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Elan Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

Elan Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

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The Elan Hotel is a boutique West Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles that offers contemporary hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, free continental breakfast and Los Angeles hotel packages.

 

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Rating: 4.11

Address: 8435 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90048
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1. Dottie D.
one of my favorite hotels in this city!!  i got a fantastic deal through some online program here and they honored my price when i extended my stay once i was there.  the staff was really friendly and down to earth and helpful, which is so often lacking at nicer los angeles establishments.  the decor in the lobby and rooms is really modern - clean lines, light and airy.  my room was so peaceful and relaxing.  the room got really dark but had lots of blinds covering sliding glass doors, which allowed for lots of light when you wanted it.  and the sliding glass door functioned as a private entrance since i was on the first floor, which was really nice.  not a bad price if you can find one of those deals online and the location is really great - right in the middle of an area where you can walk to lots of stores and restaurants and easily drive most places in the city.  love it here!

13/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Angelina F.
I have stayed here twice so far and loved each stay! The service here is excellent! Rooms are a good size and comfy. They recently remodeled and the new decor is super chic and modern. Very trendy. You really can't beat the price with this great location and service. The complimentary breakfast each morning is wonderfully convenient. The hotel offers a pretty wide array of breakfast items from cereal to bagels to fruit and yogurt. They also have a wine happy hour every evening which is a nice little added bonus if you happen to be at the hotel during those hours. The location of this little boutique hotel kicks ass! It is right in the center of Beverly Hills/West Hollywood. If you drive by quickly, you may easily mistake it for just another office building that blends in with the rest of the neighborhood, but if you look closer, you'll see the ELAN letters on the corner. Definitely utilize the valet parking they have, as street parking in the area is all metered and has a time limit. It's better to pay the nightly fee and know that your car is safe from being ticketed or towed.

29/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Wayne T.
Stayed Friday, July 18 when the hotel I thought I'd booked didn't have record of my reservation. Last minute and Elan not only had a room available, but it cost less and included breakfast! Loved the decor! Would stay again in a heartbeat.

23/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. S G.
WOW! Talk about service, this place is cute, small and very firendly. You feel like you are staying at a cute little hotel in Europe, very "home-y". Our room wasn't in the best location, lot's of noise where we were, but the manager Joel made up for, really sweet man, and very accomadating, you can really tell he genuinily cares about his guests. I recomend staying here for sure.

01/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Grace T.
The Elan was a great place to stay during Valentine's Day.  We decided to stay there because my bf had won a voucher for a one night stay at his work's holiday party.  The hotel appeared to have been updated to many modern amenities.  We weren't there to take advantage of the evening's reception of wine and cheese or the breakfast, but it all looked very nice.  I loved the complementary hard candies in the room too.  My only disappointment to our stay was the hammering at 4 am.  Also, we were able to find parking on the street, so we didn't have to pay for the hotel's valet.  All in all, I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel to friends and family.

16/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Sara B.
Nothing luxurious but a very good hotel for the price range and great location. Very nice of them to offer complimentary wine and cheese, breakfast, and wireless internet. Would definitely recommend to guests in town for a night or two, especially if you'll be busy and wont be lounging around the hotel much.

01/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Rossi D.
Just when you believe the stigma that everyone in L.A. in superficial and uncaring...Enter the Elan Hotel...

This hotel was basically a dear friend of mine' s home-away-from-home while she resided in a different city and worked in L.A.. The hotel staff has become family to her and continue to be since she relocated there. When she was going through a particularly trying time, I was SO BLOWN AWAY by their above-and-beyond care for her (now, and over the last couple of years), and  in particular of ths trying time for her, when all of us were in town for a funeral. Even though she no longer resides at the hotel, during the week, I'm really glad she has such incredible people close by who are friends and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Highly recommended. Amazing staff, great people - everyone from the manager, valets, front desk, housekeeping - you know who you are - you are all Soooo awesome!!! Thank you for all you did for us and my friend. Words cannot express.... Oh...and Love your hip ambiance too by the way!!!!

28/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Elvis B.
It's nice to be treated like royalty! My stay at Elan - from check-in to the check-out was 100% top notch. I have had my share of snobby experiences in L.A. I can't express how great the staff of this hotel treated me. Heading out on a busy holiday night and couldn't seem to get a cab. The girl at the front desk made 3 phone calls and was really on top of things to get me a ride, and fast.

When I stayed here last they had complimentary wine & cheese in the early evening. Not sure if they do this anymore, but thought I'd mentioned it.

Complimentary breakfast was nice too. I loved the modern design of the room, the linens were heavenly (Imported Italian so incredibly soft I didn't want to go home and sleep on my measly 300 count sheets).

I think if you are a fan of modern design, the rooms here will make you happy. I booked through hotels.com and got a killer deal. I would stay here again for sure.

03/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Amy T.
This boutique hotel across the street from the Beverly Center was more like 3.5 stars, but I'll round up, because it definitely seemed better than the average 3 star hotel.  Other than the valet service through the hotel, there is literally no overnight parking available unless you want a ticket or want to be towed.  Parking is $14/nt.  The hotel used to be an old folk's home and you can kinda tell when you walk down the hall to your room...even though they slapped on a couple of coats of paint and put up new light fixtures, it still *felt* like you were in an old folk's home...but a very clean one.

Service:  Other than the housekeeping staff, the desk staff were all men  - very L.A. looking men.  The type that would probably tell you they were aspiring actors if you struck up a conversation with them.  Not bad - at least they were pleasing to look at and very pleasant customer service-wise as well.

Lobby:  A couple of the reviews I read talked about sea glass mosaic floors...I saw no such thing - it must have been removed.  The lobby area is all glass from floor to ceiling, the floors look like glossed over textured cement... It was still pretty nice, though.  It had a very modern feel with modern chaises, tables and couches in the sitting area.

Amenities:  They have a complimentary business center, free Wi-Fi, LOVED the bath products (smelled good and didn't destroy my hair or skin), each room came with terry cloth robes.  They also have a very small fitness center and full room service.  Complimentary continental breakfast is served in the lobby every morning and it consists of some tasty pastries, cereal, yoplait yogurt, granola and a variety of juices and coffee.

Room:  Our room was on the first floor.  We had a huge sliding glass door that led out to a "patio" that was by no means private.  I think if you went back there you could basically walk the entire perimeter of the building without any fences or walls or gates in your way.  The first night it made me nervous that we were on the ground level and I found myself acting as if I had a minor case of OCD where I kept checking to make sure the sliding door was locked, but I got over it by the second night.  The room itself was pretty spacious and the bathroom was as well.  The king bed was surprisingly comfortable with a white down comforter.  

The walls are PAPER thin, particularly in the bathroom for some reason...I think it has to do with the sky high ceilings and the sound reverberating off the walls.  You can hear everything going on in the hallway as if it were happening in the same room as you.   Fortunately, people were pretty quiet during our visit.  

For the price and the location, I'd definitely consider staying here again.  It's clean and comfortable and I can deal with the noise.

12/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Oliver S.
The hotel is hard to locate if you're picking up a business partner who's staying there.  

I was supposed to be staying at this hotel as well but a pipe broke, flooding my room, and they sent me over to Valadon Hotel.  They paid for the room, so that was awesome! The staff is very friendly and the lobby is definitely sun drentched and bright!! I like it, the locations great too!

However.. my business partner was very overweight.. and these rooms were made for people like me.. short skinny guys that could squeeze into all the tight spots.. I shit you not, he had problems with everything, the bed barely fitting him and not being able to fit into the tiny desk chair, etc.. tight spaces..

I walked into the room and the minute I saw it, I believed his complaints.. it looked like ikea threw up in the room.. everything was minaturized..

I wouldn't recommend this hotel again unless your looking for a bargin and you find it on expedia/travelocity or something similar and you need to be located in that area.. otherwise.. I'd avoid it.

20/02/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Beth T.
Solid deal. I paid around $140 a night (with AAA discount) for a room with a king bed. Free wifi is nice, and $19/day for valet parking is less than I've paid elsewhere for self parking. I was also fairly impressed with the continental (free) breakfast. Downers: no gym, no room service/hotel bar and the walls are a wee bit thin. I'd stay here again.

05/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Jimmy L.
What a great lil boutique hotel in a great location - tucked in between W. Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Centrally located and down the street from a shopping mall.

Modern, classy, and tastefully done, with a lil' happy hour in which they serve you wine and cheese.

FYI - it is geared towards singles, couples, and etc. but it's not really a family-oriented place if you're looking for a pool, laundry, etc. I expected this - though I'm just puttin' the piece of info out there just in case anyone needs to know.

I kind of think that the parking is over-priced at $19 p/day - if they do that, then I'd just rather have them increase the nightly cost to account for it. Though, I'm not native LA, so I don't know whether or not that is the going rate.

28/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Amanda A.
It has been a couple of years since I stayed at this hotel, but I enjoyed it so much that I had to track it down to write a review. I flew into LA from Texas and had booked this hotel online as it seemed to have the best amenities and a great price. It didn't disappoint at all. As mentioned in other reviews, the valet cost can be a bit prohibitive (only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars), but considering how much you're saving by staying here, it's still worth it. I was sick when I arrived and I have to say, it was the most comfortable place to be bed-ridden. The room, bed, linens, toiletries, shower, food, and service were all top notch. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

10/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Drea G.
This is the first time I've ever stayed in a hotel in Los Angeles and Elan was an excellent choice!  I was looking for a place to stay in West Hollywood (definitely stay in W. Hollywood if you plan to visit Los Angeles) and must say that I definitely got my $$ worth by staying here.  The hotel offers free continental breakfast every morning, along with a wine and cheese reception every night (which I missed unfortunately).  Hotel is walking distance to some of the best restaurants and lounges in the area.  If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in a popular area, Elan is it!   I will definitely stay here again!

10/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Jesse F.
I have to say, the room itself was not that great - probably a 3 or a 4. And I didn't have the complimentary breakfast or wine/happy hour. BUT, the service at the front desk and the valet, were bar-none, the best customer service I have had *anywhere* in the last year. Both were incredibly kind and wonderful. And when I told them that in person, they responded with sincere appreciation. It's rare to find someone who thinks of their job as more than "just a job." Thank you!

28/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. Jessica S.
It's okay for what it is. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Can be a little hard to find, the sign isn't very big. The ground floor rooms are very noisy and note: rm. 104 is at the very top, I mean literally one step out the door, top of a flight of stairs. Don't forget that when you step out in the morning for the free breakfast.

08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
17. lori p.
We stayed here last September and it did not disappoint.  So the parking is a bit pricey, it's LA people, get over it.
Great decor and style. Front desk staff as well as the valet were very friendly. The room was clean and very comfortable. Great sheets! I am all about having a decent nights sleep when I am away from home. This bed was very comfortable with a down comforter and pillows.
The complimentary continental breakfast was a plus, with good offerings.
I would definitely stay here again.

05/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Darlene D.
Great rooms & great staff..thats all you need!

13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
19. Alisa T.
When my fiance (now hubby) and I were searching for a hotel for ourselves and our guests to stay at, prior to our wedding day and wedding night I found this hotel on Yelp.  After reading all the great reviews, we took a visit in person one night.  I instantly fell in love with the way it looked.   It is a boutique hotel, which means it has no more than 50 rooms so it's not a big hotel like DoubleTree or Hilton.  I loved how they offer complimentary continental breakfast in their nice lobby area.  They also offer guests complimentary wine & cheese at night from like 5-7pm, which is extra nice.  The staff member, Michael, was nice to show us a few rooms which we liked a lot.   We had a choice between Elan and another hotel down the street, since both were close to our wedding venue.  We decided on Elan!  We reserved their only Jr. Suite for myself and the ladies to stay in, and my hubby got a room with 2 beds for himself and his groomsmen two doors away from my room.  Of course they blocked off rooms for any of our out of town guests to stay, and offered a discounted rate as well.  This area is pretty pricey, so every hotel falls in that range.  So the discounted rate for our guests def. helped.  The staff was nice and friendly.  They even made heart shaped out of rose petals for us on our bed in the Jr. Suite on our wedding night.  They are right across from the popular large shopping center, called The Beverly Center where you can shop till you drop.  It is also not far way from another beautiful outdoor mall, The Grove (which is where we got married).  The Farmers Market is also next to The Grove as well.  So there's def lots to do in this area near the hotel.  That was very sweet of them to do.  The only down side is there is no parking lot, they only valet or your guests would have to street park which is not easy of a find at all so your guests would be stuck doing valet.  Another down side, their reception there was not good (especially if you have AT&T service).  I was not able to make phone call out or send text messages during my two night stay there.  Other than that, I def recommend anyone to stay at this hotel if you're in this area of LA.

21/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. Laura S.
Elan has better prices than nearby hotels.  The rooms are very small, but I was staying alone so it didn't bother me.  Everything was clean, and the staff was helpful and nice.  The complimentary breakfast is standard holiday inn-style fare-- little cereal boxes, coffee and so on.  Actually, it's pretty much exactly like a Courtyard by Marriott or Holiday Inn.

The walls are REALLY thin.  I was talking on my phone in a normal speaking voice, and someone in the neighboring room started banging on the walls.  And, as another reviewer said, the "courtyard" is indeed a glorified airshaft.

29/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. John C.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Elan for six nights while in LA recently. Without question, I would recommend this place to others and will gladly stay here again on my next trip.

While my girlfriend and I had a room that felt slightly small because of its particular layout, I still award the five stars as an overall grade of service, amenities, convenience and style.

As opposed to the giant, impersonal hotels that litter LA, the Elan is a smaller "boutique" hotel - only two floors and not too many rooms. There is a comfortable modern lobby with a handful of complimentary computer stations. Shockingly, free wifi is provided throughout the hotel. The staff are all very polite and genuine.

In the morning, a breakfast spread is laid out in the lobby consisting of better choices than the average cold cereal and coffee at other hotels. Their selections include pastries, yogurt, fruit, granola, fresh bread and bagels, etc. Every evening the hotel also presents a complimentary selection of wine and cheese which was a great way to entertain friends and unwind before going out at night.

The price for the room was extremely competitive to hotels in the area. What's better is their rewards program which can earn you upgrades, gift cards and all sorts of perks.

05/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Jonas K.
As the name suggests, this is a hotel decorated in contemporary style. Very close to the Beverly center as well as a couple of good cheap restaurants within walking distance.  The place could be easy to miss since there aren't any big signs outside.

The hotel room was nice, clean and, again, modern.  Complimentary breakfast was included.  The only down side is that parking wasn't cheap and only metered street parking is available.

07/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Gene D.
The choice is simple. Stay @ Sofitel, Orlando, Bel Age, or save some money once in awhile and hit Elan, in the same area.  Sometimes you just need a bargain.

The rooms are just right.  Clean, updated.

The evening reception and complimentary euro breakfasts are nice touches.

22/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Rafael T.
Great Location! Reasonable and I love the free breakfast down in the Lobby. Will stay there again when in L.A.

09/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Rufus B.
Great location for this hotel. Great breakfast. Staff accommodating and helpful. Only drawback was the tire store across the street with their booming music at the crack of dawn. Not the hotels fault. But  "Just Tires" is more than tires. It's loud music with no regard for their neighbors.

22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. Mark W.
I have been staying at the Elan Hotel for business since 2006.  The hotel provides solid, friendly service; clean rooms; an evening wine & cheese reception (every night) and continental breakfast.  

Because the hotel has only 40 or so rooms, the staff has the opportunity to get to know the guests.  I have found all of the staff to be friendly and helpful.

The hotel was remodeled completely remodeled in 2008.  The rooms are not huge, but unless you need something more than a place to sleep it is more than adequate.  I think the word "practical" describes it best.  Beds, pillows and coverings are comfortable and new.

Breakfast is served daily in the lobby from 6a-10:30a (check the hours when you check in) and consists of yoghurt, cereal, granola, boiled eggs, bagels, muffins, pastries and fruit.  Orange juice, coffee, milk and water are available to drink.

The evening wine & cheese is served 5p-7p, and is a nice way to relax after a day of work or sightseeing.  They offer white and red wine, cheese, fruit, crackers and sometimes salami.

There is no onsite bar/restaurant, however there are dozens of very good places within a five-block walk in all directions.  A local deli (Jerry's) delivers to the hotel for free, and menus are available at the front desk.

02/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Francesca D.
I have to agree with Ayaka H.'s review. This hotel completely underwhelmed me. Ultimately, it's just a glamorized motel. For 175$ a night, I got the "executive king" room which just barely fit a slightly stiff bed, flanked by 2 end tables with bad lighting. My boyfriend and I intended to work remotely from the hotel room (since they portrayed themselves to be a business-friendly establishment) but the desk was so close to the bed that the room overall couldn't accommodate 2 people.

The air conditioning was cryptic and cumbersome to use. The walls were *paper thin*, which resulted in us hearing everything which occurred in the halls and the adjacent rooms. And to top it all off, we were pleasantly woken up at 8:00am by loud banging from construction being conducted on the premises.

While the staff was pleasant enough, I wasn't blown away by their customer service. Furthermore, the cleaning staff seemed to completely ignore the "do not disturb" signs and obliviously barged at regular intervals. Let's just say that you shouldn't expect to get a good night's sleep here.

I suppose if you are a shopping fanatic and want to be close to the Beverly Center, then this place might suit you. Personally, I only chose it for it's proximity to Cedar's Sinai, but was ultimately *very* disappointed with my stay.

Maybe I am used to a higher echelon of service and more refined accommodations, but for the price - I would save myself the trouble and stay somewhere a little less central to the city, and get a nicer hotel. (It being LA, you'll end up driving everywhere anyway!) Seriously, you could buy yourself a nice bottle of wine and even stay at a fricken Best Western downtown and you'll *still* get a better experience than what this place offers.

I'm giving it one star for being clean (even though I found lipstick stain on the sheets and had the uncanny feeling that the bathroom toiletries were being refilled/reused.)

06/03/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
28. Jacob L.
I don't know what kind of standards these guys who gave this place 5 star reviews have, but they're not mine.

- The place is clean and well furnished, but it's located in an anonymous street near a big mall with nothing else really around except some diners.

- Half the rooms face the "courtyard" which is actually a glorified airshaft containing four anemic looking potted trees.

- The only way to get some air is to open a big sliding door, which means that anyone who wants to can just walk into your room.

- In the first room we had, the sink didn't drain properly, and they forgot to give us shampoo, etc.

- The walls are very thin. We were kept up all night by someone coughing (poor thing) in the neighboring room that we shared a wall with.

- The internet didn't work. There was free wireless and free in-room wired internet. The wired internet didn't work at all, and the wireless was slower than a dialup.

The staff was very pleasant, but that can't make up for the fact that this place just isn't worth the money. Next time I'll go elsewhere.

23/12/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Phoenix A.
The Elan is currently undergoing renovations, so I have written this review accordingly....

I stayed here last night do avoid the one-eyed drive back from L.A. to the L.B.C. after a night of partying.  And despite having had to enter the hotel from the alley, walk through a masked off lobby, and encounter limited elevator use, I found my stay at the Elan to be pretty exceptional. My double room was nicely decorated with buttery gold comforters and pillows, surprisingly not gaudy.  The mini bar prices were a shock, like I discovered the morning after that I could have raided the snacks and beer instead of staring ravenously at them like I do when I'm in Vegas.

The hotel staff was very friendly both on the phone and in person.  My only gripe, which is consistent with other posters, is that the valet prices are out of control.  

I had hesitated staying here because of the ratings this hotel received on Expedia, but I went with the Yelp opinion, gave it a shot, and would stay here again, making sure to include some shopping next time, since it is situated amongst prime shopping real estate in every direction.

27/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Holly T.
Even when you don't live THAT far away (Long Beach in my case), dining in LA can be a pain, especially when it comes to dealing with traffic and parking - not to mention not wanting to drive home after enjoying some wine with dinner.

Enter Elan Hotel. We chose it for its close proximity to The Bazaar, but it is also only a few miles away from many of LA's best fine dining locales. For our anniversary, we did dinner at Providence and then brunch the next morning at The Bazaar, so it worked out great to spend the night at Elan.

Relatively reasonable price (compared to other hotels in the area), contemporary decor, comfortable room, free wifi, friendly desk staff, and valet parking. What's not to like? I would definitely stay here again for our next LA fine dining adventure, so that I can enjoy my dinner AND stay safe.

06/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Ray D.
Clean, good location, decent prices (for this area), but utilitarian. The rooms are small and plain, internet is slow, the halls are grim and look like something from a chain motel. No self-parking and the valet parking is $19/day. The buffet breakfast is all cold food. The hospital describes itself as "boutique" but I would describe it more as a slightly-upscale Hampton Inn.

25/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
32. Denise D.
I just wanted to add an update that I returned once again to the Elan and found my experience just as welcoming. All of the things I liked 8 months ago were still great and I think the pastries at breakfast were even better this time. I do really love excellent customer service and with this being a boutique hotel, the size gives the staff an opportunity to really notice their guests. Omar and Michael took very good care of me and were very accommodating when I decided to stay a third night at the last minute. If you find yourself in need of a hotel near Cedar Sinai, this is the place to stay.

20/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. L J.
Great value for the location!  We got a discount code and our hotel was about $100 cheaper than other hotels in the area.  The lobby decor is modern.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  The hotel room was clean and again, nice decor.  The elevator is on the old side, and therefore kinda sketchy.  But they have a really decent complimentary breakfast in the morning, as well as a complimentary wine cheese reception in the evening.  My husband and I were really impressed with this hotel, which is why we wanted to pay them a compliment with this review.  We would definitely stay here again!

19/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. v v.
Clean, stylish and well run.  A super value for the money.  the continental breakfast, included with the stay, was top notch, with high quality pasteries.  The wine and cheese at 5p each day was inviting and had surprisingly good quality wines.

Centrally located to everything in West Hollywood and Mid Wilshire area.  Great restaurants, museums and clubs.

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Ayaka H.
What ambiance? Are you kidding me??  I have no idea why people think this is a hip, modern and "100% top notch" hotel because it isn't at all to me.  It does not live up to its name of "Elan Hotel Modern"  I really cannot say to anyone that this is my favorite hotel.

-The rooms look like a jail room, poor lighting, depressing feel.  non-existent view. No scenery whatsoever.

-Someone mentioned that this hotel is institutional like and yes that might be true

-The hallways are a tad creepy, and so for a very brief moment, I thought about the movie "The Shining"

-Complimentary breakfast.  I was expecting an actual gourmet buffet, but you only get maybe about 5 different food choices, come on, don't call this a buffet!  

-The rooms lack amenities and decoration.  

-The lobby is pretty shabby.  

But, don't  forget, almost every hotel has its own charm.  

GOOD NEWS!!!  GREAT LOCATION! Five minutes walking distance to BEVERLY CENTER!...and the staff is AWESOME..Everybody working there is so friendly and helpful so I kind of overlooked a lot of things.  

If you like Modern, Hip "100% top notch" hotels, I suggest the Peninsula, Four Seasons Hotel, or the Beverly Hills Hotel.

25/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
36. Clifford R.
My boss decided to send me to a conference with only about 6 weeks advance notice, and of course every hotel within a reasonable distance of the conference center was booked.  Since we were going to have to drive to the conference every morning anyway, we decided there wasn't a huge difference between a 10 minute and 20 minute drive in the morning, and expanded our search radius.  We chose Elan Hotel because of the great user ratings on yelp and hotels.com .  It was great choice.  

$200 a night gets you a very nice, clean, semi-modern room with complementary breakfast in the morning, wine tasting at night, and internet.  Parking is a bit steep at $25 / night, but I still think it's a great deal for everything else you get.  Bed was a bit harder than I like, but you can't please everyone.  Bathroom was clean and bright, mini bar was well stocked, and pretty good TV channel choice (but no on-demand movies).  The staff were extremely friendly, exactly what you want from a small boutique hotel.  

Hotel is walking distance to a few restaurants in the Beverly Center (PF Changes, CPK, etc), as well as a CVS, so you don't need to pay $4 for a bottle of water from the hotel.  Drive time to the Convention Center is only about 25 minutes, and you can take local roads, so no worry about freeway traffic.  

I would stay at Hotel Elan again, I was more than satisfied with the quality for the cost.

05/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Rich J.
Not a big fan of L.A. but I did love staying here..if I ever go back to L.A. again I would def. be staying here again. A boutique hotel with very clean, modern rooms, nice size bathrooms, and good service in a good location near a lot of great restaurants. Valet service was very fast..not crazy about the extra $24 parking but it's about that or more for most hotels in the area and at least this was valet instead of park-it-yourself. And the value for the room more than made up for it...

24/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Kalena L.
I had to attend a wedding in the LA area and chose Elan Hotel for its proximity to my sister's place in West Hollywood. The rates were reasonable, the rooms were well appointed, and I enjoyed the added amenities (complimentary wi-fi, continental breakfast, wine and cheese reception). I also want to give a shout out to Michael Kim at the front desk. I didn't realize how small the room was when I made my reservation for 2 guests. Michael did not hesitate to offer us an upgrade us as soon as a larger room became available. And since we were in and out attending wedding festivities, we didn't even have to worry about our belongings. Michael took care of everything! I used to be a hospitality manager for a 5-star luxury hotel in SF and Michael is definitely the kind of staff you need especially at the front desk. He is friendly and down to earth (refreshing for LA), and seems to really enjoy his work. I enjoyed my stay and Elan will be my go-to hotel for future visits.

11/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Ali R.
My dad and his girlfriend stayed here for my wedding a few weeks ago - i am yelping on his behalf ;) Every time he comes to visit me from DC he stays at this hotel and could not be happier. I know the complimentary wine and cheese from 5-7pm certainly helps, but he always raves about his stay which makes me happy. For my reception a few weeks ago, I reserved a block of rooms at the Elan through Dennis who was incredibly kind, informative, and helpful. The location is fantastic and the staff is great.

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
40. Milli L.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a 3 nights - we were in L.A. for a girls weekend. As one of the reviewers mentioned the room is good (not fancy), but the room is clean, the bed is oh-so-comfy, the bathroom is huge, the room is quiet and the front desk (we mostly dealt with Michael and Omar) was fantastic. We enjoyed the continental breakfast and the wine&cheese reception every day. And silly me, I left a book in my room and when I called back, the customer service (a different Michael, I think?) was absolutely fabulous.

Walking distance to the Beverly Centre and the Grove.

04/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. Kelcey G.
Very clean and easy access hotel. You are minutes from all the hot spots. Staff was always very friendly and willing to get our car. Breakfast is just bagel, muffins,cereal and fruit. Can't complain it's free. This is our second time staying and would definitely stay there again.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
42. Suzanne B.
I booked this hotel for my uncle in August. My aunt left her luggage and 40K of jewelry in the room as we parted to STK for dinner. When we returned, the room card would not operate or open the door. We replaced the card and discovered my aunt's jewelry was GONE. I had to file a police report. Manager covering up. My aunt said: "Phyllis B.Martin
Nov 11 (2 days ago)
What a joke. They were uncooperative when I asked them for a short statement saying I had reported it missing., They are guilty as hell and covering up. The police said it was the third incident in three months time."

05/11/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
43. Scott S.
The Élan is our home away from home. After moving from Los Angeles to Hawaii and then returning for a visit, we realized we really didn't have any experience with LA hotels. A friend told us to try the Élan and we've stayed there a dozen times since. Recommended it to the relatives of friends and friends of friends. The staff here always remembers us when we arrive. They are always friendly, helpful, and courteous. During a recent stay, the manager, Joel, asked my wife if there was anything he could do to improve our experience. My wife mentioned that as a matter if fact, she could use an extra pillow, as she woke with a stiff neck. Joel was sympathetic, and the two chatted awhile about pillows. My wife has a firm pillow at home, she explained to him. Later that evening, after dinner, we returned to our room to find a surprise: Joel had gone out and purchased four new, very firm pillows and sent them to our room. And then the next time we stayed at the Élan, without even asking, "our" pillows were in our room. #besthotelever.

31/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
44. Lex B.
My boyfriend and I recently stayed here for 3 nights on our trip to Los Angeles. The room we small but it was nicely furnished and decorated and even had an outside entrance to a small patio area. The room was very clean, well stocked with bathroom amenities, and even included a mini fridge which was a plus.
Parking was $25.00 a day, but we just parked on the street for $1.00/hour from 8AM-8PM. Just make sure to feed the meter to avoid a parking ticket! And the meters take credit cards, very convenient.
Location was great, it's a block away from the Beverly Center, a CVS that will have everything you need (including beer and liquor!), and an array of restaurants and shops.
Free wi-fi along with a very nice continental breakfast and a wine and cheese tasting from 5-7. All the wine and cheese you want!
Staff was very friendly and courteous.
Glad we stayed!

26/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Kshawn C.
Nice affordable hotel with a modern boutique feel, nice furnishing and a very attentive and professional staff.

08/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Greg M.
Renovation in progress and one can still notice the "new room smell" ;) All new & clean, big TV (bad reception though). Parking & WiFi costs extra, ugh.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Theresa B.
The lobby here is gorgeous and the wine and cheese service for guests is a really nice touch. The rooms are small but beautiful. I would stay here again.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Venus W.
For a large city hotel in LA, this one has a great price point, clean, efficient, modern, and yummy warm chocolate chip cookies when you arrive! We were with a wedding group rate, so that was a nice perk.

23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Shouka S.
Very clean hotel. Even though the rooms are a little small, the bathroom is snuck away in the back away from the beds, which I like. The bathroom is clean and there is a lot of great lighting and mirrors for getting ready. Their rooms come with an empty mini fridge which is great.

If you're looking for a reasonably priced hotel around this area, I would recommend this place.

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
50. Arianna W.
This place was fine, but not amazing.

  All things considered, we weren't there long. Checked in at 6pm Saturday (with a STASH point reservation), went out at 8:30pm, came back at 4am, knocked out until 10:30am, and checked out at noon.

   We noticed that the bed was rather hard and we found it difficult to sleep comfortably, but that was the only issue we had. It was clean and not noisy, though we had a ground floor room and it was a bit small. The buffet was limited, but we had a brunch reservation so we at some bananas and a few mini pastries (chocolate muffins and raspberry things were fresh :p) before we headed out. The tea at brunch, however, tasted like coffee. they probably didn't clean the container well enough and kept hot water in one of the big coffee heaters. So, you know, nothing special and nothing terrible.

24/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
51. Elizabeth W.
My husband and I have stayed at several hotels that are in the area close to Cedars Sinai. We recently stayed at this hotel and found the room to be clean and comfortable. The decor was nice as well. The only issue we had was the room was so noisy, we hardly got any sleep. With doors slamming, a constant dripping from somewhere, and the people above us stomping around, we lost a lot of sleep. We did like the idea of our car being parked in a secure lot by a valet. Our room was much smaller than we expected especially compared to rooms at other hotels that cost about the same. We are glad we tried this hotel, but we won't be staying there again when we have found rooms at a comparable rate that were larger and much much quieter. In closing, I must say the staff was very efficient and polite and gave us excellent service.

01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. Crystal M.
My first experience with elan hotels was not as expected. The General Manager, Joel instantly turned this around. After my encounter with his excellent customer service this will always be my hotel of choice. We have many choices and customer service is truly what sets our choices apart! Thank you Joel!

15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
53. Meghan F.
This is a fabulous small hotel, with a great wine hour and breakfast, and the friendliest, most helpful staff. Can't recommend enough!

24/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Niloo S.
This has been our go to hotel when coming to LA. There rooms are clean, affordable, and they have a great location.

My friends and I needed a room for NYE and we were able to find one here without breaking the bank.

We were coming back to LA for a night out and wanted a hotel, I called to reserve told them were coming for a birthday and they really gave us a great rate. And there parking is not more than the room itself like some of these snobby hotels.

Great hotel !

25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Tracey W.
This review is LONG overdue as I have stayed here multiple times in the last year and absolutely love it!

The hotel offers a great value with complimentary breakfast in the morning, free Wi-Fi, and a wine and cheese hour in the evening. The staff is amazing and so friendly; always willing to help! Rooms are very clean/a good size and the location can't be beat!

I will continue to refer my friends and look forward to returning in April :) This hotel is a must in LA!

26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Voom S.
I love this hotel and make a point to stay here when I'm in LA (which is pretty regularly). It's the perfect place for the design/tech savvy younger crowd, with all the right details. Really friendly staff, a nice Asian-fusion restaurant and bar downstairs, great happy hour specials, and the rooms are great. Lots of outlets for all your electronics, good lighting, a nice design aesthetic, comfortable beds, awesome shower, and fast free wifi. Lots nooks to tuck stuff away and a mini fridge, which are both great if you're here for an extended period... plus a grocery store and a Coffee Bean right next door. Love it here.

13/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Gail D.
Located right in the Magnificent Mile shopping district, this hotel is wonderfully located. The building is a classic, my 15th floor double room was compact, but comfortable, well laid out and reasonably quiet. The staff was courteous and helpful. More retail and restaurants than you can count in the immediate area.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Robert S.
The staff was warm and welcoming; and the accommodations were just as good. Everything you needed is right there including dry cleaning in the hotel. I've been there many times, and it just gets better every time.

20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Kenneth F.
I was with my mom on a vacation trip,the hotel was great,breakfast was awesome and nice staff and rooms.I will stay there again for sure on my next trip to CA!

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Marilyn P.
Great Historic place. Warm ambience, attentive staff. Gives an aura of a time long ago yet still offers modern amenities. Fabulous Staircases, walls full of art and history. The elevators, so cool! The view of Lake Michigan, awesome! Great food and entertainment onsite. Totally a "Destination" Hotel, but also located in the Heart of Los Angeles within walking distance to everything!

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Allan S.
Absolutely loved the hotel. We stayed for 4 nights/5days. There were many restaurants to walk to and it was very close to public transportation. We did not need to rent a car at all. Upon checkin we were offered a renovated room but declined. Our room was great, very spacious, had two beds and 2 bathrooms as well. Our room did not have a fridge and we were told we had to pay for the wifi but we were able to connect as we have a verse account.

27/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Caroline Q.
This was our first port of call in the USA never been here before. Really pleasant surprised, from the Bell boy to the restaurant waiters fantastic service. Like all big city hotels maybe a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for. I would certainly stay here again, it's in the middle of town and all the main attractions are in walking distance or a short cab ride.

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Cynthia Y.
We were only able to stay one night while attending an event in town, which was disappointing because our stay was such a delight. Not only is this boutique hotel conveniently located right on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly hills, but Joel, the general manager, went out of his way to make sure that every detail of our trip was perfect. The staff, room, wine, location, easy valet/check out were all perfect.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Joseph M.
The beds and pillows are comfy. Good location. Nice snack choices.

11/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. Chen Z.
Beautiful small hotel
friendly staff, will do everything to make your stay pleasant
free breakfast and afternoon snack/wine/coffee
The rooms are beautiful and clean
close to all the good places in LA
Easy check in and out
Recommanded.

12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
66. Michelle L.
What a gem in West Hollywood!  My sister and I enjoyed our stay here last month.

+Our room was ready at 11am! Even though check in is at 3pm. (And check out is at noon!)
+Free wine and cheese in their lobby every evening from 5-7pm! Unlimited!
+Complimentary breakfast every morning.  Consists of yogurt, bagels, cereal, coffee, breads.
+Super customer service! Their bell boy helped us bring in all our stuff from our car.  They poured our wine during the wine and cheese reception.  They helped us with a smile everytime we went the front desk.  Even the maid was happy to give us 3 extra towels when I only asked for 1.
+24 hr CVS and Taco Bell is right across the street
+Roomy, empty fridge in the room

-The only thing I didn't like about this hotel was the thin walls!  Everytime our neighbor flushed the toilet it was really loud in our room, and I could hear them talking and stomping around in their room pretty easily.  Luckily they were rarely in their room to create a problem for us.

The hotel offers $25/night valet parking in their underground garage.  Or you can park on the street overnight if you trust your car on the street.  During the day you can just keep putting money in the meters.  Surrounding neighborhood only lets you park on their streets til 6pm.

I would definitely consider coming back to this hotel if we ever needed to stay in the Hollywood area again!

13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Connie L.
Overall, a nice hotel.. Loved the complimentary breakfast which was better than expected. Hard boiled eggs, cereal, oatmeal, bagels, pastries, coffee, juice, bananas, oranges, apples, etc! The wine and cheese in the evening was also a treat. The staff was super polite.

Valet parking was good and didn't take long for us to get our car whenever we needed it. Would stay again!

Super close to the grove for shopping.

01/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Richard R.
We stayed at the Elan Hotel recently for 4 nights on trip to LA. This was a great choice and the rooms are clean, spacious, reasonable and the hotel is in an excellent location. The staff was very helpful and courteous from check in to check out, and that was the entire staff,  from the front desk to housekeeping.

When we arrived, we were given our room at 11:00 am even though check in was at 3:00 PM. The lobby is inviting with comfortable seating and also 3 computers and a printer for guests. Our room was a very good size with two comfortable beds. (There were 3 of us in the room) and flat screen TV,  a nice size closet and also a free room safe that was big enough to store my MacBook. There was also a desk and and alarm/charger for older iPhones and iPods. The room was very quiet and we did not notice noise from adjoining rooms or the hallways. The bathroom was quite large with good counter space. My only small complaint is it had an old style tub with a shower curtain. I prefer the newer shower only bathrooms with the glass doors. The bathroom did have great towels, robes, slippers and shampoos and lotions. There was a small fridge in our room also. There is free Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is included at Elan and it is pretty decent. Bagels, Muffins, Danish, Cereals, Yogurt, Bananas, Coffee, Juice and toast. We usually took our breakfast on the small veranda outside. The inside tables can fill up fast. They also have wine and cheese from 5PM to 7PM with fruits, salami, cheese and nuts. They also have lemonade and water available.

There are a lot of places nearby to the Elan within easy walking distance. Macy's/Bloomingdales and Cedar Sinai Hospital are just 4 blocks away. A StarLine Hop on Hop Off bus stops at Macys also. There are tons of restaurants and shops on 3rd Street and also Beverly. There is a CVS and a Target that you can walk to also and the airport is only 30-45 minutes away.

The Elan has a flat $24.00 per 24 hours a day valet parking at their garage. There is plenty of on street parking that is metered for $1.00 per hour. It is however free from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM. I used the meter parking quite a bit during our stay and left my car on Beverly overnight for free from 8PM to 8AM.

This is a great hotel in the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area. It lived up to the great reviews.

01/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Sara R.
Overall really good hotel

Great service , nice employee, good location

Nice complementary breakfast and cheese & wine bar in the evening

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Dianna S.
My husband and I stayed here for one night a couple weeks ago, chosen primarily because it was near the restaurant where we were dining later that evening.  At first, we weren't sure about the place as we were coming up on it from the backside.  The back is not their strong suit - reminded me of a slightly rundown apartment complex.  However, our fear subsided once we stepped inside.

This hotel is reasonably priced (for the area), very clean, with some nice complimentary amenities like breakfast in the morning and a cheese and wine bar in the evening.  The rooms were modern and decorated nicely.  Valet was very efficient, and retrieving our car for us took less than 5 minutes.

Since we weren't staying long and already had plans for other things, we did not personally experience the breakfast or wine and cheese.  But it's definitely worth a mention, especially since it adds such good value to an already good hotel.

I would have no issues whatsoever in staying here again in the future or recommending it to others.  We were both very, very happy with our visit.

06/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Barbara B.
When we checked into the Elan there was a problem with our room.  The staff immediately took care of it and we weren't inconvenienced at all.  
The staff was wonderful and the amenities are the best.
Breakfast was also better than expected.
A wonderful hotel.

21/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0