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“Not kid friendly”
Review of Mikado Hotel

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Mikado Hotel
Ranked #145 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
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“Not kid friendly”
Reviewed July 25, 2004

We stayed at the Mikado because of its location, which is very close to alot of the sites we wanted to visit. Right off the bat, we had trouble getting in our hotel room because the key only occassionally (and I mean occassionally) worked.

I sent my niece (who's 18) and my two small children to the lobby to get sodas the first night we were there. When they came back to the room, they said there was a man outside hiding behind the bushes watching them. Less than a 1/2 hour later the guy working the desk that night shows up at our room saying we were slamming doors (hello! We couldn't even get in most the time, much less slam the doors) and had a dog. We do not have a dog and have not for several years. Then when I spoke with him about it, he claimed the kids were had lied to me! The rooms had very thin walls and you could hear everything (and I mean everything) going on outside, above your room, or next to it.

While the rooms were clean and nicely decorated, I was not at all pleased with the rudeness directed at my children whenever they would speak with someone at the desk about getting a towel (which they were completely out of for the first day of our stay) or anything. If the adult goes up to the desk, he was just as nice and helpful with directions as could be.

The hotel would be ok, if you do not have children along. I would not recommend it if you do. I tried to speak with the manager, but he apparently is only there once a day for about 15 minutes according to the employees.

It was a shame, because the location was great for all the major attractions.

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Reviewed August 22, 2003

We stayed here to be close to relatives and because we thought we'd have easy access to the freeway. We didn't realize that easy access meant the freeway was only 30 yds away from our door! This hotel follows the standard motel format, with a strip of rooms stretched along the busiest freeway in L.A. (Rte 101). Glass louvers on the balcony did not close and we were unable (despite turning the AC on high) to drown out the roar of the freeway. One of the queen beds was missing a leg and balanced on 2 phone books. The first room offered to us reeked of smoke, even though it had a "non-smoking room" sign. The hotel did have a pool and a hot tub but we didn't try them because all we wanted was to move out after one night. Sorry, but this hotel has nothing to recommend it.

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Additional Information about Mikado Hotel

Property: Mikado Hotel
Address: 12600 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91607-3411 (Formerly Best Western Plus)
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > South San Fernando Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mikado Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motor Inn located just off Ventura Freeway (US 101) between Laurel & Coldwater Canyons. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Los Angeles
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