If you're driving to LA, this hotel is just off the freeway and very easy to access, meaning you don't have to drive through the centre of town.
The hotel was undergoing building work while we stayed but apart from reduced access to our room block, we weren't inconvenienced. We stayed in one of their newly renovated rooms which was very clean, very modern and very comfortable! When we arrived, our air conditioning unit wasn't working but they sent a friendly maintenance guy up within 10 minutes of calling reception and he fixed it without a problem. The unit was unfortunately quite noisy (I don't think that had been upgraded with the room refit) but frankly, a bit of noise was better than sweltering in the 35 degree heat! We always travel with foam earplugs so we just wore those at night which totally blocked out the air con noise.
Very good restaurant and bar on site and the breakfast choices are brilliant. There is a regular shuttle bus which takes you straight to Universal Studios and back throughout the day. If you want to go to the walk of fame/Chinese theatre, you can take the shuttle bus to the Metro station then hop on the train directly to this area. We got a cab back from there to the hotel and it was approximately $20.
All in all, a good base from which to explore LA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Walk into The Garland and you're instantly transported to a secluded, urban oasis, yet close to all the action and excitement of Universal Studios, Hollywood and LA's best attractions. Nestled within seven tree-shaded acres, this authentic LA experience is complete with a welcoming vibe and modern amenities to keep you plugged in, yet completely relaxed. Our guests enjoy a glittering pool under sunny skies, dining on savory dishes and sipping perfect martinis during sunset. The Garland is setting the standard for 'Retro-cool'. Check in and check it out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beverly Garland`s Holiday Hotel Los Angeles
- Holiday Inn Beverly Garlands
- Holiday Inn Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Holiday Inn