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“Alright, but not value for money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites

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Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)   |  
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“Alright, but not value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

This hotel was rather expensive for what we got and it was not as well placed as the hotel website boasted.

The website states that the hotel is about one mile from everything that you want to see in LA. This wasn't the case - you really need a car to get to see everything, barely anything was within walking distance. So this was very disappointing.

The hotel is in the middle of a refurbishment, so there was no bar, restaurant or breakfast facility, which wouldn't have mattered ordinarily, except that the hotel is on a main road which doesn't offer any good eats - so Pizza Hut saved our life on our first evening!

Our room had been part of the refurb, which was well decorated, but they forgot to do the bathroom.....and this really needed it! It was old, tired and the white bath had gone yellow with age.
It was however clean.

We tend to stay in mid range hotels and most tend to offer free internet access these days, the Ramada charges 50cents a minute for internet access, which is really pricey when you spend most of the time connecting to different sites!

All in all the hotel was clean and did the job but was well over priced for it's location and amenities.

  • Liked — Quirky, art decor look
  • Disliked — location - middle of no where
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

This hotel is averaging out at 2 stars which it most certainly isn't!!

This hotel is a 3 star. Comfortable, clean rooms, situated on Santa Monica Boulevard close to the gay area, infact on your doorstep. I agree with the previous reviewer in that it all depends what you're looking for as this will dictate how you evaluate this hotel.

Front desk staff seemed to be Eastern European and didn't have a clue about the area or trips etc. In all fairness, the concierge wasn't that great either. There is a bar but it is not in use and from reading other reviews, this seems to have been the case for some time.

It's close to Beverly Hills and the Beverly shopping centre also.

Back to the rooms; I didn't like the decor of the rooms, a bit gloomy, however the rest of the hotel is pleasant. Bathroom was a good size, really clean with lots of amenities; shower gel, mouthwash, shampoo etc.

The hotel doesn't offer room service, however there are juice machines and ice machines on each floor.

For the price, this was a good deal. Would definitely stay here again.

Also, they offer free wireless, unlike previous Ramada Hotels I have stayed at. Worked fine for me, pretty fast actually.

Probably not a hotel for families though to be honest.

Beds comfortable and there is a fridge in each room which is really good for storing drinks etc.

If you get a good deal, go for it!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2008

Let's be very simple. If there's anything to say about this hotel is it's marvelous. Great location, huge rooms with perfect modern design.
When i came the first time i was very well surprised by the size of our room. I booked for a junior suite and i had a real small studio with kitchen plus living room downstairs and nice bedroom place on the mezzanine upstairs !!! Very very lovely. 2 enormous flat TV screens, free internet and nice view above Santa Monica boulevard.

BUT !!! When i called them to book they instantly gave me a voucher and price per night felled to 220 USD instead of 255 USD. I was glad to hear that and right away the girl said "oh, by the way we have a 27 DOLLARS DAILY FEE FOR THE PARKING " !!! yes you read well, 27 dollars A DAY ! They also add a daily "in come fee" ( what does that means ???) and taxes are not 13,60 % like everywhere in west Hollywood but 15....It's clearly a rip off knowing that you will need a car in L.A...

For those who don't care about flat TV, i strongly recomand a small motel just one block from Ramada. It's called holloway motel and it's 85 dollars a night ALL TAXES INCLUDED.

Stayed August 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

I think people will love or hate this place depending on what they're looking for! This hotel is perfectly fine if you are looking for a base to tour the area & don't plan on spending much time there. If you are looking for a hotel where you can relax all day, use the facilities, etc. this isn't for you!

It's not a beautiful hotel, but it's clean & well located for touring Hollywood.

One downside was the internet access. It was really slow and reception were no help. If you need the internet this is very frustrating.

  • Liked — Price
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

We were in L.A. for one night and wanted to stay somewhere close to all of the bars/nightclubs.

This was a nice hotel, and was clean. We had no problems with staying here and would recommend it to anyone who was wanting to stay in West Hollywood.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ramada Plaza in West Hollywood. For the price, it was centrally located to many attractions. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The beds were really comfortable and the AC worked so well. (We like our room to be very cold.) Our room also had a large plasma TV. The noise wasn't a problem on the second floor or in the rest of the hotel. There wasn't a bar in the hotel, but that was okay for us since many restaurants (like Nobu) and bars were in walking distance. We would stay here again and will recommend it to those looking for an moderately priced hotel in this area.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — $27 parking fee per night
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

This hotel is filthy. The towel in our room had excrement on it and the toilet was blocked. The room smelt of cheap disinfectant and the furniture was chipped and soiled.
There is no excuse for such poor standards from a major chain and there is certainly no excuse for the poor service we received at reception. The whole experience was foul. We stayed one night only to be woken at 7am by the bins being emptied. We left cutting our stay short by 3 nights. Please avoid this place at all costs. If yopu do HAVE to stay, check your room carefully before accepting it.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — The lack of basic cleanliness
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Location: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in West Hollywood
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza West Hollywood Hotel and Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 175
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