I'll start with the few positives of this hotel: location...very close to the shore, 20 minute walk to Venice Beach, walking distance to shops at 3rd Ave, comfy bed.
But the negatives far outweigh the positives here at Bayside (especially for the price of the room). The first floor was extremely noisy from above and beside us and the hotel wasn't close to full. Others have noted the thinness of the walls and it's no exaggeration, water running from above is very noisy. Speaking of water, the shower was terrible. It took forever for the temperature to adjust so was nearly impossible to get at a good spot and it would suddenly get extremely hot from others flushing their toilets around us! The WIFI is completely useless. It makes you log in on your phone and tablet every time you try and access it and when it does log in it's terribly slow. Plus, at least with Verizon, you have to go outside to get any sort of service. A couple of little things would have made a difference, too. There wasn't a plug in the bedroom accessible without moving furniture or unplugging something and even then it was impossible to have your phone charging on the nightstand. Finally, the TV was unwatchable from the bed. It was a flat screen that you couldn't move or swivel from the wall. We opted to move the entire bed about 4 feet over to be able to watch something (mostly blocking the doorway to the kitchen area).
All in all, this place is not worth the price of the room...keep searching.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bayside Santa Monica
- Bayside Hotel Santa Monica