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The Garland
Ranked #14 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Nice accommodations for the area I suppose. Nothing special, nothing bad. My only complaint is that it seems all Holiday Inns have crappy beds. We were taking a family trip to Universal Studios, so the kids didn't care and the parents were tired. If I were going on business, I don't think I would stay here soley because of the uncomfortable beds. Otherwise, it is a great place.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Universal. Sorry you were not satisfied with our beds as this comes as a surprise because we get numerous favorable comments about our beds. We appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Beverly Garland is a hidden gem in the craziness of Los Angeles. The details of the hotel, service and cleanliness are fantastic. We stayed with the family on a weekend when they show movies by the pool, the kids had a blast.The food prices are very affordable for families.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

So glad to hear the kids enjoyed the pool and movies…our Dive-In Movies have really become a hotel favorite…hope with them being busy enjoying the pool and movie, you had an opportunity for some R&R. We look forward for your travels taking you back to LA soon.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights in August 2012 as part of a 3 centre USA west coast holiday.

I was expecting this to be just another "standard" Holiday Inn hotel, having stayed in a number of Holiday Inn hotels in the UK. However, this hotel was so much better than those I have stayed in previously. Everything about the hotel was superb - the rooms, the beds, the public areas, the swimming pool area, the hotel's complimentary free shuttle bus which runs frequently to and from City Walk and Universal Studios - everything.

I have to also give a special mention to Carla who manages the reception. We had reason to seek her help and local knowledge on a couple of ocassions and found her to be exceptionally pleasant and helpful.

This was by far the best hotel we stayed in throughout our stay and hope to return to LA on vacation again in the future. I will not hesitate to stay here again.

If you are looking for a great place to stay which is conveniently located for Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Universal Studios then you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: I would suggest you ask for a room not facing the freeway as this can be noisy at times.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thanks for choosing us for your accommodations during your visit to Los Angeles. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful city. We work very hard to create an environment that is different from the typical LA hotel; from our beautifully landscaped grounds, outside courtyards, relaxing pool complex, Tula’s Restaurant, rooms and more. However, none of this would mean anything without great associates like Karla. Thanks for recognizing her, we are very honored to have her on our team. Looking forward to your next visit to The Beverly Garland.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Well we have never been to Los Angeles before so had no idea what to expect both me and my wife where very pleased with the hotel overall it was a friendly atmosphere all the staff were very good handling our queries and giving us any information we needed.Terri in the shop was very good she helped us sort out our super shuttle problem out thats another story. Breakfast buffet was superb we used this everyday good value and Tulas cocktails were delicous!
The room was more than what we expected we had two queen sized beds very comfortable and plenty of space with iron and ironing board and free wifi which was great for keeping in touch with home.The location is North Hollywood and not Hollywood thats something to remember when you book up any transport to the airport its a little out of the way but the shuttle to Universal city and the Metro was very welcome and we used this everyday.
There is a small shop with gifts etc this was also useful but if you walk out of the hotel to the left over a bridge there is small shopping area with a bar and supermarket with a couple of stores if you need any supplies.I would recommend this hotel to anyone we loved it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thanks for staying with us. I am happy to hear that out staff, especially Terri was able to help you with all your needs. We enjoy helping our guests make the most out of their time while staying with us as Los Angeles has so much to offer. We also thank you for dining at Tula’s, our Executive Chef, Dani Csotai and his culinary team create beautiful and tasty dishes that coupled with the right cocktail makes a perfect combination. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

I have stayed here twice and have loved both stays and will keep going back.
The staff are friendly and helpful, Barbara and an older lady (Short blonde hair) in Beths Boutiques helped us alot.
Rooms are clean and have lots of space, this time are room was facing the car park but didnt here anything.
The Food is to die for, Breakfast you have a menu option or buffet. We chose the buffet and there is loads to chose from and you can go up for more if you want for $18, which i think is fair for the amount of stuff you can get.
Dinner was amazing too, definitely leave the restuarant happy.
Beths Boutiques is a lovely store where you can book tickets for parks and other tourist attractions. Very helpful.
There is dry cleaning or diy laundrette

Room Tip: There is a motorway/highway behind the hotel, i had a room facing this the first time i stayed here...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thanks for choosing us twice! We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to continuing to do so on every visit to our hotel. We appreciate your business.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was a really nice place to stay!
We stayed here for a total of 7 nights. there is a complementary shuttle to universal studios and the universal city subway which takes you to downtown Hollywood.
We stayed in a first floor room and it was a little dark in the room during the day and there is no fridge or microwave unless you ask then its delivered to your room for a daily fee.
The room size was average bit we did have a room with 2 queen beds. Hi speed Internet is complementary and we received complementary drinks to their restaurant Tula's which is a a really nice restaurant.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone it is so well maintained and everything seemed in the right place and the staff is friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

Thanks for staying with us for your trip to Hollywood. We take great pride in our hotel and the service we provide and are thrilled to hear we delivered on our promise. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. This is by far the best holiday inn I have stayed in. Our room was really nice and spacious. The only downside was there was no safe in the room, however you could have access to one at reception for a deposit of $25 but they were really small and barely fit anything other than passports. The pool area was really nice and open till quite late which was great to go and use the hot tub and sauna at night. Breakfast in tula's was average and a little over priced. Great shuttle service to universal studio's which ran frequently too and from hotel and also dropped you off at the metro station where you can take the metro one stop to Hollywood walk of fame. There is a gift shop with info about local attractions and things to do and the lady here was very helpful and not pushy. I would stay here again.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BGHI, General Manager at The Garland, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2012

We appreciate you choosing us for your visit to the Universal Studios area and look forward to your next trip. It is nice to see you to take advantage of our pool complex…hope you were able to get a beverage of choice from Splash Bar…sure helps with the California sunshine.

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Additional Information about The Garland

Address: 4222 Vineland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91602-3318 (Formerly Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
#8 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#13 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#14 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#32 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: $209 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Garland 4*
Number of rooms: 257
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Walk into The Garland and you're instantly transported to a secluded, urban oasis, yet close to all the action and excitement of Universal Studios, Hollywood and LA's best attractions. Nestled within seven tree-shaded acres, this authentic LA experience is complete with a welcoming vibe and modern amenities to keep you plugged in, yet completely relaxed. Our guests enjoy a glittering pool under sunny skies, dining on savory dishes and sipping perfect martinis during sunset. The Garland is setting the standard for 'Retro-cool'. Check in and check it out. ... more   less 
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Beverly Garland`s Holiday Hotel Los Angeles
Holiday Inn Beverly Garlands
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