Glendale Residence Inn

This Mediterranean-inspired hotel is the latest addition to Residence Inn's urban portfolio

Glendale Residence Inn exterior


Los Angeles, California, USA


190,000 sf
five stories
145 guestrooms


Glendale Residence Inn exterior

The Residence Inn Glendale, developed and owned by R.D. Olson Development and built by R.D. Olson Construction, is a welcome addition to downtown Glendale near the Americana at Brand retail center and the historic Alex Theater. WATG led the architectural design, which draws inspiration from the Spanish Colonial Revival style to complement the aesthetics of nearby historic YMCA structure, and yet is contemporized to fit the modern developments of the city and demands of the traveler.

As guests enter through Mediterranean-inspired archways, they are greeted with a double height lobby featuring a fireplace nook with ample seating areas for gathering or remote working. The lobby extends into a buffet dining area with indoor and outdoor seating, providing an instant connection to the bustling neighborhood.

“Through the development process our goal at R.D. Olson Development in collaboration with WATG is to bring to life a hotel that the local community, hotel associates and customers are proud to be connected to. Early feedback of the Residence Inn Glendale has been encouraging with both locals and customers pointing out how livable the hotel feels and how ideally the architecture fits in the community.”
—Jonathon Vopinek, EVP Operations + Asset Management, R.D. Olson Development

Industrial design details like reclaimed wood ceiling panels adorn the space, along with large photographs of the iconic structures nearby to pay tribute to the historical roots of Glendale. The hotel also features an outdoor pool terrace complete with outdoor games and barbecue pits.

A selection of guestroom types features Juliet balconies with large slider windows, providing guests with a view of classic Glendale, California. Rooms on the top floor are especially spacious, with higher ceilings and living room areas with clean but modern finishes.

A pedestrian paseo will connect the new hotel to an existing movie theater complex, capitalizing on the urban and walkable neighborhood that invites guests to explore the city on foot.