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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 418 reviews)
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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
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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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Based on 418 reviews
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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.
Free breakfast, excellent location and friendly staff
The bed was a bit too soft for my liking
on the beach in the thick of it
We go to Santa Monica regularly to work. This time was a nightmare! Well the hotel could be nice but owner seems to put no money in maintenance. Our Junior suite missed a window, we had to use paper to fix it plus other things happened e.g. a part fell off window of neighboring room. And whatever they say, we have pictures! Internet broke down all the time or was slower than in the 90s. Not usable. Management promised to take care of it but nothing happened. Don´t believe the older ratings, hotel is too expensive for the services at this point. Rip-off, never again!
Staff, rooms, location
Car parking charge high
The staff, location and room were all great! Would 100% stay here again when next in LA.
The location. The staff were very helpful. It was the perfect place to stay!
Wifi was not the best. We didn't have a phone in our room and it was a pain, as we did not get an international plan on our cells, but needed to make a few calls. They also put money through on my Visa a couple days prior to our stay, my bank then put a hold on my Visa. I too thought it was fraud, as it came up as "the Arcadia". I may have missed the memo, but I did not know they would charge my visa partial fees prior to my visit.
Location to beach and 3rd street prominade. Quirky smaller hotel. Good value for money in Santa Monica. Staff were excellent. Comfortable beds.
Parking not adequate. Had to go to a public parking station which was a bit of a hassle.
Vintage charm, great location.
It wasn't very clean. Hair all over the shower so I knew they hadn't cleaned it. Called the front desk and they offered to come re-clean but I was in a hurry after check-in and I had to shower and get to a wedding in under an hour-- so no time for that. Also very loud- I could hear my neighbor's phone vibrating in the morning. The housekeepers were yelling in Spanish outside my door and it sounded like they were in my room. You can also hear a lot of street/traffic noise and kids screaming as the walls are super thin.
We nearly caught a shuttle from LAX but decided on a cab in the end. Very pleased we did as ended up only costing an extra $5 (there were 2 of us) and much quicker although it wasn't during peak times. The hotel also offers a fixed price taxi to the airport which is well worth while The hotels close to the Santa Monica shops and restaurants and after some retail therapy and back to the hotel its an easy stroll down to the beach for a swim, makes up for not having a pool. Would definitely stay again staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast okay.
Not every room is air conditioned so may be a problem in the peak summer months. We stayed in September and found the fan is the room was adequate.
Staff very friendly, we got a free upgrade to a suite, and a bag with little snacks. Also location is perfect
Wifi connection was bad .
Hotel is located just 500 meter from Santa Monica Pier. 3rd Street only 1 mile. Spacious outdoor facilities with seats and balconies. Beach Towels available at reception for beach goer. Parking at US$ 36. Overall concept is beach, easy going, everything will fall into place.
Rooms very lovely but need for urgent renovation. Breakfast only with bagles and Muffins and two of three days 'sold out'. Neither flakes nor grains available. Poor quality of hot water for tea.
Hidden parking charge ,not told when we checked in of charge ,then told all local hotels charge which isn't true . Wi-fi did not work .
I like its location super close to everything
A/c didn't work but it was cool enough weather
close to Beach and Pier
Street people noise
Location near the beach.
Hair and dirt in the tub Bubbling and peeling paint, esp. in the bathroom Non-functioning light switch in main bedroom Dead battery in TV remote All of that would have been forgivable until the GIANT COCKROACH skittered into view on our second day. Needless to say, we got out of there immediately. The manager only refunded that night's charges...should have refunded the previous one's as well since the foul bug (bugs?) was no doubt in our space the whole time. DO NOT STAY at The Hotel California!!!
Great staff and near the beach. Nice breakfast in the am to eat outside in the garden.
Room smelled like the neighbors cat until the staff washed down outside and gave us air freshener.
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