Chamberlain West Hollywood
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... the locals. Brunch at Marmalades washed down with Mimosas and Jalopeno Margaritas!!!! Yum :) Wandered around again. D decided to be 'de-wrinkled' in one of the pop-up stores but didn't succumb to the 'today only' offer - I did capture the moment on a sneaky vid lol. Then walked back up Fairfax to Melrose and checked out the funky shops. A quick stop on La brea at Starbucks and we then headed off in to Hollywood. Took the Hollywood Walk of ...
... Elio and his wife, Luba, came over to discuss what to eat with us. We had pumpkin ravioli as an appetizer. We also had The 405 Salad, which Elio thought up when in a traffic jam on the 405; hearts of Palm, papaya, raddicio, baby greens and the secret dressing. Wow! We finished with frozen lemon cello with cream. Great place. You should go, tell them Jim sent you. Meantime. Sadie and Roamin' enjoyed each other and had the run of the place. Sadie was very happy to see ...
... Peter Jackson. After that we screamed at the Horror experience, where actors came out to frighten you. I jumped! The Mummy was an exhilarating ride but we preferred the 3D Transformers ride, even though we weren't exactly sure what it was about! Donning glasses we were taken on a fast and furious ride through a war torn city, even plunging headlong from a skyscraper. That was my favourite ...
... pricely real estate with Beyonce & Jay zee topping the list with 3acres in the Hollywood Hills. Then to navigate out of Hollywood back to Beverly Hills. Piece of cake!,, Short walk for a late dinner at Via Alloro with a delicious calamari & tiny octopus sale followed by baked sausages for Phillip and shrimp risotto for me.Californian Pinot noir too! Then home to a comfy ...
... was spent staying in doing admin. A week of so of no internet has left a bit of a back log of stuff plus I made some plans to move on. I gave up by 12 still with stuff to do. LA didn't leave a good impression last time and so far it has done nothing to change my mind. It just feels to disconnected and too broken up. A bit souless I guess. It is also impossible to stand out here with the mix of vagrants, crazies, tattooed people and everything in between. Try hard is die ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Chamberlain West Hollywood
We stopped off in LA during September last year on way to and from Hawaii. Stayed in several hotels during time. All were horrific, but you get what you pay for, I suppose. Decided to spend a little more for a couple of nights, and got a suite here. The furniture may not have been the classiest, but we thought that our suite was superb. Plenty of room. Staff were incredibly curteous and helpful. The seperate lounge was roomy, and the kitchenette was great. Pool was on the small side, but the view was excellent ( and it's open until reaqsonably late in the evening. Might seem like a daft point, but after a hard days sightseeing and touring, it was a pleasure to be able to relax with a swim and a jacuzzi!). Breakfast was plentiful, with a good choice for a buffet. For tourists such as us, the location was also excellent. It was very hard to find, but well worth it, as Strip/Santa Monica Blvd only a short walk away (even though strip is uphill). Overall, it has restored faith in LA hotels, and our only regret was that because there was so much to do in LA, we did not get to spend more time using the fascilities.
After many days of reading hotel reviews , we decided to stay at thesummerfield suites and we were very pleased with our stay. The rooms did need some updating but it was very clean and the staff cordial and helpful. We did not have a car so the location was great close to everything. The complimentary breakfast was more than enough to start a day. The view from the rooftop pool was incredible. If you're thinking of taking a tour book with starline tours which picks you up at the hotel, and whenever we wanted a cab the staff got us one within 5 minutes. i would definitly stay there again the price is right and the service great!
I recently stayed twice at this gem of a hotel: the first time was for a full month in November, 2003, and then again for an additional 4 days in late-January, 2004. I can't sing its praises enough. It may not be the swankiest venue in town (though staff inform me it is about to undergo a major renovation), but for homely comfort and excellent value, it really can't be beat. All suites come with a kitchenette which is a boon for long-term travelers, as is the hotel's location in a quiet residential block just steps from all the conveniences of WeHo.
I stayed here from November 21 - November 24, 2003 and found the hotel to be quiet for the most part. I really liked the suite with it's fireplace and separate livingroom area. My room was on the end of the third floor hall that faced over the dining area below. I could see out toward the city from my balcony and enjoyed my view. My only gripe was what sounded like a child jumping off the bed in the room above late at night. The walls sorta shook but that was only for the first night. The rest of the nights were pretty nice.
A little tricky to find but is in a quaint quiet neighborhood right off the busy Santa Monica Blvd.It is about a 1970's/early 80's vintage hotel about 4 stories plus roof pool deck hotel. Elevators were squeeky.My room had several problems including dirty, worn carpets, a burn mark from the fireplace and the wrong welcome package. The hotel first offerred to switch me to another room but I discovered it had been smoked in so I opted to keep the first room. The furniture was quite old and not of high quality compared to regular Wyndham hotels. On the plus side, they offer a generous breakfast buffet including hot items.I guess considering what a quality hotel generally rents for ($200+/night) getting a place for $89 a night, I about got what I paid for.I would be ambivilent to staying here again. I'd probably try the Wyndham Bel Age up the street.
Amazing Stay at a fair price
We had to stay in LA for a familly reunion. A friend recommended the Hotel. It took us 15 minutes to check in, not because of the lack of service, but beacause the staff was so friendly we couldnt leave. The rooms are enormous and clean. Our room had a fireplace (I understand that all of them do). Hot breakfast buffett was included. Parking is priced decently for this area ($18). Furniture is outdated but as I already said. clean. Pool area is on the roof with an amazing view. I would always come back.
Stayed at the hotel in June, having previously stayed at the Ramada round the corner. The concierge greeted my by name when I said I had three rooms booked, without looking at a screen. There was a message in the rooms, and complimentary drinks in each room. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. And breakfast was an added bonus. It set us up for a long day. I would definitely stay there again. If booking check their website for special offers - we got a bargain.
Great Location for Seeing Sites
Staff was very courteous; rooms were old but clean except for the carpet which needs to be replaced; suite was spacious; pool was small (15 cap.)- discovered a way to judge hotel pool sizes in future: ask for pool capacity; A/C was sometimes inadequate; when comparing prices, ask about parking fees ($18/nt); location was great in order to be able to access tourist attractions without getting stuck in traffic however definitely a gay district which might bother some; have to drive to decent restaurants, not much to choose from within walking distance
Clean and Quiet
I was very pleased with my stay at the Summerfield Suites in West Hollywood. The hotel is located on a quiet, residential street. The staff was extremely helpful in answering tourist related questions and gave me directions to many places. Also, the staff booked my tours and daily excursions. The room was clean, not the most up-to-date decor, but extremely clean. Parking was very convenient and you had 24 hour access in and out of the hotel to your car. Breakfast is included with your stay, buffet style, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, cereal, juices, coffee, tea, etc. I recommend this hotel if you are on a budget and want a clean quiet place to stay.
The only good thing abou the hotel in te location and the fireplace in the room. But the room we were checked into was old and smelly. The bathroom had stains and was stuffy. The carpet old and overdue for a change. The staff was not very keen in making your stay nice. We requested a different room and were given one of the newly renovated king suites. Well apart from new carpet, the only other thing that was renovated the kitchen cabinets. We counted three cobweb nest on the ceiling and housekeeping does not vacuum the corners either. Bathrooms was still old but less stained. Appliances were all old. The bed had no bed skirt...I could go on but basically I would not recomment this hotel, especially if you have stayed in a brand new Summerfield suite hotel at another location this one will be a big dissappointment. Oh and do add $16.00 parking fee per day to your room rate!