Stayed at this boutique hotel 4 nights . I was actually looking for a strategically located hotel with a known brand character , that's why I ended up with a Hilton . When we arrived, it was perfectly clear , and that it was not that really a centrally located property , since you would need a leisurely 10 minute walk to the hollywood walk of fame, chinese theater etc. I also found out that Loews hotel was more central, since it was a stone's throw away from the major sights. It was also a 3minute walk to subway, starbucks(closed when i visit ) and a mini grocery across the street . The Hilton is literally sandwiched between Holiday inn Express and Best Western to give the readers an idea of the proximity of each hotel/inn to one another . I would be enumerating the assets of this hotel , or things that i like sort of thing :: 1) standard room - i was fortunate to get one situated at the back , which has pool views , and a higher floor (7th ) without actually requesting for it , and i was grateful for that -- room amenities are very functional , I liked the double beds which are spacious and really comfortable (their 2 beds can accomodate 4 adults) , I also liked the huge flat screen Tv which offers HD channels and pay movies as well . The bathroom was small , but somehow the size did not annoy me or something , and nice toiletries ( sorry i forgot the brand they used to provide ) , they have a mini fridge and cooling/heating ventilation system which are remote controlled 2) Free wireless internet - the service was fast and not erratic (actually they provided me one for access to a more speed coverage , a benefit for a HH member ) ..3) Free items in the lobby - they provide complimentary coffee,tea (and sometimes hot chocolate ) and newspapers every morning ; apple and cookies in the afternoon 4) Breakfast - the continental buffet with some hot items in their coffee shop was the best experience i had during my stay in LA , it was a little expensive , but worth it, considering the poor breakfast choices in that area , must try the waffles, pancakes and french toast which are all made to order 5) Amenities - they have a pantry pavilion for must needed items/food situated beside reception which are reasonably priced , an ice machine for every floor , and a swimming pool / gym accessible in the 2nd floor with the guest card key ( there was no malfunction throughout my stay by the way ) and lastly 6) Service - very friendly but not intrusive , in fact almost all of them show the same professionalism and enthusiasm with the way they work. I liked the way they greet house guests in the evening after all the daytime activities . Special mention of Juan , Lorane in the front desk , and ms Elizabeth who i think was a supervisor or in sales, who gave me suggestions regarding my trip to universal studios . One last word of caution however , I won't recommend the grand tour of LA they offered , since it was only a pass by to the main attractions ( staples center, LA live , disney concert hall, city hall and santa monica ) and would do stopover in venice beach, a historic hispanic area , and rodeo drive , the photo opportunity of the hollywood sign was no good either . maybe getting a hop on hop off bus would give the tourist visitor more time for nice picture taking . Taking all of these into consideration, inspite of the proximity of these hotel to hollywood blvd , the positive attributes would likely make this Hilton establishment my home again in the not too distant future ..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Hollywood within the city of Los Angeles is the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood hotel; a short walk, drive or commuter trek to many prominent corporations & local attractions; this Los Angeles hotel is the ideal location for business & leisure travelers. If you find yourself in Los Angeles for a convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center, a business meeting "Downtown" or a movie deal in Hollywood, the Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood has every amenity plus great location the on-the-go traveler needs to pull it all together. The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is centrally located near Disney/Dreamworks Studios, Sony Corporation, Capitol Records, Warner Brothers, Eastman Kodak, Deliotte and Touche and Coca Cola. Located within walking distance to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Grauman's Chinese Theatre or one metro stop to Universal Studios, The Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood is in the perfect "IT" location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hollywood Heights Los Angeles
- Hotel Hollywood Heights
- Holiday Inn Los Angeles