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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in July at the end of our holiday. Our room was on the 3rd floor at the end and we had no outside noise although we did have a little bit from room above us. We chose not to use the free shuttle available for transport to Santa Monica Pier and walked the 20 minutes straight down Santa Monica Blvd. Although on a couple of occassions we did make use of the public transport which was available directly across the road, a great and frequent service even on the weekend.
Staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful, rooms clean and very comfortable and being a smaller hotel I think gave it a home like enviroment.
Great cafe next door with a large range of meal options, I would suggest dining in and not having take away. A little further up the road there is also the Bistro of Santa Monica which has beautiful meals and live piano music.

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor if you are a light sleeper and don't want to be bothered by the possibility of footsteps being heard above you.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Perth26_59
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Nice accomodation with complimentary shuttle to Santa Monica pier area on the hour (Mon-Fri), with local bus access on the weekend from the road next to the restaurant. I did not like the hallway maze from the elevator to access our rooms. The bedding was fine and ensuite large. The hop hotel which is located in the same building had really nice staff with reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights when visiting Santa Monica and Los Angeles. We are greeted by very friendly reception staff and were given useful information about tours, buses and Santa Monica. Infact all the staff were very welcoming and alway greeted you with a smile.

Room : Our room was very clean, big and comfortable - with a safe, air con, coffee makin facilities and little toiletries and a huge king size bed!! We didnt hear an traffic outside when sleeping and were on the top floor.

Location : I think the hotel was 20 blocks from the beach (is that how the Americans say it?!) The hotel offered a free Shuttle to the 3rd Street Promenade on the hour and you could book into be picked up aswell. We just tipped a dollar each and the gentleman who took us was lovely!

Or you could get the bus for a dollar!!

There is an IHOP (International House of Pancakes) next door to the hotel and they do great breakfasts!! yummy!

We had a great stay thank you Best Western!! Must do the Amazing LA Tour and visit Third Street Promenade for great shopping and meals!

Negative : The only Negative comments I would have would be that it wasnt closer to the beach and 3rd Street Promenade! :(

BUT would go again and recommend to a friend!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stayed here on a business trip when I was traveling alot with the company I was working for. The front desk staff were very rude!!! They definitely need to work on their costomer service skills. Also, rooms, etc., were outdated. Wouldn't stay here again if you paid me!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed here on a visit to my daughter. The hotel was clean and comfortable, but you have to overlook the old decor. It definitely needs updating. The carpeting throughout hotel needs replacement along with bedding and drapes. But it was quiet., bathrooms clean just needs updating.

It was as nice NOT to have to pay to park car there. That is a great big savings there. Also there is a restaurant attached to the hotel reasonably priced. I would stay there again. Good price.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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