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Bayside Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Ranked #25 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Bayside as part of a 10 day California road trip. The location of the hotel was absolutely perfect. When you stepped out the front door you were staring right at Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific. The hotel staff was very helpful whether it was for extra towels or directions to the local... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was a bit tired and dated, but not a problem, big bed, ok shower, safe in room, could leave windows open at night (mosquito net on windows) instead of using A/C. very good location, very close to beach, nice courtyard, easy walk to Venice beach. Bike hire is available and would recommend the ride to Marina del Rey... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best location for a hotel in Santa Monica. Close to Main Street, Venice, 3rd street, and the pier. Love that I could walk to get great food. Highly recommend "M Street Kitchen." Loved the room, it really felt liked I was on the beach. I had the economy room and it was great for the price. Loved the cleanliness, new... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great last minute find, like others have said 5 minutes from SM Pier, 10 minutes to Venice. 2 minute walk and you're on the beach. The room was superb, newly decorated and in really good shape. Free on site parking was a plus. Only minor problem was the nearest place we found for breakfast was about a 10 minute walk... More

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hotel is very clean nice rooms .Beach is walking distance..Nice minibar in room with plenty of choice..Hotel staff very friendly and helpful..10 mins walk to venice beach,5 min walk to santa monica pier..Great restaurants within walking distance.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Bayside. It is right off the Pacific, just down from the SM Pier. It has been redone at some point and is in good shape, very clean, and affordable for proximity to all the action. We were in Room 102, which has a king bed and small kitchen. It opens to a raised... More

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New York City, New York
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Bayside is right in keeping with the Santa Monica to Venice area - small and funky, so if you like luxury high rise hotels, don't bother to read further. It's location is excellent: within easy walking distance of a number of good restaurants and cafes with decent coffee. The beach is across a small, not-particularly-busy road and visible from the... More

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Boras, Sweden
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best location in Santa Monica, good price and great service! I have been staying here several times, smoe rooms are big, some are smaller but they are always clean and nice. So if your'e on vacation or work and more or less just sleep in your room this is the best. Close to Urth Café and Dogtown Café that makes... More

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Madrid, Spain
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

In terms of the room and the facilities provided, I will say the hotel is a 7 over 10. But just if you do not need any comunication with the staff, they do beleive you are disturbing them, and they are in very polite terms RUDE!!!!! Jessica, the recepcionist , meke me be that uncomfortable that I thought about looking... More

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Dallas, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Need a hotel that serves brunch and offers spa service? If so, this is not the hotel for you. However, if you need a cute and clean place to sleep at night; something that is within walking distance to shopping, the beach, and Santa Monica Pier, then this is a fine option. It's much more affordable than other hotels in... More

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Address: 2001 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayside Hotel 2*
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