Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks
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... stopping off at Muscle beach (couldn't believe shiny men in speedos lifting weights at the beach actually exist outside of films!), the acrobatics park where some of the people were amazing to watch and Santa Monica pier for the fairground and shrimp.
We enjoyed it so much we went back and did exactly the same thing the next day.
The day after we thought it was time to be a bit more touristy and we went to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame ...
Sadly, we had read that some of the rides were more then likely still be closed today at Six Flags Magic Mountain so we decided we would hire a car and drive around LA. We got another big car, this time a big suburban.
Our first stop was Santa Monica Pier, its a cute little pier and a great spot to stop at. We took some pics, played at their version of a timezone, the boys played some alley games and we then walked to the ...
... a bunch of people I'd met in the previous couple of days. Pasadena is actually a pretty nice place. The weather was great, the neighbourhood was pretty quiet, and we spent the day wandering around checking out the sights before heading to "The Cheesecake Factory" for a late lunch. Turned out to be a great day so I don't feel like I missed out too much. Always other days to go on some amazing roller coaster rides right? (During the writing of this blog post I realised that I missed ...
... br> Oh, Pete saw John Goodman at the Chinese Theatre getting his handprints put into cement today. There is always something going on down there, they are always blocking off the footpath for something and you see heaps of men in dark suits and sunglasses looking important, even though we know they aren't. Just a damn nuisance as you have to walk the long way around.
That's all for today...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks
Good choice in this area
We stayed at the Courtyard San Fernando Valley for one night en route to a vacation in San Diego. We chose this location because it was convenient to all who would be meeting and joining us there. The hotel lobby was modern and minimalist. Check in was efficient and the staff was helpful.
The rooms were clean, but rather small. The TV was unusually large for a Courtyard. Our room was on the eighth floor and faced the freeway. However, noise was kept to a minimum and we slept well. The bed was comfortable.
All in all a good choice for a stay in the Studio City/San Fernando area.
Pretty noisy, on a busy street, RIGHT next to the freeway
Our experience was not as positive as some of the other reviewer's. This is an attractive place, once inside the building; however, we were disappointed by the unavoidable traffic noise. Though we'd requested a quiet room, we discovered that our "quiet room" was still noisy! The building sits right on Ventura Blvd. (a very busy street) and was at the corner of the freeway onramp. I used to live in this area, and had I known how close it was to these, I would have avoided this place. We did check out early and had a much better experience in Burbank.
I think this is an ideal spot for the business traveler and anyone needing a place in the midst of the San Fernando Valley. But for us, with a small child, it was the wrong choice.
This is a great place. Beatiful lobby area, beatiful room, comfortable beds with nice bedding, great service. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. It's nicer than any Courtyard I've been to.
Our kids loved the rooftop pool, and the staff was really accomodating to our family. The only downside is the roadnoise from the 405 freeway. The double patio doors do a good job of blocking out the noice though.
We were only in L.A. for one night after spending the day at Universal with our teenage daughters. We found this hotel to be very conveniently located for our needs. Although we basically just slept there and didn't use any other servcies I would defintely stay there again. We love how the lobby and rooms were decorated. It was very contemporary, colourful and refreshing. The rooms were very spacious as were the bathrooms. I have to say that the beds were probably some of the most comfortable ones I've ever had in a hotel. Nice fluffy pillows, wonderful sheets and a down comforter. The staff was very friendly.
I will be back.
Best part about this hotel is location. Immediately off the 405 and Ventura Fwy make this a great place to stay on the west side of the Valley. Room was standard and clean. Interesting fact, I am 5'9' and I could barely reach over to access the bathroom sink.... Hum. Otherwise, stay was great. The parking garage had 24 hour security which is nice for a female traveler. The workout facility was first class. Don't forget to stop and see Maurice at the lounge. He fixes a mean drink, AND try the grilled vegetable sandwich. It is truely terrific. Free internet access in the lobby is also nice. All was well with this hotel.
Great Valley Stay
I am presently living in this hotel and have been here for almost two weeks. It was obvious from the moment I checked in that Marriott is really trying for greatness with this hotel. They have recently remodeled it to Neo post-modern Hollywood style and it looks innocuous yet fun. My room was nicely done and the staff is very, very friendly and helpful. There are nice touches like down comforters, granite coutertops and Natura shampoo and soaps. There is a charge for parking ($8 with in/out privileges) and there is no continental breakfast. Breakfast is a buffet for around $12 and it has the usual items. Room service is available for all meals. Come prepared for those expenses. The location is pretty convenient -- right on the 405 and Ventura Blvd. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping areas close by. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone needing a place to stay in the valley. I have not had one problem the entire duration of my stay.
Met or exceeded our expectations
We stayed at this hotel the first weekend of November 2004. Ditto all the positives from previous reviews. This is a very nice facility. I was impressed with the exercise room, decked out with new equipment and a plasma TV on the wall to watch while on the treadmill. Complimentary high-speed internet is in the room and they even provide a Cat 5 patch cord (don't take it with you unless you wish to part with $15). The LA Times was delivered to our room both days over the weekend (may be just for Marriott Rewards members, though, so join this free program and reap the benefits). I can't remember the last time I stayed in a hotel and recevied a complimentary newspaper on the weekend. There is a small convenience store across the side street to the west. It's a good place to pick up bottled water, snacks, and/or a six pack. Clean, quiet, comfortable - we would stay here again.
Great Rooms, Great Prices!
Dont let the outside of hotel decieve you! The inside of this hotel is great. It was completely remodeled in a contemporary style.
Rooms are extremely clean and new furniture. Parking is $8.80 (in & out). Bathroom was clean and functional. Rooms have ironing board, iron, instant coffee maker, nice TV, and desks. I recommend getting freshly brewed coffee in the lobby. Daily paper.
We didnt not use the pool and jacuzzi, but we could see it from our room above the deck. Very nice pool and jacuzzi deck.
Avoid any rooms near the ballroom/meeting rooms. When we stayed ,a high school reunion was going on and people staying near the ballroom were complaining about the noise.
Clean. Newly remodeled. Good Prices. Excellent service. Way better than the average Courtyard.
Great hotel for a Great price
This was our first trip to LA, and I was a little leary of where to stay, I knew I didnt want downtown LA and wasnt too keen on West Hollywood from reviews I read, so I opted for this hotel in Sherman Oaks. Beautiful neighborhood, and an amazing view of the hills from our 12th floor room. And alot of shops and restaraunts within walking distance from this hotel.
The Room was clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful at ALL times!! I couldnt of been happier with the hotel that we chose, and Id definitely stay here again.
Upon entering the parking garage I was a little nervous about staying here. My mind was at ease as soon as I opened the door to my room!!! Everything remodeled!!!! Beds are comfortable small fridge and big tv. There is also a balcony that either overlooks the sherman oaks galleria or the homes close by. Outdoor Pool was nice and also there is a hot tub. The only problem i felt i had to be quiet when in the pool cuz you are right by someones room also paying per night to park my car. I think it was 8/night with in out privilages. Would stay here again if in LA.