Our room had a skylight right over the bed, we woke up with sun in our faces at 6am! And there's no overnight parking available!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth the risk."
I took my 16 year old daughter here for a mother daughter trip. I chose this hotel because of the location, price and the kitchy surf decor. We loved it! I travel to The LA area often and I usually do not take risk when choosing a hotel. This was a pleasant surprise. The only thing that I found to be bad was the parking. The hotel lot is tiny tiny. […] The price to park is too high but the street meters are free after 9:00 pm on most days. Those meters can be difficult to find. Regardless we will be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location but thin walls"
Fantastic location and cute decor. Queen bed was not a true queen so my fiance's feet hung off the end. No ac wasn't a big deal the day we stayed because it wasn't too hot but would be rough on a hot day. Rooms on the bottom floor get a ton of noise from upstairs. Breakfast spread was puny, a few muffins and a bagel or two.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spare yourself the curiosity"
My curiosity got the best of me so I had to try it out. The hardwood floors are nice for aesthetics, but between the hard floors and the paper-thin walls, you can hear every movement and conversation from surrounding rooms. The old doors make the building shake when closing. Got about 1 hour of sleep due to alll the noise. Spend the extra money and […] stay next door at Loews. Also, it is a disgrace to The Eagles that this hotel tries to piggyback on the famous song which does NOT reference this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Only a few parking spots. Very overpriced for what it is. Tiny dingy bathroom. No heater.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel California in Santa Monica - don't stay here"
The pictures online are nothing how hotel feels or looks in person. This is a motel and nothing more. Room was dusty and blinds broken. Shower was not large enough to even turn around in. Sounds all night of cars and then sweeping in morning. No real parking. Had to park at next door hotel Loews and pay $36. You should stay at Loews! Much nicer!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"DO NOT STAY HERE"
This was by far the worst hotel experience I have ever had. There was no toilet paper in the room and I had to go to the front desk to get it in the middle of the night. My room was NEVER cleaned the whole time I was there - DISGUSTING. There was a gap between the door and the floor and spiders were crawling into my room. I had to put a towel down to […] prevent them from crawling into my room. The staff was rude and hard to get a hold of. A manager is never present. Apparently they lock a gate to room after a certain hour, yet never told me the passcode and I was locked out of my room - no one was at the front desk and the door to the lobby was locked! Do not make the same mistake I did - I'm still trying to get my money back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"smells horrible inside rooms"
smells like they are trying to cover up a crime scene with gallons of ammonia. The bathroom is in poor shape with suspicious holes all over the place for critters to crawl in and out of. The parking situation is a nightmare and you have to pay $25 per car to park in their crapy lot or find parking on the street. The only redeeming quality is that it […] is right next to the Santa Monica Pier. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean -good enough for a business overnight"
Very clean, great location next to the Loews, the Pier, the beach and the Promenade. Nice hardwood floors. Big enough for an overnight. Was in town for business, it was good enough for the priceGenuine Expedia guest review
Thefront deskhelper went above and beyond to give some friends parking at the facility. Nice folks and will stay again. Clean with great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Thefront deskhelper went above and beyond to give some friends parking at the facility. Nice folks and will stay again. Clean with great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One night stay"
Cute place, simple, clean. Bit of noise from the road. Bit expensive for what it is.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fun place to stay, but be prepared to pay out the nose for parking. Plus, the hotel only has 11 parking spots for dozens of rooms at an additional 25 a night to park. Once the 11 spots are gone your stuck fighting for metered street parking...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
cute little hotel, comfy room, great location, super friendly staffGenuine Expedia guest review
A really neat little hotel in a fantastic location. Bed was super comfy.... Only suggestion would be to try and get a room on the ocean side of the hotel, we were on the road side and it was a bit noisy in the morning.Would stay at the Hotel California Hotel again :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cool and Funky Hotel"
I wanted to be near a beach for a few days for some R&R in Santa Monica and chose to stay at Hotel California, since I like the song. It has a nostalgic feel to it, the decor is unique, my suite is clean and spacious. It is not a luxury place, but it certainly has character. The location has very convenient access to Venice Beach and downtown Santa […] Monica. The complimentary breakfast is simple but plentiful. Coffee, tea and water always available by the front desk. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK for a couple of nights"
the bed is good and the room had the necessary amenities. But despite fairly thick glass on the street facing windows there is a noise problem from the adjacent parking lot with slamming doors and honking horns at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved the hotel California"
Hotel California is a fantastic boutique hotel in a great location and so close to the beach. The staff were fantastic, especially Katie who was friendly, always smiling and very helpful. Highly recommended and great value for moneyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of character and great location for the price"
Perfect location, right near beach, Pier and shops. Place had a good vibe to it, lots of beachy character and staff were friendly. Rooms were clean but in a little bit of disrepair, but plenty of room for our family of four and free wifi and TVs with cable helped keep us occupied in between swims and shops. Wasn't aware that there was no air con prior, […] the fans were ok for us in sept but aircon would have been better. Over all would definitely recommend it if you can't afford the big hotels down the rd. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Loved this hotel, it's an amazing location and a real find. I shall be going back!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Locationis the key selling point. Basic but clean room right onthe beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A maintenance makeover would make a difference."
The hotel has potential. It's in a fantastic location and has a nice casual feel and look, the decor is fun. However when we got there we realised it's just a dressed up motel and lots of things were in need of repair. Broken towel rack, safe didn't work, bedside lamp power plug was bent, and the room very cramped. Also, when there is a double bed, […] it's good to have two bedside tables and lamps (not one)! We were given a front room and couldn't sleep at all for the traffic and carpark noise. The next day the duty manager very kindly upgraded us to the only available room, which happened to be a large suite, at no extra charge. Although we were really grateful, even the bigger, quieter room had problems - a window that wouldn't open properly (it came off the track), locks on doors that didn't work very well, the ceiling fan didn't work properly. This would all have been fine except that it was not cheap - definitely not motel prices! So even with its great location, it's hard to justify the cost unless some money is spent on soundproofing and maintenance in the rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location is the best"
The location of this hotel is spectacular. Everything is within walking distance and the beach is literally steps away. In terms of the hotel itself, it is pretty standard but comfortable and clean. No room service available or minibar. Perhaps slightly overpriced in my view but still overall I had a great stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
I stayed a week here and while a little apprehensive, given some reviews I'd read, overall I was pleasantly surprised. The room was bright and clean, the bathroom basic, small yet functional. The location was lovely, just by the sea. For me the drawbacks were the temperamental key cards (needed reprogramming/changing almost every day) and from a security […] standpoint, although I was assured that there were plenty security cameras etc., the rooms seemed too accessible from the street - my bedroom door opened out onto a balcony walkway in front. Although there may be someone on reception most of the time there were no security personnel that you'd typically see in a hotel. Overall, though, as a woman on my own, I did feel relatively safeI. The internet connection was good although it is not entirely free as advertised as they charge a a fee if you want to go on certain websites (youtube being one)! Breakfast was as advertised so no complaints there. I mostly went to Cora's Caffe just down the road and the food there is delicious. All said, I would consider returning to Hotel California. I have fond memories of my stay there. It had a unique, down-to-earth charm to it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A place to sleep"
Not a hotel at all but a small motel, although one that charges $35 to park your car in addition to the room price. Breakfast is a coffee pot and some muffins in the motel reception. But the room was clean, reasonably quiet, the shower was cramped but worked fine and the bed comfortable. And the location is great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
On line photos somewhat deceiving, hotel is very cute from the outside but the bathroom is very small & aged. One front desk member had a bit of attitude when asked for assistance and directions, which was quite off-putting. Breakfast was included, but is very minimal. Other than that, the location is good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Happy location Unhappy sleep"
Great Location but run down- beds and linens leave alot to be desired. If they got decent bedding and wireless connections that actually worked half the time I'd consider staying- otherwise over priced and under delivered.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing location for friendly haven!"
We loved staying at the Hotel California! It's technically a motel, and wasn't quite luxurious. But was comfortable, safe, clean and friendly. And the location.. wow! We wanted to be near the beach and the pier, and couldn't have been closer. Made it possible to pop for a swim or a sunbathe at the drop of a hat. The staff helped direct us to local […] shopping areas (the 3rd st. promenade) which was great. Recommend walking along the coast to venice beach too. And now i'll stop writing this review as I'm making myself sad that I'm no longer in Santa Monica and the Hotel California! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very sweet, would defo go back"
Hotel was very cute, literally steps from the beach. Teeny tiny car-park - be warned & we were blocked in by the staff who were a bit obnoxious when we asked them to move so we could go to the airport. Also had some very noisy teenagers, but the hotel staff came to tell them to shut up :)Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Santa Monica Pier"
Great location close to santa monica pier. Clean rooms. Only downside no airconditioning and no elevators.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great little hotel"
Great hotel for the price and location. Very clean and lovely staff who were very helpful. Only negative thing was the noice of the people staying above us. The floor boards were very noisy. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Lousy experience. Car park n room rates too highGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great spot and great bed!"
Staff were dis-intersted but the comfort and cleanliness of the room made up for this. It is very well located which some could read as it is a little noisy but when the bed is that comfy and all the action is at your doorstep you can't complain. I would go back for sure!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nettes einfaches Hotel"
Nach dem Flug und der stressigen Mietwagenübernahme fanden wir das Hotel recht schnell. Es ist sauber aber einfach, für einen Zwischenstop geeignet - mehr aber meiner Ansicht nicht!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wel aardig maar te duur voor wat je krijgt"
Niet bijzonder. Hotel staat aan een drukke straat. Er is geen airconditioner dus slapen met de ramen op is een must. De herrie van het verkeer moet je dan maar op de koop toe nemen. Parkeren is zeer prijzig en daarbij is een parkeerplaats niet gegarandeerd. Bepaald geen toplocatie maar als er niks anders te vinden is kan het ermee door.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Services de qualité, que des personnes à notre écoute quelque soit l'heure, proposition d.activité, possibilité de réduction pour des restaurants avec qui ils sont partenaire, l.emplacement de l'hôtel est génial, à deux pas de santa Monica et des arrêts de bus quand on pas de voiture. Propreté de la chambre, juste petit bémol, l'insonorisation pas au […] top mais ça dépend des voisins que l'ont à. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wir wurden von einer sehr herzlichen Crew betreut. Das Hotel hat vorzügliche Betten. Das Frühstück wird in der Lobby geholt und im Zimmer oder im Freien (Kalifornien!) genossen. Kaffee und Wasser stehen immer zur Verfügung. Die Nähe zum Strand (Pier und Muscle Beach von Santa Monica) haben wir sehr genossen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do lado do pier de santa monica"
Se sua intenção é ficar próximo ao píer esse hotel é perfeito.O hotel fica a uma quadra da praia.Quarto muito bom e com frigobar.O café da manhã é bem fraco.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Det var ett litet och trevligt hotell med ett underbart läge, vid strandpromenaden nära Santa Monicas pir. Hotellet var lite slitet men med en mysig atmosfär. Sängarna var bekväma. Vi fick bra service och personalen var hjälpsam och trevlig. Åker jag tillbaka till Los Angeles så boka jag på Hotel California, hotellet med en själ.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great service! Hotell is okey, but The included breakfast is worthlessGenuine Hotels.com guest review
サンタモニカピアまで5分、海までは1分くらい！サードストリートまでも思い立ったらすぐいけます！ だけど、水周りの設備はいまいち！アメニティもないに等しいし、タオルはカピカピ！ 上の人の歩く音が丸聞こえ、隣の部屋の声も聞こえるし、シャワー音も！ 立地とホテルの可愛さは抜群です！1泊ならおすすめです！！Genuine Expedia guest review
Underbart litet hotell på bästa läge vid Santa Monica piren och beachen. Nära till bra shopping på 3:e gatan i Santa Monica. Nostalgi och rätt för att få känsla av att vara i surfarnas Kalifornien! Rent, enkelt men lite slitet. Väldigt sköna sängar, och trevlig personal. Skulle välja det igen!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Veldig hyggelig hotell. Vennlig betjening, perfekt beliggenhet og bra internett:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Das Hotel liegt an einer stark befahrenen Strasse, weshalb die zur Strasse hin gelegenen Zimmer sehr laut sind. Das Frühstück ist sehr einfach und muss ohne echte Sitzgelegenheit eingenommen werden. Positiv sind die zentrale Lage und der kalifornische Charme der Anlage. Für das Gebotene ist das Hotel aber eindeutig zu teuer, wobei die horrenden Parkplatzgebühren […] von $36/Tag besonders negativ auffallen. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sjarmerende hotell 2 minutter fra straden"
Overnattet de 4 siste dagene av 3 ukers USA ferie. Hotellet har den perfekte beliggenheten på Santa Monica; 2 min. fra strand og pier og 5 min fra shoppingkvartalet. Dette er et hotell som er noe slitt, men meget rimelig. Rommene er rene, har det man trenger og et fantastisk personale. Et par headsup er at parkering ved hotellet er dyrt og frokosten […] serveres i lobbyen og består av kaffe, muffins og rundstykker (ikke akkurat kontinental frokost som de påstår). Men alt i alt rimelig, med perfekt beliggenhet:-) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
私は今回1人旅をしている中でこちらをロケーションが良いことから選びました。着いた時に外観をみて古いかもと思いましたが、内装は綺麗でした。ただ部屋の入り口が外から直なんでちょっと騒音と安全面が気になりましたが、特に何もなかったので大丈夫かと。 ロケーションもいいですし部屋の雰囲気から、お一人かカップルの方にはオススメです。ご家族の方はどうかなという感じがします。 ちなみに空港からはシェアシャトルバンを利用しました。空港での乗り場で係り員にホテル名を告げたらホテル目の前まで送ってくれてチップ入れてだいたい16ドル。タクシーより安いですし、重たい荷物がある場合は大助かりですからわたしのオススメです。帰りはネットまたは電話で予約すればホテルまで迎えにきて自分のターミナルまで送ってくれますよ。Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Veldig bra beliggenhet! Men renhet på sengetøy.. ba to ganger om rent sengetøy da det var flekker på dynetrekket, uten at noe ble gjort. Det ble færre håndklær for hver dag, Men rommet ellers var greit og allright, beliggenheten er fantastisk, og personalet veldig hyggelige.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
restroom is too small. The water for shower is sucks. We can't control how hot it is. Other things are very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
私は学生2人での個人旅行で ダウンタウンに5泊、サンタモニカで1泊、LAX付近で1泊というと日程だったのですが サンタモニカでの1泊をこのホテルにしました。 ダウンタウンからバス(M733だったかな?)でサンタモニカまで行きました。バス停から徒歩5分くらいで海までは部屋から海は見えないものの目の前で、サンタモニカプレイスまでも徒歩7分くらいです。 けして高級ホテルではないですが不満はないです。 値段が比較的安めなので学生などにオススメします。 受付のところにある無料のコーヒーや水が24時間飲み放題なのですが、受付の女性が美人過ぎて何回も行きました 笑Genuine Expedia guest review
Vi er kjempe fornøyde med oppholdet på The hotel California, mest pga super beliggenhet rett ved santa Monica pier. Rommet var rent og romslig, i tillegg var servicen utmerket og vi fikk mange gode tips fra de ansatte. Parkeringen på hotellet er veldig liten og dyr, men det finnes alternativer i nærheten.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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