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Rating: 3.12

Address: 8018 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

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    1. Peter M.
    Great value find.  This place is easy walking distance to a terrific farmers' market and Hollywood neighborhood, and is surrounded by interesting streets full of design shops and whatnot, perfect for an exploring tourist.  Swingers is a hip little diner attached.  The rooms are spare but a few cheap but creative vintage accents bring out the retro charm of the place.  Plenty of room, all the standard stuff in there, although our fridge mysteriously stopped working over night.  Maids are fast.  Beds are comfortable enough, the pool is a great opportunity to cool off and mingle with the motley crew of budget LA travelers.  Parking included!

    23/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Robin P.
    I stayed there based on a recomendation from Cedars, they give a discount.  Roberto and Oliver at the front desk are very kind and polite.  The underground parking lot is teeny, tiny, and my Jack in the Box ball was shaking but I managed.  Elevator handy for a quick trip to the car.  The rooms are retro chic, kind of like Trading Spaces or Design on a Dime came to decorate.  Very clean and smelled that way!  The housekeepers were just as nice and friendly as the guys at the desk. Apparently there are corner rooms that are more deluxe.  My shower could have held 5 or 6! Swingers is a great bonus!

    17/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. George L.
    great value for the location.  it's not a high end place but they get the job done and it saves you from paying $250/nite at any other hotel within 5 miles.

    25/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Shelly V.
    If you are doing the LA thing and need a cheap, clean place to park it for the night I recommend this "blast from the past" retro motel. You'll be a cheap cab ride from Hollywood Blvd., Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jimmy Kimmel, Melrose, etc. The front desk is super friendly. I understand they've owned the place since the 50's... nothing much has changed. The rooms are old but clean. They have a pretty decent coffee shop Swingers (on premises) which is open 24 hours. Go down and grab a cup of coffee at about 3 a.m. and people watch. Rates are approximately $90 a night.

    05/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. Gary S.
    I have stayed at the BL now at least 5 times. Both while working or just playin in La. The staff is great and for $100.00 a night is a steal. Swingers Restaurant down stairs, Swingers, never gets boring and will deliver to your room. Oh and the BL is Pet Friendly....

    24/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Dottie D.
    i've stayed at all kinds of hotels in this city, which, yes -- i *do* live in.  i've stayed in some pretty crappy ones and some really fantastic ones.  so, why give four stars for what is a pretty, well, crappy hotel?  because it is exactly what it proposes to be and you get exactly what you should get -- and maybe a little more -- for what you're paying.

    for a hotel in los angeles, this place is cheap.  it's in a great location; you're right in the middle of the city and walking distance from some good stuff and you're attached to swingers - whatever faults swingers may have, it's way better to be attached to swingers than any of the nasty motel ihops that you could be attached to.  and it's cheap but it doesn't have the trappings of cheap motels like boring rooms with chintzy floral bedspreads.  the decor is interesting and different and the rooms were pretty clean.  overall, for what you're getting, you're paying a really reasonable rate.  a great place to stay if you're on a budget and you want a cool place in a great location rather than the ammenities you'll get at a nicer and far pricier hotel.

    13/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Zarah G.
    it is exactly what it appears to be. the place is a motor lodge in LA. it was perfect for what we needed, a place to crash in a central location.

    21/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Kristin T.
    I don't know why this hotel is only 2 stars. I was a bit nervous about booking it because of the star rating. However, all of the other reviews were pretty positive. My friend and I were going to a taping of the Price Is Right and this is a short 3 block walk away. Is this the nicest hotel you will ever stay in? No. Does it have a ton of amenities? No. But it was perfect for what we needed. The price is reasonable and the location is perfect. The pool was clean and a decent size. They have clearly redone the bathrooms, which were nicer than the bathroom at my house! The bedspreads looked kinda old, but the rest of the bedroom was nice. Good sized flat screen and nice chairs to sit on. It also has a small fridge and microwave (which is useful since there is no continental breakfast) Some people have complained about noise but we didn't have any problems. It was pretty hot so we had the air conditioner on all night, so that was the only sound we heard. Beverly Blvd is a pretty busy street, so I would recommend getting one of the rooms on the backside of the hotel if noise is a concern for you. We stayed on the top floor and it was really nice. You could see the city lights from the bathroom window and from outside the room you could see nice hills. As others have said, the parking is tight. We have a smaller car and it fit fine. I'm not sure how easy it would be to maneuver a big SUV though. Parking is reasonably priced ($5). They were nice and let us leave our car for the day after checking out. (the parking at price is right is $20 so that was a big savings!)

    I'm not sure this is a hotel that I would take my family to or have a romantic getaway at. But if you're looking for a clean place to crash, this is it! The food at the attached restaurant is pretty good too.

    08/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Todd P.
    Classic Hollywood hotel ambiance with nice clean rooms and great pricing for the area.  Nice beds. Id sit out by that pool for hours.  Also adjacent to the Swingers restaurant. A relaxing place to make home base while Im in town and I can get good food from Swingers almost any time of day or night.

    07/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. suzie o.
    Great location.
    Free parking.
    Modest price.
    Takes dogs.
    Newly remodeled room.
    There's nothing to not like about the Beverly Laurel, which is why it's my go-to accommodations when visiting West LA.

    19/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Anna S.
    Is "vintage" code for "smelly" or (worse) "gross"?  Happily, no.  The Beverly Laurel is an older motel and it does have some vintage charm.  You're not going to get a plasma TV or chic decor here.  What you will get is an inexpensive place that's very centrally located and a good place to rest your weary bones.  As an added bonus, you're right next door to Swingers.

    Everybody plays, everybody wins.

    20/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Stephanie L.
    Great place! Clean, not too pricey, trendy design, fantastic bathroom!

    15/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    13. Erin O.
    I love this place! It's a nice little retro hole in the wall. The staff is so friendly. I stayed there for 5 days because of work and felt like my room was clean and cozy. A double headed huge shower, unfortunately I had no one to share it with.
    Bonus for Swingers downstairs, free wifi and a great healthier version of a diner menu.

    27/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Gregor H.
    It's a quintessential CA hotel crafted from the bones of an old sixties style place. The rooms are tastefully mid-century appointed but the bathrooms have some (nice) original fixtures. Perhaps the nicest thing is the pool which serves as a central hub both literally and figuatively. There are couches, tables lots of plants and coffee all night. I would certainly stay again.

    10/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    15. Eliot J.
    to say this place is "bare bones" is totally accurate, but there are (if even slightly) nicer and cheaper places in the same area for less money.  the front desk host was nice and the place seemed clean, but you can get a little more for a little less at other places.  i'm not going to name specific names, but i've stayed in at least two other similar (read: two star) hotels in addition to this one in the same part of hollywood and have had better experiences in both places.  just look around online and you'll find them. i personally found a lot of the photos of this place floating around online to be misleading.

    if you just need a place to sleep for a couple nights, then this would be fine.  however, your sleep may not be the most comfortable.

    28/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    16. Victor L.
    This is such a solid investment. Why 3 stars? Maybe I was expecting too much, or had been to too many chain hotels and motels where everything was exceptionally antiseptic. But when you get down to it, this is an incredible deal. Going with a friend is even better.

    So Stephanie V. couldn't make the LA vacation, so Eric S. invited me to tag along for some fun and drinking in our first ever trip to LA. I asked my company's travel department what was a centrally located hotel and had a good rate. Since we're not exactly the richest men, we were looking in the 100 dollar a night range, just above hourly rates but clearly no Four Seasons. This place is just about as central as you can get. It's smack in the middle of West Hollywood, about 20 minutes from any neighborhood except way downtown, and it's not that loud. At all. We were probably the loudest people there (Golden Girls late night on Lifetime? You bet your ass).
    The hotel room is depressing; smells humid, bathrooms are clean but worn down (toilet was fine and clean). Beds were comfortable enough. Our mini-fridge froze everything. Our microwave barely heated anything.
    the pool is nothing to shake a stick at, and with thin walls and half floors, it's your classic inward facing hotel murder mystery...motel.
    Rod, the day manager, is the NICEST PERSON ON EARTH. PERIOD. This man will kill you with kindness. Extremely helpful. Night manager on Sun-Thurs is also nice as well, not as sharp. The night manager Fri-Sat, and I know it sucks working those shifts, that guy is just a total asshole straight up.
    Parking is free. This is essential, as I found out with LA parking. However, Swingers customers decide to park in hotel parking lot (UGH), which more resembles a huge closet storage space than a parking lot, i.e., there are no 3 point turns, only madness and 12 point free for alls.
    Maid service comes incredibly early, but they are understanding and come back often during the day.
    All in all, for us plus taxes it was about 123 a night. That's with every charge and free parking.

    The best part is just still the striking distance that it offers. We were able to really partake in almost every major 'hood in LA because we were so centrally located. Oh cowboy shirts were for sale across Laurel Ave.

    03/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    17. John T.
    I have paid way much more money for way worse rooms before. Yes, this place is for the budget minded traveler, however it's perfect location in Hollywood with a diner below makes this hotel unique. Free parking is always a plus when most hotels in the area make you pay $30. Room was clean, and thats probably most important. The doubles are full sized, but thats not really a big deal. The microwave and fridge were also nice touches. The front desk guy called cabs for us 4X the night we were there and was friendly about it, which is cool. I'd stay here again.

    17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    18. Seanne C.
    Pros: Cute and clean, Cool vibe, safe area, convenient location.
    Close to CBS, The Farmer's Market, shopping, and has a Diner attached.
    I loved the B&W checkered floor and the staff was super nice.

    Cons: You have to pay to park( I know I know it's L.A.).
    The room was really underwhelming it just didn't live up to it's cool exterior.
    You have to pay for internet (bleck)

    I wanted to stay somewhere with a California vibe but the room just didn't deliver it was dated in a bad way. If they lowered the price I might stay again.

    08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Laura Sam F.
    I stayed at the Beverly Laurel Mon-Thurs (3nights) Got a good deal on the price on hotels.com $104 a night for a room w/ double beds.  The bathroom had plenty of space, big shower, clean.  I don't think we had an upgraded room cause our shower looked older then what I saw in pictures but it worked fine.  It's definitely not a LUXURY hotel but it has everything you need. Full length mirror, closet, sink, fridge, microwave and a place to sleep. For the two of us we had plenty of space to sprawl out for 4 days. We didn't get to enjoy the pool because we were out site seeing but it looked pretty.  The only noise I experienced was the maids making their rounds in the morning, otherwise noise level was ok.  Beds were ok, not the most comfy and we took the blankets off cause well we normally do! The location was KEY!!! Right down the st was the bus stop we used to get around. 5min walk to the farmers market and the grove.  Down on 3rd we ate at the AOC which we walked to and it was great, expensive but worth it.  We tried walking to a lot of places being from the NY area, only thing I noticed was that people do not walk much in LA/Hollywood. A great place to try which was a $6 cab ride away is Haru Sushi.  THE BEST sushi experience i have ever had, sit at the sushi bar and let the chefs make you what they like.  Next time i am in the area this will be the place i stay at. For the price, location was key again. Next time i would try to enjoy the pool and check out Swingers which we didn't get to do.  Parking is OK, our last night we didn't get a spot in the lot but there was plenty of st. parking. Free parking is always a plus.  Only extra charge i received was a $2 per day energy bill.  Which was fine. Definitely the place to stay if you are looking for a good location in Hollywood and want to try walking or taking a bus to places instead of getting in your car.

    04/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Ryan P.
    No its not the Roosevelt or Chateau Marmont, but it is clean, quiet and comfortable. The Beverly Laurel is my home away from home when I'm in LA. Nice rooms, big showers, kitchenettes, and late night food downstairs at Swingers. This is one of a few hotels left in LA that still have that LA vibe, like Jim Morrison would have stayed here.
    A GREAT LITTLE HOTEL!

    26/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Kate P.
    S & I totally enjoyed this hotel.  It's definitely not fancy, but the simple retro style, clean feeling, lack of chem odors and pretty safe-feeling neighborhood combined to make this a great stay.  Roberto at front desk really patient and helpful; rates VERY reasonable.  We'd both come back here in a heartbeat.  Great location, near CBS studios, which is what we were needed.

    23/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. L J.
    Yucky. I like old and funky but this place was unpleasantly falling apart, and lacked basic amenities in the room. Like paper, pen, coffee maker, decent toiletries, laundry bag, working electrical outlets, faucets that turn the right way, toilets that don't constantly run, towels not made of sandpaper, windows that actually shut... And the $6/day wi-fi is super slow and you can only use it on one device!?!?!? Gotta be a thousand better places to stay in the area, so why overpay for this fleabag motel?

    18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    23. Jo N.
    If you're from out of town and you need a cost effective and adequate hotel centrally located to CBS, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, restaurants within walking distance and the Farmer's Market, then pick this hotel.

    Yes the parking is free and finding an empty spot is hit or miss.

    A cab fare to Cedars Sinai Med center from this hotel will run $7 - $8 each way.

    There are Metro lines to catch outside of the hotel. I've stayed in the studio/kitchen rooms as well as the regular rooms. Carpet is washed after every stay, I know this because I've had to wait several times until my room carpet was dry. Decor is retro and all rooms w/o a kitchen have fridges and microwaves.

    I usually walk down to Roberto's Mexican taqueria down the street and order my taquitos with beans and rice or walk across the street and do take out Japanese. There are just too many restaurants near this hotel to choose from.

    Staff has always been courteous and kind. I remember I could not back out my car because someone had parked way too close to mine. I ran upstairs and they summoned the facilities guy to get me out of that jam. I tipped him, as he did a great job!

    Do try the vanilla, strawberry, coffee or chocolate shakes at Swingers (conveniently connected to the hotel), they are open 24/7 and the front desk has a menu.

    The front desk staff, house cleaning staff and maintenance staff are all wonderful and very helpful.  Rock on!

    08/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    24. sallie w.
    What a find!  Located right at the corner of, yep - you guessed it:  Beverly and Laurel (very near Fairfax),  this 60s motor lodge fits the bill when you are on a budget (ie, traveling on your own dime).  It was centrally located for what we wanted to do, clean, great service, free parking and had a fun retro vibe.  The owner (a perfectly pleasant gentleman who once lived in MPLS!) checked me in and was nice as pie, offered tips on nearby restaurants, etc.  Our room was on the 2nd floor which had recently been remodeled.  It actually had a huge kitchen but we weren't there long enough to take advantage.  The bathroom was super new, very nice.  Very close by you will find CBS, The Grove and the Farmer's Market.  But the best, best, best thing is Swingers Diner which is connected to the hotel.  I LOVE Swingers!!!  Practically open 24hrs, this place has great food, booze, attitude in a good way and avocado toast.  Also within walking distance is Cooks County Restaurant and Kings Road Cafe - both were excellent.

    11/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    25. Margaret D.
    A great place to stay if you are on a budget( considering its proximity to Hollywood). I love that we were in walking distance to Cedars Sinai, great shops and a variety of restaurants. Big plus that Swingers was just downstairs from our room!
    Rooms are older, but thanks to the decor, come across as retro fab. Our room had a kitchenette and decent sized bathroom. Bed was soooo comfortable.

    01/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    26. Mike D.
    An affordable stay that's safe and located in a fun neighborhood.

    The last time I stayed here (September 2009) I paid $115/night. I lived in Hollywood for 5 years and I learned the places to avoid. This was always on my list of cool looking places to check out, and I've stayed here several times since moving a couple of hours south of LA.

    Pro tip about the Hollywood area: You probably shouldn't pay less than $90/night. Like any other metropolitan area, the cheaper hotels tend to attract undesirables. It's worth it to spend an extra $20-30 for a less "shady" experience.

    The Beverly Laurel is connected to one of my favorite late-night hangouts (a hip diner/cafe called Swingers). It's located in the heart of the little shopping district on Beverly Blvd. Step outside your hotel and you have blocks and blocks of stylish furniture stores and other boutique shops, surrounded by beautiful storybook-house neighborhoods that date back to the 1930's. Hollywood films in these neighborhoods all the time -- it is the standard California neighborhood from every movie you've ever seen.

    3rd Street, to the south, and Melrose, to the north, are just like Beverly Blvd., too -- fun shopping/cafe districts that are off most tourists' radars.

    The motel is perfectly located: just a few minutes southwest of the touristy areas around the Walk of Fame, and a few minutes east of Beverly Hills, but far enough away to be quiet.

    The rooms are pretty bare-bones -- not fancy at all -- but have a sparse1950's vibe going.

    Highly recommended as an affordable alternative to some of the higher-priced places on Sunset and the high-traffic Hollywood Blvd., especially if you aren't planning to spend much time at your hotel and you just want a safe, comfortable place to stay. And you have one of the most popular breakfast spots in Hollywood built into the hotel.

    28/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    27. Otto V.
    I gave this place 3 stars because depending on what you are looking for this could either be a 1 star or a 5 star.

    Location is great. Adjacent to Melrose and Fairfax District and The Grove/Farmer's Market and in the middle of LA between downtown and Santa Monica each of which are only about 20 min away or less with no traffic.

    Great price, there are some cheaper motels nearby but most are more $$.

    Food: Swinger's diner is downstairs and is almost open 24 hours, Canter's is almost waling distance and is open 24 hours. Unlike my past experiences and despite several reviews here on Yelp, the Swinger's staff were actually very nice and helpful. Especially the two waitresses we had early Friday morning. Awesome health food market right across the street and huge Erewhon market three blocks away with full deli.

    My room was conveniently located close to the stairs and elevator to parking basement and had good sun and view of the pool. We were in room 104.

    The hotel looks nice and inviting, the room looks nice, but after living in it for a little while I realize that there are a few conveniences missing. And I,m not talking about extras like chocolates on the bed or free bottled water or ironing board and iron. I mean a HOT shower! How bout a coffee maker? How bout conditioner to go with the shampoo? Lotion would be nice. How bout a phone book, pen, clock!?!

    Big plus was that the room has a fridge and a microwave, bummer is that there was no dinnerware or mugs so the microwave went unused.

    Another big plus is the free hotel parking except that during prime dining hours @ Swingers the patrons use the hotel parking and apparently the hotel staff don,t enforce the Hotel Guests Only policy.

    Hotel staff and cleaning staff are nice. Guests seemed nice and were a mix of young crowd, thirty somethings on a budget, and a few families. I am sure that at least one of my neighbors was having a really good time because he let everyone know by screaming and singing and yelling at the top of his lungs for about 15 minutes at about 2:30 in the morning (not sure what time it was cause there is no clock in the room!)

    Rooms can be a little noisy when guests walk down the halls talking (or scream at the top of their lungs). The walls are thin.

    If it were hot outside, which it often is in LA, the pool seems like it would be really fun. But it was 69 degrees and the unheated pool was freezing.

    Bed is hard, so are the pillows. So hard that I tossed and turned every night I spent there.

    So, to recap:
    What you get: Good location, good price, free parking, pool, microwave, fridge
    What you don't get: good night's rest, hot shower

    04/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    28. Shaun J.
    I am putting 1 star because I have to put something.  This place is awful and SO NOT worth the money.  I put my dad here when he came to visit because it was convenient and somewhat reasonable.  When I booked it on-line to hold the room they just charged my card right away.  Then when my dad arrived the front desk attendant could barely speak English and would not let us change out the credit cards until checkout and that my card would have to be there in person to do it - why??  Who knows.  The room only had a wall unit for A/C that froze up and left the room sweltering.  No one single amenity accept tissue thin bar of soap and a coffee mug. Then when my Dad went to check out and switch the card the front desk attendant (yet another gentleman unable to speak English) could not understand enough what we were wanting to do so we just said forget it.
    I have lived in LA and in the area for 10+ years and this is by far the biggest rip off in town!  I would not put anyone here EVER again and I would not recommend it to anyone.  I dislike this place so much that I took the time to come post it on-line!
    STAY AWAY!!!!

    26/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    29. wendy w.
    I made a mistake booking here.   I am surprised this place ranks above two stars on Yelp, but I guess alot of folks have lower standards than mine when it comes to hotels.   As soon as I walked into the room, I knew I wasn't going ot be able to stay here, much as I might try.   It was not clean.   There was a little soap scum in the shower, and a few hairs in the sink.   The overall look of the sink was not clean.  The place is old.  Adding granite countertops to make it look modern, is not going to help if you can't get housekeeping to make the place immaculate.   Cracked cement floors also does not help.   Lamps that are about to fall apart...also does not make me feel better.   It's a motor lodge...guess I should have known.  Good luck everybody...this was not my cup of tea.   I ended up going on Hotels Tonight, and booking a room at the Residence Inn, for about $25 more, and it was soooooooo worth it!  World of difference, clean, excellent service.    The guy at the front desk at the Beverly Laurel was nice, and understood.   I just couldn't sleep here.

    10/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    30. Lia H.
    My friends and I had such a great time here. Got a deal on booking.com that seemed too good to be true, got to the hotel and it's such a retro kitschy dream! The room was clean, smelled nice, spacious and the shower was HUGE and incredible! Rooms come standard with mini-fridge and microwave, too. Every employee I encountered was helpful and nice. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here if they're on a budget because the location could not be more ideal. Walking distance to Animal, El Carmen, Little Next Door, Fonuts, CBS, Canter's, The Farmer's Market/The Grove, etc. Perfect!

    20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Jason B.
    Very difficult to beat this place - it's a 40's or 50's style of place and you could argue that it's a little tatty here and there but I love it.  Stayed here three times now and it's always very clean and well presented.  The Swingers bar downstairs does a mean Bloody Mary and excellent burgers etc.

    27/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    32. Carla M.
    No, no and no! I bought a deal on priceline for a suite and my room was NOTHING like the pictures: no headboard, no granite, no updated bathroom, my shower head sprayed water like a hose.  I couldn't wait to check out between the noise, my room faced Beverly Blvd (no privacy), my toilet wouldn't flush and the decor, my refrigerator was off so I had to wait for it to cool to place my leftovers inside, I rate it one star... oh and the local phone charges?! I know that I am in the city so I wasn't expecting zen and serenity but I could hear everything in my room.

    The plus to the hotel is the location and the cost of parking ($5 per night) versus paying much more at other local hotels in LA.

    19/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    33. Kristopher R.
    I could see having a deposit for a small pet but $50 a day actual extra charge to the room total for my small French Bulldog!?! No way! Stay somewhere else.

    06/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    34. Grant I.
    One star for excellent location: walking distance to CBS, Farmer's Market and the Grove. And one star for friendly, helpful staff. One star for price.

    But that's pretty much it. A new coat of paint, kitschy furniture and pictures of rock stars on the walls does NOT magically transform a crappy old hotel into retro-cool. The bones of this hotel are old, and no amount of paint can mask a badly needed remodel. Doors that don't quite close, plumbing from the 50's and dated fixtures are what you'll find. You get several slivers of soap and some gel-like shampoo. That's about it for amenities.

    If you're on a tight budget, then it's fine, but if you can spend just a little more cash, there are plenty of other places in LA that are actually retro-cool.

    30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    35. Ted H.
    It's cheap. It's cheerful. It's the Bev!

    It doesn't try to be anything else that what it is - an old motor inn on Beverly Blvd.

    Location is great. Right near the Market, a short cab ride into WeHo and a direct drive to the airport. - just like in GTA 5!

    The rooms were... not so great. We're the kind of travellers that want a clean place and a secure lock to keep our stuff safe while we explore, so the room doesn't need to be that fancy. I wasn't 100% feeling secure when we got into the room. The door frame had visible signs of being forced open some time in the past, while the lock was brand new. This gave the door a nervous, unconvincing vibe, like a 90 year old security guard at a nightclub.

    We were "upgraded" from a regular king to a room with a kitchenette (barely used it). The room was clean, sheet and all, but was really worn. The carpets had chunks replaced with the same carpet, at least. We speculated that this is where something sinister went down in the room and parts had to be spot repaired.

    Tip: don't expect a quiet night if your room is near the elevator/stairwell. Like any hotel, people tend to talk more near them and at 2am a family checked in arguing about luggage. The weak door I mentioned before failed to keep the noise from that  conversation out.

    The TL/DR is: OK place for the money. Not the Hilton.

    17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    36. Christina C.
    Stayed for  a night. The room was huge: suite style. large closets, separate kitchen area, and tons of floor space.

    Avg 3 star rating because the walls are thin - I got woken up at 4am hearing people and sounds of jumping un and down on floors. Not sure where it came from and peeked outside to see no one.

    Also, windows are older, and single-pained. if you face the street, you'll hear lots of random noises.

    Woke up, at the elevator was broken (at least it didn't break when I took it up after checking in)

    Not bad. Not the best. Average.

    08/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    37. Richie C.
    I pretty much stopped using Yelp and then I remembered that I reviewed this place before, didn't realize it was almost six years ago!

    Nice they mentioned the construction at check in not when we booked the room, who doesn't like being awoken early while on vacation? Not much has changed except in an effort to upgrade the rooms they seem a little worse than I remember. Sloppy remodel job, paint on edges of carpets, which are frayed where the installer cut them. Not that I care or need a fancy hotel room but this seems like half-ass upgrade.

    The body towels aren't much bigger than hand towels. There is a fee for Wifi, that's lame. The mini fridge in the room is connected to a power switch I assume so they can turn it off to save power when the room isn't in use. I like to save energy too but they should have mentioned that when we checked in, by the time I noticed in the morning my left over food was spoiled.

    When I stayed last time I was in the back of the hotel so I couldn't hear the traffic, the room this time is right by Beverly Blvd, it's gonna be a noisy night.

    *Morning note: They did mention the construction that was going on would start at 9:30 but it started just before 9, minus -1 more star.

    23/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    38. Scott S.
    I stayed here for a couple of nights. The rate was $134 a night plus $5 for parking.  The pluses were having a small refrigerator, microwave and large closet.  The room was clean if a bit worn.  

    Wifi will cost you an extra $6 a day.  As other reviewers have noted, it's centrally located and within easy walking distance of the Farmers Market and other venues.  

    I'd stay here again.

    05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    39. M H.
    Horrible. Avoid this place. When I checked in, they said there would be no hot water until the next morning at 9. I was awakened around 8 am by voices and sounds through the paper thin walls, the sound of maids vacuuming, and worst of all the sound of construction. Who does construction on a hotel at 8 am?! I couldn't sleep so I got up. By 9:15 there was still no hot water. I called the front desk and they said the new eta was 11 am. I checked out and left. The man at the front desk was apologetic and offered to refund 40 dollars, but I'll be asking Expedia for a full refund. No sleep and no hot water is not a hotel!

    01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    40. Gary R.
    I have a feeling that the Beverly Laurel has a long history in this part of Los Angeles. It's an old-looking building, and when you drive up to check in you won't be able to escape a feeling of dread and an urge  that maybe you should just keep on driving . I stayed here on New Years Eve night and, honestly, I didn't really enjoy my visit.

    Let me start out by stating there is evidence that they have made some effort to make some updates in terms of design. The bathroom actually looked decent, exuding more contemporary elements. Unfortunately, that's where the budget must have run dry because the rest of the room was old, tattered and tired. I question the cleanliness of the linens; I woke up feeling itchy. Bed bugs? The water heater must be on life support because I was forced to take a shower in water that, on the temperature scale, was somewhere between lukewarm and cold.

    I hardly slept. Police helicopters spotlighting the hotel and talking on a loud speaker for a good portion of the night. Random people walking through the corridors talking, yelling, etc. Noise from speeding vehicles driving down Beverly Blvd. With all those elements at play, it was a disruptive night. Needless to say, after I woke up I packed my shit and was ready to leave.

    Parking is a bargain by LA standards. $5 a night. The drawback is that you need to park your vehicle in an unsecured slummy area to the rear of the property. Open carport stalls are available and one underground, public access area that only has a handful of spaces.

    To the credit of the "hotel," the staff at the front were all nice and friendly.

    04/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    41. Pat D.
    Let me begin by writing that I have stayed here many many times and alway enjoyed my stays.  The BL has never been the best kept place but it was clean with a funky flair and the best bargain around.  My last stay was around $100.

    Then they remodeled (as of today they are are still not finished).

    So, here we are in this construction zone, paying $160 for a Wednesday in the middle of January (hardly high tourist season).  Check in was a small war. They wanted to keep my credit card number imprinted on my sign in sheet for a reason that was not clear to me. I reminded them that there are Purchase Card Industry security standards and they were in violation. I threatened to call MasterCard and report what they were doing, and they capitulated and agreed to let me give them cash for any overages they might add to the bill later on.  

    After that they informed me that our room was on the 3 floor and the elevator was not in service. I am disabled. Mr. Bossy Boss happen to be there and said he would switch rooms and give us a great room on the 1st floor for the same price.  So I only had to go up 10 or 12 steps and walk to the end of the corridor to get to the room.

    The room was beautiful, newly remodeled, very interesting decor and managed to keep the flavor of the old BL rooms. The bed was very nice and the pull out sofa that I was to sleep on looked equally inviting.

    BUT...1.  The new electrical plugs made it impossible to plug any thing in without forcing them.  2.  We had to take the microwave off its shelf to get to the plug to force it in.  3. The TV did not work. Fuzzy fuzzy fuzzy. 4. The shower albeit gorgeous had no place, shelf or caddy on which to put your stuff.  5.  All this renovation and no sound proofing, the guy upstairs sounded like the beanstalk giant and was up very late.  6. The smoke detector chirped at us all night.  7. The "sofa bed" never bedded. They guy came up and tried like a muthaeffer to unfold it. I slept on the couch.  8. The bathroom floor was SLIPPERY, and no bath mats were provided.

    Beware that this place is ADA non compliant and your credit card info is not secure. Oh, and the toilet paper is crumbly.

    08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    42. T. C.
    I have stayed here many many times for years!!
    I stay here a couple times a year if not more..
    I never really chose this place for its wonderful decor or customer service
    it was more for location .. close to everything i need while i am in town..

    NOW I MUST WARN YOU!!! DON'T STAY HERE UNLESS
    YOU LOVE..

    BED BUGS!

    the last time i stayed here my BF was bitten by them and he was furious..
    of course he said " I told you so!", he wasn't a fan of this motel..

    WELL LESSON LEARNED..

    after complaining to front desk ,they could care less. . . they
    kept saying they didn't think it was bed bugs blah blah

    well in the morning we get a call back from the manager saying in
    fact they did find bed bugs in our bed!! ewww!!!

    They offered my BF a discount and of course he was not happy
    i mean WTF a discount for something so disgusting and now he must
    take all his clothes to a cleaners and get them professionally cleaned.!

    after my BF let them have it they decided NOT to charge us..but it was
    too much trouble..

    They are also remodeling and make you take 4 + garage flights of stairs
    because the elevator is out of service.. Horrible..

    and now they have doubled their rates to about $170+tax +parking+wifi (ps WIFI sucks don't even waste your $) ..what a joke..

    I now listen to my BF and stay at a much nicer hotel so worth all the extra $$$ and
    a little longer drive into WEHO..but worth it..

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

    25/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    43. Mortiche W.
    After living in a high-rise hotel during a convention for six days where the windows don't open, All I wanted was non-circulated air.

    The Jolly Roger was riding his motorcycle down from the Bay Area to meet up with me and see more of LA than what I had just experienced (the long way, not the freeway mind you) and I wanted to make sure wherever we stayed, he would have the ability to have his bike easily accessible and safe, if not visible during our stay.

    After find out that Beverly Laurel was adjacent to Swingers as well as close to several other spots we wanted to hit (farmer's market, La Brea tar pits, Museum, restaurants, alt fashion shops on Melrose) it was a no brainer. Being a closet hippie who takes her kombucha and probiotics daily (shhhh, don't tell! I still drink scotch and beer too- see, I'm still one of the cool kids, right?) I was overjoyed to discover a health food store down the block and across the street, the VP Discount Health and Food Mart.

    Rodney at the front desk was funny, accommodating and did his job well. When I asked where JR could park his motorcycle as he wanted to keep it closeby, and that he would turn the engine off before coming in to cut down on the noise, he paused for a few seconds, then pointed to right in front of the pool next to the potted plants. Not out front on the main street, where some drunk idiot could/would smash into the bike, not around the corner or in some strange lot, but right by the front desk.

    The room itself showed signs of attempting to update the decor and had that, "this used to be a smoking room' mustiness to it, which I'm sure new carpets and drapes would remedy, but JR who abhors cigarette smoke odor didn't complain so who was I to? This was a motor hotel, *A MOTEL*, so let's be realistic about our expectations, eh? The room had a small fridge and a microwave, which came in handy when I ended up chowing down on my leftovers from dinner because I get the desire to eat every three hours. The room itself was fairly comfortable and didn't fill me with the urge to run out immediately or scrub myself down with bleach and brillo pads; one place we've stayed at before in LA had such a janky bathroom and the rest of the place just oozed seedy- no bueno! I can't comment on the pool because it was actually quite cool during the times we were around to take a dip, but it looked clean and didn't reek of chlorine when you walked by.

    Other than the mustiness, the room was clean, everything in the bathroom was clean and in working order, and the AC worked just fine.  I've stayed in MUCH worse motor hotels for more money in LA, so for the customer service, helpfulness of the front desk and great location, I would definitely stay here again and recommend it.

    10/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0