I stayed here because it is a holiday weekend in the US and the other hotel I stayed at in LA was full as were many others. That should have made me suspicious but as The Dunes was the same price as my previous hotel and many other chains at $135 a night, I thought it must be OK. It is advertised as being central which I wanted since I don't have a car here so I wanted to be able to walk. It is actually 3-4miles from the main attractions. There is a bus, or rather 2 buses but that wasn't what I'd wanted or expected.
The rooms are set around a pool a bit like a motel. Mine was dark, dingy and very basic. Furniture is cheap utility from about 50 years ago and all very brown. Dirty coverlet, hole worn in one seat, small old fashioned TV, very noisy empty fridge and even noisier air conditioning. Basic shower room. And that's it! No hair dryer, iron, drinks maker or any other comforts not even a bottle of water. I don't expect luxury but this is the minimum you could expect anywhere and certainly overpriced. There is nowhere to eat close by so you have to use their cafe for breakfast which is like the rest of the hotel - basic and overpriced.
If you are desperate or can get a very good deal and don't want anything more than a bed and to stay away from the main drag then I suppose The Dunes would be OK. Otherwise you can do much better for the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At our property on Wilshire Boulevard, you can experience the highlights of Los Angeles from our central location just miles away from the famous Rodeo Drive, Beverly Center, Miracle Mile and Hollywood. You can choose from 63 rooms with a single bed, double beds or home-style rooms with two beds, a bar and kitchenette. Each room comes with a satellite television, mini-refrigerator, ice box, air conditioning/heating and hairdryer to meet your needs. All rooms are non-smoking for your safety, and valid ID and credit card is required upon checking in, even if the reservation is prepaid.At the Dunes Inn Wilshire, guests can enjoy free wireless internet, covered parking, an ice machine, vending machine, laundry facilities on-site and much more. You can dip your tired feet in our pool after a long day exploring Los Angeles, or simply lounge in the deck area. There are microwaves on the pool deck so you can enjoy a quick meal while relaxing. You can also dine at the Dreams Café & Lounge, on-site restaurant to our sister hotel, Dunes Inn Sunset. We suggest taking a walk through the beautiful Hancock Park neighborhood to Larchmont Village for great dining and shopping options closeby. Our location is close to The Farmer’s Market, The Grove, Museum Row on Miracle Mile, Melrose Avenue, the Beverly Center, Beverly Hills and Hollywood Boulevard. You can also take the Metro to nearby Universal Studios, downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and many other popular locations in Los Angeles. Dunes Inn Wilshire is 15 miles from the LAX Airport and 10 miles from the Bob Hope/Burbank Airport.The staff at Dunes Inn Wilshire works hard to ensure excellent customer service for all our guests. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions, book tours and some shows, along with shuttle service (with a surcharge) to airports or any destination you need. Book a room with us today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunes Inn - Wilshire Hotel Los Angeles
- Wilshire Dunes Hotel