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Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was very far away from Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach and Pier, it is a good 45 minute walk away. There aren't many choices for breakfast, if you don't want to go to i-hop its a good 10 minute walk to find something good. The rooms were a decent size. The parking was very tight and not a... More 

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Soborg, Denmark
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night in a 2 queensize room. Large hotel. Efficient and fast checkin /checkout. Fine room. All noise from street gone when shutting windows, which is a plus. Fine interior - but never seen the coffee maker placed in the bathroom next to the toilet before? (does not really seem hygienic). Located on 20th street we walked to the... More 

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Carrollton, United States
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

unfriendly staff starting with the check in, they acted as if they were doing us a favor, then they put us next to the elevator. when asked to change the room, the attitude was of indifferent at best ., Slow elevators and very small. Tight parking and very dangerous, Extremely noisy. From both traffic and hospital ambulances. Cheapest coffee maker... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a room that was handicap friendly for the night before Mom's surgery at UCLA. The room was very spacious & easy to navigate, bathroom with it's large shower with a seat worker perfectly & the friendly staff at the front desk made this stressful time a bit easier. They also offer a discount for those headed to the... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Santa Monica, CA. It is great to know that our location was perfect and provided you with ease and accessibility to the UCLA medical center. We invite you to visit us again when you return to the area. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night for a business travel; perfect for a one or two-night stay. It is located near the pier; just a short ride away. The staff were very nice and the property is clean and safe. Check-in and check-out were efficient. The IHOP next door made getting breakfast super-convenient. The hotel provided a coupon to use there;... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! It is always a pleasure to receive feedback from our guests and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations and thank you for your favorable mention of our hospitable staff. Please visit us again soon for business or leisure travel! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very clean, the staff was always very helpful and nice. The IHOP next door made breakfast so easy. Location was great, could hop on a bus and be at the pier easily. There is also a wonderful Italian bistro located a few block away. Absolutely would recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable, safe, and clean place... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel for your recent visit! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience and recommending our hotel to other travelers. We are very happy that you found your accommodations to be comfortable and that our mid- city Santa Monica location made it easy and convenient for you... More 

Henderson, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this stay for a medical appointment at UCLA. The staff was wonderful during the reservation process and let us know that if we were up to it, we could walk to our destination. We arrived early, and the front desk did not hesitate to arrange to get us into our room immediately. The beds were very comfortable and... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. It is wonderful that our location was a great match for your travel needs with a convenient location to the UCLA Medical Center. We always appreciate when our staff is recognized for their warm hospitality. Many of our visitors mention the comfort of our pillow top mattresses We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here in June, was allocated a room on the 4 th Floor. The room itself was as a diamond member of Best western of a good standard and had all the amenities we would expect. The room at night was unfortunately very noisy, it must be the air conditioner from outside on the roof. you could hear... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and taking time to provide your valuable feedback. The reviews that we receive help us to continually monitor the quality of our product and service levels. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of all our guests, and we are sorry on this occasion we did not exceed yours. Thank you again. We do... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical overnight stop hotel, only a office chair to sit on in the room. very thin walls, I think we had a marching band practicing above us from about 5am! Staff were helpful and offered different suggestions as to how to get to the pier.

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

It is our goal to ensure that visitors have a fantastic and enjoyable stay while experiencing our destination. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your stay was with us and that overall you were satisfied with the location and your accommodations. Thank you so much for recognizing our dedicated team; we will share your kind... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best western plus gateway hotel was the first hotel during a car round-trip in the US. Our Plane that should have brought us to LA got canceled so we ended up being in LA a day later as planned. Our booking agency called the best western hotel to notify that we would be 1 day late and reported back... More 

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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and we do hope that you enjoyed your U.S. Visit! Thank you for recognizing our helpful and hospitable staff. We will share your feedback with our team. Due to the miscommunication pertaining to your reservation, as a courtesy, the hotel waived the no show charge. The added value of FREE on-site parking is often... More 

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Staying in Santa Monica

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel in Santa Monica's Beach Cities burgeoning neighborhood located on historic Route 66 and easy accessibility to all that Los Angeles has to offer! Mid-City Santa Monica The Gateway Hotel is located less than two miles from Santa Monica's beach side, The Santa Monica Pier and pedestrian friendly Third Street Promenade with an array of luxury Shopping and dining all within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

Address: 1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $248 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Best Western Santa Monica
Santa Monica Best Western
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
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