The 4 star UCLA Luskin Hotel and Conference Center is located right on the heart of UCLA’s campus. Being in the Westside of Los Angeles, it’s quite convenient to many LA hotspots like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. It opened in 2016 when I was just a freshman and I’ve never been inside of it despite passing it almost every day on my walks to class. I decided to tour it, and boy was it nice! If only my dorm room was this hotel (kidding!) 🙂
The lobby is quite grand and welcoming, with the restaurant + bar on the right hand side and seating on the left. The large photo of the famous Royce Hall takes center stage for serving as the artwork behind the check in desks.
There are 254 rooms in the hotel, with a choice of a king bed or two queens. The room looked nice and modern, and the bathroom was quite large. The room also has a Keurig machine. Amenities include room service, passes to campus recreation facilities and an onsite fitness center.
The Conference Center:
The UCLA Luskin hotel has 25,000 square feet of meeting space, and a large ballroom that can fit up to 960 guests.
Plateia, is the full service Mediterranean-inspired restaurant with patio seating as well. There’s also a bar that serves happy hour too.
Centrally located in Westwood, the UCLA campus is located on the Westside of Los Angeles. Given how spread out the city of LA is, you could use UCLA as a base to explore places like Santa Monica (7 miles), Beverly Hills (3 miles) and West Hollywood (5 miles).
To stay here, there must be an “educational” purpose. You could always just book a room as “Visiting the UCLA Campus”. The reason why the hotel does this is for tax purposes/status. You won’t pay sales tax or hotel occupancy taxes when staying here due to the way the hotel is set up. Rates start from about $199 a night.
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