Our daughter had stayed at The Garland and suggested we stay there too. It was called The Beverly Garland then. Friends had also stayed there and recommended it. So we booked it for four nights. We had a room in the Eldorado wing with views of the highway.
The room was spacious and comfortable, and we liked the 60's feel of the room and the hotel. One could not hear the traffic noise when the balcony door was shut.
As Jonnie relies on the internet, the only place where it worked well enough for him was the balcony.
I don't mind it slow, so it didn't worry me.
The hotel is on Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood
-Valley of the Stars-
There is an outside courtyard for relaxing and having a casual meal.
A wonderful pool area that has an open fire in the evenings, even though it was July.
We enjoyed evening drinks there every night, and one can watch kids movies in the pool. I must admit the screen was a little hard to see as it was light until after 9pm, but the kids liked it. We had two dinners around the pool and the food was great. We chose something different each night.
We had one dinner in The Front Yard. The staff were great but there were not many people there, and we were surprised. The food was reasonably priced but very slow to arrive. It did taste good though.
Of all the hotels we stayed at this trip, The Garland was the most interesting. The Lobby Bar overlooked the pool, and had a lounge area adjoining the bar and the lobby.
The lobby had a fireplace, and chairs for guests while waiting for buses, etc.
The only thing that spoilt our stay was the last day when we were sitting in the Courtyard with a few hours to wait for our transfers to LAX. All the staff in all areas had been very friendly and helpful,but on the last day a staff member (maybe from The Front Yard) was walking around with a sour look on her face glaring at all the guests sitting in the courtyard, and there were a few as there was a wedding in the function centre. She came up to us and told us we couldn't be there because we had outside food - we had a can of coke from the vending machine, and some left over cheese and crackers! We also had a beer and cocktail from the lobby bar, and were waiting on potato fries. She went and 'dobbed' to the manager, came back, stared at us and walked away. Not a staff member that suited this hotel.