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Coral Sands Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1730 North Western Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Hollywood)   |  
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Ranked #68 of 339 Hotels in Los Angeles
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Do not stay here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This hotel is terrible. First and foremost, we did not feel safe at all. The parking lot is creepy and there are some creepy people hanging out inside the hotel. The room itself is disgusting- dingy old furniture, a tiny TV, a bed with dirty looking sheets, and a dingy bathroom. The motel was very loud- the room had a window like a house and a flimsy door and the whole room shook when someone walked by the door. There is no elevator, so you may be carrying your luggage up stairs if you are on the second floor. I should have expected this based on the cheap room rate, but the reviews on TripAdvisor were so good I gave it a chance. I would only recommend this hotel (basically a hostel) to a group of young men trying to save money. The only redeeming quality was the guy at the front desk who helped us with our luggage and refused a tip.

Room Tip: Stay on the first floor- no elevator
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you stay in this mini lush paradise, you’re only a short walk and 2 train stops away from the heart of Hollywood. There you’ll find the Chinese Theater with all those magic mega famous foot & hand prints, thousands of footpath “stars”, and just about as many hawkers. Be careful who you point a camera at, because they just might be putting out their hand for a payment, or rather, ”tip” soon after.
Motel rooms are clean and well serviced and there is a shopping center next door which has a Starbucks, Ross (cheap clothing outlet – great value) and a food supermarket. Reception guys are terrific, always helpful and quick to lend a hand. They’re actually much more aware of who you are here than any large hotel we’ve stayed in. That scores a big 5 stars, but being a motel, the facility is more towards a four. The noise from the spa is considerable, so get a room as far from it as possible. The spa and pool are great to jump into after a big day out, however. Also, only walk towards Hollywood after dark, or at least that was the advice we were given by the taxi driver, although we found the locals quite friendly.
Would definitely stay here again, if checking out Hollywood.

Room Tip: Rooms are quieter away from the spa. Get one down the far end if possible (see picture)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Just came back today morning from LA and my husband and I spent two nights in this motel. If you have a limited budget and really want to find a cozy, clean, good location place to stay while traveling in LA, I strongly recommend this motel.
Pros:1.Easy to get to downtown, Korean town(need transfer to purple line) and Universal Studio just by take the Red Line subway. The station is only 5 minutes walk.
2. There is a plaza beside the motel, which banks(Wells Fargo ATM and Chase) are located. Also there is a starbuck where you may get your breakfast.
3. Friendly staff will explain you how to take the subway according to your destination.
4. Clean, quiet and cozy
Cons: 1.Not so many channel on TV(but usually people will spend a whole day outside of the motel) 2. Sometimes the Internet is not stable if you watch the online stream.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I stay two night in this motel to visit Los Angeles. The location is good as it nearby to the Western Hollywood metro station. The surrounding area also have a few good restaurants and beside the motel is a shopping centre where you can find Ross and Ralphs there. The motel location is just two stops away on metro. Besides that, there is also bus stop on the opposite road. Overall the motel is good and clean. The only complaint would be the wifi connection which is weak on my room.

Room Tip: Ask for room near to the wifi router if Internet is your priority.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Although the exterior looks old, the inn gives you a cosy feeling, with a common room for laundry (free detergents), a computer station and travel brochures. My bathroom in my room is definitely newly renovated, spotless and clean. Less than 5 mins walk to the Metro and 2 stops to Hollywood area. There is also free parking. Would definitely stay here again if I visit LA.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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perth
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The room had everything we needed for a few days in LA, comfortable, quiet, clean. Very close to the metro and hollywood. The room had a few issues with hot water which was hard as it was very cold in LA. The reception staff were helpful enough but one of the guys seemed a bit cold and unapproachable the rest were lovely. I would stay here again. It was close to starbucks, a grocery and liquor store and most amazing was thai town so much awesome thai food. yum

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I and my friend went to LA during the Thanksgiving vacation and we spent two night in this hotel. The room is clean and comfortable; the bath room is clean and nice. The Western Hollywood Metro station is just 5minutes' walk from the hotel, and there are also some bus stops near by which is extremely convenient. There is a market is just next to the hotel; I ate breakfast there all the time. The staffs are extremely friendly and helpful!!! We get to the hotel really early in the morning which isn't the right time to check in, but the staff helpfully let us in and gave us 5 boxes off on the price!!! When we checked out, that Chinese staff patiently told us the place to shopping and printed a map for us!!!! Not only that, the price of this hotel is very reasonable. Anyway, if I go to LA again, I'll choose this hotel again!!!! Highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1730 North Western Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
#63 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coral Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gay resort hotel. ... more   less 
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