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El Patio Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   11466 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Universal City Area)
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Ranked #278 of 323 hotels in Los Angeles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Nipomo, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Perfect for a trip to Universal Studios, as it's directly across the street & has a tram to go there every 15 minutes! Pool was very nice, a little slippery when walking around, but very clean! The pool staff was amazing & hard working. Room was clean & comfortable :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I had a horrible experience. I didn't think I can stay there anymore than 10 minutes. No phone, free wifi, yea when it's available. No clock or iron. Beds were uncomfortable. Room smelled. Here's the good thing, if it's one night you may get through it if you're gone most of the day. It's 5-7 minutes away from Universal Studios,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Don't waste your money here! We needed a quick overnight to go to Universal Studios the following morning. We checked in very late in the evening and left early morning... believe me that was too long of a stay! It cost $125 plus tax & fees (a rip off).... That is a ridiculous price for what they delivered; extremely dated... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Nothing luxurious but was OK. Despite of the carpet which made me allergic (never had such problems with dust) and had to take medicine for that, the AC did work well and the bathrooms seemed clean. The beds were fine as the room service. Breakfast was a joke, some orange juice and candies (the mini kitchen was disgusting and dirt).... More

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Fresno, Ca
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Bates Motel would have been a better choice. I knew there must be a problem when I went to check in at 4:15, and the note on the door said "Be back at 4:30". When we checked in, we were given Room #1, which would have been OK, except the toilet kept backing up. I guess the plunger outside... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Charming exterior, dangerous room, management doesn't care. Manager barley spoke English. Bed crammed into a corner, so if there are 2 in the bed, expect problems escaping. Also expect bottom sheet to come off with the pad and you will wrestle an octopus all night on a smarmy mattress. The shower door did not keep the water inside the mold... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I enjoyed my stay. The place was not luxurious, but for a semi late booking and for the price, it was money well spent. People need to get off their high horses. Location was perfect. Every thing worked great; AC/Heater, hot water, fridge, etc. The towels are very thin however, but there is a Marshalls in walking distance. my girlfriend... More

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

OMG. I don't know where to start. What a terrible service and smelly rooms. We were going out of town so my husband booked the reservation. When we got there within 1minute of being inside the room I almost passed. The room smelled, carped was dirty, bed looked nasty, UGH. So within few minutes I approached the front desk manager... More

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San Pablo, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I booked a 2 night stay here to save money during labor day weekend of 2013. I already know it's a motel and didn't expect much. But upon entering the room, we found that the carpet, sheets, and towels were stained. There is no door to the shower, I had to use their fleece throw as a cover for privacy.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We feared the worst when we booked the El Patio. We booked late and it was pretty much the only place left in town. When we arrived, we were actually pleasantly surprised. There are only around 15 rooms, all arranged around the central car park. It is fairly easy to find, with a large sign on Ventura Boulevard. The access... More

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Address: 11466 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Los Angeles, CA 91604
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Universal City Area
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — El Patio Inn 2*
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#278 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
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This resort style INN is a unique 58 year old landmark with Spanish style cottages that have been restored over the years to original condition with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, Complimentary Cable TV & HBO, Starz, etc ... So come on over and enjoy 4 star amenities at 1/2 the price. Located in prime Studio City area, 1.7 miles west of Universal Studios Hollywood. There have been many movies filmed in this hotel such as Devil In A Blue Dress, Lost Highway, and many more. The Inn is minutes from shopping, fine dinning and entertainment. Hotel serves complimentary assorted pastries and coffee and hot tea & Juice for breakfast. ... more   less 
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