Only 1 negative limited parking however owner recommended a carpark 5 mins walk $5 a day really cheap. Perfect location bathroom was clean a modern update would be nice but what's there is really good. Walking distance to plenty of restaurants & the beach :)
Madeleine from Australia
The Bayside Hotel is a charming - cozy and highly spirited oasis by the beach. Located just minutes from the Santa Monica …More
Me & my wife stayed here for a week.
We found the motel with no problems at all, just get the free airport bus to the LAX tranportation hub & catch the Big Blue Bus No3 from stop 12 ($1 fare each) & just under an hour later get off at the corners of Pico & Lincoln Blvd's & you'll see the big white/blue motel sign.
Check-in was no problem at all & the room was great, bed was good, tv had a lot of choice, bathroom/shower was really clean.
Only downfall to room was the lack of air-con & the ceiling fan was good provided you had the window open.
The window did have an insect cover, so should you need to open window, the little nasties could not get in.
Wi-fi is ok, the closer your room is to the main office the better the signal, as our room was at the back of the complex, we had to use the courtyard outdoor table & chairs area to use the wi-fi.
Beach is 20 mins walk from motel, simply exit the motel & turn left, walk to Pico & turn left & follow Pico all the way to beach, or catch Big Blue Bus No. 3 ($1 fare, 5-10 mins)
If you want to goto Hollywood, you can walk (about 20 mins) left out of hotel & simply follow Lincoln Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd & catch bus 704, or catch bus No.3 to beach & catch bus 704 from beach & then get off at Vermont/Sunset to use subway to Hollywood & Highland, then you can see chinese theatre at the main exit.
I suggest you buy a metro week pass ($25) which enables you to use metro buses & subway.
All-in-all our stay in LA was fantastic.
Wayne from Bilston, UK
This motel is located in Santa Monica (Beach Cities), near the airport, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica Pier, and Venice …More