Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles

11250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90025, United States | 2 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express West Los Angeles

    Reviewed by b0nzo

    One night

    Reviewed Jun 1, 2011
    by (8 reviews) Chesterfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles

    Holiday Inn Express, WLA has a heart...

    from

    I am a frequent business traveler, but this particular trip was personal. My stepfather had a major cancer surgery, and in the end was at UCLA Medical Center for nearly 30 days. Although they live in Long Beach, I didn't want my ailing Mother driving in LA traffic to UCLA every day, particularly under such stressful circumstances.

    Initially I left a message for the manager of this hotel (Rodney) to discuss a week long stay for my Mother which would include some special needs. Not only did he call me back on his day off, he offered to do anything within his power to help our family...his words "this should be the least of your worries during this difficult time". His words and kindness touched me deeply. As the weeks past, and my Mother's stay lengthened day by day, Rodney and his staff continued to show their kindness and concern for our situation.

    I have made Holiday Inn my first choice when traveling on business for the past 7 years. But now I have more reasons than ever to choose their chain. They are not only a business partner, but more importantly I consider the Holiday Inn family a friend.

    Thank you again...

    Vicki

    Glendale, CA

    Great stay!

    from

    We walked in around midnight and stayed one night for 109 dollars. Everyone we spoke with, from front desk, secruity and breakfast maid was nice and helpful. The room was extremely clean and had a modern feel. The bathroom was oversized. Breakfast is nice, outside with heated columns for any chilly mornings. The nook where breakfast is served is closed off from the outside. Great breakfast!!! This place is conviently located and a bargain by LA standards.

    Great Hotel, Great Location

    from

    This is not a luxury hotel, but it is a very functional hotel with a great location. It just became a Holiday Inn Express (possibly previously a Best Western) and has been completely renovated. The rooms are small but very functional, compact, and cute. All rooms have a micro fridge and free high speed internet. All rooms entrances face a courtyard and security was not an issue. There is NO pool. Best of all, parking is free and easily accessible. The hotel is near to many popular attractions and is right off the 405 on the Santa Monica Boulevard. The complimentary breakfast buffet is even more sparse than the usual Holiday Inn Express fare. Staff was very friendly.

    I stayed there a total of 5 nights, over two weekends. If I am in the area in the future I would most likely stay there again.

    No complaints!

    from

    Visiting a convention in LA, we stayed there for one week. The room had air-conditioning, fridge, tv and a decent-sized bathroom with a good shower and a hair dryer. We found the location very convenient, two traffic lights from 405 south and one from 405 north. It was also very easy to find a parking spot from the underground parking every day. Wired internet connection was $5 for the whole stay and the setup didn't require any effort. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there was 7-11, a gas stop and Subway. The open-air corridor was a bit frightening at first, but overall this hotel felt like a safe place to stay. Breakfast serving was rather limited by European standards but I guess that's what you get for that price on that side of Atlantic. UCLA Westwood campus was very close, so if one is to go there repeatedly this is a very convenient place to stay.

    A Nice Find!

    from

    Rooms obviously refurbished recently. Moderately sized, well-appointed and very clean. Easy on-site parking. Convenient to Santa Monica, Century City, Westwood, just off I405. Two sides face away from any traffic noise. Very friendly staff. An excellent value under $125. More than adequate for 2 night business stay.

    Clean, fairly basic, good price

    from

    We were looking for somewhere clean and safe and not too expensive - spent hours trawling this site and were put off many hotels after reading comments about noise, or rock-hard beds or dirty rooms! This Best Western is fine - perfectly OK rooms with everything you might need (including an iron and a fridge). There's no bar or luxuries and it's not in a pretty location but who cares?! Unless you're planning to spend lots of time in your hotel this is fine. Free parking is a great bonus. The location on Santa Monica Blvd (I disagree with a previous reviewer - this is NOT in the centre of SM, but about 15 mins drive east) is convenient for either central LA or trips to the coast and of course makes the hotel REALLY easy to find (it's right by the 405 too - just look for the intersection and you're there). The staff were pleasant and helpful. We would certainly stay there again.

    Certainly convenient!

    from

    About 100 yards from the 405, but traffic noise did not seem an issue. Anyway, it was very convenient to get to Santa Monica, Universal etc.

    The staff were very helpful when needed.

    The hotel has a nice little courtyard and jacuzzi.

    First impressions when coming off the freeway are not great, but don't let that put you off.

    I really liked Santa Monica pier, by the way. It's like the piers in the UK, only with pretzels and sunshine.

    Great location, value, service, and rooms!

    from

    This was my first visit to LA and, not only did I need my own accommodations, but I was booking for a business group - talk about pressure! I used the Trip Advisor site to narrow down choices and, when talking w/Rodney at the BW Westwood Pacific, that sealed the deal - this was the place to stay! For a safe clean area of LA, we got great rates (it MAY have had to do w/the time of year (Feb) and the group size (8 rooms) but we got rooms for $99/night, which was well w/in my business budget). Having to navigate around LA for the first time in a van full of travelers wasn't tons of fun, so it was quite a relief to find the hotel RIGHT off the expressway. It had free underground parking and, and I couldn't hear traffic noise from my room (although I faced a gas station and 7-11). Rodney was pleasant and helpful thru my booking and upon our arrival. The only caveat is that, w/group travel, the woman working at the desk upon our arrival just gave me a bunch of keys to a bunch of rooms, and I had to assign people and make a list of room #s, even though I'd given a rooming list to Rodney before arrival. But that was quickly taken care of and we enjoyed a nice 2 nights there. The rooms technically have exterior corridors, which isn't my fave, but they're exterior into the hotel's courtyard, so I actually forgot that they were outside - it felt like a normal interior corridor hallway. We didn't use the courtyard or hot tub (it was rainy when we were there) but they looked really nice. The elevator is sllllloooooowwwwww, but the rooms were nice sized and nicely decorated, and I had a fridge in which to store my pint of Haagen Daz after a run across the street to 7-11. There's a couple restaurants w/in walking distance and I believe they all deliver to the hotel as well. They're making some improvements so the fitness room wasn't available (but we were too busy anyway) and breakfast is temporarily held in the lobby, which we bombarded w/our group of about 15 people but, after the 1st morning, Rodney offered to "beef it up" so we could have some more food to get us on our way for our mtgs. We think we'll make this trip an annual event w/our group and it will be easy to make arrangments next year b/c we'll make plans to stay here again!

    Convenient location

    from

    Clean room, great staff, affordable and convenient location (right off 405). Just made second reservation. Close to UCLA.

    Great Stay!

    from

    Just stayed her recently and had a GREAT stay!! You cannot beat the location! Close enough to the beach if you have a car or you can take the bus. Close to Rodeo drive and beverly hills and hollywood walk of fame! But the best thing is that it really is in the heart of Santa Monica! There is a vending machine on each floor which is convenient and not very expensive. The breakfast was amazing! I truly pigged out every morning. Staff was very freindly! The only upset was that their long distance charges but I really won't complain about that. This is a good hotel! Would stay there again!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Holiday Inn Express West Los Angeles

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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