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Windsor Califórnia Hotel

Upscale beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Copacabana Fort

  • Free WiFi

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  • Fabulous, could not fault anything. Classy hotel at affordable prices would definitely…

    Dec. 17, 2019

  • The location was perfect, staff were very friendly and approachable, the room was larger…

    May 21, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 157 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach - 29 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 20 min walk
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Parque Henrique Lage - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden - 4.4 mi / 7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Executive Suite (Double)


  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach - 29 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 20 min walk

What’s around


  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach - 29 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 20 min walk
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Parque Henrique Lage - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Museum of Modern Art - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • Arcos da Lapa - 8 mi / 12.8 km
  • Maracana Stadium - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Christ the Redeemer - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Olympic Park - 17.6 mi / 28.4 km

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 21 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 47 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 10 min drive
  • Siqueira Campos Station - 8 min walk
  • Cantagalo Station - 15 min walk
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 157 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered onsite valet parking (BRL 50 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Windsor Califórnia Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Califórnia Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Califórnia Janeiro
  • Windsor Califórnia Hotel Hotel
  • Windsor Califórnia Hotel Rio de Janeiro
  • Windsor Califórnia Hotel Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Optional extras

Covered valet parking costs BRL 50 per day

Breakfast costs between BRL 60 and BRL 75 for adults, and BRL 60 and BRL 75 for children (approximately)


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Windsor Califórnia Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs BRL 50 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include The Bakers (3-min walk), Haru Sushi Bar (4-min walk), and Pão & Companhia (4-min walk).
  • Windsor Califórnia Hotel has 2 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff are very helpful, grate views from roof pool, great breakfast buffet, great location. And treat yourself to a beach view room - constantly changing view and very entertaining

    4 night romance trip, Apr. 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great beach front location. Great service and hotel

    Kim, 3 night romance trip, Apr. 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice hotel, well located in Copacabana. Was very impressed overall with the hotel, i was greeted by Cesar at the lobby, he was very sociable and friendly, even though i was early he arranged an early check in and my room was sorted out within 30 minutes. Great service! I also had a very early check out and he arranged for my bill the night before which made my exit very quick and easy. Overall this hotel was a great place to stay and relax, room is spacious and very well appointed, pool and gym area are also very clean. Would stay again.

    2 night trip, Nov. 30, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very please with my it here.

    The service was superb,cleanliness and location couldn't have been any better.i would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and i would definitely ho back.

    john, 4 night trip, Apr. 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel great location and exceptional service.

    Keith, 3 night trip, Feb. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service

    The best service EVER!!

    Gustavo, 3 night family trip, Feb. 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Shower head to die for!!

    The shower head and water pressure was AMAZING!!! I enjoyed every shower and took longer than usual showers just because of the water pressure. That was the most memorable thing for me at the hotel. Then there was the breakfast, OMG, sooo gooooddd. The view from the pool on the 15th floor was breathe taking. Workers at the hotel spoke enough English to communicate with me to assist me with all my needs.

    Marlon, 3 night trip with friends, Jan. 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    This hotel is excellent. Front desk is very helpful on any questions you have. I purchased an ocean view room and they upgraded me to a higher floor for a better view. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was very good. Quality of the breakfast items was excellent. You could order an omelette also. They served your drinks and the waiter was very attentive. Great hotel to stay. Right on Avenita Atlantica.

    Peter, 2 night family trip, Jan. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel. Right by the copacabana beach. You’re in the center of everything. Super nice and friendly staff. Really good food and recommendations. Worth every penny. The only thing I would say is to book when you get to Brazil as its half the price if you book it in person.

    2 night romance trip, Jan. 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The rooms are 5*

    I’m reviewing this hotel having stayed in a couple of others in coppa of similar star rating (the Miramar by Windsor and Portobay Int’l). I think this hotel is the best of the three. It has by far the nicest rooms, followed by Miramar then Portobay. The pool was nice (albeit small). Service was great. The two things it can improve on are the breakfast (Portobay was the best by far) and the gym is too small and needs some weights (dumbells). I would definitely go back though.

    Amr, 2 night trip, Dec. 19, 2020

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