$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 25, 2015 Check-out: Jan 28, 2015

Hollywood Historic Hotel

3 stars
5162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
269 reviews
Wonderful Hotel in Hollywood

Front desk was great. Room was super clean, bathroom as well. Would definitely stay again and... See full review

  • MCMCMC
  • Oct 20, 2014
Old Hollywood Vibe and Great Location

I booked this hotel with about 75% confidence that everything would turn out alright, and my... See full review

  • Fairest Traveler
  • Oct 13, 2014
1920s era hotel with free parking and Wi-Fi in Hollywood, Los Angeles
Affordable accommodations are more than just a Hollywood dream at the restored white and red brick Hollywood Historic Hotel. The property is family-owned just one block from Paramount Pictures on Melrose Avenue. After a day in Hollywood, come back through an arched entrance to narrow carpeted hallways of the Hollywood Historic Hotel with black-and-white 1920s-era star photos and a room that offers its original windows and, in some, a view of the Hollywood sign. Guests enjoy the free high-speed wireless Internet access and parking.
Highlights
  • Free on-site parking
  • On the National Register of Historic Places
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Location
The Hollywood Historic Hotel stretches a block wide in the middle of Los Angeles. The nearest freeway is Highway 101. Visitors of the Hollywood Historic Hotel with a personal vehicle find the best of Hollywood within a short drive.
Rooms
The Hollywood Historic Hotel is a European style guesthouse hotel with simplified amenities and artistic furniture. Black-and-white framed photos of Old Hollywood adorn every interior. All 62 rooms boast private bathrooms, large beds (one king or two queens) and a desk. Windows, doors, mirrors and bathtubs are the original fixtures of the building. Air conditioning, bath products, coffee makers, mini-refrigerators and 32-inch LCD TVs are provided. Hairdryers and iron/ironing boards are available upon request. Feel safe with interior hallway access (stairs only, no elevator) and electronic key card entry. Views at the Hollywood Historic Hotel are of the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory or greater Los Angeles.
Features
The Hollywood Historic Hotel tells a snapshot story of Old Hollywood in restored stained glass and gilded baroque accents through the small lobby. This hotel is owned and furnished by the family who operates the handcraft furniture store on street level of the same building. The front desk of the Hollywood Historic Hotel is open 24 hours. Guests enjoy the free high-speed wireless Internet access and parking.
Transportation
  • Los Angeles International Airport (22.5 mi/36.5 km)
  • Burbank Airport (13.6 mi/21.9 km)
  • Vermont Metro stop (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Union Station (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
Attractions
  • Paramount Pictures (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Larchmont Village shops and restaurants (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Pantages Theatre (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Kodak Theatre/Hollywood Walk of Fame (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
  • Beverly Hills (5.9 mi/9.6 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood (6 mi/9.1 km)
  • Staples Center (6.4 mi/10.3 km)
Policies and fees
  • An incidental deposit of $100.00 per room/per stay is required.
  • The property charges $100 USD deposit fee per room per stay, collected upon check in.
  • Must be 18 or older to check in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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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

Nearby points of interest

  • Amoeba Music: 1.4 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 1.8 mi
  • Koreatown: 1.9 mi
  • Kodak Theater: 2 mi
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 2.1 mi
  • Magic Castle: 2.2 mi
  • Griffith Observatory: 2.4 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl: 2.5 mi
  • The Grove: 2.7 mi
  • Farmers Market: 2.8 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 2.8 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 2.9 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Holyland Exhibition: 3.5 mi
  • Amoeba Music: 1.4 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 1.8 mi
  • Koreatown: 1.9 mi
  • Kodak Theater: 2 mi
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 2.1 mi
  • Magic Castle: 2.2 mi
  • Griffith Observatory: 2.4 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl: 2.5 mi
  • The Grove: 2.7 mi
  • Farmers Market: 2.8 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 2.8 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 2.9 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Holyland Exhibition: 3.5 mi
  • Hollywood Sign: 3.5 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 3.8 mi
  • Staples Center: 3.8 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 4.1 mi
  • Kitson: 4.1 mi
  • Music Center: 4.1 mi
  • Pershing Square: 4.2 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 4.3 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 4.4 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 4.5 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 4.5 mi
  • Galen Center: 4.7 mi
  • Autry Museum Of Western Heritage: 4.8 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 4.8 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 5 mi
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 5 mi
  • California Science Center: 5.1 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 5.3 mi
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center: 5.5 mi
  • Heritage Square Museum: 6 mi
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: 7.4 mi
  • University of California: 7.4 mi
  • Westwood Memorial Park: 7.6 mi
  • Pauley Pavilion: 7.7 mi
  • UCLA: 8.1 mi
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag: 9.2 mi
  • J. Paul Getty Center: 9.3 mi
  • Getty Center: 9.3 mi
  • Getty Villa: 14.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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 (269)

Ratings and reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
269 out of 269
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JV on vacation
Business
Pittsburg, CA
Apr 1, 2014

Near Paramount

Good, room size good, bathroom small, entrance to parking lot off street narrow

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Paramount Studios nearby

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
billybear1
Business
rancho cucamonga
Jun 1, 2014

great staff

the cleaning staff was very friendly and professional. front desk staff was friendly and very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TRodS2000
Business
Ft. Worth, Texas
May 31, 2014

Very Quaint

Very nice Hotel and the weather was good so I was able to open the Windows and not run the AC. However RM 301 is right above the smokers area and if you don't like the smell of cigarette smoke this room may not be that great. The staff was very friendly and helpfull if you want to see the sites and need directions. I liked my room when I was in it. There is no phone in the room but they do have free WiFi and a mini fridge to keep drink and food in. I would definitely stay in this Hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The number 10 Bus runs right in front of the Hotel and it connects with a great number of other buses to get you where you want to go.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thom Slo
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Sep 25, 2010

Hollywood Historic Hotel-A Fair Review

All right, there are some very good points and some bad ones. So, here we go, plain and simple. The up side: surveillance cameras are everywhere (car park, inside and state of the art!), Melrose Ave. location (down the street from Paramount Pictures studio and close to 101 freeway, Sunset Blvd. and Hollywood Blvd. great view of 'Hollywood' sign if you have a room facing north), fridge in the room, large walk-in closet, room was large in general, clean hallways and great theme of old Hollywood throughout complete with photos in the stairwell and hallways of stars and starlets of the past (great look!), and last but not least, super-duper-fast wireless internet with easy connection (this was a real convenience for me-quick enough to stream video without problems, old school H-Wood meets space-aged tech), all the normal things like hot water, clean towels, soaps, lights and HVAC were just fine. And now, the downside: Very, very noisy on the Melrose (north) side (all night long!!!. However, bear in mind there is a major motion picture studio down the street. Solution: choose room facing south towards the car park), no microwave to go with the fridge, no phone in the room (you have to use your mobile and call a '800' number to reach the front desk), no iron and ironing board in room, hairs on the bedspread from previous guest (not cool at all), no lift (elevator) must have been out of service since 1962), loose commode seat, lack of electrical outlets in bathroom and room in general. Verdict: Fair. It is a nice, clean place at a good price. But, but, it has the potential to be a great hotel and a genuine destination in its self with just a little tweaking. I'll give the HHT another play, though I will be looking for hairs in the bed when I get to my room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Roscoe's on Gower just up from Sunset and all the other places to eat on Sunset. But parking can be a challenge.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
randy woods
Business
los angeles
Dec 22, 2010

it was ok

small hotel, room with smell...etc...slow wifi but otherwise, ok. good columbia restaurant nearby...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Sep 28, 2010

Great Price

We stayed for a weekend and were motivated mostly by price. We got about what we expected. No luxuries and an old building with minor updates done. Bathroom is small but works fine. We had a great view of the Hollywood sign, but I would highly recommend that you ask for a room in the back of the hotel, because there was a lot of traffic noise. Other than that, for the price it was just what we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Feb 27, 2011

Easy, simple, stay

This hotel worked out great for us on a complicated business trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
minneapolis MN
May 31, 2011

reasonable for price

sleeping great atmosphere

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

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 12, 2010

Hollywood Historic Hotel

Hotel was pleasant enough, clean. NO amenities--didn't even have an ice machine. I would recommend this hotel for the sheer value, if not the free parking alone.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Paramount Studios is literally across the street.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jumpy
Business
Everett, Washington
Sep 19, 2011

Good Experience/Value

This hotel was very convenient if you are looking for a place to stay on Melrose Ave in Los Angeles. The location is good and is within minimal driving distances from downtown and West Hollywood. Would recommend this hotel for anyone that is looking for a basic resting spot in LA that is priced at a relatively lower cost. Not necessarily the ideal place for a romantic weekend or family getaway, as the hotel itself is similar to a low cost hotel. However the hotel does look rather elegant from the outside and has a unique take to it. For the price, ~ under a $100 a night, it should meet your expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Within walking distance to Paramount Pictures studio

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