We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“nice hotel”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 13 more sites!
Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Torrance
Certificate of Excellence
new braunfels
Level Contributor
41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“nice hotel”
Reviewed December 11, 2006

NIce hotel. Good room, nice gym (for a hotel), plenty of parking, and a nice atmosphere.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank quickybird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

810 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    299
    269
    147
    61
    34
See reviews for
205
143
70
317
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (66)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2006

i stayed here for 2 nights before going to Boston. The location is very near the LAX and also the Del Amo Mall, one of the biggest shopping centers in the USA. There are also Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores in the area.

I would recommend this for those who want to do some serious shopping. The rooms also have internet connection at 10-12 dollars per day. You will not see a lot of hotel staff around, but there is an ever present security guard who is standing in the center part of the hotel and he sees who comes and goes.

Hilton has a much lower online room rate if you book early. They also have a non refundable rate online which is even lower and i suggest you avail of this if you are sure you will not move your schedule anymore. It comes out much cheaper than the nearby 4-5 star hotels like the Marriott nearby.

Stayed June 2006
Helpful?
2 Thank bigbenj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne
Level Contributor
136 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2006

I booked this via the Hilton web site however I can't believe it was really a Hilton hotel. They've done the "nice lobby / shame about the rooms" trick to us. The rooms were dark and looked out on a pile of air conditioning units - very unattractive, noisy and miserable. It's a basic place to stay and so overpriced for what you get. The carpet was dirty and bedding basic to average. Dirty tub and miserable staff. Nope, go somewhere else!

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dreamonixx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2006

Stayed here for 4 nights in mid April '06:


Rooms: the room was your standard cookie-cutter hotel room layout, decor was decent, looks like it was recently renovated as it had a stark contrast to the hallway's decor. We found it odd that the fridge was empty and there was no mini-bar in there, which suited us just fine. The empty fridge was much appreciated as we stocked up from the liquor store next door to the hotel.

The bathroom was tiny, and not the cleanest (molds can be seen around the tiles). The shower pressure was non-existent, ended up buying a showerhead for $10 at Target the next day and getting the front desk to send someone up to put it on for us, a great shower is essential when travelling, I absolutely hate limpy showerheads in hotels. Of course we did not bother to take it home afterwards so if you happen to find a great showerhead in your future stay you will know that was our room (the room number escapes me now but it was on the 4th floor) ;)

Dining: There's a Denny's across the hotel which took care of most of our dining needs during our stay, the staff are great there. Also ordered pizza from a local pizza place listed in the hotel's directory and they delivered straight to the room, quite convenient.

Common areas:

The hallways had a really musky, mold-like smell, but fortunately this did not affect the room itself. The pool was so-so, I would rate this place as more of a Holiday Inn level of quality, somewhat a hopped up motel with the renovated rooms, it is definitely not of the usual big city Hilton standards.

Service and other misc. details:

The conciege desk was empty for our entire 4 night stay, and although the front desk tries to fill in when asked, they are definitely not very helpful. Again, this fits into my general impression of this place as a glorified 3.5-star motel with pretty rooms. We did manage however to find our way around with a few maps, a AAA guidebook, and some adventurous exploring around the LA area. Rented a car near the LAX and the car rental agent gave us more helpful directions and advice about the SoCal area than the hotel staff.

The huge mall across the street seems somewhat shady with a disproportionately large number of security personnel and the Torrance Police station sharing an office with the mall security. There were always groups of teenagers dressed up in very "urban" and "hip-hop" style clothings coverging in front of the mall entrances talking to each other loudly in Spanish, and the fact that the hotel employed 2 uniformed security officers stationed in the lobby at all times also did not make me feel very safe in this area.

One last item of note, the shopping selection in the mall "Del Amo Fashion Center" was not very good, the mall looks like it was from the mid 90s and it seems to cater mostly to a hispanic demographic, as a result we did not find the urge to buy anything from there. We definitely felt misled by an acquaintance who advised us to stay in the area saying that huge mall was the biggest in California...it was big...but there wasn't much substance.

The next time I go back to SoCal will definitely be staying in either downtown LA or Anaheim around Disney as we've done in the past.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank TrippinCowboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Honolulu, HI
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2006

This hotel is perfectly located for eating and shopping. There's the huge DelAmo Fashion Center across and eating places all around, even the Kings Bakery eatery down the street (driving distance) for Hawaii folks. Drive left or right down Hawthorne Blvd, and you'll find a Trader Joe's. The hotel room was clean and had a refrig. The coffeemaker was most appreciated. The bed had a down comforter and lots of pillows. Loved having a sliding door open up to a balcony. The bathroom was rather small. We kept the toilet seat down so nothing would fall in from the sink counter. We used the hair dryer but not the iron. We didn't need air conditioning because it was in the 40's, but the heater helped to warm us up. As requested, we got a room close to the elevator and on a low floor. The frontdesk personnel were not the friendliest, but we did feel safe with the security personnel watching everyone within sight. There is no valet parking, but the two parking lots are conveniently situated by the front lobby or the side entrance. I plan to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank mynah2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
USA
Level Contributor
32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2006

The best way to describe this hotel is that on the surface it appears quite nice (lobby, bar, restaurant and pool), but when you "peel back" the outer layers, it definitely misses the mark.

Arrived to encounter another guest who had been assigned a room, only to find it was being remodeled, thus he needed to be reassigned. Should have seen that as a red flag. After registering, I walked to my room, only to discover that the door was wide open. No one appeared to be staying there and it was fully made up, but I called down to be reassigned for security reasons. Went back to the front desk to get a new room/key. Unfortunately, the bathroom in the new room was in the middle of being remodeled. Called down again and insisted that someone come to me with a new key to a new room.

To the hotel’s credit, they were very apologetic and escorted me to my new room and made sure it met my satisfaction. Upon a cursory look, it did. Little did I know that in the middle of the night, it would show its true colors…a broken toilet. Heard a strange sound coming from the bathroom, only to discover water leaking everywhere. Dazed and groggy, I shut off the water, used all but one towel to sop up the mess and went back to sleep. The problem was fixed the next day, but for the rest of my stay, I always found myself keeping an eye on it to make sure it didn’t break again.

Yes, they offer in-room wireless internet access, but trying to register/pay using a credit card was an incredibly tenuous experience. Also, the signal was low, so it kept disconnecting and reconnecting. And calling it “high-speed” is quite a misnomer, as I was only able to achieve download speeds about 2-3x that of dial-up.

The one bright spot was the bed…incredibly comfortable mattress, crisp sheets and fluffy pillows made sleeping easy (when I wasn’t worrying about the toilet). Location wise, it’s great with plenty of restaurants nearby within walking distance.

Unfortunately, with all the mis-steps I encountered, I won’t be staying here again. There are simply too many better choices available.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Auston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
89 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2005

Hilton Hotel in Torrance:

The Hilton was once a Holiday Inn. As a three star hotel don’t expect valet service or someone running up to your vehicle to help you with your bags. However, there is someone to assist you with your bags at your request.

The hotel room is your basic size. The bathroom is small with very little room for two people when one is a female; I had to plug my shaver in the front room. The air conditioning system is the floor model that made plenty of noise when it was on. The one plus was wireless connection for my laptop. Our over all stay was pleasant with two negative experiences. First the toilet stopped up, but it was repair with in 25 minutes. We decided to have a few drinks in the restaurant and found that both glasses had food particle on the rim was our second negative experience.

There is a clear difference between a three star and four start hotel. If you’re looking for a clean place to stay for a reasonable price then this is the place. It’s walking distance to restaurant row (Torrance style) and one of the largest shopping centers across the way.
I gave this Hotel a 2 out of 5 which "Okay, but some problems". As a hotel honor member we will certainly try other Hilton hotels.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank TravelPort101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Torrance
0.4 mi away
Best Western Plus Avita Suites
0.2 mi away
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
2.6 mi away
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
#2 of 20 in Torrance
4.5 of 5 bubbles 429 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Residence Inn Los Angeles Torrance/Redondo Beach
2.4 mi away
The Redondo Beach Hotel
The Redondo Beach Hotel
#1 of 19 in Redondo Beach
4.5 of 5 bubbles 415 reviews
1.5 mi away
Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/Palos Verdes
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay

Property: Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay
Address: 21333 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Torrance
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Torrance
#4 Romantic Hotel in Torrance
#4 Business Hotel in Torrance
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 371
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Los Angeles South Bay, the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay is a full-service hotel situated between the city's own Restaurant Row, featuring a fine assortment of multi-cultural cuisines, and limitless shopping at The Del Amo Fashion Center, which is currently the 5th largest US shopping mall at more than 2.5 Million sq. Ft.Guests are welcomed with a warm signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie during check-in in the beautiful European style lobby, lavishly accented by two 250 gallon tropical fish tanks.This fully equipped DoubleTree offers a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool & whirlpool, an onsite restaurant, cafe, bar & lounge, and gift shop. Andre's Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant, offers an award-winning brunch that captures rave reviews from guests and regular local patrons.With more than 16,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space and ballrooms, the catering and banquet staff are on-hand and ready to put on any type of event. Each elegant guestroom is furnished with 1 or 2 double-beds, a work-friendly desk, a 32-inch flat-screen television, and prepared with fresh signature towels and bedding for the luxurious mattresses provided for a perfect night's rest. Guests who upgrade to a suite can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and beautiful views of Torrance and the South Bay.•Complimentary parking•Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms•16,000 sq. Ft. Of flexible meeting space with 2 penthouse-level ballrooms•Award-winning Sunday Brunch at Andre's Restaurant•Happy Hour in the Vintage Lounge daily from 4pm to 7pmVisit the beautiful Redondo Beach & Pier or Palos Verdes. Spend the day in the 'magic' of Disneyland(R) or Universal Studios(R). Practice your game on the Trump National Golf Course, watch a performance at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, or catch a game at the StubHub Center. Attentive staff will be on-hand to answer inquiries and arrange guided tours. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hilton Hotels Direct, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, TripOnline SA, HotelsClick, HotelQuickly and HRS so you can book your Doubletree by Hilton Torrance - South Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Doubletree Hotel Torrance
Doubletree Torrance
Torrance Doubletree

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing