From the outside, this place doesn't look like much. It's right off of Hollywood Boulevard, and a person would understandably be skeptical on approach. But as soon as you step in the door, the Hollywood Orchid Suites goes about earning its rating.
The front-desk is staffed 24-hours-a-day by some great folks that, once they get to know you, make a habit of buzzing you in before you even have your key out. The continental breakfast is staffed by the nicest woman you'll ever meet. And the parking is 10 bucks a day. 10 bucks! The rooms are plain, but clean and huge, and the pool is a great thing if the weather is warm enough.
So, after you find out that the hotel is, in fact, top-notch, its dubious location becomes its greatest strength. If you want any food or drinks, the mall is just steps away, with all the choices that you could want to have. Also, there is a great photo op of the Hollywood Sign from the mall, smog-dependent, of course.
Also, you could go the other way outside your hotel and be in the heart of Hollywood, standing on the stars of famous people, right across from the El Capitan Theatre.
Simply put, this hotel is great value for the money when visiting the nation's entertainment capital.More
- Free Wifi