This is the best California discount we could find for this Malaga accommodation. (See more details below.)
California promo code & hotel info
Hotel name: California, Malaga
Address: Paseo De Sancha, 17, Malaga Centro, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Description: Housed in an antique villa at the foot of Monte de Sancha, the California enjoys a privileged location only 55 yards from the beach of Playa de la Malagueta.
Save money: *Get up to 25% off your stay depending on the days of the week you book your room, the duration of your stay, the current availability of the room, the season of the year, and other factors
Promotion code details: No coupon or promotion codes are currently required to save money (any available discount will be automatically applied)
Is California the best place for you to stay in Malaga?
Getting a great deal or exclusive discount code on California is fantastic.
But there are also other things for you to consider, when deciding whether it’s the best overall place for you to stay during your time in Malaga.
With that in mind, we’ve created a list of things for you to consider, in addition to price, to help you decide whether it is, indeed, your best option.
You can simply skim the topics and questions down below, or click on any one you’d like to learn more about.
Why use CIM as an abbreviation?
During our review, you might sometimes see us refer to California in Malaga (20 characters long, including blanks) as CIM (3 characters long) for the following 3 reasons:
- We created the acronym by taking the first letter of every word (which was very groundbreaking, we know)
- We’re lazy and CIM is simpler and easier for reviewing purposes
- We save 17 characters every time we do this
So, just a heads up that we’ll be using this abbreviation sometimes, so you’re not left scratching your head and wondering what the heck we’re talking about whenever we refer to CIM throughout the remainder of this review.
Also, we’ll sometimes use CIM34358 which is a combination of the abbreviation with the Travel Help Guru post id, which we sometimes use for THG tracking purposes to further differentiate abbreviations from one another.
Were you able to get a good California deal?
Since a more affordable price is such an important factor for deciding where to stay in Malaga, we’ll go into greater detail on how we found the California offer at the top of this page, as well as other ways you can get a bigger discount, if you’re not satisfied with the price you found.
How TravelHelpGuru.com identifies the best California promo codes, deals, offers, and coupons
We checked sites like Booking.com, Hotels.com, Kayak.com, Travelocity.com, and Priceline.com for the best CIM promo codes, coupon codes, discounts, and coupons, and then presented you with the best one we found.
The only catch is that the discount you’ll get on CIM will depend on a varity of factors.
Why California discount rates can vary wildly
The price of staying at CIM will depend on factors such as the time of year (season), days of the week, current level of popularity (how booked it is or not), and more.
That said, you can use the tips below to hopefully get a great California promotional offer, in addition to the deal at the top of this page.
Use Google to find the best California coupon promo codes and discounts
This is one of the most effective ways to get a CIM discount, even though it can be a bit time consuming.
In a nutshell, you want to get on Google or a different search engine of your choice and do searches for things like:
- Best California promotion code or available promotion codes
- Most recent California voucher code
- Popular California coupons
Sometimes, being more specific can help improve your search results, but you can also try keeping your search queries for CIM simpler, like this:
- California deals
- California discount codes
It’s worth taking a few minutes doing these kinds of searches, if it gets you a better price on your stay in Malaga.
Use email to get a good deal on CIM
Another tactic is to look up California online, and if you find a relevant website for it, chances are good that you can sign up for an email list that will eventually push exclusive offers, discounts, and deals for it that are available for a limited time.
That way you just get a California discount, promotion, or offer emailed directly to your email address once you’re on their mailing list.
Find good deals on other places to stay in Malaga
The worst case scenario is that after all this searching, you’re still not satisfied with the California price.
This is still not a big deal, because you can easily search for other hotels, hostels, furnished apartments, etc. in Malaga.
In fact, you can see a list of other hotels and lodgings in Malaga here, in addition to CIM, if you want.
Or, if you’re feeling crazy, and you’re open to staying in other cities, you can look at a great selection of other Travel Help Guru Spain lodgings here.
Questions about California special rates that can save you more money
In addition to trying the tactics above, if you can find the contact information for someone who can book your stay at CIM, ask this person (let’s call him or her The Booker) the following questions that can help you save money.
What tips are there to save money when booking a room at California?
In general, traveling to Malaga off season, when it’s less busy, will help you save money when booking a room at CIM, but it never hurts to ask The Booker what other strategies there are to get a better rate than the standard rate (aka special savings opportunities), as well as what the rate plan policies are in general.
How can you avoid extra fees at California in Malaga?
Ideally, you want to avoid as many hidden fees as you can, so it pays to ask The Booker for CIM whether there is an extra person fee, early check in fee, late check out fee, wifi / internet access fee, and in some cases, an additional resort fee.
Does California offer holiday promo codes?
Sometimes, you can find great holiday specials when securing a place to stay, and The Booker for CIM would likely know of any upcoming holiday discounts.
What holiday packages does California offer to guests?
This is a slightly different than the question above, in that you might discover a package that involves excursions, shopping, or dining in Malaga that save you money that way.
Does California have student discounts, senior discounts, or military discounts?
Here’s one of our favorite THG tips: investigate whether you can get a specific discount type, like a student discount, senior discount, or military discount when booking your CIM stay, since these kinds of discount types are often not publicly advertised.
Does California have any friends and family discount programs?
This is another great question to ask The Booker for CIM34358, because getting friends and family discounts gets you instant benefits that is good for you but also them (since it encourages you to get more people to stay there).
Are there any special offers available for couples at California?
Similar to the approach above, you can ask The Booker about CIM couple discounts for romantic getaways, which sometimes works, depending on the accommodation.
How often does California release new coupon codes?
If there are, indeed, CIM coupon codes, promo codes, etc., then The Booker would be the best person to ask about how often such California discounts are released.
What are the blackout dates for California promotional codes?
This is a follow-up question to the question above, because if you discover any CIM promotional codes, they will probably be subject to availability, and there will likely be black out dates when you won’t be able to use them (like during the busy season) and The Booker can tell you what those blackout dates are.
Are there every any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for California?
This one is more of a longshot, but it doesn’t hurt to ask the Booker if they ever have any black friday or cyber monday specials for CIM34358 (assuming you can wait that long).
More frequently asked questions about California specials
In addition to the information above, the FAQ below can further help answer your questions about how to get the best CIM special rate during your stay in Malaga.
What is the best California promo code coupon, discount, or deal for me?
The best CIM promotional code coupon, discount, or deal for you will be the one that saves you the most money during the time period you’re looking at. Don’t overthink this one.
Are California coupon codes and promo codes tested by THG?
If we provide coupon codes or promo codes for CIM, Travel Help Guru will test them out first, and in instances where no promotion code or coupon code is necessary, we’ll let you know that as well.
How do I use an available California promo code offer?
Generally, if there is an available code, you would go to a website affiliated with booking CIM, apply the promo code at checkout, and then verify that you got the discounted rate on your booking confirmation.
What other steps can I do to take advantage of California offers?
We have covered this in greater detail elsewhere, but your best bets are to use the discount at the top of this page, do Google searches, and if possible, contact The Booker for CIM34358.
How many coupon codes can be used for each reservation if I find more than one California coupon code?
In almost every case, the policy is only one coupon code per reservation, which applies to your entire purchase, and we would be very surprised if the CIM policy is any different.
Do you care about more than just the price of California? (If so, continue…)
As part of the Travel Help Guru expert review system, we help you ask questions to determine whether CIM34358 is the best place for you to stay in Malaga.
If you’re already happy with the price, and all you care about is getting the lowest price or the lowest rates in town, there’s no need to continue with the THG review system for CIM!
But if you’re like most people, if you want to make the best decision about where you’re staying in Malaga, you’ll also want to consider and answer the following questions below…
Remember, the more you answer "yes", the better CIM will be for you.
How to use the Travel Help Guru system to evaluate California
The THG system for evaluating CIM is very simple.
Just consider the questions below. The more you answer "yes" to each question, the better CIM34358 is a good fit for you.
If you want to make it more fun, you can assign a rating of 1 suitcase to 4 suitcases to California, depending on how good of a fit you think it is, according to your expert rating.
But that’s optional.
And now, let the questions begin…
Is California in a good location in Malaga for you?
Where you want to be located in Malaga is one of the most important questions for you to answer.
Of course, it all depends on why you’ll be in Malaga in the first place, and whether the location of CIM will be helpful to you or not.
For example, are you traveling to Malaga for business or pleasure? Visiting friends or family there? Simply want to soak up the sights and attractions?
It’s very simple: decide what you want to actually accomplish (what you want to see or do) in Malaga. And then decide whether California’s location is a benefit for that or not.
Does California have a pool?
An indoor pool or outdoor pool (or even super swanky rooftop pool) might or might not be important to you, depending on how you’re planning to spend your time in Malaga and who you’re traveling with.
For example, if you’re traveling by yourself on business, it might not be important at all, but if you’re traveling to Malaga with friends, family, or children, and you think you’d enjoy relaxing by the pool at CIM, it might be an important consideration whether there is an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, whether it’s heated or not and has a pool bar or not, and so on.
If a pool is very important for your stay, THG recommends that you do a specific search for the best deals on Malaga hotels with pools.
Does California have a steam bath, sauna, hot tub, spa, or spa tub?
While you’re exploring the pool options at CIM34358, you might as well check whether there’s a steam bath, sauna, hot tub, full service spa, or spa tub that you might be able to enjoy to make your stay even more relaxing.
Does California offer free wi-fi?
This is a huge consideration when considering whether to stay at CIM, since people rely on wi fi (wireless internet access) for everything from business work to entertainment.
Travel Help Guru recommends that you double check that CIM34358 has, at the very least, free wifi in lobby areas, as well as more private options for fast, solid, reliable internet access.
Does the check-in time and check-out time at California work for you?
Check-in times and check-out times can vary a lot depending on the accomodation, so be sure to verify whether the check in time and check out time at CIM works with your schedule, as well as whether you can do a mobile check in to make the process even easier.
Does the cancellation policy for California work for you?
On the off-chance you have to cancel your reservation, check the cancellation policy for CIM so that you can avoid a cancellation fee on your credit card or debit card.
Does California have good transportation options for you?
Being able to get around Malaga easily will probably be an important consideration for you, so consider the related transportation issues and questions below, and see if CIM will sufficiently meet your needs.
Does California offer free airport shuttle service?
If you’re flying into an airport as a way of traveling to Malaga, you will want to ensure that you can easily get to and from the airport from CIM, and if you can do this for free with an airport shuttle service, instead of paying a taxi fare, bus fare, or for some other means of travel, that’s even better.
Does California offer free parking?
If you have a car during your stay in Malaga, be sure to verify whether CIM34358 offers free parking, because ideally you want to save some money by not paying for self parking or valet parking, if there’s any way you can avoid this fee.
Is the public transportation near California good?
If you don’t have a car when visiting Malaga, investigate what kind of transportation CIM provides to nearby sites, as well as the best way to get around, whether it’s by subway, train, taxi, bus, Uber, Lyft, etc, especially since a nearby subway station, train station, bus station, or taxi station in walking distance can make all the difference in the world.
Does California have enough beds for you?
If you’re staying at CIM with multiple people, this answer is important, because a single twin bed, double bed, queen bed, or king bed is fine if you’re on your own, but if there are others you’d rather not share a bed with, it’s worth checking whether you’ll have a couple double beds or queen sized beds for the sleeping arrangements, or perhaps even a double sofa that you can pull out and make into an extra bed.
Does California have good food options?
Depending on your needs, consider whether CIM offers a free breakfast, and if so, whether it’s a simple daily continental breakfast / buffet breakfast, or something fancier like a brunch or some kind of fine dining experience with exquisite cuisine and award winning food.
Beyond investigating your breakfast options at CIM34358, you’ll also want to know what other food options there are in Malaga (grocery stores, restaurants, etc.), and if you’re traveling with children, bonus points for checking whether any restaurants nearby have a children’s menu.
Is the customer service available at California satisfactory?
If you’re someone who wants to be well taken care of during your time in Malaga, you might want to check what kinds of guest services are available at CIM, like whether there’s a 24-hour concierge service, 24 hour front desk person (providing 24 hour reception), any special services for couples, ideally a friendly staff with high service marks, etc.
Does California have daily maid service?
Ideally, you want CIM to have clean bed sheets and fresh towels, whether or not there’s a daily cleaning service, and if you need laundry done, you might check whether there’s a laundromat or dry cleaning service nearby if these services aren’t available on site.
Are you happy with the amenities at California?
In addition to being happy with the services, you’ll also want to make sure you’re happy with the hotel amenities at CIM, such as the business amenities, exercise facilities and gym equipment (whether or not there’s a 24 hour fitness center), whether rooms come with perks like electric fireplaces, shopping options nearby, etc.
Does California have good tv options?
Although a flat screen satellite tv isn’t necessarily the most important consideration, if you watch a lot of television and this matters to you, you might check whether your stay at CIM34358 comes with a flat screen tv or not.
Does California have air conditioning?
If you’re staying somewhere hot or humid, you might want to see if CIM has air conditioning, which would make you more comfortable.
Does California have a bar?
If you’re the kind of person who like a hotel bar, lobby bar, or a personal mini bar in your room, be sure to verify whether CIM has one of these or not.
Does California offer any activities for guests?
Depending on how important entertainment is to you, you might want to investigate whether CIM organizes any activities for guests, offers special packages, trips, or excursions, whether there is a casino or some other form of adult enternainment nearby, and if you’re traveling with children, whether there are any facilities for children that would make your stay easier.
Can you bring pets to California?
If you’re traveling with pets, like dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, or whatever else, definitely investigate the pet policy at CIM to verify whether your pet is welcome and whether there are any additional charges if they are, indeed, pet friendly.
Is California suitable for special occasions?
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, be sure to verify whether CIM satisfies your needs, like whether it offers a romantic hotel package for couples, or whether it can accommodate group bookings if you’re traveling with a lot of people.
For example, if you’re dealing with lots of guests traveling to Malaga for a wedding, you might ask whether you can organize your wedding at CIM34358 or have wedding guests stay there, as well as whether there’s a penthouse or executive suite that you could book.
Is the smoking policy at California ideal?
If you can’t stand cigarette smoke or any other form of smoking, you might want to check if CIM has a non-smoking policy, and on the other hand, if you’re a smoker, you might want to check if smoking is allowed.
Are there good health and safety measures at California?
After the coronavirus and COVID 19 affected so many lives, many accommodations have enhanced their sanitation measures, so if this is important to you, check whether CIM has guest safety measures in place, like physical distancing, regularly cleaning commonly touched surfaces, and other additional safety precautions.
Will your luggage be safe at California?
If you’re checking in early, and you can’t get into your room yet, you might want to check whether CIM34358 has a safe, secure place to store your luggage until then.
Is California big enough for you?
If you’re the kind of person who prefers spacious suites and large, sweeping private balconies, as opposed to a tiny, cozy, less spacious suite without a private balcony, you might investigate how big your living space at CIM will be in either square feet (sq ft) or square meters (sq m) to verify it’s spacious enough for you.
How does California compare to other lodging options in Malaga?
Finally, it never hurts to consider how CIM compares to other possibilities in Malaga, especially depending on your needs, interests, and goals.
Are you a solo traveler visiting Malaga?
If you’re traveling by yourself as a tourist, you might want to check out what the best hostels or hotels in Malaga are for solo travellers or leisure travelers vacationing by themselves.
Do you want to learn more about the history of Malaga?
On the other hand, if you’re a history buff, you might enjoy deliberately searching for historic hotels in Malaga and staying in the historic district, if there is one, and seeing how it compares to CIM34358.
Are the sights and views of Malaga important to you?
If you’re the kind of person who loves great views, which often come with a high quality downtown hotel, you might consider a hotel with city views that appeal to you, whether it’s from a window in your room, or from a rooftop deck or rooftop bar at CIM.
What are the budget hotels in Malaga like?
If you want a good hotel deal in Malaga, staying in a budget hotel might be your best option, and you can see how CIM stacks up against these kinds of budget hotel deals just by spending a few minutes reading some hotel reviews and seeing what you think.
What are the apartment rentals / furnished living suites in Malaga like?
Depending on how long you’re staying in Malaga, you might consider an apartment rental, although THG recommends that for shorter stays you look for a furnished living suite as opposed to a non-furnished one for convenience.
How much do hotel rooms cost in Malaga in general?
Also, you might want to consider how much a hotel room is in Malaga in general, depending on whether you’re staying at a 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, or a high-end 4 star hotel. You might also compare these prices to boutique hotels, since a boutique hotel can have a very different price range.
By doing this research, you can see how much of a difference in cost per night there is between cheap hotels that aren’t booked that much vs. popular hotels that are booked more often in Malaga, and make a decision about whether you want to stay in a cheap hotel or a more expensive hotel.
All these considerations will help you better decide if CIM is the best place to stay in Malaga for you.
Rooms, rates & deals for CIM
Number of rooms: TBD
Minimum price per room: TBD USD
Maximum rate per room: TBD USD
Property description (rooms, rates, deals & more)
One of our top picks in Malaga.
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Housed in an antique villa at the foot of Monte de Sancha, the California enjoys a privileged location only 150 feet from the beach of Playa de la Malagueta.
The hotel is located near business and tourist services, and is comprised of 24 rooms.
Malaga Centro is a great choice for travelers interested in museums, tapas and shopping.
Brief reviews (in English and other languages)
Hard to believe it’s only a 2 star hotel great value for money. I could not find any fault with this hotel. Good breakfast you will not go hungry. Beach is a 5 minute walk away and you can walk into Malaga old town in about 10-15 minutes. Staff very helpful. As we had a late flight they minded our luggage for the day after we checked out. When we came back to collect our luggage to go to the airport they offered us the use of a shower if we needed to freshen up before our trip. There is also a roof top terrace to chill out after the day. If I come back to Malaga in the future I will book this hotel again.
This is a fantastic hotel. Location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and into the old town with a bus stop just outside. The staff are lovely. The room has aircon, a safe and Fridge. The hotel has a shower room which is great for late flights.
Really good breakfast. Very helpfull staff. Close to Beach.
friendly staff for the most part; great location; roof-top terrace excellent
We had a lovely balcony that viewed through to the water. Also, there is a terrific large outdoor lounge on top of the facility. Some fun shops in this area.
The position and ambiance of the hotel. It was a family run hotel who took pride in their hotel nothing was to much. Breakfast was delicious. We loved the spaciousness of our room tv had English channels air con was great and wifi connection excellent We loved the roof top terrace and position of the hotel Whoever rated this a two star was mad we cannot wait to return a little gem Easy to get to airport express bus last stop 5 mins walk along the beach Thank you to the family for a much needed relaxing stay .
Rooftop terrace to chill in the early evening before dinner and the very friendly and helpful staff.
Nice building and well connected to the city center. It has a nice terrace on the roof top to enjoy a beer or a sigarette.
Excellent location! Minutes from the beach and central square. Very quiet. Nice breakfast.
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Final review & details for this lodging
Booking your stay: You can learn more about this hotel by reading reviews that others have left. When you go to make your reservation, see for yourself how popular, comfortable, and affordable it is based on what others have to say about it.
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