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“Great Place - Close to everything and the beach”
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Wilshire Motel
Ranked #145 of 353 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 October 2013

I stayed at the Wilshire Motel for more than a month when I had to travel to LA in July. The place is truly a family friendly place. It is close to everything. The Santa Monica 3rd Street promenade, which is the retail, entertainment, dining, commercial and residential center, all located just blocks from the motel. The motel is also only about 15 minutes from Hollywood and 20 mins from downtown LA.
Julia and Al, who own and run the place, are warm, friendly and very helpful. Every room is cleaned with the utmost care everyday. The room I stayed in was very spacious and also had a kitchen and all the basics you will need.
It is truly a bargain with the room prices considerably lesser than other motels nearby. Overall a great place to stay and I will definitely be lodging here the next time I am in LA.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Ramaratnam N
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Wilshire Motel is surely a budget accommodation but not cheap or tacky by any means. We stayed there last month and it was impeccably clean. The best part is the location. It is very conveniently located. It is not far from all the major attractions of the city. It is only a few minutes away from the Santa Monica Pier which was awesome. The room came with a microwave and refrigerator. The room was fine, nothing too fancy but clean. The furnishings were old but it was fine with us as long as it was clean. Overall at the amazing prices, it was great and honestly the best that one can get.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jonah K
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I've been staying at this motel two nights a week, for over a year now, so I know it inside out.

Let's start with the less-than-ideal.
This place is not new, but efforts are being made to re-model the rooms.
Depending on the room, the internet can be good or unusable, but again, they will put up a new Wi-Fi in the coming weeks.
Parking is very tight, but I park my car somewhere else so I don't care.

The good part.
It's CHEAP. The CHEAPEST. You cannot beat the price for location. The next cheapest motel would be Best Western at over $160 / night. Almost double.
You're 10 min from the Santa Monica beaches, you are next to UCLA, 3 min to 405, 10 min to 10. It's just the perfect location.
It's also clean. Clean sheets, towels, bathroom. You have your TV, fridge and all the basics you would need.
The staff is excellent. Both Julia and Attila are friendly, honest, responsive and they will make sure you have everything you need. There's also a strong European flavor about them, which I personally enjoy a lot.

So now you know. Manage your expectations, don't expect hotel-like quality (because you're not paying for it), and you'll find great value in this place.

Room Tip: Call in advance, talk to Julia.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Marin S
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

May not be for everyone but I love this little motel. It's not a Sheraton or Hilton but offers a great location at a great price with old values, including owners who live on property and who you will see a few times every day making sure everything is right for their guests. How many places will reboot their router to ensure you are having the best WiFi experience? Reminds me of places I stayed with my parents 40 years ago...will absolutely be back when coming to LA for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Gates O
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

This place is one of the least expensive in the vicinity of UCLA... already a plus. It is not a new place, which you can see from the locks on the doors, and the fact that the doors stick a bit. My bed, though still comfortable, was also a bit on the mushy side. (My daughters', however, were much firmer.) It is a very minor point, but parking is also somewhat tight, which means that it can take some maneuverings on the part of several guests to leave. However: the amenities in the room (microwave, TV, internet) were quite modern, the room was *immaculate*, there was a great variety of breakfast offerings, the coffee was great, the buildings were attractive and tidy, and our hostess was as gracious and friendly as can be. Given that the hotel is right on Wilshire, it was also surprisingly quiet. We would definitely stay here again, and can easily recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Roger_Selene
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Great vacation motel for our family of 5..wonderful staff..Julia and Deborah were friendly and helpful..clean..cozy...private..excellent continental breakfast..close to beaches for us..Santa Monica and Venice..and Hollywood.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Michelle Y
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

My two week stay at the Wilshire Motel was much better than I expected. The people are extremely friendly and helpful, everything is clean and it really brings you a lot of comfort being such a cozy place! Breakfast is delicious and I am extremely grateful for the many packages the manager received in my behalf. Overall my stay couldn't have been better, I recommend this to anyone who is looking for the perfect place to stay in LA, nothing extremely fancy but definitely lacks nothing. Thanks for the warm welcome!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Ramiro O
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Additional Information about Wilshire Motel

Address: 12023 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-1250
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Los Angeles
#38 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £129 - £417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilshire Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, family-run, 17-unit motel with an international & budget travel clientele. Most people love us for our great rates,and keep coming back for the convenience of our location.ROOMS: we have 17-Intimate guestrooms. The Cottages are larger, some have 2-bedrooms or 3-bedrooms with 1 or 2-bathrooms or small kitchen. ... more   less 
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