpful staff and the room was totally spotless when we arrived. I reserved a crib and it was in the room when we got there. The heated pool was very nice. Kid-friendly for sure... I stayed with a 10-month old and a 4 year old. Rooms are old-school but unique and large! I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone.

Spectacular location, room had a whole kitchen and living room! This hotels a classic, I dont think theyve change it in 50 years, right near the Santa Monica beach. Good bang for your buck.

Great location. Location location. Did I mention the location? Excellent! Humble rooms, and kinda vintage in some ways, but great space and we were almost never there so, perfect. NOT a place for a honeymoon type stay. Spot on for affordable beach access and almost ideal Santa Monica placement. You'll pay extra for parking on-site, which you'll need, and wifi, which is typical. Very nice staff.

Close to the beach and also close to UCLA Hospital where I was in for a few days for knee replacement surgery. Safe, good restaurants and shopping close by.

Everything was very nice, staff, facility and location

Very good. Friendly staff. Quiet and comfortable.

Prime location to the beach and attractions. Facilities are very old ,but kept fairly clean. Charge $34 a day for parking .

This is basically an apartment complex that has been converted into hotel rooms to rent. Not a bad thing by any means! Great size, very clean & comfortable, and great proximity to 3rd Street and the beach. The only complaint: do not stay here if you are a light sleeper and easily bothered by loud noise; there was a LOT of loud noise from neighbors, pedestrians, garbage trucks, at all hours of the night and early morning. Otherwise, if that doesn't bother you, this is a great value location!

When I saw the amenities, I was really looking forward to staying here, but when I got there, I realized it only had those amenities because this place used to be an apartment. Or room looked like a typical one bedroom apartment. The carpet looked dirty, the decor looked old, and the lights were all goofy, like they only turned on when the correct switch was set to the on position when the lamp was set to on. It was ok for an apartment, but I was looking forward to staying in a hotel and that is not what I got. Totally not worth the price. Staff was nice, at least.

Excelent location and room. The rooms are an old apartment building converted into hotel, so the room we got was a full 1 bedroom aparment, 1 block away from Santa Monica 3rd av shops and nightlife, and 3 blocks from Santa Monica beach. Definitely will go there again.

Very close to the beach, the pier, and all types of shopping and amenities.

The hotel's location is convenient, but otherwise, there is nothing to recommend about Cal Mar. The rooms are run down and in poor condition, and obviously have not been updated in decades. The bathroom had no shower curtain and a broken toilet seat. The carpets were ancient and dirty, the furniture was musty, and the beds were lumpy and uncomfortable. It does have a pool, but absolutely no other amenities, and with parking and wi-fi the cost comes to over $350 a night - not cheap! Yes, hotels in Santa Monica are expensive, but better to spend a little more elsewhere and actually get clean rooms and a comfortable experience.

California Ave Santa Monica CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in North of Wilshire, Cal Mar Hotel Suites is within a 5-minute walk of Third Street Promenade and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Santa Monica Place. The 36 rooms at this 3-star hotel include kitchenettes, balconies, and living rooms.


Rooms

All 36 accommodations feature kitchenettes and balconies. There's space to spread out with a separate bedroom, living rooms, and dining areas. Guests can expect to find TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Cal Mar Hotel Suites, guests have access to an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, and a vending machine. Self parking is offered for USD 34.10 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.

Room options

Suite, Multiple Beds (California)

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Suite, Multiple Beds, Courtyard Area

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (California)

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard Area

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Cal Mar Hotel Suites

Everyone (18) Couples (3) Family (2)
5
Partner Couples

When I arrived they upgraded me to a beautiful room which was basically an apartment.

By on Mar 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback!

3
Everyone

By on Jun 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback!

5
Everyone

Close to the beach great location nice pool. Helpful staff.

By on Jan 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback!

5
Family Family with small children Partner Couples Family

We loved the Cal Mar. Very convenient location, a friendly and helpful staff and the room was totally spotless when we arrived. I reserved a crib and it was in the room when we got there. The heated pool was very nice. Kid-friendly for sure... I stayed with a 10-month old and a 4 year old. Rooms are old-school but unique and large! I would stay here again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone.

By , from Beverly, MA on Dec 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 27, 2019

Thank you for the amazing feedback!!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

5
Everyone

Spectacular location, room had a whole kitchen and living room! This hotels a classic, I dont think theyve change it in 50 years, right near the Santa Monica beach. Good bang for your buck.

By on Aug 19, 2019

2
Everyone

By on Jun 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2019

We regret that your stay didn't meet your expectations. Is there anything we can improve upon?

4
Everyone

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!!!

4
Partner Couples

Great location. Location location. Did I mention the location? Excellent! Humble rooms, and kinda vintage in some ways, but great space and we were almost never there so, perfect. NOT a place for a honeymoon type stay. Spot on for affordable beach access and almost ideal Santa Monica placement. You'll pay extra for parking on-site, which you'll need, and wifi, which is typical. Very nice staff.

By on Mar 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Thank you for the feedback!!!

5
Everyone

Close to the beach and also close to UCLA Hospital where I was in for a few days for knee replacement surgery. Safe, good restaurants and shopping close by.

By on Jan 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 31, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Our staff tries extremely hard to ensure our guests have a great stay. We are happy we were able to accomplish that while you were here with us. Thank you again, we look forward to having you as our guest again in the future

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