US$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 1 Mar 2015 Check-out 3 Mar 2015

Hollywood Historic Hotel

3 stars
5162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
11 reviews
7 days in the hotel

The hotel is situated in a good location with its own parking. Easy access to the highway and to... See full review

  • Travel Couple
  • 12 Apr 2014
Value for money

The rooms were a bit dated but then again it was a Historic hotel. The staff were absolutely... See full review

  • Jason Ting
  • 1 Apr 2014
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.
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.
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.

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

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.
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.

Hollywood Historic Hotel Rooms

Deluxe - 3 - Star
One Non Smoking King bed with 32 LCD TV and premium cable channels, coffeemaker/coffee,refrigerator, free parking, Hollywood/Downtown view.
Deluxe - 3 - Star
One Smoking King size bed with 32 LCD TV and premium cable channels, coffemaker/coffee, refrigerator, free parking, Hollywood/Downtown view.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

34.0835 -118.3128
Area served
Hollywood Los Angeles West Hollywood, CA.
Nearby airports
Los Angeges (LAX) Burbank (BUR).
Area description

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.

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

Nearby points of interest

  • Amoeba Music: 2.2 km
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 2.6 km
  • Monastery of the Angels: 2.9 km
  • Koreatown: 3.1 km
  • Kodak Theater: 3.3 km
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 3.3 km
  • Magic Castle: 3.6 km
  • Griffith Observatory: 3.9 km
  • Hollywood Bowl: 4 km
  • The Grove: 4.3 km
  • Farmers Market: 4.5 km
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 4.5 km
  • County Museum of Art: 4.6 km
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 5.1 km
  • Holyland Exhibition: 5.6 km
  • Amoeba Music: 2.2 km
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 2.6 km
  • Monastery of the Angels: 2.9 km
  • Koreatown: 3.1 km
  • Kodak Theater: 3.3 km
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 3.3 km
  • Magic Castle: 3.6 km
  • Griffith Observatory: 3.9 km
  • Hollywood Bowl: 4 km
  • The Grove: 4.3 km
  • Farmers Market: 4.5 km
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 4.5 km
  • County Museum of Art: 4.6 km
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 5.1 km
  • Holyland Exhibition: 5.6 km
  • Hollywood Sign: 5.7 km
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 6 km
  • Staples Center: 6.2 km
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 6.6 km
  • Kitson: 6.6 km
  • Music Center: 6.7 km
  • Pershing Square: 6.8 km
  • Dodger Stadium: 6.8 km
  • Angels Flight Railway: 6.8 km
  • Bradbury Building: 7 km
  • Museum of Neon Art: 7.2 km
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 7.2 km
  • Universal Studios: 7.3 km
  • Galen Center: 7.6 km
  • Autry Museum Of Western Heritage: 7.8 km
  • Japanese American National Museum: 7.8 km
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 8 km
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 8 km
  • California Science Center: 8.2 km
  • San Antonio Winery: 8.5 km
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center: 8.9 km
  • Heritage Square Museum: 9.7 km
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: 11.9 km
  • University of California: 11.9 km
  • Westwood Memorial Park: 12.2 km
  • Pauley Pavilion: 12.4 km
  • UCLA: 13 km
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag: 14.9 km
  • J. Paul Getty Center: 14.9 km
  • Getty Center: 15 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.5
Value:
4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Couple
Business
Southampton,
12 Apr 2014

7 days in the hotel

The hotel is situated in a good location with its own parking. Easy access to the highway and to all the other attractions. The rooms are clean have a refrigerator, mattresses on the beds a little too soft and bathrooms need renovation. The staff is very friendly and helpful. In the neighborhood is a lot of restaurants and shops with food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelling trio
Business
Sydney NSW
7 Apr 2014

Value for money hotel

Basic hotel close to Paramount Studios, min mart and restaurant nearby. Easy drive to Hollywood Blvd if you have transport. Low cost and you get what you pay for. Would recommend if on a budget and have transport. Free parking at rear of hotel a bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Italian restaurant a few metres away and mini mart for self catering. Short walk to Paramount Studios-would recommend a tour there for a real behind the scenes visit-better than Universal which is mainly for rides.

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jason Ting
Business
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 Apr 2014

Value for money

The rooms were a bit dated but then again it was a Historic hotel. The staff were absolutely friendly. When we checked in Michael helped us to look for a packaged that arrived for us a day earlier. One of the nights when we got back we were talking with another staff and we had a great talk about people from around the world and whiskeys. Finally on the day we left the lady at the counter was kind enough to print our California Science Museum tickets for us. The location is not the best place but still ok. I won't go around walking alone at night but Melrose Cafe 2 blocks away served pretty good food and they do delivery. Unfortunately while we were there the attached restaurant was being renovated. Free parking in LA is a bonus and a little tip is to ask for a top story room that faces the car park so you get a quiet room. Do note they charge your card with USD100 as a deposit and there is no phone in the room. It didn't really bothered us but something useful to note.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Melrose Cafe is cheap and the food is great

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chief
Business
Adelaide Australia
3 Jan 2014

Aussie Travellers

Great hotel with views of Hollywood sign. Facilities clean and spacious. Quiet location about 2 miles from Hollywood Boulevard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kangacolin
Business
Singapore
23 Jul 2013

grad trip with friends

Hotel was very old but since the rooms have been refurbished it was still bearable, though there seem to be a weird smell in the corridor.. we stayed there for 5 nights and the room has varying sizes and we were allocated 1 big and 1 small room, and the small room definitely cannot fit 2 people, fortunately, the hotel managed to reassigned another larger room to us from the 2nd night onwards.. the carpet seems new and the sheets were clean, just that the toilet was abit small but guess that cant be helped... overall it is a good budget stay as it has free parking anyway..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Janlgrape
Business
Tennessee
15 Jun 2013

For the price you can't beat it!

Keep in mind this is a "historic hotel" so the building is very old. It was cool to be in the shower and open the large wood trimmed window and look out to the fire escape. The furniture is old but sturdy. The only AC was a window unit but it did the job. There is an in room fridge with and in room coffee. The rooms are very large a spacious with high ceilings. Pop next door to the coffee shop/dinner; its a trip and the people are so cool! You should have a car or prepare for a 45 minute walk to the Hollywood attractions:) I walked there and cabbed it back (15.00 1 way cab fair) All hotel staff were very friendly and helpful to all my needs..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

35 minute walk on Sunset Blvd. 3 blocks west of vine. "The Cat and the fiddle pub" awesome for (traditional English and more), good beer/ale!!

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vekka
Business
Joensuu, Finland
20 Nov 2012

Historic touch

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Natafa
Business
Montpellier, France
20 Nov 2011

For movie fans.

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The mexican restaurant right next door is very good: authentic oaxacan food, try the red mole.

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
11 Feb 2011

On arrival the service and security

On arrival the service and security check were rather poor. We didn't get the non-smoking room we booked for at first, however everything was rectified after we spoke to the owner from the 2nd day onwards. We would reccommand the hotel to anyone if location is the most important factor for their stay because most of the tourist attractions are within half to an hour drive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
17 Oct 2010

For the price of the room I thought

For the price of the room I thought it was a good place to stay for night. My wife and I arrived in town after a 13 hr international flight and were driving to Vegas the next morning. We need a place to sleep and found this place meet our needs. It has free wi-fi, a small fridge in the room, flat screen telly and an air conditioner unit. King size bed was very comfy and the sheet were crisp and clean. If you do stay here note that there is no elevator so you'll have to carry your own bags up the stairs. After such a long flight we found this great as it forced us to work the muscles. Also, you might want to take ear plugs if traffic noise disturbs light sleepers. There is a lovely little Italian restaurant 100 meters down the road next to a convenience store that sells cheap cold beers. We parked our car in the parking lot and it was safe. Recommended dor 2 or maybe 3 nights stay maximum.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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