One year later and we are back for another month long stay! Its not a 5 star hotel so you have to come here not expecting it to be like one. The thing we like most about this hotel is the size of the rooms. Our hotels are paid for and we could choose anywhere we want but I'll choose size over a small round 5 star box any day. The staff are all friendly and have worked here for years, so over time you get to know them all. Gloria makes the most amazing waffles each morning fresh to order and Carlos is always around if anything is wrong with your room, he'll even teach you some Spanish! I love coming home each day to find our room is clean and bed made and changed. I tried a B&B once and didn't like having to find the time to clean the bathroom and make beds before we left for a busy day.
The breakfast is basic but enough, at home I'd only have toast anyway, so the choice to have a waffle & pastries as well are a treat for me. I would like to see the cereals & fruit bought back though :)
We stay in the rooms on the opposite side to where the pool is, they are much bigger and you get a 2 or 3 seater couch, table and chairs, coffee table and dressing room, so when you're staying for an extended time I actually feel like its home, not just a square box! The pool area is nice and there is a super market (Ralphs) right across the road so you can buy food and cook in the microwave in your room if you don't want to always eat out. Universal Studio's is right up the road and you can drive there in 5 mins or jump on a bus right outside the hotel. If you walk either direction there are some really nice shopping areas and restaurants. The staff will help you choose day trips if you're here for pleasure. We've seen alot of places in this area, and for the size and value for money there is nothing else along this strip!
I've read other reviews and someone mentioned a cockroach, you get them anywhere, I've had one in the 5 star places we've stayed, but have never seen anything like that here, infact last month in Sydneys top hotel we stayed, there was one in the buffet breakfast restaurant!
Another thing I love here are the showers, they have so much power, I love the shower
heads they use. I miss them when we return to Australia and have to time how long we are in there for due to the lack of water. Here you never have to worry about that.
Also the beds, probably the best hotel beds we've ever slept in, this is one area they have outdone themselves in. I always suffer with bad backs but when we leave Australia and stay here I always wake up pain free, after staying here last time we ended up buying a new bed! The beds in the room are king size so another plus. There is also free internet, and easy parking (also free) either uncover or outside. I've read reviews where people have complained but I have never once not found a park, there is a heap of parks that go all the way around the back of the hotel.
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- Warm, friendly and affordable, the Studio City Court Yard Hotel, California offers an outstanding value in the Los Angeles area with relaxing accommodations and a wide array of amenities, many of which are complimentary. As our guest, enjoy our outdoor heated pool, free shuttle service to Universal Studios, free WiFi, plus so much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Studio City Days Inn
- Los Angeles Days Inn
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