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“Nice, clean, boutique hotel in a great location”
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Hotel Brandwood
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Glendale
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed here one night after attending a wedding at the nearby Beyond the Stars Palace. It's a boutique hotel, well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Yes, the rooms are on the small side, with no view to speak of, but it was not a problem at all. Our room looked like it had new furniture, sink, shower, and toilet and we had a great stay. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone looking to stay in the heart of Glendale. Free parking and free wifi.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 105- Good choice.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was our second stay at the Bradwood. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. They allowed us to check in early. The hotel has been thoughtfully renovated and the rooms are clean and very comfortable. The bed was soft and allowed a great nights sleep! The location is perfect and right in the heart of downtown so you can walk to resteraunts and shopping. We went to Jax downstairs for dinner and to listen to wonderful live jazz. We will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's old, it's nice. They decided my friend and I only needed one bed. The showers are awkward, the parking includes a nice trip across an alleyway through a back door with codes and cameras. The manager told us that since we were "nice ladies" he was keeping us close to "watch our door", nice but scary.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank EmmePink
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed here again this year and enjoyed it again. The hotel is in Glendale which makes it easy to get around in LA but with a good price. Plus, there's a lot to do - places to eat, etc - in Glendale too. The hotel is nice and clean and looks very classy. The bathroom has nice products and the room has a coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee. There's free parking in the Bank of America lot behind the hotel which is also a plus. Unfortunately, there is no elevator. Our luggage was chock full of Californian beer so weight was an issue. But the receptionist was really helpful and carried our luggage down! There was a really loud plumbing noise from the room next door when they used the shower which woke us up on the first morning at 7am (we were in room 108), but I don't remember this happening last year so maybe it's specific to this room. We left very early for a flight the next morning so unfortunately I probably woke someone else using the shower at 4am. Really like this place and will return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank s_scarnera
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

PRO'S: Nice little old hotel in the very best location in downtown Glendale -- on the same block as Porto's, the biggest and best Cuban bakery-café in L.A. [You must try their coffee, guava-cream cheese pastries, ham croquettes, and stuffed potato balls -- it's the breakfast of champions!] There are LOTS of restaurants, stores, and 2 malls within a 4 block radius of the hotel. The Brandwood occupies the upper 2 floors of a 3-story building. A really cool live jazz club, Jax, occupies the first floor. Yes, there are steep stairs to the 2nd floor lobby, but it's not a problem if you're in reasonable shape. [Besides, you'll need the exercise if you spend any time at Porto's!] There's easy free parking on the upper level of a 2-story structure behind the hotel. Easy stairs to that, too. Our room, a Deluxe Executive, was beautifully decorated, roomy, spotless, and very comfortable. The bathroom was quite large for an old hotel. HD DirectTV was great. Staff was friendly, professional, and polite.

CON'S: Our window provided some light but zero view -- the concrete wall of the Bank of America branch next door, which is the same height as the hotel, is about 2 feet away from all windows on the east side of the hotel. There was some noise from the A/C unit cycling on and off, even with the fan running all the time. We were on the 2nd floor and could also hear the bass and drums from Jax until the live music ended (it ends between 10 and midnight, depending on the day -- you can check their website for the exact schedule. It does end right on time, though). Our room was directly above the area where the band plays, so that may have had something to do with it. Once the music stopped, the room was pretty quiets. No earplugs required!

Room Tip: 3rd floor rooms toward the back are the quietest. 2nd floor rooms are directly above the jazz club...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I rated this hotel 3 stars not because it's dirty or had rude staff or there was anything wrong with it. I rated it 3 stars because the hotel has nothing special to it and at the same time there was nothing wrong with it.

I stayed there one night on a business trip.

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Clean
Friendly
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Free parking

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Small - I was greeted by the bed when I opened the room door
Soft bed - too soft for my liking
No fitness center, no real amenities except laundry room.
No elevator

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank DoronBr
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in Sept. 2013. There are a ton of stairs so prepare for that, but the rooms are very cute, very clean and the bed is verrrry comfortable. It's in a very safe neighborhood and about a 20 minute drive (on surface streets as I refused to drive on LA freeways) to all the tourist areas you would want to see. There are several restaurants on the block. Very satisfied with the stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Christian O
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Additional Information about Hotel Brandwood

Address: 339 1/2 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203-2303
Location: United States > California > Glendale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Glendale
Price Range: $117 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Brandwood 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience exceptional hospitality at the historic Hotel Brandwood in the heart of Glendale, California. Our boutique hotel is ideal for guests who value a downtown location that is convenient for both leisure and business travelers. Stylish, European-style rooms provide intimacy and charm, and a full range of amenities including free parking and free WiFi. ... more   less 
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