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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

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1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Northern NJ
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a location that was close to family in West Hollywood and near to LAX! This Best Western was a great find! It had underground parking for guests and allowed visitors to use the garage as well! There are wonderful restaurants within walking distance and a short car ride to the 3rd street promenade and the Santa... More 

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BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello travellover091, Thank you for being our guest and for choosing the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel during your recent visit to Santa Monica! We always appreciate hearing from our guests and knowing that we have provided the best level of product and service during your stay. We are excited about the opening of the Expo Line scheduled to launch... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our brief trip at this hotel. Reception was excellent and gave us help with booking taxis' and directions to things. Ana was especially lovely and helpful in getting us a quiet room and giving advice on getting places. The rooms are lovely and clean. Bright and modern. I think they are modelled on a beach house style. The... More 

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Thank AlbaVJ
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello AlbaVJ, Many thanks for letting us know how your visit was at the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our modern beach décor and pillow top mattresses. We appreciate your kind mention of our front offices associate, Ana, as we always appreciate when our team is recognized for their warm hospitality and customer service.... More 

Greenwich Village, NYC
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44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy I found it, as it will become my new go-to in Santa Monica. No, it is not on the waterfront. If you're looking for that, go elsewhere in Santa Monica or, preferably, Malibu. It IS clean, exceptionally well-run and friendly, has easy underground self-parking, is close to all kinds of great restaurants, and was a pleasant stay. The only... More 

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BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello paulvee, We are also so happy that you selected The Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel and that our location and amenities were a perfect match for your travel needs! We always appreciate when our staff is recognized for providing friendly and efficient guest service. Thank you for being our guest and please visit us again soon. Most Sincerely. More 

Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked based on closeness to John Wayne Cancer Center, pleasant experience, IHOP next door. Some city noise but its where you are. Great bed. Security nice surprise, Parking little awkward but conveniently close.

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Thank Lin F
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello Lin F. It is wonderful that our location was a great match for your travel needs with ease and accessibility to the John Wayne Cancer Center. Thank you for taking the time to provide your guest feedback and please contact us if we can be of assistance in the future. Most Sincerely, More 

Dawsonville, GA
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town to attend a concert at Staples Center. This hotel was a good location that wasn't too far away from the concert venue and was very close to the Santa Monica Pier. It was a very clean hotel and the people were very friendly. Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to others.

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BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello jbrockn2., Thank you for taking the time to provide your guest feedback. It is great to know that our location was a great match for your travel needs providing ease and accessibility getting around the LA and Santa Monica area. We always appreciate when our staff is recognized for their friendly hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed for 4 nights at this hotel and it was great. Room was big enough for 4 adults, bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean. Main things I look for in a hotel. The staff were polite and helpful and our room was always serviced well upon return!

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Thank Hayley W
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello Hayley W., It was our pleasure to be of service to you and thank you for choosing the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel. We appreciate your time and thank you for recommending our value and service to other visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night while In Santa Monica. Great service and loved the rooms. The windows were my favorite. the beds were very comfortable! It is not in the middle of everything but close enough that it is good value for the money.

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Thank cheryllsr
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Dear cheryllsr., Thank you for your feedback and for being a guest at the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the convenient location and are so happy that you had a restful sleep on our pillow top mattress. Our entire hotel staff enjoyed providing you with great customer service and warm hospitality. Please visit us... More 

Chicago
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76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel with our 2 teenage kids. The room had a tiled floor and was quite clean and comfortable. The parking situation was free and there was an I Hop restaurant conveniently located right next door. (The I Hop was surprisingly expensive.) The area is sort of dead except for the hospital nearby...not too many... More 

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BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello Jeannelb., Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your valuable guest feedback. Our goal is to deliver a memorable travel experience to all our guests. We are pleased that you were satisfied with your accommodations and the added value of FREE on-site parking. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Yours in... More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Rooms were very clean and decorated in a beach theme. Note**our room did not have any carpet but instead a tile floor.** Not a problem for us but we were surprised when we walked in. Lots of restaurants nearby and neighborhood felt safe. We will return.

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Thank Lee-Ann B
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello Lee-Ann B., We are so glad that you enjoyed your accommodations. Thank you for recommending our convenient mid-city neighborhood to the Trip Advisor Travel Community. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

San Diego, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I found all hotel representatives to be friendly, professional, courteous and efficient. This is always what i hope to find in lodging, especially at the end of a long day. I would recommend this hotel.

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Thank James H
BWGateway, Sales and Marketing at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Hello James H. We always appreciate when our staff is recognized for a job well done! Thank you so much for recommending their professional guest service to other visitors. Please let us know if we can assist you in the future. Kind Regards. More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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