"Attractive hotel with attractive location"
The hotel staff were very accommodating and went the extra mile to provide early check-in when we ended up on an earlier than anticipated flight. Free on-site parking was a plus as was the convenience of the adjoining IHOP restaurant for a quick breakfast before heading out for the day. The room was light, bright, and clean with its contemporary beach-inspired […] (but not overdone) decor and furnishings. There were several room features that were awkward such as the bathroom door with automatic closure which meant that after showering one had to apply makeup or shave in a hot, steamy enclosed bathroom with no way to vent. We opted to rig the door open with a towel which made it more comfortable. There was no night light to assist in lighting the way on those middle-of-the-night restroom trips, and the light over the coffee bar could not be turned on unless the switch was on activating at least two other lights near the door disturbing anyone still sleeping. A trash receptacle at the coffee bar would also be helpful. As mentioned, awkward but relatively minor inconveniences. We would definitely stay at this location on a return trip . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Place to StAY"
The staff were very helpful. They sent us new bedclothes during the night after my granddaugther got sick and they let my son park in the garage for a few hours while he visited us. The iHop next door was friendly and had good breakfasts.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable location--easy drive to shop and beach"
The desk receptionist was very friendly as were the various housecleaners we encountered. The hotel rooms are the wash and wear style of no carpets, which I understand, but think it feels very utilitarian. The bed was comfortable and we liked the shower. I thought the price was a bit high, and would have felt much better about it if breakfast was included […] at the IHOP on the first floor of the building. They gave us a coupon for 20% off lunch or dinner, but honestly, who would go to Santa Monica to have lunch or dinner at IHOP? Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Free parking a nice feature"
Although the room was quite cramped, the bathroom was spacious and very nice. The free parking was a nice feature as well. Our room looked over the driveway in the center of the hotel, so the view was not great. The room numbering didn't make much sense, so finding our room at first was a bit confusing. It was too far to walk easily to the pier, although […] a shuttle service was available. It worked for basic accommodations at a competitive price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Western - Santa Monica"
A great value for the average traveler to Santa Monica. Easy access to LAX and to the sights of Santa Monica and its beaches. I will stay there again on my next visit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The renovations recently completed at this Best Western are superb. The room was modern and very nice. Great amenities throughout and very clean. the staff was outgoing, responsive and courteous. Even the common areas, lobby, etc. have been upgraded and improved. The only criticism would be the condition of the fitness facility. It is too small with […] limited, obsolete exercise equipment in poor condition. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not bad for the price"
Very decent stay, convenient and nice neighborhoodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Less than a 3 star"
I was expecting a cleaner more up to date facility in San Monica. The staff was sparse and had little info to share. The location was awful. It was far from the ocean and little access to tourist tours.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, modern and friendly"
Hotel has been recently updated and was very clean. I was overall very happy with my stay and happy with the accomodations which were above my expectation for the price. Free parking was a bonus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in Santa Monica CA"
Friendly staff. Easy internet access. Comfortable room. Reasonable rate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not my first choice next time..."
I stayed here for two nights the first weekend in March 2014. I arrived around 9pm and I was first struck by a bad odor in the main lobby and then another bad odor in the lobby on the 2nd floor. It just smelled like the area needed to be cleaned. I was getting concerned until I reached my room and I was happy to find that the room was actually quite […] nice. Also, there was no carpet in the room - not sure if what was there was a laminate or not, but it was great not to worry about what might be hidden in dark carpet! Also, the environmental controls worked perfectly. I travel a fair amount and find that even in 4/5 star hotels you sometimes have an issue controlling the temp in a room. Only complaint on the room itself - there was very little counter space in the bathroom. I am happy to say, however, that the next morning when I left my room the smell was gone from the hallway and from the main lobby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The coffee machine was on the bath counter reducing the already minimal counter space. No power outlet near the bed to charge phones. Staff would forget to replace coffee mugs, sugar, stirrers, etc.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
convenient to hospital otherwise nothing remarkable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfectly fine place to sleep and shower"
we were there for a family event. other family members were at much pricier hotels and complained about cleanliness and amenities. our accommodations were fine for the time we spent there. great central location for our various venues.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Newly renovated hotel. Convenient location"
Recently renovated. Everything was new and clean and worked well. We especially liked the convenient location to where we had to go. The iHop restaurant downstairs was a good place for breakfast. Parking in the basement was a real plus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"New and improved!"
I stayed at this location a few years back and was utterly underwhelmed at the time. The interior was worn out and the traffic noise a real problem. No more: the interior of the hotel was recently renovated and the traffic noise problem was addressed through extra glazing. Good job! This hotel has made it back onto my short list of reasonably priced […] hotels in Santa Monica. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really great stay! The hotel was just updated --"
Hotel updated recently.. Looks great! Staff was really helpful Great location - 1.6 miles to the beach!Genuine Expedia guest review
Lobby was under construction and we were sent down hallway to the managers office to check in, not a good first impression. All underground parking so you do not fit with overhead bike rack. Rooms new with tile floorsGenuine Expedia guest review
Room are very nice and very clean. Great location. Onsite,underground parking is nice and easy. Ideal for traveling and cost savings. Beds are very comfortable. Highly recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Location, Good rooms"
We were wondering staying on the pier or staying nearby. We choose staying nearby. We dont regret our decision. This hotel is a great choice if you just want to be near Santa Monica but not IN the pier. It is very accesible from any were. We were often moving to the UCLA area. EXCELLENT!!!. Going to the Promenade !!! The hotel installations are going […] under remodelation, we got a renovated room that was very good!!. IHOP is next door that makes your breakfast easy. We will recommend this hotel Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel very nice, clean, pleasant, quiet. We had to pay for an extra parking space (10$) which was my only complaint. Not a big deal. Would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for one night"
Stayed here with family one night before football camp. Great location and the hotel got what you need for a good short stay. Try Gilberto's restaurant at Pico Ave. Definetly the best restaurant in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Served its purpose. No bells or whistles."
I just needed a hot shower and a comfortable bed. The room was nicer than expected but the hotel hallways were dank and the carpet was very worn out and dirty. It was not any place I'd want to hang out in. Felt safe there so that was very important.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice & affordable"
It was a nice, close to everything, big rooms... also, IHOP has great breakfastsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel with brilliant serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointing for the price"
The hotel was in a good location, within walking distance to the fun attractions of Santa Monica. However, our room was on the first floor, just a few feet away from the lobby. We were in a non-smoking room, but during the night, smoke from an adjacent room entered our room through the adjoining door. Our clothes smelled like smoke, and the front desk […] attendant was unconcerned when we reported this upon leaving. We did appreciate the free parking and the proximity to the Santa Monica attractions, but the area around the hotel was not great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very clean hotel, free parking in underground garage, quite rooms that have been recently updated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to All"
Our son just moved to Santa Monica so we wanted a hotel that was close to him and close to bus lines so we could get around while he worked. The Best Western has very nice rooms- surprisingly nice actually- and was very well located. They also have free wi-fi and a computer and printer for guest use.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was small and dark. Window on drive court, heard all talking. Bathroom, really dark, florescent lighting. Plastic classes and paper cups, yuck. As far as condition, they had just started a renovation, so that will be rectified.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stay was good but could have used the shuttle on the weekends!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is fine if you are focused on location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel, good value. cab ride to promenade area"
only stayed overnight but hotel was clean and staff courteous. We wanted to walk to dinner, but turns out the promenade area where all the food is was a cab ride away.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Three generations meet and enjoy their stay!"
friendliness of staff, convenient location with on-site parking; met our special needs requirements; very comfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Beds were very comfortable. Shower head the size of a dinner plate - very nice! Clean all around. No restaurants in hotel. But an IHop across the street. Parking is underground, just don't park where employees park (which is not marked clearly) or they'll call you at 11pm to move your car. Not cool! Other than that I would recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good location for all of the beautiful Santa Monica sights....good location. Hotel great steal for the price...nothing fancy at all but worth it for the location, free parking and free wi fi. Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I've been staying periodically for past 4 yrs no frills but shabby and rooms quite dark. They have a captive audience for tourists being so close to santamonica beach have free wi fi and parking and close to get to route 10 Average accomm for business travelersGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"always enjoy my stay here"
I have stayed here many times. The room is exceptionally well taken care of. Enjoy the coffee in the morning and all the other amenities. The room was cleaned quickly and efficiently while we had breakfast. Everyone is more than accommodating. Nice shuttle to 3rd street promenade. Only down side.. near hospital...ambulances... need I say more. Obviously, […] if I have returned many times to this hotel I would recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but overpriced"
Overpriced, but otherwise decent hotel. IHOP onsite, free wifi, comfortable bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good place to stay"
Will definitely go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Alright for one night, not much to there anyway. Did enjoy dinner at The Lobster!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice area hotel with easy access to beach/pier"
Hotel offers shuttle service to the Santa Monica Pier for free during the week but does stop running at 8:00 pm. We opted to drive to the pier and park so we could walk around, watch the sunset from the pier and not have to worry about what time it was to catch the hotel shuttle back. We knew we would not be ready to go back to the hotel so early. This […] hotel offers free parking which is a plus compared to other hotels that charge for parking on top of room cost. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, affordable hotel."
A very clean, affordable hotel. While not within easy walking distance to the Pier and the beach, there were frequent buses and shuttles to catch to both, in addition to nice shopping areas.Genuine Expedia guest review
Older hotel, a bit musty feeling but nice overall.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient. Nice. Clean."
Hotel was nice and clean, and centrally located to just about everything. We spent lots of time at the Santa Monica beach, the Third Street Promenade, and Venice Beach, with excursions to the Hollywood Hills, Universal Studios/Citywalk, Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Culver City. This hotel is nicely located in a place central to all of those locations […] - we didn't have to travel more than 20 minutes to ANY of those sites. Room itself was clean and simple, with a room safe and a refrigerator. No microwave here though, so don't plan on being able to heat anything up. We stayed in a double queen bed room and the mattress' were very creaky, so if you're a light sleeper, they may wake you up if you toss and turn. Used the fitness room, but there's only one exercise bike, one treadmill, one elliptical machine, and an all-in-one weight machine, so if you need any of those and they're occupied, you'll have to wait your turn. Parking was VERY convenient, as its under the hotel, and above all its FREE - good luck finding ANY place in L.A. that can make that claim - there aren't very many. Wifi signal was pretty good all throughout the building, even in the IHOP on the ground floor. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location !"
Good hotel, my only complain was that the pillows were not comfortable! I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Bathroom was really small. Not within walking distance to anything. Shuttle only runs once an hour.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous location near everything vital"
Very comfortable and enjoyable to visit our grandchildren.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Drab hotel, far from beach, shops & restaurants"
Only hotel we found under $300/night for weekend we wanted, but you get what you pay for. Drab, dated hotel. Our friend's room smelled of urine - covered up with floral spray that wore off. Too far from beaches, shops & restaurants - except IHOP. Neighborhood is office & medical buildings. Staff was pleasant, but we should have paid more and stayed […] at a nicer place near beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
They couldn't accommodate my BMW with a UHaul trailer, and were pretty unhelpful with finding a solution. For the relatively high rate we paid on a weekday, I would expect a nicer room and stay overall. Not bad, but I just hoped for a better value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Older hotel, friendly staff, good location"
The hotel's decor is a little dated but well maintained. Was happy that the tub drain actually worked - this is a problem even in 4-5 star hotels.Genuine Expedia guest review
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