The Garland

Hollywood, Los Angeles

The hotel

Set in seven, leafy North Hollywood acres, The Garland is a relaxing, family friendly boutique hotel that doesn’t skimp on style while placing you and your tribe within a free shuttle ride of Universal Studios and a wealth of other essential LA attractions and experiences. The vibe here is funky retro, from the indecently comfortable leather armchairs by the lobby fireplace to room and suites (including family suites) that feature back-in-the-day geometric prints and funky furniture. Farm-fresh dining is the order of the day here, and we love The Garland’s weekly programme of muck-in activities that includes guided urban walks, Dive-In movies by the pool and courtyard games.

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

Located in North Hollywood and just minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood℠ and Beverly Hills. Transfer time from 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 maker, complimentary WiFi, hairdryer, iron and board (on request). All rooms and balconies are non-smoking. Run of House Rooms with 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 serving local Californian cuisine. Lobby bar. Outdoor heated swimming 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 $25, valet parking $29, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Jun 16, 2019 Jumby15 Swaffham, United Kingdom

Right off the bat we were met with a lovely site when driving in, the car park has lots of spaces ($25 a night, but that’s LA for you) and our space worked out to be right by our room. The car park and surrounding areas is clean and tidy, receptionist booked us i with ease and within 15 mins was at our room. Room is immaculate, bed after… Read more
Right off the bat we were met with a lovely site when driving in, the car park has lots of spaces ($25 a night, but that’s LA for you) and our space worked out to be right by our room. The car park and surrounding areas is clean and tidy, receptionist booked us i with ease and within 15 mins was at our room. Room is immaculate, bed after travelling many hours from the Uk was the best over ever slept upon!! All Amenities in room are spot on including the tv which we could link to Netflix, one problem is $8 for the water which is a bit naughty but again this is LA. Restaurant on site is totally worth eating at, out waiter Travis couldn’t of been more of an accommodating host if he tried, the food he recommended was on point and the beers were even better. Thank you Travis We will definitely return when this way as compared to the other place we stayed at when in LA for double the money the garland is superb in all ways Read less
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Jun 15, 2019 christine r stoke on trent

We stayed here for 12 days a good place to explore from they have a trolley bus to take you to the universal studios and the city walk a must if you don't like walking. The staff are very helpful if you have a problem and the front yard is very nice for a meal a bit pricey it could be included in you hotel price but you have to pay separately and… Read more
We stayed here for 12 days a good place to explore from they have a trolley bus to take you to the universal studios and the city walk a must if you don't like walking. The staff are very helpful if you have a problem and the front yard is very nice for a meal a bit pricey it could be included in you hotel price but you have to pay separately and the drinks are expensive your better going at happy hour .The films are mostly for the children not many adult films. The rooms have a fridge, TV and a massive bed . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Refurbished and regenerated. This is a very special hotel.

Jun 14, 2019 fightingfit Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We've stayed at The Garland a few times when it used to be called The Beverly Garland. We always liked the hotel and the location but it was becoming a little rough around the edges and seemed to be attracting business people rather than tourists. We knew it was refurbished and we booked it again even though the price is now significantly more.… Read more
We've stayed at The Garland a few times when it used to be called The Beverly Garland. We always liked the hotel and the location but it was becoming a little rough around the edges and seemed to be attracting business people rather than tourists. We knew it was refurbished and we booked it again even though the price is now significantly more. We didn't know what to expect but we absolutely loved it. So, for the facts – The Garland is a large hotel in North Hollywood. There is a Ralph's grocery store, petrol station, pharmacy, fast food places all within a few minutes drive. The freeway is just outside the hotel and will take you to most LA landmarks within 15-20 minutes. There is ample parking which is expensive but comparable. There is a small but nice sized pool with sun loungers and towels, there is a small gym, there is a small laundry. There is a lovely bar and a lovely restaurant on site with good quality original food and drinks. There is entertainment most days. There is a shop on site which is without doubt the nicest hotel shop I have ever visited. But here's some things that are less obvious because The Garland is a perfect example of how to do hotels. A clean modern hotel that has everything you would expect but has something more in the atmosphere it creates. Here's a hotel that feels like it fits with its location and has its own brand and personality. There are so many hotels you could choose in LA but you won't find another one that feels like The Garland. It feels warm, cosy, classy, friendly, unique, modern, vintage and classy. You feel like you're in LA and you feel like you're in Hollywood. And all this is what makes a hotel, and particularly this hotel, truly special. We absolutely loved it and will be back as soon as we are able! Dear The Garland, please don't change a thing, you're the best! Read less
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Jun 12, 2019 Chrismacewan80 Balloch, United Kingdom

I recently stayed at the Garland as part of a conference in LA and kind of wish I was there on holiday so I could have spent time by the pool; watching one of the dive-in movies; or taken part in some of the early morning activities such as the local area walking tour. The location is very convenient - easy access to Universal Studios, Hollywood,… Read more
I recently stayed at the Garland as part of a conference in LA and kind of wish I was there on holiday so I could have spent time by the pool; watching one of the dive-in movies; or taken part in some of the early morning activities such as the local area walking tour. The location is very convenient - easy access to Universal Studios, Hollywood, the Hollywood Bowl and the Metro system. Rooms are light and bright, in a modern style but with some retro fittings.There was some renovation work going on at the Business centre while we were there but it wasn't particularly noticeable. Breakfast buffet in the Front Yard restaurant was ideal and look out for the 2 happy hours during the day!! Read less
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Jun 11, 2019 seanstephen Dublin

This hotel is really nice. The rooms are large and modern. The staff are so lovey and friendly. Location is good not far from the attrations and landmarks of los angeles. Will be back here next tme we visit la.