Travel Blogs from Santa Monica
Om 06.30 waren we wakker, wat ruim op tijd was gezien het feit dat we om 09.00 door een shuttlebus opgehaald zouden worden om weer naar het vliegveld te gaan..
De shuttlebus was er al voor 09.00 en we moesten nog een aantal andere mensen ophalen, hierdoor kwamen we ook langs het hotel waar Maarten en Joke een paar weken ervoor hadden …
After our short departure from the United States we were ready and charged up to tackle the great state of California. Of all our time in the US we decided to spend most of our time in California for the simple reason that it has so much diversity from its beautiful beaches, awe inspiring national park, desolate deserts, magnificent forests, world …
We all know the consumer rules here (and not often enough in Australia!), but we have been observing some interesting trends. Firstly, anything that works is immediately "chain-ized". If a bit is good, then a bit more must be better, and lots must be best (think Starbucks). And this makes sense for scale and profitability. Also, competition is very high, and if you have found a formula that works, ...
... as it's such a lush day. There are some crazy characters down there. Just outside of muscle beach (where arnie was spotted) stood an oiled up black pensioner with a boom box standing in red pants just jamming along. He had probably just been to the herbal medicines shop where it's legal to buy weed if you have such conditions as sleep deprivation or back ache. Therefore any man and his dog (or boom box) could get a prescription for it. As you can imagine a very artsy ...
Another adventure starts today but this time we have purchased the Hop On/Off bus as it's around 25 miles to Santa Monica Pier and D would kill me if I suggested walking just a smidgen at the moment ;) Started out on the Red route catching the bus at the Comedy Store on sunset and conveniently opposite the Mondrian! Trundled down through the reminder of the strip and in to Beverley HIlls - interesting fact: the fire hydrants are painted silver rather than ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bayside Hotel Santa Monica
Great staff,very helpful.Clean rooms and wonderful staff ,did I already say that?Location,location, location!Price affordable for single mum from oz during autumn.One step from glorious Pacific Ocean sunsets!
The Bayside is in a perfect location to walk to the beach, pier, and other Santa Monica attractions. We were also able to walk to the nearby busline, which brought us to Venice Beach within minutes. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable. No frills, but otherwise very nice. The view from the front deck is breathtaking! If you get a room with a patio, I suggest requesting one up front or else you're basically in an alleyway. :( The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful...I would definitely stay here again. :)
Great View, Great Location
We stayed just one night (would have stayed more) and our expierience at Bayside Hotel in Santa Monica CA left us feeling very satisfied, you definetly get your money's worth. Granted Bayside is not a luxurious hotel, but for young or old travelers looking for a budget room you can't go wrong with Bayside. Without frills, but with a great location (Santa Monica pier, downtown shopping, 3rd st. promenade etc. all short walks away) and an old 50's look (very clean) bayside is where it's at. I would reccomend this hotel to my traveling friends and family any day.
Great Location, Cute Room, Good Experience
All in all this was a great stay. The room was clean, comfortable and we had plenty of room. The ocean view from our picture window was worth the extra money. Outside our room were umbrella tables where we spent time drinking coffee and planning the day. We waked to Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Third Street Promenade, dining and more. We would definitely stay here again. (Be sure to have breakfast at the Omlette Parlor!)
Now that's what I call vacation
Rent a ocean view room with kitchen and you have one of the most pleasant hotel rooms in Santa Monica, relax in front of your room an watch the Pacific, get a glass of California wine or ice cold beer and just relax. Not for everyone, no restaurant or bar, but if you like to prepare oyur own food, dtive to the next Von's or bette to an helath food supermarket at Broadway and habe your daily feast with ocean view. Will always come back
I, along with two friends, stayed at the Bayside Hotel for Spring Break. To start off, the web site is very misleading. Our room was plain and simply discusting. The room was dirty and old. Our door did not have a dead bolt, only a regular door lock, so at night we would jam a chair in the door. The windows were old, and one was painted shut. The walls were dirty with fingerprints on them. No air-conditioning, just a old fan that I thought was going to fall on us at night. The bathroom, however, was actually ok. The hotel is close to the ocean, but there is nothing going on in that area. It was very cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for. I would never stay at this hotel again.
Good service, great area
Rooms are clean, staff is friendly. Great thing about this hotel is that parking is included with the room, unusual in the Santa Monica area that you don't have to pay for parking. Close to the beach and only a five minute drive (if not less) to the pier and the promanade.
Staff is wonderful in making sure you have what you need when you need it. Rates are a little high but the rooms are clean and in good order.
I stay here every time I come to Santa Monica which is once a month.
Dire - only one mark for staff!
Arrived June 2003 for three nights. Stayed only one and one too many.
Not cheap - to be fair far from expensive either but was expecting something like their inviting images shown on their website, only to be bitterly dissapointed. Rooms were jaded and need a thorough overhaul.
Staff were only plus point as they were considerate - save your money and go to a motel where you will find higher standards.
The people in reception were really friendly and helpfull we liked it so much we stayed an extra night. The room was nice and clean the toilet didn't work but as soon as we reported it they fixed it straight away.
It was in a really nice area and had a good car park.
Would definitely stay there again.
My experience of Bayside,
Only One key
No Air Conditioning in my room
Shampoo and conditioner combination very cheap
More room than parking places, so many people
had to park on the street.
Checkin 3:00 pm checkout 11:00 am, so if you come
early you cannot check in!!
I am not returning.
Close to beach