Located about a 5-minute walk from Hollywood/Highland Metro Station and a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 101 on-ramp, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hollywood Walk of Fame is geared towards business or leisure travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy access to public transit and the highway.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, an in-room safe, a desk, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board and a free morning newspaper. Rooms with a kitchenette, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed and a dining table are also available.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a meeting/conference room, a business centre, guest laundry facilities and a free breakfast. Parking is an additional $22 per day, pets are not permitted and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available on request.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is roughly a 10-minute walk away, while the Kodak Theater can be found about 5 minutes away on foot. Rodeo Drive is a 15-minute drive from the hotel 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 $22/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 10, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
The hotel's staff were praised by numerous reviewers, who characterized them as professional, friendly, attentive and accommodating.
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, public transit, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, restaurants, shopping and a convenience store.
The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the free breakfast and noise transfer.
The hotel's breakfast was a source of disappointment for some guests. They described it as being chaotic with not enough seating, and felt there were not enough choices and that it was not restocked in time.
A few reviewers complained of noise transfer. They reported traffic noise as well as noisy in-room air-conditioning units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #23 of 307 Los Angeles hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 996 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 95% recommendation rate from 460 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.3 out of 10 from 299 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 10, 2013 to verify some information.