We stayed here on a family trip in August 2012. I regret not being able to write a review until now (April 2013).
This boutique hotel is small, but it is very clean, very well kept and the one place I will stay at next time I have to come out to the Los Angeles area. I loved the decor and upon entering the hotel I felt like I had left the filth of LA outside and could relax.
The building is older so they have one little elevator servicing all the floors. If you don't want to wait there is a nice wide set of stairs in the atrium area.
We decided to stay here after reading hundreds of reviews on other area hotels. We planned on visiting Disneyland and nothing in the area of the park seemed to review that well.
This hotel is a bit of a drive to Disneyland because of LA traffic- but we expected it.
While this hotel is what I would call a boutique hotel they were welcoming to a family of four: two adults, a six year old and a 16 year old. There are no activities for children but we came for a clean quiet place to rest not entertainment. If you have small children they will not enjoy this hotel unless you plan on just sleeping here as we did. Again, this is not a hotel with entertainment options for children. There is no pool and I don't think they have a fitness facility- I did not see one. But the rooms are comfortable and inviting.
Our room was a decent size with two double beds, a desk, a chair and a small closet. The bathroom was spotless as was the room. The shower in the bathroom leaked over the side of the tub on the floor. I put towels down to collect the water but I think this is an installation flaw in the glass pane that is supposed to keep the water in the shower. I reported it to the manager on duty when we checked out.
The windows do open and don't have screens. But the room was quiet even though one side of the building is on the street and the other on a courtyard/shopping area.
We all slept great and never once were we disturbed by noises from the hallway or outside.
They do have some musical entertainment in the evening- but we never heard it on our floor or in our room.
The breakfast provided in the morning is nothing to write home about. Juice, bread, breakfast cereal, yogurt and fruit- it was fresh and included in the room rate so I can’t complain too much.
If you want something more there is a bagel place in the parking lot of the Albertson’s up the street. Also nearby is a Trader Joe's that opens at 8:00 AM.
The parking is one block up the street in a shared parking building. The front desk (which really is just a person sitting at a desk in the lobby) gives you a ticket to present for in and out privileges. The fee in August 2012 was $8.00 a day.
You do have to haul your luggage from the parking garage up the block to the hotel unless you opt for valet.
I would say this hotel is a nice get away for couples. But we felt welcomed and enjoyed our stay.
The were happy to provide printed maps and directions for attractions we wanted to visit.
I look forward to staying at this hotel again in the future!!! Well worth the drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Historic Culver Hotel is "THE" hotel of Culver City, in the heart of the wonderfully active Downtown. Within walking distance of a multitude of gastronomic options and Sony Studios and The Culver Studios. The renovation, completed in December of 2011, brings a modern touch to the classic beauty of this 1924 building. High cielings, large windows and service to match. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Culver City Hotel