My wife and I really felt at home staying in the Orchid Suites for 6 days 5 nights. It was like going back to one's own apartment each night after a long day's exploration of L.A. The staff are all very polite and helpful.
The lady at the counter (sorry, forgot to ask her name) lended us 2 tap cards knowing that we would be using the Metro rails and buses most of the time, which proved to be very useful and saved us lots of money.
Special thanks to Patricia, the lady serving us at breakfast every morning. She was very attentive and cheerful. Talking to her in the morning really brightened up our days!
Just cross the quiet road in front of the hotel you enter the Hollywood and Highland Mall where the Dolby Theater & the Chinese Theater are. Outside the H&H Mall is the happening Hollywood Blvd with all the famous tourist attractions such as the Walk of Fame, El Capitan Teater, Egyptian Theater and Hollywood Museum.
This hotel is your best choice if you wish to explore Hollywood and its neighboring areas with public transportation because the Metro train and bus stations are all within walking distance!