I stayed at the Hotel Hollywood (careful not to confuse with 'Hollywood Hotel' = two different places!) for 4 nights in early feb 2012. I had booked through booking.com but payment was not taken until check in. Having arrived from Australia in the morning after a very long and tiring flight, we were a few hours ahead of check in time. Being told we were early, panic set in...however the guy was kind enough to check us in. Relief! Nothing worse after 20 hours travel to wait around even more. We were given room 306, the Marilyn room, which was lovely. Yes, there is no elevator but ground floor is 1st level, so it's just 2 floors up not three. You only really make 1 trip up and down the stairs with suitcases anyway so it wasn't a big deal for us. The room itself was functional for the size: queen bed, bedside table, desk with chair, fridge (big plus), microwave (big plus again) and free, I mean FREE wireless Internet. Other hotels please take note!!! (pet hate of mine to pay for Internet). The bathroom was ample, decent shower with good pressure and hot water. A breakfast consisting of bagels, coffee tea juice, fruits and cereal bars was provided free of charge in reception area. A few tables to sit on but could take up to room if preferred. I thought this was a nice touch. Really they didn't have to provide this but it was very convenient not having to hunt out brekky first thing in the day. As for the location, couldn't be much better. A short walk (<5 mins) to Hollywood/vine metro station Red line which takes you to downtown LA and north Hollywood (universal studios on this
line). Around the corner from Hollywood boulevard, although several blocks walk required to get to kodak/graumans theatre etc where the movie magic action is. Many 'interesting' shops on the way and if they aren't your thing just look down at the stars: walk of fame is very long and extends far beyond
kodak/graumans area. Hollywood blvd has many restaurants, bars and takewaway shops so you won't be short of options to eat. Venture down Cahuenga or Vine Streets for even more options. Recommend Kitchen 24, open 24 hrs and really nice. Trader joe's supermarket on vine, very convenient. The staff were very courteous and helpful with printing tickets for us. I could go on about how great the hotel is, but then again we had a really great stay and enjoyed Hollywood so much. It's very handy to universal studios, sunset blvd, train to downtown LA, a bus ride to a great market/ shopping area and of course the spectacle of kodak/graumans theatre area. Not so handy to the beach cities though. I would definitely stay here again, for the price this hotel is excellent value and so convenient in both what the hotel gives you and the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Hollywood is an historic boutique hotel located in the heart of Hollywood, "as close as you can get" to all the action and glamour of the world’s most visited city. The hotel is situated just one block north of the famed Hollywood Boulevard. Centrally located to everything Hollywood has to offer; The Hollywood Bowl, Mann's Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame, Kodak Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Movie Star Homes and much more are all just steps away, making The Hotel Hollywood the most accessible of all the Hollywood, CA, hotels. You can even hop on the Metro Red Line, the city's subway that links Hollywood to Universal Studios and the Greater Los Angeles Area, making your stay that much more convenient. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Westside Rentals Hollywood
- Westside Rentals Hollywood Los Angeles