The seven story building may be quite old, but all the 132 medium sized rooms & suites at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Van Nuys are comfortable, recently renovated, and equipped with pillow top beds & a refrigerator. Rooms on the upper floors look out over a rather industrial landscape alongside I-405, near Van Nuys Airport, though several restaurants and shops can be found one block north on Roscoe Boulevard. Features of the hotel include an elegant lobby, an oversized outdoor swimming pool in a garden setting, and a 24 hour fitness center. Good quality free continental breakfast is served each morning. Universal Studios and the Burbank Media Center are both about 12 miles away.