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"Good hotel, Good location"
I’ve got incredibly high expectations in general - especially when it comes to cleanliness. So when I’m researching hotels this is my first priority. Travelled from The UK with a friend for a huge celebrity event in LA for 5 nights and after extensive research we chose to stay at Le Montrose. First impressions was quick check in and clean, although a small reception. Who cares of the size as I wasn’t sleeping in the reception! Reception restrooms exceptionally clean and that’s coming from someone who has issues with using public bathrooms due to uncleanliness. Staff were welcoming and the guy offered us a free cocktail (TO SHARE) in their bar, which had us laughing our entire trip as we thought it was so ridiculous to offer two people a small cocktail to take a sip each. Ironically hilarious. Needless to say, we didn’t bother use the voucher and opted elsewhere. Very annoying that they charge around $40 per night resort fees when there’s no “resort” so to speak, but it seems to be common practice across most of the States. The “free” WiFi advertised was very POOR and pretty much a joke. They will tell you to purchase the upgraded WIFI for $20 per night and charge you for it, however they Say they will deduct the cost at the end of your stay. I couldn’t understand why they just didn’t provide the strong WiFi signal in the first instance. Very strange. Just ensure if you do purchase the WiFi they remove it from your bill at the end of your stay which we did. Aside from the small reception the Communal areas such as hallways etc look slightly dated but no big deal. Apparently the hotel was quite full due to this particular event and people travelling around the world to attend. It didn’t appear “full” which was awesome, but I think the local area as a whole was buzzing due to this event and WEHO in general is fab, so we were pretty content. Many other celebrities were also staying at the hotel, so it can’t be all that bad, can it' Didn’t try the restaurant but had a peep and it was empty and quite small. We didn’t care as the hotel is centrally located to WEHO which has all the best eateries and bars to enjoy including The Abbey, one of our faves. We had a queen deluxe suite, which was nice and spacious semi split level, so my friend and I had plenty of space for ourselves and a double bed each (second bed was a large sofa bed). Plenty of drawer space with mirror above and also a huge double wardrobe with full length mirrors. Inside was an iron and ironing board. Coffee table and a couple of armchairs and the room was still incredibly spacious. Huge wall mounted TV although we were far too busy to turn it on. The Fireplace was a nice touch although not required in the summer heat but you could put the light on inside and it gives a really cosy ambience to the room in the evening. Bathroom modern and spotlessly clean. Perhaps a little on the Small side but that’s if you’re being super critical. Plenty of towels and amenities provided. Room temperature was good. There was a very slight whiff of a strange smell upon arrival but after we sprayed a little perfume and opened the balcony door for a while we didn’t notice it any more. We had a small balcony overlooking the street - although it was slightly slanted / not level and there was no seating. You wouldn’t / couldn’t chill out there anyway due to above reasons. We stayed on the 3rd floor I think. Didn’t use the pool although we had a look and it was small but nice enough. Had loungers and a little cabana and a small bar. Nice view. There were many people there enjoying it, but I wouldn’t say it was too busy. It had a nice vibe about it. We found a sign on the wall by the pool which said “Please do not use the pool if you have diarrhoea”. This sign was a genuine request which again we found strangely hilarious. I don’t even want to know why they would require a sign such as this. Great location, Easy to get around to most areas of LA. If you’re not driving “uber everywhere” lol. It was so useful being able to use the app during our stay and it made getting around so much easier (and cheaper) than previous visits years ago. Le Montrose is certainly not a luxury hotel but more “boutique” and I prefer that to chains, however it’s definitely not “luxury” as advertised. I’m more than accustomed to what “luxury” really is - especially to other hotels I’ve stayed at previously in LA - but would say this hotel is a modest boutique with a little charm to it. I’d definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Fair enough you can’t please everyone all the time, however, as I said at the start I have very high expectations / standards, and for the price I don’t see what anyone’s problem could be in staying here. TIP: Please note I booked a good deal through a third party site. Perhaps if I paid full price via their website I wouldn’t give such rave reviews ;) Do your research first and find a good deal! Enjoy your time in Los Angeles!
"Loved my stay "
Loved my stay from the friendliness when I entered to my exit. Mia and Logan were great. Loved how driven they were to ensure our stay here was great. Excellent stay! Very clean quiet and private. Great job! Definitely would stay here again.
"Overpriced parking, additional fees and smelly "
My wife and I booked our first trip to America and this was the first hotel we stayed at. Although the proximity of the hotel is excellent for getting around, we were stunned at the additional costs which aren't states when booking. If you're looking to book, make sure you factor in an extra sixty dollars USD each night for parking (40) and an amenity fee (20). We didn't even use the amenities yet still had to pay for it which was a joke. The hotel really smelled bad. It needs a clean. Additionally, the air conditioning is absolutely terrible with two settings - off or on. My wife ended up getting quite sick from the aircon blowing on her all night. We had the window open instead and it was incredibly loud with drunk people walking past at all hours. Worst of all, every time we had to get the car or park it, the bellhops wanted tips so in addition to hotel rates and additional fees, you had to tip!!! I would recommend not staying here. Hotel needs to be upfront with its exorbitant additional costs. Stay somewhere nicer with no add ons.
Le Montrose and it's sister inn Le Parc are both situated in calm tranquil neighborhoods. Simple strolling to stores and shops. Pleasant to have a kitchen, alongside an open suite. Idealize arrangement on the off chance that you have to remain in the territory for a couple of days and need to make tracks in an opposite direction from the rushing about. Le Montrose rates appear to be marginally lower than the rates at Le Parc.
"Lost It's Charm and Front Desk Welcome"
I have stayed at this hotel a lot in the last 13 years or so, less as of late. Location is great, roof top pool small but relaxing, easy access, food good, its a bit hit and miss with the rooms and their location, but they are fairly large and for the best part cleaned to a good standard. On many previous visits, (my last one two years ago) I could not fault the hotel, this time it did not feel that customer care was much of a priority, with a fairly casual approach along with some cosmetic problems, there is no customer feedback forms in the room as there used to be, I hope they will take note and bring back some love and care to the hotel and their guests Due to a late flight I did not arrive till around midnight, I was met with a fairly less than interested attitude and was then informed she would have to pass me on to her manager, who was more accommodating. Room was ok although close to the lift and would soon benefit an update, the safe batteries were low, (would not always lock or unlock) and the remote control for the tv did not work. Following day, went to reception who sent someone for the safe, which he eventually changed batteries, (worked perfect after) but said, "he did not do remote controls" I took the remote to reception, and sure to their word a working one was left in the room. My room was on the second floor, as you exit the elevator there is a large random piece of wall art left on the floor hiding a rather noisy fan assisted air freshener plugged in to the power outlet, less than a luxury hotel feel, not a great smell Day 2 used the coin laundry, which left white marks all over clothes, rather than make a fuss I went to reception to get more Qtr's to wash again, I was given some change from a few bucks, one coin was damaged and would not go in machine, went back to reception for a replacement and different person said, "what would you like me to do about it"' (the same lady that tried to check me in) she should definitely not be working front of house or in the hotel business. The machines are contracted, they are dirty and old and need a service or better still replaced. The second wash did not do much at moving the white marks and fluff from someone else's laundry! I have always loved staying at this hotel and hope they can address reception, cosmetic and maintenance problems
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM