Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

1920 Santa Monica BoulevardSanta Monica90404USA
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About Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

Guests arriving at the Gateway Hotel Santa Monica will find an exceptionally welcoming, cheerful and affordable hotel featuring all the comforts of home.

The hotel Blends coastal style accommodations with friendly service and plenty of thoughtful perks. There are 123 bright, contemporary rooms that offer pillow top mattresses, 42-inch flat panel TVs with cable, complimentary coffee, tea and more.

The hotel also offers 2,000 square feet of affordable and flexible meeting space for business or group functions.

The Gateway Hotel Santa Monica is conveniently located less than two miles from the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica State Beach, the Pacific Park Pier and downtown Santa Monica.


1920 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, USA
Telephone: +1 3108299100 | Fax: +1 3108299211 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

A Well Located Base

Guests found this Best Western hotel to be well up to the standard expected from the brand. The location suited visitors using it as a base to explore this movie orientated part of California, and found it convenient for visiting Paramount Studios, and Hollywood. The bedrooms are well appointed and the beds are comfortable.

Friendly and Helpful

The staff are friendly and helpful, with suggestions and local information. Guests were very satisfied with the Los Angeles tour that they were able to book via the reception desk. The free parking offered by the hotel is very welcome in this area, whilst the inexpensive bus from outside the hotel to Santa Monica Pier is a great convenience.

Convenient Good Food

The Ihop, next door, is very convenient, and provides good eating, guests at the hotel are entitled to a discount here. The restaurant is flexible and helpful to those who have specific dietary needs.

Negative Reviews

Equipment Disappointment

The gymnasium was a bit on the small side, and somewhat short of equipment. Additionally the Internet connection via Wi-Fi suffered frequent interruptions.

Slightly Outdated

The hotel is of a slightly older variety, with air conditioning that is not as unobtrusive or efficient as the latest equipment. Guests commented that the bathrooms could be better ventilated, and became rather hot. Insulation between floors is not very good, with the result that footsteps above can intrude.

Some Noise

There is a certain amount of noise from the city at night, and the hotel's location at some distance from the Pier and other amenities is a slightly minus factor for some guests. Even without a swimming pool or a free breakfast it was felt overall that this hotel offers clean and well maintained value for money.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2978 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
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    8.8 /10
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  • Other Sources
    7.9 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 2978 reviews