Residence Inn By Marriott Beverly Hills
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... walked over to the check in and got my luggage weighed.
As I was going through the x-ray detector I was selected for a random bomb test. I was directed to a side room where a big security guard scanned me with a bomb detector, it took about a minute for the results of the test to come through, luckily I was clean of any bomb residue.
I walked out of the room and down the corridor, where they had ...
... guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, a skunk, birds and my favourite a fox which had huge ears. Most were rescued animals and it was great to see how happy and well looked after they were. Very cool show.
It was 5pm by now and closing time. The temperature was plummeting as it was getting darker. We caught the tram back down the road and then caught the train and bus home. We just made an easy dinner and relaxed watching some Sherlock on TV before going to bed after a full on ...
... day so it wasn't the best view of LA. We then went to Hollywood Blvd and walked the hall of fame. We drove through Hollywood on our way back to Santa Monica. The tour finished at 5:30pm. We got to see the Santa Monica pier all lit up at night. We stayed down there for dinner and looked in the shops. We got back to the hotel around 8:00pm. Good night, I'm going to ...
... a full Air Force One (Boeing 707) inside the museum. They dismantled it piece by piece and the reassembled it in the museum. You can walk through and it almost seems like Reagan is there. Beautiful exhibit. They take your picture in front (with you waiving of course) and I bought one! They even have a Marine One Helicopter in the museum. But the most fun was the Ronald Reagan Pub based on the trip he took to Ireland in 1984. Had to have ...
... last place he lived, the list is too long to write about and they sell houses or move about anyway. The streets are so neatly manicured and quite charming - it was just nice to drive around to see where the locals lived too. We did stop to see the Hollywood sign from a good viewpoint, the sign actually first appeared in 1923 as an advertising gimmick for a real estate development called Hollywood Land. The last four letters were lopped off in the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn By Marriott Beverly Hills Los Angeles
Wow what a great hotel, slept like a baby.
We really enjoyed our stay here, and I got the room for a steal on priceline at $60/night.
The rooms are great, come equipped with stoves, utensils, a fridge and a microwave. But the best thing is the bed, it was like sleeping on a cloud, I stayed in 10 hotels this holiday and nothing came close to this bed. Also the service was great, the desk staff were terribly polite and courteous.
Another great thing was the buffet breakfast. They had waffle makers, cereals, coffee, soft drinks, juices, toast, french toast, everything !
I didn't park in the garage, it was $18/day. But its not too bad to park for free in the sidestreets off Pico, about a 3 minute walk away.
The location is great, lots of delis, kosher restaurants and its quiet.
For those of you who are expecting to be on Rodeo Drive then go spend $450 a night at the Four Seasons.
This hotel was extremely well priced and convenient to just about everything you need. The area was nowhere near ghetto as one reviewer wrote, but not really in walking distance to anything scenic.
LA is the city of cars. You HAVE to have one to get around and this hotel provides you a great jumping off point. You're in southwest Beverly Hills close to the highway, West Hollywood, and can easily get to Santa Monica, Venice, etc.
The rooms are VERY well appointed and comfortable. I stayed in a King studio and couldn't have been happier. The kitchen was small, but still a bonus. The bathroom was very large with a seperate sink are with a marble countertop. There was free internet and a great free breakfast.
The view is what really sealed the deal. I was on the sixth floor and I had a view of all of downtown LA and the Hollywood sign. It was beautiful.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to any traveler to LA with a car (which everyone should have).
Lovely hotel, helpful staff
Myself and my boyfriend booked into this hotel for five nights after a mix up with the one we previously booked. We arrived late afternoon after a flight from San Francisco and the hotel staff were very friendly, helpful, and sympathetic after a long day and stressful encounter at the previous hotel.
We were given a large one bedroom suite with a full kitchen (fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, the works!), sitting area, bathroom and what felt to me like the most comfy bed in the world! The hotel has just been fully renovated and is spotlessly clean and tidy. It has a spacious lobby and bar area, and we had complementary breakfast (waffles, omelettes, cereal etc). It also has 'happy hour' between 5.30 and 7 weekdays with free snack food (jacket potatoes, burgers, tacos and salad) and free soft drinks, wine and beer which was great- lovely to come back to the hotel after a day at the beach to some warm food and a glass of wine.
There is a big supermarket across the road which is useful for buying food to cook in your room, and at the bus stop accross the road (outside the Crowne Plaza) buses stop every hour running to Hollywood. Just around the corner is a bus stop to take a bus to Santa Monica. You can walk to Rodeo Drive etc from the hotel- its not just up the street but its not a long walk either and the neighbourhood felt very safe to us.
We loved this hotel, it was perfect for us- comfortable and the perfect base for us in Beverly Hills. We had a couple of evenings out on the Sunset Strip but the others we were more than happy to relax in our room with a nice (home cooked!) meal and a bottle of wine. I would stay here again if I return to Beverly Hills, the only drawback to me is that it did not have a pool.
Great value, nice hotel
The hotel itself was excellent. It was very clean. I called on our way from the airport to tell the front desk we were a family of five and we needed sleeping arrangements for 5. We booked a studio. Sophia saved us the only studio that could comfortably accomodate 5 people. It was ready when we checked in 15-20 min. later. The room was well appointed, new and clean with a full kitchen. The bed was really comfortable.
The breakfast was great! Hot homemade oatmeal, eggs, waffles, you name it, they had it and it was good. There were three people cleaning up and restocking.
We were in town for a wedding with our three kids. This hotel met our needs perfectly. It is located in a crappy part of town, but Rodeo drive is really only about a mile away - not as far as another reviewer made it sound.
I didn't know Beverly Hills was a ghetto!
My husband, three children (ages 5, 2 and 11 mos) and I stayed here for one day. It was all we could stand... it is not in Beverly Hills, but in a trashy part of town miles away from Rodeo Drive. Not a place I would take my family for a walk and as far from shopping as you can get. I take that back-you could shop at all the 99, 98, 97 and 96 cent stores-they're all over the place!
We picked this hotel because we wanted a kitchen which, though small was functional and had everything you need to cook with (probably bought from one of the stores mentioned above) but we were very disgusted by the size of the one bedroom suite we had reserved. My husband compared it to the insurance commercial where the couple is crammed into a tiny house and their heads and shoulders are scraping across the low ceilings- but the unfunny part of it was that his description was about right.
When he called downstairs to request a bigger room the woman told him that all the rooms were about that size, because you see folks, this was a former working hospital. (another employee confirmed that and added to it)
They moved us to a King room which for some weird reason was a little bigger than the one bedroom suite. We decided to stay one night to see if we liked it or not. The next morning we woke up after only two or three hours of disruptive sleep (disruption coming from within our hotel room not from outside) and decided we did not wish to continue our stay.
The hotel itself has a pretty lobby and though the tiny rooms are dark the decor is nice and the free breakfasts can't be beat. It's obvious that Marriott spent a LOT of money, time and effort into making the hotel's insides look nice, because asthetically speaking it's very pretty and pleasant looking.
My conclusion is: If you have a family and looking for a bigger room or a kitchen or a nice location or if the idea of it being a former hospital filled with former patients bothers you, I recommend staying somewhere else (perhaps at the Mariott downtown like we are now) and buy snacks to feed the kids.
But if you are a single person or here on business and are only interested in the free breakfasts and whatever, then this place is for you!
Overall a pleasant stay
We stayed ther for one night on 2/4/05. The hotel's location is very convenient for visiting Beverly Hills, UCLA and Westwood. The room was clean and comfortable. We liked the free wireless internet access in the room. There were some PCs in the lobby area for accessing the internet as well. We also used the kitchen for cooking some late night snacks. The breakfast was pretty good - you get to make your own waffles too. They also made it quite easy for you to take food and drinks back to your room.
We did encountered a couple of issues:
1. The air condition was not working properly upon arrival. But the hotel staff fixed it promptly after our complaint.
2. Our room was a non-smoking room but we could smell some smoke odor. The front desk offered to exchange the room for us, but we decided not bother since we had already unpacked.
I did not notice any "homeless" people as mentioned in a previous review. The hotel staff was courteous and professional. Overall it was quite a plesant stay.
Check your bill and credit card statement!
I shared a two bedroom suite with two other people last thanksgiving, for two nights. My credit card was used, and on checkout the bill was about $645. When I got my credit card statement the charge had been increased to about $952.
I called the hotel to report the overcharge and get it corrected. I was told that I was charged for three nights instead of two and that it would be corrected and I would receive a fax verifying the correction. The fax was not sent. This did not surpise me as the person I spoke to gave me the impression that he could not care less about my problem.
I tried to deal with the problem through my credit card company, but the hotel challenged this, sending a phoney bill showing a stay of three nights. Eventually I received the credit, but the process took over 5 months, many hours of work and a great deal of aggravation. I would rather sleep on the street than return to this hotel
OK for Business
Just finished my second week at this hotel and I will not be staying there for the third week, partly because of convenience and partly because of the facility and value (or lack of...). The best thing about this place? The free high-speed wireless internet access. Other than that? Free beer, free breakfast. You can get a much better room and hotel for not much more money (most of the time) elsewhere in Century City...at the Century Plaza, Park Hyatt or St. Regis. First week my King Studio was adequate but dark. Looked into an interior patio area where the sun never shines. The bed was comfortable, bathroom was adequate size, two closets. Week two was worse. No King non-smoking suites so I got a Queen smoking studio...bad news...the room smelled, had mold on the carpet around the air conditioner, dirty (stained) sofa and carpet, very soft mattress (old?), much lower quality pillows, linens and comforter than in the King room. Good thing? They lowered my rate since I could not get into the reserved room. This hotel is fairly convenient to BH and Century City. RE the previous reviewer, I did not see a problem with vagrants in the lobby but the breakfast was very crowded. Evening free food was soggy fried stuff but beer was cold and free. Some good restaurants nearby but it is a questionable neighborhood though I never felt unsafe. Try Delmonico's for good drinks, good staff, good food. Overall, not a quality version of Residence Inns. Be careful what price you pay here before you look elsewhere.
I am a female and travel alone on business and was appalled at this hotel. It is not in Beverly Hills but in LA which makes all the difference. The hotel staff not only allowed homeless men to hang out in the lobby but they encouraged it by giving them tokens for free coffee. These people were filthy and frightening. The air conditioner dripped all night and kept me awake and they did not fix it when I complained the next day. The free breakfast and nightly snack is a free-for-all-with people knocking each other down to get to the food. A very low-class and unsafe experience. (I later found out homeless people are a huge problem in this part of town. They are not "allowed" in Beverly Hills so they camp out near Santa Monica instead. Don't go to the Santa Monica beaches at night. Very dangerous.)
Perfect Stay at the Residence Inn Bev Hills
I cannot recomend Marriott Residence Inn enough to anyone coming to visit LA. The people at the front desk could not do enough to make me more cofortable or feel more at home. Take it from someone who travels A LOT, this hotel really knows how to take care of you. Plus why pay 125+ bucks to stay in a tiny room when you can have a gigantic suite with views of Downtown LA and the Sunset Strip WITH a kitchen (as I did)? The free beer at night did not hurt either. Oh - and I think I am in love with the super cute manager that floats around the lobby chating with everyone!