Was a little wary on booking at this hotel but overall it was better than I expected! This newly refreshed Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a BIG improvement over the Ramada Limited it used to be. Heard from management that this was a multi-million renovation and you can tell!
Easy to find with a GPS - area is a typical Los Angeles area, you have you good and bads. Did not have a problem with safety at this property like a couple people have mentioned in previous reviews. Front Desk was a little confused on how to do a couple things at check in but that is understandable as they just opened and going from Ramada to a IHG hotel is a complete change. Asked for directions and recommendations and they were spot on ready to help. A plus is parking is free here!
Rooms were very nice - I'm even thinking about getting the wallpaper in my own house. Very modern and very new. Had a room right by the elevator but never heard it and never heard any doors slamming. However, I will make a note to management that the the hotel could use some attention to details. The windows at the end of the hallway had paint from the exterior splattered on them, baseboards and walls have knicks from what looks like the furniture, carpets on the outside of the elevator are worn and getting a little dirty, and in the bathroom of the room I was in the faucet holes were too big for the actual fixture. Nothing big but overtime could cause some ware. Cool feature is that this hotel has new keylocks where you slide the key over the reader on the doorknob - thought it was pretty neat.
Breakfast, unlike other Holiday Inn Express properties, did not have the pancake machine. Wanted to try that out - but I am sure they will soon get one. Standard breakfast as expected. Tip for the breakfast lady is that to get a new tray for the bacon - the dish the bacon is put in does not do anything about the puddle of grease it soaks in.
Definitely recommend giving this hotel a shot. About a 20 minute drive to The Grove and there was a beautiful park - rare to find in LA - about 10 minutes away.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel Los Angeles
- Ramada Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Ramada