The Garland

Hollywood, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

Set in seven leafy acres, and with a 50-year tradition of serving guests, The Garland is relaxing, family friendly, and doesn’t skimp on style. Take in its relaxed retro vibe and comfy style. Eating at the restaurant here is, as they say, like an evening at an old friend's house. Request a table out on the deck for dining amongst the trees and plants, catch up over a drink in a cosy booth in the lounge or grab a seat at the bar. Check out the weekly programme of activities too — you could join a guided walk, watch a film by the pool or enjoy some complimentary wine tasting. All this, just minutes from LA’s hotspots. As a Preferred Hotel Partner of Universal Studios Hollywood℠, you’re just a free shuttle ride from the parks, so don't forget to purchase your park tickets too for the ride(s) of your life!

Amenities

  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

In North Hollywood, just minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood℠. Less than 10 minutes drive to the Walk of Fame and a bit further to Beverly Hills. Transfer time from Los Angeles International Airport: 30 minutes (depending on traffic).

Hotel information

257 room and suites. All with a private balcony, air-conditioning, 37" flat-screen TV with access to streaming apps, fridge, bathroom amenities, in-room safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). All rooms and balconies are non-smoking. Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Receive a $100 resort credit per room per stay for travel between 1 May-30 Jun ’25 and 1 Sep-21 Dec ’25 when staying a minimum of 4 nights, book by 31 Mar ’25. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply.

Complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal CityWalk® and Los Angeles Metro Red Line Station. Self-parking $33, valet parking $37, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

The Front Yard restaurant with an expansive outdoor patio (Californian cuisine). The Front Yard lounge bar (with daily happy hours). Lobby bar.

Dive-in movies. Seasonal entertainment programme including live music in the courtyard, wine tasting, yoga classes and bottomless brunches*. 

Outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sun deck. Fitness centre. Outdoor courtyard with foosball and board games. 

Room service*. Business centre. Boutique shop with locally crafted gifts. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary safe at front desk. Complimentary WiFi.

The LA Hotel Worker Protection Ordinance Fee is a new tax recently introduced by the City of Los Angeles. It is $9 per day plus tax, payable locally and subject to change. 


Environmental Sustainability fee of $1.75 payable locally and subject to change. 

*Denotes local charge.


Please note: guests under the age of 18 will require a waiver to completed by their guardian upon check-in. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place to stay

Apr 18, 2024 kayls221 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Great hotel! Very clean and lovely decorated. Restaurant and bar food was nice. The pool area was lovely and it was handy having the washing machines and dryer. The free shuttle was handy to get to universal and tbe metro stop. Staff were very friendly. Lovely place called '&waffles' is within walking distance and is amazing! Also viviennes cafe… Read more
Great hotel! Very clean and lovely decorated. Restaurant and bar food was nice. The pool area was lovely and it was handy having the washing machines and dryer. The free shuttle was handy to get to universal and tbe metro stop. Staff were very friendly. Lovely place called '&waffles' is within walking distance and is amazing! Also viviennes cafe was fab for breakfast. We stayed for 7 nights and managed to get all around LA from this base using public transport. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating New favorite hotel

Apr 14, 2024 Maggie S San Diego, California

This was a last minute book and I wasn’t sure what to expect. We stay in hotels quite often and this is my new favorite hotel. From check in to check out we only encountered kind and happy staff. They have activities throughout the day which my daughter loved (especially the dive in). The property and rooms are very clean and nicely kept. Food was… Read more
This was a last minute book and I wasn’t sure what to expect. We stay in hotels quite often and this is my new favorite hotel. From check in to check out we only encountered kind and happy staff. They have activities throughout the day which my daughter loved (especially the dive in). The property and rooms are very clean and nicely kept. Food was amazing. Highly recommend the street tacos. We ended up extending our stay an additional night to just enjoy the hotel. You definitely get more than you pay for here. Highly recommend. I’ll be coming back with my friend soon to enjoy all their adult activities! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice would recommend BUT read whole review

Apr 6, 2024 KellyIom IOM

Yeah was a nice stay in a lovely hotel… the location was primary for us having booked through British Airways holidays. We wanted to visit Universal, Warner Bros and Six Flags etc. Check in was easy and we ended up switching rooms as we’d asked for a quiet room (which had been confirmed via email) but was not what we were allocated. But they… Read more
Yeah was a nice stay in a lovely hotel… the location was primary for us having booked through British Airways holidays. We wanted to visit Universal, Warner Bros and Six Flags etc. Check in was easy and we ended up switching rooms as we’d asked for a quiet room (which had been confirmed via email) but was not what we were allocated. But they switched us to room 211 without issue which was great. No road noise or lift noise, just some heavy footed neighbours which the hotel can’t help. That said, why anyone would let their kids scream up and down the corridors is beyond me… absolute knobhead guests… Bar staff were amazing and can highly recommend the mai tai and the garland cocktails - had to try a few just to be sure but I can 100% attest that they passed quality control! Front desk staff were also very helpful. Wasn’t a fan of the Front Porch. Both times we ate there we were left with no service. As a European it’s massively annoying that you HAVE to leave a tip when you literally have to go to the front desk to get the bill to leave, as it’s been like the Marie Celeste around your table and you serve yourself breakfast… what’s that all about. I wouldn’t mind if they were attentive, asking you if everything was ok and if you wanted a drink etc. but none of that either time. As soon as we said we were going with the buffet, they were gone never to be seen again! So yeah, very overhyped as the breakfast wasn’t half as good as a Hampton By Hilton standards. On the plus side for the hotel there was always an Uber to be found easily. LAX transport took about an hour on the way here for $110, and I’ve rebooked the return journey one for tomorrow (Sunday) for $65 so reasonable overall. Amazing selection of Uber Eats to this hotel also so if you’re like us and underwhelmed by the Front Porch you can literally order in anything you’d like. Also the shop barely has anything that is useful. Nothing like a convenience store, more like high end knicknacks. Waste of retail space if you ask me. Unless you enjoy spending $11 for a small trinket of gummy sweets. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location

Apr 5, 2024 876fionas Birmingham, United Kingdom

The garland is a lovely hotel close to a lot of local attractions and a great location if you visiting universal. The rooms were fresh clean and vibrant and although it’s close proximity to the highway surprisingly quiet. The room was equipped with a mini fridge, hairdryer steamer coffee maker and a safe. Aswell as your complimentary toiletries.… Read more
The garland is a lovely hotel close to a lot of local attractions and a great location if you visiting universal. The rooms were fresh clean and vibrant and although it’s close proximity to the highway surprisingly quiet. The room was equipped with a mini fridge, hairdryer steamer coffee maker and a safe. Aswell as your complimentary toiletries. I would highly recommend this hotel as we very much enjoyed our stay here. My one complaint would be the price of parking. $36 per night plus tax is daylight robbery. 2 nights parking cost us just shy of $100. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the Garland

Apr 2, 2024 RachelC1853 Auckland Central, New Zealand

Great hotel, would absolutely stay here again. Wonderful friendly staff, clean, cool style hotel. We loved using the pool and watching classic movies on the big screen poolside. We travelled with our 2 boys, 6yrs and 9yrs. The shuttle to Universal is brilliant, great hotel for a family