We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great location in Westwood”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Hilgard House Hotel
Ranked #145 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The Hilgard house is on the South East corner of the UCLA campus. Everything in Westwood and at the University are in easy walking distance. Our room was large for LA and quiet. There is no business center or restaurant, breakfast is the basic cereal, bagels, and coffee. The staff was very pleasant and helpful with directions and suggestions. Internet and parking are free

Room Tip: I think they are all about the same
See more room tips
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Jim F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (191)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

95 - 101 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 30 January 2014

The best things about this hotel was its location close to UCLA and because there are a number of restaurants in the vicinity. Had it not been for the convenience, there is little to recommend this property. Service was patchy with only one front desk person appearing to give much of any concern for guests and the remainder appeared so bored and uninterested that it was hard to tell if they were awake at times. Complimentary tea and coffee is advertised as being availble in the evening on level 1, however there was rarely any hot water left and asking for more appeared to be a major hassle for staff and it took a considerable time to appear. The rooms were functional but the bed was very comfortable however the leak in the bath faucet was not repaired during the whole week of my stay, despite it being reported on the first night. Breakfast is a very basic continental served in the foyer and was little cared for. If you missed out on the banana ration, tough.

If you are looking for a basic property to sleep in and little else close to UCLA, this would be ok provided you have room with natural light coming in. One of my colleagues needed the electric light on no mattter what time of day.

Would I stay there again? Probably not.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ChrisKay H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 December 2013

When visiting or touring UCLA, stay at this hotel. Great location, friendly staff, small but nice continental breakfast, charming, opposite of big box hotel which is nice. Rooms well appointed, free parking and internet. Make sure to ask for UCLA price!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank mmtmrb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Patrick M, Manager at Hilgard House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thanks for the great comments. We are lucky to have UCLA as a next door neighbor. We hope we'll see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed for a night during my visit to UCLA.

(Cons)
1) Small room (which is OK if you are not staying here for a fancy vacation)
2) Close to UCLA but kind of "backyard-ish" location of Westwood.
And thus you do not feel like "Wow I am in Westwood!!!" but this, too, should be OK since you would have booked a different hotel had you hoped for a fancy LA or Hollywood atmosphere.
3) need to climb UP the hill to go to UCLA (which may one of the "Pros" if you need to exercise)

(Pros)
1) Walking distance to UCLA
2) Close to UCLA
3) Feels like you are part of the UCLA community. enough said!

Go bruins!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank skucla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The hotel is really small and quaint. It is well appointed and very clean. Location is very good, almost inside UCLA. Parking is adequate, and there are restaurants and grocery shops nearby. The main discomforts were the height of the shower head (at about 5 ft, if you are any taller you can't really wash your hair…I'm 6'-1", water hit me in the chest). Also, the bed is kinda short.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank gulamalo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Paying under $200 USD in Aug for a hotel close to Beverly Hills and Hollywood is hard to find however this fits the bill nicely. As other reviews state you couldn't call the rooms plush as they are a little dated but they were very clean, a good size and the addition of a room fan as well as aircon was excellent. The bed was extremely comfortable.

I searched for a hotel at the right price point in and around this area only 5min drive to Beverly Hills and 10 to Hollywood and any others were more motels in rough neighbourhoods. This hotel is located in a green area of the city with pleanty of bars and resturants close by. The added bonus of free parking was great.

They only comment that was a downside is dont expect a large breakfast, it's a grab and go style set up but if you can live with that I'd recomend booking here.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
3  Thank PilotReviews
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Hotel has alot of competition with better value not very far away.
My room looked much older than the photo's.
Fridge has a switch on the wall so that killed the annoying hum.
Bed was old, hard and really more of what you'd find in a dated place.
Parking impossible. Not enough spaces for the guests. I had to park up the street and pay dearly for it. Also, if you have two guest who drove, you are forbidden to use the garage for the other vehicle due to the lack of spaces for the rooms that are in the hotel. With luggage... that was not fun. In spite of a good AAA rate, I felt the value was subpar and can only attribute the decent reviews to the visiting Europeans who may be used to much older and tired hotels that are costly. Just isn't the case in LA. Keep looking. You can do better and better value too.

Room Tip: ask to have a parking space guaranteed. ask for a room that doesn't face the street. ask if th...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Malibutravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Los Angeles hotels
Westside
Royal Palace Westwood
Royal Palace Westwood
#117 of 355 in Los Angeles
314 reviews
Westside
Plaza La Reina
Plaza La Reina
#102 of 355 in Los Angeles
36 reviews
Westside
The Claremont Hotel Westwood
The Claremont Hotel Westwood
#245 of 355 in Los Angeles
70 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Westside
Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles
Westside
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles Beverly Hills
Westside
W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hilgard House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hilgard House Hotel

Address: 927 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024-3008
Phone Number:
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Westside
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £142 - £176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hilgard House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 47
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Ebookers, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, HotelsClick, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Hilgard House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hilgard Hotel Los Angeles

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing