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Bayside Hotel
Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Santa Monica
Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Bayside offers average accommodations and a helpful staff. We were comfortable for our 3 nights, but the first room assignment was right next door to a room being renovated and the workers banged and sanded and vacuumed up until 630pm!!. In addition, our room, 112, was right next to where the maids got their supplies so there was lots of in and out of them and talking so we did not feel as private as we wanted.
When we complained the staff immendiately expressed their understanding and moved us to an upstairs room which was comfortable for the next 2 nights.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jgleasonphd
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Tucked away in a perfect spot near the beach. Our room features two big comfy beds, a nice bathroom, and a full kitchen. Even comes with extra necessities in the closet. Exceeded my expectations. Be prepared for tricky parking though.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Brooke A
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Bryne, Norway
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We made a reservation for a room with kitchen 50 days prior to our stay at the hotel website. When we arrived 1st July the reception wasn't fantastic but after a lotof waiting and no excuses we were able to check in. When we entered our room we realised we hadn't got the room we had booked. Down in the reception again asking why we didn't get the room we had reserved and no explanation on check in theyblamed it on us and how we had booked the room. After some discussion we were told that we could get the room rthe next day and that they now had reduced our price for the first night (marginally). No excuses and no explanation. It seemed like we were the ones to blame. We left and booked in at a nearby hotel. Much nicer, better service, better location, nicer rooms and marginally more expensive.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Trond S
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Cheaper motels were better than this hotel.
Parking was tricky no space to manouver.
Reception service could be improved.
Bathroom in need of modernisation.
No breakfast for the price.
Location good for beach.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank KateAndy89
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This hotel has very little parking. The location is good but you are not on the beach. Expensive for what it is. The costumer service is very bad. They were not very helpful at all. When I got home my credit card got charged $6.00 for some drinks I didn't have. I emailed them regarding this matter and they could not care less. I stayed in several other places in Santa Monica which were much better value for money. Do not stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jose M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Sorry I disagree strongly with the "reasonably priced" reviews. Yes it is within walking distance of the beach but it is only a small step above a Super 8 in my opinion. But what really gets me steamed is that there really isn't any parking. If you are one of the first lucky few you may get a very tight spot in the tiny parking lot - at an additional fee. If you arrive later you are told you can park overnight free at one of the meters on the street. Since it is near the beach, the meters are almost always taken and you have to be prepared to move your car at 9am anyway. We are currently parked a good way from the hotel on a street spot we hope will be ok overnight. And we must get up and move it somewhere (where?) by 9am. For this price I expect a parking spot somewhere near the hotel. You are much better off getting a cheaper hotel further out and driving to one of the many daytime only parking lots near the beach. Never again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank rosyshade
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Ballarat, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This hotel is very good for the price, directly across from the beach and Santa Monica Pier. Also close to public transport. I was able to leave my bags when I got in and they made up my room for early check inn. They booked a tour for me, and assisted with getting busses into LA. The two men who I spoke to couldn't have been more helpful. There was a nice little garden outside my room with deck chairs.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Amy M
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Property: Bayside Hotel
Address: 2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1011
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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