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Bayside Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2001 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Ranked #26 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hobart, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great location to access Santa Monica sights but that's about it. Floors in room were dirty. Bathroom tiles dirty. Despite a booking for three people, only towels left for two. The maid service left our door open. I raised this with one person at the front desk who took note and said he would pass it on. When I... More

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the price is above average for the quality of the room, but this is Santa Monica, CA so high price seems to be the norm. The room is relatively modern, clean with up to date Ikea furnishings including bed, the bathroom is a little dated and musty smelling. The inner court rooms are just fine as you always have... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat the price AND location! We wanted quick access to the beach and pier (of course, it's Santa Monica) but still have money to enjoy the area. We are a 30-something married couple, active, w/o kids For less than $200/night (we stayed for 3) we got what we wanted and were looking for. Very clean rooms, easy/quick access to... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the more expensive option of an ocean view... got room 105 on the first floor. Our ocean view was obstructed the entire first day by an Itasca camper parked in the metered parking right across from our room. Hmm. Nice thing about the first floor rooms are that you get a roomy "patio" space with table and 4... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I don't want to sound too down on the Bayside. I'm really enjoying my stay here - but this hotel is what it is. It's an older building and my room has a slight musty odor. However it's location just can't be beat. It's close to both the shopping area of Santa Monica, the Pier, Main St with tons of... More

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Orinda, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We enjoyed a four-night stay in a comfortable, spotlessly clean room facing the courtyard. No frills, but unless you travel to LA to spend time in your hotel room, the Bayside has everything you need. Everything is in walking distance, the beach is at your doorstep, and staff is helpful. The room was a bit noisy, but the location made... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Perfect location for a stay in Santa Monica. Good value for money not 5 stars but clean everything you need and super friendly service. Parking for 20 a night if need was super easy also. Had the ocean view room which was perfect

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Marblehead, MA USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed one night. The beach-front location is fabulous, only a five-minute walk to the pier. Our room was not huge, a rather generic “room”, not especially luxurious, but spotlessly clean and comfortable, everything we needed. The WiFi was free, although we did pay for parking. And for the Santa Monica beach-front, the less than $200 price made it a... More

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Laguna Beach CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We needed a place to stay for one night within walking distance of another hotel to attend a wedding. The rates at Bayside are substantially lower than anywhere nearby (which is not to say cheap), and it is possible to reserve a parking spot in advance. Yes, you pay extra for that, but in this area it is more than... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed at the Bayside for 2 nights. I booked with short notice and it was cheaper than any thing else in the area by at least 50%. The room looked onto a courtyard of sorts which isn't the most attractive but the beach area is only a stones throw away. THere were other rooms on the front side of... More

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RBargas, General Manager at Bayside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. I appreciate you sharing your positive experiences with us. It is nice to hear that you found the property to meet your needs during your stay in Santa Monica. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you, Robert Bargas General Manager More

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Additional Information about Bayside Hotel

Also Known As:
Bayside Santa Monica
Bayside Hotel Santa Monica
Address: 2001 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayside Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of our new model rooms, Bayside will be renovating on a room by room basis until June 2009. ... more   less 
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