The Grafton on Sunset
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On the road again back to LA. I dont really like LA but its ok to have a day or two there before flying out. We always stay on Sunset Blvd in West Hollywood. Right across the road is the Saddle Ranch Chop Houses. We have always had great feeds there. We used to go down to a bar called the Reck Rock Bar but I have just found out it is closed. Will …
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The big adventure for this month was the trip that Kyla and I took down to LA to celebrate her Birthday. My work colleague Bjorn has a daughter (Kristina) who is a producer in Hollywood. Kristina invited us to an 80's party and a Mardi Gras party with her friends, as well as showing us the most amazing food in LA.
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Yes folks I am now in LaLa land – well about to leave it actually as I am sitting in the departure lounge of LAX waiting on my flight to Fiji – stage 2 is about to begin.
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We landed at LAX midday on Saturday and have to say it was quite a shock to the system, with everyone and everything running around at 110 mph after the laid back lifestyle we'd been living for the last month in NZ and then Fiji!
After a taxi ride in a lot of traffic across the 8 lane highway we finally arrived at the Grafton on Sunset …
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Grafton on Sunset West Hollywood
My recent stay at the Grafton was a major disappointment. When I found one front desk person to be rude, I found the next was worse. This went on for a wk. My room was not ready at check in time. Rooms are EXTREMELY small. The room was dirty...stained chairs, etc. When I asked housekeeping for towels they never arrived. When I asked housekeeping for light bulbs (2 went out) they never came. No toilet paper or tissues were supplied for 2 days! Couldn't even use the honor bar since I was supplied with the wrong key. The iron didn't work at all. Valet parking was extemely inconvenient if you plan on being in and out all day.
We had a fantastic time at the Grafton. We were looking for something that was a good price for the value and we found it. Sure the rooms are a little small, but they are hip and extremely clean. We had no problems with noise at all...even on Saturday night. The complimentary shuttle was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
I can not speak for the other rooms in the hotel, however I can assure you if they are as poorly maintained as their suites then this hotel should be closed for business. The Rat Pack Suite or as we like to call it "The Rat Hole Suite" was utterly disqusting. Problem #1 - when we arrived at the hotel our room was a cool 87 degrees. Problem #2 - the closet door broke right as I attempted to open it. Problem #3 - the grout in between the tile on the bathroom floor might as well been sand. As soon as you stepped out of the shower you were walking in gritty little pieces of cement. Problem #4 - the carpet on the floor throughout the entire suite was so dirty it turned your feet black after walking on it. As if I need to go on!! Not to mention the manager promised me a call from the general manager, whom I am still waiting to hear from after four days of checking out of the hotel. In case your curious what the hotel did to accomodate me after all this....They spared me additional charges for checking out early due to their 24 hour cancellation policy. The moral of this story... Do not stay in a hotel based on what you see. Get referrence before you waste your time and money.Sincerely, Rachel L.
It's the little things that count, and there are more than you can count at the Grafton.
The Grafton Hotel in West Hollywood
This hotel is very cool and well situated. I have stayed here four times and each time its been a great experience. The locationis amazing if you need to be close Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood or San Fernando Valley. The beds are great and the service is fine. I must admit there restaurant and room service are right on!!
Best vacation ever
I just returned from a vacation to California and staying at the Grafton made it all the better. What a great place to stay and eat. We loved the pool!!
Loved Grafton on Sunset
My husband and I had an enjoyable time at this beautiful, small hotel. Service was excellent, staff very accomodating. We would return without hesitation. Parking is expensive.
Hip on the Strip
My wife and I stayed 5 nights at the Grafton and in general it was excellent.
The room was clean and extreemly comfortable, the bath robes a very nice touch.
Really only 3 complaints:
Front desk staff trying to be too cool and trendy to really offer a service.
Very noisy especially the first room we were given next to the bar, and also the one we moved to next to the valet parking lot as well as the echoing footsteps from the room above.
Room service provided insufficient cutlery and no salt/pepper or water. Also added $3 delivery charge and 15% gratuity.
That aside it is terrific value for money and I would definitely reccommend a stay. But go to the restaraunts on Sunset Plaza for food.
Froggy funat the Grafton
We spent three great nights at The Grafton on Sunset recently - we couldn't have asked for a better location!
A mere crawl from some of the hippest places on Sunset Boulevard and a taxi ride away from everything else 'down the hill'
The hotel had a contemporary feel and our room was tastefully done up in shades of green, with comfy beds and shuttered windows. And, of course, we loved our bathroom frog and big bathrobes. All we missed was a coffee/tea-making facility ...
The hotel was quiet (but probably because we were at the back) and the staff relatively friendly, and although we didn't get round to making use of the pool, it looked very tempting....
I'd definitely stay there again...you don't have to spend a fortune to be funky in LA.
I want to go back!!!
I'd like to reccomend the Grafton at sunset to anyone and everyone! I travel a lot in work and staying at Grafton was truly a pleasure. It felt like being at home. I want to go back, NOW!!!!!