I gave this hotel a 4 star because it suited our needs nicely. It is not a Hilton quality.
We got a good price at Travel Advisor.
This hotel is older, 1960’s vintage, but newly remodeled bathroom and clean and beds were comfortable.
It seemed more expensive that I would normally pay for this quality of hotel, but the Hollywood area can have some scary areas and nicer areas are really expensive.
Owner operated hotel and owner keeps an eye on everything, so you should feel safe here. He is very helpful. The parking lot is enclosed and under the owners eye and free.
We upgrades to room with fridge and small fold down couch. We didn’t need it as bed, but figure room would be a little bigger.
The area is in process of Gentrification. It is called NoHo (North Hollywood), with dozens of shops restaurants, new condo’s and arty places.
Try Sweet Peas. Ribs, Chicken. Every night this small place had a line of 10 people waiting to get in for the food. Sort of rail road car dinner.
My wife and I are 65 years old and did not feel threatened walking the streets at night. (I am in good shape for 65 ya sure )
The hotel is a 15 minute walk to Metro station (underground subway).
We love subways and travel them all over the world when we get a chance.
For us seniors, non-peak times it is 35 centers to travel and getting around is really easy. Prime time is 75 cents, for seniors. (Go to train station in morning commute to get someone to explain the system to you. Although locals will probably help you)
After getting on the Metro, Universal Studios is first stop. Exit the train station and follow signs to free Universal tram. Cheapest parking at Universal is $18 I think.
BTW Universal has gotten almost too wild for me. Rides are 3d crazy fast and jarring, but we went on all of them.
We got 2 day pass for Universal at Costco. Cheaper that 1 day cost if you bought at park.
You can get back on Metro after park closes for another 35 cents and take next exit to Hollywood BLVD. You pop up right in the middle of the street where the stars and on the side walk. And ½ block down from famous Chinese theater when all old stars put their hand prints in cement.
The area is really busy with lots or people, but safe. Lots of new shops and restaurants and fun
Breakfast was adequate. Breads, cereal, yogurt, juice, apple and coffee.
Wi-fi was free, but it would kick me off every 15 minutes or so. I would disconnect and reconnect and everything was fine. My wife’s laptop didn’t have this problem.
after paying hundreds of dollars for 3 nights, they charged 25 cents for ice. The owner should give us 1 token a day for this price.
toilet paper was cheapest I have ever seen and chairs were cheap plastic.
No coffee maker or hair dryer. But coffee in snack area, and I don’t have much hair
No microwave, but we used on in front office one night.
I also received an email the day I arrive in town saying if I didn’t call, they would give my room away and I would pay for it. Luckily I saw email.
I didn’t think this is necessary. If I don’t show up I pay for it. They shouldn’t try and resale my room.