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“Great small boutique hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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Palihotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7950 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)   |  
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Ranked #93 of 339 Hotels in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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“Great small boutique hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Palihotel, and really enjoyed it. The hotel itself is a small, stylish place off Melrose. It is located in a great location; next to plenty of shops and boutiques. Upon arrival, my boyfriend noticed that the rooms have no phones. Which at first I found odd, but then realized I liked that aspect. It made our stay seem more private. Great
The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. Although my room had a balcony with a great view of an apartment complex...I still really enjoyed my stay. Looking forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Dear K s,

Thanks for your 5-star review - we are thrilled you and your boyfriend enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future. Rooms 209, 210 and 219 all have terraces as well and great 'neighborhood' views....keep that in mind for your next trip and we will do our best to accommodate a better view for you.

Additionally, we don't have phones in the rooms as most travelers these days have their own devices to text, call or email front desk (or to make outside calls), but we do have loaner phones for our guests should they need one for their stay.

Hope to see you again soon!

Finest regards,
Palihotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This hotel reminds me of the Ace Hotel chain, which have have hip decor, gourmet items in the mini-bar, friendly staff, and just make you feel "cool!"

The hotel has a super comfy bed, and is located in a convenient location on Melrose, close to bars,restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Dear Roselyn D,

Thanks for your great 5-star review! We are glad we made you feel "cool". We are pretty sure you are cool anyway...:-).

We agree the beds are so comfy and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Hope to have you back again sometime soon!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management
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Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Checked in last night, after finding the hotel through the iPhone app: Hotel Tonight. What a pleasant surprise! When I arrived, the only room they had available was a room one with 2 twin beds. However, today they moved me to a room with a queen-size bed and a terrace. The folks at the front desk couldn't be any nicer, and the rooms are immaculate. The location is perfect on Meleoae and Fairfax in Hollywood.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Dear worldtraveler11111,

Thanks for your 4-star review of Palihotel! We are thrilled you found us on Hotel Tonight and hope to have you come and stay with us again sometime soon!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management
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Stockport / Manchester
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We booked the Palihotel prior it opening it's superior doors, the site only offered room plans due to the hotel still being renovated. We also asked "if possible" for a room with a view due to it being our anniversary coupled with the fact that we generally get a wall view.

Upon arrival the check in staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, they offered us tips on places to eat/drink/shop, we could ask for more. We were almost offered another room but then one of the check in staff heard our name and said we had been given a balcony room.

We entered our room and instantly loved it, there was no wardrobe but we knew this, instead there is a ladder and rail but it fits perfectly with the theme. We had been given a bag of chocolate treat saying "congratulations" The colours of the rooms are mainly dark blues/greens which give the room a cosy feel. This is a very boutique hotel, the details of the heavy green curtains which cover the communal halls, the breakout areas are detailed and comfortable, every piece of furniture or fitting has a dark yet desirable feel to it. We wanted to scoop the chairs and light fittings up.

We had a queen room with a large comfortable bed, large balcony with a street view (the best view available and great) large sofa, there is a TV & Fridge, there isn't tea/coffee making facilities as there is a coffee shop located in the hotel which is very stylish and open until 6pm. The bathroom is lit by skylight and is off a good size, it is full of character with the black floors and monochrome shower curtain. We absolutely loved our stay in the Palihotel and missed it instantly as we hit the road to continue our drive down the Pacific Coast. We also missed the friendly service and the feel you get from staying in a smaller hotel.

Our only issue(s) were the glass bathroom door and the fact that our clothes had been moved, hung the wrong way around and partly packed on one of the days, we didn't question it as we couldn't understand why this would have been done. It wasn't until we got home and found 3 voice messages from the hotel, one saying "we were due to check out but our belongings were still in the room" another apologising for the "earlier mix up" this clearly explained the clothing situation, were our belongings packed up and then packed out again? This was the hotels biggest let down which is a real shame.

All this said we would stay at the Palihotel again in an instant.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 215, this room seems larger then the one used on the net. It was a queen room and...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalihouseManagement, Owner at Palihotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear Billyboy302,

Thanks for your 5-star review!

Firstly, we would like to sincerely apologize for the mix-up with the check-out and thank you for your understanding.

We are sincerely thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Palihotel and look forward to having you stay with us again!

Finest regards,
Palihotel
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed there over the July 4th weekend and had a really comfortable and pleasant experience at Palihotel. The staff made this first visit of mine to LA memorable. The service was personal, staff were knowledgeable and helpful, and the location was close enough to the main tourist strips. The rooms - what can I say? There is nothing to complain about! The beds were "OH SO COMFORTABLE!" and the rain shower and water pressure was simply AWESOME! Free wifi as well as the many real books provided in the room were a plus. And being able to visit the sister establishment Palihouse down the road for drinks on the weekend was also a plus.

It didn't bother us at all that there was no phone in the room. We didn't need it! Or, that the air-conditioning, central to all rooms, meant that our air-conditioning turned off and on every night once it hit the set temperature. We simply kept warm with the snug bathrobes provided! Or, that we couldn't book our airport shuttle online because the hotel was still being listed as a different establishment. Any such 'inconvenience' was easily sorted with a request to the reception. Even during our checkout in the wee hours of the morning, staff were still very friendly, attentive and helpful.

Palihotel is definitely a gem of a find and I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear Wantonmuse,

Thank you so much for your terrific 5 star review of Palihotel. We are thrilled that we could be a memorable part of your first visit to LA!

We sincerely hope to have you come and stay with us again...

FInest regards,
Palihotel Management
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Mine was a last minute booking so I was really taking a chance. This boutique hotel is a real diamond in the rough. Most notable is the wonderful staff. Knowledgable, friendly, and efficient. They really made the trip for me. It's nice to feel like people care and they were wonderful!

Room Tip: get the queen with a fold out sofa. The fold outs are actually very comfy!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear donnjr,

Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Palihotel and for the great feedback on our staff.

We really hope to have you come back and stay with us again sometime soon.

By the way....ALL the queen rooms have the comfy fold out sofa.

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you are looking for a authentic luxurious european style hotel, then look no further because PALIHOTEL is your place.

If you are looking for a chain experience this is not your place.

I stayed in month of June, the rooms were tastefully decorated and spick clean. Everything I needed was available. The customer services is personal and friendly.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but I recommend the "Terrace".
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Rodrigo M,

Thanks for your 5-star review! We are sincerely thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Palihotel and look forward to having you stay with us again!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management
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Additional Information about Palihotel

Address: 7950 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #93 of 339 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Palihotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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