Highland Gardens Hotel
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... while we’ve been in Hollywood. Meanwhile neither Jeff or Julia even noticed her.. both too busy looking in shop windows. Guys c’mon, the action in Hollywood is on the sidewalk!
Yummy Mexican for dinner @ uber cool restaurant The Velvet Margarita, complete with red corn chips and flashing sequined sombreros covering the ceiling. Then onto the serious business of the night. Yes, we were on the crawl (let me just clarify ...
... San Francisco). Unfortunately these have not been without consequence, and the parts of myself I've been finding over the last week are distinctly love-handled in nature. This, plus Mum's concern that all I write about is food, and certain budgetary constraints, and the fact that I'm just quite lazy, had a marked impact on my eating habits during my stay in LA.
Although I was given directions to the grocery store, I didn't use it. Instead, I ...
Flight left Melbourne on time & while long, both Gav & I managed to get some sleep. I watched 3 movies! Now at LA Airport & our next flight to New York has been delayed by 2 hours due to low cloud at JFK. So we are sitting here, chilling out, or trying to anyway! We did have Jason Priestly sitting opposite us for a bit so we can tick the box that says see a famous actor :-) Next stop, New York ...
Anyhoos, we continued on to Kamloops, where we returned to Pizza Hut to discover more delicacies. We also returned to the infamous Maverick Hotel and Waterslide, though unfortunately again missed out on experiencing said waterslide. We did, however, rent an old school movie - as we couldn't agree on Spice World vs. Small Soldiers, Jurassic Park: The Lost World won. We spent our evening watching T-Rexs rip people's heads off. Good times.
... by females. Certainly no exception here. A pleasant respite from driving around L.A., which to a suburbanite from Glen Ellyn, is a real challenge. Even though I lived there for 18 years, the driving now is maniacal. When drivers are able, they will speed on the freeways 80mph or higher. One cannot relax for a moment when driving. I am happy ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.