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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed only one night but would return again. It was in a great location and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The receptionists were extremely helpful and due to one of our bags going missing at the airport they ensured they would wait for it to be delivered and have it put in our room. Which they did.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My overall experience here was very poor. I was in the Los Angeles Area for business, but wanted to be near the beach. Unfortunately, the prices for beach properties is very expensive, so I took a chance and stayed at this property based upon the reviews. Big mistake for me. The main issue was the noise. The way that the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great small hotel with perfect location near by the beach and local attractions. Hotel has own parking area which is small and please book it advance. If you get room from downstairs be ready that you will hear all footsteps from upstairs. Rooms are clean and different sizes but we really liked the hotel. Staff is really nice and helpful.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the Bayside Hotel was perfect (muscle beach, shutters on the beach, venice beach etc). We rented bikes at the reception ($20 per day). Basic but very nice rooms. No noisy neighbourhood. Parking cost around $ 25 per day. WiFi was ok.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not pretentious, but also not as pricey as other accommodations on the beach. Rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable. A functional kitchen was nice to have for breakfasts overlooking the surfers heading to the beach. If you think of a cottage atmosphere, you will be very happy staying here.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our one night stay traveling up the coast at this hotel very much. The room was a nice size with a nice bathroom. The kitchen (which we didn't need or use) could use upgrading...Less than a mile walk to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier the other way was a short walk. The only balconies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our weekend stay here at Bayside Hotel. It turned out to be the perfect location, you can see the beach from the hotel. 5 minute walk to the beach, 8-10 minutes to the pier, 5-10 minutes to several local restaurants, 15 minutes to Santa Monica Place - a very nice mall. We stayed for... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Terrific location- right on the beach. Easy walk to the Santa Monica Pier, the beach, parks, shopping and dining. Beds were very comfortable, beach towels & beach bag provided as part of room, staff was nice, interior courtyard a friendly place for the family to gather. Drawbacks- rooms were a bit small, housekeeping came by late in the day, had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed here for the last 2 nights of our month trip away. It is literally across the road from the beach and about a 5-10 min walk to the pier. It's about a 20 min walk to Santa Monica shopping mall and it's all flat so it's a great location. Dogtown cafe is a block behind the hotel which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The hotel has a very good location which is by the ocean and walking distance to 2nd and 3rd street. There is free wifi. Rooms are very small and we were expecting sea view but there was not. Relatively expensive. Santa monica is a small city and as long as you are at the center ocean side is very close... More 

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