I absolutely love this place! I have stayed here 3 times and each time has been better than before. To the people who say this hotel is too loud: What are you doing staying on Hollywood & Vine in the first place if you're concerned about noise? Didnt you notice the strip club and the head shop on the corner?? The Hotel shares a wall with The Avalon concert venue and nightclub and is right down the street from The Pantages.This is a beautiful social hotel not a business hotel. From the moment you walk in you are transported to another place & time. The aroma of the hotel is mesmerizing as is the decor. The hotel is reminiscient of a French Bourdoir or Bordello. Everyting is dark and rich. Lots of reds, browns and purples. I have only stayed in the Hollywood premier flat and it was off the chains. The Flat was decorated like something you wish you had designed. Everyhing from a full kitchen with a bar and stripper pole to a record player with a wide selection of vinyl is included. The linens and accessories were top shelf as was the furniture. The Flat has a good size balcony with plenty of seating, no view. This hotel does not boast having spectacular views because it doesnt. If you're not facing the courtyard then you're either looking onto Vine or some crappy back alley, but it doesn't matter. There are many hip and cool hotels in Hollyood like The Mondrian or The Standard, but I like this one the best.