Best Western Hotel Canoga Park Motor Inn,  Canoga Park

4.5/5  - based on 294 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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  • 4
    « Fantastic Room, ok location, horrible pillows »

    The hotel is attached to a bowling alley in an ok area...nothing worthwhile within walking distance. The surprise was the room. It looked brand new and clean. There is a large flat screen tv, modern furniture and bathroom. The bed was a pillow top with the worst pillows you will ever sleep on. The room appears expensive while the pillows are synthetic blobs that strain your neck to sleep. Not sure why they don't do what Hampton Inn does with a choice of feather and synthetic pillows. Too bad since everything else was really nice. The hotel has a free happy hour between 5-6pm with free cocktails. If you miss it they still give you a coupon for a buy one get one free plus another coupon for bowling. Parking is free which is rare in LA. I will go back.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay! »

    As always this place is my number one choice when i visit sfv and i do frequently EVERY single staff member from the front desk to the maids to the maintenance ppl are amazing! Rooms and hotel extremely clean and comfortable I LOVE this place !

    1
    « Change me extra 100 dollars, just because I started my monthly cycle and a little got on some of the sheets »

    Charged me an extra 100 dollars cause of an accident happened that no women should have to feel like we did a crime. I mean they were acting like I did it on purpose and I should be ashamed of what happened. And then they sat there giving me attitude and yelling at me like I was trash. Never again will I go to this hotel again

    4
    « Comfortable, clean, spacious room, good staff »

    This hotel has many pluses. Helpful and pleasant staff, quite large and well furnished rooms with comfortable beds. Fridge, microwave, good toiletries. Clean and quiet. A nice hot complimentary breakfast and an evening complimentary drinks and snacks social (Mondays to Thursdays). A gym with free weights and a combo exercise machine in addition to the aerobic machines. Quiet, with internal corridors. Free parking. Free coffee and tea most hours near the reception desk.Outdoor pool (unusable in winter). We received(but didn't avail of) discount coupons for the bowling alley next door. Stragglers beware - breakfast items were removed promptly at 10 am and they like the breakfast area cleared out by 10:15 am, The complimentary WiFi in room worked but seemed a bit patchy at times. There are no special handicapped accessible rooms / bathrooms and the bathroom door is not wide. So getting my Dad's walker into and out of the modest sized bathroom required a little manipulation every time. Housekeeping replaced and removed the barely used soaps in bathroom instead of leaving them be and simply adding new toiletries. Slightly surprising in this CA drought time to see that toilet flushes were still the old 4 gallon variety instead of the new water efficient ones. But overall we had a very pleasing stay.

    5
    « a great surprise ! »

    For the cost, this was a really great hotel ! Staff was friendly, big rooms, and a great buffet, free with your room. hotel was close to most of the points of interest like Hollywood, and LA. We even managed a trip to the LLa Brea tar pits !

    4
    « Nice and convenience hotel »

    We stayed at BW for our daughter's audition with CSUN. The location of the hotel is ok, but the staff are very nice and helpful and the deco of the room is great compared to other BW hotels. The breakfast is great and two staff who work in the breakfast area are very nice.

    5
    « Better and better »

    This property continues to make improvements. The reception area has been upgraded now and is beautiful. The management is friendly and helpful, and the rooms are spacious, clean and extremely comfortable. I love coming back here. It's like coming home.

    5
    « Quick LA trip »

    I do not normally stay at Best Western but due to very last minute that is where I found a room. Exceptional service! From front desk, to housekeeping and even better for breakfast service. Presently surprised by free breakfast but the servers on the 2nd morning remembered I had asked for something and made it before I even asked. Comfy beds, plenty of towels and bathroom supplies. Only thing I would change is pillows, they were really nice and great quality but for me too fat, my daughter loved them so it's just a personal preference.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Excellent Stay. Nice clean room, great breakfast, great fitness center, excellent location. The hotel staff and management were very friendly. The breakfast staff excellent. I will be staying at this hotel again when visiting the San Fernando Valley.

    5
    « Canoga Park Motor In Review »

    Very clean and friendly place to stay. Highly recommend. The breakfast was amazing and the staff had perfect customer service skills. The room had many extras and was clean and even smelled good. Would highly recommend!

  • 5
    « Best hotel in San Fernando valley »

    Best hotel in the San Fernando Valley. Rooms are reasonable and clean, beds comfortable. They provide breakfast with many selections as well therein a restaurant with good food. The staff are all very efficient and friendly. We have stayed other hotels in the valley and not pleased. Will always choose Best Western.

    5
    « Great place »

    Great place wouldn't stay anywhere else in sfv everyone is always very friendly and helpful rooms are so clean and up to date! I absolutely love this place I most definitely will stay here every time I visit the valley which is often!

    5
    « Friendly staff and clean room »

    This hotel is one of my favorites in the area. The parking space is very spacious, the front staff, cleaning staff, and the breakfast room staff are all very kind and cheerful, with nice smiles. They try to take care of their guests nicely. The room equipment is very well designed to make the stay very convenient and efficient.

    5
    « RESTFULL »

    Staff were very accommodating; décor was very good. Breakfast was very tasty and numerous items to choose from. Plenty of parking. I thought about using the pool, but the weather cooled so did not get a chance.

    5
    « Who would have thought? »

    Who would have thought such an excellent hotel would be next to the bowling alley in Canoga Park? But it is! This hotel is an amazing value and has one of the best breakfasts we have ever had at any hotel. The beds are more comfortable than most hotel beds and the staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. We love it here and this is our go-to hotel in the LA area. We stay here several times a year and have never once had anything to complain about! Even when they lost power (which was area-wide, so not their fault) the staff went above and beyond to make sure no one was inconvenienced due to the outage.

    5
    « Excellent as always! »

    This was probably my 4th visit to this little jewel but it will definitely not be my last! The staff is so kind and accommodating each and every time I stay here. They really go out of their way to see to the comfort of their guests. The manager Eddie Shook took time from his incredibly busy day Just to sit and chat with me. He was genuinely concerned and wanted to ensure that everything was perfect. He made me feel very special. Alex, Jeff, Jenny and Sud are all valuable employees that I had the good fortune to meet during my stay. This is my ?Go To? place to stay whenever I am in town. Thanx Best Western for taking such good care of me once again! Very sincerely, Vera

    5
    « Great Deal! »

    We were tired from traveling and this was the perfect place to rest. The staff were great, the room was spacious, clean and the bed was comfy! It was easy to find and the heated pool was a hit! The breakfast in the morning was a perfect way to start our day.

    5
    « Good things are hard to find - sometimes »

    This establishment is a wonderful place to stay. You might not think that at first glance, but it is everything you want in a hotel. It is clean, has a caring staff, and the amenities are well worth the price. I highly recommend staying here and will do so again if I have occasion to be in the area. Well done, BW Canoga Park!

    5
    « Great Experience »

    The staff went above and beyond their way to make my stay comfortable. The hotel is so nice and clean and the price for my night was fair. I've been to other hotels that can't compare to this one. I want find a Best Western everywhere I go now!

    4
    « Very nice »

    Everything was great except they would not refill the gravy at the breakfast bar even though it was only 9:20. Other than that, nice room and staff (other than the lady at the breakfast room). Comfortable bed! My kids loved it

  • 2
    « Not a good stay.... »

    We stayed here in late September 2017, on a weekend night. One week advance booking requesting (in writing and verbally via telephone) to be in a quiet room, preferably on the 2nd floor away from high traffic areas (e.g. pool, ice machines, etc.), and was given assurances that there would be "no problem" in accommodating the request. About 4 hours before checking in, we called to confirm our reservation and reiterated our request for a "quiet room on the 2nd floor". Was told all 2nd room floors had already been given out, and only ground floor rooms were available. Disappointed, I reluctantly agreed, but stipulated that it be in a quiet area of the hotel, away from the lobby area and pool. Was assured that ground floor room would be a quiet one. Arrived to find that we had initially been given Room 103, practically next to the high-traffic, Lobby area--hardly quiet. After considerable discussion with the Evening Manager/Clerk, was reassigned to Room 116, which was farther away from the Lobby. Room 116 looked tired/dated, had a cracked vanity, cracked floor tile and furniture that looked like a woodpecker got at it. The worse part was at around 3:30 a.m. two women decided to have a very loud conversation right outside my door in the hallway. In fact, they were so loud I wondered how the Front Desk didn't hear them or the other occupants in the place. I could have called the Front Desk, but doing so would have required turning on the lights, walking across the room to the writing table (because the phone is not on the nightstand) and calling the Front Desk. Doing so would have guaranteed that my husband and child would have been woken up for good--no thanks. Unfortunately, I found out the next morning that my husband and child were awoken too and had to endured the protracted disturbance. The pictures of the room on the website do not necessarily match reality. While the room was clean, there were significant maintenance issues (as previously mentioned) and the ceiling was very low, even for me, and I'm a short person. Sleeping on the pillows were like resting your head on medium sized boulders. The pillows were very hard, stiff and non-conforming. No sound insulation--we could hear every single, heavy, stomping footstep above us, and the muffled conversations of the occupants in the rooms next to us. The only good thing about this place is their breakfasts which are substantial and extensive, offering a variety of foods to choose from. While the Morning Manager was willing to offer a slight discount for the inconveniences, all of the noise and comfort issues were sufficiently significant that I would not return.

    5
    « Love this Hotel »

    I have been staying here for years when I come into town for a visit! The new upgrades they have made are just wonderful! Everything looks beautiful and best of all the staff is just wonderful! I would totally recommend this place to everyone. Added bonus they now have an elevator!!

    5
    « Excellent Stay »

    To start, the hotel was easy to find and located just off the 101. Staff upon arrival was very friendly, and got us checked in pretty fast. Room was nice and met our needs for the few days we were there. The only thing I didn't like, which is true for almost all hotels, is the soft bed. Other than that, everything was good. The area around the hotel was quiet, even though it is right next to a bowling alley. The breakfast in the morning was very good. Lots to choose from. Some of the items included were fresh cut up fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple & grapes), apples, cereal, muffins & other pastries, oatmeal & grits (instant packs), waffles, sliced meats & cheeses, eggs, bacon or sausage. Even had little cheese omelets the first morning.

    4
    « Very nice staff and loved the room »

    I loved the room very clean and nice, I had a problem with the tv but the staff fixed it right away. My only issue is that I paid extra for staying at a room next to the pool but the pool and jacuzzi were out of service other than that I had a great stay at this hotel.

    4
    « A reasonably priced LA area hotel that I can recommend. »

    You can always depend on a Best Western in the USA to deliver and certain standard and the BW Canoga Park Motor Inn lived up to that expectation. My King Room was nicely decorated, clean, comfortable and reasonably priced (US$182 a night including taxes is good for the LA area!). I can recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

    4
    « Nice hotel nice stay »

    All staff were friendly and nice. My bed was very confortabel and clean. About breakfast I can tell you: food Variety and good quality. Room was clean but quality of Bathroom and the products could be better but overall was good.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    Great stay, very clean, excellent customer service and location is convenient. The breakfast room is excellent, many choices to choose from. Restaurant has very good food and reasonable pricing. There is ample parking as well as handicap parking.

    5
    « Amazing, unassuming gem in Canoga Park/Northridge »

    Prior to staying at the Best Western in Canoga Park, we read reviews which were so consistently positive that they raised our curiosity. We have stayed there twice this week while traveling and the positive reviews were correct - this hotel is a gem. The staff is wonderful, from the desk to breakfast, and the breakfast is simply the most varied of any hotel we have stayed at in the U.S. Food and beverages were in a compact area, which was initially deceiving. In addition to the items you would expect at a small hotel with free breakfast, there were containers of soy milk and almond milk (a big win for my spouse!), a high protein Greek yogurt, a selection of sliced meats and cheeses which reminded me of breakfasts at European hotels and resorts, dried fruit and more. While we were there, I realized that I had a letter that had to be printed and sent quickly (this particular letter would not be accepted as an email attachment). The desk staff quickly got it printed for me, and a short visit to a FedEx office got the letter on its way. While the hotel is situated on a street and near an intersection, we did not notice any issues with noise. A great experience which we would recommend to everyone!

    5
    « 2- night stay »

    Nice staff, clean room, east access to bar. Poolanf hot tub on the small side. Was charged for a towel that I had used to clean up make up it could have been washed out but they say it was stained wasn't too happy about that but overall the hotel was worth the money

    5
    « Good place to put on the short list »

    We have visited relatives in this area for many years but always had trouble finding a good, clean, quite place with good service and a convenient location. This place checked all of the boxes. Never mind the bowling alley image. There was absolutely no negative issues with the alley next door. The staff was terrific at all times. An evening time "welcome room" with refreshments was great and the breakfast was among the best of many Best Western's. Very clean and quiet throughout. We will definitely check availability here first for future trips.

  • 5
    « cool place »

    the location was great for the night before i moved closer into the city.. the room was clean and very quite. the bowling alley was nice and next door, which would have been cool if i had the kids with me but i enjoyed watching the others.

    5
    « Good stay at Canoga Park »

    Everything was very clean - nice staff. They put out a very good breakfast and clean breakfast room, and even gave us fun passes to the bar/bowling next door We will make this our go-to place in this area.

    5
    « Excellent place to stay! »

    I travel a LOT and i absolutely love this hotel! everyone goes out of their way to make sure you are happy and comfortable during your stay! I won't ever stay anywhere else when I am in LA I wish every hotel in the US could be trained by the staff at this place!

    5
    « Don't laugh about the Bowling Alley -- Great Stay for the Money! »

    They really try hard here -- and succeed. I laughed, at first, when I saw the connected Bowling Alley and Restaurant and Arcade and Bar. There are so many jokes I could make about that scenario! In fact, I could not hardly find the hotel, itself -- being distracted by all the other attachments within the same complex. First, my "Downsides"... 1) UNAPPEALING carpeting in the hallways was an unfortunate choice. Lines of brown with ugly green "stains" that really aren't stains -- it's the design. Looks kind of like a large dog leaving butt-trails throughout the hallways. BUTT, if you don't care about esthetics, this place has a LOT to offer. Read on. 2) The bathroom is noisey. The room is completely silent, but you can hear every unappealing gurgle and bodily-created sound coming from adjoining rooms because of the vents. Even hallway banter. And the toilet seat creaked like an old door every time it was moved. Just weird! 3) There is no Change Machine in the Laundry. Just beware -- you'll need $2.50 worth of Quarters for each wash load, plus $2 worth for each dryer load. 4) WiFi Speed was not the best. I switched over to my Company Phone's mobile hotspot -- not that a lot of people have that option. On to the "Highlights"! a) Staff. The Staff is really wonderful here. And very earnest, as well as polite. b) They have a clean facility. Except for the room carpet, which looked like it could use a good scrub in Room 213, everything was very clean. Even the Laundry area. The Staff was constantly cleaning the hallways, etc. c) They offer amenities I've not noticed at many places. Such as a pool (although a bit spartan) with a lift chair for the disabled or elderly. The toiletries were very decent, and not necessarily under-sized. Plenty of towels -- big, fluffy towels. GREAT WATER PRESSURE from the shower! Nice-sized TV. A/C that works well. Free coffee and water in the Lobby. Free coffee in your room. d) Breakfast Bar -- I really tried to hate this. Okay, the typical buffet with those awful eggs exists here -- but they do try very hard. It's well-stocked. Lots of variety. You can make your own poured-batter waffles. Multiple choices in fruit, danish, yogurts -- even a cheese and boiled-egg bar! Plenty of beverage options. Free USA Today (unless they run out). Warning: They serve different meats and potatoes each day. One day is bacon. The next might be patty sausage. Not all on the same day. Probably 12 different toppings for cereal and waffles -- real walnuts, almonds and strawberries, as an example. e) Adjacent Bowling Alley, Arcade and Bar are all icing on the cake! Especially if you are traveling with children. And the rooms are far enough away that you never hear any of that noise. f) That attached Restaurant serves some of the best food! Real roasted turkey-breast sandwiches were a surprise. Not from a turkey roll. And the cost for Room Service does NOT change the cost if you are sitting in the restaurant. $9.50 for that sandwich? As Room Service? Unheard of, today! The portions are large, too. g) Finally -- something I did not partake of -- a Manager's Welcome on certain nights. Free munchies and beverages in their meeting space. They did call the room to invite me, but I was simply too tired. But like I said, the Management and Staff really try hard here. And it shows.

    5
    « Universal Studios Visit »

    Great room and esthetics. Newly remodeled. Excellent service from all staff. Nice pool and spa area. Good full breakfast and great welcome spread that even had Rodney Strong wine! The restaurant had great home style food. Never had a chance to use bowling alley but would like to next time.

    4
    « A bit of a gem »

    I was looking for a hotel in this area that had ample parking. I happened to be pulling a trailer and needed space. While Canoga Park is mostly residential this Best Western fit the bill. The hotel itself was quite nice, very clean and the complimentary foods were unexpectedly amazing and diverse. There was an afternoon manager's reception, which at most BW and other similar hotels means...chips, salsa and a beer and wine choice. This hotel had hot foods, cold snacks, choices of wines and beers and even some exotic foreign dishes. Again, unexpected and very appreciated. The place is quiet and there is a nice cafe attached, also.

    4
    « Ok location, great service and stay! »

    Although the location may leave a bit to be desired, the staff and cleanliness of the hotel made it all worthwhile! The attached bowling alley/bar/diner were an extra perk! especially after a long drive... Overall I am very happy with my stay and again the entire staff was amazingly kind, friendly, and helpful!

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed here to try to split the distance between universal studios and the beaches. Not a bad drive to universal, brutal drive on the 405 to the beaches. Took topanga canyon route to Zumba beach per staff recommendation and that wasn't too bad. The hotel is newly remodeled and looks nice. The breakfast was very nice! Healthy choices and a good variety.

    4
    « Very nice staff members and excellent location. They actually have security on site to patrol the parking lot areas. »

    Will go back on our family trip next year. It would of been nice if the jazzucci would of been heated and they had a working ventilation system in the bathrooms. Besides that everyone was outstanding with us. Thanks again

    5
    « Prettiest place in LA »

    This bestwestern is stunning. The staff is helpful, the breakfast delicious, and the room was stylish as well as comfortable. We are new to LA and had a ton of questions. I don't know what we would have done without the staff. The room was so comfortable and had so many great amenities that helped us relax after a 7hr drive

  • 5
    « Great if you have kids »

    This place has a Free Breakfast Room, Restaurant, Bar-Lounge, Arcade, Bowling, Billiards, Swimming Pool,and Fitness room, and a Business center all together in one place. Great place if you have kids.

    3
    « Clean. Convenient. No frills. »

    Despite being in a weird location. And having tight parking (I have none the less always found a great parking spot)... it is easy to get to and is one of the cleanest rooms I have stayed in in the area! Fair price as well!

    5
    « First class hotel!! »

    The place to stay when in the valley. The Best Western in Canoga Park has just recently completed their renovation. The hotel is first class and full value for the money. The free breakfast is first class with a huge outdoor pool and attached bowling ally and restaurant as well.

    5
    « Best Western CP Motor Inn »

    The staff and rooms were more than expected during our stays. I guess because of graduations (in the college) everything went up in prices. We found BW and that was th best decision ever. Their rooms are comparable to where I stayed last time(starts with an M and is in warner center). The checkout and check in were a breeze and the whole staff group, including the breakfast/hordevours ladies to the maids all did an exceptional job. They are all caring and make sure you have everything you need. I'm recommending you to all my friends and family now. I was very surprised by the cleanliness of the rooms and the hotel itself. THANK you for making our stay a wonderful one.

    4
    « Good One night stay »

    Last year when I went to LA area, my wife happened to book Best Western in Canoga Park. When we got there after dinner, I felt a little weird about its location since it was located in a shopping plaza right next to a bowling alley. So I asked the front desk staff if it was safe to park there. He said it is very safe - he was professional and very nice. Since we were just staying one night there we just went to bed. But after a while I started hearing some sound (like water dropping every few second). I tried to find where it was coming from but couldn't see anything. After a while, I figured that it was from the condensation from 2nd floor AC unit dropping on AC unit in my room (on top of the unit sticking outside of the room). So i went to the front desk and talked to a staff - he didn't believe my theory, but when we went outside together and checked it out, that was the case. So I placed a hand towel on top of the AC unit so that when to dampen the sound of water drop hitting the metal casing of AC unit. After that it was all quiet. The next morning when I looked outside the window, I saw additional towel placed on top of AC - obviously the staff came back there to place another, which was very nice. So 5 stars for the service.

    5
    « Best Western - Canoga Park »

    We were very happy with the accommodations here. The bed was extremely comfortable and the hotel was very well maintained and clean. There was a vast assortment of breakfast items, and they even provided a "To Go" bag with a few items in it, if you had to check out early.

    5
    « survey »

    The hotel was very nice, nice decor, clean and comfortable. The room was had all the necessary items and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was very good and had a lot of options to choose from.

    4
    « Great service! »

    Maria and Mireya were amazing! My room smelled like smoke and they were helpful and accommodating to quickly change my room. The afternoon wine/tea was nice and breakfast was good. I'll be back next trip!

    5
    « excellent »

    excellent place to stay. quiet and clean. A little noise at late night on Saturday Sunday morning.A disturbed man trying to check in. Police called after he refused to leave..Otherwise we had a nice stay at the hotel.

    2
    « Best Western Canoga Park Motor Inn »

    I got in very late after attending a funeral, all I wanted to do was to sleep. At 7 o'clock in the morning and employee walked into the room at 8 o'clock in the morning with the same employee came knocking on the door very annoying when all I wanted to do was get a good nights sleep because I had a long drive back home.

  • 5
    « Excellent**** »

    Staff was friendly, caring and helpful. Great amenities Facility and room were clean and comfortable. Mattress was very comfy. Complimentary breakfast was exceptional! I will stay here again when I am in the area.

    5
    « Great value & service - an unexpected find! »

    Not far from my office I found this affordable place with clean rooms and a friendly staff. Not an ideal location but it was work related so I had to stay close by. Will definitely come back again and recommend this location to others, as well, if they need to be in this area.

    4
    « Loved our stay! »

    The rooms are clean and spacious with a comfortable bed. Don't be put off by the fact that it's attached to a bowling alley/bar. We loved having a bar available and we would've bowled if we had more time. Upon check in they provided us with two for one bowling passes and drink coupons. The breakfast had great variety and was well stocked even when I ran down 15 min before it was over. Parking or noise was never an issue for us. There is a Westfield shopping mall, off Saks 5th Ave, Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, TJMaxx, and Target within 10 min driving or less for your shopping needs. I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends or family except for those looking for the spa resort retreat.

    5
    « Great service, amenities and breakfast »

    We needed two rooms for our son's graduation from CSUN. Despite being at a busy intersection it was quiet in our room and it felt very comfortable inside. We forgot we were in the middle of a city. The room is nicely decorated, seemed recently redone and their papaya scented bathroom amenities were outstanding. The service was great as was the breakfast. We never got a chance to use the pool or hot tub but maybe next time! I would definitely stay there again as our son is staying in the area for a while.

    4
    « California trip »

    Friendly staff and clean rooms. Beds were exceptional. Room not as pricey as others a few blocks away. Close to good food and shopping. Free drink and bowling voucher a nice surprise. Would definitely stay here again

    5
    « Check this Best Western Out »

    No doubt I would stay at this particular Best Western again! The remodel is a success. The room was cleaned and restocked on time every day. The breakfast bar is fantastic and the staff is top notch friendly! Plus they have a bowling center on site to give kids something fun to do that is convenient. A nice touch was a Paige Mackenzie mystery book loan in the lobby. Great reading for all ages with a pre-paid return envelope if you need to take it when you check out.

    5
    « RTR »

    Excellent rooms and there was great sound proofing. The breakfast was the best I've had and had the largest selection I have seen. The desk clerk answered all of our questions about the area. He called us about a half hour after we went to our rooms to see if everything was OK.

    5
    « One of THE BEST, Best western stays »

    Its located next door to a bowling alley. doesn't immediately 'appear' to be that great on the outside. As you walk into the front reception area (smaller than most), the NIGHT & DAY staff that greeted me (and i was LATE checking in) were very friendly, informative, co-operative & helpful. WELL DONE! to the owner/manager of this establishment.

    5
    « Great breakfast choices,convenient restaurant on premises »

    The personnel were friendly and accommodating. The hotel was clean and the location for us was perfect. (We were in back). No problem with parking even though there is a bowling alley on site. Convenient for meals and cocktails without driving around.

    4
    « Excellent stay everything you need right next door »

    We went to Universal Studios Hollywood with family and we booked this hotel from home and we thought is was going to be far but it was not. this hotel is better than the hotels near Universal and not that expensive, it was a 20 min drive. Its not expensive and very clean with awesome breakfast choices.(if you get there early)

  • 5
    « Immaculate room, incredibly nice and helpful staff, great breakfast »

    I stayed at this Best Western while visiting a relative at a nearby hospital. I was surprised when I drove up and saw a bowling alley next door. I was welcomed by friendly staff who shared some information about the hotel and invited to their breakfast, two-for-one drinks and bowling. My room was impeccable containing everything I needed and more than I expected. Facial towelettes to clean off makeup, a wipe to clean and polish my shoes, in addition to the usual shampoos and more. The gym had newer equipment and I was able to get in two great workouts: elliptical, treadmill, bike, weight bench, free weights, and an all purpose weight machine. They also offered filtered water, towels, and a rest room. There's a pool and jacuzzi. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the Keurig offered good coffee. Mostly, the staff was thoughtful and attentive. One in particular, Mireya, picked up on my grief and gave me a hug. Everyone was attentive offering to assist with directions to local places, toothpaste, or conversation. The breakfast had both American and European options, fresh and good quality. I had a positive overall experience and recommend it.

    4
    « Nicely updated »

    Wonderful breakfast. Tons of options, including hot options. Only thing in the room was the bathroom had no working ventilation so got very hot in there after a shower. Front desk staff when checked in was very helpful & friendly. Let me check in early. Only had issue when trying to book with a group rate, didn't seem to be on their books. Associate did offer me a manager's special that was only a couple dollars more so that was good but not sure why didn't know about our group rate.

    4
    « Nice Alternative »

    It was a comfortable and cozy place to stay with a competitive rate. The breakfast offered slightly more variety than the typical of a motel. Breakfast was included. It fits budget-minded travelers. The staff was friendly and helpful. Although it is a little out of the way, it is still at a very convenient location within a few miles of I-405 and Rt. 101.

    5
    « wonderful »

    This hotel went beyond my expectations! I was very comfortable and the rooms were clean and homey. The amenities were great. I loved the pool and enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was close to everywhere I wanted to go and the free on site parking was great. I would definitely stay there again!

    5
    « Outstanding attention to detail - 5*breakfast and amenities »

    WOW....even though the hotel was re-doing the lobby when we stayed, it didn't detract from the fantastic bedroom product they have nor the outstanding breakfast offering. The bedroom was spotlessly clean, with amenities I have never seen in a hotel - a black face cloth for women to remove their make up. How thoughtful is that! I have often, to my shame, ruined a white face cloth with mascara etc. The lotions, shampoo & conditioner and mouth wash were all of really good quality as were the towels and bedlinen.....and the sanitized TV remote was a nice touch. Fridge and microwave...really well equipped and planned bedroom. Breakfast was outstanding, never before have I seen as much attention to detail with regards to a breakfast offering. There was something for everyone, covering All American breakfast, Eastern European, Mediterranean, healthy, veggie, vegan.....just too many items to mention....fresh, delicious, hot, cold...thank you so much for a really fantastic experience. We will be back!

    5
    « Great Stay »

    This is a great property great customer service worked so hard to get me a room at checkout so that I could get some rest before getting back on the highway the bed and pillows are so soft I look forward to staying here again if I'am in the area.

    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.

    4
    « 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

    4
    « 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

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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 $$.

    5
    « 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 :)

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    2
    « 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!

    1
    « 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.

    5
    « 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!

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    2
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    1
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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.

  • 5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    5
    « 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.

    4
    « 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!

    4
    « 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.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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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.