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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 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 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
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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72Somewhat walkable
Grade: 72 out of 100
127Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
23Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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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Michelle M wrote a review Aug 2
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This clean and cozy hotel has a modern beach feel with very reasonable rates. The location felt safe as I walked about 15 minutes to Whole Foods, and it is a perfect springboard for exploring Los Angeles. The front desk person, James, was very helpful and pleasant at check-in. I wholeheartedly recommend The Gateway Hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
JBtheJB wrote a review Aug 1
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Upon check-in, Mariana at the front desk pleasantly explained the process and amenities and made my wife and I feel at home— no small feat when everyone is 6ft away from each other and wearing masks! Sometimes the staff alone can make a place worth staying and this is one of those cases. She helped find another room for us, which was a very kind gesture. The only minor— and I mean minor — change I would suggest to the hotel would be to include inside the room a small notice about what has been sanitized in the room. This would spare us from going a little over-the-too with the hand sanitizer.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jason Evans wrote a review Jul 2020
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I was in town June 23 through the 26th. My children got me a picture for my hotel room framed of the family for Father’s Day. I Was on a business call when I was checking out and didn’t realize I left the pictures. I return to the hotel July 6th. I inquired with the front desk and nobody could find it. The next night Janet was at the front desk and said she would do everything she could to track it down for me. When I received a phone call in my room and Janet said she had at the front desk I was a so grateful. Thank you so much Janet for saving my Father’s Day gift. Jason Evans
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Kara wrote a review Jul 2020
Santa Monica, California1 contribution
Although my family and I live relatively close by in Westlake Village, we elected to stay at the Gateway Hotel during my mom’s brain surgery. During this incredibly stressful time, the staff was accommodating with an early check-in, extending our stay, and a late check-out (free until 1pm and a reasonable fee to stay until 6pm). The hotel has a generous hospital rate and the rooms are clean and modern. It’s a comfortable, no frills hotel, and everything was so easy and stress-free. The sun deck on the 4th floor allowed us to sit outside and take in the Santa Monica breeze. Every staff person we came in contact with empathetic, kind, and really sweet. Thank you, staff!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Michelle B wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions11 helpful votes
The Gateway was a lovely way end to our holiday. Right from check-in the staff were polite, helpful and efficient. Plentiful free underground car parking and 30 minutes to LAX. The room was clean and comfortable, the windows are double glazed, reducing the noise from the roads. We used the No.1 blue bus for $1.25 each to get into town near the pier. The hotel is reasonably priced for Santa Monica. No breakfast but lots of eating places around the hotel. We did eat at Scolomo (restaurant attached to the hotel). We werent impressed, overpriced small portions and the smallest cocktail I’ve ever had :( 10 Speed Coffee was great across the road and it’s always worth a trip to Mendocino Farms for any meal. We would definitely stay at Gateway again. Thank-you!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$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 Chestnut Club (0.5 miles), and The Broad Stage (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica?
Yes, free parking is 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 Royce Hall (3.8 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.