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.
Jul 13, 2001
The rooms are old & run down. The traffic is loud. At about 6AM someone tried to break into our room. That about sums it up! Stay away from this DUMP!
Oct 16, 2000
My girlfriend and I had a nightmare of an experience at the Bev on a trip to the Dem Convention. We were rudely awakened from our slumber at 6am (after a late night out) by the sound of trucks unloading and grips yelling in preparation for a commercial they were filming in the parking lot a mere 15 feet outside our sliding glass door on the 1st floor. Much to the hotel manager's credit - he comped us for the night and moved us to an isolated room
free from noise on our second night. I new we were staying close to Hollywood, but this was a bit too close for comfort. The place is nice for what we paid, and pretty close to downtown and convenient to universal, but oftentimes you can get a better rate at the Hilton or Sheraton Universal when those hotels are running specials.