Sunday, June 29, 2008

Courtyard Los Angeles Century City/Beverly Hills

For a hotel cheek by jowl with Botox usage world headquarters, the CLACC/BH is very unpretentious. It's laid out a bit oddly, although that could be my misperception because I arrived at 2:30 am my time, after having flown in from Washington, DC following a meeting earlier that day.

The people at the front desk couldn't have been nicer. They practically threw themselves at my feet in shame when they had to tell me that instead of a king-sized bed, I would have to settle for doubles. As I'm far from king-sized, and traveling alone, I didn't really care.

After staggering down a couple (?) three (?) four (?) hallways I found a couple of complimentary cookies and a pint of milk on ice awaiting me in my room. Awwww. isn't that nice? My room had a pair of faux windows. Here's one. It was over my bed.

I thought the light-proof curtains might just be decorative - but they opened onto a communal patio. Not the quietest, as it is right on top of Olympic avenue. On the plus side, the noise proof sliding door was, indeed, noise proof.

After a sum total of seven hours, I left my room,

Turned left,

Turned left again,

Turned right,

Passed some art work that reminded me I was in California,

Walked down a flight of stairs by a wall of windows,

and left for a meeting. Frankly, I was so discombobulated by travel that this whole stay could've been an hallucination.

Very romantic and luxe and jet-setty, no?

Please note. Free internet. Had to plug in an ethernet cord, but so what.


You've Got To Be Kidding Me said...

I have to admit, the fake window leaves me rather speechless.

Mark Benson said...

Los Angeles is home to a number of attractive and elegant hotels to stay at for the visitors taking cheap flights to Los Angeles. The Courtyard Los Angeles Century City is also a well equipped and a comfortable place to stay at.