I have lived in the West Hollywood area for over 20 years and have seen lots of changes made to my nice quiet neighborhood. And I must say, the Elan Hotel is a very welcomed addition, especially since it used to be a huge eye soar having been a convalescent home prior. Now it is stylish and convenient to a shopping corridor right across the street, The Beverly Connection and The Beverly Center.
It has a very modern updated profile, and I heard that it will be renovated soon which is even more of a plus. The location is such that you can literally walk a block or so and be in shop till you drop heaven. And seeing that it is a week before Christmas I was so glad that I left the car in the garage and did my last minute stuff by foot, which I highly recommend.
In the evening they have a nice cocktail hour complete with wines, cheese, cured meats, crackers etc. Not so much that it would ruin your appetite for dinner, but just the right amount to start your evening close by.
Their continental breakfast has most of the usual suspects, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, bagel, pastries, all accompanied by Wolfgang Puck marvelous coffee. Perfect, just enough to get your day off to a good start.
The rooms are small but mine had a nice balcony facing the Hollywood Hills and I asked for 2 chair patio, which they brought up with no problem. After I checked in a I went for a walk and was greeted by the very rare Southern California rain. It was so great seeing the clouds come in and the rain start to fall. From my vantage point I could see the weather change with the dark clouds gently rolling in over the Hollywood Hills. A nice change for Los Angeles. It was also a very cold nite, but there heating systems in the room kept me very warm and happy.
So all in all this is a great find, for me. Because I live 2 blocks away it is a good hotel for my out of town guests and I can walk here in 5 minutes, I love that. Plus, there is so much to keep people busy in this neck of the woods so to speak, other wise known as the Beverly La Cienaga area.
Next time I need a little break and want to feel like I am in vacation in my own little neighborhood I will pop in for a nice evenings stay.
The Elan Hotel
8435 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90048