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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for 6 nights with my boyfriend and overall we enjoyed our stay. It looks like an old school American apartment complex which was charming and the rooms were extremely clean and furnished in a traditional style. When we first arrived i was a bit put off because the room smelt a bit fusty despite the windows being open... More 

Thank Danielle P
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for having us. Our family had a wonderful time while staying your hotel. このホテルに、10/20-23まで滞在しました。 このホテルのお勧めポイントを箇条書きで記載します。 エクスペディアで他のホテルとも比較し、価格面と下記に記載の設備面で決めました。 ・コスト 今回の旅は1週間以上を予定しており、一泊当たりのコストを抑える必要がありました。 ただし、サンタモニカは初訪問でもあり、立地が悪いと移動にもコストがかかるため、価格とともに立地も考慮した結果、このホテルの立地は申し分なく、また立地に対するコストパフォーマンスは私の中では最高でした。 ・3rd Street が近い コストにも記載しましたが、主要なスポットに徒歩で行ける事を念頭に考えていましたので、ほぼ3rd Street沿でSanta Monica Pier にも徒歩約15分の距離は理想的でした。 ちなみに、3rd Streetは海岸線と並行に走っており、賑わっている辺りはこのホテルのあるカリフォルニアアベニューから1ブロック離れた所から始まります。 ・ランドリールームがある 長期滞在ではなくても、荷物の加減で、特に小さい子がいる場合、洗濯が出来るとかなり助かるかと思いますが、こちらにはランドリールームがあります。ただし1台しか洗濯機、乾燥機ともありませんので、使いたい場合は、空いているかを早めに確認が必要です。 洗濯、乾燥ともに$2.5 です。25セントで各10枚必要ですので、予め準備しておくか、フロントで両替をお願いする事になります。 洗剤は粉洗剤を持参して下さい。ホテルで販売しているかは分かりません。 ・近くにスーパーがある。 近くと言っても、徒歩10分強ですが、wholefoodsがあります。 オーガニックを売りにしているスーパーで、デリが充実しているので、晩御飯に困った時は、惣菜、ピザ、スープ、サラダ などを買い出しに行けば、多少は安価に済ませることも可能です。 惣菜類は基本的に量り売りですので、食べたい分だけを購入できます。また、お店の出口付近にテーブルがありますので、買ってすぐをその場で食べる事も出来ます。 あとは、wholefoods のエコバッグはお土産にも安くて最適です。今回は確認出来ませんでしたが、地域やお店の限定のデザインがありますので、行った先のお店を除いて店舗限定デザインを探すのも楽しいと思います。ファーマーズマーケット近くの店には、グレンデールロゴのエコバッグが、ダウンタウンには店舗限定のバッグがありました。 ・部屋にキッチンと電子レンジ、冷蔵庫がある。 例えばwholegoodsのデリで買ったものや、冷凍食品を買って、温めて晩御飯などにする事も可能かと思います。 冷蔵庫は、家にあるくらいの通常サイズですので、相当買っても大丈夫です。 ・注意事項など エアコンの有無 10月後半に行きましたので、夜は涼しくエアコンが不要な時期でした。 他の方の書き込みでエアコンがあるとか無いとかの記載がありましたが、行く時期によっては重要なポイントになるかもしれません。 海の近くですので、夏でも夜になれば涼しい気もしますし、そもそ日本の様に蒸し暑くないと思いますので、その辺りは調査が必要です。 ベッドの真上に、シーリングファンが付いていますので、扇風機で寝られる人なら、問題ないかもですね。 設備自体の古さ 他の方の書き込みにもありますが、古さはあります。それも味として楽しめるのであれば、問題ないでしょう。 古さが 滞在の快適さに影響を及ぼす事は、私自身はありませんでした。 古さはあっても、一部屋の広さは特筆すべきものがあります。リビング、ダイニング、キッチン、ベッドルーム、シャワールーム兼トイレがありますので、普通のホテルならスイートの部類になると思います。ま、ホテル名にある通りですね。 移動 近場は徒歩で回れると思いますが、少し遠くなると、lyft ,... More 

1 Thank Mmkkmnt
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The two things I appreciate most when travelling is space and location, this hotel offers both. The hotel is basically configured as 1 bedroom units with seperate kitchen and lounge room. The kitchen has a fridge, utensils, microwave and pots. Travelling as a couple or family, the space is ideal. The units are somewhat dated but the bones are good.... More 

Thank Rory O
Douglas N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

We do appreciate your kind comments, yes we are dated a bit but we have started with new televisions in living and bedrooms, new linens and towels. Next furniture! We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Douglas More 

Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was looking for a clean place to spend two nights near the beach and the downtown shopping district of Santa Monica that was less expensive than the Fairmont, Shangri-La and most other names. I also wanted a place with reasonable ratings from fellow travellers on TripAdvisor and other rating websites. Cal Mar was the result. It is noticeably dated,... More 

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Douglas N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Yes, we are not the Fairmont nor are we a 4 star hotel. We understand about the noise with the deliveries in the morning hours. We are looking into new triple pane windows for the hotel to hopefully solve the problem. More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Only stayed here for a night. Rooms were larger than we expected though very dated. No help at all from "Reception" with luggage even though they saw us struggling. Bathroom was also not very clean. Overall an okay place to stay but wouldn't recommend it for more than one night.

Thank MinalS28
Douglas N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were not offered help with your luggage. What time did you arrive so that I can speak with the staff. Our rooms are deep cleaned after someone leaves the hotel and then is inspected by our room supervisor. I will also look into this as it is not the norm. Thank you for staying... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You could argue that it is expensive for what it is and that would be correct, but this is Santa Monica which is outside of the realms of normality - price wise. The rooms are dated, but clean an huge. The location is second to none and the staff are welcoming without being intrusive. A big shout to the cleaning... More 

Thank Marc L
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. After a long drive from Yosemite we were warmly greeted by the receptionist who, seeing that our allocated room was unavailable, upgraded us to an upper floor apartment overlooking the pool. We parked our car in the hotel bay and left it there for the duration of our stay, safe and... More 

Thank Yorkshire_lad_MOT
Sydney, Australia
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4,603 reviews
352 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,745 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is not s stylish modern hotel/motel but it offers good value and is within walking distance to most attractions of Santa Monica - only 10 minutes to the main promenade, shops, cinema and an easy walk to the beach. Again, rooms are not modern but they are large and spacious.

Thank RonWamberal
Douglas N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We are dated but out linen is new and we have replaced the old tv's with new lcd flat screens in both the living room and bedrooms. We do take pride in a clean hotel room!. Again, thank you for staying with us. Regards, Douglas Newton General Manager More 

Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Time has stood still at this hotel (but the pricing hasn't)! Firstly it does have a great location for shops, cinema,restaurants and Santa Monica beach. Very spacious and useful suite of rooms, although the bathroom is very small and has no storage space. clean and the staff do a good job in a friendly manner.Rooms 205, 206, 207 and next... More 

Thank verluisant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We decided to spend a couple of days in the LA area before our Mexican Rivera cruise. We booked this hotel for a couple of reasons. For starters, my Mother was scheduled to arrive two days before DH and I and I wanted her to be in a safe location so she could get out and about. Secondly, we booked... More 

Thank MsMot615

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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Additional Information about Cal Mar Hotel Suites

Address: 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $249 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cal Mar Hotel Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Rooms backing onto California Avenue or 3rd Street”
 of 5 bubbles Yorkshire_lad_MOT, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't accept 205, 206, 207 or the rooms above on the next level - VERY NOISY at 06.00am”
 of 5 bubbles verluisant, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a street side room.”
 of 5 bubbles MsMot615, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the apartment on the first floor. It was big and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lana2302, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pool view and 2nd or 3rd floor”
 of 5 bubbles davidQ3761XN, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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