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Cal Mar Hotel Suites
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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, every night. And since there is no air con closing the single pane, warped windows isn't an option. I suppose if you have a desire to stay at a old motel totally lacking in charm with bad water pressure then ask for a room that is NOT on the alley. The bad room and plain jane accommodations aside, it is conveniently located a few blocks from the beach; the staff is very friendly and the house keepers and grounds keepers do an excellent job keeping things clean and tidy.

Stayed: November 2017
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Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 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 validating our location as well as our staff in maintaining the Cal Mar. Again, our sincere apologies and we hope we have an opportunity to serve you at a future date. Your comments are being shared with our Management team in order to facilitate the changes you mentioned. All the best.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This property is located near the top of the "California incline" leading up from Santa Monica Beach & Pier, a couple blocks back from Ocean Avenue. Even better it is only one block from the 3rd Street Promenade, with its mtople restaurants & shopping areas. Our room was large with separate sitting/dinning area, along with a supplied fu kitchen. Only reason not Excellent rating is vending machine out of order & old style door keys were a little difficult to use sometimes

Stayed: October 2017
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Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Greetings from the Cal Mar Hotel. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience while staying in Santa Monica. We are delighted that you valued our location as being close to all of the events and places of interest in our exciting destination. Thank you for mentioning our large suites with all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We appreciate your comments so very much and apologize for any inconsistencies you observed during your visit. All the best!

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My brothers and I stayed here when down to manage my fathers affairs. Great large rooms, full kitchen dining area and the pool was great. Even in feb. great place for families. Staff were easy going. And very friendly. Two blocks to pacific palisades park and a 10 min walk to the beach or the pier. 2 min to the promenade. Location / location / location.
Stayed again in April when we had to come back. Equally as pleasant.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
Thank Todco
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Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for posting your recent experience during your time in Santa Monica. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to host you again in the near future.

All the best,


Susan Somers Skou
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We have stayed here three times over the last 25 years. Not sure much has changed in terms of the physical rooms. The beds are good. The kitchen (full apartment size) is available which is unexpected. Bathrooms are very small. No air conditioning so need to keep windows open. So you will hear lots of outside noise and people walking upstairs. And people coming in late and loud. The decor is from the 50s. You will pay extra for WiFi and parking which is the biggest downside in my opinion. The greatest plus is the super convenient location and a safe feeling about the location. If you are a flexible person this will work.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank CynK65
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Cyrus N, Revenue Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Greetings from the Cal Mar Hotel. We are delighted that you have stayed with us over the years and look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for mentioning the value of our location and also the safety you feel while at our property. We value our guests' feedback and strive to raise the bar in guest satisfaction. Again, we appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our visit was like traveling back in time for us. Hotel appears to be a 1950's apartment complex that was converted. Suites are huge - with full living, dining and kitchen in addition to bedroom. Very clean and cute - only negative was small bathroom with no counter space, but reading previous reviews had us prepared for that. Great location - 5 minute walk from Promenade, 15 minutes walk from Pier. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was expensive but worth the convenience. A very nostalgic experience!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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