Cal Mar Hotel Suites

3 star hotel


220 California Avenue Los AngelesSee nearby area


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    Active families who need room to move will love these apartment-sized suites with full kitchens and extra sofa beds. A small pool and location close to the beach and shops go a long way toward making up for the generic decor and a fair bit of noise.

    A 1940s apartment building, the Cal-Mar has been a hotel since the 70s, and its old-time looks and retro bathrooms are gradually being updated with new-millennium furnishings. When moderate tariffs buy you a large suite (average 800 sq ft/74 sq m) with kitchen and a supercentral location, it's easy to overlook the occasional shortcoming like rattling plumbing and ambient noise. Its 36 suites are immaculately kept, and the residential neighborhood is safe, with leafy sidewalks. Plus, most of what you need is within walking distance. It's only a quick stroll to the beach, and the on-site heated pool comes in handy if the ocean's too cold for a swim (as it is in winter). The hotel offers discount passes to a nearby gym. Other perks for guests are free parking and self-service laundry.

    Our independent authors have visited Cal Mar Hotel Suites and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Santa Monica.

    Description provided by property

    This ideally situated all-suite hotel is a 10-minute walk from Santa Monica State Beach Park. It features an outdoor heated pool and spacious suites with a fully equipped kitchen.

    Accommodations at Cal Mar Hotel Suites include cable TV along with a living room with a sofa bed. The traditionally decorated suites also provide a dining area and ceiling fans.

    The hotel offers a tour desk. Car rentals can be made at the front desk.

    Third Street Promenade is less than a 10-minute walk from Cal Mar Suites. Los Angeles International Airport is 10 miles away.

    Important information

    Early check-in may be available at a half-day rate.

    Please note: Rates are based on single occupancy, extra person charges are applicable.

    Please note: WiFi rates are applicable per device. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Services & facilities

    • Family
      • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking
      • Non-smoking rooms
    • Outdoor space
      • Garden
    • Guest services
      • Tour desk
      • 24-hour front desk
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Transport/transfers
      • Car hire
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