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The Hotel California
1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 256 reviews)
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs USD 36 per day.
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
The Hotel California accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Upon check-in photo identification and credit card are required. All special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Reservations made with declined or invalid credit cards will be canceled.
Please contact the property about parking rates and details. Space is limited and parking is on a first come, first serve basis.
Free Wi-Fi is available for basic applications. Additional bandwidth is available for an additional fee.
The hotel has limited rooms with air conditioning. These are typically reserved for guests with medical conditions. The remainder will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Great location very close to Santa Monica beach and Pier, very comfortable room (recently restored), breakfast included in the tarif, internal car park
Breakfast could be richer and more various
location friendly staff
old shower was tiny wifi is free but soooo slow... parking is limited and expensive
Super friendly and helpful staff (Aaron and James are stars!), perfect location. Definitely would choose it again. Not too far from LAX, next to beach.
Bathroom could have been a bit more modern.
The staff, they were so friendly and bent over backwards to help us. Made our short and hectic visit to LA/Santa Monica a very memorable one.
The location and proximity to the beach are great
Ridiculously small rooms. No dresser. No counter top in bathroom, tiny shower. No A/C. Drunken parties at night
Great location near the beach, cozy and pleasant rooms, best value for money in this area
Day staff (specially Katie and Aaron) was quite pleasant
Night staff namely JD was very unpolite and not helpful at all
Good location, very helpful staff
No pool, could be noisy at night. No air con. Wifi bit slow.
Location! Friendly staff! Awesomely comfortable beds! Fun and different Much better price than surrounding hotels
No air conditioning - summer travelers take note. A tad noisy at night if you are early-to-bed Breakfast is very rudimentary (but coffee is good!)
What a great location and friendly staff. I loved the quirky feel of the place and would definitely be back.
Nothing - overall fantastic experience.
Location was fantastic
Hardly any parking.
Loved the friendly atmosphere and great location. Staff seemed to genuinely want to help make our stay a great one. We were helped by Aaron, James and a very friendly Katie. Thanks.
Paying extra to park - were fully aware of fee when booking, but never good to have to pay extras! - though do understand parking prices are very high in the local area!
Parking limited and expensive. However a good and cheap civic parkade with plenty of spaces is available a couple of blocks away which if I had been told about at the start would have saved me first 2 nights valet parking charges at Loews hotel next door.
Excellent situation. Peacefull. So kindfull
Parking pretty expensive but So convenient.
The staff were excellent! Always helped in providing good advice on where to go, very helpful.
Unforunately our wifi wasn't always connecting, so it may of been just the room we were in.
No A/C in the room.
This cute boutique hotel is in a perfect location. You can walk to everything. Katie and the rest of the staff were awesome. Very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable.
I don't have any complaints.
The customer service was excellent!
Parking but then California parking in general is didficult
great place, very authentic, cool, relaxed, right near the beach, little back gate access and you're overlooking (and almost on) the beach and pier. relaxed staff, helpful and one of the best breakfast muffins i've ever had! well recommended
Great location, friendly staff
Very poor wifi. Thin walls let sound travel: we could hear every conversation outside, every suitcase rolling. $36 parking and only space for a handful of cars - we ended up having to park 10 minutes walk away.
Location. Nice rooms. Clean & comfortable beds.
Wifi was extremley slow Breakfast was limited
Location, price, and the ambience of a 1940's Hotel. James, at the front desk, was especially helpful.Will definitely come back.
Parking. Any chance of getting special permits to pay to park at night in the lots between hotel and beach. Staff was helpful in suggesting alternative parking, however.
The location was key and the service was really good:)
We stayed in a suite and only one room had a Ceiling fan, as well as no ac in the unit, which made it stuffy:(
The most friendly and helpful staff I have had the pleasure to meet Katie couldn't do enough for us. The Hotel had that much character it was almost alive
Location near to everything Santa Minica has to offer.
Some road noise if your room is at the front and no elevator.
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