Went to the LA area for the weekend to meet up with my boyfriend who was there for meetings...
He chose the Four Points Sheraton Culver City for two reasons - first, to get Starwood points and second, because of it's convenience to LAX, LA, Santa Monica and Malibu.
We were able to check in early on Friday afternoon with no problems. Our room was 504 - a standard queen - which looked over the parking lot, a service station and ultimately the 405.
With the air conditioner/fan on, we couldn't hear the traffic from the 405 at all. With it off you can, but it's not bad at all.
The lobby is nice - restaurant/bar off to the right - desk to the left. Past the front desk towards the guest elevators is a sitting/lounge/library area...kind of cute. There is a "business center" but I think it's just a PC - there is no printer. We had to ask if we could print out our boarding passes from the front desk staff - and they complied.
We didn't have an issues with rude staff - maybe because we were only there two days - but everyone seemed fine towards us.
Our room was fine - looked newly remodeled - but nothing too fancy. There was a large desk with two chairs so two people could comfortably work there at the same time. There was a chair with a side table, two bedside tables, a dresser with the TV on top and a mini-fridge - that's about it. There was an iron and a full-sized ironing board, which was nice (as opposed to those mini boards!) The bed was what I would consider on the firm side with nice bedding and lots of pillows. I also thought the linens were pretty scratchy, but then again I'm the girl who buys 1000 tc sheets for my bed at home. There is a nice down comforter and like I mentioned before, lots of pillows.
The bath was TINY! My curling iron took up too much room! Thankfuly they do have a double shelf over the toilet so there is room for your toiletries!
The provide some standard toiletries...shampoo, conditioner and lotion as well as a body bar and face bar - but no shower gel.
They were a little strong smelling for me, but I'm sure other will think they are great - on the line of Bath and Body.
Shower was fine as far as pressure and hot water - so no complaints there.
The location is pretty central to the surround LA sites. You can hop on one of the main highways, but prepare to deal with LA traffic! If you are fine with stoplights, you may want to take Sepulveda or one of the other local roads to avoid the highway.
With that, the airport is literally 3 or 4 miles away and it's a quick trip to Santa Monica, Hollywood, DT LA, Malibu, etc...
We spent quite a bit of time in Santa Monica and had a great dinner at BOA Steakhouse. Dinner reservations are a must at any of the popular places. Realize your best chance to dine is early, as most people don't go out until after 8:00.
If you aren't familar with the LA area and you are renting a car, do try and get one with navigation! My boyfriend lived in California for 4 years and knows the area pretty well, but lots has changed - so the navigation was super helpful.
All in all, it was a good (but short) trip and I would stay at the Four Points Sheraton again - and would suggest it to others.
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Points By Sheraton Los Angeles Westside
- Four Points By Sheraton Los Angeles Westside Hotel Culver City
- Four Points Culver City
- Sheraton Culver City
- Culver City Four Points
- Culver City Sheraton