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Wilshire Motel
Ranked #146 of 353 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I have stayed here three times in the last 6 months and have been pleased. The owner has been extremely helpful and accommodating. Excellent location, quiet and clean. An excellent bargain considering the location and even includes a really nice breakfast spread. Will return again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Greg C
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

This place has amazing potential to really be great! It is very outdated, walls/windows are very thin and heat is very outdated. The carpet is dingy shag and the bedding is outdated. There is a "skylight" in the shower of the 2 bedroom cottage that I was in. Having said all that, it is super convenient, staff is very friendly, breakfast was plentiful. The good definitely outweighs the bad, but if you are looking to be pampered, spend the money. If you are looking for somewhere to sleep, this will work.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Brooke C
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

I have been here for quite sometime and has truly been a wonderful stay. The motel is located at a prime location and is close to all that you would need in terms of dining, light shopping and even a little bit of entertainment. Ques bar is a great place to hangout, with friends, and is just a couple of blocks away. Ralphs, CVS, Ross, McD, Subway, and much more...all just a few blocks around the motel. Best of all, the Santa Monica Pier and beach is just down the road and is a must see.
As for the Motel, owned by Julia and Atilla, is handled with a lot of care. They are so friendly that you do not feel like you are staying in just another motel. The rooms are cleaned everyday by friendly staff, who always try and ensure that your stay is pleasant. They have a wide range of options for rooms, ranging from single bedroom to three bedroom, some with kitchens too. They have very good breakfast with a variety of food choices. I have stayed at other places and true to their saying, Wilshire Motel is indeed the best value motel in West Los Angeles. I will definitely come back here and recommend to anyone visiting LA. Stay here for a couple of days and you won't miss home...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Vishal R
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Made a phone reservation at 6:40 and arrived at 7:25. Was told the room is not available for the $90 they charged my card and gave me a credit slip. The lady said I can have a room for $130. I said but you took my money and gave a confirmation number. She said that I should not care since I made my reservation 5 minutes ago. I left and it took me an hour to find another motel. This one was 1 mile away on Santa Monica and only $69.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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4  Thank jack g
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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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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 - £427 (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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