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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Location

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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
92Restaurantswithin 1 km
11Attractionswithin 1 km
Neighborhood
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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We stayed there for 3 nights and were surprised of the high standards compared to many other hotels at the same price level in town. Good location 2 miles from the beach, very good service and easy to get to the airport. Surprisingly good breakfast
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The rooms are clean and the staff is great. I parked my car for 3 days and used the #1 bus across the street to get around. If you are over 62, it costs 50 cents per ride. I took it downtown and also to Venice beach. Overall a great place to stay.
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Response from GWHSM, Guest Relations Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Ed, Thank you for choosing the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica. Guest feedback is very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It’s wonderful that you had the opportunity to visit many of the local attractions on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, which guests can board just steps from the hotel. Thank you again Ed, we will look forward to hosting you in the future!
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I needed a one night stay for business the next day and decided to give Santa Monica a quick look. This hotel appears to be meticulously maintained even if the lobby decor is rather simple.It almost has an asian vibe to it. Twenty blocks from the beach, I got a good price for a
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Response from GWHSM, Guest Relations Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Diana H., Thank you for choosing the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica for your business travel. Many of our guests appreciate the added value of our free parking and so glad you did too! We appreciate your business and the confidence you have placed in us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are in SM for business.
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My son was at UCLA Santa Monica for surgery that required we come in a night early, and then an overnight in the hospital. I chose this hotel because of the price, walking distance to the hospital and great reviews. It was very clean, comfortable and the staff was outstanding.
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Response from GWHSM, Guest Relations Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello 641leev, We would like to thank you for your recent visit to the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica. I was so pleased to note that we could be your home away from home while at UCLA Medical Center. We always appreciate when our team is mentioned for their hospitable and friendly service, thank you for your five bubble recommendation! . Thank you again for staying with us, please let us know if we may assist you in the future.
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Absolutely love the staff professionalism. They’re helpful and do all they can to make your stay pleasant. The hotel is 30+mins walk to the pier but cheap taxi ride. The rooms are very clean and provides a bottle of water which is a nice touch. They also include continental
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Response from GWHSM, Guest Relations Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Yenny2013, Guest satisfaction is extremely important to us; we appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience! Thank you for highlighting our team members and are glad to note that you were absolutely pleased with the professional and hospitable guest service that our front desk staff provided during your stay. Your outstanding feedback will be celebrated with our team. Thank for your being our guest, we look to your return soon!
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Does it have an indoor or outdoor pool?
Hello Susan L., thank you for your message. The hotel does not offer a pool or Jacuzzi. Please let us know if we may assist you further. With Kind Regards, Guest Services
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Is the hotel pet friendly?
Hello Carrie R., Thank you for your message. No Pets Allowed, service animals are welcome. Please let us know if we may assist you further. Sincerely, Guest Services
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Hello Marie, Thank you for your message. An estimated one way cost to Uber to the pier is around $12.00-$15.00 (one way) depending on the time of day that you travel. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus stop number 1 is located directly across 20th & Santa Monica Blvd. and it will take you to downtown Santa Monica (4th Street) and from there it is just a short walk to the pier. The bus costs $1.25 one way. Should you need any assistance while you are vising us, our front desk is happy to help with maps or provide any additional information. Please let us know if we can assist you further. Guest Relations
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Hello Triplejay, Thank you for posting your question. Our front desk team can assist you with storing your luggage post check out and there is no additional fee for this service. We look forward to welcoming you soon and please let us know if we may assist you further. With Kind Regards, Reservations Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
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What are the check-in and check-out times? Thanks.
They’ll let you check your n early if there is a room available. Noon checkout
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"A room away from noisy Santa Monica Blvd. on an upper floor will be quieter."
"Call the front desk to book your room and ask whatever questions you have."
"Choose highest floor away from Santa Monica Blvd and/or 20th Street."
"Get a room on the top floor"
"Ask for a room away from the street due to emergency vehicles on the street at all hours"
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PRICE RANGE
US$198 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western santa monicasanta monica best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN PLUS Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaSanta Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
123
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