The Hollywood connection at this family-run, lodgelike hotel on seven acres starts in the lobby, where framed photos of hotel namesake actress Beverly Garland line the walls. Rooms, all of which come with private balconies or patios, are set in two separate buildings, evoking rustic California with its adobe walls, covered walkways, and pines. Those next to the Hollywood Freeway are double-paned for soundproofing. Transportation to Universal Studios and a nearby Metro
stop is free. A sweet bonus: special kids' suites have bunk beds and access to video games.