Its true, everything about this hotel is small, except for one thing, the price=P
Though in fairness, compared to most other lodging establishments in LA, its pretty reasonable.
Parking lot (really) small
all this from go figure, a hotel named after a smaller version of a orange.
However, this place has style; for all small things, they did it quite well. Hey it aint the size that counts, its how you use it, right?
I actually dont have many complaints about this place. I for one, am not one for the trendy, though yes if you are a subscriber to my reviews you will see I did stay at the South Of The Border Hotel where I was treated to a good nights sleep on a bed with a large sombrero over head as a canopy. This place does trendy very well; not bad for what looks like a converted affordable housing facility with outside entrances. I for one, thought the mural in each room (different in every room) was rather enchanting.
The girl at check in was wonderful, very informative and friendly. Even told us there is a unwritten rule the pool closes, but if you go in late night and are quiet they wont throw you out. Funny though when explaining something about room damage or deposits, I asked figuring she wouldnt give me a straight answer if its because of normal occurrences. Much to my surprise she answered no, but has happened once or twice. Apparently its not all that uncommon to pull thee old marylyn manson.
Yes, before I get hate mail or a angry response from the manager, I will state here and now there IS another parking area swung around the back, however I did make great use of my handycapper tag and it was wonderful being able to be one of the whopping 4 or so spots right out in front; ahh sweetness, get out of the car and right into the room.
The room was small, though not tiny. Clean, with a mini fridge. Sink outside the bathroom, which was yes, small. Only complaint really was the height of the bath tub, my grandparents (the keepers of the coveted handycap sticker) complained they needed help climbing mt saint bathtub every night. TV remote also changed channels very slowly, you know like when you click to another channel and 5 seconds later it goes. Didnt matter anyway, the only thing on during my stay were all those updates on those 2 russians throwing bombs and being pursued in Boston anyway. Same for the breakfast, it was the only thing on TV in the lobby.
Again, small but great! Breakfast is not filling, but nice for a change; fresh pastries and danish from the gourmet place across the street and the coffee/coco/cappuccino machine was very good. I had to suggest, fittingly there should be one of those small tangerine trees in the lobby. My response was better. "well, we are getting a big one to put out by the front sign".
They took great pride in the pool. Informing me there is no hot tub however they proudly put the pool temperature at a toasty high 80s, and yes, it was very nice. Just big enough to get a good 4 stroke lap in! I was not happy the last night, when a different front desk lady gave me the boot, claiming, it is the 'pool area' that is open 24 hours, not the water. All work and no swim after a long hard day made this fruit rotten. At least the tropical wooden gate door was nice though. There was some noise from the street late night, but granted, it was bikers sitting at a red light revving up.
Hollywood is a big place; this is a small gem in the middle that does small well. They could probably get away with 100 a night, same complex and trendyness in a small town. Lots in the area, if you are here a while be sure to go to the nearby supermarket and stick the (...small) fridge, or late nights, nothing fulfills the burbank experience then bobs big boy, a short walk down the street.
Orange you glad I stayed at the Tangerine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tangerine Hotel is a newly remodeled boutique hotel offering its guests an eclectic and colorful backdrop that promises to enhance any visit to Burbank, Hollywood and Los Angeles. Our thoughtfully appointed rooms are a fresh reinterpretation of the classic motel room; equipped with the requisite modern amenities and quality linens, we have also introduced elements to give each room a distinct personality that we hope our guests appreciate and enjoy. ... more less
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