We stayed a week on our first visit to LA. I always try to stay at a Hilton Hotel unless the hotel is more than just a place to crash and, this trip, we were on the go. This Hilton was well place for visiting LA's top museums and was close to friends.
The hotel is largely what one would expect from a Garden Inn. Comfortable, good service, quiet (we always request a quite room away from the elevators and on a high floor), and quite reasonably priced, which could have been because it was in January.
The hotel is a very easy walk to Hollywood blvd and Grauman's and the Walk of Fame. That made it a bit on the touristy side, but as we had hoped, it was easy to get onto freeways and major surface roads from the hotel.
Two driving-related comments: while the cost of the room was quite reasonable, parking was valet only (not a problem) and $32 per night. I felt this was too high, but given the good price of the room, I accepted it. The valets themselves were terrific. Quick, polite and helpful.
The other problem is turning into the lot coming from the south and leaving the lot heading north. Highland ave is 6 lanes wide at the hotel (with a 7th turn lane, thankfully, in the middle) and there is usually a LOT of traffic. This is not for the timid nor for cars with no pickup.
I was surprised that quite often we encountered courteous motorists who helped us navigate, but timing is everything - do NOT attempt either turn unless traffic is backed up to the hotel and you aren't slowing anyone down by making the turn.
A close walk from the hotel is a small strip mall with a Starbucks (breakfast), an odd market (which had almost anything we needed in the way of snacks, water, etc), and a quite good sushi restaurant (that received wildly inconsistent reviews on Yelp. We had two very good dinners there). A two block walk takes you to a new, large mall with a lot of mall-type restaurants. To get to anything else, you've got to drive.
- Also Known As:
- Hollywood Heights Los Angeles
- Holiday Inn Hollywood
- Hotel Hollywood Heights
- Holiday Inn Los Angeles
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Hollywood within the city of Los Angeles is the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood hotel; a short walk, drive or commuter trek to many prominent corporations & local attractions; this Los Angeles hotel is the ideal location for business & leisure travelers. If you find yourself in Los Angeles for a convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, a business meeting "Downtown" or a movie deal in Hollywood, the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood has every amenity plus great location the on-the-go traveler needs to pull it all together. The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is centrally located near Disney/Dreamworks Studios, Sony Corporation, Capitol Records, Warner Brothers, Eastman Kodak, Deliotte and Touche and Coca Cola. Located within walking distance to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grauman's Chinese Theatre or one metro stop to Universal Studios, The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is in the perfect "IT" location. ... more less
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