Glass visits The Garland Hotel, an Oasis in Los Angeles

THE RETRO design and classic Californian architecture of The Garland Hotel makes it a serene urban retreat in North Hollywood close to popular destinations including Universal Studios and NoHo Arts District.

Indeed the Garland is built upon authentic Hollywood history. Named after the late Beverly Garland, the critically acclaimed American actor whose husband built the property in 1972, Beverly was responsible for the interior décor of the pre-renovation hotel. Now, the Garland is overseen by her son, James Crank. The Spanish mission-influenced property boasts contemporary furnishings which marries old-school Hollywood glamour.

The exterior design works in harmony with the natural tones of the landscape, making the hotel a staple of sophisticated Californian style. Guests can also enjoy the Garland’s signature restaurant The Front Yard, which offers a comfortable Southern Californian atmosphere and an elevated menu showcasing the diverse flavours of Los Angeles. An expansive outdoor patio and welcoming bar allows guests to take in the beautiful surroundings while enjoying their dining experience, which has been expertly crafted by Executive Chef Larry Greenwood.

Garland Hotel Interior

The outdoor pool is a tree-shaded, secluded area perfectly placed to enjoy the Californian sunshine. The hotel has 257 guest rooms and suites, as well as an onsite movie theatre and over 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Looking to explore the city? They offer a free area shuttle or limo and town car services to ensure a hassle-free journey to the attractions of LA.

Garland Hotel

The greenery and rustic style of the hotel transports guests away from the noise of the city into a welcoming and contemporary retreat. The Garland improves with age, balancing vintage design with modern comfort. Prices start from $185, more details at

by Amanda Bernstein