For a weekend, room rates are $120, if you book the 21-day advance, no cancellation deal. (Basically, this reservation is set in stone and you can't get out of it.) If you have a AAA membership, you can get the room for $128. Otherwise, fork over $159, which is great compared to the $450+ rates of other nearby spots.
There's a rooftop pool and sundeck that are very sparsely furnished--there's no lounge chairs--but are very clean and you cannot beat the views of the Hollywood sign, the Hills, downtown Los Angeles and Century City. It's also surprisingly easy to access--we walked right in and took the elevator up and did not have to show any key cards or passes.
Because it's a Best Western, its basic function is to check you in and check you out. The rooms are standard Best Western rooms and the hallways look a little beat up but still very clean.
There's a bar and grill in the hotel but really with Spago just around the corner, you should eat there. You're saving money on the room right?
The legendary shops and restaurants of Rodeo Drive are three blocks away and being smack dab in the middle of Beverly Hills you can drive 15 minutes in one way and be in Santa Monica or 15 minutes in the other direction and be in Hollywood.
You can also balk Angeleno tradition and walk (gasp!) to anything you need as a drugstore, coffee shop, and a newspaper stand are all close by.
And when the going gets rough you can always pop into the luxury hotels to hang out in their lobbies and pretend you're staying there without paying the money.