We stayed here on a holiday to the US in late December. This place is great, especially when you consider the price.
The hotel is in a great location, on the corner of N Highland and Hollywood Blvd, right amongst it. There is access to the Highland Mall from the hotel, and there is a metro station about a 2 minute walk down to Hollywood Blvd. Even to get up to Burbank to see Warner Bros./Universal was only about $14. The hotel is also pretty common from what I could tell so the supershuttle from the airport knew exactly where we were going, as did the tour busses that picked up and dropped us off. The hotel is roughly 40 minutes drive from LAX,
The lobby is huge with a bar to the left as you walk in. The reception desk is right at the back, we checked in in about 5 minutes and we had a high room overlooking the Hollywood hills and we could see the Hollywood sign.
The room was very large, with a big king size bed, bedside tables, big tv, desk, chair and lounge chair. There was enough space for two people and all the luggage very comfortably. The heating/cooling units are specific to each room and the controller is mounted on the wall.
There is a nice big pool in the hotel as well with plenty of room to lounge. Being December though, it was a bit cold for a swim.
The room, and hotel in general, were also very clean. The rooms were cleaned promptly each day and we never had any issues. Quite honestly again, for the price, location, and comfort of this hotel, we would definitely choose to stay here again, should we find ourselves back in LA.