As a Platinum Elite Member I usually choose IHG hotels when travelling for business or leisure and never got disappointed even though standards vary by counyry. First time in L.A and I only stayed for the weekend do wanted to make the most out of the short time. People told me to stay somewhere in Hollywood but rates were much higher there so I chose this place based on the price and location near Metro station with Red and Purple Line to Hollywood and Downtown. It's just a 5min walk from the station to the hotel and getting thete from the airport by public transport took less than 45mins.
Some of the reviews here mention the 'iffy' neighbourhood this hotel is in, but after 3 days exploring L.A. and surroundings as a female solo traveler I don't think it's any better or worse than other areas. I walk a lot and found sections of Hollywood Blvd and parts of Beverly Hills worse than Westlake. Sure - I wouldn't walk through the park at night but I wouldn't do that in any other city either.
I had a King Room facing to the back.It was clean, nice and featured lots of space. It was quiet and the bed was comfy - all you need after making it through the long flight and a day walking around downtown.
The staff are super friendly and helpful. Nothing is too hard and they are all able to multitask very well and deal with different guests. Big thanks to Aida, who looked after me the first day and not only picked the perfect sightseeing tour for me but provided so many useful information. And of course the General Manager needs a mention for taking the time to drive me to the Staples Center so I could check for tix for the Lakers.
The hotel offers a free shuttle anywhere you want to go within 4miles -very handy.
They also have plenty of parking but I didn't need.
Breakfast is included in the rate but don't expect too much. Good selection of baked goods, pancakee, bacon &egg, cereals and some fruit..just enough to get you on the way. I would go to a coffee shop for a nice coffee though.
Overall a very pleasant stay - I am glad I booked there.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel Los Angeles
- Ramada Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Ramada