We took a chance on an early check in and indeed were rewarded! We stayed four to a two bedroom suite. One couple and two friends. The room was PERFECT. I'm not a "fancy four star hotel" person so this place appealed to me immediately upon reading other reviews. For the price between four people this place could not be beat. The whole suite was spacious enough for us to spread out and not feel crapped like you would in a regular hotel room with two double beds. The staff was AMAZING - incredibly helpful and positive. Laid back but super professional at all times. They were not cold, stuffy or rude EVER! Not even to us hicks from MN! We sought out dinner recommendations from staff members and were not disappointed. The room was clean, fresh, comfortable. The shower pressure....EXCELLENT. The pool was quiet. We stayed in the back area of the hotel so we didn't hear any traffic. The location of the hotel was just perfect for walking to Hollywood Blvd for the people watching. We had dinner one night at the Cat and Fiddle on Sunset - walked there and it was no problem. We never took the metro - we had a rental car. They have underground parking (extra for parking). If I was heading back to LA again and needed a base near Hollywood I would most definitely stay here again.