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Cal Mar Hotel Suites

Traveller (196)
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Ratings and reviews
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“full kitchen”(31 reviews)
“living room”(32 reviews)
“street promenade”(38 reviews)
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What's included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
Business Centre
3 Star Hotel
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Location and contact
220 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-3606
12.3 km to Los Angeles Intl Airport
79 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
1.0 km from Santa Monica State Beach
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have stayed here before and been happy but not this time. It seems they let a drug dealer rent out one of the rooms/apartments. People were banging on the door at all hours. They were making noise all night long. One woman left his...More

1  Thank wsissel
Response from susansomers, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel SuitesResponded 3 March 2018

We a[pologize for the inconsistencies you observed during your stay. We have always been a hotel for families, welcoming our return guests and others. Again, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This has got to be one of the biggest scams in all of Santa Monica. Way overpriced for a glorified slum hotel. The rooms haven’t been updated in decades the furniture is old and falling apart. Stains everywhere! Lots of noise coming from alleyway will...More

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Response from Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel SuitesResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying at the Cal Mar Hotel. We apologize for any inconsistencies you may have noted on your recent visit. We are in the process of upgrading all of our rooms and will be adding...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is all about location with this suites hotel! You can walk to the Promenade (lots of stores, restaurants, bars) and the beach and and the Pier. The hotel suites are funky and dated (think 1950's pink tile and fixtures), but there is a kitchen,...More

1  Thank TravelingDuo100
Response from Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel SuitesResponded 11 November 2017

We are delighted that you took the time to share your experience during your recent stay at the Cal Mar Hotel. Thank you for mentioning our amazing location which is close to all of the attractions that Santa Monica has to offer; as well as...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The hotel location is excellent, very close to the beach and very close to Santa Monica City Centre. You are literally 10 minutes away from the beach and from the city pedestrian street. The one bedroom suite we were in was big, had a separate...More

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Response from Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel SuitesResponded 10 November 2017

Good morning, thank you for sharing your experience during your recent stay. We so much appreciate the fact that you mentioned our ideal location and the cleanliness of our rooms. We apologize for any inconsistencies you may have encountered during your visit. Our night staff...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

I just stayed 3 nights at the Cal Mar. My room (206) backed up to an alley. All three nights the alley was crazy noisy; everything from people having loud sex in the apartments across the ally to people picking through the dumpsters ALL night,...More

1  Thank TravelingFamilyNW
Response from Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel SuitesResponded 6 November 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize that you had trouble sleeping during your recent visit. We will be updating our windows in the near future which should assist in our guests' being able to have a good night's rest. Thank you for...More

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Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Price range
US$220 - US$376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$220 - US$376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Santa Monica
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
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12 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas N | Property representative |
Yes, we do have parking around the hotel building it is covered parking and the fee is $34.10 per night. There is no street parking and if you would like there is a city parking garage at 4th street and Wilshire just a 5... More
24 January 2016|
Response from martine e | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Best to call them directly.
25 November 2015|
Response from Douglas N | Property representative |
I would suggest a double room which has two full size beds in the bedroom and a queen size b ed that pulls out from the sofa
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"Ask if they have rooms without carpet."
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"Choose a upstairs room."
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"See if they offer rooms that don't overlook the noisy pool"
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"Only go if you get a room on the first floor to the street, not to the back street or the pool."
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