Decided to stay here as we were on a budget but wanted somewhere near Santa Monica. The hotel is of an acceptable standard with clean and comfortable, functionable rooms all with a room safe and a fridge and free wi-fi. The hotel itself sits on the main santa monica blvd and although a little noisy from the traffic is great because every 10mins the big blue bus (line 1 or 10) stops just outside the hotel and is only a dollar each way. The area feels pretty safe and although we had hired a car we left it at the hotel (free car parking) as it was easier to get the bus. We decided to walk to Santa Monica during the day only getting the bus at night (thought it safer) and it took us 30mins. The attached IHOP restaurant is good too although I was originally a little sceptical about the food quality it was actually pretty good, I can only compare it to the UK Little Chef chain but better with much faster and friendlier service. We would definitely consider staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Best Western