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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Hotel accommodations were acceptable for our needs. There was no breakfast available through hotel but there is an IHOP attached. Made for an expensive breakfast. Not a lot of food options in the close proximity to hotel and a way out from downtown.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Patti N
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Guest feedback helps us evaluate our product and service and, based on your comments, we are disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. However, we thank you for having chosen to stay with us, and for taking time to let us know about your stay!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

My two girlfriends and i stayed here recently. After a 14 hour flight from Australia, we caught a cab straight from LAX (approximately $35) and was so happy when there was a room ready for us despite it being well before check in time. The hotel had everything that we needed. It felt rather modern with good working wifi, big TV, and very very comfy bed.

Unfortunately, the only restaurant nearby is an iHop which i wasn't loving, and the location is too far to walk to and from the pier. There is a bus stop nearby but we found it easier just to call a cab.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

We're very glad a room was ready when you and your friends arrived, so you could rest on the comfy bed after your long flight! And, thank you for letting us know that we provided everything you needed during your stay! If you ever plan on returning to Santa Monica, we hope you'll stay with us again!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We only stayed overnight, and the IHOP next door was very convenient! Rooms were very clean and comfortable, although a little small and the view was of the IHOP wall! The staff were very friendly and I really appreciated that they let us leave our car in the deck while we took the Rasta Bus tour, so we didn't have to pay for public parking all day!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Thank you for your recent stay with us and complimenting our staff. They always enjoy helping our guests and are very grateful whenever their efforts are appreciated. If you ever visit Santa Monica again, we hope to welcome you back!

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The rooms were very well done -- clean and comfortable and the staff was amazing -- my husband dropped his keys in a grate in the parking garage and the maintenance staff retrieved them which was no easy feat. They were very helpful and courteous!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We were guest here several times. They did a big renovation and it`s even better now. Looks modern and you get all you need, very clean, very friendly guys and we will definitly come back.
i wish, all Hotels would be managed and run like this.

BEST IMPRESSION EVER !

Room Tip: depends on your needs, I am very big (Bodybuilder) so I like the rooms with 2 queen size beds.
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1  Thank Oliver N
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BWGateway, Sales Manager at Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thank you so much for being such a loyal guest! We are very happy that we exceeded your expectations, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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