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Bayside Hotel

2001 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1011
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#23 of 37 hotels in Santa Monica
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Santa Monica, look no further than Bayside Hotel.

Nearby landmarks such as Ocean Avenue (0.2 mi) and Ocean Park Ranch (0.3 mi) make Bayside Hotel a great place to stay when visiting Santa Monica.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and you can stay connected during your stay as Bayside Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a sun terrace. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

While visiting Santa Monica, you may want to try some dim sum at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Xino.

Should time allow, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica State Beach, and 26-Mile Bike Path are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The staff at Bayside Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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TJ F wrote a review Oct 2023
23 contributions3 helpful votes
Besides the view and proximity to the beach, and pier, the rooms are spacious and clean. The property is charming and comfortable. Comviently located to just about everything in Santa Monica as well. However what really makes this a great place is the manager and front office staff. Robert is personable, friendly and helpful. And extremely knowledgeable of the area. A must if you are visiting Santa Monica.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christoph D wrote a review Aug 2023
New York, United States10 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Bayside Hotel for a little weekend getaway from New York and where welcomed with the upmost friendliness one can expect. We were to early to check in but still were shown room options to ensure we will have the best experience. I believe the agent was George and had Greek roots. The room seemed recently renovated and was very clean. I run a 4 star hotel myself and was impressed by the professionalism and kindness every team member encountered us with. The free bike rental was such a welcomed surprise. Last the location was perfect. Close to the beach plenty of dining options around and easy to access without being in a noisy area. We ended up sleeping with open windows enjoying the ocean view while listening to the waves. Thank you Bayside Team
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for parking in the back
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Nerni M wrote a review Aug 2023
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I have not stayed here yet, but I have to tell you the customer service was just off the charts excellent when I had an issue with my reservation. Thank you KOSTA! You were so accomodating and I can't wait to stay!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JessicaMartinez2019 wrote a review Jun 2023
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions25 helpful votes
I was only staying for one night before heading to San Diego but this little hotel didn’t disappoint. Good value for the room - Spacious, comfortable bed and a good size bathroom. I had beachfront view and I could still sleep through the night. The people working at the hotel were really helpful. Location is great: 5 minutes walking to Santa Monica Pier, 10 minutes walking to the 3rd street Promenade for shopping and 20 minutes walking to Venice.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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John B wrote a review Apr 2023
4 contributions7 helpful votes
My experience at Bayside Hotel was atrocious. It was way too expensive for a tiny, badly decorated room with a view of a wall (I had asked for an ocean view) They charge an extra $36!!! per day for parking in such a small enclosed lot that you’d be lucky if your car doesn't get dinged or, for that matter stolen. No AARP or AAA discounts were mentioned by the reception staff and when I asked for alternate parking, the staff was not helpful at all. One of them—the guy—was downright rude, The outside of the hotel was a mess too. Old clothing, bikes. food and other crap were strewn everywhere. Even the outside smelled bad. I would feel ashamed to bring a guest to this hotel. There are plenty of other hotels in Santa Monica. Approximately same price, free, underground parking, elevator, AARP discount (mentioned by the staff), Rooms are well-appointed, nicely decorated, staff efficient and helpful. Some even have gyms. All for the same price. DO NOT stay at Bayside. It will ruin you Santa Monica experience.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mal A wrote a review Apr 2023
Winchester, United Kingdom97 contributions66 helpful votes
This hotel survives on its location which is really good, being a stones throw from the beach and a short walk to the pier. However, I really can't find anything else to praise it for, even the reception staff were less than enthusiastic. The rooms were just OK, nothing special just functional, rather small and could probably do with a face lift. You really had to search out places for breakfast as well so nothing was handy. Parking was also a pain with confusing meters and the need to move the car around unless you paid the hotel $30 a day which is rather pricey. Talking of which, the rooms are, in my opinion, poor value for money but I guess you are paying for the location. Would I go back? Nope, sorry but I wouldnt.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Geoff B wrote a review Feb 2023
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Great room, well appointed. Close to the beach and some brilliant restaurants. In fact just about spot on. One problem, if you were the manager, responsible for organising upgrades to your rooms that would require heavy equipment, drills circular saws and all the tradesmen to complete the job, where is the last place you would book guests into a room? That’s easy you say, next door, would be the last place you would put them right? Apparently not! From 8am we and the people on the other side of the renovating were subject to the above. But I hear you say, it was probably busy, and there were no other rooms available . Well nope I didn’t see anyone else but our one over neighbours. So why oh why would you so willingly put your guests next door? It makes no sense at all, none. So very disappointing. Our one night stay, our last one on this trip, totally overshadowed by someone’s poor choice. Startling, truly
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask if there are rooms being renovated and get moved away from them
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Gottogetaway01 wrote a review Jan 2023
Toronto, Canada46 contributions199 helpful votes
Stayed for only a night on our way back from a cruise so we could spend time in Santa Monica Location couldn't be better. Quiet and close to all you need A little dated but that was fine with us Room was large Will definitely book again and return when in Santa Monica
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Jeremy wrote a review Nov 2022
Davis, California98 contributions29 helpful votes
The hospitality here is really good. Folks were friendly throughout our stay. We were in a King room with a mini kitchen. The kitchen is definitely mini, but there's plenty of places around to stock up on food items. The only things I didn't care for in the kitchen was dull knives and a plastic cutting board. Access to the beach was perfect; just a short walk. The room was large enough for us to store two bicycles. Honestly this felt more like a bnb than a hotel. It was nearly perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Lower-level ocean-facing rooms have great patios and views.
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stevesusanpeq wrote a review Oct 2022
Ellicott City, Maryland34 contributions5 helpful votes
Good location close to Santa Monica Pier. Very unhappy to have paid >$300 for a hotel my wife wouldn't even shower in. Small room lacking amenities, price driven up by mostly high price alternatives close by. Ten nights in hotels on our CA trip, this one the worst by a mile. Parking in Santa Monica is not difficult so stay around LAX and drive there, in addition to Manhattan Beach which is fantastic with convenient parking.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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$395 - $575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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bayside santa monica, bayside hotel santa monica
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta MonicaOcean Park / Santa Monica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bayside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bayside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include 26-Mile Bike Path (0.3 km), Ocean Avenue (0.3 km), and Palisades Park (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bayside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Bayside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bayside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bayside Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bayside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Urth Caffe, Cha Cha Chicken, and Cora's Coffee Shoppe.
Is Bayside Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Santa Monica.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bayside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bayside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (5.8 km), Annenberg Community Beach House (2.9 km), and Los Angeles California Temple (7.2 km).
Does Bayside Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.