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“OVERRATED and OVERPRICED MOTEL” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes

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Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2633 Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Torrance
Silicon Valley, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“OVERRATED and OVERPRICED MOTEL”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2007

We booked a king suit for 2 adults and 5 years old for 3 nights on July 2007 directly with hotel two days in advanced.
We arrived for check-in at 3:30pm. Our VERY SMALL room next to the vending/ice machine was ready. But no microwave, no fridge inside even though it was promised at the time we booked a room. We were driving long way so decided to have a rest right away. Sofa bed was not made (no bedding at all!) and we found just one pillow in the closet (no blanket either). Called the reception and were told to check the shelves under the TV stand. Finally we found a bedding but it was WET! Called reception and ask about dry bedding, extra pillow and blanket and started unpack. At 4:30pm I went to reception with wet bedding to ask what’s going on. The receptionist was surprised that I still did not get anything. She called housekeeping and I was told that the bedding waiting to be dry…even without a usual “Sorry about that!”
Same night when we returned to the hotel we found bedding on the sofa bed. It still was not made!
I can not sleep well because of the lack of refrigerators people went for ice late nights and early mornings. And this ice machine (which was next to my door) makes unforgettable sound.
The next morning we started with breakfast. The food was not fresh, the potato was spicy, and so our 5 years old refuse to eat it. No fresh fruits except bananas. To find a one CLEAN teaspoon you have to check at least 5 of them. Glasses with a chip. At the end of our breakfast we got a check to pay for the breakfast. That was first time when we book hotel with a breakfast and have to pay for it! For the $12 they priced for the breakfast per person, you can find a better place to eat just a block away.
If you add the hole on the shades, tiny room and luck of the management, you would agree this is not the place you would love to spend nights.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fayetteville, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2007

I will start by saying the room was spacious. The vanity area was small but the room made up for that. Very nice location. I could tell the hotel took pride in the landscaping which was very good. The location is excellent. Anything that you want is within 5 miles i.e; banking, shopping, eating , etc. This hotel offers a breakfast buffet daily for $12.95 per day. We only ate their one time because it was complimentary for one day because housekeeping forgot to clean our room. So the three of us received breakfast for free. There were a couple of bad points but the good ones out weighed the bad ones. One bad point was that we had a room on the first floor so whenever someone had the room above us we could hear every step that they took. which became annoying. Will never book a room on the first floor again. The beds are very, very, very comfortable. The only reason why I would not use this hotel again is because it is south of the city and everything that we did was on the north side (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Inglewood, Downtown L.A.) of the city. On the average you are looking at a 30 min. drive without traffic. Out of the five days that we were there, we experienced traffic 1 time on the freeway. That was when we were leaving Downtown L.A. on the 101 south heading back to Torrance but the carpool lane really helped out with that. The hotel is located about 3-5 miles from Del Amo Mall which is a bigger than it looks. I highly recommend trying Lucille's. It is B.B King's restaurant which is on Hawthorne Blvd about 1-2 miles north of Del Amo Mall. Just passed Barnes and Nodles if travelling northbound. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. If you do not like Del Amo Mall, there is another mall about 3 miles north on the opposite side of Hawthorne Blvd that is about the same size as Del Amo if not bigger. If I remember correctly I think the name of it is the South Bay Galleria.

Stayed February 2007
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Stockton, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2006

We made a late summer trip with the kids the final weekend before school started. This was a very nice hotel. Our hotel reservation included breakfast for 4. As with the previous post, if you have to pay for the breakfast, it is quite expensive. However, to have it included into the price of the hotel was very convenient. There were eggs, omelets, breakfast meats, potatoes, waffles, fruit, yogurt, breads, muffins, and juices.

Service at the hotel was very good. Any requests we had were handled quickly and efficiently.

Minor complaints...I booked a room for 4 and there were 3 sets of towels in the room. I had to ask for extra towels 2 out of 4 nights. My kids were a little annoyed that there were no children-oriented television channels available (Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon).

Pool was very nice. Water temperature was warm but not too hot.

The laundry room provides complimentary detergent. A very nice touch.

Overall, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We look forward to a return in the future.

  • Liked — Quiet location
  • Tips/Secrets — If breakfast is not included in your room rate, go elsewhere.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Torrance, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2006

My wife and I stayed here one weeknight in July 2006. The room was very nice with modern furnishings. We paid $170, which we thought was a little high, but the room we had on the first floor was extremely quiet. The bed was a bit hard for my wife, but I like a firm bed - so I had no issues with it. the A/C was excellent, and had a constant hum - unlike many A/C that cycle on and off. There is a pool and fitness center available.

One suggestion is to stay away from the breakfast buffet. It's too expensive (about $12) , and there is a fantastic King's Hawaiian Bakery/Restaurant about 1 block west (easily within walking distance) on Crenshaw Blvd where you can get a wonderful Hawaiian style meal (or standard American breakfast) for less than $10.

Our only complaint is that they offer free high speed Internet access. What they don't tell you is that its only available if your laptop has a built-in ethernet port. Ours didn't, and they no longer support USB access, and do not have spare ethernet cards (like the room card states).

  • Disliked — Breakfast buffet too expensive for the food offerings.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2005

This stay was from 11/4/05 to 11/7/05:

Very clean, large rooms with large bathrooms, new beds, pillows and linens, very friendly and helpful staff, and a safe, central location near resturants and shopping.

PERFECT!

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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san diego
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2005

My family and I stayed at this Courtyard, and I was somewhat disappointed. The rooms seemed clean and well maintained, but it was very noisy. Apparently there was a group of men who were part of a bachelor party staying at the hotel. They were a well behaved bunch, but there was a lot of traffic in the hallway all night long. They really were not loud, but I could understand every word they said--even when they were in the room next door! Again, they were NOT loud and rowdy. The walls were very thin!

We had also asked for two connecting rooms and they were not able to accomodate us when we got there. I think they should have been able to tell us this when we booked the rooms. I would probably have stayed elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2005

Stayed there twice in the past week on weekends. This Courtyard was renovated two months ago - all the rooms are clean and new. The pool is great, and the courtyard is really that: gazebo, Palm trees, great pool. The breakfast buffet is outstanding as well, with the best waffles I've tried.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes

Address: 2633 Sepulveda Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505
Location: United States > California > Torrance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Torrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Torrance/Palos Verdes boasts a state-of-the-art lobby which provides greater choices with flexible spaces to work or relax in, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news and weather conditions via our GoBoard(R). A great place for breakfast or happy hour in Torrance, the hotel's modern lobby has The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect.(R) which serves healthy food and beverages in the morning, including Starbucks(R) coffee and evening dinner service with cocktails. Enjoy luxurious bedding in newly renovated guest rooms with balconies, 37" LCD HDTV's, mini-refrigerators and complimentary high-speed internet. The hotel also features two meeting rooms, self-service laundry facility, outdoor pool, fitness center and complimentary on-site parking. Located in Torrance California, we are conveniently located just blocks from Del Amo Fashion Center Mall and near the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, downtown Redondo Beach and the gorgeous LA views from the Palos Verdes cliffs. ... more   less 
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