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Bayside Hotel

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2001 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bayside is a wonderful spot for a Santa Monica vacation. The rooms are small but very tastefully decorated, and some even have small kitchenettes. All rooms either face the ocean or a quiet courtyard with lounge chairs. There is off-street parking and plenty of street metered parking. Rooms have small patio tables and chairs for the morning outdoor cup... More 

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charleston, sc
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and i originally booked 2 nights here, but travel issues whittled it down to 1 night. The room was very clean and bright and the kitchenette (which we did not need or use) had a full refrigerator, high top table and was very nice and the bathroom was roomy, clean, and updated. Our issues were: The lobby was... More 

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chicago, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here because of location. Old beachside motel, but clean. Cannot beat the location! Just across the street from the beach. If you are looking for a beach place to stay for a couple of nights without breaking the bank, this is a good choice. Rooms are sparse but all that is necessary and quite updated. Hotels in the area... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought the room was nice. Nothing fancy but clean. Has a super small deck out front (2nd floor) to watch the beach. Thought the price was expensive but overall decent place to stay. I wish they had more hooks in the bathroom to hang towels and clothes though.

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Mill Valley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to ad much more to the 369 reviews at my writing but this is a reasonably priced alternative to much more expensive places just steps away (think Loews, Shutters, etc). While the ambiance isn't up to those hotels standards I like having a kitchen. Room 211, while not ocean facing is actually quite spacious and pretty quiet. Nearby are... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Bayside Hotel during our visits to Santa Monica over the years. Our previous stay had been in 2006. They have since renovated the guest rooms & patio. We always book a oceanview room with a kitchen. I recommend the 2nd floor rooms since the 1st floor rooms are noisier. The hotel lacks sound insulation - so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great location near the beach and easy 30min to LAX. Our room was small and bed very creaky but reasonably priced compared to some of the other options in the same area. Great spot for a night or two, staff friendly and accommodating.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent location, fair enough hotel. As a hotel itself, it is overpriced. You pay for the location. Few steps to the beach, less than 10 min walking to Santa Monica Pier, 15 min to 3rd St Promenade, few blocks away from bars and restaurants. Rooms are just Okay. Parking is charged at US$28 a day. It is a good option... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I am here for the savings and proximity of where I need to be for work. That's it. I am listening to a herd of elephants in the room above me because the walls are paper thin. There's also a hacking cough next door. The grips in the tub are black, the room has obviously been a smoking room even... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If it's location you're after, this place can't be beat. Literally on the beach road, a few feet from the boardwalk, and a short stroll to the Santa Monica pier, Venice beach, and Main Street. And only a couple of blocks to the PCH too. Location location location (for not $600/night like its neighbors). The hotel itself is a pleasant... More 

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