Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills
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Sleeping in until 10am is always a good way to start the day. Well for me anyway. The boys did really well recovering from jetlag. Jamie had planned to catch up with an old college friend from Kentucky so the adventures for the day were moved out of the hotel and down to Venice Beach.
The hotel that we are staying in is really lovely. Big …
As we finally got through the fog of lack of sleep and got everyone organised to get out and about it was 5.30pm but a least we had some smiling children well for a short time at least before they promptly fell back to sleep in the car on the drive through Beverly Hills and up to Hollywood Boulevard. Winding through the LA streets in …
after a leisurely breakfast, (getting quite used to these late mornings), we set off exploring. first stop Beverly Wilshire hotel, (pretty woman), not as big or imposing as you would think from the movie, then Rodeo Drive walked up and down, didn't bother going in any of the shops, didn't want to be treated like Julia, lol got on the trolley tour …
Fairly uneventful day, easy morning until zipper on suitcase busted, then everything out of there and into suitcase within a suitcase, lucky we pack an extra one!!! late breakfast after checkout, then not much to do until bus pickup at 3pm, so killed a bit of time in casino before catching tram to Bellagio, then a short walk to Harrahs where we …
Where to start? had an absolutely amazing day, got to Universal just before opening, and there was a stand offering V.I.P tours, after talking to the girl about this, we decided why not? We were ahead on our budget, so thought we would spoil ourselves, and besides it sounded just too good. Started the day by being taken to the V.I.P lounge, where …
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Very happy with all aspects of this hotel
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Great place to stay and be walking distance to grocery shops, and rodeo drive along with many nice Beverly Hills streets. All day trips offered pickups from this hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Beverly Hills Los Angeles
Stayed for 4 days in LA at Crown Plaza and the hotel was very impressive. The staff were very friendly and the room was very clean and the furnishings were of good standard. Great television with alot of channels, but the main downside was the location. Unless you want to spend all your time in Rodeo Drive shopping for a few designer shops (I found Rodeo Drive very disappointing, you'll find more shops in Bond Street!) there's not much for you to do in Beverly Hills. Taxi's in LA are very expensive, you'll have to pay around $20 just to get to the nearest shopping center from the hotel.
We (2 adults and a 12 yr old) stayed at the Crowne Plaza for a week starting 26th May 2003. I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever. The staff were all great - Debbie in the gift shop was extremely friendly and helpful. She gave us money off vouchers for Universal Studios etc.
Beverly Hills was the final stop in our 2 week California tour. When I got the price from the Internet, I couldn't believe that they had good hotels in Beverly Hills at those prices. For around $90,we got a large room with 2 double beds and a panoramic view of LA with the Hollywood sign in the distance. The food in the hotel was very good and the staff were all very helpful, especially when we asked for driving directions.
Overall the experience was pretty good. The hotel was nice, and we got great internet rates. The location was nice, and within a short driving distance from most everything that you would want to see. The staff was cordial but did not go out of their way to make us feel welcomed. We never had the door opened, or any bags carried (and we were two 20-something females, with heavy bags) They seemed more content to just stare. Which was fine-just one less person I had to tip. The rooms and hotel were clean and decent, but we had been led to believe that there would be a refridge in the room, there was not. It had a nice over look of the city also (If you looked over the rundown apartments right below it) The major downside is that there is no parking- you are required to park in their parking deck, which is about an extra $14-$15 a day. We stayed for a week, and it added up to be an extra $100. So be sure to include that into your expenses.
First let me say that if you are staying here, DO NOT use the hotels directions from their website! They are NOT correct!
Second, once you do find your way there you will LOVE the place! We were treated like we were the only ones staying there! From the bellmen, to the front desk all the way to the manager, Jeff! The service was more than we could ask for. Our bags were carried into our room, the manager gave us explicit directions around town, the bellman always greeted us with a smile and the night shift even remembered our names!
Our room was very clean and the location is fabulous!
My friend and I had never been to LA before and we went off what others said about this hotel. So, from one tourist to the other, this hotel is a great place to be!
The word here is rude, rude, rude. The young "lady" at the check-in desk was talking on her cell phone as I waited. It was obviously a conversation that had nothing to do with her job as I overheard her talking about "Dick" and the restaurant he took her to plus other jibberish. I finally got her attention and she said "What do you want?" Dumbfounded I told her I was checking in. After checkin in a porter took my suitcases to the room but dropped (literally) them on the floor outside the door. I walked into the room and expected him to follow me in with my luggage. I turned around and he was gone. How's that for service. I made out a complaint with the manager but he never apologized. I'll never stay there again and I will tell everyone I can not to stay there.
Let's face it out, the good thing about this hotel is the position. And in L.A. THAT counts. You're near Beverly Hills, some fastfoods and a mini-market. You can actually walk around during the night...The pool and the jacuzzi are nice, the bistro is pretty expensive but the rooms are pretty. No cable tv, minibar or microwave but that depends on your standard : we paid 85$ for a double thanks to a promotion on their website and sincerely it was a fair deal. Not the best hotel I've ever stayed in of course but for that price I didn't find anything really better and in such a nice position.
ps : do NOT use the phone, their rates are just too high...
Little less than expected
I have stayed in several other hotels around Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. This stay has been the least favorite so far. Except for a few people on the staff, most couldn't care less about treating a customer the right way. I have been here for 5 days and came into contact with 3 actual good employees. The rooms do not have Pay Per View movies, mini bar, or high speed internet access. I can assure you I will not be staying here again. I would advise that you research your hotel well prior to booking your stay. This time, I did not and I have regretted it ever since. I expected more from a Beverly Hills hotel.
We have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Crowne Plaza in Beverly Hills.Since I last stayed here 18 months ago the hotel has been refurbished and is now looking much smarter in a palette of browns and beiges. The great thing about this hotel is its position-close to Beverly Hills, numerous shopping centres and just a walk to many restaurants.There is a large Ralphs supermarket a 5 minute walk away which is handy if you are travelling with kids as we were. The staff and management were friendly and helpful and we were even able to swing a late check out at no extra cost. The bar area/lounge off the lobby is a pleasant place to have a drink and has a large wall mounted t.v. screen-we enjoyed watching the Golden Globes on it.Rooms and bathrooms are compact but the good rates make up for that. Overall I recommend this hotel!
A Truly Memorable Trip
We stayed at the Crowne Plaza whilst attending the Oscar ceremonies in 2002. The people were amazing, the staff friendly and helpful and the breakfasts in the bistro....what can I say...all you can eat buffet with all you can drink orange juice. Heaven. I want to come back...so if you read this and you will have me, come and rescue me from the rain and cold of the UK and let me into your amazing city and your fantastic hotel just one more time.....we can but dream.