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Courtyard Los Angeles Sherman Oaks Hotel Review: This pleasant Radisson turned Marriott resides in a superb location, along a stretch of Ventura Boulevard known as Melrose of the Valley. Imagine the hip shops, cafés and restaurants of L.A., but without the attitude. Welcome to the neighborhood. In keeping with the Courtyard philosophy, the hotel specializes in catering to a business crowd. Comfortable, unpretentious guest rooms attract corporate types looking to settle in. They include work desks, two-line phones, speakerphones, voice mail and free high-speed Internet access. Also featured are private balconies (many with lovely mountain views) and mahogany-outfitted bathrooms in some of the suites. Weekday newspapers and in-room coffee are complimentary. The redesigned public spaces include a business library with individual work stations equipped with high-speed Internet and ergonomic chairs. There is a 24-hour, grab-and-go food and beverage area, as well as a signature Courtyard Café. The hotel’s rooftop pool area is typical SoCal, with an assortment of chaise lounges from which to take in the sun. The 15,000 square feet of meeting space can cater to functions of up to 450.