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Wilshire Crest Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

Wilshire Crest Hotel in Los Angeles, CA

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An elegant Kosher Boutique Hotel located in Los Angeles

 

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Rating: 3.50

Address: 6301 Orange St, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

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    1. Reese n Cassy W.
    Cute boutique hotel that is in a quaint neighborhood.  We went there since it was close to the American Girl store and we surprised our 5 year old daughter by visiting there.  Nice rooms although very plain.  My wife felt it represented old Hollywood well with the rooms creaky floors and no elevator.  Charming would be a word that would describe it.  The front staff was very pleasant and cheerful every time we went thru the front door.  As mentioned in other reviews, parking can be difficult since there is only street parking.  So be prepared to drive around looking for a parking space!  The continental breakfast is only fair with some variety of bagels, breakfast pastries and hard boiled eggs.  Less than 5 minutes away from The Groves shopping mall which also has a super farmers market and Du-pars famous restaurant.  20 minutes away from Santa Monica pier.  Great location for this place!  We will definitely stay there again when we visit!

    17/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    2. Daria W.
    Heating kept tripping the breaker which resulted in little or no heating the entire 3 days of our stay. One time the electricity went out in the entire room! Only 2 of 5 lights worked in the bathroom. In the main sink, the stopper had no top to it. The breakfast was lackluster. The bed was comfortable. Overall, I would not recommend staying here unless for the convenience which is why we chose it in the first place.

    30/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    3. Katie A.
    If I could give my experience with this hotel a zero I would.  I was lied to by the manager about the cancellation policy and he was rude and abrupt over the phone.  My child was sick and I was not actually able to stay at the hotel.  I was quite surprised that he was not willing to refund my charge in the case of a sick child.  He said that he would refund me if he could, but that the cancellation policy was that of HotelGuides, the website I reserved the room through.  When I contacted HotelGuides they informed me that it was the hotel's policy and they actually tried to work with the manager to get me a refund and he was unwilling.  lying to customers says a lot about the credibility of a business.  Very disappointing.

    18/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    4. Wendy E.
    I had searched on the Internet for days for a hotel that was between Downtown and West L.A. that was in a nice area, near decent restaurants and shops to walk to, that had free parking and free breakfast, and was less than $250 per night including taxes, etc.  When making the reservation, I had requested a quiet room upstairs at the end of the building.  They let me know they would put my request in the reservation notes.  I arrived at the Wilshire Crest Hotel on 3/29/12 and stayed 5 nights.  I believe I got a perfect room at a great price.  I stayed in a very quiet and clean upstairs room at the end of the hall on the right of the stairs.  I had such an enjoyable stay.  It was a bit challenging to find parking on certain days because of street cleaning and had to walk a couple blocks then back and forth to the hotel but no big deal.  The neighborhood was very clean and had beautiful homes and apartment buildings.  I felt perfectly safe walking there at all hours and found some decent restaurants a block away on Wilshire  - Chapa Grill and Wahoo's Fish Taco.  Was so nice to be able to walk to LACMA just a few blocks away.  Being a block off of Wilshire, it was so easy travelling to and from the hotel and I was able to get to all the locations I wanted to go within a reasonable amount of driving time amazingly.  Mainly I travelled to West L.A., Westwood Village, West Hollywood, Silverlake, Venice, Santa Monica, and El Segundo.  It really was a perfect location to stay.  The breakfast was fine but the coffee was not to my liking so I had to seek out the good stuff elsewhere each morning.  Thank goodness they had a Peet's Coffee in Westwood Village since I didn't like any of the other coffee places I tried.  Whenever I come to L.A., I hope to stay at the Wilshire Crest again.  I am so happy I found such a great place in such a great location.

    10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    5. nadine g.
    This was a bargain for the price and quality of stay for a new years eve stay!  This is a nice little getaway from all the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles but still within distance to everything.  The rooms were cute and of decent size.  I love the many mirrors in the room which made it easy for me to not hog up the sink mirror while I was getting ready for the night out.  I would definitely stay here again.

    02/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    6. Jay Daniel B.
    Clean rooms.   Nice dark & quiet at night at a reasonable price.   4 stars for the quality that matches the price - if I paid a lot I would have been unhappy.

    28/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    7. Ginny F.
    I would stay here again, for sure, but the hotel is not without it's quirks.  First, the positive.  Great location and access for shopping, restaurants, parks, and local businesses.  Room rate were reasonable for the area and time of year.  Room was extremely quiet (the best positive!), very clean, relatively comfortable mattress, two sinks (one inside and one outside bathroom, so two people can get ready at the same time), mini frig & coffee maker, free wi-fi, and private entrance and exit.  The staff was very friendly and accommodating, especially Ross, the front desk gentlemen who was there the full 3 days I was staying there - a very nice, pleasant man!  Since there is no elevator or bellboy, he graciously carried my suitcases up to my room (when I arrived) and from my room into my car (when I departed).  
    Now for the negatives (and based on room 212).  The air conditioning unit was very noisy in my room (made a repetitive banging sound) AND it smelled like mold or mildew which was bad for my allergies.  I had to run out and buy a plug-in table fan to stay cool.  The shower faucet was a bit temperamental, a smidgen to the right and you froze, a smidgen to the left and you were scorched.  The sink in the shower and toilet area had no counter and no outlets.  So it was hard to get ready for your day in there.  The fan in the bathroom didn't work and no window to ventilate.  Either the tv controller was difficult or the cable system was lousy.  I wasn't able to figure out which, maybe a little bit of both!  Made tv watching a bit frustrating.  The night stands were pretty small so not a lot of room for your bedtime stuff.  No available easily accessible room outlets to plug in iPads, cell phones, or table fans.  And lastly, the room door did not have a security bolt and the existing lock seemed a bit flimsy.  Plus no key cards, just locks.  It made me wonder how many other copies were out there.  I placed a chair against door knob as I slept for an added sense of security.  
    Even with all these negatives, I would still stay at the Wilshire Crest Hotel.  It wasn't close to being perfect, but it had charm, basic comfort, a great staff, cleanliness, and all at a decent price.  Oh, and regarding the parking, I never had any problems finding a spot mostly because I came back to the hotel each day just after dinner time so there were still available spots.  I can, however, see it being a problem if I had returned late at night.  
    The bottom-line is, the good out-weighed the bad, so I would def return!!

    28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. Ryker R.
    Love the cable they have with their flat screen tv's. Lots of channels to pick from. From was huge with nice bed and nice clean bathroom. Breakfast was sorta a let not. Very basic with much to be desired. Cheap and a block if that from Wilshire blvd. I like the small botique feel of this place. I will be back if im around the area!

    28/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Andrew M.
    Great location, nice rooms.  Maybe a bit on the pricey side but its close to lots of Hollywood hotspots and the breakfast is a plus!

    13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    10. Christina C.
    This place was awesome for a cheap hotel! It had a great continental breakfast that was kosher, with hard-boiled eggs, pastries, bagels, toast, orange juice, milk, coffee, and tea.

    Also, the beds are queen-sized and they have two per room. The rooms are spacious enough and pretty nice quality for the price of the room. Note that they are only expecting two people in each room, so hide the others, or just don't mention you're more than a few people if you're housing more because they charge you $20/person if more than two stay in your room.

    The woman was great because there was an issue (the man overcharged us for an extra night) and she squared it away quickly. They are friendly people.

    Only parking on the street or in a parking lot across the street at the Wellsfargo, but warning you will not be able to stay in the lot past 8am so street parking is better. Ask for a street pass and you won't get towed or ticketed.

    Free wifi but we asked for a password and we lost it so we didn't get to check that out.

    19/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Eric L.
    Staff were incredibly kind and helpful. Rooms are big and clean, and breakfast is great plus.

    08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    12. Gregor Z.
    The place is in a safe area next to Beverly Hills, 15. Miles away from Santa Monica and 20 miles from downtown and other places to visit. Breakfast is not rich but you may mix up some fresh fruits and cereals. Rooms are comfortable and quite clean, a good perfume welcomes you when you enter. if you have the room right in front the street you may hear some noise in the early morning. a good accommodation if you are liking for some sleeping room.

    23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    13. Couple O'Critics A.
    This is a nice hotel with a rate far better than anything around.  The room I stayed in was huge and kind of 90's in decor, but what do want for the price.  Clean, yes. Quite, yes. Secure, yes.  Walking distance to some dining venues, yes.  Parking, alright and no charge unless you loose the pass.

    31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Laura G.
    Rooms: A lot bigger than I expected. Free in-room wi-fi was nice. However, there's no elevator access so beware.
    Continental Breakfast: Fair. Bagels, some fruit, cereal, oatmeal, and some muffins.
    Parking: This was the worst part about staying here. I appreciated that they gave us a pass for street parking, but it's basically a pass to HUNT for parking. We ended up having to park in the bank parking lot across the street but had to move every morning by 8am. Very inconvenient.

    Staff was friendly, location was good--quiet neighborhood not far from Hollywood/Beverly Hills. I might stay here again if I came back to LA.

    05/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    15. Christie R.
    I'm not overly picky when it comes to hotels. I want a quiet room, with a comfortable bed, and a decent temperature in the room.  I like a place that is central to where I need to be and not cost a small fortune.

    Well, the Wilshire Crest will offer a few of these things but at what cost?

    First off is the parking. There is no lot. And for autocentric Los Angeles that's an issue.  There is plenty of street parking provided you're planning on leaving before 7am.  If your plans do not require you leaving the hotel at the crack of dawn, then you're on a parking hunt most of the night.

    Second, the security.  The hotel is on the corner of a somewhat major street and the front door seems to be always open.  A few times I passed through the lobby late at night and there was no staff visible in the lobby. Combine that with the fact the rooms are locked with keys and not key-cards left me feeling very insecure.

    Yes, the rooms are large and the place is clean.  But there was no thermostat in my room, just a large AC unit that worked like a champ.  I had to choose between freezing all night with it on, or sweltering with it off.

    Finally I had no hot water for 4 days.  The water pressure seemed good in the shower, but I just kept looking at all that freezing cold water going down the drain while I waited for it to heat up and felt very guilt-ridden about the waste.  I would have complained, but again, no staff to be found.

    I didn't stick around to try the free continental breakfast which started at 7am....I was too busy making certain my car was obeying the parking laws.

    19/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    16. Jonathan M.
    The area is really nice. You are steps away from museum row, the tar pits, Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, the grove, the Beverly center, and many fine dining restaurants. The hotel it's self is nice and has huge rooms for the money. I highly recommend it to anyone on a budget trip to LA.

    14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    17. E. S. D.
    This hotel really works if your looking for comfort and good reasonable price.  I stay there every time I am in LA because the staff is super friendly and it has a family owned feel with breakfast included and free parking. No hidden or added fees.

    21/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    18. Mark D.
    Wilshire Crest reminds me of many hotels I've stayed at in England. Especially considering it is located in Southern California, there is something uniquely English about the place. The furniture is older and doesn't seem to match. But everything is clean and comfortable. My room was large. For the most part, there were not any noise issues. The AC worked very well.

    This is a basic place. My room had a flat screen tv and cable but I did not use it. There is free wireless but the signal wasn't very strong. I could not consistently maintain a Netflix stream,

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    Continental Breakfast is included but I did not try it.

    The staff was friendly.

    The location is close to the Farmer's Market, The Grove, and the CBS Studios.

    While my room had a private washroom, I am not sure this is the case for all rooms.

    While, this is a no-frills hotel. It is a great bargain. If you are coming to LA, I would feel confident in suggesting Wilshire Crest as a place to stay.

    20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    19. Valaurie V.
    How charming in a perfect location with a bar around the corner liquor store across the street espresso bar across the street and the museums just down the street perfect perfect perfect very charming

    14/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    20. Tammy R.
    I love this hotel. I've stayed quite a few times for doctors appts at cedar sinai. It's only 3 min away. The rooms are large, clean and in a very nice neighborhood. The front desk staff is always kind and helpful. The bed is super cozy and I always have a good nights sleep. Very quiet. This is my go to hotel since the price is great and it has everything I need. Only thing it doesn't have is a hair dryer in the room. Excellent and highly recommended.

    12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    21. Cynthia C.
    This hotel is a great find! We love the location! It has so many things to do nearby. Situated in a quaint, safe neighborhood that's quiet at night. The rooms are very clean and spacious.  The staff is incredibly nice. Continental breakfast was average fare. The hotel does not have parking but gives you a pass to park on the street. At night when the streets are lined with cars, you are able to park in the Wells Fargo lot across the street until 8:30 a.m. Not a problem for us at all. I'd stay here again without hesitation.

    21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Marilyn B.
    Perfect for our quick, family get-away!  Certainly not posh, but very spacious and clean.  Nice to have continental breakfast included, too.
    Extremely good value for the location.
    Will stay here again.

    03/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. Bryan S.
    Great hotel in the heart of a great Wishire district. Very close to lots to see and do AND eat. Very boutique. Nice guy running the place and very accommodating. If you're not use to LA or street parking in general, you might be disappointed there is no parking lot, only residential street parking. But it's well worth the overall value to stay here anyways. The free continental breakfast was better than most.  Our bed was on the firmer side but that's how we like them. Very quiet and safe area. Nice Art Deco architecture in the rooms.

    03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    24. Elizabeth T.
    First off, the guy at the front desk is extremely rude. Prior to my reservarion through Expedia, I called to ask how much extra it would be to accomodate up to four people, the guy answers, "Ten dollars plus tax." You would think that by me asking for a room that suits four people, he would let me know whether or not he had a room available.

    So, the mistake I made was making the reservation through Expedia anyway. The moblie app, for some reason, did not had the option for me to choose how many people would be staying with me. It was stuck on the option of one person. I continued to book it.

    Thinking that there was nothing wrong with my reservation, my friends and I made the three hour drive from where we were and finally found parking (which is annoying to find in West Hollywood, by the way. No parking structure, you're fighting to find street parking.)

    Finally, we parked down the street. Right when we enter, the guy at the front desk walks out from the back room and asks for my name. We exchange the information he asks for and our conversation goes a little something like this:

    Him: You only booked for one person.
    Me: Well, I tried to book for four, but Expedia didn't let me, for some reason, and I had called earlier to see if you had a room for four.
    Him: I can show you another customer that booked for two people through Expedia.
    Me: There was nothing I could do. Can you just charge me extra for the four people and change my reservation?
    Him: That's not my problem. And I don't have a room for four people. We are sold out and it's illegal in California to have four people in a room with one bed. That's liability on us.
    Me: Okay... is there any other hotel around here?
    Him: Down the street, but that's like $300 a night, can you afford it?

    All in all, worst experience I've ever had at any establishment in my entire life. And they denied me a refund which I don't really care for, but I figured it was worth a try since the guy insulted me.

    Hats off to you, Wilshire Crest.

    10/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    25. Allan C.
    Most hotels actually have parking; this one doesn't. Most are quiet; maybe my room is the exception. Most hotels have functional wifi, things like that, but to return after a long day to troll like an idiot for parking is somewhere between utterly disheartening and falsely pretending to be a hotel.

    If I was close enough to walk over, that would mean that I live here and don't need a hotel.

    Ah, but you've suckered me in a pre-pay now, haven't you? I hope you appreciate this victory, Wilshire Crest.

    24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    26. Jason T.
    Really cheap prices but as with anything... you get what you pay for.

    Clean but not anything fancy! Not sure how they don't have a parking lot!

    14/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    27. Allie M.
    Cute hotel. Great location. Price is on point. It's an older hotel which adds to its charm. The guy at the front desk was friendly & makes check in easy. The bed was comfortable & the shower was relaxing. Would definitely stay there again.

    17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    28. Marcus F.
    This boutique hotel is central to everything you would want to go to in Los Angeles. The staff is great, rooms are large and you get free breakfast!

    Hotel is just down the street from the Grove, close to Beverly Hills, and an easy cab ride into Hollywood if you like going out. It is also just 20 minutes from downtown and Santa Monica beach.  

    You could always pay 300, 400, 500 for any other hotel, but this has to be the best deal in town! Will visit again!

    16/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. AJ R.
    Bottom Line: clean funky little hotel close to lots of thing

    My wife and I stayed here a few weeks ago with our baby.  We got a good rate for the night and hadnt even seen this place before in person.   All in all we liked it although the street parking can be a nightmare especially in a neighborhood that already doesn't have enough parking for the people who live there.
        The room was good - nice and clean.   Unfortunately the vending machines were right outside our window so anyone wanting a soda at 4am was waking us and our baby up with the sounds of tumbling Pepsi's down the chute.

    I did leave behind some personal effects that were taken care of by the facility and I went back and picked them up later.
        This place is very close to 4 stars but with street parking it gets knocked back to 3

    17/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    30. Mieshia N.
    Very pleased with this place.
    Close to food, sightseeing and shopping.  
    Love the neighborhood. You can ask for a parking pass or use their lot. If you enjoy walking this is a great place to stay. Nothing fancy about the rooms; old fashioned comfort, in a large room. The double room has full size beds. There is plenty of outside sitting, two courtyard area's.  
    Small breakfast.
    The front desk staff were helpful and nice. Thank for making our short stay perfect!

    02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0