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Hollywood Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1160 North Vermont Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90029 (Hollywood)   |  
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Ranked #78 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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“Could have done better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Not knowing the area, it felt a little seedy at night time. Conveniently located one block away from subway station.
The buffet breakfast was okay, nothing to brag about, the earlier you get in for breakfast, the better, as it would appear it is not restocked after about 9am. Eggs are cooked fresh which was nice.
The bed was a little small in our room, and the toilet made an awful noise when it was refilling and seemed to take a long time, to the point where I thought it was broken. Room was located at the rear of the hotel and road noise could be heard.
Guest laundry okay but only two machines, the gift shop and reception declined to change our small notes to quarters to use the machines, and there was no coin machine to make the exchange ourselves.
Overall, for the price we paid it was okay, but will look elsewhere if we were to come to LA again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Clara, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I booked one queen room via Priceline, but the room turned out to be a single room with only one queen bed. WHAT??? I double-checked my itinerary... Oh, yes, the wording there cannot be more tricky. So if you want to stay here, DO Pay more attention to what exactly room you are looking for. I asked whether it was possible to upgrade. Yes, of course, but with additional $57 upgrade fees... @_@
Moreover, $20 + tax for parking? I've never been to a hotel that charges for parking here in LA before...
Anyway, be aware of the hidden fees for here. Good luck!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hollywoodhotel, General Manager at Hollywood Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Stuart X

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We value your business and we know you had many hotels to choose from. You have covered all aspects of your stay and we are particularly appreciative of your comments about our great location, sleep quality, good service and cleanliness.

It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge how one made their booking. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience Priceline may have caused booking your room type with only one queen bed. Bidding on "secret" hotels in the "Name Your Own Price" section finds a hotel in an area you selected which matches your bid price. These rooms are run of the house rooms and cannot be specified when making your bid and applies to all hotels in the Name Your Own Price section. If you require specific bed types, then I recommend using the Pick Your Hotel section of their site which displays all room types available for each hotel. You may pay a little more, but there will be no surprises at check in.

We have taken note of your positive and negative comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests.

We hope to serve you again soon.

Vaya con Dios,

Jeff Zarrinnam, CHA
Hotel Director
Hollywood Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in early December 2012 as a family of four, my daughters are 8 & 11. The area is typical Hollywood quite dirty, with most shops having roller doors etc. The hotel is clean, the room was quite large with two large beds but still room to walk around. The room had a fridge and microwave which is unusual for the US. We received breakfast in our rate which was of a good standard, it had cereals, toast, pastries and egg & waffle station also. The property had vending machines and a small convenience store, however, the gas station on the corner had everything you would need. As Los Angeles is spread out you need to be able to get around and that's when this hotel is great, just down the corner is a metro station (Santa Monica & vermont). Which is part of the red line, approx. 4 stops north and we hit Hollywood & highland which is right near the chinese theatre and movie star homes. A couple of extra stops north and you hit Universal city, hop off walk to the bus stop and a free shuttle picks you up for a 2 minute ride up the hill to Universal studios and city walk. We also went to a Lakers game at the staples centre and used the metro to get there, red line to 7th & metro, change trains and then blue line to Pico and across the road to the stadium. It was all very easy and we felt safe. We ate at the 50's diner approx. 600 meters from the hotel which was good. If you want the glitz and glamour of a 5 star hotel this is not for you or is this area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the lift as can be noisy.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed here for two weeks in the spring of 2012. The area surrounding the hotel at first looks a little sketchy, however looks can be decieving, especially if you're not familiar with LA. This hotel is great. It has a gated parking lot, a secluded beautiful pool, and a very nice breakfat buffet. The rooms were small, but very nice. The area is more than I could hope for. It's very close to hiking trails in the Hills, great authentic restaurants, area attractions, and even the subway if you chooce not to drive downtown. We booked this hotel because it was close to a friend, but we definately return for the reasons I listed above. It has some real beauty within it's lower level, the back fountains and pool, and the mid atrium is secluded and relaxing. Trust me, it's worth the extra $20 you would spend elsewhere anywhere else in the area.

Room Tip: There are bigger room for a little extra money. Ask the front desk.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

My family stayed there while I was in the hospital for a few days. The service staff were terrible! The rooms were overpriced, and mediocre. The neighborhood is edgy, and it's name does not do it justice. Not recommended

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Vernon BC
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

this was my first trip to LA and really enjoyed my stay at the hotel My Auntie and I had a get time in your city the main reason we went there was to see Barbra Striesand in concert at the Hollywood Bowl and we both agreed that we would go there again thanks for making our trip a success and we both loved the subway lol even though it was deep in the ground but made it easier than taking a cab and cheeper $1.50 wow

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 1160 North Vermont Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90029
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#68 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
#78 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hollywood Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hollywood Hotel is Where All the Action Begins! Hollywood Hotel is conveniently located across the street from a Redline Metro ( Subway or Tube ) station at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd.. Hollywood Hotel has just completed a restoration of it's 3000 sq ft courtyard, an outdoor oasis, which can hold up to 100 people. Inspired by the relaxed style of the Mediterranean, the courtyard features all weather vintage country style wicker sofas and lounge chairs, premium teak beam tables and a classic mission style fountain surrounded by giant bird of paradise and flowers. A perfect setting for relaxation and drinks after a day of Hollywood sightseeing. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Inn Los Angeles
Ramada Hollywood Near Universal Studios
Ramada Los Angeles

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