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BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909   |  
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Ranked #18 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
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24 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a modern clean hotel offering free wifi and more importantly free parking. It is situated in Santa Monica but you will have to drive to downtown and the beach(however plenty of cheap parking downtown). Rooms are large with a comfortable bed and facilities such as a fridge which is great when travelling. Only downside I had was our room had an interconnecting door that was paper thin, we could hear every word next door said.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

stayed three nights at hotel a little bite out dated but very comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly bus outside the door to 3rd st promenade and beach for 1$ good value if not a shuttle every hour from hotel enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chacras de Coria, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Absolutely a great relationship between service quality and price.

Parking included is a difference.

A place to go back. Great location. And internet free in the lobby.

You can move to the tourist zones around Lax avoiding the crowded-crazy downtown. The location is unsurpassable.

The staff at the front desk varies from very highly professsional and warm to distractec indiferent, but all of them very well educated, as well as the janitors.

The mattresses might have to be renewed in some beds.

Be confident. No noise at all from the Santa Monica Blvd. in the lower levels of the building.

20-steps walking from the lobby you willl find a I'Hoop with an outstanding staff that willl make your breakfast (or any other meal) a pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This place is in a good location. You can get a bus to 3rd promenade or the pier for 1 dollar. Just make sure you have the correct money on you. I think the hotel provide a free shuttle on weekdays too.
There is free wifi and car parking. An ihop restaurant next door makes a good breakfast.
I would recommend this place to others.
The only down side is that there is no pool which doesn't really matter when you have Santa Monica beach minutes away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If you want a good value base to explore santa Monica and LA this is a good choice. The hotel is a short distance from the action in santa Monica but the bus is very easy to get and costs $1 the hotel also provide a shuttle bus mon - fri until 8pm. There is free wifi at the hotel. The ihop restaurant next door is a no thrills place for breakfast.

The hotel is a bit dated but has everything you need in the rooms. There is a nice little sun terrace to enjoy the sun and have a beer. There's not much near the hotel and Walgreens is a short walk away to stock up on water etc.

Santa Monica is a lovely place and hotels near the beach are very expensive, I would recommend this for budget travellers who want a convienent hotel at a good price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We have used this hotel at 6 times, usually on short stop overs when travelling from NZ to London.
Great service, great big clean room, helpful staff, early check in and late check out no problems. Free parking, I Hop next door for great breakfast, 5 mins drive to beach, 20 mins to Airport.
We will be back again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Best Western is just off historic Route 66 on the outskirts of Santa Monica. The room was comfortable with 2 queen size beds, free wifi and free car parking. It would be quite a long walk to the beach and took about 10 minutes in the car. It was very upsetting to see so many homeless people on the promenade and pier at Santa Monica beach and I didn't feel comfortable when being approached by vagrants for money as I felt quite intimidated by their behaviour.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 3*
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Best Western Santa Monica
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