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Highland Gardens Hotel

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7047 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tahiti, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have stayed at the Highland Gardens Hotel on numerous occasions, and have always received an excellent reception from the owner, Marie, and Front Desk Receptionist, Jamie Vega. The hotel has been renovated and both my daughter and I were very pleasantly surprised and happy with our room. It was clean and comfortable and there were loads of closet space.... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is not much good, but let's start with the little there is. The lobby looks good. Location is excellent for visiting Hollywood. I'm sure that is all that keeps this place open. Oh and the pool area is pleasant. There is a minimal free breakfast. That's it. Now the bad. The rooms are old, with a half heated attempt... More 

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JGB1022, Manager at Highland Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that your stay was unsatisfactory. We appreciate the time you took to write the 2 reviews and have looked into and addressed some of the issues you mentioned. It is unfortunate that you did not bring these issues to the attention of management when you were here. We would have done everything in our power to rectify... More 

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After a 12 hour trip arriving at 10pm I do not expect the service and poor condition this hotel has to offer. Garage is dingy and crawls out into patio area on old staircase. Peeling paint in passage and doors tells a story of low maintenance. Biggish room, kitchenette and dressing room. Few power points an the one open in... More 

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JGB1022, Manager at Highland Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

We have responded to your husband's review regarding the same issues with room 205. Here is a copy: We are sorry that your stay was unsatisfactory. We appreciate the time you took to write the 2 reviews and have looked into and addressed some of the issues you mentioned. It is unfortunate that you did not bring these issues to... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This hotel is just a road off Hollywood Blvd all the night life is not far away or trek up in the canyon up to the Hollywood sign or walk to the Hollywood Bowl for a concert. Yes some decor may be a bit tierd but with the sun and lovely pool and most rooms having access to balconies or... More 

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JGB1022, Manager at Highland Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. It seems sometimes that the only people that usually take the time are the ones who have something to complain about. It is so refreshing to read a review from someone who enjoyed their stay. Thank you for posting. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ok, I'll start by saying that this is a hotel with real ambiance and nostalgia. Numerous celebrities have stayed at this hotel which was built in the 1950s. It is also the hotel where Janis Joplin passed away in Room 105 and one can request to stay in that room. Our room just happened to be next to that room,... More 

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JGB1022, Manager at Highland Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The hotel is a little dated and could do with some TLC. Very friendly staff at reception. The pool area looks great with good sun loungers available. The room we had overlooked the busy main road, so we didnt get much sleep. Just a block away from Hollwood Boulevard and the walk of fame. Also only 20 minutes stroll to... More 

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JGB1022, Manager at Highland Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. More 

San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was our first trip to this hotel and we picked it because its location was near family home. This hotel is a bit old and worn-out. The room we stayed in was 106 on the ground floor. The room has 2 queen beds, a kitchenette and a huge walk-in closet. Like the rest of the property, everything needs a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Upon entering the hotel, I found the reception area to be very nice and updated. The staff were extremely helpful. The courtyard was nice and had a nice sized pool. The rooms are what they call suites. The rooms actually look like an old apartment that had been converted to a hotel. The rooms are extremely dated. It was extremely... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This hotel is very close to the walk of fame, Kodak Theatre. Great location tho! The neighbourhood is ok too, I did not have any issues when walking at night etc, very busy. The room I stayed in was very spacious, self contained with a big size kitchen, massive bedroom with high ceilings and big sliding doors to a balcony... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Highlands Gardens was a great place to stay, close to everything but it's like a little oasis! Beautiful gardens to look out on from your balcony and nice facilities. Great little breakfast and the staff are lovely. Would def stay here again.

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