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Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed October 2, 2012

A very nice hotel. Clean and tidy.

good access to santa monica beach etc. One bus ride for one dollar and you are close to the beach, food outlets and a shopping centre plus much more.

Hotel staff are very helpful and we recieved a welcome pack upon arrival.

The hotel has an i-hop food outlet on the ground floor that is open early until late and the hotel has its own free underground parking.

Nice modern rooms and clean facilities. A small sun terrace on the 4th floor for all customers.

Very happy.

20 minutes from LAX.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed here from 17th - 19th September 2012. We were only here for two nights and wanted to get the most out of our visit. This hotel is about a mile + to the Pier. The hotel is very comfortable and the Reception staff are absolutely terrific. They couldn't have been more helpful to us. Ana booked our bus tour for us. The room was very clean with comfortable beds. Complimentary underground parking is a bonus too. We took the Big Blue Bus which you can catch just around the corner on Santa Monica Boulevard. Cheap! There is a complimentary shuttle but it stops at around 8pm. This is a great base to see Santa Monica and do the other stuff by tour bus.The one the Hotel uses will pick you up from Reception. Would definitely stay here again if we return.

Room Tip: We had room 220 which overlooked the car park ramp and the side of the building opposite but we were...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This hotel is located a short distance from the Santa Monica shopping district and next door to an IHOP restaurant. The hotel is clean, well maintained, and the rooms are quiet even with the air conditioner running. The room for 2 had 2 large comfortable beds (with an extraordinarily large number of pillows), a large bathroom, TV, desk, and a closet. All amenities were functional and overall were well thought out for the traveling public. There is underground parking available (an absolute MUST for a stay anywhere in LA). The staff were very friendly and helpful with advice on travel destinations. The internet service was good and reliable even when handling VPN (virtual private network) accesses.

The only thing to keep in mind with this location is to put the do not disturb sign on the door before going to bed to avoid dealing with the army of very efficient housekeeping staff which will otherwise come knocking at your door at 8AM.

The IHOP next door was very efficiently run with virtually no waiting to get a table and with the well-prepared food appearing quickly. The staff were very friendly at all times of the day despite the obviously high work load.

This hotel is suitable for any type of traveler, from tourist to business travelers. It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

After booking for another LA hotel on Expedia, I needed to add a night. The other hotel's rate was almost double what we expected to pay, so we looked around and picked the Best Western Plus.

Our stay was fantastic. The hotel is very clean, the staff was very helpful, but its best asset is its location. This hotel is twenty blocks in from the Santa Monica beach and pier. There is a complimentary hotel shuttle that runs every half hour, and also a bus stop at the corner that runs more frequently. The hotel is walking distance from Wilshire Blvd, where there are lots of shops and a Whole Foods with such a great deli/prepared foods section that I didn't mind that breakfast was provided.

Not a luxury stay, but definitely a clean and comfortable stay. Great for a budget vacation.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed for 5 Nights in Sept. You really need to have a car for this hotel as it is to far to walk down to Santa Monica Pier and centre, But parking is easy.
The Hotel is very clean and the strict No Smoking Policy is working well as the room was smoke free.
The air Con worked well and the room furniture including the Fridge were in Good condition.
Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Parking is available and no problem.
Would recommend this Hotel

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Staff very friendly and willing to help, we checked in early and were provided with a room promptly. Free wifi and free shuttle bus to and from the beach. Very comfortable beds! No restaurants around apart from ihop and it's about a $40 cab ride into Hollywood. Good hotel for a short stay.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Well located close to beach & mall, restaurants etc, clean, easy to find, safe - no problems at all! Easy drive to mall, beach - could walk if feeling energetic......good value for money too. Carparking & wifi were free,

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

Address: 1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#16 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $236 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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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