If you are looking for clean, affordable rooms near the Westwood campus, and the Ronald Reagan Medical Center, UCLA Tiverton House is for you. We were quite pleased with our
immaculate, large, and quiet room (much like the ambience of a hospital), and the perks the hotel offered--free wifi, a game room featuring air hockey, foosball, and a TV, a large welcoming lobby well-stocked with newspapers, cozy chairs, and a myriad of flavors of hot teas and coffees available around the clock, and a common kitchen. It was convenient to have a Ralph's grocery store (with fabulous deli sandwiches, salads, and beverages) right across the street and we enjoyed the hotel's deluxe continental breakfast (including fresh bakery chocolate croissants, scones, muffins, danish, whole grain toast, bagels, cereals, fresh fruits, hard boiled eggs, yogurts, and beverages) served graciously in the morning by a dashing dark gentleman staff member who, no doubt, was French.
We like to print out our boarding passes the day before our flights and attempted to do that in the hotel's business room. Due to technical difficulties with the printer, and the concierge's lack of skills in remedying the problem, we were unable to print our passes beforehand. It would be helpful to have a staff member with computer training, in proximity to the hotel, who can assist when these issues arise.
If you have time to wander around Westwood, from the Tiverton House you can cross Le Conte Avenue and continue to 777 Tiverton Drive (next to the School of Dentistry) and behold the campus' gem--Mathias Botanical Garden, a 7 acre garden containing plant specimens from all over the world. Our twenty minute stroll in the garden took us along dirt trails through forests of redwoods, bamboo, ferns, and desert plants, meandering down to koi and turtle ponds and an unexpected waterfall. Of particular interest were the pinecones on the trail that were the size of small watermelons and the multitude of signs warning us to tred cautiously through this respite from urban life (and to keep a watchful eye out for more falling cones). Picnic tables and benches were provided at some of the most beautiful observation points.
Favorite Westwood haunts--800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, 10889 Lindbrook Drive, where you can design your own pizza, and Diddy Riese, 926 Broxton Avenue, a build your own ice cream sandwich establishment which is delectable and affordable. The lines outside these two establishments are a testament to the memorable dining experiences promised inside. We also loved visiting, and sampling our way through, Westwood's open air Farmers' Market, held Thursdays in the downtown area (look for the colorful umbrellas), which features the very best summertime harvest from the Golden State.
Hotel computers were available for us to use but we were not allowed to print our next day flight bo...
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