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“Perfect location and bargain parking: this is what really matters in LA” 4 of 5 stars
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Beverly Terrace Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   469 North Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210   |  
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“Perfect location and bargain parking: this is what really matters in LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I booked this hotel considering the average-to-good reviews here in Trip Advisor. It seemed to be the best choice because of its central location combined with reasonable prices, a good choice for a first visit to Los Angeles.

We picked up our rental car near the LAX and drove to the Beverly Terrace -- and even being a novice in the city I immediately knew that its location was incredibly good: near Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Blvd, Rodeo Drive, accesses to the freeways etc. When the very nice lady at the front desk told me that the parking fee at the hotel's garage was a mere US$ 8 per night that impression grew stronger. Then she told me that a "very quiet room" was held for me, exactly as I wrote in my online reservation. I found that very kind and professional at the same time.

The room was quiet indeed, located in a second floor (# 200-something), with two opposing windows, the main (beside the door) facing the patio where the pool is (I didn't swim, but it looked very clean) and the second to another building. This is very important because there was never any traffic noise in the room, and I am a light sleeper.

The overall impression was of cleanliness, with a queen-size bed, a small refrigerator, LCD TV and a very good bathroom. It was OK for a short stay (mine was 2 nights), alone or as a couple (my case), specially if the idea is to be out most of the time.

The above-mentioned patio is where the breakfast is served. And the breakfast was the low point of our stay: a few fruits, assorted jams, some breads, some cereals. No cheese, no coldcuts, nothing hot at all.

To be fair, the service description of the hotel promises exactly that: what in Europe is called continental breakfast (as opposed to full English breakfast). We didn't feel cheated -- that's not the point. But if the breakfast was more substantial, we would happilly pay a bit more at check out and avoid the trouble of having to stop for a mid-day meal anywhere else (for me, the ideal is always to have a great breakfast and hold on to that until the evening, and only then having a nice dinner -- feel free to disagree!)

We used the free wi-fi internet and it was of reasonable quality, either inside the room or in the patio; enough for a light user at least.

There's a supermarket some blocks up the street, which can be handy to stock on water, beer and extra food. We did that and took everything to our room, avoiding the somewhat overpriced items we found in the refrigerator (like US$ 5 for a bottle of water). The hotel has an in-house restaurant, of Italian cuisine, but we didn't try it.

Staffers were very helpful when we asked for directions to the main attractions of LA and specially in the indication of a good place to shop, which of course was the Citadel mall. But even the most knowledgeable staffer will not substitute a GPS device in your car!

These are two of the most important things we have to say to first-timers in Los Angeles: 1) rent a car (which is not cheap), and that must be a car with navigation system; and 2) stay at the Beverly Terrace Hotel if you want a convenient, no-frills, but decent, clean and cozy place to sleep, to shower and to park in that city.

PS -- I would give this hotel a 3-and-a half points rating, meaning "good", i.e., above "average" (3) but less than "very good" (4). To be coherent to my overall favorable impression, I gave it 4 points.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for such a comprehensive review.
You are right, our location is quite special, right on the endge of both Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
You are right, it is the continental breakfast that we are offering complimentary.
Look forward to your next stay.
Douglas
GM
The Hotel Beverly Terrace
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  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The hotel is located at the southeast corner of the cross between Santa Monica Boulevard and North Doheny Drive. We stayed 3 nights in mid-November. Our stayed room number was 241, which is on the 2nd floor. Window of bedroom were faced toward the Santa Monica Boulevard. We were very disappointed first arriving at the hotel ,Bed room and shower room were old and very small. If you need luxury, I do not recommend the hotel. But, day by day, we felt comfortable, there is sofa in the rooftop and courtyard with pool. We could have a complimentary simple breakfast. Location was very good going to West Hollywood and Rodeo Drive.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
We are very happy that our little hotel grew on you, it really is very special.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Douglas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We recently stayed here for a couple of days. We had reserved a room with a king bed but when we got there, they only had a room with a queen bed or one with two doubles. No worries... we took the one with two doubles - on the second floor (no elevator). The room was small but it had a nice sized refrigerator in the closet. The beds were very comfortable and the room and hotel were very clean. There was no safe in the room (although we noticed that another room that was being cleaned did have a safe.) The parking is the main reason why I did not rate it with 5 stars. We have a large car and the parking is limited and tight. BUT..the best part of the hotel was the staff. They were very helpful and very pleasant. They added to the ambiance and boutique flavor of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Thank you so much for acknowledging our wonderful staff at our quaint hotel.
There will be safes in all the rooms. The adjustment is being made as I write this reply.
Sorry about the parking, but we are able to accommodate larger vehicles in more accessible spaces. Next time we will make it happen.
Douglas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a 60's-era motor hotel that has been sparingly renovated over the years to it's current sorta hip, sorta funky, sorta cheap presentation. Do not let "cheap" deter you; that's the secret of why this place is so well priced. My room was spotlessly clean and small but pleasant. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was tiny but the shower was huge and really nice. The staff was friendly and helpful. The included breakfast is on a par of what you might find at an express business hotel (no hot food), but all I need is coffee and cereal anyway. There is also juice, sweet breads, english muffins and mellon. The roof deck is a pleasant spot to catch a few rays. I probably would't swim in the pool because it is too small and the patio seating is *right* there. If you want to be in West Hollywood, Santa Monica or Beverly Hills and you're on a budget, seriously consider this hotel. It's a great value, and I'll definitely be back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
thanks for your review.
Clean - no compromise for that.
Friendly & Helpful Staff - that is what hospitality starts and ends with.
Great Room Deck, the views over the Hollywood Hills is gorgeous, and the sun never stops shining on the Deck.
Come again.

Douglas
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed here to see a concert at the Roxy. Close to the Sunset Strip, if that's what you're in to. Paula took great care of us, even yelled at the cab company when they were rude to us. The rooms were small and boutique-like, but suited our needs just fine. We had a nice little breakfast by the pool in the morning, and we also went to the rooftop lounge area to catch some rays. Definitely a positive experience all around. Did I mention that Paula rocked?!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
The Roxy is literally up the road. Even better the Troubadour is just across the road from our wonderful little hotel.
Come back for the next show.

Douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at The Beverly Terrace Hotel many times and each time it's even better!
The rooms were modern and well furnished when we first stayed here 8 yrs ago....they are now improving the units even further with new open closet design, safe, bath, A.C. (Slimline) and floor covering all fairly priced in a great location. But, as always, a hotel is best represented by friendly, imformative and hardworking staff....The BT does not dissappoint! Donna, Gallina (front desk) and the ladies that service the rooms and beakfast areas are just delightful. ( I should add, we spoke with the GM upon our departure, and he too, was a perfect gentleman.) HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

D R Greve
PGH, PA

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DouglasNewton, General Manager at Beverly Terrace Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
Lovely Meeting you.
Thank you for coming back again, and again.
Yes, we are making some very nice improvements to all our rooms, next time you will see the difference.
Thank you for saying such nice words about our staff. Much appreciated.

Douglas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed for three nights in this hotel and overall we had a good experience. I had expected more for the price, but that was before I realized how expensive hotels in L.A. are. So I guess the hotel offers a good deal. The location is really great, you can walk to Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue. By car you can reach everthing else very easily. They offer parking for a very fair price. Breakfast which is served by the pool is really nothing special. On the last morning we skipped it. The rooms are nice, clean and with appealing furniture and also some nice details in the bathroom, however they are really small and also a bit noisy. The walls are very thin. Staff was really nice, especially Donna, who helped us a lot with our car rental. So if you are on a budget, I would definitely recommend this place. If you can afford to spend a bit more, I guess there are better places to go.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 469 North Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Location: United States > California > Beverly Hills
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Beverly Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beverly Terrace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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