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“A little worn around the edges” 4 of 5 stars
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Mikado Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12600 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91607 (Formerly Best Western Plus) (South San Fernando Valley)   |  
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Ranked #175 of 318 hotels in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A little worn around the edges”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This hotel tries hard and is very clean. They need to think about some updating and renovations as its a little worn. The rooms are comfortable and the food in the Japanese restaurant is very good. Good location and very friendly staff.

Room Tip: Avoid the pool area as there areoften late swimmers making noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Makati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

very average, no frills, basic accommodation. room amenities are considered vintage (old) location: near universal studios but very far from downtown LA. bfast: so-so... nothing special really. the only consolation: wonderful and accommodating staffs.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, WI
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

So it was very mixed experience.
We had some trouble getting a crib for our kiddo on check in, but was told it would be there the next day. Next day it was not there and since we called after 6 we were told it would not be available that night either. But in the morning the person on desk was helpful and got it taken care of and followed up with us.
Our tub drain was broken and was fixed right away.

The room, the furniture was worn some of the finish was worn off the desk. The carpet was quite dirty, something I'd not be too bothered with alone but with a kiddo it was kinda icky.

And again on the positive side, the included breakfast was very good.

Right off a 4 lane highway and a busy road there is a fair bit of traffic noise.

The long and short is it was very average experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orange County
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Overall the hotel was nice. I was attending an event at the Hollywood Bowl and it was a good location to take a 10min cab ride over. Has asian themed courtyard/interior. Room was decent-nothing great ,door slamming and noise from street was a bit annoying. Front desk staff was nice and very helpful which made up for other areas. Complimentary breakfast was ok, but nothing to get excited over. Hotel is on busy street and has stores, food places and a gas station close by..
flat screen tv in room with good choices, fridge, and microwave. Not bad for price.
Mnmgt should take a look at bedding more often as well.

Room Tip: find some thing on top floor away from street-less noise maybe?
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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La Condamine, Monaco
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Like the reviewers before me, I encountered the same problems. Everything from not being able to check-in to the noisy and dated/dirty room. I could hear the traffic from the freeway and the bed wasn't as comfortable as I had expected from reading other reviews and compared to other hotels in LA. Also, there is no elevator! So if you travel with large or a few bags, don't expect help with them and prepare for stairs. The breakfast buffet was what you would expect, nothing special but the staff was very friendly. The location is average, about two blocks in either direction of a market but obviously you need a car for restaurants. There is a japanese restaurant at the hotel which was a pleasant surprise. The food was very good and the fish (sushi) was fresh. Overall, this is a good one night hotel but don't take your shoes off.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Galt, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Booked a room online threw the hotel website. When I get there after a 5 1/2 hr drive from Sacramento they ask for a $100 deposit. No where did it say to leave a deposit on the website. They refused to take cash and said they would not charge my card that they were just going to put a hold on it. When checking out come to find out they took the $100 out of my accout because I used a debit card. (They never mentioned anything about running it for debit cards). I was told my account would not be credited for 5-7 business days. Seriously?? I asked for the manager he was useless as well. The "buffet" was crap and I'm not even a picky eater. The waffles are the frozen Eggo ones you buy at the store. And as we pulled around to room 210 there were 2 people sitting in a car smoking weed. Will not be staying here again.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the pool. If your balcony is facing the pool then your room door will be facing th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This place is close to Universal and also close to a very cool Whole Foods store, so location is great. The rooms were clean and perfectly fine; in fact, they even had free wi-fi. The buffet each morning in the Japanese restaurant was about what you would expect. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it. I guess the only real negative was the sense that the hotel seemed a bit "tired", as though it had clearly seen better days. It was probably quite the hot spot in the 1960s.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mikado Hotel

Also Known As:
Best Western Los Angeles
Los Angeles Best Western
Address: 12600 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91607 (Formerly Best Western Plus)
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > South San Fernando Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#175 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mikado Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motor Inn located just off Ventura Freeway (US 101) between Laurel & Coldwater Canyons. ... more   less 
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