DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside
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... up for a new film that was due to begin production shortly.
Walking through the backlot we passed the offices of Happy Madison productions that Adam Sandler owns and the production offices of will Smith and the word on the Sony lot was that George Clooney would soon be making the move from Warner Bros to Sony studios.
Many tv shows are currently being filmed on the lot and out of the 30 sound stages they have currently 18 are ...
... enjoy doesn't even describe how fun they were - zooming down the hills on them was hilarious, the videos will follow i'm sure. After a race where Hattie was bet to be favorite, I took it at the last instant - a new talent, or just luck - Hattie would say luck! After this we went to Old Town - what an incredible place. Cowboy meets Red Indian, with saloon style shops and bars! We wandered down the streets, stopping at the jewelry shop (oh how we wish we weren't on a ...
The original plan was to fly an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York, then change planes for a flight from New York to Budapest. Hurricane Irene came along and changed all that. American canceled my flight to New York since all New York area airports were closed. That's far better than getting stuck in some airport between LA and ...
... 8220;gusu” (get up stand up). Essentially it's exactly what it says on the tin, i.e. you stand up on a surfboard, and navigate the waves with the help of a long paddle.
We stopped at Fisherman’s Wharf at Monterey, which was a more authentic version of Pier 93 in San Francisco, and tried 'taffy’, a kind of salted chewy sweet the consistency of a chewit. We drove on to Cannery Row, a former working area (canning fish) ...
... conversation of two men working downstairs in the Common Area. One man asked about the guests staying at the hostel. He said that he had been away for awhile. He said that the hostel had too many locals. He talked about how he watched the women use the toilet. I was flabbergasted. I went into the Women's Room looking for cameras. In the first stall there is a hole near the top of the ceiling. There is new plaster or ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside Culver City
Nice hotel...forget about the executive level.
Nice enough hotel. I upgraded to the executive level for $20. The only difference with the executive level seems to be the pillow top mattress...big deal...not worth the $20 up charge. They actually removed the charge when I complained about the lack of amenities...I appreciate that. There is no club lounge to use. Overall, this is a nice hotel.
We stayed at the executive level, floor 11 and it was fabulous! We were so impressed with the room at such a great rate. The beds were feather top, sheets soft, very clean room. It was also a big room. The hotel has a resteraunt that is good for lunch and breakfast. We were alltogether impressed. Very close to Santa Monica, they provide shuttle service to major tourist spots and to and from airport. Stay here while visting the LA area.
Wonderful Westside Experience
My wife and I stayed at the Radisson Hotel from August 3-10, 2004 and we hardily recommend it as a place to stay. It is conveniently located near the airport and shuttles leave for LAX on a regular basis. The staff was very courteous and attentive to our requests.
We marveled at how close area attractions were to the hotel -- whether travelling the infamous California freeways / interstates or taking well marked "back streets". Our room was large, airy and clean. Would have preferred a few more station choices on the television. The complimentary newspapers in the AM and mints on the turned-down bed in the PM were nice touches.
We did not eat at the hotel restaurants but found good, reasonable and plentiful portions served at area eateries. A particular favorite -- Dinah's -- across the street from the hotel is worth a visit. It took us minutes to reach nearby Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica taking local roads.
This is a busy facility. There were a number of family reunions going on and airline personnel seemed to be checking in everytime we passed through the lobby -- and the staff always was always willing to help us.
I read the existing reviews on this site but decided to stay here anyway, it wasn't the best decision. I made our reservations using the AAA discount rate for three nights. When we arrived at the hotel to check-in I felt like the unwanted relatives who are given the sofa bed in the living room with the hope that they won't stay very long. We were there at 1:30pm and were told that there were no rooms meeting our criteria (king bed, non-smoking) available just yet. No problem, we left to take care of business and returned at 6:00. At this time we were told the hotel was almost full so they would give us what was left, a room on the 11th floor, at the end of the hall, over looking the freeway. Lots of noise from the traffic. We immediately called to ask for a different room. We could have a room on the 10th floor in the exact same location. Does that make sense? The other option was a room on the 1st floor, two double beds, one room in from the freeway on the office park side. The noise level was supposed to be better which it really wasn't but we didn't want to keep wandering the halls so we took it. First night, noisy but not horrible. Second night, the toilet backed-up (not our fault) and we were woken up by construction on the office building starting at 6:30am. Once again we called to ask for something else and were given a room on the 5th floor, king bed, pool side. Too bad we didn't have that room from the start, I would be writing a much more positive review.
Give it a miss
This hotel is OK for one night and its only a 10 minute drive to the airport, however the room smelt stale when we arrived so because the windows don't open (it's right next to a very busy road) they had to send one of the cleaning staff up to spray the room. Also we found the double beds to be barely large enough. All in all I wouldn't recommend it.
The hotel is decent, nothing too fancy, just average. The problems we had were that our reservation was in their computers but they didnt have a room for us. They simply gave it to someone else so they put us at the Furama Hotel for the night, this place was NASTY to say the least. Although we didn't have to pay for that night, I would have rather paid the night than to have gone through shuttle bus after shuttle bus. When we finally got to Radisson the following morning, they still didnt have a room for us so we were forced to kill a few hours until 2pm until they finally had a room available. This place is decent like I said before, but I would suggest finding somewhere else who are a little more organized.
We stayed here two nights on our honeymoon. The customer service was terrible. We booked online, a king bed non smoking. we got a double bed that reeked of smoke. We were forced to upgrade for $20 to another room. Don't believe it when you book online and say that the guarantee a king bed. You may get two doubles. Other than that, the hotel is just average .
I stayed here in September and very much enjoyed my stay at this hotel.
Rooms were big, clean and got a great price. Nice swimmingpool with courtyard and jacuzzi. Airport shuttle was wonderful to have. Great staff and front desk was very helpful with rental car help and giving directions to different restaurants and locations. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Wonderful service at Radisson Los Angeles Westside
I stayed at the Radisson LA Westside from Aug. 25-28th. The shuttle service to the hotel was excellent. The room I had was not only sparklingly clean, but extremely comfortable as well. (I did not take the Executive Upgrade, either.) The staff could not have been nicer.
They had great suggestions for all of my questions. They also really went out of their way for me on my last day. Since I had a late flight out of LAX, I asked if I could check out late, as I wanted to take advantage of their complimentary shuttle service to Venice Beach. Not only did they allow that; but when there was a mix up picking me back up from the beach, they gladly paid my cab fare back to the hotel.
There food was very good and they make a mean Martini! I will definitely stay there again and recommend it highly~Tracy H.
We visited the Radisson Westside at the beginning of August. I was travelling with my two daughters and staying 2 nights before my husband arrived which meant that I didn't have a car, so the facilities as advertised were very important ie restaurants, bar, etc. We booked a deal they were advertising called Lets Go which gave you a full breakfast included for everyone, a room upgrade if available and a travel pack full of goodies. I booked over the web in plenty of time - months ahead actually, and called two weeks before travelling just to check everything was ok. It was.Firstly, the good things: the shuttle service was great and picked us up in no time. Our room was great - we did get an upgrade to an executive floor room. It was spacious, clean and the beds were comfortable. The bad now. When I checked in, I was handed a letter - which was not further explained or commented on - to say that the restaurants were closed for refurbishment and that a cold continental breakfast would be served free of charge in the reception area. We had arrived late and I was tired, so I didn't follow this up till the next morning and was dismayed to find that not only was the restaurant closed but also the bar area and the room service was limited to cold food also. When I complained and asked why we hadn't been notified in advance of this "construction work", it eventually emerged that in fact the kitchens had been closed by the Health Inspectors. This was terribly inconvenient to say the least and all I can say is thank god for delivery pizza companies because they kept us going. Even getting a drink was difficult because they set up a bar in a foyer off the ballroom but when you got there you found that they only took cash and there were no charging facilities. It was a shambles.So, basically we were paying top dollar to stay in a hotel with the same sort of facilities as a Motel 6 or an Econolodge ie coffee in the lounge with a muffin! I had a struggle over the room rate at the end but we settled for $80 per night. There was no goody pack on offer.Would I stay there again? Probably not.