We stayed here in May 2012 for a family vacation with myself, my husband and 9 year old daughter. Our plan was to do 4 days of tourist attractions in the L.A. area and then 4 days at Disneyland afterwards. Our choice was between here and the Renaissance at Hollywood & Highland (which I have stayed at before) We saved over $600 by staying here instead of 10 minutes down the road. I'm so glad we chose this hotel as I can not say enough good things about this hotel or the location.
We arrived in the afternoon and our room was immediately available. The front desk clerk even took the time to make sure he found us a good room. We parked our rental car in the free underground lot - it was well lit and every parking spot was close to the elevator. There was a luggage cart at the elevator if you needed it.
When we arrived at our room, we found it to be sparkling clean and spotless. Even the remote control was cleaned and put in a fresh drawstring bag! There was a small microwave and refrigerator. We made the mistake of not turning up the coldness on our refrigerator right away, but that wasn't a big deal.
The room had 2 queen beds, a desk, table and chairs and a small closet. The room was very spacious. I really liked that the windows opened and had a screen. The weather was so nice (60s at night/80s during the day) it was great to have them open and enjoy the breeze. It was a bit noisy with the street outside, but not anything like big city noise - just cars here and there. There was no noise at all with the windows closed.The beds were incredibly comfortable. I usually have a hard time falling asleep in hotels, but not at this place. It was nice.
The sink was in the same area as the shower and toilet. So it was a bit tricky to get ready in the morning when my daughter needed to dry her hair and I was still in the shower. But it was fine. The bathroom amenities were nice - Bath and Body Works products. The only other downside was the shower head was really low. Sort of strange, but manageable.
There was a small rooftop pool. It was not heated, but it was clean and my 9 year old enjoyed it for about an hour even though it was a bit cool. There were tables and lounge chairs that we could sit on and easily watch her.
There was also a small fitness center with weights, a treadmill, and elliptical. No one else was in the room with me, so I was able to watch whatever I wanted on the television. There was also an air conditioning unit I could control.
I also used the business center as I had some forms I needed to print and fax from my email. There were 2 computers that were brand new with a huge touch screen/flat screen monitor. I was able to log on without having to ask the front desk for any passwords. When I got the documents I needed to fax, the front desk clerk was very courteous and faxed them for me for no charge.
We did use the Internet in the room and found it to be fast and reliable.
The morning breakfast was very nice. Bananas, apples, cold cereals (although only sugary cereal - no cheerios) Decent coffee and tea. Juice, Oatmeal packets, Hard Boiled Eggs (they were mushy though), toast, english muffins, make your own waffles, egg patties and sausage patties (you could make your own egg mcmuffin, which was surprisingly tasty). We ate there 3 out of the 4 mornings.
Finally, the location could not be beat! It was a 10-15 minute drive to the touristy spots in Hollywood and another 10 minutes in the other direction to Griffith park. (Also, as a side note - we left in late morning - around 10AM for Disneyland and it took us under an hour to get there) You could also walk to the Warner Bros studios (about 5 minutes away) and the ABC office were across the street. Also, across the street was a REALLY good mexican place. A couple blocks down was a nice coffee house, and another block or so was an original Bob's Big Boy - very good food and fun atmosphere. There was also a liquor store on the corner and Trader Joes was maybe 1/2 mile away. There was also an unusual amount of dry cleaners in the vicinity. Didn't use any of them - but good to know :) The overall location was very quiet, safe, suburban with the scent of jasmine blooming everywhere -- also everyone seemed friendly with lots of pedestrian traffic.
I look forward to going back to this hotel when we visit the area again.
We stayed on the 3rd floor - around the corner a little ways from the elevator. Perhaps a room on th...
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