$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 13, 2015 Check-out: Jan 14, 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

5
5.01.0
Jetblast
Business
Dubai, UAE
Dec 13, 2010

Great Hotel

Spotless lobby and rooms, very friendly staff and in-room wireless worked perfectly. Plenty of FREE, off-street parking is a huge perk for a Los Angeles hotel. 2 blocks from Paramount Studios and minutes from downtown LA and the 10 freeway.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SuperBoy
Business
San Diego, CA
Nov 24, 2010

Perfect for the price!

Stayed one night... went up for a concert... the room is great for the price. It could use more lighting and the bathroom is small. For girls that need a lot of space to do their make up... it might be a problem. I'm 5 4 and I couldn't see my face in the tiny tall mirror in the bathroom! Other than that... great experience!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Hollywood Blvd... close by!

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nystic
Business
san jose, ca
Oct 11, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price

We went to hollywood bowl for a concert, and it's the best price in hollywood. It's also close to shops at Melrose st.

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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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennapples
Business
vancouver bc
Jul 25, 2014

nice hotel in hollywood

It was great, not a lot around it really within walking distance of interest but central enough to a lot of places with a car or uber, but great price for the hollywood area. Clean, updated enough but charming historic vibe. Staff very helpful and friendly. Corner store, funky cafe close enough to walk to.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fairest Traveler
Business
Minnesota
Oct 13, 2014

Old Hollywood Vibe and Great Location

I booked this hotel with about 75% confidence that everything would turn out alright, and my expectations were greatly exceeded. My room was clean, stylish, and quiet, with an old-fashioned feel. The people behind the desk (night and day) were friendly and very helpful. This hotel is situation 10 minutes from Warner Bros Studio, Hollywood Blvd, and Griffith Observatory. You can easily walk to Paramount Studios, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and Cafe Gratitude. Parking is free and plentiful (at least when I was there). My only warning: don't walk too far east from the hotel. The neighborhood gets really sketchy really fast. Keep to the west, near the studios and cute shops. You'll be just fine.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Try the tasty buckwheat pancakes with cashew whipped cream at Cafe Gratitude.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MCMCMC
Business
San Francisco, California
Oct 20, 2014

Wonderful Hotel in Hollywood

Front desk was great. Room was super clean, bathroom as well. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend. Loved at the old photos throughout!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sunstar
Business
Chicago
Jul 9, 2011

Great location for the price.

Great location , friendly employes, easy to park a car, nice hotel interiors.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to Hollywood Blvd.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Broke College Kids
Business
Orlando, FL, USA
Nov 2, 2011

Halloween in LA

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.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Allysen
Business
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Nov 26, 2011

This is Hollywood, historic style :)

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!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Melrose Cafe on Melrose Ave, about 5 mins from the Hotel. Very friendly staff and fantastic food for super cheap.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ethew
Business
Victorville, CA
Dec 6, 2011

Excellent Adventure

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

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Melrose Ave. was not too far away. It can be a long walk. Very enjoyable with everything available.

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