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Holiday Inn Express Century City Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

Holiday Inn Express Century City Hotel in Los Angeles, CA


Holiday Inn Express Century City Hotel is located in West Los Angeles, minutes from the Rancho Park Golf Course, Petersen Automotive Museum & University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and we're only 7 miles from the Sunset Strip & Hollywood Walk of Fame and 10 miles from LAX Airport. Our 100% Smoke-Free hotel even has loft suites with spiral staircases, Stearns and Foster Tivoli Elegance Luxury Plush Mattresses, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.46

Address: 10330 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90064
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Comments (26):

1. Ted S.
Did not sleep at all, maybe it was that the door to the room did not close, or that the ceiling was falling down, or that the thin windows made the  traffic on Olympic Blvd feel like it was in the room.  Very friendly people, but no matter how many smiles and jokes they made, the accommodations were terrible.

05/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
2. Alex N.
stayed here for a weekend (forced out because of fumigation.)  they comped me up to a suite after my regular room was occupied, put a good scare into the old lady that was watching TV in there, but hey, talk to the front desk, I didn't screw it up.  the suite was pretty swanky, it had a loft and spiral staircase (which isn't as practical as it is cool.)  overall, nice place for those who need to be near the westside movie lots and offices.  I work nearby so it was very convenient and was a nice vacation from commuting.  the comp breakfast was OK and the elevator sucks.  otherwise, it's a fine place to stay and decently cheap by west LA standards.  save money and go to Ralph's across the street.

16/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. Jennifer M.
I wasn't expecting much from this hotel, I was pleasantly suprised.  There is a $15 a day parking fee, which is standard in this type of area.  The breakfeast was decent in comparison to similar hotels I've stayed in.  The room rate was outstanding, in comparison with what hotels in the area were renting for.  If your just looking for a good place to stay and you don't care to much about the finer things in life, I would recommend giving this one a try.

21/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
4. Reid S.
Ok - I'm not a big fan of 5 star hotels and being a frequent traveler - I've stayed in plenty. All they do is figure out more ways on how to fuck you out of your money. Such as $8 bottles of Evian, $9.99 Internet fees, bellhops who try to touch your bags no matter what in order to guilt you into tipping amongst a bevy of other bullshit things.

That said, I picked this Holiday Inn Express as it was close to where I needed to do a webcast. It is in an extremely dull part of Los Angeles very few restaurants in the area. I had to walk up to some upscale mall complex on Constellation to go to the food court to get some grub. Other choice is the Ralph's grocery across the street but you might want to walk up a couple blocks to the light in order to get to this place which is directly across the street. It's like a game of Super Frogger in making it across the street jaywalk-style.

Anyway - the lobby isn't impressive and actually leads you to believe it may be a dump. Hallways are ok.

Inside the room, the bed was cozy. Fridge and a microwave are in room. Tub had jacuzzi jets in it but either it was broken or I'm retarded as I couldn't get it to work.

I was at the butt end of a hall and didn't hear any noises from next door. Not sure if I lucked out on noise or if soundproofing is good.

Internet is free with room and is wired (on desk in room).

TV is a large LCD or Plasm. My best guess is that it's about 46 inches. Of course the cable is standard so the image isn't as tight as it could be but hey - it's pretty rare, even in 5 star hotels, to have something other than a 25 inch CRT.

I puttered down for the complimentary continental breakfast expecting a minimum of crap. As in here's a croissant and a cup of coffee. They had a decent spread. Hard boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, OJ, 4 kinds of cereal, bagels, pastries, biscuits and gravy.

My room cost $189. I'm not sure if that's expensive or standard in LA Standards - but basically was the most reasonable I could find in the area I needed to be in.

Again - I couldn't see why anyone would stay here unless you needed to be in this immediate proximity on foot - but if that's the situation - not too bad.

06/11/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Belinda W.
I stayed one night. I was not told prior to making my reservation that there was no public parking so I was forced to valet - $15 for the night. Unbeknownst to myself, they charged me an addl $15. When I called the manager to find out why, he said I had 2 cars. I only had one car.

I think its absolutely absurd that parking isn't complimentary if you are staying at the hotel but I should have been notified of this when making my reservation since this would have affected my decision on whether to choose this hotel or not. I also should absolutely not be charged double for my one car. When I brought this to the managers' attention, he offered nothing to rectify the situation. Worst customer service I have ever experienced. They would rather lose a customer and tarnish their reputation then correct a $30 mistake. I will never stay at a Holiday Inn again.

02/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. April G.
We found this place via google while driving to LA.  We didn't book a room ahead of time because we figured we will find it on the way there.  Anyway the location is not bad.  It's in a quiet neighborhood but a 15 minute drive to the Hollywood downtown area.  

The service is okay.  You HAVE to pay for $15 valet parking which is not that bad I guess.  You can't park on the street or else you will get a ticket.  Here's the funny part.  When we checked in with the receptionist, first they gave us a room that's been occupied.  As soon as we saw the room, my husband and I immediately went back down to switch rooms.  The receptionist was nice enough to upgrade our room to a business suite! NOT BAD!!

Plus is the continental breakfast!

24/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Judith L.
Yes, there's the $15/night fee for your car. But I stayed in other CA hotels, and I've pretty much come to expect it. And in  all honesty, $15 is not that much.

Check-in was easy enough, though the guy behind the counter seemed bored and slightly unfriendly. Service otherwise was pretty good: they took our bags up, and never any problem with the valet parking.

Decent breakfast spread: depending on the day, there would be bacon or sausage, some type of egg... Always cinnamon rolls, bagels, muffins, cereal, coffee and a machine for cranberry, apple, or orange juices.

Rooms were "comfy". Not the most spacious, but came equipped with a small desk with complimentary internet connection, a microwave and small fridge. Bathrooms were surprisingly roomy, beds were comfortable.

Despite the location being right on the street, there was never too much noise and it was not hard to fall asleep at night. Decent, I'd stay there again if I were just looking for an average hotel, right outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.

08/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. Kevin M.
Well kept and furnished!  We enjoyed our short stay!

18/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Ross H.
Had a 3 night stay here recently and was pleasantly surprised after not expecting a whole lot.

Check-in was seamless and the guy had a good recommendation for dinner.

Breakfast was very functional if unspectacular.

Beds were comfortable and the hotel was clean. Nice plus that it had Direct TV so I could watch the soccer game, MASSIVE channel lineup.

Would not hesitate to stay here again.

21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Pete S.
We got a loft room. Wow, it had a ton of space! My daughter wanted to do cartwheels. And the breakfast bar was really good with delicious cinnamon rolls.

27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. Yigal A.
Didn't actually stay here but Manager was willing to work with my reservation because of a family issue. Thank you so much

18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
12. Johnson H.
Good hotel, they still have coffee pots (some places don't anymore - but they still do). My room had two floors which was cool. The room has all the toiletries as well as different types of pillows - firm to soft. A full breakfast (not the continental type) - sausage, eggs, cereal, pancakes, coffee, juice, milk, hot cereals, etc.. Great value for the price. Plus there's a Ralph's across the Street too...

28/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Mr. D.
Not familiar with LA but true to form, everything seemed to be about 20 minutes, (or less in some cases), away from this spot.  The hotel itself while not mind-blowing was nice and sufficient.  Breakfast was great- The suite had a spiral staircase leading to the bedroom-- nice and quiet, peaceful resting. All the staff were nice, friendly and professional- Mr. Rana was extremly helpful when we arrived early. Would go back based on the way he treated us. Thank you again!

23/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Justin P.
Probably the best bang for the buck when staying in Century City. The staff are friendly and courteous. The breakfast room is very cramped but replete with standard Holiday Inn Express food items. Hallways were well-lit and the room was clean and comfortable. Little noise through the walls, but the floors amplify footsteps above. Traffic is a little noisy on Olympic Blvd. Parking is valet only, but at $15/night it's cheaper than some other nearby hotels. Wifi is decent (and free). Lodging cost about $200/night for a double queen.

Dining is not to be had within 1/2 a mile. You've got to walk at least that far to get to the Westfield mall, which has some pretty good shopping and dining.

20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Aurora Z.
Loved, loved, loved this place!! We were very surprised at how nice this hotel was for the price. The bed was amazingly comfortable, so comfortable that I am inquiring about the mattress! They also have a generously stocked continental breakfast- but it is like no continental breakfast I have ever seen before! They offer hard boiled eggs, variety of cereals, waffles, pancakes, yogurts, milks (yes, different types), juices, fruit, snack bars... and more. If I ever need a hotel in this area again, it's where I am staying.

07/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Irvin K.
this a noisy  old hotel mutton dressed up as lamb. unless you absolutely have to stay on w.Olympic blvd don't waste your money. its really just an expensive flop house.  very expensive for what you get, there are no amenities. its a pizza hut of a hotel. very dissatisfied

17/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
17. David H.
Nothing spectacular but a solid hotel option I would choose again.

Check in and checkout was very fast and efficient. The free breakfast is pretty good with muffins, make your own pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and excellent cinnamon rolls (you WILL eat at least two cinnamon rolls I guarantee) but could use some more fruit other than bananas.

The room is clean and has a massive TV with a ton of Direct TV channels and free wifi. There is a large desk in case you need to get some work done. The bed is okay but not especially comfortable.

Word of warning, if you have a car the only parking seems to be valet at about $15 a day.

This isn't a 5 star hotel but it's not a bad option either.

24/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Robert G.
I keep getting prompted "Your Next Review Awaits" because I submitted ONE picture.

You want a review?  You'll get one.  But it won't be recent.  That's ok.  It's not like the hotel, or the setting, will change much.

When in L.A., I either stay on a couch or an inflatable mattress somewhere in the metro area, free of charge, and I have stayed at the Doubletree LAX and the Hilton Garden Inn LAX, both in El Segundo, and once at the airport Marriott.  I much prefer the Doubletree, since I get a rental car because "nobody walks in L.A."

I then had a cousin visit and I had to find lodging with a living room/bedroom set-up out of basic courtesy.  The Doubletree did not have such a room.  I scoured the sites of the major chains and found that the H.I.E. on Olympic Boulevard in West L.A. had such a set-up, and at a reasonable price for the quality / location.  I knew the area in which the hotel was located and reserved a room.

Upon arrival, the front desk personnel were very nice and, upon seeing that the other guest was from overseas, handed me the keys to a room in the windowed front corner of the hotel, which was configured as a loft.  That is, there was a bed (king or queen) upstairs, and the living room below had a fold-out couch. (See hotel photos not submitted by a Yelper).  It was perfect.  Not only that, one could see the tops of Century City's buildings through the trees to the east of the hotel from the room's large windows.  I don't know if there are other suites set up like this in a side-by-side room layout.  Either way, I would expect a standard room to be just as nice as the corner room with a loft.

The location is excellent.  Olympic Blvd. is anomalous in this area east of Sepulveda and before Century City or Beverly Hills, because it is super wide, yet mostly smaller one-story homes.  On the other hand, Pico Blvd. below it and Santa Monica Blvd. above it, and parallel to Olympic, are boulevards with one business after the other.  Note that, while one can find on street parking, one also has to heed the signs, as they are restrictive.  Another thing is that there is (was) a cool supermarket across the street.  When I was a kid, it was the Food Giant, sitting on a triangular site, with parking at grade in front of the store and a parking lot below, on this sloped site.  It was the most Jetsonian of the supermarkets we went to.  Either way, I'm sure the current supermarket has a deli where you can get a hefty sandwich pronto since the hotel has no food services other than its breakfast room.

The room service was very good.  The maid was helpful in procuring additional pillows and blankets.  There was a breakfast, being that it's an Express.  I've forgotten everything the breakfast included, but I remember sugary cereals like Fruit Loops or Trix being in the transparent cereal dispensers.  There was a lot more on the breakfast line, too.

If wanting to stay on the West Side of L.A., and with a rental car, I'd return to the Doubletree LAX, because it tends to have decent prices now and then.  If the prices were more aligned, I'd go with this Holiday Inn Express, which offers proximity to anything and everything on L.A.'s West Side, yet is located in a fairly residential setting near all the main thoroughfares.

14/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Misty M.
Wonderful stay!

When we checked in, we received a free upgrade to a newly remodeled king room. It was our first trip and the hotel experience was awesome.

The staff was super courteous and helped give us lots of recommendations as far as places to visit and tours. Will definitely be back in the future.

01/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Shelley N.
I got in at 4 am from a long drive and I must say I got the best service. The room was nice and clean, pricing was fair. The only negative is the room they serve the breakfast in, is too small. The food was good so I was happy

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Whitley W.
We were able to walk to most destinations. Very quiet and comfortable room. Would definitely stay again.

22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Elizabeth W.
We actually really like this hotel,...it's very nice. Clean and comfy rooms, valet parking, excellent staff, great location, and it's a nice and quiet hotel! That's why we booked our stay tonight and pre booked next week as well!

05/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Kevin B.
For this area, this is probably one of the best values for a hotel room you are going to get without sacrificing comfort & security.  If you aren't from the L.A. area, you are basically near the Beverly Hills area so keep that mind if you are complaining about the price.

Room was very comfortable and clean.  No complaints at all. Its not much a view given where the hotel is located but if you want to pay probably another 100 dollars for a view at another location, be my guest.   Every morning they have a continental breakfast which is better than a lot of higher end places I've frequented.

Staff was very polite.  They all seem to know the area very well and can assist you on how to get to locations and area restaurants.  And if you need any type of transportation, they are more than willing to help you out.  

If I can give it 4.5 stars, I probably would.  Especially given the fact they have a late check out up  2pm which was ideal for me to make it to the airport right in time.  Only knock is its not much around it, most things are about 4-5 blocks away (Westfield Mall).  But on a good day, its not a bad walk and everything is right there.

Free WiFi - which if you see my profile is great LOL.
Would definitely book again.

23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Tony J.
My conference meetings were at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, which cost $220 per night plus parking. Instead I opted to stay here, which was about a 0.5 mile walk to the Hyatt. This hotel was a lower cost alternative for only $179 with overnight valet parking for only $18. So my total nightly cost was only $197 versus about $250 at the Hyatt. I was apprehensive when I first arrived, but, the hotel was fine during my stay and secure even when I returned after midnight.

I also enjoyed their limited complimentary breakfast, which was adequate.

I would probably return again unless the Hyatt was closer in cost to the Holiday Inn.

Sorry no pics here.

30/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
25. dale d.
The check in was inefficient to the point of ludicrous. The "quiet" room had a lot of street noise. And the tv doesn't work.

16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Joe I.
Was in town for business.  Stayed here as it was cheaper than other options nearby and the rooms looked cool.  The ARE cool, especially if you are a business traveler, as they are unusual from the norm.  And any (good) surprise in a hotel room is a fun one when you see so many of them.  Staff were great, room was clean, the soap and shampoo smelled good and it was a decent location too.  I'd stay here again.

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0