"Suprised... in a good way!"
It was surprisingly comfortable (for the money) and very well-kept and manicured. I would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
GREAT ACCOMMODATING STAFF. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS AN OLDER PROPERTY AND THEREFORE HAS IT'S LIMITATIONS, IT IS WELL KEPT UP AND IN AN EXCELLENT LOCATION WITH LOTS OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS. I WOULD DEFINITELY RE-BOOK THERE.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is older and kind of "funky," but it is clean and is in a terrific location. We would stay there again in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun beachside hotel!!!!"
If you don't plan on staying in your room very much, this is a great place! Don't get me wrong, the rooms are fine, but with all the surroundings, you won't stay long. It's next to the beach, and some great restaurants! Great little place!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great little hotel. Been twice, would stay again.."
Second time staying there...was great. People very nice, clean rooms, staff excellent job prepping room. Internet speed was slow but they said were having issues with it. (Didn't matter, unplug a day or two was fine with us as well).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Son-In-Law stay...."not quite what I had in mind""
Room was located near main routes of travel, old and stained shower tile coupled with a musty smelling room made for an undesireable experience, i will not stay there ever again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Motel, not Hotel"
To call this a hotel would be a big stretch. The room doors open directly into an outdoor courtyard. The bathroom appears not to have been remodeled since the 1960's (shower only and one sink). The parking situation is terrible...there are not enough spaces to provide parking for one car per room. On the other hand, the room was clean, the beds were […] comfortable and the location is ideal....a very short walk to the beach. For a two night stay, this was tolerable. The room rates must directly relate to location only. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location was great, but that's what you're paying for. Front desk service was mediocre at best; had a lot of confusion about whether room was ready or not. My room didn't have a do not disturb sign in in. When I asked, I was told that there wasn't an extra available. Fortunately didn't have the maids barge in on me while I was in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, that's about it"
Very convenient, right near the beach and Main Street. Overpriced for the quality of room, which was mediocre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"better than expected"
After reviewing all hotels in the area and the option of a vacation rentals, I decided to go with this hotel due to the beachfront location and the price, as well as the availability of a kitchenette. I also was a little concerned that the satellite views showed a park between the hotel and the beach. I was pleasantly suprised that the hotel was on […] a hill and the park did nto obstruct the view of the beach. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The property was slightly dated, but that gave it a rustic charm, and the place was SPOTLESS ! The location was perfect as it was a few minutes walk to the Santa Monica Pier, and a short bike ride to Venice Beach to the south and the nice beaches to the north - with beachside cafes. We were able to rent bikes from the hotel. The only downside was having to pay 15 dollars a day for parking in their lot, but parking was very limited in the area. I also feel each room needs a microwave. All in all, I felt it was perfect for my families needs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for one or two people."
Close to beach. Very easy access to beach and Ocean Avenue.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Super charming and convenient"
The hotel is right across the street from the beach, a 5-minute walk from the pier and a 15-minute walk from the promenade. I had a huge closet, mini fridge, coffee maker, everything I could have wanted except maybe a pool, but who needs a pool when the ocean is right there? The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgable too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a Hotel Its a Motel"
This is a fairly nice motel, but it should not be marketed as a hotel. The doors enter to the outside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location to beach and peir for the price"
I took my 16 year old daughter to CA during her summer vacation and one of the things she wanted to do was spend some time on the beach. We choose this hotel from previous reviews and its proximity to the beach. This truely is just a "hop, skip and jump" from the beautiful Santa Monica beach and only a short walking distance from the pier. This is no […] "high end" hotel but it is a beach house and would be good for a family that would be spending a few days that prefer to make their own meals with a fridge, stove, sink, kitchen table. I would stay here again for the price and if we are planning a beach week. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel for Everyone"
Lovely location right across the street from the boardwalk and the pier. Very pleansant experience and comfortable room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Another Perfect Stay"
I have stayed at this hotel the Friday before the Playboy Jazz Festival for the last 12 years. The upgrades are great, the location is great, the staff is wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We loved it."
I was a bit nervous with only a 2 star rating, but we loved it. I can't imagine why it got lower reviews. The room was wonderful, bed was really comfortable, everything was super clean. The service was helpful and friendly - we loved the restaurant recommendation for dinner! We had an ocean view from our room and walked to everything - the restaurant […] and shops, the Pier, the beach. Great hotel for a great price! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location excellent, hotel noisy"
Location was excellent as it was so close to beach/pier etc. But the construction is so poor that you hear every footstep of your neighbor above and my room was next to housekeeping's closet so you got to hear them talking loudly for much of the day. And yet I was gone from 8:30 one morning until 2 in the afternoon and they STILL hadn't gotten to actually […] cleaning the room, which I thought was pretty poor service. I wouldn't stay there again because of the noise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"oh santa monica"
overpromise, underdeliver. This place had free skittles. that was about it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Family Hotel - Just Perfect"
As I am a frequent business traveler I stay in various hotels many nights a year - I selected this hotel for one leg of our family vacation and could not have been more pleased. I do not know how anyone could give this hotel poor ratings. The location is amazing - the grounds are tropical - across from the beach and fun. The kitchen is more than adequate […] to make simple meals and well stocked with the required tools. We are a family of 5 - my children are teenagers and the room was more than big enough for us to be COMFORTABLE - not just fit in. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love this place!"
The hotel management goes out of their way to accomodate. They have great suggestions for local restaurants as well.This little motel is in between the Santa Monica pier and Venice Beach. We stay here everytime we are in the areaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Parking Lot is TIGHT!"
I LOVE This little hotel and will stay there again. The parking lot is the only negative. very tight and difficult to get in and out of. other than that, I highly recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hidden Gem of the Highest Order!"
Wow! Rates at this hotel were much lower than the vast majority in this area, so I was skeptical ...until I arrived. I got an ocean view room on the top floor. It felt much more like a studio apartment than a hotel. My room had a kitchenette with a stove, fridge, and cabinet stocked with dishes and the like. I was able to get groceries and cook here […] instead of going to restraurants all the time! Huge plus. It is centrally located, within walking distance to all the downtown Santa Monica attractions and the beach is righ across the street. You can tell they put some effort into updating it, because the building itself is definitely older. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. The bed was extremely comfortable. The tub is even a very good size. They offer parking for a (very reasonable) additional charge. Free WiFi in the room. Who can live without that these days? The room had a flat-screen TV with standard cable channels, and an iPod dock/alarm clock. They even stock some beverages in the mini fridge and have snacks in the room (extra charge). Only one flaw: it took a really, really, really long time to get hot water up to the room. I had to let it run for awhile, but it did heat up nicely. I LOVED my stay here and I will definitely be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staying on a budget next to the ocean!"
I have stay here twice now and the first time I stayed on the second floor courtyard and it was fine. This time we stayed on the first floor courtyard and it was a little bit noise from the next door music and upstairs floor noise from others walking about. It's close to everything and cute. We had the double beds with out the studio and it was a bit […] small for us. We had two small children with me and my husband. The beds are smaller queen. It's better if you are sleeping alone. The Pier and rentals are so close. Free WiFi is a bonus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff at the hotel was very attentive and helpful. They assisted with luggage and provided an early check-in. The room was clean and neat. The hotel is close to the beach and has nice views. The bathroom was a little outdated and the water did not drain well. The WiFi was sufficient. There is a small parking lot onsite for a fee. I would recommend […] this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value for the price and location"
This is an older hotel, without a lot of bells and whistles. However, the staff was very accommodating, the room was comfortable and clean, and you can't beat the location for the price! If you want the basic necessities and a great location for nearby attractions, this is the place for you! The only drawback is parking, which may not be available at […] the hotel, so when you make a reservation, ask them about parking. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"hit or miss"
I have stayed there a few times. Sometimes it is good and others a little dicey. This past time the room was small, tv broken (fuzzy), adjoining door connected to a room with about 10 workers pulling down walls and doing interior construction. My front door had been previously broken and they patched the lock back together. No heater although it was […] a very chilly evening. All together it was a big disapppointment. I also felt very uncomfortable with groups of men going in and out of the rooms on the hallway. There is not much privacy and they should have told me that they were doing construction beside my room. It was incredibly loud. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine for location"
This hotel is more or less what was expected. I chose it because of the location and was not disappointed, and seeing that it was surrounded by much finer hotels it is a prime location. Bed was very hard but pillows and comforter soft. Room very clean. Would have been very happy with a small microwave, but sadly did not have one. But mostly unhappy […] with the hotel at how loud it was. The upstairs guests came in very late at night and were extremely noisey. This older hotel could not handle that many people and I was awakened to loud talking and movement. In all it was what I expected and in my price point, but wish I could afford a quieter place in the same location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Overall it was fine. The rooms get stuffy due to no air conditioning and poor ventilation. The bathrooms are a little tired. It is noisy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel. Walk to ocean"
An older hotel. You are paying for the superb location. One block to the ocean. If you are fussy, don't stay her. Hotel staff were very nice and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
location was good,staff was nice but the rooms need updated in the worse way .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bayside Hotel, Santa Monica, CA"
Location is great. they have parking it is $12.00 per night/day that is a ood deal because parking is terrible in Santa Monica. Price seems high untill you look at the surrounding hotels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and very close of the beachGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bayside - close to the pier"
cute room, nice location across the street from the beach. get the parking! enjoyed walking to cafe every morning for coffee, people watching, proximity to pier and promenade, yet pretty quiet. not super luxurious, but very relaxingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were assured a second floor room when we made our reservation. When we checked in we were given a hovel of a room. While they were unable to move us to the second floor we were given the best room on the ground floor (109). Then staff was lovely. We were there during the independent Spirit Awards which were next door but the hotel was VERY quiet […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not fancy but comfortable and great location"
This is within a couple of blocks of some of the most expensive luxury hotels but at half the price. Walk to everything in Santa Monica, Venice, etc. Steps from the beach. Basic, not upscale, but with all the necessities and comfortable. Aging condition is visible but no problems. All staff I encountered were very nice and helpful. In Santa Monica you […] want to be out and about and not in your room anyway, so I'd go back again and recommend it to others. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bayside Hotel Santa Monica - the perfect location"
Rooms were fine, very clean, and the help was great. Best of all, the view of the ocean and the location of hotel to EVERYthing in the area was superb!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dirty bathrooms, slow wifi, and $12 parking"
The cleaning staff woke me up every morning talking loudly outside my door. My room was situated next to the linen closet room 111. The bathrooms were really old and dirty. I was quite please, though, with the location, the cleanliness ofnthe room, and the bedding. I love that there was wifi albeit slow. There were also a ton of channels on the tv. […] Overall, I had pleasant experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bayside Hotel - charming and convenient"
We chose the Bayside Hotel because it was close to a neighboring hotel where we were attending a wedding and about half the price. It's still a little on the pricy side for what you get, but it is Santa Monica. I found the hotel very pleasant and comfortable. They've kept this older building in excellent condition and added all the necessary amenities. […] I was pleased to find a friendly staff and bike rentals. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and comfortable, though not fancy or updated. Reasonably priced, great location and they are dog-friendly. Only hotel I could find in Santa Monica that allowed a dog the size of our labrador retriever.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love this hotel"
It has such a great vibe - clean and nice, many rooms have kitchens. I love the patio and the proximity to everything in Santa Monica. A bit noisy but I definitely recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I am very satisfied with my stay here. Everything was perfect: from early check in to cleanliness to friendliness to in room conveniences like snacks and drinks. Loved it and will stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bayside Hotel - Santa Monica"
Excellent location - was lucky enough to get beach view! - Clean - Comfy - Helpful staff - Free Wi-fi - 6min walk to Santa Monica Pier Highly recommend hotel for Staying in Santa MonicaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was very sweet. The bed was excellent, room clean, and free parking in a beach lot just in front of the hotel. The only thing that could have been better is that the bathroom fan made a loud vibration, and bathroom could have been updated. There was not place to put soap in the shower. But it was a great location, and I highly recommend […] it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Worst hotel stay I have ever had. No parking avalible at all at or close to the hotel. room was stuff heater would not turn off. Lights worked but no outlets from 8 am and when I checked out they came on at 11 am. DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL WARNING!!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and comfortable for the budget traveller... perfect location for cycling, walking , shopping and sightseeing. Will definitely recommend and stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Walking distance to everything"
We love this hotel. Walk to 3rd street promendade and the pier easily. A nice hike to venice. Beautiful ocean view in a safe neighborhoodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great view, close to the ocean, converted apt bldg"
The sunset view from this hotel is breathtaking. The actual room itself was comfortable enough, but not stellar. Unfortunately in my room, the mirror in the bathroom was not located directly over the sink, so shaving was a challenge. Also the water in the shower and the sink did NOT get hot enough for me for my showering and face washing. It was lukewarm […] water, which is very irritating. I mentioned this misfortune to the front desk upon check out. The actual bed was very comfortable however the furnishings in the room were cheap and the tile work was poorly crafted. Initially I had difficulty getting the television to give me picture and sound at the same time, but after a call to the front desk, and some technical support, that was all sorted out. The hotel has a great location and they even rent bicycle cruisers for taking in the sights at Santa Monica beach if you're there for a vacation. Parking for $12 a day seemed pricey, but at least they have parking available. I like the interior courtyard, which is nicely lit at night and some of the rooms have kitchenettes and balconies. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location right on beach and walking distance to Promenade, Pier, restaurants. Older building kept clean but could use remodel in bathroom. Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right on the beach...."
Lovely hotel, and right across the road from Santa Monica beach.....only a few minutes walk to the pier! Amazing service - Bayside couldn't be friendlier or easier to recommend! Brilliant!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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