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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here before taking a flight to Hawaii, coming from Monterey The hotel is conveniently located close to Santa Monica beach and pier (we walked there in 20 min) and 20 min from the airport.
The rooms were newly refurbished, but the hotel lacks style and caracter.
Excellent for a 1 night stay, but if woudl would ave stayed longer in Santa Monica, I would have picked a hotel on Ocean boulevard.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Thank you for staying at our hotel on your way to Hawaii! Although we are disappointed we did not exceed your expectations, we respect that not everyone has the same preferences. If you ever do need to stay in Santa Monica again for one night, however, we hope you'll choose to stay with us again!

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our stay was good. Rooms updated and have a beach feel to them. IHOP at the hotel was great for breakfast. Only minor complaint is the inside stairs was locked all the time to go up, however staff here is extremely friendly to open each time since my wife is scared of elevators. Otherwise, this hotel is great. Only minutes from the Santa Monica beach.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Thank you for your recent stay at our hotel and for complimenting our staff. They always strive to exceed our guests' expectations, and truly appreciate whenever someone takes time to acknowledge their efforts. If you plan on visiting Santa Monica in the future, we hope you will stay with us again!

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at BWPG before renovations were done and I was happy to see that renovations were just about complete when we returned for our most recent stay. The new colors and decor give the hotel a nice "beachy" feel. But what I like best about BWPG is the staff. These guys are super nice and the general manager went out of his way to make sure that my daughter, who had surgery at St. John's, and I had what we needed. That's a nice touch, especially when you are far from home. We'll be returning to Santa Monica for my daughter's follow-up visit with her surgeon and we will, if there is an availability, stay again at the Best Western.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

On behalf of our General Manager and Hotel Staff, thank you for your kind compliments! We're also very glad you like the renovations! We are sorry that the reason for your visit was for other than pleasure, and hope that on your next visit, everything turns out well for your daughter!

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed here with my wife and kid and found this hotel to be great even though they were renovating the lobby.The rooms are great.I won a bid on price line and got this place for 160 bucks taxes included.The location is not the best if your not driving but the hotel doesn't offer a shuttle to walking distance to the beach.There a Ihop next to the hotel where you can get 20 percent off but the food left a lot to be desired.The rooms are spacious and clean and the beds are comfortable and free wi-fi and parking.If i had to go back to Santa Monica and i probably wont since i taught it was very overrated i would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Bed comfortable but noise from people upstairs, in the hall along with air conditioner impacted our sleep. We were told it was a one mile walk to the Pier but it was really 1.7-2.0 miles. The room was big but walls thin. Make sure to ask for a room away from the elevator. IHOP attached if you need a meal although many restaurants on Third. Updated hotel in a busy area. People were friendly. Lots of pillows and coffee in room.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Like most Best Western Plus properties this hotel is no exception. It's bright, clean, up-to-date and staffed with friendly people. It is within walking distance of Santa Monica Pier and the Third St Promenade (about 1.75 miles each way) and a quick jump to the Santa Monica Freeway. The complimentary free underground parking is a big plus.My gripe is that the newly remodeled rooms have bare faux wood flooring which means that every footfall from the room above us was transmitted unmuffled to our room. The amount of walking and scuffing was enough to interfere with our sleeping. In an attempt to use white noise from the ventilator to mask the sound from upstairs, we found that the fan motor sounded like it was dying. The whining and warbling was about as bad as the tromping and pounding overhead. I would really have to think twice about staying here again.

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Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Very convenient location to the hospital, very nice quality an clean rooms and lobby that have been recently refurbished, friendly staff, reasonable price, loved the free wifi - only wish breakfast room service started before 7am. Would stay there again but hope I don't have to since it was for a surgery! :-)

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Additional Information about Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

Address: 1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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:
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#17 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $195 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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 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. ... more   less 
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