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“A Surprising Find”
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Coral Sands Motel
Ranked #65 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Surprising Find”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for an upscale, luxury hotel, keep looking. This is not it. But Coral Sands is clean, functional and convenient. The exterior facade could use some updating. The lobby is a bit off-putting. However, everyone on the staff is friendly an accommodating. The desk clerk even helped us take our luggage upstairs. There is a common room with a microwave, an ice machine, a computer with internet connection, a laundry area. An iron and board are available. The room is basic. The furniture was new and solid. The bedding was in good condition and spotless. An extra pillow would be nice. The bathroom was immaculate with a new and wonderfully functioning shower. The free internet was workable, a bit slow at peak times in the evening. Parking was free and abundant. The pool and hot tub were clean and functioning, and the garden was small but quite nice. It's an easy walk down Hollywood, but the Metro is only two blocks away with good connections to Hollywood proper (with a brisk walk to Hollywood Bowl) and to downtown (Union Station, La Puebla and Dodger Stadium). Griffith Park and the Observatory were a quick and easy drive. There is good and close access to the 101 and from there anyplace you want to go. Several restaurants (fast food and other) are within easy walking distance. Rates were wonderful. It was a good stay, and I'd stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lytham St Annes
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a trip around America we did and have to say the service at Coral Sands was absolutely brilliant, especially considering it is a budget motel. Felix the manager would do anything to make sure you have a nice stay and gave us lots of maps and directions, reception can also provide Metro cards you can load with fayres. The room was basic but clean, swimming pool area looked lovely but we didn't get a chance to use it.

There's a metro station 2 minutes from the Hotel and it is only 2 stops to Hollywood,it is also walkable it took us about 40 mins to walk from the Chinese theater back and the area feels perfevtly safe.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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israel
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is quit old motel with very good manageres and lovly welcome. The rooms are clean. The garden with the little swimming pool-charming. You have everything and you can easyly get in and out grom LA which is not easy

  • Stayed May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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392 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

When I walked into this place, I just wanted to walk straight back out. The room was old and dated and there was a strong smell of some kind of chemical. The bathroom was old and small and I wasn't keen on it at all.

The location was fantastic - only a few minutes from a metro station but as a previous reviewer stated, this is not the best area and at night I didn't really feel safe walking around. That said however, we never had any problems at all.

After a few days the room grew on me and the jacuzzi and pool were really nice. The service was great too - the staff helpful and friendly and they even allowed us to stay in the jacuzzi when it was supposed to be closed.

I would probably not stay here again just because I'd rather be closer to everything but its not as bad as I first thought.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We chose this motel for it's location and it was a great choice. It is across the street from subway which takes you to hollywood blvd, universal studios, and almost any place else you'd want to go. Right beside the motel is a Starbucks, and a grocery store with deli. We saved a lot of money by getting our breakfast at the grocery store everyday. As for the motel, the courtyard is beautiful! There's a huge palm tree, pool and hot tub. The room we had was nice and clean. The bathroom looked to be recently renovated. The staff was very friendly. My only complaint was the people in the room above us were stomping around into the early hours of the morning. If we stay there again, we'll request a room on upper floor so this doesn't happen again. I'd definitely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I truly can not fault this place for what it is trying to deliver. The staff are exceptional -- every single one i encountered greeted my friend and me with a smile. The staff are knowledgeable and would print ticket items and provide any information we required. The rooms were clean and it's very close to a metro station.

The ONLY concern is that this is in a dodgy part of LA. We didn't realise that all the good stuff is a couple of suburbs west. At night we were a bit worried about walking home from the metro and we didn't end up having nice meals because there isn't really anywhere close by that you would want.

That's not the motels fault though, they do everything they can to ensure your stay is a pleasant one.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Checked in to this hotel last May for about 8 days and here's what i think:
Location - superb. It's highly accessible as it was near to grocery stores,fast food chains and the metro station. So, touring the city wouldn't be a problem.
Service - The staffs are very nice and accommodating.
Cleanliness and Rooms - Rooms are well-cleaned and the beds are comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Julie O
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Property: Coral Sands Motel
Address: 1730 N Western Ave, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027-4830
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 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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