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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Ranked #18 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here once before as options in this city are extremely expensive. The hotel staff are friendly, helpful, and efficient. We needed to check out early due and they were extremely nice about it. Love the free parking and the location is pretty good. Beds are comfortable and we were able to get a room where street noise is limited.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've put my family here twice and we'll be back! Check it out. Great location, food and everything. The price may seem high to out-of-towner, but this is the best deal for the area and value you get! You're only 20 blocks from the beach, free car parking.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights whilst on our honeymoon. Most hotels we stayed in (New York, Vegas, San Francisco and Chicago) upgraded us or left a bottle of Champagne in our room. Not in this one... So don't expect anyspecial treatment! Our room looked out onto another building right opposite so the view was pretty rubbish. Location was further... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, I had my service dog and the person at the desk told me we would need a letter from our Doctor to have the dog in the hotel because they have a no pets policy. Since I am blind, I couldn't see the person and we ended up leaving and going to another hotel nearby. I have... More

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BWGateway, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Please note that our hotel’s service animal policy is to allow service animals at our hotel. We have a sign on top of our front desk which states “we welcome service animals.” In addition, our policy is to NEVER ask disabled guests to show proof of disability and to NEVER require proof that their service animal is “certified.” I have... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights prior to returning to the uk so our stay was only brief. The hotel itself is in a good location, there are 3 buses you can get from just outside the hotel and it takes about 15 mins to the beach. Also was the I hop next door and a few restaurants close by. The... More

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Edgeware, Middlesex
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25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because of the location being near to our American cousins. We found a very good price through British Airways Holidays & what a gem the hotel turned out to be. The staff are so lovely & accommodating & the beds very comfortable. The hotel has also been completely refurbished & there is a complimentary weekday shuttle... More

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Palm Desert, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was upgraded, carpet removed and hard flooring throughout. Yippee! New large flatscreen TV and new cabinet with mini-fridge. King size bed had luxurious comfort topper, extremely comfortable. Discounts available to the adjoining iHop, and lots of nice restaurants and bistros all around. Great walking area. This hotel works out very well for hospital visits. Walking distance to St. John's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and the hotel was very clean and nice! Friendly staff and was exactly as pictured on the website. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming through this area for a night or more than one night! Thanks for the great stay!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hotel seemed expensive compared with others we stayed in during our California holiday, but this may just reflect the local economy. However, we had a good stay here - the accommodation was comfortable and quiet, the underground parking was useful and the location was great. For the price, they could have included a light breakfast but the IHOP was... More

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel, and you are correct about "the local economy." With all that Santa Monica has to offer, the cost of living here is over 60% greater than the national average! We're very happy you were pleased with our accommodations, and thank you for saying you would stay here again! We appreciate the... More

Newfoundland, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Was very pleased with our stay. We stayed here for 6 nights. Staff very friendly and extremely helpful. IHOP Restaurant onsite which we loved. Bus route across the street, and went to all hot locations. Only downfall would be no pool but beach just 15 mins away so no problems.

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We're very glad you were so pleased with everything, and that our staff was "very friendly" and "extremely helpful." They always enjoy helping our guests, and are very happy when their efforts are acknowledged! Thank you again! More

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Address: 1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica #16 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
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