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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 90%Family Travelers
- 85%Local Culture
- 54%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (112)
- The GroveFeb 18, 2014
Am I the only one who has been robbed here at The Grove's parking garage??? Or are those reviews taken out by the moderator? My very first trip to Los Angeles, CA AND MY LAST! I was looking forward to enjoying the warm weather and some of the sites, mainly here to go on The Price is Right, whose site tells you to park at The Grove. My chances would have been better in an alley somewhere. I know crime happens everywhere, but I still find it very hard to fathom how such an "upscale" garage and property with cameras everywhere failed to catch and detain the thief. This isn't just any robbery, the bag with my cell phones (only communication to back home and only wi-fi I had, along with precious memories of my children stored on them, MY VITAL MEDICATION (high blood pressure, antidepressants, anxiety, and ADHD treatment- ALL GONE). I had to go almost a week without medicine that I MUST TAKE every day, and in such a situation that would drive the most calm person insane with anxiety and frustration. Of course my health insurance card, children's social security cards, debit cards (not like I could call right away to report them as phone was stolen), among other personal and precious items. Garage security was able to see me when I approached the car, and even left a note on my car about the damages, yet they couldn't get the criminal? They even told me they had his face on surveillance and the whole act recorded...then WTF? To top it off, I waited for police that they said were coming, and back and forth from concierge to the scene of the crime saw the police there, but they were helping this lady who (after my incident), was walking and proceeded to drive drunk (we all watched her hit the car next to her), and she starts crying (like I wasn't and I was a victim) AND LAPD let her go!! They even called her friend to pick her up! Then, seeing that police were leaving, I asked them what about my report, and the officer replied "oh, you have to go to the station to file a report". Then, once at the Wilshire station, a very nonchalant officer grudgingly took the report and wouldn't let me make ONE PHONE CALL because it was long distance! Well, that was my home. I wish I had never come to this God-forsaken city, not only that but when I saw what happened to my car I pleaded, crying to a passer by to please use his cell phone. He said he didn't have one and quickly walked away. Without my medication, I fell sick, dizzy with a horrible headache, swollen from the blood pressure, exhausted and eventually into a nervous breakdown. I ended up in an ER at an LA hospital that I can't say much for. Without my ID they presumed I was homeless (even though I showed them the police report). The airline agreed to delay my flight. I COULD NOT WAIT TO GET HOME. Extremely bad, everlasting first and last impression of LA. I am glad to be back to the Northeast U.S. where it is nice and safe- that's right, I said it. After that life changing ordeal (still recovering, sleep paralysis and nightmares), I conclude I would have felt safer in a war zone. HORRIBLE AND NEVER EVER AGAIN!
- The GroveMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 1Jan 03, 2014
I genuinely like this mall as it's very clean and well maintained. As some other yelpers mentioned, it does have that Disneyland feel to it, which likely contributes to the overall charm and appeal. Complete with a wide array of shops including but not limited to Barnes & Noble, Nordstroms, and Apple, this outdoor mall has something for everyone.
Now my decision to give The Grove 4 instead of 5 stars is soley based on the costly parking situation. $2 for ever 15 minutes past 3 hours? Ugh... That's highway robbery and their website lied! Online it stated $1 every 15 minutes past the 3 hour mark. Curses!! *shakes fist vigorously* But Luckily if you're diligent with your time (unlike me) you will be able to still park for free given that you can shop/browse for less than 3 hours.
FREE 2 HOUR VALIDATION AT NORDSTROMS (no purchase necessary)! The parking structure will provide a complimentary one hour parking and if you take a stroll in Nordstrom's women's shoe department you can take your ticket to the small blue/creamish color machine at the back of one of the cashier's desk. It's self-serve, so no worries on feeling awkward.
- The GroveDec 04, 2013
I've seen the Backstreet Boys here twice, for free. During the winter holidays, snow is dispersed in the air. The shopping center has the places I frequently go to, including The Gap, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple Store. The atmosphere is very upscale and comfortable.
- The GroveAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 17, 2013
I love The Grove for its unique shopping experience. It's an outdoor mall and there's a range of shops. When you get down to the Farmers Market end of the row, you'll come across the area with all of the food stands. There's quite the selection to choose from, so you're bound to find something. You're also in the middle of the Beverly Hills area!
- The GroveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
A lovely place to walk around but unfortunately didn't offer too much. The stores are mostly typical chains you can find in almost every single malls. The restaurants didn't seem too interesting either. Having said that, I still enjoy strolling around, especially at night. It is pretty and romantic.
I was told the farmers' market is excellent. Too bad I missed it. Next time. For sure.
- The GroveAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
It's a great outdoor shopping mall, but I personally find it more exciting for Mario Lopez's Extra! show taping. Passerby can be part of the show - just join the gathering crowd before a segment starts taping (or during, but you'll be at the very back) and get up close with the celebrity guests. I was 5 feet from Hilary Duff, and got to interview Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi guitarist) for the show! They'll always pick a handful of people in the crowd to ask the celebs questions, so definitely try to be a part of this. It's an unforgettable experience!
- The Grove
- The GroveMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Oct 12, 2013
This is maybe one of my least favorite places in LA. I'm not into shopping or overpaying for parking and that's all there is to do here! There are better places to go in LA to shop and catch a movie. That being said - if you came to LA to shop then this is the 2nd shopping center I would recommend.Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
- The GroveMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 01, 2013
The Grove is a modern,outdoor mall that is fun and trendy!
There are a host of restaurants and popular stores.
There is a cable car that will take you all over the mall.
It is connected to the very famous Farmer's Market and a great way to spend the afternoon.