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“No hot water?!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Coral Sands Motel
Ranked #67 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
1 review
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“No hot water?!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

This motel was in a great location right near the metro line. The staff was courteous and very helpful. However the wifi connection was terrible from our room. Worst of all there was no hot water. I have to give them credit for the service though. The gentleman who checked us in was terrific. I only recommend staying here if it's for a quick stay over in Hollywood and you don't need to bathe.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Point Lookout, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I spend great time in L.A. and this motel made my tour even more comfortable and awesome. At first I want to mention that location is very good. 1 minute from train station. 15 minutes walk from Hollywood walk of fame. Only 15 minutes and you are there. And only 1 minute to train and you can reach all the places in L.A. Staff is very friendly. They are always smiling and are always willing to help you. The rooms are comfortable, and service in rooms is good too. And everything this for low prices. So great location, comfortable beds, friendly staff and low prices. What more does a tourist want?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockton
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

My daughter and I stayed one night at the Coral Sands after going to Universal Studios. The drive is not far, but the hotel is in a very bad area. We did not feel safe. The room and especially bathroom was very small. Bars on the windows, and parking an SUV was a bit of a challenge. The employees at the front were nice, but I would never go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here for two days. It's a budget friendly, no frills hotel. Room was very small, but they had many useful things like a mini fridge & a safe in the room. Everything in the room was quite old except the flat screen TV.
Location is very good and the neighborhood is not bad at all. We felt safe walking on the street at night in this area. Front office staff is very,very, helpful.This motel is very conveniently located if you want to use the public transport as both bus stops & a Metro station are very close by.
The AC was very noisy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a very basic motel. Everything is pretty dated and fairly old but for the price & the amount of time we were going to spend in the room it was a great deal for us. The hotel is located right near a metro stop which was very handy. The staff were great & offered maps & directions. I found the Hollywood area generally a bit run down & encountered a few different characters around but always felt pretty safe around the area of this hotel. For the right price & a few nights I would say here again

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gardena, California
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Spent a night in Hollywood, had a blast, however, driving to this very decent motel was very nice. The price was low, it did not break the bank, and I wasn't forced to drive to some nowhere neighborhood just to save a buck. The room was not big but everything was there;heating and cooling unit, small fridge, Free WiFi, clean pool, nice jacuzzi, and me and my mate felt safe. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in the middle of December. Some pros and cons...

Pros:
~The guy working the front desk was incredibly kind and helpful. He pulled out a map of the area and gave me travel tips/advice.
~The hotel is right up the road from the metro. If you don't have a car, this is probably your best choice of Los Angeles hotel. I went EVERYWHERE using the metro system - from downtown L.A to Pasadena. This hotel is one metro stop away from Hollywood and Highland, so you can shop and explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The only thing is, if you're going downtown like I did, the metro ride is quite long. Be prepared for that.
~I loved the outdoor pool area with the twinkling fairy lights and palm trees everywhere. It was really lovely.
~Cute little laundry area with travel brochures and vending machines.
~Everything was clean enough.
~It has WiFi and I never really had a problem with it running too slowly or anything.

Cons:
~I didn't really like this area. It didn't feel very safe, particularly at night, with homeless people and shady characters wandering around (just being honest). To walk back to the hotel from the metro, you have to pass this little shopping complex that has a grocery store (Ralph's, I think it was) and it felt a lot like walking through a dark alley. I didn't like that part.
~The room was shockingly small. The pictures aren't very representative of just how small the room is. The bathroom was tiny, as well.
~I think there was some kind of construction going on next door, but there was lots of pounding throughout the day.
~No breakfast, so if you're a free breakfast kind of person, that's out.
~I couldn't figure out how to turn on the TV. Turns out the light switch has to be on. He said it had something to do with the age of the building.
~It all felt kind of run-down.
~Cell reception is not great.

Basically, I'd recommend this hotel to someone who just wants a place to sleep and maybe a place to swim, and who isn't renting/bring a car. If you're someone who likes luxury, don't stay here. My mom is a luxury hotel kind of girl and she didn't like this hotel. I'm an in-between kind of girl, and I thought it was average. I definitely would've liked more space and to feel safer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Coral Sands Motel
Address: 1730 North Western Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coral Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gay resort hotel. ... more   less 
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