The Garland

Hollywood, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

The hotel

As a Preferred Hotel Partner of Universal Studios Hollywood℠, you’re just a free shuttle ride from the parks. Yet, once inside this North Hollywood boutique hotel, you may feel a world away. 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.

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.

  • Free Nights: Stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 1 Jan–30 Apr '23, when booking by 31 Oct ’22. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Proof of Vaccination is not required for any outlets of The Garland or The Front Yard. Vaccine Requirements are subject to change and The Garland and The Front Yard reserve the right to modify their policy at any time.

Complimentary shuttle service to Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal CityWalk® and Los Angeles Metro Red Line Station. Self-parking $29, valet parking $33, 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.

*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 Perfect for visiting Universal Studios

Aug 14, 2022 Sam4696 Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Amazing hotel! Staff were friendly and welcoming. Room was spacious and clean, beds very comfy I slept so well, also loved the walk in shower. The on site restaurant The Front Yard was convenient and also very lovely food and great service. Didn't have chance to use the pool but it looked great. The free shuttle bus to universal studios was… Read more
Amazing hotel! Staff were friendly and welcoming. Room was spacious and clean, beds very comfy I slept so well, also loved the walk in shower. The on site restaurant The Front Yard was convenient and also very lovely food and great service. Didn't have chance to use the pool but it looked great. The free shuttle bus to universal studios was brilliant, we used it both days. On the day I checked out, they held my suitcase for me as I wasn't leaving until later in the day. Would definitely recommend and stay here in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent evening in a chill spot inthe mountains of LA

Aug 13, 2022 townbound waialua

Great property. A lot of space in a crowded city. Pool is great and restaurant and bar excellent. Good service, quality rooms and a feast vibe overall. And all this for a reasonable fee. Best place to stay for the $$ in LAxxxxxxxxoggggghhhhhkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An oasis of a hotel in a huge city

Aug 13, 2022 _ball2547 High Wycombe, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Garland for six nights after flying into San Francisco and driving and staying along the coast in different resorts. The Garland is gorgeous, it is so pretty and well designed, beautiful furniture, lovely areas to sit. The pool area is lovely, relaxing and clean with hotel towels on the sunbed’s for guests to use. The bedrooms are… Read more
We stayed at the Garland for six nights after flying into San Francisco and driving and staying along the coast in different resorts. The Garland is gorgeous, it is so pretty and well designed, beautiful furniture, lovely areas to sit. The pool area is lovely, relaxing and clean with hotel towels on the sunbed’s for guests to use. The bedrooms are extremely clean, spacious and have lots of touches, including a hairdryer, clothes steamer, coffee machine, safe, mini fridge with bottles of water (and wine!). Our room overlooked the courtyard which was so pretty at night all lit up with fairy lights and a running fountain. The reception staff, housekeeping and door staff are so friendly and helpful. The on-site shop sells gorgeous gifts. We only used the main restaurant twice for breakfast and had the buffet which was nice. The free hotel shuttle bus is great, takes you to Universal Studios and also the Metro station, which was also easy to use and navigate. The only criticism is the bar and serving staff, takes ages to get served at the bar (which also has to serve the pool), the main barman I thought was slightly rude when we asked for a certain drink and he said he was too busy and wasn’t prepared to leave the bar to get some more from the stockroom! Also food takes ages to arrive, in the main restaurant we had to ask twice for our drinks, think they need more staff in this area. We were a party of eight and would definitely stay at the The Garland again if visiting LA. Read less
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Aug 10, 2022 UTBlonde0427 San Clemente, California

We just returned home after a one night impromptu overnight stay in Los Angeles at The Garland. This hotel is FANTASTIC. I stayed with my two girls, and we all agreed that it’s one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed at…. I absolute love the vibe…. The best word to describe it is RAD. The design team really knew what they were doing. Every piece… Read more
We just returned home after a one night impromptu overnight stay in Los Angeles at The Garland. This hotel is FANTASTIC. I stayed with my two girls, and we all agreed that it’s one of the best hotels we’ve ever stayed at…. I absolute love the vibe…. The best word to describe it is RAD. The design team really knew what they were doing. Every piece of art, piece of furniture, plant, light fixture, and decorative object has a place and a purpose. The hotel was sparkling clean, and the service was great. We loved both The Front Door and Lobby Bar restaurants. The pool is simple, but the vibe is so awesome… my kids had a blast and made friends with some nice kids from the east coast. They absolutely loved movie night by the pool, and after 4 hours at Universal Studios, I really enjoyed lounging on a lawn chair sipping a cocktail while they swam. I do think if they hotel was booked, you could have a problem getting pool chairs. It’s a short 5 minute drive to Universal Studios and I think they have a shuttle. Our annual passes come with free parking, so we just drove. I was pleasantly surprised by the family vibe…. Lots of nice families. The surrounding area is safe and nice. We stayed in room 254, and it was quiet. I don’t think I’d want a room facing the 101. We booked their most basic room, and it was lovely. Great 70s retro vibe, and the entire hotel is full of great places to take photos. I loved it so much, I booked a stay over Labor Day weekend! Read less
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Aug 9, 2022 Bjorn S

The Garland is a very nice little hotell in Studio City, with an almost European vibe to it. We were in LA to experience the beaches in Santa Monica and to go to Universal, for which the hotel offers a free trolly ride, very nice. The pool area is very pleasant with a bar that didn’t leave us thirsty. There was served fruit to the guests at the… Read more
The Garland is a very nice little hotell in Studio City, with an almost European vibe to it. We were in LA to experience the beaches in Santa Monica and to go to Universal, for which the hotel offers a free trolly ride, very nice. The pool area is very pleasant with a bar that didn’t leave us thirsty. There was served fruit to the guests at the pool, free of charge and there was always fresh towels available. Our room was very satisfactory and was kept clean and fresh every day. The beds were, according to my wife, very comfortable. We ate at the restaurants several times, and can recommend not only the food, but the service was great. That also goes for all the hotel staff, we felt very welcome and well taken care of all the time. The neighbourhood in north Hollywood isn’t a typical tourist neighbourhood, but that was ok for us as we spent most of our time at the Garland. There were some minor issues, an elevator that not always wanted to work, but we didn’t mind using the stairs when everything else was so nice. The complimentary wifi had good coverage and the speed was satisfactory for our needs. Overall, a very nice hotell with an athmosphere, that we Europeans, liked very much, highly recommendable! Read less