The sprawling five-story hotel, a San Fernando Valley landmark, has an updated contemporary look. You can slip into sleek booths in the coffee shop now, though the same American classics are still on the menu, and breakfast is still a good value. The Olympic-size pool and patio with outdoor bar (summer only) remain, as do the extra-wide halls and high-ceilinged rooms. The adjacent event center is famed for its Hollywood connections. Inquire about hotel packages.