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Safety index

85 out of 100

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Safe area tag

Safe area

Beach

Pet-friendly

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Adventure sport

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The Pierside Santa Monica

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8.0

Good (1,720 ratings)

Santa Monica, United States - 

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140 m Santa Monica Pier

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210 m Santa Monica Place

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280 m Third Street Promenade

Hotel Overview

The Pierside Santa Monica is a hotel that enjoys a range of opinions from its visitors. Based on user reviews, it offers a unique experience that caters to a variety of guests' needs, while also providing areas for improvement. The location, amenities, and services it provides have all been subjects of feedback from past guests.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Service

Cleanliness

  1. Stunning Location: Situated near the beach, it provides easy access to local attractions and breathtaking views.
  2. Friendly Staff: Many reviews highlight the accommodating and pleasant nature of the hotel staff.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Guests appreciate the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
  4. Amenities: The hotel offers a variety of amenities, including a pool and fitness center, which are well-liked by guests.
  5. Quality Food: The on-site dining options receive positive remarks for their quality and variety.
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Area for improvement

Amenities

Fitness

  1. High Prices: A common concern among reviewers is the relatively high cost of staying at the hotel.
  2. Noise Levels: Some guests mention that noise from the surrounding area can be a problem, affecting their sleep quality.
  3. Limited Parking: Parking can be challenging, with limited spaces available that may come at an extra cost.
  4. Room Service: There have been instances of slow or unsatisfactory room service reported by visitors.
  5. Wifi Connectivity: A few guests have experienced difficulties with the hotel's wifi service, finding it unreliable at times.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Restaurant

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Total 1,720 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.6

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7.7

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8.4

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3.4/5

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3.0/5

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agoda

149 Reviews

7.6 / 10

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booking

405 Reviews

7.7 / 10

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expedia

1,006 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

75 Reviews

3.4 / 5

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tripadvisor

85 Reviews

3.0 / 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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Location

Amenities

Service

Sleep

Fitness

Cleanliness

Parking

Nature

Bathroom

Gym

Pool

Food

Atmosphere

Property was mentioned 38 times

32% Negative50% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Ryan Cushman7 months ago
2/5Google icon

It really is a fantastic location and we absolutely loved the staff. Unfortunately, it is a property which is very much not finished or ready for guests. We couldn't get wine glasses for the wine we brought back from Trader Joes because they have no restaurant or bar that is ready for guests yet. They advertise that you can borrow bikes but they don't have bikes yet so we had to rent them from a place (which was just across the street but was quite expensive). Their wifi network kept losing connection every few minutes when we tried to do zoom meetings and their tvs didn't work because they depended on that wifi. When we asked about it, they mentioned that the setup was very new and asked for patience. They did REALLY try to accommodate us and i saw how much the hotel staff cared (and really appreciated that), but in the end it isn't worth the money yet. We had many different experiences throughout the week which made us realize that while we loved the idea of the property, we spent way too much on a hotel which wasn't done, when other hotels within a block were the same price and were finished. My advice is to stay somewhere like the Courtyard Marriott which is in a similar location and is ready for guests.

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Kaitlin Wright10 months ago
3/5Google icon

I knew with booking this hotel that it wasn’t finished, but even with that said, I can’t say I was overly impressed given the high price tag and the 4-star rating. Positives: - the location is absolutely amazing, steps from the board walk and restaurants. - the beds are very comfy and the rooms were nicely decorated. - friendly front desk staff. Negatives: - The renovations cause the building to smell strongly of chemicals. - the walls are paper thin. Any loud talking from other rooms will be heard loudly enough to wake you up (which happened to us). - the rooms are quite small with almost no space to put clothing. They’ve crammed massive sectional sofas which likely don’t get used, which felt like an immense waste of space considering they couldn’t even fit a second nightstand or some kind of dresser. The bathrooms are also so tiny with an incredibly awkward configuration. - the ocean room is barely ocean view. You have to walk all the way up to the window to see it from the corner, which is relatively useless. Not worth the extra cost and should be advertised as partial ocean view. - despite blasting AC almost the whole time, the rooms are SO warm and never cooled down. There’s also no fan in the bathroom so hot showers make this much worse. Overall it isn’t a bad hotel, but the cost just didn’t make sense for what we received. I don’t think I would return unless the price dropped significantly considering the several other options in the area.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 132

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Number of floors 7

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Year Built 1965

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

11

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190

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80

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

Santa Monica Pier

140 m

Santa Monica Place

210 m

Third Street Promenade

280 m

Santa Monica Beach

350 m

Ocean Avenue

560 m

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Getting around

Downtown Santa Monica Station

350 m

Los Angeles Union Station

9 km

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Airports Nearby

Los Angeles Intl. (LAX)

17 km

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Restaurants

True Food Kitchen

140 m

The Cheesecake Factory

350 m

Red O Restaurants

Nearby

Santa Monica Whaler

210 m

The Dudes' Brewing Company

280 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

85

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

85 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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67

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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82

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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91

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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69

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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 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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