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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Best Western Gateway Plus comes in at a 4 star rating. This hotel is small, quaint and quite different from other locations within the Best Western brand. Although a bit pricey, this hotel has the best value in the Santa Monica area at the posted rates with only a short drive or shuttle ride to the beach. Common Areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was really clean, good staff basic hotel near Venice beach. great air cond. You can get the bus places but it's much easier to rent a car! This hotel does exactly what it says! I would definitely stay again.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights with kids and family. The hotel is clean with beach decor and was quiet during our stay. The rooms felt secure and we had a little bit of a pier view from the second floor although it was too far to walk to if you have kids. IHOP was located downstairs and its located near a... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stayed three nights here for my niece's wedding. I specifically selected this hotel for the location and free parking. The room was nice and clean. The bed was very comfortable. it was also nice having low noise air conditioner in the room. Wi-Fi worked just fine. A couple of things we did not like were the... More 

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Seatlle, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality hotel in good, convenient location. Staff was very friendly and very helpful and let us check in early. Street noise was high, but there are thick double windows to mitigate so not a problem.

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NB, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and 20th, near Wilshire. Not close to the beach, but does offer a downtown shuttle service to the shopping district. The hotel is not luxurious, but it's clean and has good amenities--free parking, wifi, in-room fridges. There's an IHOP next door and many other (better) restaurants nearby. Floors aren't carpeted, so you... More 

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on birthday trip from Vegas for 3 nights before moving on - this hotel is good value and rooms were clean with free wifi, WE had a room on the top floor and access out on to the terrace but with no views other than the back of other hotels. None the less we didn't come to sit... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My job brings me to Santa Monica often and I can hardly count the number of times I have stayed at this hotel over the course of the last seven years. I continue coming back for a number of reasons: 1) Price: You can't beat the value in the area. 2) Comfort: The rooms are fairly basic, but clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for three nights. First thing that struck us was how clean the room smelt! The bed was large and comfortable and there was plenty of space for our things. There is parking onsite if required. Downside is that there is no onsite restaurant or bar, there is an IHOP next door which does an okay breakfast.... More 

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Leicester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of april The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. Location is good too. Approximately 10 mins on the bus from the santa monica promenade. There is also a IHOP next door which is great for breakfast. The hotel staff were all very friendly and really helpful Would recommend a stay here... 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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