I recently went to Hollywood on Business and stayed at the Loews Hollywood for almost two weeks, in the middle of which fell the Oscars. It turned out to be a business trip to Hollywood's golden years, as this ideally situated hotel put me right in the heart of the fantasy and history that is Hollywood.
I had the breakfast buffet at Preston's a couple of times, pretty much anything you want for a big breakfast. I ate at the Starbucks in the lobby most days, you can charge it to your room as well.
I used the spa services three times. Exhale's best feature is massage therapist Dean and the Amenities: steam room, showers, tea, amazing robes, and a back room for resting, recuperating, waiting, reading...it put me in mind of Morocco, but for all the Buddha's. The throws on these futon beds in white stucco grottos, adorned with multicolored pillows, are so soft I checked for the fabric. They are woven from Bamboo, which was a first for me. I loved taking a little half hour massage and then taking my time.
You can walk through the mezzanine of this hotel and exit to Hollywood and Highland shopping center, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame, and about a dozen souvenir shops, tour busses, etc. The legendary Roosevelt Hotel is about a block away, but it looks like a vampire den, all red and black and Goth. I liked my hotel better.
There is a grocery store, an LA Fitness, CVS, DSW and many down to earth locations as well. My trip lasted two weeks, and I wish I had found the grocery store sooner. It's only half a block away, under the LA Fitness.
Another thing you should check out if you stay here is Loteria Mexican Grill at Hollywood and Cherokee.
Right next to the hotel is the Hollywood and Highland Metro stop, which I took twice to visit friends. I had drivers for the work side, and this very convenient Metro stop allowed me to take some day trips on my time off, without having to rent a car.
My room had floor to ceiling windows along an entire wall, allowing me a panoramic view from the Hollywood sign all the way to downtown. The Oscars taking place right next door let me catch glimpses of stars like Michael Douglas and Adele. My friends came over for an Oscar watching party, and we enjoyed room service, took pics with the giant Oscar in Preston's, and had a good time.
All the staff I came in contact with was nice. Concierge, valet, front desk, bellman...everyone.
I wish room service were 24 hours, because I got in late one night and the only option was a pizza menu. The Starbucks will give you a Wi-fi code if you eat there, otherwise you need to pay. Mini-bar is Ok, too much Red Bull, not enough juice. Bedding and room furnishings are great, and that window is a trip. Did my morning meditations floating above Los Angeles... Only at the Loews Hollywood.
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