"Good value for money considering the cost of hotels with pools ."
Lesley - September 19, 2019
Location rating score
340 meters to the beach
Located in heart of Los Angeles (CA)
|Value for money||7.2|
|Nearest airport||Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)|
|Distance to airport||12.1 km|
Nestled in the heart of Santa Monica, Cal Mar Hotel Suites is an ideal spot from which to discover Los Angeles (CA). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Palisades Park, Bronson Fine Arts, Bryan Kest Power Yoga.
The facilities and services provided by Cal Mar Hotel Suites ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, heating, wake-up service, desk. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as outdoor pool, garden. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Cal Mar Hotel Suites.
"Everything was better than expected."
February 22, 2020
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Cal Mar Hotel Suites”
Cal Mar Hotel Suites is a throw back from the pre 1970's! If you do not mind pink and grey toilets, harvest gold carpeting, 4" bathroom tile, and want a place to lock up and come back to in the evening or entertain a girlfriend or couple Cal Mar Hotel Suites is for you. The suite was fully equipped! You cannot beat the location! Everything is pricey in this area but for this price point if you do not mind vintage or a minor bit of dirt it is a EXCELLENT Value in my opinion. Third Street Promenade and The Pacific Ocean Minutes on foot! Parking a little pricey @ $35 a day and no guest parking. Shuttles do come but be careful since this is independent you might be better off with a car service than the shuttle as they do not stop at all these boutique like properties.
car mar hotel good place to stay”
the car mar hotel is good hotel stay in santa monica near to santa monica pier is about 10 minutes walk a good choice of resturant are all near by clean hotel has swimming pool staff and friendly has i said excellent choice to stay when in santa monica 10/10
Thank you for choosing the Cal Mar Hotel for your recent stay. Thank you for your excellent feedback. We are glad you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer and also the close proximity to all events in the area. Again Paul, thank you so much. We hope to see you soon. Have an amazing day! Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager
I will really recommend the cal mar hotel to my friend! It's really convenient and the room is clean.Also the all of the staff are so nice and kindly.If I go to LA to play again,I will choose cal mar hotel again!
Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We take pride that our staff is super at providing good customer service. We hope to see you at a future date. Best regards, Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager
Large apartments in central santa monica”
Although an older style hotel Cal Mar offers everything you need when travelling to santa monica with a young family. Huge apartments with kitchen facilities, clean bathroom, very comfortable beds. The heated pool is a huge plus. We got a large balcony room overlooking california ave and were worried about noise but it was very quiet. We could hear our neighbours through the walls but it was manageable. Lovely friendly staff and so close to all the attractions we would stay there again when travelling through LA.
Vintage Santa Monica Charm”
Great as usual. You cannot beat Cal Mar's location; it is a block from the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Restaurants, Movie Theatres, and Major Shopping!
overall is fine except i cant had good sleep ”
This hotel just 3 block to Santa Monica , could be in walking distance . 3 mins to 3rd Blk Shopping area. There is a Hip Off Bus stop too. Room is clean and carry all i need to have for cooking . BUt there is no supermarket nearby . Just a FoodMart , which closed at 10pm. Starbuck n Coffee Bean are right at the corner. Staff is nice and helpful. The Key point that I may not consider book again is ... the sound isolation is super poor !! My room is in G/F floor , ppl wake up and walk around at 6am, I could hear what they say clearly !! AND at night even horrible , I could hear next room snoring ! Which I wonder there is a GHOST !!!
Thank you for choosing the Cal Mar Hotel in beautiful Santa Monica. We appreciate your kind comments. Thank you for your concerns, we will be forwarding them to our Management team. We hope to see you in the near future. Have a wonderful day, Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Good value for money considering the cost of hotels with pools .Pools was excellent in that it has sun all day many hotel pools I lolled at did.not . Sun beds were ok facilities in the room were excellent ,the only issues I had was we left our luggage with then as were leaving to the airport at 6 pm I asked to used a toilet they said there was not one I could use and I had to go to a new buy restaurant .I found this very strange i asked what the staff on duty did if they needed to use one they said they too had to leave the deal to use one in a near by restaurant .
I enjoyed my stay at the Cal Mar Hotel but I think the hotel / rooms need some refurbishment as they look from the 80s.
Thank you for choosing the Cal Mar Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of refurbishing some of our units and adding carpeting to the upstairs suites. We look forward to seeing you again. Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Can't beat the location. ”
Can't beat the location. One block from the beach, one block from 3rd Street promenade. Very walkable to all must seen locations of SM. We had our 15 month old daughter with us so this was an important factor for us. Its a nice kids friendly hotel. Very spacious apartment so our daughter had plenty of space to explore. Yes its old but clean. There is a pool which we didn't use, but lots of kids seemed to enjoy it. We were concerned about noise issues due to reviews we had read. Its an older building but we had no problems with noise, although some other guests might have heard our daughter crying at night (sorry!). It's a bit overpriced, but again its prime location SM, and in that area you cannot beat the price.
Good location, spacious apartment but dated”
We booked our stay very last minute which meant prices were really expensive everywhere in Santa Monica. This place was no exception. Whilst we felt it was overpriced, I think everywhere was expensive. The apartments are really well located within a few minutes of the beach and just a block away from the main shopping/eating street which was good. The apartment was huge but very dated. I'm sure it was clean but because it was quite old it's one of those places which doesn't necessarily feel clean. The swimming pool was good and we could store our luggage and hang out by the pool after check out. Wifi was expensive and the woman on reception didn't like Agoda one bit. We had quite a few issues with our check in. The young guy on reception was really nice and helpful though.
Thanks for sharing your experience during your stay at the Cal Mar. We are happy that you enjoyed the amenities the Cal Mar has and our close proximity to all the main events and attractions in Santa Monica. We apologize for any inconsistencies you may have observed and will be updating our rooms' furnishings in the near future. We are sorry that your experience at our "front desk" was not pleasant and have forwarded your concerns to our management team. Many thanks again and we hope to host you at a future date. Have a great day. Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager
Good location, good old suits”
Hotel staff are very friendly and talkative. We asked airport shuttle when we go back, but they booked taxi somehow.. As we couldn't cancel, we needed to pay double for the transportation.. Other than that, everybody were helpful. Hotel is quite old but kept neat and tidy. There is no free wifi.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and were able to visit the attractions in Santa Monica. Thanks for kudos for our staff, they work long hours in order to provide great guest service. We hope to see you again. Have an amazing day! Susan Somers Skou, Revenue Manager, Cal Mar Hotel Suites..
Everything great. Specially the reception staff”
Everything was better than expected. Staff in reception was very helpful and polite. Just don’t park in the hotel. There are economic alternatives in the area
Great location, real California beach feel”
Great location room fantastic size but no air conditioning was a worry but good thing wasn't too hot. Rooms could do with a bit of a refresh in terms of 70's era vanity unit. However the rooms and ability to have a full working kitchen is great value
Greetings Paul, we are happy that you were able to stay at the Cal Mar and enjoyed the amenities it has in order to make our guests feel at home. We are in the process of refreshing some of our rooms and hav e notified our maintenance team as well. We hope to see you soon. Susan Somers Skou, Revenue Manager, Cal Mar Hotel Suites.
Dated but good value”
Staff was excellent. The building has seen better days but was reasonable for the price and location. It was clean and functional.
Thank you so much for choosing the Cal Mar Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have created a timeline to improve the rooms including new carpeting in the upstairs apartments as well as completing some furniture renovations. We invite you to return. Have a great day. All the best, Susan Somers Skou, Revenue Manager, Cal Mar Hotel Suites.
Nice & Spacious”
Excellent location next to beach, pier and promenade. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. It has a full kitchen, dining room, living room, and bedroom. The bed is comfortable. Only drawback is that we have to pay extra for wifi. This is much disappointed because wifi is now like basic amenities!
Great location for Third Street shopping and bars. Short walk to pier. Large clean accomodation. Only downside, parking expensive.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the value of our location. Unfortunately parking in Santa Monica can be difficult at best. We have forwarded your concerns to our management team. We look forward to serving you in the near future. All the best, Susan Somers Skou Revenue Manager Cal Mar Hotel Suites
Location is good, but Very Loud!”
It was fine, but very loud alley way. Trash pick up every morning 6am! The size of room was very spacious but dated. Overall ok for price for area
Very clean. comfie bed. However, furniture very dated and smelled musty/moldy. ”
Bathroom a bit small. Seemed like an apartment that was converted into a hotel without hotel amenities.
Thank you for sharing your experience while staying at the Cal Mar Hotel. As you mentioned our suites were converted many years ago from apartments to suites. We hope to be able to serve you in the future. We will be refurbishing our units as they become available. All the best, Susan
Only downfall is the noise at night. Bin trucks and lots of shouting in the street. Walls and windows are paper thin.
Nice, clean mini suite!!”
Wonderful! Would stay again!!
We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent stay close to the beach. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you in the future. All of the best. Susan Somers Skou, Revenue Manager