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“Hip, boutique hotel on Melrose”
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Palihotel
Ranked #119 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed August 2, 2012

This hotel reminds me of the Ace Hotel chain, which have have hip decor, gourmet items in the mini-bar, friendly staff, and just make you feel "cool!"

The hotel has a super comfy bed, and is located in a convenient location on Melrose, close to bars,restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roselyn R
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2012

Dear Roselyn D,

Thanks for your great 5-star review! We are glad we made you feel "cool". We are pretty sure you are cool anyway...:-).

We agree the beds are so comfy and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Hope to have you back again sometime soon!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Checked in last night, after finding the hotel through the iPhone app: Hotel Tonight. What a pleasant surprise! When I arrived, the only room they had available was a room one with 2 twin beds. However, today they moved me to a room with a queen-size bed and a terrace. The folks at the front desk couldn't be any nicer, and the rooms are immaculate. The location is perfect on Meleoae and Fairfax in Hollywood.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank worldtraveler11111
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2012

Dear worldtraveler11111,

Thanks for your 4-star review of Palihotel! We are thrilled you found us on Hotel Tonight and hope to have you come and stay with us again sometime soon!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We booked the Palihotel prior it opening it's superior doors, the site only offered room plans due to the hotel still being renovated. We also asked "if possible" for a room with a view due to it being our anniversary coupled with the fact that we generally get a wall view.

Upon arrival the check in staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, they offered us tips on places to eat/drink/shop, we could ask for more. We were almost offered another room but then one of the check in staff heard our name and said we had been given a balcony room.

We entered our room and instantly loved it, there was no wardrobe but we knew this, instead there is a ladder and rail but it fits perfectly with the theme. We had been given a bag of chocolate treat saying "congratulations" The colours of the rooms are mainly dark blues/greens which give the room a cosy feel. This is a very boutique hotel, the details of the heavy green curtains which cover the communal halls, the breakout areas are detailed and comfortable, every piece of furniture or fitting has a dark yet desirable feel to it. We wanted to scoop the chairs and light fittings up.

We had a queen room with a large comfortable bed, large balcony with a street view (the best view available and great) large sofa, there is a TV & Fridge, there isn't tea/coffee making facilities as there is a coffee shop located in the hotel which is very stylish and open until 6pm. The bathroom is lit by skylight and is off a good size, it is full of character with the black floors and monochrome shower curtain. We absolutely loved our stay in the Palihotel and missed it instantly as we hit the road to continue our drive down the Pacific Coast. We also missed the friendly service and the feel you get from staying in a smaller hotel.

Our only issue(s) were the glass bathroom door and the fact that our clothes had been moved, hung the wrong way around and partly packed on one of the days, we didn't question it as we couldn't understand why this would have been done. It wasn't until we got home and found 3 voice messages from the hotel, one saying "we were due to check out but our belongings were still in the room" another apologising for the "earlier mix up" this clearly explained the clothing situation, were our belongings packed up and then packed out again? This was the hotels biggest let down which is a real shame.

All this said we would stay at the Palihotel again in an instant.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 215, this room seems larger then the one used on the net. It was a queen room and...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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PalihouseManagement, Owner at Palihotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2012

Dear Billyboy302,

Thanks for your 5-star review!

Firstly, we would like to sincerely apologize for the mix-up with the check-out and thank you for your understanding.

We are sincerely thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Palihotel and look forward to having you stay with us again!

Finest regards,
Palihotel

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed there over the July 4th weekend and had a really comfortable and pleasant experience at Palihotel. The staff made this first visit of mine to LA memorable. The service was personal, staff were knowledgeable and helpful, and the location was close enough to the main tourist strips. The rooms - what can I say? There is nothing to complain about! The beds were "OH SO COMFORTABLE!" and the rain shower and water pressure was simply AWESOME! Free wifi as well as the many real books provided in the room were a plus. And being able to visit the sister establishment Palihouse down the road for drinks on the weekend was also a plus.

It didn't bother us at all that there was no phone in the room. We didn't need it! Or, that the air-conditioning, central to all rooms, meant that our air-conditioning turned off and on every night once it hit the set temperature. We simply kept warm with the snug bathrobes provided! Or, that we couldn't book our airport shuttle online because the hotel was still being listed as a different establishment. Any such 'inconvenience' was easily sorted with a request to the reception. Even during our checkout in the wee hours of the morning, staff were still very friendly, attentive and helpful.

Palihotel is definitely a gem of a find and I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank TheNotTakenName
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2012

Dear Wantonmuse,

Thank you so much for your terrific 5 star review of Palihotel. We are thrilled that we could be a memorable part of your first visit to LA!

We sincerely hope to have you come and stay with us again...

FInest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Mine was a last minute booking so I was really taking a chance. This boutique hotel is a real diamond in the rough. Most notable is the wonderful staff. Knowledgable, friendly, and efficient. They really made the trip for me. It's nice to feel like people care and they were wonderful!

Room Tip: get the queen with a fold out sofa. The fold outs are actually very comfy!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank donnjr
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PalihouseManagement, Manager at Palihotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2012

Dear donnjr,

Thank you very much for your 5 star review of Palihotel and for the great feedback on our staff.

We really hope to have you come back and stay with us again sometime soon.

By the way....ALL the queen rooms have the comfy fold out sofa.

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you are looking for a authentic luxurious european style hotel, then look no further because PALIHOTEL is your place.

If you are looking for a chain experience this is not your place.

I stayed in month of June, the rooms were tastefully decorated and spick clean. Everything I needed was available. The customer services is personal and friendly.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but I recommend the "Terrace".
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Rodrigo M
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Management response:Responded July 9, 2012

Dear Rodrigo M,

Thanks for your 5-star review! We are sincerely thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Palihotel and look forward to having you stay with us again!

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I spent four nights at the Palihotel in the city of Los Angeles in the beginning of June; I wish I could have stayed the rest of the year. From the moment we walked into the property we felt in another universe, a universe of peace and harmony. Everyone seems always so happy to be there. Housekeepers walk around the property with a pleasant gesture on their face. Our bathroom wasn’t clean, it was impeccable. Our room was so cozy and organized. The whole place smells delicious.
Honestly, Palihotel’s experience is a –must do-, whether you are visiting like us, or are a local seeking for a private –get away-. Thanks Andres and his team, very professional!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David V
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Management response:Responded July 2, 2012

Dear David V,

Thanks for your 5-star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Palihotel and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Finest regards,
Palihotel Management

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Address: 7950 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7117
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #119 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range: $207 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palihotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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