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Holiday Inn Universal - Beverly Garland Holiday Inn Universal Studios Hollywood

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Beverly Garland Hotel

Beverly Garland Hotel

Photo © 2008 Kayte Deioma, used with permission

The Bottom Line

The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, also known as the Holiday Inn Universal Studios Hollywood, is a midrange hotel in a quiet area of North Hollywood convenient to Universal Studios. It's a 10 to 20 minute drive from Hollywood hot spots, depending on traffic, and 35 to 45 minutes to Magic Mountain. Owned by actress Beverly Garland and her family, the Beverly Garland is a comfortable hotel with pleasant staff and great amenities including tennis courts, a playground and a free shuttle to Universal Studios. Many city tours pick up at the hotel.

Pros

  • Clean, comfortable & spacious rooms, family rooms with bunk beds
  • Free Wireless Internet in rooms, lobby and lounge
  • Restaurant/bar/coffee shop, coffee maker in room
  • Tennis Courts & playground
  • Friendly staff, discounted Universal Studios tickets

Cons

  • Location is not very central
  • Air conditioner is noisy and temperature inconsistent
  • Free shuttle to Universal Studios and Metro is only hourly (or longer) and doesn't run late

Description

  • Address: 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602
  • Phone: (818) 980-8000
  • Reservations: 1 (800) 467-1538
  • Room Rates: $$$, compare rates at TripAdvisor.com
  • Website: www.beverlygarland.com
  • Property Amenities: Pool, fitness center, tennis courts, restaurant/bar, computer center, ATM, conference center
  • Room Amenities: Wireless Internet, fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, robe
  • Parking: $13 night
  • Metro: Free shuttle will drop you at the Universal City Metro Red Line station

Guide Review - Holiday Inn Universal - Beverly Garland Holiday Inn Universal Studios Hollywood

Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn is not just named after the actress, but was built by Beverly Garland and her late husband in 1972, and continues to be run by her son and step-daughter. Photos of Garland in her various movie and TV roles decorate the lobby. The Tula Restaurant is named for her granddaughter, whose photo adorns the entry.

The property consists of two 7-floor hotel towers totaling 255 rooms, two conference and event buildings, and the lobby and gift shop surrounding an outdoor courtyard. Tula's California Café and Splash Bar are in a separate building along with the Coffee Room lounge and business center. The tennis courts and playground are off to the side of the complex.

The rooms are comfortable and despite being just off the freeway, the landscaping and trees provide an oasis of green and relative quiet. If you like hanging out at the pool, but don't feel comfortable in the hard-bodied scene at some trendier hotels, this is a very pleasant environment to relax.

The Beverly Garland Hotel offers family rooms with a partitioned area with bunk beds for the kids. There are also suites available. Although it says on the website that refrigerators are available for a small fee, some King rooms and all family rooms have them standard.

As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary accommodation for the purpose of this review. While it has not influenced the review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.
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 1 out of 5
DISGUSTING, Member unknown11_11

The worst hotel I have ever stayed at in my life, the room was very dated didnt appear very clean, people were allowed to smoke on the outside tables so all the cigarette smoke blew up onto your balcony and you could even smell it coming through the air vents. They were testing the fire alarms for 2 days running and on one of the days the alarm went off CONSTANTLY for 10 hours so you basically had to leave the hotel. The staff behind the reception desk were very very RUDE especially the manager Carlos However the staff that worked in the restaurant were wonderful Also all the people that help book the day trips were great too Great location close to studio city, and hollywood bollavard Overall 2/10 what a horrible hotel I wouldnt recommend it to my worst enemy

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