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“Cute for the price”
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Bayside Hotel
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Good location, but just set your expectation that this is not a fancy hotel - you only pay $140 compared to $300 for others in this area, so it's good for the price. Staff are very nice and took great care of me. I got a garden view....which means my windows are on the parking lot....no views. Great location, walkable to the pier. Room is cute, beachy deco - simple and clean.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

The staff were excellent, and went above & beyond to welcome us & provide our party with information & assistance.
Even provided a late 4pm check out. Highly recommend !
The rooms were great, with a separate kitchen.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

For a noisy and dirty "one-star-motel" with impolite and arrogant staff this location is way too expensive. Please trust those others bad reviews...they do not exaggerate at all. So stay away and spend more money elsewhere. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I've been booking and recommending this hotel for visiting family & friends for years, but this is the 1st chance I had to stay here. I'm a little reluctant to share what I consider to be outstanding on the ocean in Santa Monica, It's already hard to get an ocean view room over a weekend.

Casa del Mar is next door. Ocean view in that hotel will run you upwards of $1K a night. Depending on the season, $229/night for a nice (not luxe), clean, cute, comfortable room on the same beach is a deal, in my book.

If you're looking for room service, 5 start restaurants, and valets, go north to any of the big boys along Ocean Ave. If you're a local who'd like to enjoy the beach and Main Street restaurants and shopping for a weekend without taking out a 2nd mortgage, the Bayside won't disappoint.

Room Tip: Go ocean front if it's available. Ask for a kitchenette if you're really looking to save. Th...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

Is seemed to be one of the cheaper options in Santa Monica but you don't sacrifice location. Right across from the beach and a 5 minute stroll to the pier, it was also only a 5 or so minute bike ride ( which the hotel let us use for free) to Venice beach. The rooms are lovely, great beds and the furnishings are modern and fresh. Had a great cheap mini bar too. Definitely value for money in Santa Monica.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank VauDT
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We wanted to stay in Santa Monica and this is one of the cheaper options, in a great location. The photographer who did their brochure shots was clearly very good, because the place was nothing like the photographs suggested. It's basically a 2-decker motel around a tiny little lawn. The rooms are basic, tired and not that clean. After walking barefoot on the tile floor for a few minutes my feet were black! The bathroom was also old and not especially clean. Even considering the location it was pretty disappointing for the money. I won't be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hotel was close to the ocean, and had modern furnishings. It is within walking distance to the amusement park on the beach, to stores and restaurants. However, it was a bit noisy as people tend to party in the courtyard in the evenings, and so you get to sleep when they leave. In the morning there were beer bottles and cigarette butts everywhere in the courtyard from the party the night before. Wifi didn't connect and our king size bed was way too soft, and uncomfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bayside Hotel

Address: 2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1011
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: £133 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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