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Cal Mar Hotel Suites

TripAdvisorUS$ 261*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Suite with kitchen, dining room, and sitting area made our one bedroom so roomy and comfortable! Parking was close and easy. Location is half block from Third Street Promenade and just a few minute walk to Santa Monica Pier. We'd stay there again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great stay. Some of the previous negative comments are a bit harsh. Cleanliness couldn't be faulted, room was tidied every day, and bedding and towels were spotlessly clean. Maybe the furniture and fixtures have seen better days, but everything worked fine, and there is plenty of space for storage and stretching out. Beds very comfortable! The kitchen...

2Thank EalingBlue
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I ended up staying at Cal Mar after a pre-arranged hotel booking fell through. There weren't many alternatives to choose from last minute so we chose Cal Mar based on its location to the Santa Monica shopping area, which was very close. It is true to say that the hotel is very dated and tired however the...

1Thank Lucia246
Lincolnshire, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We will be returning to Cal Mar in May of this year. We have stayed many times over the years as a family member lives in Santa Monica. I am writing primarily because I am disheartened by so many of the negative reviews. We have had and made many awesome memories here. It is a very unique property with a...

2Thank pami4747
Douglas N, Guest Relations Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

We appreciate so very much you sharing your memories of past stays at our property. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We value our guests and pride ourselves on having an amazing staff that takes the guest experience to another level. Many thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in May!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Okay, where to start. The resort, for want of a better word, is poorly maintained. The very small swimming pool area sits in front of all the rooms above in a big circle. The surround to the pool area is concrete which has many cracks, which over many years have been repaired with bitumen/ acrypol. No attempt has been made...

1Thank JohnfromBG
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This little hotel is very old and it is very noticeable as soon as you step into the pool area. The rooms are old styling but even though old it is clean. Carpets do need a good steam clean. There is a old style kitchen and the bathroom is old and small. I guess if you are looking for price...

1Thank Bigfellaindustrygear
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Perfect Santa Monica location. Our extended family stayed in several rooms while attending celebrations in Santa Monica, specifically, a family wedding at the Fairmont Hotel nearly next door. Some rooms still need some carpet and furniture upgrades but not one family member had a complaint. Loved having a suite that allowed us all to stretch out and have meals in...

2Thank leeniegeek
Douglas N, Public Relations Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience. We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet your family and serve them during their stay. Thanks so very much for sharing your experience. We hope to host you many times at a future date. Thanks again!

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is the worst hotel I think I have ever seen. The room smells as you enter the carpets are dirty with dirty stains. The furniture I wouldn't let a dog sleep on. The sheets were off white and I didn't want to move in bed In case I disturbed the bed bugs or what ever else was lurking there....

2Thank jannarshall
Brentwood, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The rooms here were one bedroom apartments in its day, so there is plenty of room. A nice sized living room, a dining area, a full kitchen plus the bedroom. The location is very good, just blocks off the main street and away from the 3rd street shopping area, but an easy walk. Parking is an issue. The hotel charges...

1Thank happyretireds
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Hotel Cal Mar had very friendly staff on reception (we felt warmly welcomed) and everything was spotlessly clean. The decor was very retro (kind of 1960s) but I found that pretty cool and having a fully equipped kitchen was great. It's such a shame they don't go one further and put in a washing machine and dryer - if...

1Thank LonePineKath
Douglas N, General Manager at Cal Mar Hotel Suites, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, I do want you to know that we do offer a washer and dryer for guests next time ask the front desk and they will show you where the equipment is located. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.

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Additional Information about Cal Mar Hotel Suites

Address: 220 California Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403-3606
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: ₹ 14,674 - ₹ 22,043 (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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Cal Mar Hotel Santa Monica
Cal Mar Santa Monica
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#19 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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“Best are apts backing onto the alley entered from Third Street.”
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