The Garland reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

3980 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Cannot say enough good things

Jmalenky (Colorado Springs, Colorado) on Jul 04, 2022

My 13 year old son, his same age friend and his mom and I chose the hotel for proximity to Universal and cool looking retro modern vibe. When we arrived we were blown away. Everything from the history to the outstanding service to activities to gift shop (shout out to Maddie for patiently answering my questions) to The Front Yard restaurant to hello THE POOL with crazy delicious and unique cocktails just bespoke care, attention to detail, and a true spirit of hospitality. High high marks for California cool. Love love love that the hotel remains under family ownership (mom Beverly Garland would be proud, boys). I will be coming back and raving to everyone I know here in Colorado and beyond. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful stay.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing stay, hotel, and staff!

Reuben D on Jul 03, 2022

My stay at the Garland was spectacular. The Premium room in the Portola had all the amenities needed. The room was clean and spacious. No noise at all. The a/c worked perfectly. The pool/ jacuzzi were comfortable and clean. The pool bar and staff were so kind and went above and beyond. The events and activities that hotel provided were excellent. The tour of the Brady Bunch house and main Street was informative and fun. The pilates class with Kim was excellent and very beneficial. Daniel, the hotel manager runs a wonderful hotel. I would comeback and refer the hotel to friends, family, and anyone with a family or solo.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Wished we had stayed longer

davideE2318SP (Reading, Pennsylvania) on Jun 30, 2022

Very nice hotel, unfortunately we only stayed 1 night and couldn’t take full advantage of all it offers. Our 2Q room was spacious and very clean. We arrived in the morning and were able to leave our luggage, since our room wasn’t ready and we didn’t want everything sitting in a hot car while we were at Universal Studios. Hotel is a short drive from Universal; we had parking included with our park tickets so we didn’t use the hotel shuttle. The pool looked very nice and showed movies at night on an outdoor screen, but after a full day at Universal my son was too tired to use it. Service at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast was great, as was the food itself. The only minor issue we had was trying to figure out how to open the door to the balcony to sit out on a beautiful night, which was unfortunate because the room had a decent selection of wine available for purchase if we had sat out to unwind. If we have a chance to visit LA again we will definitely stay longer.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great hotel, handy base for attractions and clean. Enthusiastic staff. Would recommend

mwilliams15 (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on Jun 29, 2022

This is my second visit to the hotel because it is frankly quite lovely The rooms are clean spacious and cleaned daily, access to netflix if you have an account Lovely pool area with complimentary towels, fruit given out throughout day, access to cold drinking water, movies shown each evening. Only complaint is pool small and can get very busy but that being said there were always seats or loungers available There is an hourly shuttle bus up to citywalk which is great Great base for exploring the area easy to reach universal, warner bros studio tour, hollywood sign, the gorgeous santa monica. Disney is a little further out but driveable in a day as is six flags magic mountain The front yard is a lively and lively eating place but you should make reservations as its soooo busy breakfast and dinner times. Can be a bit hectic and noisy Parking is plentiful although $30 per day All in all no complaints as good as my first visit 4 years ago and would always choose here if returning to the area

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great for couples or families!

Mark M (Ventura, A) on Jun 25, 2022

My wife and I had our first night alone, then our kids joined us for our second night. What a great hotel! We loved the free, convenient shuttle to/ from Universal Studios, friendly staff, the cute, retro decor, the hip pool area, restaurant & pool lounge food, free wine tasting (Thu evening), and poolside movies offered. Our Deluxe Queen room was particularly lovely. We walked to dinner and the shuttle stop for Hollywood Bowl also. Would definitely return!

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