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“Bad Neighborhood... ” 2 of 5 stars
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Hollywood Inn Express North
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5131 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Central L.A)   |  
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Ranked #224 of 328 Hotels in Los Angeles
Santa Fe
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21 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Bad Neighborhood... ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

First thing I have to say is that we actually didn't stay here or even see the hotel room, so I cannot give my opinion on that.

We booked 3 nights through hotwire and when we arrived at the hotel it turned out they had reserved 3 rooms with a king bed each (for 9 guests) which was absolutely nonesense. They were unable to accommodate us in a bigger room because they were booked which was horrible because we had already paid. Luckily hotwire was able to accommodate us in another hotel and we were happy that we didn't have to stay there because the hotel looked very dingy and old, also the neighborhood didn't look very safe. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone because of it's appearance and unsafe location. It's better to pay a little more and stay at a safer location.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were looking for clean, basic, budget accommodation that was reasonably close to the Walk of Fame. We were disappointed with this hotel. The staff wasn't friendly; the decor is dated and ridiculously tacky. This we can deal with but the worst part was that there was a massive wet patch in the carpet that would not go away. There must have been a leak under the floor and it made the whole room stink like wet carpet. Even for basic accommodation, this place was not great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

we stayed here for a few nights in September 2013. I can definitely say we got what we paid for. The rooms were quite dingy and dark but huge and the beds were very comfy. The pool was closed for our entire visit which was quite annoying as the temperature was around 35C every day and we wanted to cool off.
Our room had Whitney Houston painted on the wall which was a nice touch.
The staff were helpful but did not seem very friendly.
However if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive place to stay in Los Angeles which has good transport links to the rest of the city I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

FIRST! Dont expect its some kind of hollywood top star hotel. Its a small and decent place to sleep near hollywood. Location is pretty good, surrounded by a lot of restourants and if you like to walk its like 30 minutes to Hollywood starts. Behind hotel is good free parking , wifi works well , and rooms are spacy and clean. Dont expect much but for modest travelers with small budgets this will be heaven. Only problem was that pool doesnt work.

Room Tip: Rooms with view to the Hollywood boulevard is quiet noisy
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

First time on a motel and it was better than I thought. Clean bathroom!
The staff were superfriendly!! I recommend this motel if u wanna stay for a few days, it was cheap. We had the Humphrey Bogart room! The only thing that were disturbing was the plastic in the bed.. But comfy

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a motel for the budget traveler. It's got a safe environment, a clean pool, large rooms and fairly new bathrooms. I paid about $85 after taxes for a room with 2 queen beds. There was a mural of Lucielle Ball on the wall, so it had a neat kitsch factor. There was a mini fridge and cups. The towels were clean but the bedding had a few stains. There were no tissues, so I had to use toilette paper to blow my nose. They provide soap and shampoo, but no lotion. The room was as quiet as to be expected for a motel. The fan in the aircon worked well to help white noise street traffic.

The staff were friendly and accomodating. I made a reservation for Saturday night. At the last minute, my plans changed and I needed the room for Friday as well. I called and was told no problem, they had a room and even though they didn't take a name or my booking number, it was there waiting for me when I checked in around 11pm. I wound up not needing Saturday, and was easily able to cancel that portion of my stay, as long as I checked out by 11am.

I was given a code for free wifi but was not told what the hours were for breakfast, so I missed that. Check out was a breeze.

In all, I would have no issue staying here again. It was only about a 5 block walk to the Metro station with easy access to North Hollywood Metro for getting to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. There are a lot of great Thai restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Room Tip: I felt like the floor might have made noise for the room below, so I would want a room on the upper...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

So after reading reviews on this place I knew it wasn't going to be the best but I did not expect a dark and dingy room that stank of pee!!! I could have got over the dreadful decor but the smell was overwhelming! I didn't sleep in the sheets and I put a chair under the door as I didn't feel safe and to top it off I woke up to a cockroach in the bathroom! I was meant to stay 2 nights but ended up paying to stay in a different hotel for the 2nd night as there was no way I could have stayed there again! The guy on reception seemed friendly but wasn't didn't really seem interested in helping me out with organising to go places. I thought I was getting a good deal as this place is cheap but never again will I fall for that one! I recommend paying that little bit extra to stay somewhere safer, cleaner and in a better location. Never again will I stay here!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5131 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #224 of 328 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollywood Inn Express North 2*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll find the best rates online, the widest variety of room types online, at the most reliable Hollywood Boulevard Hotel. We offer our guest affordable room rates with luxury & friendly services. Hollywood Inn Express North is a motel that will ensure your family a comfortable and relaxing stay while you are visiting this dynamic city. We offer plenty of room options and features especially designed to serve families traveling together. We welcome you to our Hollywood motel, and hope you enjoy your stay. Unlike any other Hollywood Motels near Universal Studios Hollywood we offer discount tickets and tour arrangements to Universal Studios. Whether you're traveling on business, a leisure getaway, or a family vacation, this Hollywood Motel in Hollywood has the right motel accommodations for you. Take advantage of free internet access, and comfortable beds offered at Hollywood Inn Express North. You'll find the best rates online, the widest variety of room online, the most reliable motel near Universal Studios Thank you for considering Hollywood Inn Express North for your motel travel plans! All of our beautifully furnished Deluxe guestrooms equipped are with free Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerators, Iron/board, Hair Dryer, Radio clock and free complimentary breakfast. Motel located on Hollywood Boulevard 5 minutes to Hollywood Walk of Fame, 5 minutes to Sunset Blvd, walking distance 10 minutes to Hollywood Universal Studios and Discount Tickets available at the Lobby, 15 minutes to Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory Discount Universal Studio Tickets and Tour scheduling We are conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood! Treat yourself to the Hollywood Inn Express North Los Angeles. Choose this Hollywood motel for your travel needs. ... more   less 
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