Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn,  Canoga Park

4.0/5  - based on 214 guest reviews.
20122 Vanowen Street, 91306-4308, Canoga Park, United States - See map
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Golden beaches, Six Flags® and Hollywood are just a few of the hot spots that are only a short drive from this Canoga Park hotel. Simi Valley and the Ronald Reagan Library are a couple of attractions that lure travelers to California. Guests in town to tour Universal Studios find relaxation and pampering at this Canoga Park hotel. Others are in town to visit Pierce College or California State University. No matter the reason for travel, every guest deserves to feel right at home. Our central location is one of the main reasons guests choose our Canoga Park hotel. This friendly, family-oriented hotel is small enough that we can take care of each guest. However, the Best Western brand provides the kinds of amenities and perks that only a leading hotel chain can provide. A bowling alley, bar and restaurant are all connected to the hotel. Our complimentary full hot breakfast gets every day started right. Indulge in delicious hot waffles dripping in syrup, fresh fruits and delectable pastries, yogurt, hot and cold cereal, 100% Arabica coffee and sweet juices. You don't need to go far for a hearty, all-American meal. If you're traveling to California for the nearby college events, you've found the perfect accommodations. Cleanliness, service and quality are top priorities at this Canoga Park hotel. We proudly host state bowling tournaments in our adjacent bowling alley. Excitement never ends in sunny California. We're located near amusement parks, so business travelers can easily squeeze in a little pleasure. Regular guests include employees of Pratt and Whitney and the Warner Center. Take care of business quickly, and then start exploring your new neighborhood. Whether a day lounging on the beach or shopping on Rodeo Drive is your speed, you're in for a real treat. Book your next stay at Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn and enjoy the good life! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn,Canoga Park
  • 5
    « Lovely rooms, Exceptional service and fantastic breakfast »

    The outside appearance looks rather scary(right next to a bowling alley) but don't let that deter you. One of the nicest hotels we stayed at, the staff was very nice and service was exceptional ( we stayed here twice during our stay) and went out of their way to make us comfortable. The breakfast buffet had a very good choice. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable. Although this is not close to universal , I would still highly recommend it as its not easy to find a place where you feel at home.There is a restaurant next door which serves decent food but there is a better choice at Topanga mall (10 mins cab drive ) but most of all this is great value for money.

    « Nice Rooms, nicer staff »

    Stayed one night while attending my aunts birthday. At first appearance you find yourself kind of wondering how this place will be when attached to a bowling alley. Upon checking in my worries faded as we were greeted by a very nice man who was very polite and willing to answer any questions I had. My first question was security of my truck. I looked behind the check in desk to probably a dozen security cameras being monitored at all times. Upon entering the room I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the room was. It had obviously been upgraded and all bed linens looked new. The room was clean with no obvious problems. My only complaint is a personal one where it seems like all hotels are going to the large puffy pillows which I don't care for...again, just a personal problem of mine. The room came with a breakfast and for a hotel breakfast it wasn't bad. Much more to choose from than other breakfasts I have had before. Eggs, sausage,cereals, breads, muffins, fruit, waffles....quite a selection. Check out was just as easy with absolutely no issues. Overall a good stay

    « Convenient »

    Had to be at hospital at 6 am for breast cancer surgery . Since we live out of town we went down the night before and stayed at this hotel down the street from the hospital it was a very nice the staff was nice and attentive when needed left too early for the full breakfast but the grab-and-go bags they offered was convenient . Forgot our toothbrushes. The front desk had some and toothpaste also . The bowling alley's cafe had a good Reuben sandwich

    « Outstanding Free Breakfast; Comfortable, Clean Room; Nice Staff »

    Every couple of months of I need to stay overnight in the area and I have tried a number of budget hotels. Most of them I find them a little creepy and as a single woman staying alone, somewhat scary. Unlike the other places I've stayed, this hotel was a great find! The man at the desk was friendly and welcoming. The room was lovely, large, very clean. It had good lighting, a reasonably quiet air conditioner and an extremely comfortable bed. I liked that the remote control was in a little bag indicating it had been cleaned, too. There was a little fridge and a microwave. The reservation included a free breakfast and it was so far above what I expected. It included scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, freshly made waffles, cereals, fruits, yogurts, cheese, hummus and pita and much more that I'm probably forgetting. And it was good! I will definitely stay here again. And about the bowling alley -- I was a little leery about it when I pulled in but the clientele didn't look scary. On the other side of the parking lot was a pumpkin patch for kids so that put me at ease as well.

    « Very Clean/Excellent Overall »

    I stayed one night on the way to LA and was looking for a place before the city as I drove on Friday night. The stay very pleasant - clean room, very comfortable bed, excellent breakfast. The building looked a bit old but inside was nicely remodeled. The staffs were very friendly. Very good value for $$.

    « Home away from home.... »

    I can't tell you how much it means to me to feel comfortable and relaxed when checking into a hotel. From the moment I checked in to the end of my stay I was very satisfied with every aspect of this hotel and its staff. To start when i checked in the blond girl at the desk (i think the name was miriah?) that morning was welcoming, very informative and truly kind. Breakfast was outstanding!!! Great variety of foods to choose from. Clean and orderly! Room was clean and everything was working perfectly. I was not disturbed at all. I will reserving here again on my next trip. THANKS :)

    « Clean, modern and comfortable »

    This hotel was very clean, modern and comfortable. It had recently been updated. The breakfast area was nice and presented very well. We had a comfortable bed. The parking lot was a bit challenging, especially with the bowling alley right next door, but we managed. We did not use the pool, and the jacuzzi looked like it had some sort of green slime or fungus in it. It needed to be cleaned. We would stay here again in the future.

    « Holiday »

    Provided everything we expected and more. All staff courteous from front desk, breakfast, and room attendants. Renovation well done from furniture, beds, to the excellent bath room towels. Will definitely stay again when in the area.

    « Better than thought »

    I usually don't rate on Trip Advisor. Although it doesn't seem great from the outside looking in, once you get inside the hotel was really nice. The rooms were comfortable, clean and felt like a higher ranked hotel. I have stayed twice now and will continue to stay here when in the area. A bonus is the attached bowling alley for late night fun.

    « Great Place to stay »

    Friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Complimentary breakfast which has lot of options. They have a business center where I could take Universal tickets print which was convenient. It is some distance from the city but on a good day it doesnt matter much.

  • 5
    « The breakfast alone was well worth the stay! »

    Great hotel, competitive price, nice amenities, courteous staff and the breakfast buffet was amazing for a family with teenagers who can't always agree on eating at the same restaurant. We will come back to this Best Western on our next trip to LA.

    « Nice Surprise »

    This hotel has been completely renovated and is very nice and comfortable. The cost is a excellent considering the alternatives in this area. An excellent complimentary breakfast buffet was served. Upon arriving we were directed to the complimentary happy hour, which was very much appreciated after our stressful day. Overall it was a pleasant surprise.

    « Pleasant surprise in 'the Valley.' »

    On our way to a wedding weekend in Ojai, we wanted to see an old friend in Woodland Hills. We found a lovely 'mid-century/retro' motel in Canoga Park and was pleasantly surprised. This property was delightful and a good value by L.A. standards.

    « Great stay »

    I like getting good customer service and get quality for what I pay for. That's exactly what I got here. It's unfortunate I didn't have time to use everything they had to offer. The pool, room, and fitness center were great though. And the full breakfast and service was awesome.

    « Pleasantly surprised »

    This was our first time at Best Western. This property was excellent; very comfortable bed, nice room, quiet, really nice breakfast - nice variety and quantity offered. Friendly staff. Overall, a very good value. We will stay there again.

    « Overbooked rented same room to 2 familys »

    Bad neiborhood,very noisey streets outside,bad service,we arrived got our room cards went to room already had someone's bags inside we called front desk they came and got bags said it must have been left behind from last renter but we said wouldn't the maid have found it, then about an hour later someone tryed to get in are door good thing they issued us new cards it was the people that were renting the same room and they were not happy I told them sorry and to see the manager for there luggage! Also if your using room points this outdated hotel in a bad neiborhood wants 20,000 point for a free night not 8,000 like most come on it's an old outdated hotel it's not a new hotel on the ocean!

    « This property is not worth the price, not much of a value! Kind of run down! »

    Okay, get a load of this. If you want to check in early at this place they will charge you a fee. Would you believe it? Kinda reminds you of the airlines doesn't it. This place was built around 1950 and the plumbing is pretty bad, the shower would barely drain. I got the feeling that employees have more right to be here than a paying customer. The rooms are over priced and definitely not worth it. The manager seems to berate the cleaning girls. The wifi is really bad, practically non-existent. There is no way this place compares to a Marriot on any level.

    « Best Western, Great Stay. »

    Had a great time relaxing and enjoying the great amendities this Hotel had to offer. I did not have to leave the Hotel because there was much to do there from enjoying the clean pool, workout center to bowling and pool tables/arcade. The breakfast was also very good!

    « Good Hotel »

    Very good hotel in terms of staff and cleanliness. Upgraded rooms now on part with Hilton or Marriott Courtyard. Internet is fast and the flat panel TV is high definition. Didn't try the pool but it looks good.

    « Better than thought »

    We needed a one night stay on our way to meetings at my daughter's new college. Even though the outside parking area seemed was sketchy, once inside we were pleasantly surprised. As we arrived at 10pm, we weren't able to bowl, but perhaps next time. The rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and that's what we needed for an overnight after a long drive. The staff were friendly and courteous. We will stay again.

  • 5
    « Perfect one night stay near LA »

    We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking in this area. Friendly staff, great customer service. Clean, neat, well maintained and modern. Breakfast was extensive. Highly recommend and would go back. Bowling alley next door was great too. We went for drinks, food, and to bowl one night.

    « very nice stay »

    stayed here past weekend , I would recommend staying here . very nice updated rooms and hotel nice pool even have hot tub and fitness room .Hotel attached to bowling center and bar and restaurant .. you don't even have to go anywhere for food or fun .. Nice bar with band on Friday night and karaoke on Saturday night ..was fun for us bowling pool table area even a acarde and bowling until 2 am

    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    Upon arrival at this hotel, I was a little disappointed. It has the renovated motel look and it was attached to a bowling alley. But, once inside, it was nice. My room was very nice--modern and upgraded. It looked brand new. Everything was very clean. I am usually very loyal to Hilton properties, but there wasn't one close to where I needed to stay. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was very nice and helpful. If in this area, I would stay here again.

    « Mother's 97th birthday »

    Great place to stay. This was our third time staying...gets better each time. Rooms are updated & roomy. Bowling alley next door has a great coffee shop within a very short walk or you can order room service. Highly recommended. Staff was courteous and friendly.

    « Our Son's Funeral »

    The Motor Inn was more than expected. Rooms clean, renovated and roomy. Breakfast was 5 star. Employees top notch. This will be our go to hotel when we are in the area. An excellent grill is located right next to the hotel, as well as a bowling alley. Wonderful accomodations.

    « Nice »

    The rooms were really nice and modern. All the amenities in the room worked without a hitch. The bed was very comfortable. Amazing staff, very nice people that were very easy to talk to and made the process a whole lot easier. Breakfast was great.

    « Great Improvements Continue »

    This hotel continues to improve its looks and rooms. A safe and quiet place to stay. Great Cafe next door in Bowling Alley. Friendly staff to make your stay comforable. Once they know you it feels like family.

    « Clean and comfortable Valley Hotel, just blocks from 101 »

    We stayed three nights at the BEST WESTERN Canoga Park Motor Inn and were very happy with our choice. The hotel is being renovated. That said, our room was already updated and the hallways, and common areas were clean and modern. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast buffet was quite good. We will be returning to this hotel in the future, as we have family near this location and would recommend it both families and business travelers. We used the pool and hot tub; both were in good condition and quite welcome after long days site seeing.

    « Much improved »

    Hotel is being renovated and painted inside and out. There has been much improvement since our last stay here, especially in the rooms. Breakfast is now in a separate room instead of hotel lobby area.

    « Very friendly place and friendly crew »

    So i am staying in many motels and hotels recently I came to this place looking for fair price and nice and clean place This inn maybe not too big or in the middle of nature nor 5 stars hotel But room very clean and comfortable and stuff are so friendly and make you feel like home Definitely recommended Guys keep the good work , don't change to warm feeling Other and more luxury places need to learn from them

  • 3
    « Strange appearance but nice people, great breakfast »

    it was under construction. lobby is small. People are very nice and it is in a convenient location. breakfast is really good and the lady working there is super nice. In fact everybody i talked to there is super nice. But it's attached to a huge parking lot with bowling and billiards or something. I didn't get it!

    « Super Friendly »

    Everyone at this hotel is invested in making your stay pleasant. The staff is very friendly, even if you casually pass them in the hall. The breakfast buffet has a variety of selections to accommodate every dietary preference. The manager went beyond the call of duty to welcome and greet us each time he saw us. He is very proud of his hotel. While remodeling is ongoing, every effort is made to make the experience as seamless as possible. No noticeable construction noise at our end of the property.

    « Never would have spotted it. »

    Really comfortable room. Security guard looks like he should work at a Theme park (doubt he could handle an incident.) Hotel was being remodeled while I was staying there...but room was VERY comfortable, fitness center was nice. I bit pricey, but overall a nice stay.

    « Urban sanctuary. »

    Los Angeles is a big, noisy urban jungle. This hotel was my sanctuary. I watched television, took shower and called friends. Morning breakfast was sumptuous and generous.I was famished, so I ate quite a bit. I requested a noon checkout which was granted with a smile.Although close to a busy street, the room was deliciously serene.

    « Friendly Place to Stay »

    Although I found the hotel online, I called and booked my room personally. In the meantime, my plans changed and I needed to stay an additional night. This was no problem and they accommodated me with no problem. The free breakfast was very very well-balanced in nutrition and the staff were neat and very helpful. I recommend this place and I would stay there again.

    « Newly Remodeled With Excellent Breakfast »

    We highly recommend this Best Western! First, the staff and General Manager (Eddie) were very professional and accommodating. Even though they were "under construction," our room was excellent. Very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was the nicest we have experienced. There was something for every diet and taste, even pita and hummus! We will stay here again, while visiting family.

    « Under Construction »

    Elevator is not operational and won't be until April 2016 at least according to staff. Breakfast was very good and service there was exceptional. Once construction is completed we would give them another try. Hotel is next to Bowling alley, which could be good or bad depending if you bowl.

    « Above and beyond »

    When I first arrived I was put off by all the construction and dust, but after entering the room I was amazed. Clean in every respect and I am fussy. The next morning breakfast was great as we did not have hot chocolate and the girl over heard. She went out of her way to make us one. When I arrived home I found I left my schedule book there. YUK! It had everything I needed to work the following days. I called them; they found it and sent it right out to me. Service with a smile I believe. Wonderful people, great place to stay.

    « This location is very bad. »

    This location is under remodeling that is not suitable for customer to stay. The hall way tiles were totally removed with bad smell. Paint was wet on the wall. Ceiling lights were hanging in the middle of air.

    « Deceptive exterior »

    The outside is under construction. But the rooms are fantastic. So comfortable. So clean. Very homey. Love the coffee makers in the room and the comfy beds. I stayed there one time and fell in love with the place. It's now my go to place to stay.

  • 2
    « Under construction »

    The site is under construction. The vending machines were unplugged and there were no working elevators. The water coming from the tap & toilet was yellow-brown. The only positive that I can say was that the bed was comfortable. I will not return.

    « AWESOME »

    This place was the best place that I have prob ever stayed, everything was great especially their breakfast! When I go back to the area I will definitely be staying here again. They are also doing some expansion to it to make it an even better place to stay.

    « Holy wow!!! »

    The inside of the hotel rooms are gorgeous. I was worried when I first pulled up with the construction going on, but I had no reason to worry. The decor is gorgeous and the rooms are comfortable. If I have to return to the area, that's where I'd want to stay.

    « Don't let the bowling alley fool you »

    This must have been an interesting concept when it was built. The bowling alley came first, 1958. The hotel was attached in 1962. It's a hidden gem. The hotel is clean, well run, very nice rooms, reasonably priced with free breakfast. The bowling alley is adjacent, has a restaurant and bar. They are here to stay. The hotel shows signs of recent upgrades and they were building an elevator when I stated there in early October 2015. (Elevator wasn't required in 1962). I'd definitely stay here again.

    « Great BW Value »

    This is a great place to stay, safe, Cafe next door, clean place with friendly service. I like using the Cafe so I do not have to drive while I am there. Rooms have been upgrading for several years and the comfort level is very nice for a relaxing stay.

    « little neighborhood hotel provides quiet modern clean rooms »

    I am glad I read the reviews before booking. Perfect hotel sitting on a suburban street corner attached to a bowling alley. Room quality is that of a more expensive hotel. Very polite and helpful staff. Free WiFi with strong signal in the rooms. Tv has all the major cable channels. Free hot breakfast - waffles and such. Check in is 3pm. No complaints.

    « Nice stay at BW Canoga Park »

    We have stayed at this hotel before and they have made some nice improvements since we were last there. They are still making upgrades, but it will be a good addition. The Staff is very helpful. They have a nice touch of providing drink coupons to the adjacent Lounge / Bar.

    « Best kept secret »

    This is the second time we have stayed here and it is even better than before. Don't be taken back by the fact it is connected to a bowling alley. I gave it 4 stars because it is clean, extremely comfortable, well updated, quiet rooms, and friendly, helpful staff. Their breakfast is the best I have had anywhere. The pool, while a tight space, is clean and pleasant. It is by far and away the nicest Best Western I have ever stayed in. I highly recommend this hotel/motor Inn. You won't be disappointed! And next time I visit the elevator will be finished!

    « Nice, Well Situated Motel »

    We stayed here with our 2 kids (8 year old twins) for a couple of nights because we were attending a wedding nearby. It is a nice motel that has been updated fairly well (except for the common hallways which are very 1970s). We had an updated room with two queens and it was clean and comfortable. It was not huge, but had enough space for the 4 of us, and a closet in which to hang our dressy clothes for the wedding as well as an iron and ironing board which were important given the occasion. There is a small pool and hot tub, which our kids loved. I used the gym and it was very small, but perfectly serviceable. It seemed newly updated with new carpet and paint. There was a good breakfast buffet with a fairly large spread for a motel like this. Lots of fruit options (which seems to be rare), eggs, toast, muffins, waffles, yogurt, etc. What we really liked was that the hotel is connected to a bowling alley, with an arcade. And, it is very close to a lot of well reviewed (on yelp) restaurants. Given our short stay, and along with the pool and jacuzzi, this provided fun options for activities for our kids, and it was easy to go out to lunch and dinner very close by. It was also a very good value at only about $116/night. I would definitely stay here again if in the area, and would recommend it as long as you aren't expecting a 5 star luxury property and want a simple motel.


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From: Highway 101. The Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn is located off of Highway 101, exit Winnetka, one mile north to Vanowen Street. Canoga Park on left hand side.