I am somewhat of a road warrior and have stayed in Embassy Suites in Lake Buena Vista (Disneyworld), South DFW, Arcadia California, and San Diego to name a few.
This Embassy Suites was finished being built new in late 2008. It is across the parking lot from my company's corporate office All the other Embassy's I have stayed in are quite a bit older.
It is a very nice hotel but the rooms are not what you expect. Most Embassy Suites are built around an central enclosed atrium. There may be a few left over out there that are not, but that is their standard configuration. The rooms in a standard Embassy Suites are laid out in what is called a "shotgun" configuration where you enter the living room from the front door and go through the living room into the bedroom which is in back. Most have windows in the living room that look out on the walkway and atrium and windows in the bedroom that look outside the hotel.
At this new Embassy Suites in Glendale, this is not the case. There are no windows along the walkway. The rooms are laid out in what is called "side by side". When you enter the suite, the living room is on the left (or right) and the bedroom is through the door in front of you. The windows in both rooms of my suite looked outside of the hotel. But, there are some rooms where the windows look out into the atrium of the hotel.
There are a few things about this hotel that I have a problem with. The room I stayed in was a single king and a double queen may be different. If you are planning on staying for a length of time and want to unpack your belongings, there is almost no drawer space available. There is none in the living room for anybody who wants to sleep on the fold out couch. In the bedroom, there was one small drawer in each bedside table and two small drawers about the same size in the TV stand. That is the total usable drawer space for the suite.
There is a closet with a rod in the living room and one in the bedroom about the size of a coat closet in most average homes. And in one of the closets was a luggage rack which I was able to put my suite case on to live out of.
Another interesting feature with this suite was that it had only one bathroom sink and that was in the bathroom. Most, if not all the other Embassy Suites I have stayed in had an additional bathroom sink outside the bathroom so that two people can use a sink at the same time. It did have a small bar sink like most other Embassy Suites.
There is another problem with the bathroom which they may correct in the future if enough people complain. There are no towel racks, rings or hooks in the bathroom. There is a bathrobe (if you brought your own) hook. The counter space around the sink is not that large. Because there are no towel racks, the face cloths, hand towels, tissue box, water glasses and the standard bathroom amenities take up most of the counter top so you have almost not place to put your tooth paste and shave cream. On the open shelf below are the bath towels and hair dryer. A female colleague of mine commented that her 50 pounds of beauty would end up some place else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Glendale, CA hotel provides easy access to I-134, I-101 and I-5 to get you around town. Located in downtown Glendale in the north Los Angeles area, you’ll be a few short miles from Universal Studios, Burbank and Pasadena. Business travelers will appreciate our proximity to many local corporations, in addition to daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and our nightly Managers Reception. Experience the warm colors, lush foliage and koi pond of our Glendale, CA hotel's atrium. Our gracious staff will introduce you to our many hotel amenities and your suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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