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Glendale Express Hotel

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#5 of 23 hotels in Glendale
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.6
Value
3.4
Located in Glendale, the 60’s retro Glendale Express Hotel is within 6 miles of the LA City core, while offering 10 minute access to the Burbank airport. Our guests love the hotel's quiet location and retro vibe. Easy freeway access and within minutes of Universal Studios. Large truck parking available. Join us for our retro Pop Tart breakfast along with coffee and hot tea. Grab & Go available. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Griffith Park and La Brea Tar Pits, while Greek Theatre and Norton Simon Museum are cultural highlights. Check out an event or a game at Rose Bowl Stadium, and consider making time for Los Angeles Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids stay free
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Filipino and 11 more
3.5
1,086 reviews
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The Glendale Express Hotel garners commendation for its spotlessness and attentive staff, creating a welcoming atmosphere that guests appreciate. Its prime location not only offers easy access to Universal Studios and LA hotspots but also places shopping and dining options at the fingertips of many travelers. While the spacious rooms are noted to be a bit dated, they are still celebrated for providing comfort and value. Despite some comments about noise, the amenities add to the hotel's retro charm, ensuring a pleasant and affordable stay.
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SFGlam wrote a review Feb 20
Oakland, California42 contributions71 helpful votes
My friends and I have stayed at the Glendale Express two years in a row, when we come down for the Cruel World music festival. We've very much enjoyed our stay both times, even though there was construction/renovations going on. It's a cute old Howard Johnson that has (and still is) been renovated, is no-frills but is clean, comfortable and budget-friendly. There is plenty of parking and it's super close to both the 134 and downtown Glendale. The staff have always been super nice and helpful and I love that there are some amenities for purchase at the front desk (including local beer!) The former HoJo diner/bar has been under construction for ages and I'm really hoping that it will be finished when we come down again this May. Unfortunately, the Glendale Express is no longer that budget-friendly and I was a bit shocked when I went to make my reservation for this upcoming May and saw that the rates have increased by about $100 a night. I guess every single thing has gotten more expensive, but $100 a night seems like a LOT. I even called the hotel to ask about it and the person who answered had no idea, and said he would ask a manager to call me back, but they never did. As much as I love the GE, I might have to seek more affordable accommodations in the future!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 3 days ago
SFGGlam, Thank you so much for taking the time to review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to continue to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Glendale Express Team
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Alberto Z wrote a review Oct 2023
Auburn, Alabama49 contributions10 helpful votes
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This is the kind of place that would say I would return. My past experiences with reasonably priced hotels in LA have been disappointing, but Glendale Express was different. The property itself is clearly from around the 60's but it has been recently renewed. The hotel has the feeling of a non-chain hotel. The staff is very helpful and caring. Public areas very clean and room also. The location was convenient to me (Going to Universal Studios 15 min drive in the morning). I hope they keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 19, 2023
Alberto, Thank you so much for such wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We cannot wait to welcome you back. Kind regards,
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APugs wrote a review Feb 19
Albuquerque, New Mexico9 contributions8 helpful votes
My family returned to Glendale Express on 2/15/24. The hotel is under construction but not loud, and it is still really clean. My child spilled water all over the hard-surface floor between the two beds - enough that a towel was required to clean it. Although we cringed at using a clean, white hand towel on a hotel room floor, we didn’t have much of a choice due to the amount of water. We were shocked when after wiping up the water, the towel was merely wet but had no dirt or grime on it from the floor. WOW - cleanest hotel room floors I’ve ever seen! One small complaint - the beds only have a light blanket instead of a comforter or duvet. The light blanket is too thin and we were cold until we pumped up the heat.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
APugs, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you found our property comfortable and clean. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, The Glendale Express Team
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Paola M wrote a review Oct 2023
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Bonny went out of his way to check us in and provide us with a room. He had a great attitude and was very happy and genuine to help. He gave us a great experience. Because of the great experience that we had we will definitely be coming back to this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maria Saavedra, Guest Services / Front Office at Glendale Express Hotel
Responded Oct 23, 2023
Hi Paola, Thank you for taking the time in leaving us a review on your stay with us. I am so happy to learn that you had a great time and experience with our hotel and team members. We look forward to having you back into our property in the near future! Kind Regards, Operations Manager
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Jenny S wrote a review Oct 2023
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My 16 year old daughter and I stay at Glendale Express every time we visit LA. The staff has always been so nice and friendly. That’s one of the main reasons we have returned throughout the years. Also, the rooms are comfy and the location is convenient.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Saavedra, Guest Services / Front Office at Glendale Express Hotel
Responded Oct 20, 2023
Hi V4036WRjennys, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are delighted to hear you enjoy staying with us! We can't wait to welcome you back with us! Kind Regards, Operations Manager
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Krikor G wrote a review Sep 2023
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I stayed at the hotel for one week The place was very clean Employees were very professional, friendly and knowledgeable Chris and Vedi were very welcoming Service excellence isn't a best practice, it is intrinsic value for any company that hopes to succeed in the highly competitive environment Jacky “the manager of the hotel “ have Achieved that by running the hotel to perfection Krikor Guzelian
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Sep 22, 2023
Krikor G, Thank you so much for such fantastic review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your kind words and cannot wait to welcome you back. Thank you,
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Suzie W wrote a review Sep 2023
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This hotel is an excellent location, about 15 mins from Universal Studios and LA zoo, a short drive to a really nice mall and right next to a freeway for access elsewhere. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The room was really big, we had no issues with space. However, there were a few downsides. On the first couple of nights two of us who were sharing a bed received multiple bites, these stopped after we had the room cleaned, but the damage was done and we spent the whole holiday scratching and being very uncomfortable. There were multiple bugs in the bathroom, from a number of solo ants, to one very large cockroach. We were on the 3rd floor, so it’s not like the just walked in the patio doors, these are coming from somewhere internal. We ordered a room with a kitchenette, this had a microwave but there were no plates or cutlery, so we could cook food but had nothing to eat with or off. Our room was also advertised as a superior room with a “bay view” on hotels.com. The only view we had was of the car park, and I couldn’t see any rooms which could have any different. Might want to raise that with external websites if they’re lying. Also advertised were digital TV channels, we couldn’t work out how to get these on at all and we have three IT degrees between us. The air con is effective, but very noisy. You get used to it after a while, but it’s never quiet. Overall, I would use this hotel again as it was a decent price, but I would lower my expectations.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Car park can be busy late at night. Don’t be fooled by a “bay view” being advertised. Bring your...
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Responded Sep 22, 2023
451suziew, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your honest experience. We hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.
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JamCin wrote a review Sep 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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The lobby doors are always locked so when checking in you need to wait for them to see you to let you in. Parking can be a challenge at night, they need to light all areas up of parking area. Breakfast here consists if Pop Tarts and coffee only. Bed was comfortable and low too the ground. They offer no cable or local TV. They expect you to connect to your phone and screen cast to TV. I'm on vacation, I don't want to waste my battery to do this and I want to see local info like need, weather, things to do, etc. Also, the toilet handle to flush is in this ridiculous spot and if you have big hands, good luck trying to reach it especially if you leave the toilet paper on the roll, very poor design. No vending machines and limited snack purchase area with no zero sugar sodas and hardly any chips. They do hold a $100 on your card but most places do for a deposit. They have a cute retro theme in the hotel. You can also go out on the balconies and they have an electric tea pot to make coffee or tea in the room. Fridge is retro looking but no microwave in room, only one in the lobby. Room does have a safe. Needs more outlets on side of bed closest to sliding door. Other side of bed has several. We might stay here again but only if needed. Better options are out there.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring streaming services, no local channels.
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Responded Sep 3, 2023
JamminCin, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your honest feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Angel33 wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I go to the front desk to let the customer service agent know I had extended my stay online and I’d like to merge my current reservation with the new one and also get a parking pass with the updated dates. As I’m talking to him another agent by the name of Tony (big buy with glasses) interrupts us and tells the agent that is helping me just fine and it’s knowledgeable. Tells both of us this has to be the same morning at checkout and that it can’t be done the night before even if the reservation has been paid for. I respectfully say that’s a weird policy since most hotels I’ve stayed at you can stay in the same room and extend the night before without having to go back to the front desk and redo everything the next morning ( some people extend because they want to sleep in). Tony immediately gets really combative and yells in front of other customers really loud “that if I don’t like it, I can go and stay somewhere else!” This man wasn’t even the person that started helping me, I wasn’t even talking to him and he interrupted the agent and I, while Tony was with other customers, maybe he saw me and for some reason didn’t like me, maybe I made him insecure about something who knows. But he obviously has no sense of what his job is, which I’m sure is customer service relations. In the hospitality business people are trained to be nice and smile not be nasty and mean. He seemed very eager to fight and argue and has a lot of yucky attitude. I told him I didn’t need the attitude, I had just come back to the hotel and I am exhausted, I was just trying to extend without having to come back down to the lobby the next morning and the reservation was already paid for online. Then he proceeds to yell in a sarcastic way all the way from the front desk as I am walking out of the door “it is not attitude have a beautiful day!” What a disrespectful, yucky individual. Why even say have a beautiful day when you don’t even mean it! Obviously has no idea what customer service is, Yuck! If you don’t like your job then just quit. No one needs to deal with your yucky attitude while paying good money at this hotel for more than 4 nights and having extended a few times. And yes if I have to run into that type of nasty, street behavior again.. I will HAPPILY take my business to a different hotel where they appreciate customers and treat them with respect and I can have a much more comfortable stay!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Avoid Tony, maybe best to avoid staying here
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Responded Aug 16, 2023
Hello Mi3hael, We are sorry to hear of the issues encountered with our front desk staff. That is definitely not the experience we want to deliver. Rest assured your comments will be shared with the team to ensure that your feedback is effectively addressed. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. Kind regards,
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Stealth Reviewer Charlie wrote a review Aug 2023
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania37 contributions6 helpful votes
Okay the place screams retro cool. From the Font used on the side of the green wall to the mini display case and retro games ... the place is cool. The rooms were a bit larger than I expected but in need of a little sprucing up. Speaking only of our bathroom Room 215, the ceiling needed a redo ... badly. The pool is nice as is the hot tub. Parking is free and plenty of spaces. It is very close to a lot of things but not quite walking distance. Very affordable ... Go ... have fun!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Aug 16, 2023
SRCharlie1, Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We appreciate your honest feedback and are delighte dto hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards,
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glendale Express Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Glendale Express Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Glendale Center Theater (0.5 miles), Escape the Room LA (0.7 miles), and Alex Theatre (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Glendale Express Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, meeting rooms, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Glendale Express Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Glendale Express Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Glendale Express Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glendale Express Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Porto's Bakery and Cafe, Damon's Steak House, and Carousel Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Glendale Express Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Glendale Express Hotel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Glendale Express Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Glendale Express Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Glendale Express Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hollyhock House (4.2 miles), Lovell Health House (2.8 miles), and Casa Adobe De San Rafael & Park (0.8 miles).