Located in downtown Hollywood and about a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 101 on-ramp, The Hotel Hollywood is suitable for travellers who prefer a centrally located boutique-style hotel with a free breakfast and easy highway access.
This non-smoking hotel has 33 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.
The hotel also offers guest laundry facilities, concierge service, express check-in and check-out, a business centre and a free continental breakfast. Parking is available at a lot nearby for an additional $15 per day.
Village Pizzeria is located across the street from the hotel, while the Hollywood Walk of Fame can be found 11 minutes away via public transit. Universal Studios is about a 7-minute drive northwest. Hollywood & Highland Center offers shopping roughly a 4-minute drive southwest, and Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is a 30-minute drive southward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps).
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, no on-site parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: August 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, rates, staff and rooms.
Many guests praised the hotel's location. They found it close to restaurants, bars, attractions, shopping, Warner Bros. Studios, Universal Studios, Hollywood Blvd., public transit and Dolby Theater.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as excellent, inexpensive, low and cheap.
The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by patrons, who characterized them as friendly, accommodating, professional and helpful with directions. One guest remarked, "The staff were very helpful, answering all our queries, printing off maps and bus/train timetables and assisting us with all other enquiries".
Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that a few reviewers had complaints about their accommodations (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms, the breakfast and the lack of elevator.
Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported small rooms, street noise, no in-room coffeemakers or safes and dated decor.
The hotel's breakfast was a source of disappointment for a few reviewers. They described it as limited and average, with a lack of hot items.
A couple of patrons complained about the hotel's lack of elevator. They reported having to walk up to their third floor rooms with heavy luggage, which they found to be inconvenient.
guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 897 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #15 of 63 Los Angeles B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 160 reviews.
Priceline.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 42 reviews.
The author called the hotel on August 28, 2013 to verify some information.