I recently stayed at this hotel with my two sister-in-laws for a quick weekend getaway. We stayed for one night. The facility is clean, and the room was average. We had two queen size beds in our room. I would call this a no frills hotel. There isn't even a pool or hot tub.
When you arrive, you will see the IHOP sign on the side of the building is more visible than the Best Western sign.
Parking is included with your stay at the underground parking garage beneath the hotel and IHOP. We were driving a 4-door sedan, so the low clearance wasn't an issue for us.
One strange thing to note - the room numbers are in no particular order. It took us a few minutes to locate our room.
Staff was friendly and accommodating when we asked for more towels to be sent up - they brought far more than we needed.
I would only stay at this hotel if I had a car, because there is nothing within walking distance of this location (with the exception of the IHOP downstairs). It isn't too far from the 3rd Street Promenade, but far enough that I wouldn't want to be on foot.
We stayed here because my sister-in-laws wanted to stay in Santa Monica and this was the best deal we were able to find.
- 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