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“Worse place ever!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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San Vicente Bungalows
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Formerly San Vicente Inn)   |  
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“Worse place ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro-NOTHING!!


Cons- everything
1. Additional charge when checking in
2. Everything was dirty
3. Additional charges when checking out
4. Poor customer service
5. Staff was playing at the pool during their working hours 6. Stains on everything 7. Poor management 8. "Breakfast " -coffee and a muffin -$20 9. Parking- -$20
10.Pool- you have to pay for the pool

Never stay here .. I don't mind paying for service .. But service was horrible ..

They charge me for towels having stains. When we use the towels to clean the floor.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Loleta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Heart of WeHo this courtyard surrounded by charming bungalow cottages is so pretty you will never know the busy town is right outside. SV Bungalows helped me during a move back to LA and the transition was smooth even during a busy Labor Day Weekend, me with two dogs and the summer heat. I was safe, comfortable and the staff went out of their way to accommodate my needs. Staying here could make the difference between a stressful trip to Santa Monica or Hollywood and an awesome one. So close to everything. Again, this place was phenomenal.

Room Tip: The poolside rooms are very nice. Upper pool deck is a little more private and cool.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ny
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly an oasis in west Hollywood .
The place is covered with beautiful shrubs flowers.
The breakfast muffins and coffee were delicious . The price is great!!
it is close to everything. I took a dip in the heated pool what a luxury . Rachel at the front desk is amazing . She is very friendly and accommodating. II will certainly be back!

Room Tip: The rooms spacious and clean surrounded by lots of beautiful trees . Choose a room with bathroom...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay at San Vicente Bungalows!

And big thanks specifically to Carlos who help a great deal in orientating/understanding the city of Los Angeles. This kind of customer service is what is truly valuable. Correct, professional and very helpful to the customer.

See you very soon!
Best,

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is no longer a gay resort. When we stayed here a few weeks ago there was a mother-daughter duo staying right across from our room in the shared bath bungalow and a pair of lesbians in the pool. Ugh! Talk about a party pooper. It was nice to see that the shared bath was recently renovated but there is still a lot of work to be done. In our room the laminate flooring was completely cut out from under the bed. Of course, you wouldn't know this until you pulled up the bed skirt and saw the old black wood planks underneath. The prices have gone way up too. This location used to be a cheap place to stay after a night of drinking but now it's prices are comparable to that of the Ramada down the street. They've also begun charging a resort fee. I asked about this fee and I was told it was for the free wifi and steam room. Seriously? Common...you can't call yourself a resort and still hand out actual brass keys in a hair band to guests for their rooms. Resorts have actual ice machines, not a home refrigerator with a bag of ice inside. Resorts have built in heaters not portable space heaters. Resorts have all the amenities at your disposal in the room...I shouldn't have to walk to the front desk to borrow an iron and board. I don't think I'll be staying here again especially after not having my watch returned last time. After checking out and driving home I realized I had left my watch in the room. Called right back to see if they had it and without even asking housekeeping or anyone else the guy on the phone said no. This had happened to me a while back with brand new Rainbow sandals, but after contacting them, they said they'd be at the front desk. When I stopped by a day later, they were no where to be found. I wasn't upset as much since they were just sandals but a $400 watch that was left in a room that no one had access to after except hotel staff???? I didn't get any sort of apology from anyone for the missing sandals or watch. So make sure you have EVERYTHING when you check out otherwise you'll never see it again. I personally will now be looking at better and cheaper hotels elsewhere and Über/Lyft it to the bars.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The hotel is in a great location right in the centre of WeHo - close to all the bars, restaurants, cafes and the rest. The hotel has a lot of potential but i'd say it's still on the up. Could do with a little bit of work (which I believe they're in the process of doing). The space is great. The hotel/pool is friendly and social. But there was a bit of discrepancy between prices -- I paid the same price for a room without a bathroom - as someone else paid for a room twice the size, with a bathroom - around $230 a night. This is despite there being a number of newspaper articles plastered around the hotel touting the $99 room. I'd say my room was worth closer to $99 than $220. Staff were great though - the guy that checked me in (can't remember his name) plus Carlos and Shaun - all did their best to answer my questions and keep me happy. I'd recommend the hotel but just don't expect a fiver star resort. Probably closer to 2-3 stars I'd say. But as I say - they're working to improve it.

Room Tip: If I had my time again I'd get a room with a bathroom. Everyone says get a room away from the po...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best value accommodations in West Hollywood and the most ridiculously convenient to the local gay bars and clubs you can find. It has it's own old world charm that you can't find in most places for the price.

There are a range of rooms most of which are basic but all you could want. There are budget rooms with a shared bathroom and larger ones with their own bathrooms ranging from small and functional to massive, all set around a central pool. Sunbathing is really only good for a few spots for four hours a day due to the buildings and trees but it has a great feel to it.

Please don't get me wrong, this is no way near any of the classier hotels around such as The London or The Chamberlain, but it's not trying to be and definitely not charging the same. My biggest negative would be the bathrooms which could do with a really good spray with exit mould, or just a total re-model but apart from that they are cosy and cleaned daily and again such good vault for the area.

The place was once male only, clothing optional and nicely sleazy and now under new management that has gone, but it is still a gay (more than) friendly place mixed in with straight couples and a few kids. It still can turn into a cruising area at times so I'm not sure I'd like the kids being around but it's still a lot of LA fun.

By far the best thing about it is the staff. Always there at the desk and always helpful and happy and a real joy to see them. I don't even have a favourite which is rare as they were all lovely.

Definitely staying there again. Thanks guys.

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about San Vicente Bungalows

Address: 845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 (Formerly San Vicente Inn)
Location: United States > California > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — San Vicente Bungalows 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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