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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
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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 the Third Street Promenade with an array of luxury shopping and dining all within walking distance. Guests arriving at the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica find an exceptionally welcoming, cheerful and affordable hotel featuring all the comforts of home. Blending coastal style accommodations with friendly service and plenty of thoughtful perks, our 123 bright, contemporary rooms offer pillow top mattress, 42-inch flat panel TV's with cable, complimentary coffee, tea and more.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking garage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Laura160 wrote a review Oct 9
Miami, Florida54 contributions49 helpful votes
For us, this trip has been the experience from Hades. When we checked in, they gave us a room directly in front of the elevator. We asked for a different room and they graciously assigned us a new room. It just happened to be next to someone who smoked in their room at night rather than go outside. Our room reeked of cigarette smoke. Once again we moved. This time to the 4th floor. It is right above the outdoor restaurant. We are also under the mechanical equipment on the roof which is loud and NEVER shuts off. I am writing this laying in my hotel room bed at 6:30 in the morning after listening to some piece of equipment buzz rhythmically all night. Then of course someone has walked around on the roof the last two nights. 🙄 I’m giving them a 2 because the room was clean. There is a charge of $16.50 per night for parking. Many of the guests appear to be receiving care at the hospital across the street (several people in wheelchairs) and one woman specifically said she was here to stay while she had a medical procedure. Honestly, at this cost, we should have spent a few hundred extra to be at a hotel on Ocean Dr or a block off the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tom K wrote a review Oct 4
Charleston, South Carolina37 contributions7 helpful votes
Turning down the bed the first night of a 3 night stay discovered sheets had not been changed because they were wrinkles and STAINED. Clueless front desk offered no apologies but did send someone to change them. Room was otherwise OK except for sticky floor & loose tile under the sink. Also low water pressure. Grab n Go breakfast only. Only a few homeless vagrants outside but security was good.
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Date of stay: October 2021
winnie wrote a review Sep 2021
Singapore, Singapore58 contributions51 helpful votes
The hotel is is in a great location and rooms are well-designed. Parking is now $15+tax per day - no longer free like many earlier reviews state - but it is underground and secure. They also have grab and go breakfast with a fruit, yogurt and muffin.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Diana E wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I got bed bugs here. I called and spoke to the manager to ask for a refund or for him to pay what it wound cost me to get rid of the bed bugs that I had now brought home, and he refused to take any responsibility. He claimed I got them on a plane. I’m not sure how I would have gotten bites all over my chest, butt, and upper thighs, on a fully-clothed, 2 hour plane ride. He also claimed that they fumigate the hotel every month but when I asked for proof that the room I stayed in was fumigated or for him to tell me the date when it was last fumigated, he wasn’t able to provide either. He said they’re well trained on infestations, but didn’t know that bed bugs can live for up to a year without a host. The mattress also didn’t have a cover on it which is bed bug protection 101 - it seems the someone well trained would have known this. It’s really frustrating and unethical that this place would take no responsibility. I hope no one stays somewhere that’s so dishonest.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Cristina Harries, Sales at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Responded Mar 4, 2021
Dear Guest: Thank you for your recent stay with us and we are very sorry for what you are experiencing. We value guest feedback and thoroughly investigate all issues whenever they are brought to our attention. We communicated to you the details of our investigation and our findings based on what you reported to us. And, we did not find any evidence whatsoever of any bugs. We appreciate your giving us the opportunity to be of service, and please let us know if we may be of any other assistance. Thank you again. Kind regards,
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Keila T wrote a review Dec 2020
Miami, Florida36 contributions46 helpful votes
I was happy with the hotel not just with free parking but they also provided a grab and go breakfast. The rooms was clean and bed was comfortable. It was in a good location and was worth the money we paid. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
2 Helpful votes
$146 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Which popular attractions are close to Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Nearby attractions include Bergamot Station (0.7 miles), The Broad Stage (0.7 miles), and The Chestnut Club (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Melisse, Milo & Olive, and DK's Donuts.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gateway Hotel Santa Monica offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (2.6 miles), Annenberg Community Beach House (1.9 miles), and Los Angeles California Temple (3.1 miles).
Is Gateway Hotel Santa Monica accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.