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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Guadalajara, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Myself and partner stayed here over Christmas. It is super close to the beach and about a 15min walk up to the promenade. The rooms a nice (not very big compared to other USA hotels we have stayed in) , I would say this is more of a motel than a hotel! But there is nothing wrong with that. Rooms... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Room was quite small but the location and price were brilliant. The check in was fast and easy and the staff were helpful...as mentioned the room was small but for the price we paid and the location I thought it was a great deal. I would definitely stay here again if in Santa Monica.

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Riverton, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Had a wonderful trip again to the Bayside Hotel. Room was nice full kitchen was great as well. Be sure to get the ocean view rooms.Sit and enjoy coffee or a drink and watch the ocean! Located very close to Santa Monica pier and shopping district as well as to Venice Beach.with the friendly staff and on site bike rentals... More 

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