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1670 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90401, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 448 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Hotel California.
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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
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
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.
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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.
Based on 448 reviews
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Located across from the Santa Monica Beach and just a 5-minute walk of the Santa Monica Pier, this features an outdoor heated pool and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 320 reviews Good
Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park are within a 15-minute walk of Bayside Hotel. This hotel offers a terrace with gardens and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 580 reviews Good
This California hotel is 4 blocks from the Santa Monica Beach and Pier. An outdoor pool is available along with rooms with a 42-inch flat-screen TV.
Score from 611 reviews Very good
Just 2 miles south of the famous Hollywood sign, this Los Angeles hotel features an on-site restaurant. Spacious rooms offer free Wi-Fi and a 42-inch flat-screen TV with a DVD player.
Score from 645 reviews Very good
Stayed here because we 'could'! Staff couldn't have been more helpful! Loved the surfboard headboard on the bed! Loved walking to the beach and pier (great dining on the pier!) Incredible value for money in the area...
Minor points - Rooms were a little 'crowded' and not noise proof... Brekky is more of a 'grab-n-go' in the foyer at checkin ...
Front desk staff Location Reasonable value for locality Bike hire from SM Pier
Parking - a nightmare in SM. Drove round for over 30 mins and found nothing. A space eventually opened up on the limited parking space at the Hotel California.
The California feel of the place. Location was brilliant. Staff were very friendly and most helpful.
The position was fabulous. The hotel had charm and a bit funky. It was very relaxed...
The parking was very limited, but worked out ok for us and the wifi was pretty bad.
Hotel location near restaurants and shopping and accross Santa Monica Pier. Very charming place overall and friendly staff. I would come back.
paying 36.00 USD for 1 night stay, Location of my room near stairway and traffic noise could have been avoided as the reservation was made way in advance. Breakfast should be served in a separate room to accomodate the guests, not in the front desk area where people check out. too crowded in the morning.
Location location location was excellent
Location was great!
I've stayed here a number of times and this latest visit was the most enjoyable as they've really updated the rooms. Beds were very comfortable - in fact my junior suite had two rooms with beds in each one. Worked for me as I invited some friends to stay with me. If you want to be close to the beach, Main Street and downtown Santa Monica, but don't need one of the premium hotels, this is the spot!
Location, friendly staff, comfortable bed, free breakfast.... everything really!
The proximity to the beach. The funkiness of the hotel. It reminded me of how Santa Monica and the Southern CA beach area looked decades ago. With a big, fancy hotel next door I appreciated the simplicity of this hotel.
Could have used a few updates.
loaction is good. hotel is at Santa monica. it close to santa monica pier. nice staf. nice breakfast.
wifi is bad.
Location couldn't be better and friendly staff - thought good value and loved the fact that its a one-off
Breakfast was hit and miss - sometimes available sometimes not. Ordering enough in advance cannot be that difficult and let the hotel down as price didn't alter.
Bed was cozy, the location was amazing! The staff was very friendly, had a great time!
The hotel was slightly outdated, and not the cleanest.
Location and staff
Size of the room and the refregerator froze all my fluids in there
Hotel California is a great value for the money in a super location. The desk clerks were very helpful and courteous. The whole vibe of the place was great. I'll be back!
The cost of parking at the hotel is a little outrageous at $36, but there are less expensive options nearby.
Great location, friendly staff. I really can't say anything bad about the place. Parking is a bit of a challenge but nothing that would prevent me from staying again.
Everything, location, staff were so helpful and friendly (James, Aaron, Katie and JP). Got upgraded to a one bedroom for the three of us which was great. The whole place had a great atmosphere especially at breakfast time (even though it was a bit crowded cooking our toast), we met and chatted to people in the outdoor area while getting our free continental breakfast. Would definitely go back and stay there. It is so close to the beach, shopping and restaurants.
Staff were helpful and friendly, the location was useful for seeing a fee nice bits of Santa Monica and surrounds and the parking, though expensive, was useful.
The noise from my neighbours. The walls were so thin you could almost make out conversations, the people in the room above me were quite stompy (though I think even tiptoeing on that floor would have made a big noise) and the cleaners in the courtyard woke me up really early. Was not especially pleased by that.
The location and staff were great
the room was not the greatest. Couldn't get the tv and hot water to work with out assistance from staff.
Aaron and Katie were very helpful!!
Great location, walking distance to everything, shops, beach. Staff were very friendly and helpful, would definitely stay there again.
Excellent location - short walk to Santa Monica Pier and X-rays access to and from I-10 or Pacific Coast Highway - plus fairly cheap accommodations and lots of character, but the surfing / rock theme in the room decorations may not appeal to everyone.
Limited & expensive on-site parking, but a fairly short walk to a $5 lot at the Civic Center. Mattress was worn out -- very saggy -- and the feathers in the pillows & comforter caused a serious allergic reaction in my eyes (I had asked for non-allergenic pillows but did not get them). Moreover our room was not cleaned after our first night. Free wifi was VERY slow.
Great location very close to beach, friendly staff, room very pleasantly decorated, homely
TV did not work, and room was a little cold in evening (mid-November) with no instructions on heater
I was surprised by the $30 plus parking charge. I might have choose a different place.