Visited this hotel 3 weeks ago....greeted by friendly staff at the desk. ...decided to share a room with 3 other friends...probably not such a good idea as the rooms are average size! and the beds are nowhere near double! I have previously stayed in hotels in various locations in the States and the beds have been bigger. Having said that, room was clean and nicely arranged. We did have to continuously ring down for more towels and pillows etc. You would think that they would be aware that there is 4 of us in one room and therefore we will need alot more then 2 towels! After asking the staff to maybe get a bigger room, as we were not expecting the conditions to be so "cramped" the lady couldn't help us so instead offered 'free wifi' in our room. Now initially i thought this was a bonus and that you needed to pay for this in your room, but having read the guest manual it actually stated that WiFi is free! ...now as you can imagine, i wasn't best pleased with this. Being tricked into believing the hotel were doing me a favour, when in fact its free anyway. Having said that, beds are comfy, and the renovation work makes the hotel look very un-tidy. You have to pay extra for Sauna/steam room and the pool could do with being a little bigger.
Concierge team are brilliant! in particular Chris and Verity. They will give you the best places to visit. Chris recommended to do a horseback ride in the hollywood hills and i can honestly say that this was the most amazing experience in L.A! would recommend this to anyone visiting!
There is an amazing view of the "hollywood sign" from the hotel. To get the best pics, i would advise walking towards the shopping centre below and walking back up to the bridge. For security purposes you are only allowed to go a couple of floors up in that area and security will not allow you to go right to the 3rd floor (where you would get an even better pic with the sign in the background)
Walk of fame is just outside the hotel...with plenty of shopping and eating places. Would recommend 'Mel's diner' which is 5 min walk from the hotel and "I-Hop", which is about 10 mins walk from hotel. Two of the best breakfast places that do the best pancakes in Hollywood!
The shopping centre is right under the hotel. very convenient and plenty of Bus tours going on across the road. Jimmy Kimmel studio right across the road too. If you queue up nice and early you may get given tickets to be in the audience.
Overall location is perfect! service can be improved in certain areas and the hotel once renovated i am sure will look much better then it was when i was there. But then you have to think about how much time you would actually spend in your rooms? If location is more important to you, then this is the hotel for you as you wont be spending that much time in your room like me.....but if you love spending your time in the hotel and using all the facilities then i would suggest going elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hollywood sign. The Hills. The Academy Awards. Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Hollywood Walk of Fame. The city's major movie studios. This is the stuff a classic visit to Hollywood is made of-and a stay at Loews Hollywood Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the action. Whether it's sightseeing, business or relaxation that brings you here, our 628 guestrooms and suites are the perfect place to unwind after a day in L.A. Just outside our doors is the expansive Hollywood & Highland Center-a hive of activity where you can shop, eat, hang out or host an event at the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards, with catering by Wolfgang Puck. We count Jimmy Kimmel's studio as our neighbor and we're close to the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Bowl. Our recently refreshed rooms have some of the best views in the city-choose from postcard-perfect views of the Hollywood sign, the Capitol Records building or the L.A. City skyline. When you're ready for a little me time, head to our hotel's rooftop pool and deck, or to the Exhale Spa for a spa treatment or yoga class. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Renaissance Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Renaissance
- Renaissance Hollywood Hotel