Old hotel. Needs updating badly, though evidently that is in process.
I was in updated room #209 but still much to be desired. Old carpet. Drapes don't really close. Air/heat is through a wall unit that is completely blocked by drapes. Should have had half-drapes to allow wall unit to function. As result, room air was stale. Window opened to dark alley and building roof next door so appeared not safe to leave open. Bathroom sink was new but style required leaning over so far that my head almost hit wall.
Room was very small with too much furniture. Large cabinet instead of closet. Room designed for a giant: door's peephole was too high to see out of even if on my toes (I am 5'6"); cabinet hangers were literally a stretch to reach but cabinet so short that even a knee-length dress hit the bottom of cabinet when on hanger. Stall shower only, with water spout in the ceiling, coming directly down on top of head. No way to move the shower head unless you are at least 7 feet tall. All plumbing worked well. Refrigerator in room stocked with items for purchase but still usable for your own items.
Bad stuff: No elevator! Staff will help tote luggage to and from car but you have to walk up one very, very steep flight of stairs to even get to the lobby. Parking is through a dark alley, then a walk up an un-lit flight of un-lit stairs to un-lit lot.
Good stuff: Probably very best mattress I've ever head and I travel dozens of time per year, often staying in 4 to 5 star hotels. Location was good but poor signage made it hard to find. Free wi-fi worked very well. Lots of restaurants in same block.
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- Experience exceptional hospitality at the historic Hotel Brandwood in the heart of Glendale, California. Our boutique hotel is ideal for guests who value a downtown location that is convenient for both leisure and business travelers. Stylish, European-style rooms provide intimacy and charm, and a full range of amenities including free parking and free WiFi. ... more less
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