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Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good Location”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hotel seemed expensive compared with others we stayed in during our California holiday, but this may just reflect the local economy. However, we had a good stay here - the accommodation was comfortable and quiet, the underground parking was useful and the location was great. For the price, they could have included a light breakfast but the IHOP was fine. For anyone else who, like us, consider that more than one IHOP breakfast in a three day stay is enough, there is a great alternative a few blocks down at DKs bakery where you can get hot and cold breakfast croissants and bagels, coffee, donuts and sandwiches. Staff are friendly and helpful. We came here twice for breakfast and bought our lunch at the same time. It's obviously very popular with the locals - usually a good recommendation. Would stay at the hotel again if back in this area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel, and you are correct about "the local economy." With all that Santa Monica has to offer, the cost of living here is over 60% greater than the national average!
We're very happy you were pleased with our accommodations, and thank you for saying you would stay here again! We appreciate the compliment!
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Newfoundland, Canada
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Was very pleased with our stay. We stayed here for 6 nights. Staff very friendly and extremely helpful. IHOP Restaurant onsite which we loved. Bus route across the street, and went to all hot locations. Only downfall would be no pool but beach just 15 mins away so no problems.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We're very glad you were so pleased with everything, and that our staff was "very friendly" and "extremely helpful." They always enjoy helping our guests, and are very happy when their efforts are acknowledged! Thank you again!
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Coolidge, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The beds in our room were very uncomfortable and noisy, all vending machines were "Sold Out" of bottled water, the bathroom was very stuffy and hot and this hotel Does NOT offer a free complimentary continental breakfast like other places do, we were only given vouchers for 20% off Lunch or Dinner at IHOP!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent two nights here at the hotel. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Location was ok. A little out of the way from everything, however if you don't mind walking its not to far to the pier. The rooms were much better than we were expecting. Comfy beds, a lot of space in the room. One downside was that it was quite noisy in the rooms. Overall we were happy with the quality of the hotel and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lewisburg, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I guess I expected more from this Best Western Plus after visiting the BW+ in Carlsbad, CA....Yes, it was clean and the staff were great. And there was little if any noise and the hotel looked very updated. But, I was left unsatisfied with the fitness room and not having complimentary breakfast (though I knew it did not before I booked). IHOP located within the building was nice, however....but had to pay. I would recommend staying but would definitely look for a better price next time. It was nice not having to pay for parking but assume that was already lodged into the price of the room somehow. I would recommend they do that with the complimentary breakfast as well....if that is what they do with the parking. The location to the pier and other sites was very good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Free parking and close to St. John's Medical Center.IHop restaurant next door and discount with hotel voucher. Room rate discount also if getting treatment at medical facilities. Free shuttle down Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hotel accommodations were acceptable for our needs. There was no breakfast available through hotel but there is an IHOP attached. Made for an expensive breakfast. Not a lot of food options in the close proximity to hotel and a way out from downtown.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Guest feedback helps us evaluate our product and service and, based on your comments, we are disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. However, we thank you for having chosen to stay with us, and for taking time to let us know about your stay!
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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