The Garland

Hollywood, Los Angeles

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. 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

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

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, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). All rooms and balconies are non-smoking. Run of House Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

It is a secluded oasis from the hustle and bustle of LA city with farm fresh dining loved by locals in The Front Yard.

The Front Yard restaurant with an expansive outdoor patio (Californian cuisine). The Front Yard lounge bar. Lobby bar. Outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sun deck. Fitness centre. Outdoor courtyard. Room service*. Business centre. Boutique shop with locally crafted gifts. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary safe at front desk. Complimentary WiFi. 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).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quintessential Old Hollywood California

Jun 24, 2020 Vfbtravelholic New York

Absolutely loved this place great for families. The entire decor screams California. They have a outdoor garden area where we sat and had our nightly drinks. The pool is a bit small with limited seating but we were in LA to explore not sit by the pool so we were not bothered about that at all. Breakfast is great at the restaurant at the hotel… Read more
Absolutely loved this place great for families. The entire decor screams California. They have a outdoor garden area where we sat and had our nightly drinks. The pool is a bit small with limited seating but we were in LA to explore not sit by the pool so we were not bothered about that at all. Breakfast is great at the restaurant at the hotel and drinks at night were just fantastic. Front desk is so friendly. Valet was quick to get our car for us at all times. Location was great. This is a good value for families traveling with kids. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Recovering from surgery - perfect place!

Mar 19, 2020 Pieman8 Los Angeles, California

My husband had surgery to repair a tendon in his knee and we couldn't go home because there are so many steps up to our house. We chose The Garland because it's only 5 minutes away from home and we couldn't be more pleased. We spoke to the manager, Brandon Crudup, and explained what our needs were. He put us in a handicapped room with an open… Read more
My husband had surgery to repair a tendon in his knee and we couldn't go home because there are so many steps up to our house. We chose The Garland because it's only 5 minutes away from home and we couldn't be more pleased. We spoke to the manager, Brandon Crudup, and explained what our needs were. He put us in a handicapped room with an open shower on the first floor near the pool, gym and laundry room. The restaurant was just a wheelchair ride away and the food is FANTASTIC. The staff is pleasant and they couldn't do enough for us. As soon as my husband can walk again we'll be back there for their fabulous weekend brunch for the sweet potato hash with bacon and shrimp! Thanks to you, Brandon, and your excellent crew! Read less
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Mar 13, 2020 Lisa_runner Los Angeles, California

This is our 3rd stay here in the last 12 months and I’m shocked that I haven’t written a review. I like it here obviously, and it is one of the 2 nicest hotels in the SFV. Everyone is super friendly at the front desk. It is very cute and groovy here! The gym could use an overhaul. It needs a bit of updating. Our room is basic and the decor is very… Read more
This is our 3rd stay here in the last 12 months and I’m shocked that I haven’t written a review. I like it here obviously, and it is one of the 2 nicest hotels in the SFV. Everyone is super friendly at the front desk. It is very cute and groovy here! The gym could use an overhaul. It needs a bit of updating. Our room is basic and the decor is very 70’s which is the goal here. If you have guests come over, they can self park for 3 hours with a validation. All good for now :) Separate 5 star review for The Store at the Garland Maddy was working here today when I went in to check out the cute store. She is positively delightful like a ray of sunshine in this rainy weather and apocalyptic weekend. I love the California merchandise and the way the store is laid out. The buyer gets props for that!! I bought some gluten free cookie dough bites and a bottle of Hogwash rose wine. I love it here!! Everyone should check it out!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Customer Service!!!

Mar 12, 2020 360dakotah

Kiley at The Garland went above and beyond to make our trip special! She gave us the best recommendations and planned surprise events that made it the best possible experience. Not only did Kiley think of unique ideas to make our stay special, she also took the time to talk with us and figure out what we like to add some personal touches. She… Read more
Kiley at The Garland went above and beyond to make our trip special! She gave us the best recommendations and planned surprise events that made it the best possible experience. Not only did Kiley think of unique ideas to make our stay special, she also took the time to talk with us and figure out what we like to add some personal touches. She truly cares about the people she is helping and enjoys her job. She is a genuine and caring person. Thank you for everything! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service!

Mar 12, 2020 brandianash

So impressed and happy with our stay at the Garland!! We had two conjoined rooms and it worked out great! The pool and hot tubs are amazing!! So clean as well! Kiley, who works guest relations was INCREDIBLE!!! She worked (secretly) with my husband to play out little surprises each day that we did not expect (Rose/rose petal covered beds, wine,… Read more
So impressed and happy with our stay at the Garland!! We had two conjoined rooms and it worked out great! The pool and hot tubs are amazing!! So clean as well! Kiley, who works guest relations was INCREDIBLE!!! She worked (secretly) with my husband to play out little surprises each day that we did not expect (Rose/rose petal covered beds, wine, sweet notes, chocolates, etc!) She was so sweet, accommodating and just really made sure we had an excellent time!! The restaurant was fantastic! The food and drinks are top notch! The location was also perfect, so close to dot many different places (Universal, Runyon Canyon, great restaurants, etc)! I highly recommend the Garland & would stay there again! Read less