did a quick 1-night stay here for a trip to Universal Studios...wanted something nice, not too far away, and a good price and this was it.
The location is close to burbank airport if that's what you're looking for. I didn't hear any airplanes at all so if you're worried about that, don't be. However I did hear a train or coaster go by sunday morning like 8am so that was lame. This spot is right on the edge of a strip mall too..so you are right next to Target, Marshalls, Outback, and some other spots...so that's convenient.
Anyhow, parking is simple around the perimeter of the hotel...and free. I also saw they have hertz car rental on site if you need it. Walk inside and the hotel looks uber-modern...definitely did not feel like a courtyard marriot...more like boutique-modern hotel. The front desk guy was zombie-like and boring...not a smile..no biggie.
Once you leave the lobby though the place seems a bit dated...biggest indicator was that they only had 1 elevator to serve the 4 floors. I guess there could of been one at the other end as well but I never checked as our room was closer to this one. And this elevator is slow! def plan on a 5-minute wait for it to arrive with no one inside hah. The elevator has no air as well...so you'll sweat it out...fits maybe 10...6 with luggage...hah hope no one has B-O!
The room is nice, modern to match as well...views of other buildings, but what do you expect for the location hah. The AC unit can be a bit noisy but not too bad where you will lose sleep. Our king room had a lcd tv and fridge (no microwave). The bathroom was nice and spacious as well. Bed was a bit too soft for my back though. oooh and free internet! slow...but free hah.
Out room was at the end so it wasn't very noisy, however at 3am I did hear someone knocking the neighbor's door which I heard. The vending/ice machines were a few steps from our door which were insanely loud when we were in the hall but didn't hear it at all from the room. The room layout is the style where you open the door and there is the bathroom on the right and behind that is the sleeping/living area so that always helps with the noise.
I guess something else to mention was that while passing the front desk we saw 2 separate occasions where the guests were complaining about something...dunno what though (interesting hmm).
Our stay was nice...I def did not dig the elevator situation though...nothing fancy, nothing bad to me. They had a pool which we didn't have time to use. They do not have the tv or express checkout...have to checkout at the front desk (upgrade that process man! hah). I did like that we were able to just walk to restaurants nearby. It was also a quick drive from the hotel to Universal using inside streets and got to check out Warner Bros studios along the way too hah.
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