What is the appearance of the hotel? Check the entrance and reception
The hotel has a chic design and matched the image of the fashionable Old Town.
There are two entrances. Perhaps because many people come by car and use the entrance on the parking lot side, the entrance on this side of the street was simple and I had a hard time finding it.
Street side entrance.
The entrance seen from inside of the hotel.
The lobby area near the street side entrance.
The hotel drive through.
The entrance on the parking lot side.
The front desk is on the left side of the entrance.
Coffee and water were prepared in front of the front desk. It is free, so I came down many times to get some coffee.
There were many sofas in the lobby.
There was also a TV. This area turns into a breakfast venue in the morning.
The entrance on the parking lot side seen from the lobby.
If you climb the stairs, you can see the pool on the second floor.
First floor elevator hall.
Inside of the elevator.
Guest room floor elevator hall.
Guest room floor corridor.
What is the Two Bedroom Suite like?
Guest room entrance door.
The guest room was very spacious! The view seen from the large window made the room look fabulous and I got very excited.
Right after entering the room, there was a kitchen and a dining/living room at the back.
There was a painting of California on the wall.
There were sofas by the window.
There was a TV in the living room, and there was storage space under it.
There was an office space.
The room seen from the window.
This room is a corner room, so the window was large and curved.
From the room, I was able to enjoy the view of the intersection, the mountains and the downtown in the back. Even though the hotel is located by the intersection, the sound of cars did not bother me at all.
There were two bedrooms. This is the living room on the left.
There is a king size bed in the bedroom.
The bed mattress was just right, and I was able to sleep comfortably.
Across from the bed was a TV and a desk.
There was storage space in the drawers under the TV.
The desk was built so that disabled people can sit as well.
The view from this bed is of the downtown.
This is the room on the right.
There is a queen size bed in this bedroom.
There is storage space under the bedside table.
There was also storage space under the TV.
I could see KIEA from this room.
The bedroom on the left had a bathroom with a bathtub. Chairs and handrails were attached to the bathtub to make it easy for people with disabilities.
There is a toilet next to the bathtub.
The sink was across from the bathtub.
The bedroom seen from the bathroom.
The bedroom on the right had a shower room with a glass door instead of a bathtub. Both water pressure and drainage was fine.
The toilet was next to the shower room.
There were plenty of towels prepared on the sink.
The bedroom seen from the bathroom.
Amenities included had soap, face cleansing, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Also, I could receive additional toothbrushes and toothpastes.
There was also a hair dryer.
Closet and safe
There was an iron, an ironing board, and a basket in this closet. You can use this basket to go to the laundromat.
This closet had a lower hanger position to make it easier for people with disabilities. There are a lot of storage space in the room besides the closet, so I thought it would be suitable for a long stay or a stay with a large number of people. There was no safe.
There is a kitchen in the room.
Above the dining table was tea, coffee, decaf coffee, cream, sugar, salt, pepper and popcorn. Returning from the bar late at night we found out there was popcorn and enjoyed it.
Glasses and cups.
There was a fridge, but there was nothing inside.
Restaurants in the hotel
Guests staying at the hotel can have breakfast for free.
Breakfast was buffet style.
There was a waffle maker that was very popular.
There was a shop next to the front desk.
Snacks, chocolate candy and etc.
There was also alcohol and frozen food.
Facilities in the hotel
There was an outdoor pool on the second floor. There are chairs by the pool, so I thought that it would be great for reading.
Just beside the pool were two BBQ stoves, a fire pit and a courtyard with tables and couches.
There were high school girls that were eating marshmallows at the fire pit at night, and I thought that it was a nice space.
You can see the sunset from the pool and the courtyard.
There was also a fitness center. It is open 24 hours a day.
There was also a laundromat. It is $1.5 to wash clothes, and it is very cheap.
There are two computers in the lobby. It is convenient to just browse lightly.
There is also a meeting room.
Environment around the hotel
The area around the hotel was very nice. It is a downtown full of restaurants, but there are also condominiums and apartments, and it looks like an area where people who are in the upper middle class live. I hardly saw any homeless people, and I was surprised.
Burbank Station which is the closet station from the hotel.
Staff and customer base
The staff were very kind to me. I was able to check in very easily. I had the impression that the staff was enjoying her work.
I saw many groups of people and families staying, because it is a residence inn. I also saw many college students staying to visit Universal Studios.
I think that it is convenient because it is 2 stations from Union Station by train via the Union Station from Los Angeles International Airport. It was a hotter city than I thought. It was a Friday when I stayed, so it was crowded everywhere. Everyone local was out in town and I was excited. Especially the downtown restaurant was crowded after 9 o’clock, and the Buffalo Wing I went to the second house had a waiting time of 20 minutes even at 11 o’clock! There were many places to eat.
IKEA near the hotel.
It is just 15 minutes by train from Downtown LA, and it is very a calm and safe city. It was a Friday, so the city was crowded with local young people. It was convenient to be able to walk to downtown and walk back easily. I got locked out when I came back to the hotel after 12 o’clock, but the staff let me in right away, and I felt very safe in the hotel. I was satisfied with the hotel, and the downtown. I was able to enjoy myself in a short amount of time. It is a nice hotel to stay at as a family when visiting Universal Studios and so on. It’s only about $10 for Uber to get to Universal Studios, so it may be more fun to stay here than to stay around Universal Studio.