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The Carlyle Inn in Los Angeles, CA

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Carlyle Inn invites guests to experience an intimate Beverly Hills boutique hotel near Rodeo Drive and dozens of iconic L.A. attractions. This European-inspired hideaway features 32 comfortable rooms with 37" flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush robes and upscale bath amenities. Carlyle Inn is ideal for relaxing vacations, productive corporate trips, as well as dynamic group travel. Our hotel's stunning design enhances privacy for guests, boasting an inner courtyard for outdoor lounging and an upper-level sundeck with chaise-lounges and a soothing hot tub. While here, guests can enjoy complimentary hot expanded breakfast each morning, 24-hour use of the lobby business center and the expert recommendations of a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

 

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Rating: 3.74

Address: 1119 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90035

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    Comments (23):

    1. Laura W.
    Cute place, especially for a Best Western! The outdoor garden atrium looks beautiful - there's plenty of flowers and patio chairs. Breakfast is free, and fairly decent. The location of the hotel is near a lot of attractions in Hollywood, so it's a good choice if you want to do some sightseeing around that area. The rooms have flat screen tvs and other standard amenities. Concierge seemed nice enough. Parking in the garage is $11 a night.  If you need a place to stay without it being expensive and overly fancy, this would be a good bet.

    19/04/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Carol W.
    Disappointing. Based on the review here and because it is close to Cedars Sinai where I had an early appointment, I booked a reservation for the night before at the Carlyle. True to the other reviews, the room was recently refurbished and was well stocked with comfy pillows and soft towels. The room was astoundingly clean, too. However, the room with two double beds was tiny, very claustrophobic; the only seating option was to sit on the bed or in the upholstered chair tucked away near the closet and behind the door to the room. Although WiFi was advertised, the signal faded in and out and was so weak that my iPad couldn't even find the signal long enough to sign on. Also, the a/c unit was difficult to set and when the a/c came only only when the fan was on; the fan was so noisy that sleeping with the a/c on was impossible. When we turned off the a/c and finally were able to fall asleep, we were awakened by the flushing and banging from the plumbing in the next room. In additon, although other reviewers raved about the breakfast, when we checked out at 7:15 a.m., before going to our 7:45 appointment, the restaurant was still locked and dark even though we had been told when we checked in that breakfast was served from 7-9 a.m.

    My rating of 2 stars is because the room was clean and the linens plentiful. Initially, I had rated The Carlyle with three stars, primarily for cleanliness. However, given that we paid (with taxes) close to $220 for the night, the value was poor. Was The Carlyle Inn comfortable? Not really. Was it everything we expected, given the other reviews? No. Would we return? Most definitely not.

    20/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    3. Alyson C.
    Great location, best deal.

    We stayed here because we needed to be in the Beverly HIlls area. The rates were very reasonable and there is free breakfast every morning! Can't top that...

    We got a good deal for $136/night. We found a coupon code online, but otherwise, it is about $165/night which isn't too bad. There is ample parking as a guest for $11/night and it is located underground and is pretty safe and secure.

    When we checked in, there wasn't really any bellhop to take our stuff up. We actually checked in a few hours early, and they had a room available for us -- a handicap room. So we took our stuff up with the available bellhop cart and got to our room. The room was really nicely set up: HD TV, Computer Desk, Fridge and 2 complimentary bottles of Crystal Geyser water.

    The downside of our room, it being a handicap room was the shower. It wasn't a tub and just a shower you walk into with the chair on the wall. The shower head was at the level of your stomach, so you had to take it out and hold it while rinsing. Also, the toilet had a funky smell (not on our part!)  Otherwise, there were free cotton balls, q-tips, a hair dryer and decent toiletries.

    The beds were very comfy! I  had great sleep with the down pillows, comforter and soft bed.

    Free wireless internet too. It kept going on and off with us and especially in the evening, there was lots of traffic.

    Breakfast was great. There was variety every morning and you can't beat it if it's included. Within the premises, there's a tanning deck and a private spa between the 2nd and 3rd floor. I never used it because I forgot a swimsuit.

    I was very happy with my stay and intend to stay here in the future if I need to be back in the area.

    08/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Cassidy F.
    Great location to everything, staff is friendly, the hotel is very dated could use a little fix up. Beds are very comfortable, rooms are a little small when you have kids with you. Really not the best with a family but if its you and one other it's great, the morning breakfast is good, Parking is as small as the hotel, and when you book get a room closer to the back because the front street is very loud. Other then that I'd spend a little more and enjoy a nice hotel. Oh and the wifi is shit does not work if your lucky you might get some on the main floor good luck... Ps don't be cheep spend the 100 more and go to a real hotel.

    02/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    5. Coty S.
    I was lucky enough to stay on the top floor here, and the view was really nice.  The rooms are very clean, the AC system is kind of loud and old, but they do have a flat screen.  It took me until my last day there to realize that there is a fridge in the cabinet under the TV.  They stock Q-tips and cotton balls in the bathroom and it is all marble and granite.  The free breakfast downstairs is pretty darn good and they have an assortment of cooked items as well.  Parking is difficult and it will cost you.  The area is really nice and within walking distance of many restaurants.

    20/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Charlene E.
    I will admit, I kind of turned my nose up when Mr. Man said he had booked a Best Western for our annual trip to BH for the CAAF Night of Comedy benefit. Then I read some of the reviews here and turned off my inner hotel snob, more than willing to give it a chance.

    Wow, what a GREAT hotel...make that what a GREAT Best Western!  All of the rooms are on an outside corridor but they all face a really nice courtyard with beautiful landscaping, deck chairs and tables, etc.  The rooms themselves are super nice, clean and pretty big.  The bed was awesome and get this, we counted NINE pillows in total.  There was a separate desk area with a chair and ottoman, good lighting and the bathroom was huge.  Nice toiletries and even q-tips and cotton balls.  The air conditioner was pretty loud but it worked, keeping the room almost too cold and we liked the big flat screen TV.  We didn't try the breakfast or the internet service, so I can't comment on those things.

    Two minor complaints (but not enough to stop us from staying here again).  

    First:  When I went to make coffee in the morning, I looked at the creamer containers and 2 of them were dated April 7th and the other 2 were dated April 24th.  This was May 1st so, creamer was out.  Then when I tried to pick up a coffee packet from the little box thing the supplies were in, it was completely stuck to the box by something sticky, so at that point, the coffee idea was out the window.  

    Second:  While I was checking out the expired creamer and sticky coffee packets, Mr. Man yelled at me from in the shower and pointed up to the ceiling directly over his head.  In the spot where a covered pot light should have been, there was an uncovered CFL lightbulb, sticking out a good 3 inches beyond the opening.  He hit it with his hand when he was washing his hair, and even though it wasn't super hot, it was too big for the spot it was in and definitely should have been covered.  

    Also not crazy about the parking but again, it wasn't something that would keep us from staying there.  There are a few spots on the office level, but the majority is underground, in a very tiny space.  What I didn't like was that after the gate swung up to let us drive in, it stayed open until we were in the elevator.  I know, we're talking Beverly Hills, but it was still accessed through an alley and the whole point of having a security gate is keep non guests out, right?

    05/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Bahvee V.
    OMG!!! I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo impressed with this hotel, and trust me, if you knew me, you would say WOW!  First of all...from the beginning when we checked in til the end when we checked out (after 5 days), this place was amazing,

    Excellent 5 star customer service all around
    Beautiful clean and remodeled rooms
    Comfy ass beds with lovely linens and tons of pillows.  Including Euro shams, pillows, and a body pillow!
    Great everything with a mini fridge (cleverly hidden in the cabinet), coffee maker and flat screen tv on the wall.

    Continental breakfast, my butt!  This was a full on breakfast every morning they served REAL scrambled eggs,not powdered eggs, bacon, sausage or hash browns. There's ready made waffle mix with a belgium waffle maker that is so easy and fast to make. There's fresh fruits,cereal, granola, yogurts, bagels, toast, oatmeal, coffee, tea and cranberry as well as oj.

    There are great kosher delis and restaurants in the area and there is a Starbucks and a Walgreens just a 1/2 block away!  I am telling you, I cannot wait to come back to LA, I have got a home away from home!

    10/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Michael V.
    I have stayed at the Carlyle 4 times in two months, due to my wife's medical procedures at Cedars-Sinai Hospital nearby. We love this place! The staff has been great: Barbara, Juan-Carlos, Johanna and Rolando have met or exceeded our expectations. Yes the rooms are not REAL big, but are fine for two people who need to be in the area and do not want to get hosed on their room rates. If you don't want to drive, there are some restaurants within walking distance: small cafe's, pizza and Chinese food and many ethnic Jewish businesses. For the snobbier set, Wilshire Blvd is a short drive up the street and there are additional eating places by Cedars. Because we have stayed at Carlyle Inn so many times for medical issues at Cedars, the staff gave my wife a very nice "Get Well" card when we checked out. THAT is what visitors will always remember. If you are on a budget and need to be in the West LA,/Beverly Hills area then this is the place for you.

    25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    9. Karen A.
    I always enjoy my stay here. The staff is really nice, the rooms are great and the location can't be beat. It's a little pricey considering I am there just to go to The Joint on Pico, 2 blocks away. I find it worth it not to drive back to San Diego that night, though. I probably don't spend more than 8-10 hours in the room! Breakfast is good with a nice assortment of food and beverages.

    09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Phoenix A.
    I booked a room here so 4 girls from the LBC/OC could have a balls-out birthday GNO in Hollywood.

    It reminds of a European-ish hotel, with a small lobby styled with minimal elegance...bright red velvety chairs and art to make you go 'hmmm...what is that?".  There is a computer adjacent to the front desk that is available for guests to use.

    The cozy rooms are newish-Wickes-Furniture furnished but they have all the necessities you need for a place to crash in comfort - WiFi, a complimentary breakfast, an atrium area where you can sit and chill and perhaps have a smoke since all the rooms are non-smoking.

    On the night before the Oscar's, I was able to get an outstanding rate for a double-occupancy room.  This place is spotless and the service impeccable.  If you are looking for a hotel that's allows you access to Hollywood but don't want the H'wood sketch or $300/night rack rate, the Carlyle Inn is definitely a superb alternative.

    23/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    11. Bryce F.
    At first the small room surprised me. After some time and a nice breakfast area, I came to realize this is a gem for its budget option in this area. Outstanding level of service from everyone too!

    16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Charlie M.
    The location in the Pico / Robertson area was a major advantage for us.   The hotel has under 30 rooms.   Our room was clean.

    The biggest problem was the noise.   We could hear what the people in the next room were saying.  The lower parking lot has a security gate, but even with the mirrors, it was difficult to get out of the garage into the alley because people drive too fast down that alley in both directions.  

    I won't rule this place out for the next time we need to be in that area, but I'll certainly shop around for better digs first.

    08/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    13. Leah O.
    This is a very cute hotel in a nice neighborhood.  The Continental breakfast is fabulous!  The rooms are equipped with everything you need even a Kerig coffee maker with tea or hot chocolate which is nice since I don't drink coffee.  Get a room with a king bed.  My second time staying here I got a queen and the room was a little tight.  They do have parking but you might have to park in the bottom lot or leave your keys to park in the top lot.  I think they allow pets, I passed a man and his dog in the stairwell.

    11/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Elana k.
    Update: I calked the front desk (10 pm) to ask if all the beds are so sift, and the man told me he doesn't know what I'm talking about. He said no one has ever said the beds are soft!

    Not worth the $200 at all!

    The daytime front desk staff was nice  enough and offered a small discount.
    The parking fee is lower than other nearby hotels, but the garage is small ANd a bit creepy; lucky there's a gate!

    The rooms are ok. Kind if an old, dingy building, but the bathrooms are nicely remodeled.

    The beds are horribly sunken and soft!! I'll have a hard time sleeping decently here. Sad for this price!!

    There is no pool. A minus for my family.

    18/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    15. Juan R.
    I've stayed at many of hotels and this place kind of falls off for me. We ended up staying here after a google and Yelp search.

    This place is pretty much far from anything walking distance, other then a Thai restaurant and subway. So unless you're thinking of cabbing it, I would suggest using your own car. When we drove up, this place is kind of hidden, as it's a smaller hotel. We drove in their tiny parking lot and checked in. This was the first hotel that we heard of where you have to leave your keys if you want to park in the upper level.

    On to our room. When I booked the hotel, I booked 1 queen bed. When I walked in the room there were 2 double beds. I called the front desk and explained to him that on the online reservation it stated that we were guaranteed a room with a queen. He said "sorry sir, we're all booked." I said really sir? That's unacceptable, and after a few seconds he said one "came available." We walked downstairs and got our new room.

    The room seemed as if the floor was sideways. And the toilet had a hard time flushing. The door also had trouble closing (if we didn't notice it didn't close, that would have been trouble).

    The service was so-so, and the rooms were decently clean. Will debate coming back?

    18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    16. Stacey P.
    We came to stay at this hotel at 11:30 PM and the lady from the front desk was Wendy she was very very nice to us and she took care of us, the room is nice and clean.

    11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. Tania R.
    Stayed one night. Very pleasant hotel where the owners paid close attention to the decor and made sure everything is well done. It gives you the feeling of an upscale hotel. The room was comfortable, the bed had a nice selection of pillows and the shower was top notch! I had to look at the shower head brand as I want one at home.
    The breakfast buffet was a plus with a great and varied selection. The staff was  very courteous and helpful.
    The only thing I would like to make others aware of is that since the hotel faces a courtyard that you do hear the outside traffic. Aside from that the guests were nice and I did not have any noise later that evening. It is a great hotel and I do recommend it.

    18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Yulia D.
    Great value for money, I say! we are travelling with two other girls and stay for 3 nights in one two double beds room of this nice hotel. the receptionists were very friendly with us and helped us to find the activities. we got a nice variety of breakfast, including porridge, omlette, muesli, fruits and coffee. The quality of sleep was very good and the shower is nice too.

    09/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    19. Geneva H.
    I took my friend here for her birthday. The Carlyle Inn is a great hotel. Check-in was smooth. Everyone really polite and friendly and go out their way to take care of your needs. The breakfast Buffet and dining area was great. Location is superb as you can walk to anything you want from stores to restaurants. The room decor is new elegant and gorgeous. The bed and shower head was the bomb.com . I enjoy my stay with this wonderful hotel. PS love the banana and candle for my friend B-day breakfast. She will remember that sweet touch. I think her name was Anna. Thank you so much.j

    09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Sharon S.
    Great customer service by the front desk staff, especially Edwin. He helped make my reservation and match pricing to the online rate. Very nice gentlemen and treated me with respect, very knowledgeable and kind.

    24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Kristi N.
    Comfortable King sized bed. Delicious sheets.
    Great Breakfast buffet. Coffee  (Kerig) in the room but I am lazy and my husband was happy to get mine from the buffet.
    Very good value for the neighborhood.
    Secure Parking but you pay extra for it.
    Clean, clean, clean.
    The bathroom was beautiful with a huge counter and well lit. Nice shower and products. The light switch also turned cacophonous fart fan and no light without the unpleasant noise.
    otherwise the is hotel is quiet and tasteful.

    27/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Max N.
    Happy to report a change for the better in this situation.

    I Just got a call from Courtney, the hotel manager, she was really nice and professional, she apologized for the inconvenience and is now actively monitoring the demolition phase so that nothing gets messy behind the parking lot and alleyway, and no nails or dangerous debris gets left in the way.
    I'm not sure if she read my previous review but I didn't hear from her until just after I posted here on yelp.
    Yelp can help.

    23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    23. Jeff M.
    Like a Hollywood starlet, it appears this hotel has seen better days when she was younger and more fit.  However, like Betty White (or maybe someone not as old), it would appear the Carlysle is on its way to a comeback, the recent renovations have cast the Carlyle in a second role, a trendy boutique hotel.  The art deco is awesome, and I will admit - I took pictures of my room.  I did not check out the pool, but the deck by the pool is done in really nice artificial grass - a unique touch.  By the way, the aforementioned phones are freaking cool, and the clock radio with built-in lightning chargers were nice!  Bed was nice and comfortable, bathrooms clean and well done.  The "business center" is a well-appointed iMac, not something you see at the Best Western, that's for darn sure.

    However, there are also some indications that leave you wondering if this renaissance is really more like Bea Arthur in the Golden Girls - an ok role to close out a stellar career.  At this point, the rooms have papers taped to the door to designate your room number.  The breakfast was super disappointing.  The websites refer to deluxe hot breakfast, and shows fantastic pictures of a nice restaurant.  Rather, it's a bad buffet served out of one of the rooms.  I would like to think this is a temporary situation, arising from the remodel, and am wiling to cut some slack.  It just irritates me a bit, as I did not plan my morning to accompany breakfast something else, based on the expectations from the website.

    Frankly, on this brief trip to Carlyle, I think to the opening verse from the Golden Girls, and thank her for being a friend.  When I travel down Robertson Road, I will be back again.

    30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0