"Nice location, close to the beach."
Awesome location close to the beach, and friendly staff at registration. Parking was horrible thow. The was was small but comfortable beachy room :) the bed was noisy but good mattress, the bathroom toilet didn't work but thank god we were there for one night. I would say this hotel needs to be a little more updated, and cleaner bathroom i got to s […] ay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to everything"
At first I was upset as I had read there was a balcony for every room but the hotel associate went out of his way to ma, e the stay special. The proximity to the Santa Monica Pier as well as Venice Beach was so convenient. There are different types of rooms so make sure you get what you are looking for and you will enjoy your stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, very noisy"
I knew more or less what to expect since I had seen the hotel many times before. This is an old motel that's been sold as a hotel. Which is fine, except as an old motel, the walls are thin and a lot of the rooms are close to a very busy road, so my stay was marred by noise. It was hard to sleep at times. The rooms facing the beach are probably quieter […] (and a lot pricier). The staff were somewhere between cold and perfunctory. Not very welcoming, and not very professional either. The room itself was small as expected, but it was very clean and the shower seemed to have been recently remodeled (no soap dish) . There was no bath - unlike the room in the pictures here. The rest of the bathroom was showing it's motel roots. Wifi was OK, DVR was quirky. If you need a launch pad to the beach, the pier, Main Street, 3rd street this location is ideal if you can stand the noise. I won't be going back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
fantastic location, quiet yet very near the ocean (you can hear the surf) and walking distance to downtown santa monica and pier. room decor was very updated, fun/ hip, and several rooms have kitchenettes (with a gas stove). staff was nice and helpful. our bed was king size and comfortable. nice new large flat screen tv. hotel has a "beachy" feel to […] it very fitting to the location and ambience. i would go back there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"inexpensive, good location"
Id come here againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice informality at the Bayside"
The Bayside staff was very nice and accommodating. We didn't have a decent reading lamp in our room and, when I complained, a good lamp was provided immediately. Other guests and the staff were all very friendly -- the vibes were good. And we were very close to the beach. We loved staying here, and hope to return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Easy access to the beach!"
Was a great place to stay for a long weekend. Easy access to the beach, Pier, and food! I would stay there again in a heart beat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"GEM in Santa Monica"
Amazing find!! The rooms are cute and convinient. The location the best! The staff allowed to check out at 2 PM no charge. From now on that is my spot in Santa Monica!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"With a bit of paint and repair this place is great"
Great location! Nice hotel but needs a fresh coat of paint. This 50's style hotel has comfortable beds and pillows but paper thin walls, so if noise from other rooms and street noise is a problem then this is not the hotel for you. The staff is very friendly and our rooms (we had 2) were cleaned and we were given fresh towels daily. The bathrooms have […] some updating needed, there was rust in the sinks and leaks in the shower, also peeling paint on the ceilings and baseboards. Because the hotel is on the beach and priced right I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I thought the room was comfy and the bed was really great. The hotel staff was nice and knowledgeable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and Quaint"
I thought the boutique style sea side hotel was nice, clean and cute!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location. We visited in December and the room was on the cool side. The room was very clean and modern looking.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed two nights mid-week at the Bayside Hotel. Even with the room at the back on the interior garden, we had a view of the ocean. The room was large enough, and the bathroom was very clean. Parking was available for $17 a day (well worth it). The staff was courteous and helpful. Most highly recommend!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fine motel by the beach"
I just stayed overnight, on a business trip. right across the street from the beach and the price was right. Would recommend it if you're planning on being outdoors most of the time. The room was small, so not a resort style by any means. Apparently that's a confusion point for a few people here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great affordable location in Santa Monica"
Cute decor! Right near the beach. I'd certainly stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More like a Motel than a Hotel"
Arrived two hours before check in time, the room was ready for us, that was great. Motel atmosphere, not Hotel. If you needed to go the the office and another person is checking in, there is nowhere to wait but outside in the environment on the Motel walkway. This is next to the sidewalk. That will work in the summer months, but it was raining when […] we where there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Simple clean accommodation near beach."
Simple accommodation with nice touches. Staff were very helpful. Cose to beach without being overly expensive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"clean and comfortable"
It is not bad to stay there....but of course is better in another places. All depends how much $ you want to spend. The room was clean and even the towels and bad covers. Not smell around. if you just need the room this is a good place. Should be cheaper . I paid 140/night....To much for ...even if is santa monica. If I compare with Hotel Loews it is […] big differences.. but there I paid more. Like I said ...if you need some meeting in your room...hotel ..this is not a place to stay...but if you just need a room to sleep, with good and clean bed....it is not problem. ...and even the noise was not bed like I heard on some review. They charge $12 /parking space...In November was some spots available...I am not sure in august. If I want to go again there?????? I will check the price around......maybe with this price I can take better hotel...(this is between motel and hotel...but again....you are OK there.....it is not some to worry...except the comfort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
the hotel staff was very attentive, my a/c wasn't working they had it fixed in a jiffy. the location is great and looked over the water, had easy access to the boardwalk too. a very simple hotel but the hotel staff really made it nice. had parking for guests as well. would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's a MOTEL"
Pictures arnt the same, it's a complete MOTEL, not a HOTEL! Told we were getting a balcony, which we didn't, smoke detector alarm wouldn't stop beeping! Wifi didn't work! Weren't happy at all! We LEFT after 1 hour of check in! Disappointed that they were rated so high on hotels.com!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and clean and walkable to everything!"
I was honestly not expecting much, and I was very impressed. The room was very clean- and I loved the decor. It felt like a nicely decorated apartment more than a hotel room. Instead of carpet there were wood floors- a great touch, especially with a sandy beach across the street! The front office was very casual and friendly-- I had a good experience […] with all of the staff. I loved the location- close to the beach, just a couple of blocks from restaurants and an awesome coffee shop, and a longer but easy walk to downtown Santa Monica and the pier. I would definitely stay again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"it was nice"
It was niceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great romantic getaway!"
Great location- except parking shortage- , friendly and effective staff and pleasant room. A very good experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Bayside is really a converted motel, but that said, the rooms are fresh and updated and the ambiance is relaxed. There were a few minor issues--no parking left by the time I arrived to check in, and there was no soap in my room. I stayed only for one night so these weren't huge issues, but could be a problem for a longer stay. I was upgraded for free […] to a room with a beautiful ocean view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Don't do it!"
It felt like the guest room in someone's crazy, poor aunt's house. If you are going to spend your entire time on the beach across the street have fun just go back to the hotel after dark and don't turn on the lights to get into bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The bed was so comfortable and the staff was so nice!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Average hotel in a great location."
The hotel is located a few minutes walk from the beach, Monica peer, 3rd street surrounded by restaurants etc. Don't by hotel parking, parking on the street in front the hotel much cheaper. The rooms are small but enough for 1 night sleep. The guy at the front desk was nice and let us park the car at the hotels parking after 9 so we wont need to pay […] and wont get a ticket (but only for an hour or two). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel great location"
I think some of the negative reviews I read were way off about this hotel. My hotel room was clean, staff was responsive and location is super convenient. Room was small but met all my needs. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was clean. This is not a tres chic place to stay but it exceeded all my needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More less than more"
Great location. However, you need the skills of a taxi driver to maneuver in and out of the parking lot (which you pay $17 per day to use) because too many car spots are too close together. One bar of soap to share between the sink and the shower. Indifferent staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst hotel ive ever stayed at"
I cannot beleive i payed 570 for this motel lookin room.worst hotel ever period!!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"comfortable clean hotel close to beach and pier"
The room was clean and comfortable. The staff excellent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Motel Masquerading as a Hotel"
I realize that Santa Monica is a very expensive area especially for out-of-towners staying at a hotel close to the beach but this motel was over priced for the value. My Gardenview consisted of a view of the ice machine and all night I got to hear everyone collecting their ice! We tried checking in at four and the room was not ready so we have to go […] and walk around the beach after a 9 hour drive! I believe $330 is too much money for this motel Priced like a hotel! Luckily I have a small car because their parking was very very snug! Which matched the size of the room as well! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very good hotel. Very poor WiFi however!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very noisy and disappointing"
The small AC units make all rooms very noisy and the staff is very unfriendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
THE HOTEL IS VERY OLD AND IN NEED OF A MAKE-OVER. THE TUB WAS MOLD STAINED, THE SHOWER CURTAIN ALSO HAD MOLD. THE BATH TUB RAN ALL NIGHT. THE BED WASN'T TOO BAD. I BOOKED A DOUBLE ROOM WITH TWO BEDS. I WAS TOLD THEY OVERBOOKED AND WAS GIVEN A KING BED WITH A ROLL AWAY. LUCKILY IT WASN'T TOO TERRIBLY AKWARD FOR ME AND TWO FRIENDS IN ONE BED AND ONE ON […] THE ROLL AWAY :( WOULD NOT STAY HERE AGAIN Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were basically on the beach and a block away from several great local restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Disappointed; parking a problem"
This is an economy hotel at 4 or 5-star prices. The only positive thing I can say is the location is great, right near the beach. When we checked in, we had two unpleasant surprises. First, we were told there would be an extra $2 charge (some kind of tax); this was not in the information provided on the web site. I don't like surprises like this, but […] Ok, $2 is no big deal. Second, the hotel has a parking lot (w/ fee which is in the web info) but when we arrived, we were told the spaces were reserved for people booking multiple nights, and we couldn't use the lot. Huh??? We were told we had to park in the street, but there was no parking to be had. We ended up parking 0.5 miles away at a meter. We had to be up and there to put money in the meter at 9 AM the next morning, which was very inconvenient. The room itself was OK, comparable to an economy hotel, and not worth the money we paid. I will not stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, nice staff"
Location was perfect! Close to the pier but enough away from it that the beach wasn't crowded. There's a cute Caribbean restaurant called cha cha's chicken within walking distance with delicious cheap eats and fruit drinks. Staff was very accommodating and the room was clean with a nice, beachy decor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute hotel! Close to beach"
This hotel is so cute! I was impressed immediately when I arrived. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms have a beautiful beachy feel. There is no elevator but the staff were happy to help me with my luggage up the stairs.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best beach hotel for value!"
The hotel is a great location and its clean and great view and exceptional value!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ocean-front if in right room"
I thought the staff were very helpful and courteous. I decided to upgrade my room once I got there so I could face the ocean. It was quite clean and tidy. My only complaint is that there were two issues in the bathroom that needed maintenance: hot water was dripping in the bathtub, and the toilet flushed itself, thus, not just wasting water, but causing […] noise. I reported it to the staff and am assuming it is probably fixed by now. I'd stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great energy, fantastic staff, exceptional view"
We moved here from the Santa MOnica Blvd Comfort Inn. The difference couldn't be starker. While the building was clearly built in the early 60's, it is in amazing shape, and the rooms have clearly been fully refurbished in the last few years. The second-floor room had a wonderful ocean view across a beautiflul little park, and just hummed with energy. […] The bed and furniture were modern, but without feeling hard, and fit the vibrant feel of the room perfectly. The kitchen, while small overall, was appropriate for the size of the room, while the bathroom was spacious, bright and sparkling clean. The staff was very professional and accommodating. While there isn't a pool, just down the beach, there is a public pool and changing house. We were sad we had to leave and can't wait to go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
good location, nice hotel, close to the beach, rooms very small but cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ocean view room with view of a tree."
I paid $300 for an ocean view room. Upon arrival at 3pm the room was not ready. 45 minutes later I went to my room on the 2nd floor. Only to discover the view was actually of a huge thick tree. I was very upset. I paid a lot of money for an ocean view. It was a splurge for my birthday on my vacation. I went to the office and asked for another room. […] So we got moved to the room next door that was not ready for occupancy. And it was not a kitchenette which is what I paid for. Don't stay here! Again we had to wait for the room to be cleaned. Finally we were able to settle into our room. The room was clean but old. And to top it off the iPhone clock radio was broken. It had missing buttons. So again I had to go to the office to have them bring me a working clock radio. The experience was awful and because I paid so much money I feel duped. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Conveniently located close to the beach but very basic amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Parking a hassle"
The room was supposed to be ready at 3, wasn't until 4:45pm. The staff was rude. There was no parking, so had to pay the meter and move the car at 7am.Genuine Expedia guest review
"the beach in santa monica, but $20 to park a car?"
Nice place, it's old but everything worked, we were 10 min from Santa Monica peir. It's been redone and looks pretty nice, bed was great and no complaints with room. HOWEVER $20 to park in a hotel owned lot is rediculous!! I mean to add that on to a maxed out room rate is tasteless. That left a bad taste in my mouth, and this place could really be something... […] Oh and nooooooo breakfast at all. Did not feel taken care of overall. To little for the money. Who goes to a hotel without a car??? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location, great value"
Two friends and I stayed there for a visit to Santa Monica and found the hotel to be great for its value - it was significantly cheaper than other oceanfront hotels but just as close to the beach. It's an older building and thereby in need of some updating, but the rooms were perfectly clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. A couple of things […] to be aware of are 1) it's more of a motel than a hotel and 2) almost all of the rooms do not have an ocean view. However, there is a really nice well-kept garden in the courtyard, and whether or not you can see the ocean, the fact is that it's across the street so you can't really whine about it. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely stay again if I found myself in Santa Monica. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute Beach side hotel"
This place was super cute and foot steps from the beach and Santa Monica Pier....also walking distance to some great resturants and shops. Not a lot of amenities but for the location it was definitely a good buy!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The place it's falling apart the only good thing is the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
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