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Bayside Hotel

2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1011
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20-07-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#24 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Santa Monica, look no further than Bayside Hotel.

Nearby landmarks such as Ocean Avenue (0.3 km) and Ocean Park Ranch (0.5 km) make Bayside Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Santa Monica.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Bayside Hotel Santa Monica offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

While visiting Santa Monica, you may want to try some oyster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Lobster, Cassia, or Water Grill Santa Monica.

Should time allow, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica State Beach, and 26-Mile Bike Path are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at Bayside Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Gregory B wrote a review Jan. 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
me and my wife stayed here Spring of 2019 and enjoyed ourselves. Myself i prefer a Modern 2020 style hotel. My wife absolutly loved this place.. it is more of a beach house appeal to it! its conveniantly located close to the beach (maybe a 3 min walk to the sand) they also rent out bicycles that we did and rode up and down the beach. Would stay here again. the parking is my only complaint.. I parked on the street and had to make sure my meter was plugged when the car was left!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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StorkRN1 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Roseville, California507 contributions151 helpful votes
After reading all the reviews of Santa Monica hotels that weren’t too expensive, I decided to take a chance on Bayside and I’m so glad I did! I was on a month-long bike trip camping and moteling and splurged for this stay and it was wonderful! Nice, comfortable room w great amenities, coffee maker, snacks and drinks available at the front desk, walking distance to the pier and restaurants. Quiet for where it’s located. Just what I needed!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Alexandra wrote a review Oct. 2020
Anchorage, Alaska201 contributions56 helpful votes
Positive: clean bed and bath. You can take a parking space in the back yard for 28 USD, which is fine. Happy I took a basic room and did not pat extra for the ocean view: I would then enjoy overlooking a street and seeing an ocean somewhere there, as the building is not very tall. They did some restyling, I assume-not sure why they put a new nice flooring and left horrible carpet, which was not clean enough. Fine for one night, but photos and descriptions are definitely misleading.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
benandsophiesmom wrote a review Sep. 2020
Rohnert Park, California92 contributions58 helpful votes
Someone did a good job with the photos for this place because it is definitely not bright, white and airy w/ great views of the ocean. It's clean and serviceable, but I was looking for a nice place to hang out when not site seeing (this was during covid and fires so we knew we'd be spending time in our room). We were on the first floor, our patio did look on to the ocean but you could not see it because of the parking lot right in front of the hotel. I paid way more per night then this room or view was worth. I asked for an upper floor balcony but they only had a queen and we paid for a king with a kitchen. We did not really feel safe when outside. People would walk through the patio area, in front of the rooms, and out the locked gate. One night, someone in the parking area (metered parking right in front of our room) was blasting music until the police finally came by around midnight. We sat on the patio eating while we watched some guy go to every person who parked at the meter, he put in a coin on a string to fill their meter and then asked for money in exchange. The meter maids are militant, so watch out for that. We watched them give out several tickets in the times we sat outside eating. There were people on the patio in front of our room smoking despite the no smoking signs. Staff did not notice (the lobby is a room right by the front) and we had to tell people twice to stop smoking. The last night we were there, people who were staying on either side of us, were out in the front patio yelling to each other, smoking and talking loudly. There were people in the back garden area, right behind our window, smoking and listening to loud music. We finally called the front desk at 12:30am and he said he didn't hear anything but he'd go look. I have no idea how he couldn't hear unless their office is better sound proofed than our room (the walls were paper thin and you can hear your neighbors in your room). The noise then did stop. In the morning we complained to the front desk. He apologized and said security walks around 3x a night. Then he charged us $12 for the 3 bottles of water we got during our stay. In other words, he couldn't even comp us our waters for the unpleasant night before. This hotel would be doable if; they kept on top of unsavory randoms hanging around, they lower the price if they don't have the room type pictured available for your stay, if they spaced out the guests better. I can't imagine on a weeknight in the middle of covid that the hotel was so booked they had to book 3 rooms in a row!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: If you are paying for a view, request an upper floor before you get there.
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Leana S wrote a review Jul. 2020
Springboro, Ohio7 contributions4 helpful votes
Cute hotel across the street from the beach. Our room included an eat-in kitchen & fridge. Beach towels and chairs were provided, which was a nice surprise. The staff was extremely helpful. If you want an affordable place to stay on the beach this is a great option.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$246 - US$382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bayside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bayside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include 26-Mile Bike Path (0.3 km), Ocean Avenue (0.3 km), and Palisades Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bayside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Bayside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Bayside Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bayside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Urth Caffe, and Cha Cha Chicken.
Is Bayside Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bayside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bayside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bayside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (5.8 km), Annenberg Community Beach House (2.9 km), and Los Angeles California Temple (7.2 km).
Does Bayside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.