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Beverly Laurel Motor Hotel Review: A budget motel with a first class reputation, this fifties-style lodge is located behind the trendy Swingers diner, where Hollywood's groovy do lunch. The mid-century décor attracts an arty crowd who are willing to sacrifice lavish excess for a high cool factor and proximity to the unique boutiques, regional restaurants and health food stores that this central location has to offer. Being in such a busy and popular location, the hotel's free covered parking is an exceptional bonus. Centered around a lovely and kitsch courtyard with a pleasant swimming pool area offering plastic seating amidst tropical foliage, the 52 guest rooms are basic, clean and functional. Third floor rooms were recently renovated in a more contemporary style, and the remainder of the hotel will get a facelift soon. All rooms have microwaves and refrigerators to provide added value. A few rooms even have kitchenettes for guests who prefer to do their own cooking. But with The Grove and Farmer's Market within walking distance, dining and entertainment options are almost unlimited.