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“Needs serious improvements, poor management”
Review of Century Wilshire

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Century Wilshire
Ranked #294 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed June 12, 2004

I had 4 nights stay there. The hotel is pretty old inside and needs serious improvements. The staff was quite friendly but never offersed assistance themselves. Rooms had no noise insulation and if your location fronts Wilshire, you can't sleep at all.
In general it is very much moderate hotel which may be ranked not more than 2 stars.

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Reviewed May 29, 2004

We enjoyed our stay at the Century Wilshire. Here is a run down of what we found during our two day stay. We visit LA about one a year and have been staying with friends. Now that we are older, we decided to try a hotel and will definitely stay here again. We paid $100/night for two nights. Our total bill came to $235.
The things we liked:
- Great location just south of UCLA. All of our friends are in that area so it is perfect for our yearly visits down there.
- Staff: main gentleman is helpful and nice. One of the ladies I asked a question of was a little more snotty, but she was tolerable.
- Old World Charm, traditional European decor, lots of antiquey looking furniture and persian carpeting.
- Room was clean. Bed was nice and firm and the sheets were very clean. Bathroom was small but very clean. Standard white hotel towels, not Egyptian cotton but clean.
- Charming patio area, just as it looks in the website promotional photos
- Great swimming pool
- Very cute, homey feeling breakfast area which provides small continental breakfast: various toasts, english muffins, sliced melon, bananas, raisin bread, OJ, apple juice and eggs cooked to order for $3.
- FREE parking - which is very hard to find in LA so this is a big plus. Most of the hotels in LA proper charge anywhere from $10-25 per night to park even as a hotel guest.
The things we didn't like so much:
- Wilshire is a very big, very noisy street. If you get a room facing the street, you will hear street noise and it is loud. Our room was on the corner with one wall facing the street. The windows are old fashion single pane levered glass. Very thin, you hear everything. By the second night, we were more used to it but we are both light sleepers and if street noise bothers you, you should not stay in this hotel.
- The Standard Room is a little small. Quaint and cosy is the operative word here. The hotel is old so don't come here if you expect everything to be brand spanking new. The furniture is very "comfortably worn in". Bathroom was small as well. But again, we weren't expecting a suite.
- There is a small lounge area with a grand piano on the first floor, but they keep the front doors wide open so it is noisy. Not suitable for a quiet chat or reading.
- The doors to each room/suite are not fire rated doors so don't expect the solid doors you find in newer hotels. But we never felt unsafe.
- The breakfast room is cramped but if you go eat on the patio, it is nice. It is definitely less crowded before 9:00am.
Again two ways to look at it - charmingly cosy or cramped. We prefered to think of it as cosy and will stay in this hotel again.

14  Thank travellingcatherine
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Reviewed May 7, 2004

This property is quite charming but it was not a great choice as it lacks many modern features. I found it overpriced for what you get. The staff was polite. The location is great and the parking is free. Next time I return to LA for pleasure I will chose the Magic Castle which has a similar charm but is better maintained.

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Reviewed October 12, 2003

Just returned from one night at this place. We were encouraged when we checked in and the desk clerk upgraded us to a junior suite. I was dismayed, however, when we reached the room. The only lock on the door was an old thumb-turn, push-button type lock. The door leading to the hall as well as the doors to the adjoining rooms on either side were hollow-core. I did not feel safe. If I didn't already know that there were almost no other hotels available in the area for the night, we'd have left. The guy next door had a lengthy cell phone conversation at 2am which woke my husband. It sounded like the guy was in our room. Combine that with the proximity of our room to Wilshire Blvd., and it was a pretty noisy night. On the plus side, the room was immaculately clean and the bed was wonderful. Even so, I wouldn't stay there again.

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Reviewed July 21, 2003

I spent just one evening during my last business trip in May. Though we only reserved a standard room, the diretor of sales was kind enough to offer us a terrific upgrade (it was a suite!). The room was very well kept, and comfortable. It was too bad we only spent one night there.
The complimentary breakfast could have been a little more wholesome, but it was all in all a very friendly, and comfortable atmosphere.

5  Thank dashooz6868
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Address: 10776 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024-6432
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #294 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range: $135 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Century Wilshire 2.5*
Number of rooms: 99
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