So, we are moving. We ended up staying here because we were considering going to Universal the next morning. We booked through Hotels.com, and got a fairly decent price, considering the area, but when we checked in, they asked for a $300 deposit. We paid the deposit, especially since we travel with a service dog, and felt like he needed the reassurance that we wouldn't mess up the room. He assured us that the room was fine the next morning and that the money would be posted back to our account immediately. Shocker - it wasn't. Still hasn't been.
Everything the naysayers are saying is also true. We had two cars because of our move and were forced to park one on the street, which meant it had to be moved by 8 AM. We got up at 7, but then there was no place to put the car because we were the first to check out. Literally, every room has one space.
The room was small due to the queen beds, and although there was a futon, by the time everyone was bedded down, the room was mostly just bed. We decided that since we were mostly there to sleep, it would be okay. The rooms have been updated, with a lot of attention given to the bathroom sink, but the shower was questionably clean.
I'm really sorry, after having some very good experiences with California and Californians that we even stayed here. The only thing this place had really going for it was the fact that it was quiet and we were able to sleep. Otherwise, this would have been a TERRIBLE, less than 1 star, type of experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This resort style INN is a unique 58 year old landmark with Spanish style cottages that have been restored over the years to original condition with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, Complimentary Cable TV & HBO, Starz, etc ... So come on over and enjoy 4 star amenities at 1/2 the price. Located in prime Studio City area, 1.7 miles west of Universal Studios Hollywood. There have been many movies filmed in this hotel such as Devil In A Blue Dress, Lost Highway, and many more. The Inn is minutes from shopping, fine dinning and entertainment. Hotel serves complimentary assorted pastries and coffee and hot tea & Juice for breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Patio Hotel Los Angeles