We chose to stay at this hotel prior to beginning our trip to Australia. We arrived early (before noon) since we had an early flight out of philly, but were lucky to get access to our room immediately. We also paid $69 for the 2nd day to have the room until 6pm (our flight wasn't until midnight). This was well worth it for another shower, and they gladly held our luggage while we went to dinner prior to leaving for the airport.
The room: nice size, comfortable king size bed with nice linens and pillows. Flat screen tv, easy chair, desk, good drawers and closet space. Bathroom had toilet/tub in one room and the sink was seperate in the hallway. Shower had good water pressure.
Location: This location worked out great for us. We took the free shuttle from the hotel to Santa Monica Place. From here you can walk to the beach, the pier, the promenade, anywhere really. Just call them up and they'll be around to pick you back up on the next 1/2 hour. There are a few restaurants that we walked to from the hotel (Wilshire Restaurant at 24th and Wilshire, Bread at Porridge at 23rd and Wilshire). There is a Whole Foods within walking distance as well. We took the bus one day to the Getty center, were able to walk the post office, very convenient location! I am very happy we chose here instead of spending over $200 for a room closer to the beach. Do stay here!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Best Western