Cal Mar Hotel Suites

220 California Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (CA), United States, 90403 - See map
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Cal Mar Hotel Suites

"Good value for money considering the cost of hotels with pools ."

Lesley - September 19, 2019

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Popular landmarks
William S Wong DDS 110 m
Mandela Park 170 m
Puppet & Magic Center 320 m
Scott Gould Newhart D M D Inc 360 m
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce 460 m
Palisades Park 460 m
Zanzibar 510 m
Metro Calvary Chapel 580 m
Nancy J Yee D D S A Dental Corp 620 m
Ye Olde King's Head 630 m
Nearby landmarks
Venice Beach 4.17 km
The Getty Center 6.92 km
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 14.28 km
Madame Tussauds Hollywood 17.32 km
Hollywood Walk Of Fame 18.46 km
Universal Studios Hollywood 18.98 km
Griffith Observatory 21.52 km
Hollywood Sign 21.65 km
Staples Center 21.69 km
Griffith Park 23.91 km
9.0

Excellent

Location rating score

340 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Eco & Adventure
Skiing
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • 340 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Los Angeles (CA)

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

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Value for money7.2
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance to airport12.1 km

Rooms available at Cal Mar Hotel Suites

King Suite Pool View
King Suite Pool View
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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King Studio - Non-Smoking
King Studio - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Courtyard King Suite
Courtyard King Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom King Suite
One Bedroom King Suite
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Suite
Double Suite
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Courtyard Double Suite
Courtyard Double Suite
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 queen beds
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1-Bedroom Double Suite with Pool View
1-Bedroom Double Suite with Pool View
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 double beds
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King Suite with Balcony
King Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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One-Bedroom Double Suite with Balcony View
One-Bedroom Double Suite with Balcony View
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds & 1 sofa bed
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California Double Suite
California Double Suite
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 double beds and 1 sofa be...
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Location score
9.0/10
Room size
49 sqm.
Service score
8.5/10
Room comfort score
7.3/10
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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
627 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.0
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
Staff in reception was very helpful and polite.
Axel from Argentina
Family with young children
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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.

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Swimming Pool
1 mention
Internet
1 mention
Housekeeping
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Everything was better than expected."

Axel

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February 22, 2020

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Venice Ale House
3.3 km American, Bar, Pub
Firehouse
3.3 km American, Cafe, Diner
Candle Cafe & Grill
3.4 km American, Bar, Cafe
Mexican cuisine
Mexican cuisine
Baja Fresh
3.2 km Mexican
The Flyin' Jalapeno
4.4 km Mexican
Tortilla Grill
4.5 km Mexican
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Restaurant Hama
4.4 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Shima
4.6 km Asian, Healthy, Japanese
Wabi-Sabi
4.8 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi

What's nearby

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Reviews of Cal Mar Hotel Suites from real guests

Overall rating
7.9
Very good
From 627 reviews
9.0Location
8.6Service
7.9Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda7.8
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Cleanliness7.9
Facilities7.0
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality7.3
Service8.5
Value for money7.2
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8-9 Excellent (7)
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6-7 Good (6)
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8.8
Excellent
Gregory from United States
Solo traveler
Double Suite
Stayed 6 nights in October 2018

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.

Reviewed October 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
paul from United Kingdom
Family with teens
King Suite Pool View
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

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

Reviewed July 22, 2017

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

Responded September 12, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
10.0
Exceptional
Sue from Taiwan
Group
King Suite Pool View
Stayed 9 nights in July 2017

Wonderful!”

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!

Reviewed July 31, 2017

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

Responded September 12, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
7.3
Very good
Briele from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Large apartments in central santa monica”

Large rooms, kitchen facilities, close to santa monica attractions

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.

Reviewed January 05, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Vintage Santa Monica Charm”

Vintage style, LOCATION, kitchen

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!

Reviewed August 25, 2013
7.3
Very good
Tong from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
King Suite Pool View
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

overall is fine except i cant had good sleep ”

just 3 block to Santa Monica , could be in walking distance . Room is clean and carry all i need to have for cooking . Staff is nice

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 !!!

Reviewed March 06, 2016

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

Responded September 29, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
9.2
Exceptional
Lesley from United Kingdom
Group
Courtyard Double Suite
Stayed 5 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

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 .

Reviewed September 19, 2019
7.3
Very good
Juan from Spain
Couple
Courtyard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Great location”

Location is very good, close to the beach. Room was massive. The pool is very nice

I enjoyed my stay at the Cal Mar Hotel but I think the hotel / rooms need some refurbishment as they look from the 80s.

Reviewed August 28, 2015

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

Responded October 06, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
8.0
Excellent
Danielle from United States
Family with young children
King Suite Pool View
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

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.

Reviewed April 01, 2018
6.0
Hannah from United Kingdom
Couple
Courtyard King Suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

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.

Reviewed January 25, 2017

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

Responded September 12, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
8.7
Excellent
NAOKO from Japan
Group
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

Good location, good old suits”

Hotel located very close to the beach and the shopping centre ( the 3rd promenade street). Friendly staff. Room is neat and tidy.

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.

Reviewed October 19, 2013

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..

Responded September 21, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
9.2
Exceptional
Axel from Argentina
Family with young children
1-Bedroom Double Suite with Pool View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

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

Reviewed February 22, 2020
8.0
Excellent
paul from New Zealand
Couple
Courtyard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Great location, real California beach feel”

Location, pool and room size

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

Reviewed September 21, 2015

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.

Responded September 21, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
7.6
Very good
eric from United States
Business traveler
Courtyard King Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

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.

Reviewed March 18, 2017

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.

Responded September 20, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
7.3
Very good
YOUNG from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2013

Nice & Spacious”

1) the ocean is just a couple of blocks away 2) It was clean and the least expensive in Santa Monica 3) The suite is equipped with a kitchen and living hall

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!

Reviewed August 02, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Valerie from United Kingdom
Group
1-Bedroom Double Suite with Pool View
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Great Location.”

Great location for Third Street shopping and bars. Short walk to pier. Large clean accomodation. Only downside, parking expensive.

Reviewed October 09, 2016

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

Responded September 29, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
6.3
Good
Chad from United States
Family with teens
Double Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

Location is good, but Very Loud!”

Location to 3rd st, price, size of suite

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

Reviewed June 18, 2015
6.0
Kate from United States
Solo traveler
Courtyard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

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.

Reviewed October 10, 2017

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

Responded November 15, 2017
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
8.0
Excellent
Julian from United Kingdom
Couple
King Suite Pool View
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

Very good”

Only downfall is the noise at night. Bin trucks and lots of shouting in the street. Walls and windows are paper thin.

Reviewed October 02, 2019
9.3
Exceptional
Roxanne from United States
Family with teens
Courtyard Double Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Nice, clean mini suite!!”

Close to beach, great location and clean

Wonderful! Would stay again!!

Reviewed April 30, 2015

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

Responded September 21, 2017
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