More about Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Los Angeles
The last time I was here, I...
The last time I was here, I stayed at the Century Plaza Hotel. But feel free to stay at other hotels... Hey, check out the cool Century Plaza Hotel postcard below. The couple in the pic certainly need no introduction! Pleeease slap yourself if you don't know who they are.
Century Plaza Hotel
Is so close to everything including the Schubert which has great plays and musicals and the Century City Mall.
I have stayed at the Century Plaza Hotel twice recently, and my last stay was marginal. First, the good things. The hotel is pretty centrally located, so you can get downtown, to the West Side, to the Valley or the canyon communities easily. The staff is courteous and helpful. On the other hand, my standard room was only adequate for a short stay; the room was quite small by business or spa facilities standards. The most glaring problem for me was room service. The bill was highly padded with fees, delivery, and services charges and the food was inedible. I ordered calamari, Ceasar salad, and apple pie. The calamari was just balls of batter, the dipping sauce was rancid, the salad dressing was an oily mess that was not even Ceasar, and the apple pie was bitter. Fortunately, after a discussion upon checkout the meal was removed from my bill. I won't be staying at the Century Plaza Hotel again.
Perfect location & beautiful landscaping in the heart of LA
My family consistently visits LA each summer and has stayed at many 4+ star hotels in the LA and Santa Monica area. The Century Plaza Hotel was a pleasant surprise for our family, not “luxurious”, but nicely decorated and maintained. The valet service was more than helpful and assisted us with directions around town. The room was spacious and nicely decorated with a great balcony overlooking the pool and garden. The landscaping and pool area is fabulous with great pool side menu! The hotel is located directly across from a Westfield Mall, grocery store and movie theater. The spa is top notch with a great array of services to pamper you. My only two complaints are that our heavenly bed with all white bedding was consistently stained. Even when we asked for a bedding change, the “new” bedding was stained as well. Yuck. My other complaint is that we had to pay $12 each time we used the fitness facility. When paying for such a grand hotel, the fitness should be included, not a surcharge. Regardless of the bedding and fitness, I would absolutely stay at the Century Plaza again. We can’t wait for our next LA visit to book the Century Plaza!
A Nice time!!
We stayed at the Century plaza from jul23-jul28 and thought that it was a great hotel. we made the same mistake as everyone else and parked our car in self park - came back one hour and 10 minutes later to a 15.00 bill. When we got back to our hotel we valeted the car for the rest of our trip and the hotel re-imbersed our 15.00 from self park. When we needed the car they brought it up right away and we thought that their service was wonderful.
Our maid however was a different story. She never refilled our sugars and creams in the room so around day number 3 my husband ran our of both for his morning coffee. (not pleased) We also came back to the hotel one day at 2:00 and our room was still not made up.
The concierge was very helpful and the front desk was very polite to us throughout our whole stay.
Overall a great stay we would go back.
Good hotel, poor location
Stayed here as part of a honeymoon package in August 2004,
Hotel was very pleasant, nicely appointed and the heavenly beds were indeed heavenly.
They were filming in the swimming pool area on our first day at the hotel, which mean't that we were restricted on our movements outside in the hotel grounds - disappointing.
There is a shopping complex nearby (about 2/3 minutes walk) and we ate at a restaurant there which was good value and good food.
Did a city tour and found LA lacks the charm and character of San Diego and San Francisco. This said, we did enjoy Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, amazing houses and very detached from the rest of LA.
If you are stopping at this hotel, you need a car to get round and see the sites. We managed to walk to Rodeo Drive and saw the outskirts of Beverly Hills on foot, but the nearest Metro station from this hotel is 30 minutes walk!
Still an enjoyable place and would stop here again.
Wow! We were upgraded to a suite complete with a living room, dining table, large bedroom and 2 bathrooms. The furniture and decorations are dated but elegant. The grounds and pool are fabulous. Westin hotels are awesome to kids. They deliver the high chair, crib and anything else you need at no cost. My toddler received complimentary cookies and milk before bed time, and they have a kid's menu for room service. We could not have asked for a better stay. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
Good Hotel with some drawbacks
Stayed there for a week in August 2004. Nicely decorated rooms, with ample space. The service in general (front desk, bell hop, valet parking) was very good and professional. The beds, linens and bath towels were very comfortable.
Had breakfast at the Breeze (hotel restaurant) one morning. Our experience was very good - both with the service and the quality of food. The Hotel restaurant is expensive (no surprise). However, there is a Starbucks across the street in the AIG Sun Life Building that is open on weekdays for a good and cheap breakfast that you can carry back to your hotel room. There is also a large shopping center right next door to Starbucks where you can get a variety of meals 7 days per week. Both Starbucks and the shopping center are a short and pleasant walk.
Every room has a terrace which provides a wonderful night time view of the surrounding area (from a high floor especially). We liked the location because it was quiter than other hotel locations in LA, and found it central for our travels and activities - Universal Studios, Hollywood, Sony Studios, Pasedena and very near to Beverly Hills. But, remember, you're in LA and that means driving everywhere, no matter where you stay for a family vacation. Parking in all LA is at a cost - so don't expect to get it for free (except at the Sunset Plaza strip shopping center, near Mel's Diner). The hotel valet parking is $25 per night, with unlimited in/out. We found it very convenient.
The hotel has a charge for everything - including a $1 fee for making toll free phone calls and use of the internet at the business center (many smaller chains do not charge for local/toll free calls and often provide free high speed internet access from PC's in their business center).
We did not have any billing errors.
The drawback was that we thought the hotel could do a better job of cleaning; we never heard a vacuum during our entire stay, and felt the bathrooms simply recieved a wipe-down instead of a disinfectant cleaning, which is why we didn't give it a 5 star rating. An expensive place to stay, but we felt we received our money's worth (used the Starwood best rate internet price guarantee to match a lower price we found on the web for this hotel).
We booked via Price line and got a rate of 115 per night and it was well worth it. The rooms are not as large as some business hotels, but they make up for it with the balcony, excellent patented bed and great shower. They are clean, modern and upscale.
The work out facilities are part of the spa ($12 per day) and are more than above average for a hotel. You also get access to the locker room with sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and rainfall showers.
The location is good, a five minute drive to Rodeo and 10 min at most to West Hollywood.
Hotel Advice Needed
I'm attending a conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel (2025 Avenue of the Stars) but unfortunately the hotel is booked full.
Can anyone suggest other hotels in roughly the same neighborhood? (This will be my first visit to L.A., and I am completely ignorant of its geography.)
Many thanks in advance.
RE: Hotel Advice Needed
Does the conference have a hotel list?
RESIDENCE INN BEVERLY HILLS C 1177 SOUTH BEVERLY D 13N
MAISON 140 C BEVERLY HILLS CA 14N
PARK HYATT LOS ANGE C 2151 AVE OF THE STAR 13N
TOWER BEVERLY HILLS C 1224 S.BEVERLYWIL DR 13N
CROWNE PLAZA BEVERLY HILLS C 1150 S BEVERLY DR 13N
RE: RE: Hotel Advice Needed
Alas, no hotel list, just the suggestion that we should try travelocity or expedia. Well, duh.
Many thanks for the suggestions, they're all much appreciated.
RE: RE: Hotel Advice Needed
Are you sure you will learn anything from them?
RE: Hotel Advice Needed
Google's new map feature will show you where the local hotels are.
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4) click the 'search map' button
5) when the map appears, click on 'find business'
6) enter 'hotel' in the new box
7) click the 'search business' button
and a map of all the closest hotels will appear.