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Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Ranked #16 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Felt safe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

My daugher and me stayed at this hotel and felt safe. The rooms are basic and very clean. It was reasonable price given the area. Staff were always friendly and willing to help. No bed bugs - clean. Good location near beach, busing and many restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank farmfolksessex
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

The carpeted floor of our room was incredibly sticky. It had everything you could need in the room however we would not stay there again. The location is in the middle of nowhere and without a car it is difficult to get around. The walls are thin and you can hear what everyone else is doing in the rooms opposite and next door.
Not a great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Monaco
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127 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Santa Monica is a nice spot in LA; do not miss Palisades Park, Getty Villa & Getty Center, easely accessible by car from the hotel. BW Gateway in Santa Monica is otherwise too pricey for the quality. The wall cabinet was not clean enough and dusty; the breakfast is not included; no swimming pool; WIFI was unstable. The bedding is fine and the bathroom very efficient. The fridge was noisy. Very easy parking facility under the hotel. Noisy location. Staff average.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank akhenaton2
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Durham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Used as a base for exploring. Very helpfull staff, Free parking and shuttle service to the sea front.Very clean and comfortable rooms .

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DurhamDominic_H
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I stayed at this hotel during the middle of March 2012 as a base for the LA Marathon. The hotel, although a couple of miles from 3rd Street and beach etc is excellent value for money and has easy access to Freeways / Interstates etc as well as either an easy walk to the main attractions of the Santa Monica Area. The rooms are well appointed along with the free wifi which I always find a bonus. The staf were all friendly and willing to assist even in the middle of the night when we had an issue with a taxi we had ordered to take us to the start line.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Crimlet
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This was my first stay on a trip to the Southwest, so I was still jet lagged as I checked out of my hotel. I left a $1300 photographic lens in the open safe when I checked out of the hotel. Thankfully the very honest cleaning staff submitted the item to reception by the time I realised that I had left it behind!

Price is great for Santa Monica, about 5 minutes drive to the beach. Clean and airy room.

Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Stayed here for three nights ,staff were excellent very helpfull and friendly ,usefull shuttle service down to 3rd street which is where you can find shops and restaurants.Parking in the underground car park was handy,rooms were clean ,would stay again next time in the states,price was good compared to other local hotels.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

Property: Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Address: 1920 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1909
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:3 star — Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica 3*
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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