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San Francisco, California
November 14, 2006
This hotel is really conveniently located. Wilshire Boulevard is one of the main roads - it runs throughout the Westwood Boulevard / Santa Monica area (along with Santa Monica) giving you great access to the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, and the Grove shopping area. There is also an entrance to the 405 right on Wilshire Boulevard, and for those who are familiar with LA - once you get on the 405 you can merge onto pretty much any of the other freeways and get pretty much anywhere you want to go. If you stay here, you are pretty close to both Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, which are the two main places that you will probably want to spend your time visiting in Los Angeles.Wilshire Boulevard itself is kind of a busy street so you aren't really going to be hanging out outside your hotel or probably walking anywhere (of course no one walks in LA anyway so that's pretty irrelevant).
Other than the location, the hotel itself was nice. It's not a chain hotel so you get a little bit more individuality and a little bit more character. The hotel is sort of a charming building with a lot of nice detail. The rooms are nice, they come with the standard 2 double bed, hotel artwork, expensive minibar stuff. The lobbies and common areas of the hotel are where it really stands out from other hotels you might stay in - they are quite well decorated and feel almost too regal for what you pay for the room.
The hotel staff are friendly and nice (as much as anyone in LA is) and will offer you help, guidance or suggestions on where to go. There aren't any tours or anything offered through the hotel so if you want that you will have to arrange it on your own (although I think the tour of the Hollywood stars home does pick up there if you arrange it through the tour company). The price is good, especially for the fact that you are getting a nice hotel that is conveniently located.
From journal Los Angeles Vacation
June 14, 2006