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“Ok for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #74 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“Ok for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Pros:
- Close location for people who like to stay in Hollywood area.
- A lot of restaurants and retail around the hotel
- Very good rates on third party websites like hotwire
- Gated and spacious parking
- Complimentary breakfast... serving omelets, cereals, fruits, bread

Cons:
- Expensive parking... you can find hotels cheaper than $22/day for parking
- No complimentary water in the room ... staff advice the guest not to use vending machines on site as they wont refund your money in case the machine took your money and gave you nothing
- House keeping did not change the bed sheets even when instructed to do so by me and by hotel staff
- THE MOST IMPORTANT: no AC... The vent blow fan air ... it was really hot and difficult to sleep
- Very noisy beds that keep squeaking when one flip sides while sleeping

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I had a garanteed reservation with the hotel and arrived at around 8.45 p.m. . Even so I requested a room hogher up for personal security reasons, I was given a room on the side street level with open gates to the balcony/terrace. After confronting the front desk (Devon) I was informed that requests are not a promise and since I arrived so "late" there was no other room available and the only way to change the room was the nexte day before 11 a.m. in a way which is not suitable for a guest ( trop off the luggage at front desk and find a room when I came back from our sightseeing ). After confronting him that this is not right in my opion I was adressed "that the only way I had is,to eather stay in the assigned room ore to check out and I could do what I wanted the US were a free country".
Since we traveled with a handicaped child we had no choice to stay and not to go late that night to look for another hotel in L.A.. However the encounter left a very sour feeling and I really hope the management of the Hollywood Hotel will do some fine adjustment of how to treat guests since the hotel over all is favorably located and from the first impression hospitable.

Room Tip: Make sure not to get a room on the ground floor
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

hollywood hotel is a hotel which is in close proximity to Universal studios and avenue of the stars. staff was friendly and guided me how to make my way to Santa Monica beach. overall i'm very satisfied with my stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: i prefer near the lobby. however it might slightly noisier when you can hear guests checking in in t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

stayed at hollywood hotel was nosiy close to road vey dated decore need to change the cullery in dinning room old and scracked was not what we expected at all
the bed was high up very straingh nosiy fridge in the room floor was horrible to walk on and why we needed a microwave in the room i dont

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Highlights:
1)good location, very close to the Metro Red Line Vermont/Santa Monica station. From that subway station you can get to anywhere. We didn't have to rent a car or take any taxi.
2) Breakfast was the best among all of the hotels within this price range. Omelets, sausage, ham, waffles, cereal, bread, fruit, juice and tea. Nothing is better than having a good breakfast before heading out to the amusement parks.
Low-lights:
1) room is super small, even for just the 2 of us, it was small. The bed was not comfortable, which was a surprise. I always stay among the same price ranged hotels in LA/San Diego, they all had comfy beds. However this hotel didn't upgrade their beds yet. They are still the old and bouncy ones where my husband wakes me up when turning around. I couldn't get any good night's rest after long walks in the parks.
2) We had house centipedes on the floor, scared the crap out of me, had to wear shoes all the time throughout my stay.
3) Front desk staff weren't too friendly, this has nothing to do with racial, but one black front desk staff was very indifferent, basically treated us like we were idiots with stupid questions. The breakfast chief was very friendly, he was a super nice guy.
4) They charge $1 for all outside calls, include local calls made from your hotel room.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room that is not facing the courtyard if you don't want to be disturbed.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We travelled in a group that occupied six rooms. Five we up to standard, whilst one, was best described as a dog box. Too small to be let as a double.Rooms were clean and comfortable except for the one mentioned. Location was good with metro only a 3 minute walk away. Universal studios was only 3 stops an going the other way, the Hollywood walk of fame was again only 3 stops. One member of reception staff, Michael was very friendly and helpful, whilst another Gisel H was very unfriendly and not helpful at all. Despite her I would definitely stay there again. Also there was a nice courtyard to get together and relax.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hollywood Hotel

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:
#7 Green Hotel in Los Angeles
#64 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#73 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hollywood Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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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