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Hotel California

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Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel California

Hotel California

3.0 star property
City-center Montevideo Centro hotel with bar/lounge

6.6/10 Good

180 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
San Jose 1237, Montevideo, 11100

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Montevideo Centro

Getting around

  • Carrasco Intl. Airport (MVD) - 46 min drive
  • Montevideo Dr. Lorenzo Carnelli Station - 6 min drive
  • Montevideo Central Station - 9 min drive
  • Montevideo Yatay Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle


  • Bar Facal - 2 min walk
  • La Biennale - 3 min walk
  • Chivilandia - 3 min walk
  • El Fogón - 4 min walk
  • Locos de Asar - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel California

A great choice for a stay in Montevideo, Hotel California features an airport shuttle. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and central location.


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 84 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby; reservations required


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1962
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All residents of Uruguay may be charged the national value-added tax (10%) from November 15 to the day after Easter. However, business travelers from firms in Uruguay may be charged the value-added tax year round. Travelers on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for UYU 600.0 per night


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

California Montevideo
Hotel California Montevideo
Hotel California Hotel
Hotel California Montevideo
Hotel California Hotel Montevideo

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel California offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel California does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel California?
As of November 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel California on December 25, 2022 start from P 3,113, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Hotel California?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel California?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel California?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel California?
You can check in from 1 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel California?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Radisson Victoria Plaza Casino (12-min walk) and Maronas Entertainment (26-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel California?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chivilandia (3-min walk), El Fogón (4-min walk), and Locos de Asar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel California like?
Hotel California is in Montevideo Centro, a short 12-minute walk from Independence Plaza and 3 minutes' walk from Cagancha Square. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Look for other options.
Old, worn out towels and bathroom mat, extremely poor breakfast, etc, etc. Stay away, there are many better hotels in the same area for just a little more money. The only good service was the cleaning service and ,sometimes, the front desk people.
13-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything good, most welcoming, satisfied, Thank you
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The overall experience was a complete disappointment, the sofas at the entrance are pilling, the employees at the front desk simple don't care, the room pictures are dissaving
6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Really bad experience
I booked a room for two and then the hotel staff told me that it was only for one person. Room was extremely small and very uncomfortable the room was cold all night long because they had a window open in the bathroom. The cable system was on and off while watching movies or news impossible to follow up with anything
Leonardo, 2-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

6/10 Good

Central and clean
Recomendable to the price but weekend breakfast service very lacking.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

hotel location
Hotel close to downtown and main avenue in Montevideo.
JUAN JOSE, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Central downtown location
Good location, clean hotel with modern rooms. Breakfast had lots of options, although the coffee was terrible, drink tea. Staff spoke English and were fairly helpful. Wifi worked well.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Nice hotel close to transport and center of town.
We have been regular clients of this hotel and keep returning because the staff working there make the difference. Excellent service from the front desk at all times, day or night. Cordial room service (housekeeping) quick to attend to any request, however, the only downside to the stay is the breakfast menu. We believe that the ladies attending to the breakfast bar do what they can to attend to demands with the best intention, however, their intentions do not comply with the "Australian Food Safety Standards" we are used to. Croissants are not fresh, fruit is not always fresh. Scrambled eggs without the burners to keep warm in tray and in several occasions topping the tray with fresh eggs on top of old eggs.An untrained maid assisting breakfast staff while replenishing food, without gloves, cleared an insect from inside the fruit salad bowl with the bare finger, then continued with her job. Staff in this kitchen need to be trained, gloves to be worn at all times when handling food and different ones when cleaning tables.Glasses need to be dried out and without any water marks placed for guest use. Small details that those who travel will notice. Having said all this, we'll return in the near future because the staff make us feel like home, they are friendly and attentive, as for breakfast, cross the road and buy freshly made croissants, return to breakfast bar and get the coffee.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Viajero del norte
Good place
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

A regular hotel
This was a regular hotel in the downtown area. The staff was really friendly and the breakfast really good! :) I loved it! The location seemed to be fine, as well. The rooms were not that comfortable, though. The bathroom was very small, so it was a little uncomfortable to take a shower. It seemed kind of old. There was a restaurant next to to the hotel, and we got a complimentary drink because we stayed at Hotel California. That was nice! ;) The elevator seemed a little old because of the noise and it closed really quickly.
Verified Expedia guest review