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5630 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038-2904
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#11 of 391 Specialty lodging in Los Angeles
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4.7
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5.0
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4.9
Value
4.7
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WELCOME TO GOLD-DIGGERS A rare compilation -- equal parts perfectly tuned bar, venue, boutique hotel, and recording studio. Inheriting the historic dive that’s brought flash and trash to Santa Monica Boulevard for decades, Gold-Diggers is staking a new claim on East Hollywood.Welcome to your East Hollywood fantasy pad. A soft landing for a big night. Each room has its own distinct personality and corner-to-corner comfort. Dig in for endless treasures, including hand-selected vinyl and vintage cassettes and a limited edition Aquarium Drunkard x Gold-Diggers 12” vinyl mix that’s yours to take home. Or queue up your own music experience on your in-room Sonos. Music is the fabric of our space, and we want you to enjoy it day and night. Speaking of fabrics, we hope you like linen and velvet. 2019 AHEAD AWARD WINNER: -Best Guest Rooms -Best Event Space INDIE AWARD WINNER -Best Hotel Bar
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Adults only
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 67 out of 100
219Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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AAAtrain wrote a review Jul 2022
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This place was a delightful surprise. The staff was ridiculously helpful and accommodating. Excellent communication. The bar was an absolute blast and staff there was great too. Convenient parking. Shower actually had pressure. Comfortable bed. This will be our go to spot, for sure.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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David O wrote a review Jul 2022
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I loved everything about this place! The studios are top notch, with well tuned rooms and extremely well curated gear selections. The hotel room was perfect and was a great escape from my work days. The bed was classic firm and the pillows and sheets were just the right amount of comfort and support. The bar had great music every night and and excellent mezcal selection and the staff was amazing. It was a very easy place to live and work and socialize and everyone was very supportive I will definitely be coming back!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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ASully6 wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Everything was awesome. From the staff to the room to the bar… wonderful service and definitely a vibe. I will 100% be returning. Another added perk was that I felt very safe staying there! Would recommend to any and all!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Mojave29 wrote a review Feb 2022
Wild Rose Country19 contributions4 helpful votes
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Came in from the desert to see some music (shout-out to The Whitmore Sisters!!!) and lo and behold the venue was a hotel too! Everything about my stay was top notch. Superb lodgings, great cocktails, cool neighbourhood with tasty eats, sweet views of downtown LA, the hills and Griffith Observatory from my balcony in Room 6. Bonus for the free parking a block away. Only downside was I forgot my complimentary vinyl compilation, but I’ll be back to stay again😀
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Catherine D wrote a review Jan 2022
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Gold Diggers is the perfect accommodation for anyone who wants their trip to LA to have a really unique vibe. The building is quiet during the day, and at night you can hear the low bass hum from the bar downstairs - absolutely not enough to keep you awake, more like a comforting heartbeat of the building. Every element of the room is finished to the highest quality, making this feel like a true boutique hotel stay. Hollywood Boulevard is walking distance, and we reached Griffith Observatory, LACMA, Universal Studios, and other LA landmarks with just a short cab ride. We'll definitely stay here on future trips! (we stayed in Room 6, for anyone who wants this specific room)
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TDotDan wrote a review Dec 2021
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In 20+ years of travel, I’ve never stayed anywhere like Gold-Diggers. My room felt like the world’s coolest studio apartment right above a music venue with incredible acoustics and a hip yet unpretentious bar. My friends and I basically had a college reunion at Gold-Diggers and we’re definitely doing it again the next time I come to town.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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James H wrote a review Nov 2021
Nashville, Tennessee2 contributions
The attention to detail at this hotel is unparalleled for this price point. From the ability to text a live person at any point during your stay, to the complimentary curated vinyl and drink tokens at check in, to the quintessentially LA hipster chic bar on the ground floor - this place knocks it out of the bar. While the room is a bit on the small side, between the thoughtful decorative touches inside (including built in Alexa powered speakers) and the balcony with live plants outside, I didn’t mind at all. Will definitely stay here again, and may even book some time in one of the 9 neighboring music studios! 🤘✨
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Karen S. wrote a review Oct 2021
huntington beach, CA15 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here overnight while seeing a show at the Hollywood forever cemetery and this location is great because it's within walking distance! Communication with everything was super easy via text. The bar downstairs is fabulous and the staff was extremely friendly. I know some people on here have complained about noise but we didn't really have an issue. You can definitely hear bass from the music, but it might have been helpful that we were on the second floor and ran the noise machine that was in the room. The bed was super comfortable too. I'd say our biggest "complaints" were small things that seemed to need attention, but didn't really distract from the stay. In room 9 the large painting above our coffee bar was missing, the hardware on the hot water side of our sink was also missing, and both our coffee "pods" had large slits in the top. Some things to note: the parking lot is around 2 blocks away so if you have a lot of stuff it is best to pull up and bring your things in first. Also, there is no ice machine available but there is an ice bucket in the room.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Higher floors off of the street will be the most quiet.
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markK5571FX wrote a review Oct 2021
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Wonderful rooms with excellent bedding, amenities, and a well curated selection of vinyl for the turntable. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, particularly Autumn, Magdalena, and the gentleman working the door on Fri/Sat, whose name I didn’t get. My new favorite place in LA. You’ll be seeing me again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Shanita911 wrote a review Oct 2021
Redmond, Washington2 contributions
If you love music with your whole soul, this is a MUST STAY. I’m never going to stay anywhere else in LA - even though my friends don’t charge me for a room, I’d rather pay to stay HERE. ;) This is my new home away from home. I fell in love with this hotel the second I saw it online and it did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded every hope and expectation. First of all, the interior looks like the hallway from “Friends”, so that’s an automatic bonus. There are hand sanitizers EVERYWHERE, including in each room. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly; Mackenzie (hotel manager) and Autumn (front desk) noticed I had 2 heavy bags when I arrived and offered to carry them up for me. I have neck/ back injuries so I gratefully took them up on their offer (they didn’t know I was injured when they offered). So they carried my giant suitcases upstairs like it was no problem at all, and they NEVER made me feel like I was an inconvenience. They also carried them downstairs when I checked out (then back upstairs when my flight was delayed to the next day and I checked back in, then back down when I checked out again the next day). Ha! I have never been so happy to have a flight bumped, I didn’t ever want to leave. ;) It’s exactly as it’s described on their website, so I encourage you to read it thoroughly - this is probably not the place for you if you like to go to sleep and/or get up early (they are very forthcoming about this on their site, which is why I recommend reading it). Every room has a Sonos speaker and they encourage you to use it! For the record, I never heard anyone else’s music or tv. It could be possible that mine was too loud to hear anyone else’s, ha! I turned it up pretty loud and went into the hall to check the volume level, you would’ve had to stand directly in front of my door to hear it. Most of my stay I was in the “loudest room” (located directly above the lounge), but I didn’t notice any extreme noise. Then again, most of the time I was IN the lounge! Magdalena, Blake and Alex will take good care of you down there! Note that Alex makes the perfect Side Car. :) Last but certainly not least, the housekeeping staff (Isabel & Oscar) are WONDERFUL. They are so kind, and more importantly they are extremely thorough, everything felt CLEAN. I also saw them cleaning other rooms throughout my stay and I can personally attest that every corner is being cleaned and disinfected. In these days of Covid we’re living in, that’s a top priority - it’s clearly it’s a top priority to them too. If you can spare it, please leave them a tip. They work so hard to keep the guests safe, and they do it with a smile! I stay in hotels a lot because I’m a gambler, and Vegas is known for catering to their invited guests. Autumn and Mackenzie blew all of my casino hosts out of the water when it comes to customer service and responsiveness - that’s no easy feat! I probably interacted with them the most, they truly made me feel like I belonged there. I love that I could just send them a text with a random question and they’d reply immediately (even if it wasn’t urgent). Oh! As if this review wasn’t long enough - the vinyl you get to take home, made exclusively for guests? AWESOME. I’ll have to come back when the season changes to get the newest one! ;) I really can’t wait to get back there. I’ll take any excuse! Anyone reading this review need me to come to LA?!?! ;) —— UPDATE: I wrote that review in JULY after my stay and completely forgot to post it. Today is October 7th… obviously I excel at procrastination. But I figured I should probably post the review before I see everyone again… and since I’m on a flight to LA RIGHT NOW, this is my last shot because I’LL BE THERE TONIGHT AND I’M SO F$&KING EXCITED TO BE BACK! And it’s a new season, which means I get a new vinyl! :) They make you feel like family and I’m so excited to see them all again! Gold Diggers, are you hiring? Since I’m here, I can be ready to interview - then I never have to leave. Haha! On that note, I will shut up now and post this from my Uber on the way to the hotel from the airport. See you all in about 30 minutes - did I mention how excited I am to be back???? ❤︎
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$283 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesHollywood Studio District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gold-Diggers
Which popular attractions are close to Gold-Diggers?
Nearby attractions include Hollywood Forever Cemetery (0.4 miles), QUEST ROOM (0.2 miles), and 60out Escape Rooms - N Western (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gold-Diggers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Gold-Diggers?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Gold-Diggers?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Gold-Diggers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gold-Diggers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria La Buca, Denny's, and Panda Express.
Are there any historical sites close to Gold-Diggers?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (4.4 miles), El Pueblo de Los Angeles (4.7 miles), and Hollyhock House (1.2 miles).
Does Gold-Diggers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Gold-Diggers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.