Visitors happy to be back ‘home’ at the UCLA Guest House

A crackling fireplace burns in the Guest House lobby. Enjoy the charm of a bed and breakfast with the guest experience of a hotel

The UCLA Guest House opened its doors in late April, more than two years after shuttering its doors due to the pandemic. When news of a return to business was made known, bookings started flooding in, said Richard McPhee, general manager of the Guest House.

“Nothing is more important to us than ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of our guests, many of whom considered this their home on campus,” he said.

And for good reason. Known as a comfortable location for an overnight stay that combines the intimate charm of a bed and breakfast and the professionalism and guest experience of a hotel, the Guest House has been a staple for UCLA travelers for more than 35 years. 

“We are so happy to be back serving all of our guests after a challenging two years and thrilled to welcome all of our new and returning guests to UCLA.”

Visitors range from those who are at UCLA for medical treatment, those participating in UCLA events, members of the UCLA community, University of California alumni, and families of prospective students, to name a few. “The Guest House has also hosted several famous guests over the years, including Pulitzer Prize authors and Hollywood actors,” said McPhee. “We’re a pretty cool little place.”

Did you know?

  • Guests have access to two stackable washer/dryers located right on the premises. Using the WASH-Connect app, guests use their smartphone for convenient payment.
  • The complimentary breakfast that the Guest House is known for returns in July, much to the delight of those planning overnight stays. 
  • As a guest, you can buy discounted tickets to theme parks, movie theaters, campus sports and performances, and more, by going to the UCLA Central Ticket Office, located next to Pauley Pavilion.
  • Not only are gorgeous bougainvillea and bromeliad plants found growing throughout the Guest House property, but guests can also feast their eyes on more than 300 species of plants and trees that give life to the UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden