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Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles

Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles

3 Stars

5162 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles CA 90038


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 2.5
Service 3.5
Location 4
Pricing 4
Overall 3.6
The Hollywood Historic Hotel sits majestically on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood near Paramount Studios. Built in 1927 and recently reopened, it has been restored and its original exterior and interior preserved. Views from the rooms are of the Hollywood Sign, and famous sights like the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Bowl are nearby.

Location
Located 17 miles from LAX International, Hollywood Historic Hotel is near the charming Larchmont neighbourhood. Its Hollywood location provides access to many sights, including the Kodak Theatre and Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Rooms
Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available and have Internet access, cable TV and mini refrigerators. Accommodations are in Victorian style, with crown moulding and ornate furniture, hearkening back to the early days of the hotel.

Restaurant
Although the Historic Hotel does not have a restaurant, plenty of dining choices are nearby in the Larchmont district, Hollywood or outdoor malls such as The Grove. Melrose Avenue offers many casual and fine dining choices, with a few celebrity chefs in the mix.

General
The Hollywood Historic Hotel is an affordable and friendly hotel for experiencing Hollywood history. Its centralized location allows guests easy access to all parts of the city, whether it's a jaunt to Venice Beach or Universal Citywalk.

Additional Information

  • NOTE: An incidental deposit of $100.00 per room/per stay is required.

Hotel Facilities

  • Internet Access - High Speed
  • Internet Access - Wireless
  • Parking Facilities

Room Facilities

  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Flat Screen TV

Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles Guest Reviews (36)


Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles
4 out of 5

We loved this place even if it hadn't air condition. Price and quality in good relation.

Vekka wrote on November 21, 2012


Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles
1 out of 5

Hotel was easy to find an walking distance to Paramount Studios. Lobby was small and has been nicely painted but carpeting was filthy and the lift was not operating. Not good for elderly or mobility challenged people. Rooms was smaller than advertised, bed was not made up properly and the bathroom had mold around some of the tiles in the shower/tub. Not healthy, not good so we left without staying with the promise or a refund which has not yet occurred 3 weeks later...

Debs disaster wrote on June 14, 2012


Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles
2 out of 5

This hotel has bed bugs, and they admitted they’ve had problems in the past but have always addressed them right away. We moved out of our first room (no bed bugs) due to the noise. The person at the front desk moved us to room 205, and we immediately checked for bed bugs under the sheets. We didn’t find any, but we did see that there was a plastic covering around the mattress--evidence that they’ve had a bed bug problem in the room before. After our first night in the new room we woke up with a ton of bites. Later that day we were watching a movie on the bedspread and I saw a bed bug crawling on one of us. It was a classic bed bug, gorged in blood. We squished it and immediately showed the person at the front desk. He apologized profusely and instantly refunded our money for the rest of our stay, and we got the heck out of there for another hotel. What I would have written had there been no bed bugs: Before you book your hotel here, you need to have the appropriate expectations of what you’re getting. What you will get is: cheap accomodations akin to a college dorm room or hostel; hairdryer only upon request; shabby bed spread but generally clean sheets that may have a few spots; stained desk chair seat; generally old decor and furnishings; stark white tile bathroom that’s a little grungy but still ‘clean’; no central heat--they have a plug-in heater in every room; nice flat screen TV; internet that can be spotty. If you go in with these expectations, and the fact that you’re only paying something like $65/night for Los Angeles, then you will be fine. I would recommend requesting a room facing the parking lot, since the windows are extremely thin and if you get a room facing the road you will hear loud traffic all night. During our stay there were 2 individuals manning the front desk; one was really snippy and sarcastic, the other was extremely kind and helpful.

Violet Marks wrote on January 8, 2012


Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles
3 out of 5

Do not stay at this hotel if you have alot of luggage or heavy luggage because there is NO elevator. The person at the front did not bother to help me or these poor people who had what appeared to be very heavy luggage. There was no iron in the room although this is suppose to be a three star hotel. The housekeeping staff was stingy with shampoo, etc, but I had plenty of towels. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to people on a budget.

Little Con wrote on January 5, 2012


Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles
3 out of 5

Free parking, quick check-in, and a clean bed. Not located in an area that I would walk around by myself at night. Just a place to spend one night that is affordable.

new year blast wrote on January 4, 2012


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall3.6 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities2.5 out of 5
Service3.5 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

Hollywood Historic Hotel Los Angeles Guest Reviews

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4 out of 5

We loved this place even if it hadn't air condition. Price and quality in good relation.

Review by: Vekka
Date stayed November 21, 2012

1 out of 5

Hotel was easy to find an walking distance to Paramount Studios. Lobby was small and has been nicely painted but carpeting was filthy and the lift was not operating. Not good for elderly or mobility challenged people. Rooms was smaller than advertised, bed was not made up properly and the bathroom had mold around some of the tiles in the shower/tub. Not healthy, not good so we left without staying with the promise or a refund which has not yet occurred 3 weeks later...

Review by: Debs disaster
Date stayed June 14, 2012

2 out of 5

This hotel has bed bugs, and they admitted they’ve had problems in the past but have always addressed them right away. We moved out of our first room (no bed bugs) due to the noise. The person at the front desk moved us to room 205, and we immediately checked for bed bugs under the sheets. We didn’t find any, but we did see that there was a plastic covering around the mattress--evidence that they’ve had a bed bug problem in the room before. After our first night in the new room we woke up with a ton of bites. Later that day we were watching a movie on the bedspread and I saw a bed bug crawling on one of us. It was a classic bed bug, gorged in blood. We squished it and immediately showed the person at the front desk. He apologized profusely and instantly refunded our money for the rest of our stay, and we got the heck out of there for another hotel. What I would have written had there been no bed bugs: Before you book your hotel here, you need to have the appropriate expectations of what you’re getting. What you will get is: cheap accomodations akin to a college dorm room or hostel; hairdryer only upon request; shabby bed spread but generally clean sheets that may have a few spots; stained desk chair seat; generally old decor and furnishings; stark white tile bathroom that’s a little grungy but still ‘clean’; no central heat--they have a plug-in heater in every room; nice flat screen TV; internet that can be spotty. If you go in with these expectations, and the fact that you’re only paying something like $65/night for Los Angeles, then you will be fine. I would recommend requesting a room facing the parking lot, since the windows are extremely thin and if you get a room facing the road you will hear loud traffic all night. During our stay there were 2 individuals manning the front desk; one was really snippy and sarcastic, the other was extremely kind and helpful.

Review by: Violet Marks
Date stayed January 8, 2012

3 out of 5

Do not stay at this hotel if you have alot of luggage or heavy luggage because there is NO elevator. The person at the front did not bother to help me or these poor people who had what appeared to be very heavy luggage. There was no iron in the room although this is suppose to be a three star hotel. The housekeeping staff was stingy with shampoo, etc, but I had plenty of towels. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to people on a budget.

Review by: Little Con
Date stayed January 5, 2012

3 out of 5

Free parking, quick check-in, and a clean bed. Not located in an area that I would walk around by myself at night. Just a place to spend one night that is affordable.

Review by: new year blast
Date stayed January 4, 2012

2 out of 5

I travel with my wife on December 2011. For the price we paid we already knew that the hotel wouldn't be 5 start material. I think that what you get for your money is about fair: - Rooms reasonably clean. No bed bugs, no funny smells. - Staff polite as long as you didn't ask for anything beyond saying hi. The first day we discover that the maids took the cover out of our bed and just folded inside of the closet. We complained but we didn't get the staff to correct the situation. We didn't insist because we just thought of it as weird but not something that really bothered us. - Location in my opinion is perfect. We could get by to all the places we wanted without any hassle.

Review by: lujreyes
Date stayed December 31, 2011

4 out of 5

Hotel is old with character & charm. Our room was adequate and the parking lot is very nice.Great location & best value in LA! The room needs to have 2 chairs and more or brighter lighting. The staff were all very friendly & helpful except for the rude evening fellow. The management must do him & the guests a favour to let him get another job as he clearly didn't want to be there. Overall, we liked this hotel & would stay here again.

Review by: Ms. Travelbug
Date stayed December 29, 2011

3 out of 5

Ich bin kein sehr haglicher hotelgast aber das Hotel hat bis auf den billigen Preis und die naehe zu den Paramount Studios nichts zu bieten. Es ist nicht. besonders sauber. Miefen tuts auch. Man merkt das alter und es gehoert renoviert. Wir hatten ein Zimmer welches zur Straße war und das ist in der nacht so laut. Wenn ein LKW vorbei fährt glaubt man der Fahrt durchs Zimmer. Ca 1 Stunde zu fuss zum Hollywood Boulevard. Parkplatz ist gratis. Fazit: günstig für anspruchslose.

Review by: Teufelchen
Date stayed December 25, 2011

4 out of 5

This hotel was truly amazing! Unlike any I've ever seen. It was so classic & stylish. Loved it!

Review by: Ethew
Date stayed December 7, 2011

2 out of 5

Before my husband and I decided to stay here, we looked through the online pictures and were interested in the old charm that it had. However, upon arrival (to the middle of nowhere LA, might I add), we realized that the pictures were COMPLETELY deceiving. The room was practically the size of a closet, with barely enough space on either side of the queen-size bed to move around. There weren't enough outlets in the room, so we had to take turns charging our cell phones. Additionally, there were no outlets in the bathroom, so I ended up straightening my hair in the closet space of a room and tripping over my own luggage in the process. The windows DO NOT block out sound whatsoever. Any time a car outside drove by, turned on, whatever, we heard it. This made sleeping at night very difficult. Beware of parking your car behind the hotel. They may claim to have surveillance, but this is not the safest neighborhood in LA. Lastly, no elevators! You're forced to haul however much luggage you have up a steep flight of stairs before arriving at your 2x2 room.

Review by: ChrisMatthews
Date stayed December 5, 2011

4 out of 5

This hotel wasthe last we stayed in at the end of our month long vacation and it suited us well. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Espen loaned us a couple of travel adaptors for our electronics since we'd managed to leave ours behind at another hotel, and was able to provide plenty of helpful information about what to do in the area and in LA in general. The hotel was walking distance from Hollywood Boulevard (about 2 miles) and had plenty of free parking (we could have driven and parked closer as there were heaps of car parks at fairly reasonable prices, too). The room was very clean and had a view of the Hollywood sign. Overall it was perfect for our budget - it's not the Hilton, but it has a great character and super friendly staff. We had a fabulous time. Oh, and it's just down the street from the Melrose Cafe which was incredible - amazing food at very cheap prices. I definitely recommend this cafe!! We ate there 3 out of 4 of our nights!!

Review by: Allysen
Date stayed November 27, 2011

2 out of 5

Bed and pillows were like rocks and you're right next to a noisy street and the windows don't block any sound.

Review by: MMan11
Date stayed November 21, 2011

4 out of 5

It's a nice place, the lobby looks great, even if the rooms are not that impressive. Mine was looking on the parking lot, not on the Hollywood sign, but it's better this way : less noisy. The location is very good, wandering around up north, you can get a feeling of the old Hollywood. Melrose to the east has lots of fun shops, and further along you get to Beverly Hills. Coffee-maker in the room, but the complimentary coffee is awful.

Review by: Natafa
Date stayed November 21, 2011

2 out of 5

This place seems to equate historic with old & musty. Carpets on stairs & hallways badly spotted and in need of a good shampoo or change out. This leaves me to wonder about the extent of cleaning in the rooms. Drapes and beadspread appeared old & musty. Our bathroom was clean, but did have some ants. Room did not have a phone and had only one chair. There was a card with instructions to call an 800- number to reach the desk. The advertised Wi-Fi did not work during the 2 1/2 days we were there. The location was good and parking a breeze.

Review by: Glee
Date stayed November 14, 2011

3 out of 5

Pro: Good location Cheap Free park Free Internet access cons: There is no elevator. The bathroom is small No phone in the room

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 13, 2011

3 out of 5

I loved the staff, the black and white pictures of old hollywood stars, and the staff was very nice. Its an old hotel, but its nice.

Review by: aimeeb
Date stayed November 8, 2011

4 out of 5

This place was great for anyone who is looking for a cheap no frills place to stay. The bus stop is right out front with easy access to anything. Def recommend.

Review by: Broke College Kids
Date stayed November 3, 2011

2 out of 5

after the checkin we had to pic up our luggages alone 3 floors by stairs.there is no elevator. location good-not far from hollywood.restroom uncomfortable.the parking is great just neer the back entrance of the hotel/

Review by: eli62
Date stayed October 31, 2011

3 out of 5

Good 3 star. Staff very helpful. Would be nice to have had an elevator.

Review by: GettingThere
Date stayed October 28, 2011

1 out of 5

we had to call Ortiz custmer service on Oct 13th,Thursday night to cancel all reservation at Hollywood Hist, Hotel in West Hollywood. The carpet was mildew and stained so bad it was horrible. there's no elevators or no telephones in the hotel rooms. the beds were so nasty and dirty, there's no way you could lay on them. the bed wasn't made up for anyone to sleep in, it was unbelieveable!!!! Please stop referral people to that horrible hotel...people are over paying for what they receive..its worst than Motel -6...

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 17, 2011

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