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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

1,693 reviews
+1 310-829-9100

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center

Great Santa Monica Hotel close to Beach

Location is Key

The Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica is conveniently located right on Santa Monica Boulevard. The hotel is less than a mile from the MGM Plaza and Bergamot Station. Though the property is not situated on the beach, Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Park Pier are only two miles away. The hotel is also in close proximity to easily identifiable landmarks like UCLA, Venice Beach, and Rodeo Drive. Shopping and fine dining are within your grasp when you stay at the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica.


The Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica offers prime amenities for a great price. The venue has won the Best Western Excellence Award many times. It offers more than 120 guest rooms and complimentary parking spaces. Need a rental car? The hotel offers complimentary rental car pick-up and drop-off services. Don’t have access to a vehicle on your vacation? You can take the complimentary shuttle to the beach and Third Street Promenade, a prime shopping location.

Luxury Room Amenities For Less 

Every guest experience is the same when you stay at The Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica. Each room features wireless internet access, a flat screen television, and free HBO. Other amenities within the room include a Nintendo gaming system, coffee maker, and pillowtop mattresses.

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The Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica has been a Best Western Excellence Award recipient many times. With more than 120 rooms and four floors, it offers luxury at affordable prices. Another hotel, the Comfort Inn Santa Monica, is in close proximity to prime shopping locations and offers free breakfast and a pool for its guests. While they offer more amenities to their guests, the views and pricing of the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica beat the competition every time.

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1920 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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User Highlights
"Welcoming staff" "Front desk was very helpful"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
78% said the reception staff was great.
"Everything was very clean" "Clean towels"
87% said rooms were clean.
91% thought it was clean.
"Free internet in the room" "For free wifi"
95% thought it was a great value.
53% thought the wifi quality was ok.
"Touristy places nearby" "Superb location"
Great parking, according to 88%.
93% thought parking was inexpensive.
"Bedroom immaculate" "Shower excellent"
87% said rooms were clean.
88% said the beds were comfortable.
Value for money
"Complimentary continental breakfast" "Free underground parking"
84% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
95% thought it was a great value.
"Near beaches" "Close to the beach"
"No continental breakfast" "No eggs"
84% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Building is old" "There was no patio"
54% thought the building wasn't nice.
79% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Worst meal" "Limited healthy options"
73% loved the dining experience.
Wellness Area
"Minimal fitness equipment" "No free weights"
78% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Affordable parking
Accessible parking
Could be quieter
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Freshly renovated in 2014, Best Western Gateway is about as close as you can get to St. John’s Hospital without being a patient, and is a 15-minute walk from Santa Monica Beach....