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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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...

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week 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...

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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 1 week ago

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...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

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Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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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
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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 90403-3606
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: £176 - £264 (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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“Book somewhere else.”
JohnfromBG, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“balcony room on California avenue afforded balcony views of ocean and mountains. Street not noisy.”
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Mel_Paris, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best are apts backing onto the alley entered from Third Street.”
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