This is one of the best run hotels I have ever stayed at. My room was super clean and everything worked perfectly. Management was very accommodating. There was a good size refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker and very quiet (facing an alley to the south). Breakfast was spectacular, both in variety and presentation. Every day a different style of eggs was offered, along with potatoes, bacon or sausage. There was also cereal, oatmeal, breads, pastries and fruit available to please all. I especially appreciated the fact that the selection of hot foods varied each morning and the area for eating breakfast was spacious and comfortable. The hotel is no in a picturesque location and the surrounding neighborhood has little to offer. But the Plan Check restaurant two blocks away on Sawtelle, is worth a visit. And if you’re looking to meet “interesting” people, don’t overlook the 7-Eleven just across the street :-) All in all, this is one of the best places to stay if you prefer the west side, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
The hotel is very beautifully decorated. Small garden The room is equipped with a washing machine and a dry cleaning machine. It is very convenient. There are also conditions for the induction cooker to cook your own food. There are Piage coffee and Dannys around. The room can't be used for an extra bed. There is a big bed for the baby. There is only a five-foot bed. The hotel has helped you to make a free shop. The door lock of the room was broken. It took more than 30 minutes to solve the problem. Finally, the hotel was free of parking fees. Good service for men at the front desk
Good location UCLA next to the community quiet and safe, no problem running at night, do not eat breakfast at the hotel, you have to go 500m to go to the university community to buy There are also gas stations and avis/budget rental cars nearby. 5 minutes drive from Westfield shopping mall The hotel room has a slight sense of design. The equipment has no toiletries and slippers, but the customer service will bring the slippers. Didn't eat at the hotel but it looks very popular. Dinner is going to line up. Good service, good check-in, parking, parking, Valet parking, but expensive, more than 30 knives per night, but it’s really better than stopping the street. Overall good valet expensive points, not self-driving will not have this problem
Very good, free parking, convenient location, surrounded by target and trade Joe ’s. Walk to UCLA. It's close to Monica Beach, Getty Center and Beverly Hills, up to 15 minutes by car. The room is large enough, although the appearance is not too luxurious, but it has a table, a yard, and two sinks.
I’m very picky and critical but I was so pleased with this charming hotel! It’s very tasteful with a casual vibe, the staff was wonderful, and it is now my go-to while in the area. Close by is the Hammer Museum which is super cool, I also recommend Violet Bistro and there's always Whole Foods for a salad-all within walking distance. I'm elderly-ish but because of the student population buzzing around, I feel safe walking at night. Again, the staff was super, the rooms are chic and the standards are high.
I can't even believe how these reviews are all over the place. This place is great! I chose this hotel because of the location, and it didn't have the craziness around LAX traffic or how confusing it is to even park and find your room. This hotel has it's own little parking lot ($20/night, but you can come and go as you please. No valet, no confusing parking garages, just park. Easy peasy.) The guy at the front desk seemed real laid back as I checked in. They charged for parking on the spot, but they also charged a hefty deposit of $200. I didn't have a problem with that, but someone else might. I'm pretty convinced I was the ONLY person staying in the hotel last night which was nice. Any room that wasn't occupied had their curtains open and I was able to see that each room was a little different, so each was unique in its own way. I loved the bed. The lighting and headboard was kinda romantic. I also liked that there were many cute restaurants within walking distance. Because all the rooms were facing a common courtyard in the middle, which I thought was adorable, that courtyard blocks off all the light that normally would wake you up in the morning. Don't listen to the bad reviews on here. This hotel is CLEAN! Seriously, you can eat a meal on the bath tub floor! So checking out was easy, and just drive out of the parking lot. I'd love to stay here again. It's cute, intimate, and walkable, and clean. So don't listen to the haters on here. I've been in more hotels than the Gideon Bible, so I know a good hotel when I see it!
1) W Hotel LA can be booked at the price of 3290 (tax included) / 3 nights / double bed. It was quite affordable. At the time of booking, Ctrip's price was much lower than Agoda and booking. It was a bit scary. Afraid, get the hotel's confirmation number and rest assured.
2) Good location, in West Beverly, near UCLA, in a very safe location ... from the airport, it will take about 20mins.
3) The room is really big! Cost-effective thief! There are several disadvantages: first: all the lights in the room must be turned on and off by themselves, which is inconvenient; second: it is not particularly friendly or the shower head is fixed and cannot be adjusted, and it is very high, and it is very small It's inconvenient for children and the water is quite big ... Third: It's too dry in the room, we didn't dare to turn on the air conditioner, it's still so dry, and the room is much colder than the outside ... It's strange.
In summary, next time I come to LA, if I can still get it at such a favorable price, I will definitely choose again!
It's tough picking a play to stay in an unfamiliar, big city while traveling with kids. We want to feel safe and have our basic needs and comforts met. This hotel exceeded our expectations! The rooms were very clean. The breakfast was excellent to fill up the kiddos before hitting the streets! The staff was extremely kind, patient and helpful to our questions. The neighborhood was quiet and an easy walk to the metro to get to Santa Monica Pier. I highly recommend you look no further.
The hotel overall was nice. The valet was super easy and quick service. The room was Spacious and good TV selections. However, there are no food or beverage options open at this time, no housekeeping services at all, and no full-size ironing board. We had to change our own bedding and get new towels each day along with changing our own garbage. These things are not a big deal because we do them at home obviously but when you stay somewhere it’s nice to have those things done for you. We ended up having to buy a full-size ironing board because the one in the room was almost impossible to use for certain items. As far as the noise that others have mentioned from the traffic, we were right on Olympic Avenue and did not really have any problem. Some cars rev the engine and drive fast in that area but it did not keep us up at night at all.
Booked this hotel back in May and it was under the Bonvoy member's stay longer discount so we planned to stay 4 nights and later added an extra day to arrive a day earlier as we changed our flight. The first night was not under the original booking and so the first night was at a higher non-refundable rate. The hotel is under some renovation on the outside so it is covered and you may notice some orange cones or stands at the entrance to the covered entrance and garage. Olympic Boulevard has speedy drivers so you have to be careful driving on that street. The lobby inside is modern and very nice and the front desk staff very helpful. Our room was located one floor above on the first floor, which also houses the fitness room/patio as well as the lounge area where you can watch tv and The Bistro which serves breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is Monday to Friday 6:30 to 10 AM and Saturday/Sunday from 7 to 11 AM and Dinner every day from 5 to 9 PM. Fitness Center is open from 6 am to 10 pm. Our room had a king size bed with a patio for seating. Amenities include refrigerator, microwave, dispenser for making coffee and tea. Housekeeping is not daily but I read that your room will be serviced on every third day if you stay more than 2 days and sure enough, when we came back from an overnight outing on the 3rd day, housekeeping changed our towels and made our bed, and we were happily surprised considering where we had to stay on the third night! The only odd thing that I have to get used to is having the sink outside the bathroom! Other than that, we have enjoyed the breakfast, the ambience, the friendly service, the valet parking which is charged daily and the location. Room for improvement is the fitness center which needs updating as the stability ball and mats are worn and there should be towels available for working out. Staying healthy and fit is a lifestyle and when I travel, I always look for a fitness center and I worked out on the patio adjacent to the fitness center for more space, especially if more than one person is in the fitness center. A side note, one night, my husband lost his phone after going back to our car from the restaurant on Sawtelle and when we came back to the hotel, he realized it was missing so the front desk was able to lend us a flashlight to look for the phone in the dark. Although the flashlight did not help us locate the phone (I found it with find my phone and my cell phone flashlight, it was the idea that the man at the front desk was so helpful. Hopefully, the next time we come for a visit, the hotel will complete its indoor and outdoor renovations and that the fitness center will be expanded to include new props and more space.
This review is being left for the Beverly Hills Hotel Spa (only) the hotel it’s self was awesome. The SPA on the other hand was a different story. I booked a couples massage since I would be in town for May 7th - I made the reservation a week before I arrived. Once I arrived, I was reassured that I was still set for my 6:00pm couple massage, as it got closer to 3:00pm I called to confirm that we were still set for the massage at that point I was told, only 1 person would be able to do the massage. I phoned every hour to check on the status of the massage, by 5:00pm I was told they still could only get hold of one person for the massage. By 5:30 I phoned back and was told the spa could only offer 1 massage and not a couple massage that we planned a week before-hand and had confirmation on. By 6:00pm no massage therapist came to my room. I phoned the spa - no one answered, my friend phoned the spa and still no one answered. This treatment was VERY, VERY, VERY DISRESPECTFUL and I am wondering if I would have been shown the same sort of blatant disrespect if I was not African American. The next day, the spa still did not apologize for not calling or showing up to do the service that I reserved a week prior to my arriving. You need to be ashamed of yourself BEVERLY HILLS PLAZA HOTEL AND SPA. You don't treat people that way - well clearly you do, but only people or color apparently. SPA SCORE ZERO (IF I COULD GIVE IT A NEGATIVE NUMBER I WOULD) SHAMEFUL.....
Fairmont Century Plaza will be the centerpiece for a highly walkable enclave where anything a discerning traveler could want can be found within the wood and glass walls or just steps beyond them. In the heart of Los Angeles, the 400 room hotel will offer guests and locals alike a gourmet cafe, Lumière - a modern American Brasserie, a rooftop bar and more. The hotel is at the core of a city within a city out to redefine what it means to live, work and play in Southern California.
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This is a great hotel - comfortable and nice rooms that have been recently redecorated, well managed facility, location is about a 10 minute walk to the beach and lots of good shopping nearby. We saw earlier reviews that talked about noise but that was not an issue for us. Our room was facing 5th Ave, not the transit station, and it was quiet. The day before we checked in, we received an email from the hotel GM Melissa Alvarez to clear up some confusion about our room reservation before we arrived. This proactive and personal communication was really appreciated and is just one example of how well managed this facility is. Highly recommend this as a place to stay and will plan to stay here on our next trip.
I've stayed here when I come to Los Angeles for many years and it's always been very well-run and clean with friendly helpful staff. That said the AC is very uncomfortable. I just stayed in a private room (due to /Covid concerns) for five nights and couldn't turn the AC off. My room was colder than the hallway! The location is the best thing Hi-Los Angeles Santa Monica Hostel has going for it. There are many eateries, shops and other attractions and of course, the fantastic beach and Pier are close by. Lots of nearby bus service to such attractions as The Getty and UCLA, etc. Unfortunately, there is no fast way to get to downtown Los Angeles anymore. The Big Blue Bus has discontinued the Rapid 10 except for early weekday mornings and no weekend service. So your only options are the Rapid 720 (takes over an hour) or the E Line which is not much quicker. The room I had lacked a bedside lamp so I had to go to Target and buy one. I did leave it in the room and hope the management will leave it there for future guests. I also noted and have pointed this out in the past that there are no reading lights in the lounge on the ground floor. The complimentary breakfast has been discontinued due to Covid. There was free coffee and tea but couldn't fruit be also made available? Otherwise I highly recommend this hostel for its great location, cleanliness, consistent maintenance and friendly helpful staff.
Did not order breakfast, the room rate is too high. Parking is also very expensive? Hotel facilities are relatively old, air conditioning sounds too loud. Health services and location are good, and it is a good choice for people whose money is not a problem.
The hotel is in a particularly suitable location in Santa Monica Beach. The distance to the beach is very close to the sunset every day, and there is no particularly noisy hotel near the beach. The hotel is clean and warmly furnished. The shutters and air conditioners are all great designs. The surrounding large and small supermarket restaurants are very convenient, especially the free parking is too convenient. The hotel's own underground parking is convenient and safe. Will definitely stay here next time I visit LA!
I've stayed in this hotel before when it was excellent and I was therefore very disappointed this time. I was mis sold by both the hotel and Agoda regarding the breakfast for which I'd paid extra. There was coffee and muesli bars only - this is not a breakfast. I understand that currently the situation is difficult but plenty of other hotels are either offering a safe breakfast or being honest about a grab & go offer. When I raised this with the hotel they blamed Agoda taking no responsibility themselves and Agoda make it impossible to contact them via email and it takes hours to get through on the phone. This hotel is far too expensive for the quality of service they currently offer and I therefore cannot recommend them any more.
Great location in Santa Monica, but don’t be deceived by pictures of the beautiful lobby! At check in there was no explanation of available services, what was on the property, or how to get there (eg. bikes, beach, pool, gym, spa, each guest getting x1 free exercise class). You’re handed a map and off you go. Rooms are small, tired and 2/3* quality (I stayed in a premium ocean view room). You can’t hear the ocean at all as the hotel is on a busy highway. Some service was excellent - eg valet, guest services desk, Fig restaurant - but other parts of the service were shocking. A man on the front desk couldn’t tell me how best to get to the beach, a lady on the front desk didn’t know what spa services were available or how to get to the spa. The pool on Saturday was incredibly busy, no free sunbeds & very noisy. The gym was the same. Sunday much better. The Bungalow club on the grounds of the hotel blares music late into the night over the weekend (not sure about during the week) thankfully I was able to change rooms to the other side of the building. The saving grace was a yoga class which was really enjoyable - but I wouldn’t pay over $800 for the privilege. For the price, this hotel really is mediocre. Unfortunately would recommend saving your hard earned cash and going elsewhere.
The rooms are exactly as described in other reviews...not modern, not much room, not the cleanest, but the location is great. The place has no amenities...no blow dryer, not even a room phone. Which is fine because I was aware of all that when booking this room. I decided, for once, to go the budget route and try to overlook some things since we would just be sleeping in the room. Our stay would have been fine but here we are after a long day of touristy stuff, we come back to our room at almost 1 am just wanting to lie down and go to sleep. But we can't. The cleaning people LOCKED the inner bedroom door in our room and we have been calling and calling the number for the hotel for half an hour to try to get in. No answer, no other numbers to call. I have a toddler and a kid just wanting to lie down. What kind of hotel has a locking door within the room that the cleaning people would lock? Or if they shut the door, why wouldn't they check first before shutting? And most importantly WHY IS THERE NO ONE AT THE FRONT DESK TO LET US IN? The savings was definitely not worth it. It's not even that much cheaper than other hotels on the same strip with amenities and service. We stayed 5 nights and they charged $1978 + $30/night parking I really only saved $200 over the Shore Hotel, which is what I was considering. Lesson learned - don't be a cheapskate.
I was unfortunately really surprised at the cost of this hotel versus the property. First, the staff were all amazing so that was a huge plus. But the property itself is dated, not at all a 4 star experience. There was a dirty bandaid on the floor of our room. We stayed on the top floor in a Grande King Suite, and the table was dirty, the chair had so much wear it literally had a hole in the arm. Basic cable only, nothing special at all about this property. There was no sheets for the pullout, which I'd assume they'd have ready. All the photos of this purport
We were in and around S. California for 4 days. From Santa Barbara to West Hollywood, West Hollywood to Laguna Beach, and then back to Santa Monica before leaving town. If you love Santa Monica or haven't seen it, this hotel is perfectly positioned to walk around. The decor is simple contemporary and have a vibrant feel to thigs. An experience you would expect from Los Angeles. Of all four nights, our evening here was the most affordable of the four. After watching the sunset, walking the pier and 3rd street promenade, we came back to the hotel and headed up to their PENTHOUSE Restaurant/Lounge on the top floor. Marissa and Peter @ the PENTHOUSE RESTAURNANT made our last night great. Marissa has a tough job being the Director of First Impressions and controlling the experience upstairs. But she was incredible to work with, was open, professional, and understanding in making our time great. Peter was an inspiration once we got a table and we had the best conversation. Amazing personality and We wish nothing but the best to both of them. We have stayed here before, and the rooms and overall hotel are great. Lastly, Magno and Akemi made it easy to help us after forgetting something at the hotel. The whole experience was great. Thanks to everyone mentioned!!!
I was with my partner for a couple of nights in Santa Monica. This hotel has an enviable location. The first room I looked at on the 3rd floor, overlooked industrial air vents. The only other option was to upgrade to a top floor room. To be fair, the room itself was nice. A good - partial sea - view. New flooring. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. So my 2 star rating is really 2.5. I was though, very disappointed that for $650 for 2 nights, we had to walk past mattresses in the corridor outside our room on both nights. The corridor itself had an unpleasant smell about it. During the day, there was drilling going on down the corridor (on a room refurbishment) we hadn’t been informed about. I also found service on the front desk rather abrupt and unwelcoming in all honesty - but I was perhaps hoping for something I’ve valued in many other low budget hotels I’ve experienced worldwide - a welcoming smile and a dedication to help customers feel at home. Compensating for the lack of frills - eg no coffee in the lobby or other facilities - with helpful, kind customer service. And that’s the big problem in Santa Monica: a beautiful spot, sweeping sands, with lively bar and restaurant options - but reasonable budget accommodation is extremely difficult to find. A nearby bakery charges $22 for a loaf of bread, so there’s clearly a lot of money about! And the accommodation prices reflect that. There is sadly though, a lot of homelessness too. The gap between the haves and have nots is marked. The Hotel Carmel is a family run hotel and has location on its side. It is as one of the few hotels that are so-called affordable. But that comes at a price. Would I return? Probably not.
This is a great place. Spacious apartments with all amenities. Yes, it is not new but that goes with the style. Excellent location for everything Santa Monica has to offer. It can be noisy and yes that early morning bottle and garbage collection is irritating - but only if you do not sleep through it. Designed in the historic SM style. I loved SM in the 60's/70's -so peaceful and laid back - but now everything we did then is banned or illegal. I hear you even have to pay for car parking now. When I get out I will come back and see if any of the old gang are still hanging out -and who took my Shelby 500.
It took us a while to drive our to Santa Monica from Hollywood so we decided to get a room last minute, and found the Hampton Inn and Suites. I was a little nervous about the area because there are vagrants on the streets, but the building is only accessible by a hotel key in all entrances so I felt safe. Banjari checked us in and was very nice. Our room was decent, our view were the busses across the street but it's fine. We had two queen beds and spent about $300 for the night. I wish there was a microwave and that the shower water pressure was a little stronger. We ended our night soaking in the jacuzzi on the 2nd floor. It was an indoor/outdoor concept, with a nice fireplace to accommodate almost 12 people. The hotel is next to condos so you'll be able to see into people's homes and vice versa. Otherwise, the hotel is less than a 10 minute walk to Santa Monica Pier, eateries, the Promenade, and shopping! Overall I give the experience and location a 3/5.
The Santa Monica Motel is a very typical US Motel, it's quite basic, but very clean and comfortable, with lovely staff. Laura was excellent with help and advice and the motel was very well priced for the location. We didn't have a car, but it was easy to get Ubers and its a short walk to the station for Hollywood and Universal and also into Santa Monica itself. The beach area is about a 15-20 min walk. Rooms were clean and well equipped with a fridge. Can highly recommend Mel's Diner which was a short walk away and also the walk from Santa Monica to Venice Beach where we found muscle beach and lots of eclectic shops, bars, restaurants and people. Great vibe for a day out.
I always stay here when in LA-- can't say enough about the kind, helpful staff and the extremely clean, lovely rooms. I highly and regularly recommend this property to others! Close to TJs, freeway access, and although the neighborhood can appear a bit marginal at times, the property feels secure and I love the location.
I can't say enough good things about the staff, the location, and the awesome deal that I found for this hotel on Trip.com! The location is INCREDIBLE-literally steps to the walking path that runs along the ocean. Restaurants/coffee/etc located within walking distance as well. Front desk woman that helped me (she was from my hometown-small world!) was SO sweet. She offered some complimentary beach towels when I mentioned going to the beach. Valet parking is a bit steep so be prepared for that. Valet workers were quick and polite. If I could find a similar deal again, I would stay here in a heartbeat! Oh, one con-walls are pretty thin.
Good location, close to the beach. There is a public car park diagonally opposite the hotel, and overnight parking is cheaper than the hotel. The hotel suites are large in size, but the facilities are slightly old, and the air conditioner has sound at night. Later we changed rooms for us. Overall good.
We are frequent and long time guests of this resort. This was our first trip since the pandemic & I am happy to report, we were not disappointed! This resort is ideally located on the beach with easy access to many local restaurants and bars! It is a central location for any one wishing to experience Los Angeles and Beverly HIlls atrractions. The resort & staff are friendly & attentive . We felt all safety and sanitization protocols were in place. However, I must acknowledge the outstanding service provided by the valet staff! Lead by Manuel, Ricardo, Emereson Jesus and Andy are ready to assist guests at every opportunity. Polite, courteous and efficient, they exemplify excellence and professionalism. We have personally had the pleasure of Manny's experienced and outstanding service for several years, He is one of the major reasons we continue to return to this resort!
No one in this hotel has commented on it. I came to be the first hee hee overall concept is very holiday. There is a feeling of going to Cancun. The booked room is a bit small. Next time you can try the one with a large balcony bed. The location is also relatively It ’s convenient to go to Beverly for 15 minutes without traffic jam. It ’s worth commending that house keeping, even in the late afternoon, you can leave the room and clean the room for you, and do n’t take away the tip from the bed. Valet is more expensive for 55 dollars a night. Will go to a more friendly hotel next time
Beautiful new Hotel in a fabulous location near the wharf, the shopping district and the beach. We stayed three nights with excellent service throughout. We particularly want to mention Tony Denis of the staff who made us feel completely at home and chatted to us and answered all our questions about the area. Nothing was too much trouble. Also ate several times at the hotel restaurant - very reasonably priced, great food from chef Edin, and friendly efficient service from James - Rafael- Norma. We thoroughly recommend this place.
This property is vintage--I'm guessing 1970's, maybe '80s--but it gets the basics right. Comfortable mattresses, decent size room, clean, easy to operate temperature control, standard shower/tub. Minor annoyances: no dresser drawers for clothing and no easy chair in our room with 2 beds, miniature microwave in breakfast room so you have to wait while other people heat up their breakfast items one at a time. Breakfast selection was OK including a good sausage sandwich, but on two of our 5 days they were out of the sandwich and the only heated egg product was a breakfast burrito which was was absolutely the most awful horrible disgrace of a product imaginable (hint to management: change to something else). The downgrade to 4 points instead of 5 is about location. It is surrounded by a generic neighborhood of low rise commercial buildings and fast food joints. The excellent beach area is too distant to walk. On the other hand, the listless nature of the surroundings made it possible for them to buy enough land to provide free parking, which is a terrific advantage. Easy freeway access. We would come back.
We have stayed at the Marriott, Shutters, and Condesa Del Mar nearby in the past and this stay was every bit as good as those. The view of the Pacific and the Pier were great, the service outstanding and food in the Restaurants were far above average! We were in a firepit room and even ended our trip with S’mores on out patio. If you need a sweeping view of the beach and Santa Monica Pier choose an oceanfront room higher up, if you like a little privacy and love to sit out and read in privacy .. check out the fire pit rooms… if possible get room 111… the fireplug on the street in front of it, stops trucks or larger.vehicles, from parking in front of your room and blocking your view!
A hotel that has a history, and position on the beach that needs to be enjoyed . The hotel does not disappoint, location can’t be bettered , Service standards are maintained in a difficulty market , Food at the bar and breakfast has improved to very good , The rooms are spacious, and very comfortable, with great beds , Upgrade to a ocean view for the full effect . Top marks to the management and staff for making our experience excellent
Let me say first that it is a fine hotel, but for the price, I expected more. I had a nice room with a distant sea view, and the room had a balcony—a nice big bathroom; the only pity of the bathtub with bars for disabled people, which was all rusty. The bed is excellent, as is the large television. Too bad there was no coffee machine in the room. Upon arrival, I could use the complimentary valet service, and check-in was excellent and fast. I was, however, surprised by the Destination Amenities Fee of $33 per day plus tax. Don't make it a separate weird thing; just raise your room rate because you don't do anything extra for that amount except a free one-hour bike ride—what a joke. Anyway, the bar is excellent, as are the people behind the bar, in for a chat and excellent service. Breakfast is somewhat limited, but what they have is good. Too bad there is so little fruit on the menu besides the watermelon and pineapple. Unfortunately no kiwis, blackberries, bananas, or strawberries. Overall, an average hotel, and I still have no idea why I paid that Amenities Fee.
The hotel was in a great location. I enjoyed my morning walk to the beach with no one around before everyone woke up. It was a short walk to the pier. 3rd Street Promenade was a few blocks behind it. I had a nice ocean view from the room. All the staff was very friendly. The rooftop restaurant offered great views and good food, however it was a little slow. It was too cold to use the pool, but it looked like a great set-up. As far as the room was concerned, it was nice, but it definitely didn't blow me away. You know it's an older hotel.