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Hollywood Historic Hotel
Ranked #107 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Sweden
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“In all fairness it was ok”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stayed at the Hollywood Historic for one week together with my boyfriend. It was ok; comfortable bed, good refridgerator, most of the staff was helpful in giving directions and so. Downside is that there was a lot of trafic outside the window, and the windows were not very sound-isolating. Some nights we woke up from sirens or people playing really loud music in their cars.

Our view was actually looking out straight towards the Hollywood sign, a pleasant surprise. Less pleasant was that the elavator was broken, causing some discomforts when having to carry heavy suitcases up to the room.

The air condition was placed right under one of the windows, which meant that the curtains hung in front of it when drawn. This made it difficult to use it during the night, which was a bit uncomfortable.

All in all it felt like a good decision of hotel, I do however not think I would stay here again if I visited again. Most likely I would spend a bit more money and go to a nicer hotel instead.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

First of all I must say this hotel is not for everyone,it has no elevator,pool,breakfast etc,but what it has is charm you cant hardly find today at any price.The building is great and the lobby is amazing,when I walked in,I felt I was back in 1927,the room was very clean and the staff was great,they went out of there way to meet all our needs and the best part, with a smile.And you could see Griffith Park and the Hollywood sign from our bedroom.The price was right and it has free parking.We will be back

Room Tip: get a room facing the street on melrose,you can see the Hollywood sign
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2012 via mobile

I have read many reviews in my time and decided not too listen to them and it has proven that i was right to follow my instinct...until now!

I am writing this as i am sitting in one of the hotel rooms... I arrived in los Angeles about an hour ago and checked in... Firstly the hotel does smell...the carpets are horrid and dirty and the location is terribly intimidating... The lift doesn't work...the room is noisy dirty and the bed is horrible and so are the pillows... The member of staff on is sort of helpful but this does not make up for the terrible...everything!

I am meant to stay here for 10 nights however i have just cancelled the 9 so i am only staying for 1 and haven't even got another hotel booked yet... This is how bad it is!!!!

I hope people listen to this review and not make the same mistake i did...

NEVER STAY HERE!!!

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

This hotel was just perfect for 2 nights after such bussy days in universal Studios and Six Flags.
Michael from the front desk was so friendly and helpful, he even recommend us Places to visit and deliverys, he was great.
Parking was included so that was an extra

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

I really wanted to make the best out of this hotel and like it, but all in all it wasn't that great.

It is very old and outdated. The improvements that were made was done as cheaply as possible. The mattress was cheap and flimsy. Very similar to what you would find at one of those furniture rental places. The room anemities were near zero. No extra pillows, no inroom telephone, and no central air unit. There is a window unit ac and in room dorm style fridge. Cable TV is ok.
Carpet is dated outdoor turf style. Walls were painted over sheet rock where you could see the tape showing through. I have numerous bites from insects. I suspect bed bugs.

There is no elevator, and you have to nego 4 sets of stairs to get to the 2nd floor. Front staff were nice and do the best with what they have. Parking was good. The hotel location is at the edge of Thai town. It is kinda poor and run down. Attractions are roughly 5 miles away so you will need a car or taxi. The cafe downstairs and next door is good.

I would stick with a chain hotel next time. Santa Monica is clean and beautiful. Will probably stay there.

Room Tip: Do not get a hollywood sign view! Room are too loud!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hollywood Historic Hotel
Address: 5162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-4117
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #107 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,291 - ₹ 14,002
Hotel Class:3 star — Hollywood Historic Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our rooms are private and fully equipped with private Bathrooms. In room Refrigerators, Plasma TV, Time Warner Premium Cable Channels, Coffee Makers with complimentary Coffee, Daily Housekeeping, 24 Hour Security,Private Free On Site Parking, 24 Hour Video Surveilance, 24 Hour Front desk. ... more   less 
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