I've seen pics on Trip Advisor before, and... the property looks quite a bit different when I arrive.
This Best Western exceeds the photos. The rooms are spacious, and fairly stylish. I don't know the age of this hotel, but it either has been recently updated, or still looks new.
The lobby is simple, but airy, with no questions about where you need to go. The staff is pleasant and helpful at check-in, and the housekeeping staff is swift, efficient and invisible--kudos.
The rooms feature (most anyway) a sofa which I wasn't terrified to touch, and surprisingly comfortable, a small coffee table and a desk with reasonably comfy chair. The bed was really nice, with a choice of pillow firmness. The shower has a built in shelfette, to handle soap and shampoo (if you don't like real poo), which are designer toiletries, of course. Even the ice machine didn't make me think of gastrointestinal revenge if I dared to use a cube. I also really like the euro-style shades on the windows. They truly darken the room.
Minor carps: The TV doesn't swivel enough to see well while at the desk, and the bathroom has a fixture-placement problem which I won't go into, but have seen at other Best Western properties.
Two nice perks: A latte machine available during the free breakfast. I didn't have time to eat, but did grab a latte and espresso--which were as good as you would find at a convenience store, and brought no extra charge. Here is the best perk--parking IS FREAKING FREE! NO CHARGE! NADA! IN L.A., FREE PARKING!
I hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend this property, simply because I don't want a mad rush of guests, who will make it tough for me to get a room in the future. In the interest of fairness though, this would be in the top TWO places I would stay in L.A., the decision based on proximity to business and friends. Oh yeah, and the parking IS FREE! less