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“Great value, close enough to Hollywood attractions for the price”
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Mikado Hotel
Ranked #159 of 357 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 July 2014

After booking this room via hotwire, I was concerned about the reviews on here. However, after staying here, I am surprised by some of the poor reviews. When I was searching, I found this to be an affordable alternate to the overpriced rooms in Hollywood. I was concerned about this being a motel, with doors that open straight to outside, but once I arrived, I felt like the area was safe, and I didn't worry about it. The free and ample parking more than made up for it.
The hotel is on a main road and there is expressway noise outside, but I felt as if our room was quiet enough. You may want to request a room on the front side if noise is a concern. There are several chain restaurants within a few minutes drive, and if you take Laurel Canyon Road, you can be in Hollywood in just a few minutes. Also, Universal Studios is just up Ventura Blvd.
The free breakfast includes hot eggs, sausage, potatoes, and eggo type waffles in addition to the normal cold breakfast items. The kids enjoyed swimming in the pool.
If you require a Marriott, and are willing to pay $200+ for one if Hollywood, then you may not like this motel. However, if you are a price conscious family traveler, this may be your best bet for Hollywood attractions.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We always recommend this hotel to family members when they come to visit. The main building is clean, the rooms are clean, it's relatively cheap given the prices of other hotels in the area, the pool is clean and you'll have it to yourself. It's easy to jump on the freeway to get anywhere quickly. Especially if you want to do the studio tours and Universal City.

With that said, the hotel actually backs up to the freeway so some people are bothered by the noise of the cars driving past at all hours. I wouldn't eat in their restaurant when so many other really good places to eat are nearby including Hugo's which is within walking distance.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

There is no reason to stay here, unless you want a reasonably priced hotel and don't care about anything beyond a clean room and fair breakfast. The hotel backs up to the 101 Freeway and is on a busy street. Our room was in the back, and it was pretty quiet. The room itself was a decent size, but it was 'old and tired', and a bit dark for my taste. The hotel lobby was a nice place to sit and visit, and the people who worked there were helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I did not actually stay here, but my niece and her family-hubby,teenage daughter & son - did and I came to visit. Room looks comfy and accommodating, good parking, seem comfortable and enough room for all with coffee maker for early coffee. I heard they also have continental - muffins/bagels - for breakfast
. The cost was great too.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel. I was happy with the location as far as driving to tourist destinations. The room was very clean. The price was fair. The breakfast included was adequate. WI Fi was included in the rate. The Desk person was very helpful with any questions we had about directions, sites, Tour ideas. The neighborhood was safe.

Room Tip: to queen bed room near the pool, king beds room near the garden, seemed very quiet
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank katherine c
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Yes I would go back again, clean, quiet . .great breakfast . . 2.5 star hotel . . And it is ok . . Buttttt I would spend another $25 per night for a better location . . Closer to Universal Studios . . Not really a kids place. It is close to Universal . . so I guess my attitude is more about the neighborhood than anything else.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The hotel is located in a not so exciting place in LA. For food and other options, you may have to travel.

The hotel is average looks wise. Breakfast was fine but the rooms were too noisy. The rooms near the end of the hotel had weird noises all night and can get scary if you are on your own.

Neighborhood is not great so it may be a good idea to spend some extra money and book a hotel close to a better surrounding unless this one gives you a deal

Room Tip: Do not take rooms towards the end where parking is there as they can be noisy at nighf
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mikado Hotel

Address: 12600 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 91607-3411 (Formerly Best Western Plus)
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > South San Fernando Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #159 of 357 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range: £94 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mikado Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two-story Motor Inn located just off Ventura Freeway (US 101) between Laurel & Coldwater Canyons. ... more   less 
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