I would highly recommend this hotel. It is located in the centre of Hollywood only a 2 min walk from the 'Walk of Fame', Theaters, Shopping, Nightlife & Restaurants.
-Santa Monica: 30 min drive, we hired a car for 24hrs (cheaper than a taxi & easier than public trans)
-Universal Studios: 10 mins away
From the outside does not do it justice, however as soon as you walk through the front doors that completely changes. The property is modest and in no means 5* but its very clean, well presented & comfortable. There were robes in our rooms, all u can eat/drink free snacks 24/7, free movies, adequate heating & extra blankets, heated pool & a decent free continental breakfast daily.
The staff were second to non - absolutely fantastic! They were very knowledgeable on where to go, things to do & see, if they couldnt answer your queries they will find out from someone else.
They recommended a really good, casual bar 2 mins around the corner - Tinhorn Flats, highly recommend it!!