This reminded me very much of The Drake in Chicago. Very grand and I think in its day the prime, now still impressive on first impressions but the rooms are pretty average.
Location pretty central and close to a Metro station.
The rooms and in particular the bathrooms needs updating. Staff on arrival were not overly friendly but the concierge was great explaining where to go for a great traditional American breakfast.
All in all good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel has been a legendary Los Angeles landmark since 1923. With exquisite Spanish-Italian Renaissance architecture, including stunning hand-painted ceilings, it’s rich history is most noted for its connection with the Oscars - the founding banquet for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was held in the Crystal Ballroom in 1927, where the original “Oscar” statuette was sketched on a Biltmore napkin, and nine Academy Awards banquets were held in the Biltmore Bowl during the '30s and '40s. ... more less
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