Ratings based on 136 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

INCREDIBLE STAFF (AARON) ... CLOSE TO BEACH

Posted Jul 8, 2014
SERVICE FROM AARON MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST I HAVE RECEIVED FROM ANYONE EVER!!! HE WAS FACED WITH A FEW SITUATIONS IN MY CASE WHERE HE COULD HAVE WAIVERED, BUT EVERY SINGLE TIME HE WENT THE EXTRA MILE WITHOUT MY ASKING OR INITIATING ... HARD TO FIND TODAY! CLOSE TO STREET SO PRETTY LOUD UP UNTIL 1AM ... NOISE IS PRIMARILY FROM CARS ... ALTHOUGH ROOMS ARE SO CLOSE TOGETHER AT TIMES YOU THINK SOMEONE IS TRYING TO GET IN YOUR ROOM, HOWEVER THEY ARE JUST SO CLOSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE AT YOUR DOOR. VERY CLOSE TO BEACH ... FROM HOTEL DOOR TO FIRST STEP IN THE SAND ... PROBABLY ABOUT 100 STEPS!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Pip from NZ

Great location.

Posted Jun 10, 2014
Friendly helpful staff made this quaint hotel a great stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by becky from Cleveland

Excellent, close to beach

Posted Jun 4, 2014
Hotel was in a perfect location, and room decor was great! Hidden gem that is affordable! Bathroom is small but the skylight and ocean breezeare wonderful!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Suezette from Perth

Great location,great staff

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: Location, staff, pizza rest on corner. D├ęcor was funky.
On first impression, not so great but soon changed. Great location, fabulous staff, lovely breakfast. No air con, but we were in an unexpected heat wave, still comfortable. Parking VERY expensive at front but can park across the road. Would stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

recent stay

Posted May 3, 2014
Pros: location
Location: so close to santa monica pier and the beach, fantastic.
cute little hotel, comfy room, great location, super friendly staff
2 out of 5
by soaking up sun from wi

Nothing like the song.

Posted May 2, 2014
Not what I was expecting. No a/c which we were lucky it wasn't a warm night. Bathroom was so tiny. If we would've known we would have driven back to L.A.. not worth it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Heather from phoenix az

Loved it!

Posted Apr 9, 2014
Nice location! Great staff! Really enjoyed our stay.
3 out of 5
by Erik

Funky hotel with rundown bathroom, parking fees

Posted Apr 2, 2014
Cons: Breakfast, parking fee. Improve that and you can live with bathroom for the price.
The Hotel California has a great location next to the beach and reasonable price. The staff is pleasant and L.A.-themed art is neat. On the downside: we had loud room facing the street with a tiny rundown bathroom. Parking is $36 extra per night and there is no overnight street parking nearby. Breakfast is packaged pastries.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Cool and Funky Hotel

Posted Feb 11, 2014
Pros: The nostalgia and so close to the beach.
Cons: The heating system, doors and windows are quite worn, they can be updated.
Location: It is within walking distance to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier. It is also very close to downtown. So there are endless things to do.
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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mary

Great value!

Posted Jan 27, 2014
Super close to the beach, the Santa Monica pier, and the third street promenade! When I checked in the woman at the front desk told me I had one of the best rooms so I probably had a significantly better experience. My room was more like three rooms. Everything was really clean and the location was superb. The only real downside was that the walls are super thin so you can hear noise from the street and when people close doors or the neighbors talked.