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One place not to stay is the San Vicente Inn.

http://www.thesanvicenteinn.com/

Had a horrible 3 night stay there 2 years ago with out-of-country guests, will never go back. (To each his own, there was a rancid bathouse / drug filled / loud music feel to the place 24/7. Maybe it is what you want, we wanted clean sleep! )

I liked LeParc on another visit, although a bit 'suburban' and straight:

http://www.leparcsuites.com/

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I always stay at Ramada Plaza, 8585 Santa Monica. 310-652-6400. Not cheap but good facility, nice pool and small fitness room. Very handy to Numbers and the other gay bars.

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I live right in the center of all these hotels (sorry, can't stay with me :-)

 

I'd recommend the Ramada because of it's location, but Valadon is nice too. Have fun!

 

If you want to go cheaper you can stay at Holloway Hotel. I've spent a couple hours there here and there and it's not bad. Not great, but not bad.

 

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33252-d150562-Reviews-Holloway_Motel-West_Hollywood_California.html

 

Have fun!

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>I'd recommend the Ramada because of it's location, but Valadon

>is nice too. Have fun!

 

I agree with the Ramada as the ideal quick weekend choice. It's no longer called the Valadon though, it was purchased, renovated and renamed Le Petit Hotel and it's FANTASTIC!

 

>If you want to go cheaper you can stay at Holloway Hotel.

>I've spent a couple hours there here and there and it's not

>bad. Not great, but not bad.

 

Not that bad? I'm having a Shelley Long moment a la Troop Beverly Hills.

 

My recommendation if you want the perfect location and a beautiful suite hotel is to check out the Chamberlain Hotel, right behind the Ramada.

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>I live right in the center of all these hotels (sorry, can't

>stay with me :-)

>

>I'd recommend the Ramada because of it's location, but Valadon

>is nice too. Have fun!

>

>If you want to go cheaper you can stay at Holloway Hotel.

>I've spent a couple hours there here and there and it's not

>bad. Not great, but not bad.

>

>http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g33252-d150562-Reviews-Holloway_Motel-West_Hollywood_California.html

>

>Have fun!

>

>

>

 

Rod is right about the Holloway. I stayed here a few years ago during a quick trip for a concert in LA. It isn't great but it isn't bad. If one is driving they have FREE parking. Average parking at a hotel is about $25 a night and with this economy that $25 can add up imo. I have an odd quirk as I like to check up on hotels I have stayed at from time to time on Trip Advisor. The reviews for the Ramada are still shaky but it looks like most if not all the rooms have been redone which is nice. Another hotel to check out is the Beverly Terrace. It is a small hotel and at least the room I had was quite small but there is a nice pool where the breakfast is served at, the room (at least mine) was clean and the front desk folk were friendly and I think they had free parking as well but don't quote me on that one as I don't drive in LA or when out of town. Hope this little bit helps with where you plan on staying.

 

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>It's no longer called the Valadon though, it was purchased,

>renovated and renamed Le Petit Hotel and it's FANTASTIC!

 

Thanks Scott for correcting me.

 

>My recommendation if you want the perfect location and a

>beautiful suite hotel is to check out the Chamberlain Hotel,

>right behind the Ramada.

 

I stayed at Chamberlain Hotel, too couple years ago and loved it. Enjoy your stay in West Hollywood.

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>It's no longer called the Valadon though, it was purchased,

>renovated and renamed Le Petit Hotel and it's FANTASTIC!

 

Thanks Scott for correcting me.

 

>My recommendation if you want the perfect location and a

>beautiful suite hotel is to check out the Chamberlain Hotel,

>right behind the Ramada.

 

I stayed at Chamberlain Hotel, too couple years ago and loved it. Enjoy your stay in West Hollywood.

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Guest zipperzone

>Another hotel to check out is the Beverly Terrace. It is

>a small hotel and at least the room I had was quite small but

>there is a nice pool where the breakfast is served at, the

>room (at least mine) was clean and the front desk folk were

>friendly and I think they had free parking as well but don't

>quote me on that one as I don't drive in LA or when out of

>town. Hope this little bit helps with where you plan on

>staying.

 

You mean they didn't allow you to take your scooter up to your room with you? :0)

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>Another hotel to check out is the Beverly Terrace. It is

>a small hotel and at least the room I had was quite small but

>there is a nice pool where the breakfast is served at, the

>room (at least mine) was clean and the front desk folk were

>friendly and I think they had free parking as well but don't

>quote me on that one as I don't drive in LA or when out of

>town. Hope this little bit helps with where you plan on

>staying.

 

You mean they didn't allow you to take your scooter up to your room with you? :0)

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>>Another hotel to check out is the Beverly Terrace. It is

>>a small hotel and at least the room I had was quite small

>but

>>there is a nice pool where the breakfast is served at,

>the

>>room (at least mine) was clean and the front desk folk

>were

>>friendly and I think they had free parking as well but

>don't

>>quote me on that one as I don't drive in LA or when out

>of

>>town. Hope this little bit helps with where you plan on

>>staying.

>

>You mean they didn't allow you to take your scooter up to your

>room with you? :0)

 

There isn't enough money in the world that would get me to drive in LA traffic. If I drove in LA or any where in CA I would be cleaning out the gene pool real quick. I get road rage down there just watching traffic from the sidelines. For everyone's safety and my sanity it is best if I don't drive down there. Besides there is something nice about taking public transport. It gives me a chance to relax, read a book, people watch or just enjoy my music.

 

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Hi Guys!

 

I must repectfully disagree with my friend Rod Hagen about the Holloway. I had the worst hotel experience of my life there 1.5 years ago. Returned to my shabby room around midnight and the passkey would NOT work. NObody around to help, to call etc. Finally after approx 2 hours of fiddling with it --it miraculously opened -- preventing me from having to sleep in my little toyota.

 

When I calmly complained the next morning -- the INSANE drunken old British queen who runs the place went ballistic on me and told me to get the fuck out if I didn't like it! I believe his name is Anthony --and descriptions of him on TripAdvisor are accurate.

 

So unless they have changed hands -- avoid like the plague! Shame too, tho -- as the location is ideal.

 

I think Rod and I should buy the fuckin place when that Brit twit dies of a heart attack or overdose -- and turn it into somethin nice for WeHo visitors.

 

On a happier note: Many of my clients stay at Le Montrose Suites -- and are very pleased with it.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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I don't understand why people rave about the Ramada hotel on SMB. I visited there once for an hour and personally I wouldn't stay there.

 

Both the Chamberlain (only a block north) and the Montrose Suite hotels are nice.

 

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For me it's all about the comfort of the bed. The Ramada on Santa Monica Blvd. have THE MOST uncomfortable beds I've ever experienced in any hotel. The Chamberlain on the other hand have fantastic beds that are very comfortable. I stayed there based on Scott Adler's recommendation one time and I loved it (other than their air conditioning system which is ancient and loud). But you won't need that system this time of year. I also love the Mondrian on Sunset Blvd. But it is very pricey these days.

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I've never stayed at Holloway, just "visited." It may very well suck if you're paying and staying.

 

The originator asked for a "reasonable" hotel. The Chamberlain, just up the street from me, is nice but my understanding is that it's much more expensive than Ramada, LeParc, Le Montrose Suites, or Valadon. Hotel Bel Air Bev Hills Hotel and Peninsula are great too, but not "reasonable". Also, Chamberlain's too full of too many New York Film Crews and general trendoids-like a BackPacker's Schraeger hotel.

 

I've lunched and dinnered at delicious Amici at Beverly Terrace. Nice.

 

SO it sounds as if R, LP,LM, BT, or V is best for you. Given what S. Draker had to say about R, Go with LP, LM, BT, or V.

 

Enjoy

 

-RH

 

p.s. I've had fun adventures at SVHotel-like a fudgepacker's Hostel-but it's much more of an adventure than "good".

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Ramada has recently renovated over the last year or so. Rooms have flat screen tvs, much more attractive color schemes, better lighting, better bedding. The lobby hopefully is next - very 80s as was the rest of the hotel before renovation. Positive - free wireless. Negative - $27 per night parking.

 

Over the last 5 years I've spent a lot of nights in West Hollywood hotels for work. Because of location (stumbling distance to bars)and price I usually came back to Ramada unless I could find a deal elsewhere.

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