Le Parc Suites HotelWest Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
- Pricey valet parking
- Farther from the Sunset Strip than sister hotel Le Montrose
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Much like its sister property, Le Montrose, the 154-room Le Parc is south of the Sunset Strip, in a quiet residential West Hollywood neighborhood. There's no scene to speak of, like you'd find at the Sunset Marquis or the Mondrain, and large suites with kitchens, living rooms, and balconies make it easy to shut yourself in against the clamor of West Hollywood. Renovations in 2012 provided upgrades to all suites, introducing new carpets, paint, and furniture in various earth shades. Clean and refreshed, if still unexciting.
The decor of both rooms and public spaces is unremarkable, though the property is well maintained. Similarly, service, while perfectly adequate, doesn't compare with what you'll find at other hotels in the neighborhood, where 24-hour concierges and highly trained restaurant staff are the norm.
The occasional business sit-down happens at the mediocre hotel restaurant but most guests looked to be on vacation, from younger singles and couples to families watching their kids splash in the pool.
Adequate for the price, though food service can be slow
Service, though friendly, can be a bit slow at the on-site restaurant and at the pool -- and lacks the polish of what you'll find at places like the pricier London or even the more affordable Standard Hollywood. Room service, however, arrives quickly, whether its a request for ice or delivery of breakfast in the morning -- perhaps as a nod to the hotel's emphasis on ensconcing guests in their suites.
Thanks to Le Parc's smaller size, just 154 rooms, valets bring around cars quickly. The hotel staff keeps an eye on the water dishes at the entrance for guests' dogs, which are welcome with a non-refundable deposit.
South of the Sunset Strip, a short car ride to Hollywood attractions
A few blocks south of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, the hotel sits one block west of La Cienega Boulevard, a north-south thoroughfare. It's a short drive to Hollywood attractions, and Rodeo Drive is 10 minutes away by car. The hotel's sister property, Le Montrose, is a five-minute drive away.
The Sunset Strip, which has long been known for its music clubs like the House of Blues, the Roxy, Viper Room, and Whisky a Go Go, has gotten significantly more upscale than its strip club and head shop days in the '70s and '80s -- though some seediness remains.
- Sunset Plaza, a walkable half-mile stretch of upscale boutiques and restaurants like BLT Steak, Roberto Cavalli, and Catherine Maladrino, is a five-minute drive from the hotel.
- The heart of the Hollywood Walk of Fame is three miles away; the Hollywood Bowl concert venue and Universal Studios are both about a 15-minute drive distant.
- A drive to Santa Monica and L.A.'s beaches will take at least 30 minutes.
- Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is about 15 miles away from the hotel, which can translate to a 45 minute drive in traffic, but it's still a better option than Los Angeles International, as much as a 90 minute drive from the Sunset Strip.
- Avoid a pricey cab from the airport by opting for a shared-ride van with a service like SuperShuttle, which costs about one-third as much.
Suites at the hotel start at 650 square feet, larger than the basic units at the similarly priced Le Montrose yet smaller than the rooms at the more expensive London. All guestrooms were renovated in 2012, receiving new paint, carpeting, furniture, and linens in varying earth shades. Clean and refreshed the rooms may be, but they are still largely unexciting. Laid out in railroad fashion with unremarkable decor, Studio Suites open into a living-and-dining area, while the bed and bathroom are stepped up behind a blackout shade. Bathrooms are large, with vanities, and are stocked with Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, conditioner, and soap.
Suite have two TVs, a full kitchen, and a walk-in closet, but also strangely only one phone, necessitating walks across the room to place a room service order or answer a wake-up call.
- Two TVs, including one 42-inch LG plasma screen
- RCA DVD/VHS player
- DVD lending library
- CD/clock radio
- Full kitchens that the hotel will stock with cooking utensils on request
- Balconies with two plastic Adirondack chairs
- Some rooms have walk-in closets; all have vanities.
- Gas fireplaces
- Free Wi-Fi
- In-room safe is big enough for a laptop.
- Average breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Knoll restaurant
- Room service available throughout the day, but not 24-hours
- Rooftop pool with food and beverage service and cabanas with plasma TVs
- Rooftop tennis court
- Modern fitness center, with two treadmills, two stair machines, weight machines and free weights, and sauna
- Business center with two computers, two laser printers, and a scanner-copier.
- Valet parking costs a nightly fee
- Free drop-off-only town-car service within a three-mile radius of the hotel, not 24-hours
Pets are very welcome
The hotel welcomes pets, something most guests first notice in the form of water dishes at the entrance.
- One-time, non-refundable deposit required for pet stays
- In-room food and water dishes provided
- Dog treats serve as a welcome amenity.
- The hotel has a dog walker on call.
With large suites for the price, many families choose to stay at Le Parc.
- All rooms have queen-size sleeper sofas.
- Rollaways, which are also available, are charged per day.
Mostly clean with a few oversights
Suite are perfectly clean, especially after the 2012 renovations. At the pool, dirty dishes from long-ago lunches tend to hang around. Other public spaces, though, sparkle.
Unremarkable breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with better options a short drive away
The hotel's third-floor restaurant, Knoll, has menu items like burgers, salads, and pastas that are perfectly adequate for the price, but better West Hollywood restaurants are a short drive away. The restaurant also caters to pool-goers, with waitstaff running food and drinks up from the kitchen.
- Knoll also doubles as the hotel's bar, with six stools and a nice selection of beer, wine, and liquor.
- Room service is available throughout the day, but not 24-hours.
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Address733 North West Knoll Drive, West Hollywood, California 90069, United States
Also Known As
- Le Parc
- Le Parc Hotel
- Le Parc West Hollywood
- One Bedroom Suite
- Studio Suite