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Safety index

82 out of 100

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Gateway Hotel Santa Monica

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8.2

Good (4,976 ratings)

Santa Monica, United States - 

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1.5 km Third Street Promenade

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2.5 km Santa Monica Pier

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4 km Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Hotel Overview

Gateway Hotel Santa Monica provides a comfortable and convenient accommodation experience for those visiting the Santa Monica area. Based on user reviews, the hotel boasts several positive aspects that contribute to its reputation. However, there are also a few areas where guests feel improvements could be made.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Cleanliness

Service

  1. Location: Conveniently situated near local attractions and the beach, making it easy for guests to explore the area.
  2. Friendly Staff: Many reviewers praise the hotel's staff for their welcoming and helpful attitude.
  3. Clean Rooms: Guests often commend the cleanliness of the rooms, noting that they are well-maintained.
  4. Value for Money: A good number of visitors feel that the hotel offers a good balance between quality and price.
  5. Parking Availability: The presence of parking facilities is appreciated by those who travel by car.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests mention that the hotel can be quite noisy, which may disturb light sleepers.
  2. Outdated Decor: A few reviewers feel that the hotel’s decor could use an update to make it more contemporary.
  3. Limited Amenities: Certain guests point out that the hotel offers limited amenities compared to others.
  4. Breakfast Options: There have been comments about the lack of variety in the breakfast offerings.
  5. Room Size: A handful of guests find the rooms to be on the smaller side, especially for families or those with a lot of luggage.

Amenities

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Gym

Gym

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 4,976 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.3

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8.0

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8.6

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4.1/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

143 Reviews

8.3 / 10

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booking

815 Reviews

8.0 / 10

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expedia

1,520 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

989 Reviews

4.1 / 5

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tripadvisor

1,509 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property

Cleanliness

Service

Location

Parking

Breakfast

Sleep

Nature

Amenities

Bathroom

Restaurant

Atmosphere

Food

Transit

Fitness

Safety

Business

Bar

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

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Gym

Entertainment

Family

Property was mentioned 283 times

10% Negative83% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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JuniperJennifer9 months ago
5/5Google icon

It was no frills hotel, but answering my 2 main requirement - clean and quiet. We stayed there actually twice - in the beginning of our trip for almost a week and then on the way back because it was clean and quiet and location was good as well - we were driving everywhere on a nice Sunset boulevard. Cleaning was excellent and service was good - if we asked for something it was delivered very fast. For our second stay we arrived around midnight because the roads were congested, so our trip took much longer than expected, so very late check in is possible. All in all - positive emotions and I recommend if you want no frills clean and quiet. There is so much to see in LA, not just sit in your room. And parking was good because it was under the building, so no risk of encountering any unpleasantness outside which there are a lot in LA. You will know what I mean after visiting LA. There was much less in Santa Monica by the way, almost next to nothing. Oh, yeah, and there was sorta breakfast included - you received a bag with a granola bar and a fruit and yoghurt and nice hot coffee or tea. No frills but if you arrive from another continent any breakfast is better than no breakfast.

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Kaye Megan Luecke4 years ago
5/5Google icon

I was in a pinch and booked a private upstairs room for a night. I loved it! I have chemical sensitivities and asked them not to use scented products while cleaning, and they obliged. Soap is unscented. It was pretty quiet, everything was clean. It's a modern building and well maintained. No mold. There's a minisplit in the room so you can control the AC and heat. It's low frills - walls were cement, I think, and the bed was kind of soft. There was an iron and ironing board in the room as well as a place to hang clothes. Breakfast was very basic, but free. Customer service was great. Very convenient location, near the beach and in the middle of a shopping district. Very walkable.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 123

WiFi Quality

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Idle

17

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188

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21

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Third Street Promenade

1.5 km

Santa Monica Pier

2.5 km

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

4 km

Santa Monica Beach

4.5 km

Venice Beach

8 km

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Getting around

17th Street/SMC Station

630 m

Los Angeles Union Station

9 km

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Airports Nearby

Los Angeles Intl. (LAX)

15.5 km

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Restaurants

DK's Donuts and Bakery

350 m

Tartine Santa Monica

280 m

Taco Bell

350 m

Santa Monica Brew Works

490 m

Goodboybob Coffee

420 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

66 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

43 out of 100

Risky

Santa Monica safety index

Safety

Crime

82

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

82 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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61

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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87

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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74

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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71

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

53

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

53 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

61

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Mugging or robbery  47/100

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Car theft  47/100

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Car break-ins  56/100

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Home break-ins  47/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

55

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  35/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

60

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Insult or harassment in public  49/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  65/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.1 - $3.6

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Coffee

$3.2 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.9

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.5 - $45.4

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$2.8 - $3.1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$68.1 - $226.9

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.3 - $26.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.1 - $13.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.4 - $131.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39 - $126.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$26.3 - $181.5

Weather In Santa Monica

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Precipitation In Santa Monica

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1025

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Very Heavy

Extremely crowded roads. Consider alternate routes or transportation.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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