When you arrive the hotel is nice enough, well scrubbed, lots of flowers - befits its Hollywood pedigree - but the rooms were very plain for such an supposedly iconic hotel. The bathroom was quite dated and the square shower with a tub on the diagonal was an odd arrangement - no doubt from earlier days. No coffee maker in the room which is pretty standard nowadays.
My room was on the second floor and faced the main entrance. Just about every night of my 5 night stay there was a large function in the ballroom which meant there were lots of people coming and going, and a lot of noise.
The one restaurant in the hotel, Circa 55, was quite expensive and the only dining option. That it turned into Trader Vic's in the evening was a bit strange, and unfortunately didn't lead to better dining options.More