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The Hotel California

1,769 reviews
+1 310-393-2363

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Airport Shuttle

Santa Monica Chic at The Hotel California

What do the Rooms Include?

The spacious rooms and suites at The Hotel California have hardwood floors, surfboard style headboards, and are decorated in a classic California style. Standard in all rooms are premium BeautyRest mattresses with 300-thread count Egyptian cotton linens, as well as flat-panel televisions with cable service, refrigerators, safes, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Suites also include a separate living area with leather sofas and the bathrooms have whirlpool tubs.

What Amenities does The Hotel California Offer?

Get your day off to a great start with the complimentary continental breakfast. Plus, complimentary coffee, tea, and fruit is offered in the lobby throughout the day. The front desk is available 24 hours, and is managed by the friendly, multilingual staff. A computer station and laundry facilities are available for guest use, and hotel guests may self-park for a small fee.

What are the Room Rates at The Hotel California?

The Hotel California is one of the more affordable Santa Monica hotels, with rates starting at $229 USD per night for a standard room.

What’s There to Do Nearby?

This hotel is a short walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier, which is home to many eateries, Pacific Park, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and the Historic Carousel. You can also shop for bargains at the Third Street Promenade’s variety of stores. The hotel is perfectly located to catch a street performances, check out movies at one of the two Multiplex theaters, or go on a tour of Hollywood, just be sure to include the Walk of Fame.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The Hotel California is a centrally located hotel that is both affordable and has all the amenities for a comfortable stay.



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1670 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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User Highlights
"Private walk to the beach" "Beautiful access to the beach"
Beach sports facilities are great, according to 100%.
Bar and Beverages
"Coffee service 24 hours" "Bar overlooking the beach"
"Legendary restaurant" "Plentiful fruit bowl"
Yummy desserts, said 88%.
100% were happy with the price.
"Excellent local restaurants" "Superb location"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 72%.
100% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
"Customer service superb" "Friendly helpful staff"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
69% said the reception staff was ok.
"Nice pool"
"Fabulous decoration" "Makes you feel very welcome"
91% criticized the unstylish hotel.
87% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Grubby mattress" "Chipped tiles"
82% said the beds were comfortable.
82% complained about the bathroom.
Value for money
"NOT WORTH THE MONEY" "Expensive hotel"
100% were happy with the price.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 64%.
"Wish there was breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 64%.
"Stuffy resort" "Towels grey"
65% said rooms were dirty.
81% said the bathroom was dirty.
"Internet did not work" "Wi-fi did not work"
88% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Parking is rare
Friendly atmosphere
Beach nearby
Wifi quality could be improved
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Surf-inspired decor, hardwood floors, luxury mattresses, super friendly staff and free email ensure a great stay, except in cheaper rooms that face the busy street.
On enviable real estate along Ocean Avenue... this welcoming hacienda-style beachfront motel embodies the surfer/sun-worshiper ambience you'd expect from Santa Monica lodging.
Be sure to check the website for specials.
Time Out
This jaunty motel offers its guests a different type of Californian experience. Surfboards hanging from the façade underline the location; surfers even get a 10% discount if they turn up with board.