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2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.6 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 389 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.7
  • Comfort
    3.6
  • Condition
    3.5
  • Neighborhood
    4.4
3.0 / 5Good
"Bayside Visit"
Room was charming. The only thing that we really did not like was the parking. There is not a guaranteed spot. We had to drive around for half an hour searching. We ended up parking at The Convention Center, quite a distance away. Takes away from the "leisure" part of trip.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 30, 2014
Sandi
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice Hotel with a retro feel. Great location."
My husband and I booked this online, not really sure about the location. We were pleasantly surprised. We were within walking distance of the pier, restaurants and shopping. It was very quite and clean. Smaller hotel but very comfy. We liked all the windows that open letting in the fresh ocean air. We will definitely stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 20, 2014
Jen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Value and Location"
Bayside doesn't look like much from the outside (more like an old motel), but the rooms feel like a studio apartment with IKEA furniture everywhere. Free wifi, snacks and drinks available (for a charge) and easy access to the beach make this a great place to stay on a budget. The hotel is a few blocks from many great brunch spots as well. The one downside is the limited parking, but we found metered spots within 100 yards. I would stay there again if I happen to be in the Santa Monica area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 15, 2014
Rob S.
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Close to beach"
Parking on property....handicap parking used by none handicapped hotel staff!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 15, 2014
J. Rice
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cute hideaway"
The folks at Bayside were very accomodating. Room was smallish but attractive. A cute place, conveniently located with ocean view. Would happily go back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Perfect location for Santa Monica beach,"
Was good, but service and price/quality quite poor. Nice location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 20, 2014
Chris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absurdly close to the beach"
Really nice hotel. Very friendly people. Cool room just steps from the surf. Thanks!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Everyone Is really nice ANd the check in person let us check in early. Very nice
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"across the street from the beach"
awesome, needs a pet area
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jul 10, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Awesome"
Perfect location! 1 block from beach. Room was very clean. Wi-fi. They also have bikes to rent and ride on the paths at the beach. Would stay again. Office people were very helpful giving directions or eating options.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 10, 2014
Mike
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good location, everything else is bad"
The hotel is in a good location. BUT, it's very noisy at night, very small rooms, bed is not comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cute vintage beachside motel"
Nice beachside motel. Felt like something out of the 1950s - in a good way! My only complaints are that the matress was too firm and there was no counterspace in the bathroom. It is well maintained, staff was helpful, and the location was perfect. We were right across the street with a view of the beach, and it was an easy half-mile walk to Santa Monica Pier. Based on the research I did, you can't beat the location and service for the price - just don't expect it to be 4-star luxury. We would stay here again for sure.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 20, 2014
Carly
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect location and Comfy Beds"
This hotel is a no frills - type of hotel. It is a cute, clean, comfy space with great views of the ocean and a simple block away from the sand. The room was cute and comfortable - and clean. The bed was really nice - the sort you sink into when you lay down. The location is also within walking distance to 3rd Street Promenade and Main Street Santa Monica - two great places to shop, eat, get coffee. We did not hang out in the room - it is not that type of hotel. If you want a comfy place to sleep - be close to lots of things - including the Santa Monica Pier and boardwalk - this is the place. One item to consider is parking. The hotel has limited parking - which means if it is full - you will have to find a parking space. This is the beach - so parking can be a challenge.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 21, 2014
MMedeiros
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect beach location."
This was my first trip to California and I wanted to be near the ocean. This was a great location at a reasonable price (compared to other Santa Monica hotels).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 19, 2014
Pat
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Staff friendly and helpful"
I was only in town for the night and it was nice I do think it was a little pricey but I guess it was just that time in the month
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location - walking distance to the Pier."
Had a great time. Easy access to LAX and the beach. Potential for a lot of noise but our night was peaceful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 10, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
I would stay here again. Older room .. very cute. Partial ocean view. Good location. Nice staff.
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1 night family trip May 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great ocean view"
we enjoyed it very much, it was the perfect spot , close to the ocean, and the santa monica pier, had a great time, next time we will get the ocean balcony, for the perfect sunset
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1 night romance trip May 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good location, close to Beach"
Kitchenette is useful Bed makers a lot of noice. Turning wakes up the rest of the guests!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 23, 2014
boud
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Close to the Beach"
For one night, we received good value. The 50's motel is clean and neat. We had a comfortable bed. I enjoyed the old tile in the bathroom. It is steps from the Beach, a big plus. Parking is difficult. We would stay at the Bayside again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 17, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Okay"
It's over priced compared to other hotels equally close to the beach. There is beer though and it's only 3.5 so that made up for it. Not really though
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice little Santa Monica beach motel"
Cute and quaint little motel on the beach in Santa Monica. Get the feel of old LA on the beach!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"this is a decently priced hotel close to the beach"
be warned check in time isn't until 4 p.m.. The staff was nice and the room was mostly clean. My wife made note of some sand still present on the floor but with it being right next to the beach one can't complain. The water was hot in the shower which was nice and the view from second floor was excellent. If you are to stay at this hotel request a second floor room Oceanside in advance. It cost a bit more or one of those rooms but its well worth the cost.I read another review hey user posted about being charged for the complementary soaps located in the bathroom.we chose not to use the soaps and photographs and videos the room upon entry and leaving the hotel as a safety. I am Not sure if they would charge for the soaps however I felt it was best not to use them.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Needs Renovated"
i would not stay here again unless they renovate
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 27, 2014
Fund Manager
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Close to the breach but bad conditions"
I liked the hotel location; however room conditions were bad. For example we preferred no to use the air conditioned because it was very noisy and furniture was a little bit defective as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Worth checking out"
Hotel was as expected. Not much of a view or anything fancy, but certainly a place we would stay again. Room was clean and comfortable and had a small kitchenette. Great location: Accross the street from the beach and a short walk to the pier. Liquor store and mini-mart around the corner. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Parking for us was cheaper to just "feed" the meter on the street in front of the hotel rather than pay the flat rate to park in the back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 22, 2014
LW
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cozy clean and great location"
Room is smaller than some places but it's like a bedroom, cozy, really comfy bed. Loved that there was a mini bar, and the nice beach bag with two beach towels convinced me to walk down the the beach (literally across the street) for sunset. I wanted a balcony and the description said there was one, however it was really just a chair outside the door, but the ocean breeze was great anyway and that's what I wanted. Be advised no rooms have private balconies, but the rooms that face the ocean on the second floor cost a lot more than the ones that face the side, but regardless I really liked staying here, and FREE internet was great, and parking was $20/day which is fine with me, it would be that much anywhere in Santa Monica!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"right across from the beach"
great location to stay. room was very clean but could use a paint job in the room. ability to rent bikes was a plus.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 23, 2014
Jackie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Would come back"
Kinda more like a motel but really can't complain - staff was nice, room was clean, and perfect location in Santa Monica, right next to the beach
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice location"
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and comfortable. I was only staying for 1 night, but it was very close to the beach and the Santa Monica pier. I will return next time in Santa Monica.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Apr 16, 2014
Brad
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Good experience for me and my boyfriend. Great hotel. Would go back
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cute, nice view"
We had the top corner room facing the ocean, it was very nice. I really liked that every room had a little outside table and chairs to enjoy the beautiful weather.
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1 night trip Apr 5, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Close to beach"
I only stayed one day .beds was hard I could here other people in their rooms
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 10, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great place - good price."
Everything was as advertised and a good bargain.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 24, 2014
Andy
US
3.0 / 5Good
"good for a short stay"
Just stop by for a day, the hotel is in a good location and good for a quick stay. No for business traveller
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good Location"
The problem we had with the stay was that the mattress was unbearably lumpy...definitely need to replace this mattress. And the pillows were way too thick. What has happen to normal pillows?
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1 night trip with friends Jan 17, 2014
Real
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Located close to beach and other points of interes"
I would not recommend this hotel. Our room was very outdated with a busy road right behind the hotel. However the room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
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6 night trip Mar 4, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great service!"
Super cute hotel right across from the water. Definitely a little old, but nice beachy charm and a great price. Staff was awesome, very accommodating!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 18, 2014
Ashlee
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Short term trip"
Excellent crew disposition and kindness. Convinient location, specially for a short trip.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 7, 2014
dj Rochester
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good overnight stay"
Great price for hotel so close to the beach, close to the pier, close to many restaurants. Ate at Stella Rosa's pizzeria-delicious! Very clean and comfortable room. The room even had beach towels and a beach bag to use. Obvious not a luxurious hotel, but for the price and just to sleep-was just fine! Cute little courtyard in the center.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 23, 2014
Heather
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Run, don't walk, away from this hotel"
I've never paid so much to be so disappointed. I simply do not have the time to present the complete list of "wrong" here. Just trust me - spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Feb 24, 2014
Tom
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Clean but noisy"
There are not many options for inexpensive hotels close to the beach, so this fit the bill. The proximity to the beach and Santa Monica pier was great but the back side rooms border a very busy, loud street. Our room was pretty small for 3 people but clean and fine for just sleeping there. Not a great place to hang out though. No elevator.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great location near the beach and within walking distance to the pier and the promenade. Everything was clean and the hotelstaff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and cozy! I would definitely go back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 19, 2014
Laura
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location close to the beach!"
Great, small hotel, close to the beach. Clean and cozy room. Would stay again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 19, 2014
Susie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good for One night"
Stayed there for one night. If you need a room near the beach then this should be your 1st choice. Got all you need for a short stay 1-2 days max. Hotel staff were vey helpful and kind.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 16, 2014
Sarmad
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location but don't expect great facilities"
The location is fantastic and very central (5 minutes walk to the beach). But it appears that there are 3 tiers of rooms and the bottom tier is given to web based reservations. The hotel was not fully occupied and we had a fairly outdated room. Also as far as comfort of the room, don't set your expectations high.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location, Clean and Comfy Rooms"
First off, the location is great. Walk twenty yards and you are in the sand, about an 8-10 minute walk to the pier. The price was great for the location and the room was very clean and the bed quite comfortable. Was not expecting much from the outside but was pleasantly surprised with the room. The staff was very friendly as well. Will be coming back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 6, 2014
Jared
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"not worth my money"
MISLEADING! WHAT U SEE IS NOT WHAT U GET... online pics are not what it looks like at all... rooms are very old... need a bit of a remodel... walls are paper thin! not a place for relaxation... way too expensive for nothing! NO MICROWAVE OR FRIDGE! staff couldn't care less about your stay... not welcoming nor helpful... I could go on but I rather not... on a positive note though (not that it makes it ok to pay so much but...) the beds were clean and comfy (im 5'1". I had to hop a tiny bit to get on them) only new yhing in there was the furniture. basic white furniture from ikea. anyway... stay at the travel lodge instead. wish I had. HAPPY TRAILS!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 2, 2014
kitten
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
A great place to enjoy the ocean and relax. Peaceful, quaint, a lovely place to be! We'll be back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 25, 2014
Kate
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Simple and very clean."
We enjoyed our stay. The room was great for our one night but, for us, it would not work for a long stay. It was too small to spread out in. It was near the pier and had a nice view of the beach. We liked the cute 50s feel and the cleanliness.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
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