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“Clean, comfortable and good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood Historic Hotel
Ranked #106 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean, comfortable and good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a really good fine in Hollywood with views of the Hollywood sign! The rooms are a good size, are clean and I love that the windows open and you have a clear view of the Hollywood sign. There are also photos of old Hollywood lining the walls of the hotel, which makes it interesting. The small, old elevator also brings you back in time! The staff was friendly and it was a great location for a reasonable price. Although it is a no-frills, older hotel, it has a lot of character and free parking! I love the history of this old hotel. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask to stay on the side that you can see the Hollywood sign.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tami C
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tavares, Florida
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133 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The historic Hollywood hotel is just like it states. Historic. Nothing fancy and rooms are small but being in La in a great location. Great parking (free). The only downside is the rooms are really sparse and not very many outlets so if you have electronics to plug in difficult even with power strip. The bathroom was very small. All the rooms are stairs and there is not an elevator but staff was more than willing to carry it up for us. Also no ice machine etc. but all things considered very quaint and was comfortable since we did not spend much time in the room any way.

Room Tip: Stay away from the street side it can get pretty noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank W O
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and found it brilliant! The rooms are quirky! Ours had a large walk in wardrobe, perfect for storing our cases out of the way! It also had a strange extra seating area in the bathroom, beside the bath - this was very quirky and gave you a bit of extra space!

The wifi was included (bonus!) and whilst taking a while to connect, was great once you were on!

Location was great- central LA - you drive to everything in LA anyway so it was grand! We were able to walk to local cafes, laundrette, liquor stores etc and the neighborhood seemed very safe.

Good big lot to park your car in which was good too.

All rooms have AC, tv, fridge, etc!

What more could you need really??

Note, the elevator was broken when we were there, and we were on the 2nd floor, but this was not an issue. Unless you have a disability that means you have difficulty with stairs (I don't think they have any ground floor rooms) it's not hard to walk up some stairs. Complainers need to stop being so lazy!

Overall, a great stay, friendly staff, lovely rooms, good location!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tamborine, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I loved this hotel. It was old but had been renovated and was very comfortable and clean. Location was also great with the Dash bus on the corner taking us to Hollywood Blvde. Loved the cafe downstairs with good food, friendly service and interesting decor.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christine P
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STROUDSBURG
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

While the hotel is old and the rooms haven't been updated, it was an experience to spend 1 night. The halls of the upper floors are covered with posters of the old Hollywood stars. It's in walking distance of Paramount Studios. There was no ice or soda machine, but restaurants and bodegas were in safe walking proximity at night. One really needs a car to get to the hotel as it's not in the Hollywood area proper.

Room Tip: There are only 2 floors of rooms. Seemed to be many Europeans staying there so one has an opportuni...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GEORGIANNE S
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chunk1985
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75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We choose this hotel for a base while did the usual sightseeing in the area. It's in a great location to get to the walk of fame and universal. It's very old and dated, and although some people love this, we didn't. The gentlemen who checked us in was very welcoming, polite and gave us a map to help us get around. The room was clean, bathroom was tiny. We had a room round the back which I was glad as it is on a main road and I can only imagine the noise if you were round the front of the hotel.
Anyway if your just wanting a reasonably price base to get your head down and see the sights then fine but if your wanting a little luxury then this isn't the place for you.
Wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed April 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
      Service
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Thank chunk1985
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Property: Hollywood Historic Hotel
Address: 5162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-4117
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hollywood Historic Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms are private and fully equipped with private Bathrooms. In room Refrigerators, Plasma TV, Time Warner Premium Cable Channels, Coffee Makers with complimentary Coffee, Daily Housekeeping, 24 Hour Security,Private Free On Site Parking, 24 Hour Video Surveilance, 24 Hour Front desk. ... more   less 
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