Highland Gardens Hotel
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... a group of 4 black lads trying to give people CDs pulled Jake and I in they gave us a CD each. They were really clever with how they did it, one of them said people usually give us a tip just to appreciate our work so I gave him $1 to which he said "most people give us $10" I said I'm not giving you that. I tried to take out the dollar out of my purse but I ended up pulling all my coins and notes out on to the floor as soon as they all saw I had more money in my ...
... Byron Bay is and was looking forward to quiet walks along the beach. Well the time we were there was pretty busy and with all sorts of drunkerds and hippies. My initial impression was that the town was a bit scrappy towards the back part where the cheaper accommodation was and did not get that relaxed feeling I was hoping for. On one of the evenings we had heard there was a meteor shower passing over Australian skies between 02:00 - 04:00am you could watch many meteors entering ...
... the bathroom - and kept telling us that he would "put us on" various places and singers.
The next morning, we visited Balboa Park on speed before we embarked on a 7 hour drive to Vegas. However, I managed to lose the keys to the apartment and so we spent ages looking for it and then had to wait an extra few hours to obtain new keys off Brian before we found it on the road, run over by some cars. So, 7 hours of exhausting drive later, we arrived in Vegas late at ...
... s still flowing as I write this, but we are being conservative with our food and drink so we can make the most of what lies ahead on our flight to Hong Kong.
OK, mates. We're gonna hang here for another hour or so, go check out duty free **** and then board Cathay Pacific #885 to Hong Kong. Sorry no pics in this posting. Wifi isn't working in the lounge today, but we'll add some photos later. Next time ...
... at the bar - enjoyed by us all.
Then collapsed into the surprisingly soft beds.
Tonight we have strolled Rodeo Drive and window shopped in the amazing boutiques.
It's fun to be out in the cold amidst extravagant Christmas decorations so far way from ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Highland Gardens Hotel Los Angeles
We reserved three rooms over the Internet (from the UK) months in advance, for ourselves and our 4 children for a 2 weeks stay. When we arrived around 9pm, we discovered that they did not have three rooms, and we were offered two rooms (one a suite with 2 bedrooms) or nothing. We had no choice but to accept. We were not offered any reduction for our inconvenience, and were charged a higher (normal) rate for the suite. Shortly after we arrived, a couple with 2 children turned up and were told there were no rooms and were sent away - the mother was in tears.
Great location. Cozy feel and frienly staff. rooms were great!
Good value, nice place
A wonderfull hotel with a lot of Hollywood history for the price. Rooms are large and some have been recently updated. great location, walking distance to everything and friendly staff.... This is an older hotel with a very warm 50's feel. If thats what you like than you'll love it, but if you prefer a newer hotel at a higher price then your better off at another property.
This hotel is beyond horrible. We stayed one miserable night. The hotel is dirty. We found blood stains on sheets, lumpy bed, dirty carpet, homeless people out in front of hotel. Parking is under hotel where they also keep unwanted furniture and old cars that look like they have been there for years. Also found blood stains on steps leading to the rooms. They not only rent rooms out for a night, but it looks like people rent them as apartments. Pool was dirty, landscape was awful, jungle like atmosphere. The desk clerk had to look in a big drawer full of keys to find the key to the room we were staying in. They say they offer a continental breakfast, what a joke. Day old coffee and a stiff danish. Even though this hotel is very close to Highland Drive, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Sufice to say my husband did not even take his shoes off when he went to bed or sleep under the blankets. It was just nasty.
I want to like this place. the staff was great. The place is not very clean. but the rooms are hugh with a full kitchen. Worth the money, but one sacrifices a lot in comfort. The floors are thin so stay on the second (top) floor, not the first floor. Very central location, but also very hard to get to and from due to the traffic because it is such a tourist spot.
Half the hotel has been remodeled the other half needs work but overall a greatr experience for the money...great location...friendly staff...recently under new management...ask for a room that has been updated...
"Superior tourist class" "modern decor" ?? Must have been plucked from their ad in the '50's. We had the kitchenette. It was equiped with fridge, stove and not much else. Had to borrow iron and hair dryer. Internet access is a booth in the lobby. Data port is reg. phone line in room. No clock, drapes don't block light. Shower nearly bruised my kidneys. Don't be there in the noisy summer, or be sure to bring ear plugs. Continental breakfast is as you'd expect. Yuban and icky doughnuts. Starbucks is a couple blocks away. I liked the pool, the garden. Plant life was struggling a bit but lots of it. Our room faced the garden and was quiet. Owners only doing the minimum. A bit of paint, and a customer friendly aditude would help alot. Great location, for getting anywhere.
I arrived at the hotel at 3 p.m., was sent to my room and found it had not yet been cleaned. The beds were stripped, no towels, old food in the little fridge, etc. How does a hotel not make sure a room is ready at check-in time?? After we brought it to the manager's attention, we went back to the room. We opened the screen door to the "garden area" (a little plot of dirt with weeds), whereupon the screen door fell off the track and I noticed the army of ants crawling up the side and into the room. When we complained to the manager, she said she'd send someone in with a can of Raid!! My partner had to point out that we did not care to breathe in bug spray for the next 5 days.
Clean, good amenities, friendly staff, great value, excellent location.
My favorite place to spend a local weekend when I want to get out of the house.
Clean and great location
Great location, clean, free parking, helpful staff. Overall an exccellent value.