Although both my wife and I had appointments at the UCLA Medical Center, the hotel also seems popular with others, especially exchange student groups. Not surprising, since It does cost less than other hotels in the Westwood area, especially considering parking and a small breakfast and WiFi are included. The rate is slightly higher if you are not a patient. WiFi is not fast by any means, but when we last stayed here in late 2011, they had none. There are still two PCs, with a printer, in the lobby area. The room we got was clean and plenty large. A small refigerator is included. We had no noise problems except for one night when kids in the adjoining room played at midnight.
The free breakfast is basic-- cereals, yogurt, bread products, etc.-- and the area for dining can become crowded early on (especially when a large group came; they also pretty much took over the communal kitchen at night). Trays were provided the first day, so you could take food to your room, or to the downstairs lounge area, but those were not present later, and one worker said they had none. There is a fairly large laundry room on the second floor, but best to check in person on the cost and times beforehand, as the info posted on the wall and given by front desk personnel was incorrect.
There is a large Ralphs supermarket across the street, and there are many, many shops, restaurants, etc. within easy walking distance. Also at least 3 movie theatres, one live theatre, and the UCLA botanic garden is just across the street (we missed out on that since it was closed on President's Day). There is a shuttle to the medical center, but it's really an easy walk. Parking, as noted, is free, though can get crowded; be sure to note someof the spots are allocated to the neighboring church.
We had just one problem with housekeeping: one morning they wanted to clean our room at 9:30 a.m., and as we were both still getting ready, we asked them to return later. They never did. On other days, there were no problems at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- UCLA Tiverton House is a 100 Room hotel designed to meet the needs of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center patients and their families in Westwood. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ucla Tiverton House Hotel Los Angeles