I've been to the LA area several times over the past few years, but this was my first at the W - Westwood. I was impressed from the facility from the moment I set foot on the property. Arriving at night, the front entrance and staircase are lit up nicely. I also enjoyed the Blink cam set up in the elevator, as it made from some fun pictures on the ride. For anyone staying, especially if it's your first time to Los Angeles, I strongly recommend reaching out to the W Insider, Melissa Chinchilla!! I was not familiar with the Westwood area, and upon arriving to my Spectacular Suite, I was greeted with a map and list of suggested restaurants in the area, as well as some champagne and chocolate covered strawberries! Melissa was easily accessible via phone and e-mail throughout my stay, offering tips on places to go, as well as help gauge travel time for this native Midwesterner not accustomed to the LA traffic. For those staying during a weekend, I highly recommend being at the hotel Friday for their happy hour from 5-7pm, which features a rotating alcoholic beverage and live music. During the summer months, the Pool Party on Sunday from 12-6 is the place to be! There's a lot of activity around the pool with a DJ playing live music. Also, if you're looking to meet celebrities, the hotel hosts movie premiere events (I left LA the day before the "This Is the End" premiere). Over the course of my stay I met several other members of the W staff, all of whom were very welcoming and helpful. I definitely will be back again on future trips to Los Angeles!
If you're looking for space, this is the place to be as most of the rooms are suites!
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. The staircase does create quite the sense of arrival and the camera in the elevator make for a fun ride up to your suite. I am glad to hear that Melissa could help you explore Westwood. She knows the perfect places to go shopping, out to eat and for a night out.
I am glad to hear that you could experience the pool party during your stay. There are always great DJ’s and drinks with the perfect combination of hotel guests and locals. Our movie premiere events are also a great event we put on during the summer months as well as other great summer events. Every Saturday morning we feature a fitness class in The Backyard as well.
I am happy to hear the Talent was so helpful and made your stay memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Los Angeles.
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