Located less than 1 minute from the nearest Route 27 on-ramp by car and about a 10-minute drive from Los Angeles's city centre, the Best Western Plus Hollywood is geared towards travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a restaurant, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a DVD player, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a kitchenette and a desk are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines and on-site dining at 101 Coffee Shop, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Parking is an additional $15 per day and pets may be permitted upon request (please contact the hotel for details).
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel, while the Hollywood Bowl can be found 2 minutes away by car. Hollywood & Highland Center offers shopping about a 5-minute drive away and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, parking $15/day, pets may be permitted (please contact hotel), wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 29, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and restaurant.
Many guests praised the hotel's location. They described it as safe and easily accessible, as well as close to the highway, Pantages Theater, Hollywood Palladium, public transit, Universal Studios, TCL Chinese Theater and Hollywood Blvd.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, modern and well equipped, as well as nicely decorated with Hollywood memorabilia.
Several travellers complimented the hotel's restaurant, describing it as economical, terrific and tasty, with friendly staff. One patron noted, "the food at the 101 Coffee Shop (the restaurant in the hotel) would make some 5-Star restaurants jealous".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.
Some reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noisy in-room air conditioning, as well as road noise, restaurant noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the pool area.
Although numerous guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers complained about their accommodations. They reported slow Wi-Fi, dated decor and a lack of cooking utensils in kitchenette units.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 588 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 583 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #42 of 313 Los Angeles hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 505 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 29, 2014 to verify some information.