$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 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

4
5.01.0
ktm
Business
Lake Elsinore, CA
Jul 19, 2010

Great Value

It was perfect for our one night stay. The price was extremely reasonable. The room was clean and comfortable. If you're looking for lots of amenities, this is not the place. If you're looking for a place in the heart of LA to pretty much just sleep and have a home base, it's perfect.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Quebec Traveller
Business
Quebec
Jul 17, 2010

Historic Hotel Hollywood on Melrose

Great location, less than 10 minutes from Hollywood walk of fame, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA in car. Quality of the hotel is perfect for the price paid. I would go back again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Walk of fame, Griffith observatory, Beverly hill, Santa Monica beaches, Downtown LA.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
meegit64
Business
Fresno, CA
Jul 29, 2010

Nice accommodations

The hotel was very nice especially considering the low price. The room was small but clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was very convenient to many Hollywood attractions. We really liked the old Hollywood photos that decorate the hotel. We would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pittsburg, CA
Jul 31, 2010

Surprisingly Good Stay

Stayed at this hotel for a one week conference at the LA Convention Center. Traffic was terrible, so we had to leave at least half an hour early to get there even though it's under 4 miles away. The hotel is great. Amazing price for that whole week. The room is nice and cozy with a King sized bed. Parking is free which is always a plus, especially in LA. Everything you need is a short drive away. The iron & board aren't in the room, so you have to call the staff & they'll just bring it up. The hotel is so historic that there are no elevators, which isn't too bad even though we were on the third floor. The power outlets were hidden behind the cabinet and in the closet, so we bought a $10 power strip from Target. The bathroom is a bit small. The bathroom door is right in front of the toilet so you have to squeeze around it. The water temperature for the shower fluctuates, but after adjusting it at least five times per shower, it'll be alright.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Awesome All You Can Eat Korean Restaurant in Korean Town called Hae Jang Chon. It's like a hot pot where you cook your own meat. It stays open until 2am and valet parking is just $2. Make sure you have a lot of room for the meat. They charge $15 if you have too much leftovers.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Orleans
Mar 8, 2011

Hollywood Historic Hotel

Great little hotel but needs an elevator because all of the rooms are on the second and third floor. Free WiFi, free parking can't beat that in Hollywood!

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

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Montreal, Canada
Jun 18, 2010

Hollywood historic Hotel: GREAT !

This hotel was very well located. The room was clean however, the maid service disappointed us. We stayed for 2 nights, and after the first night, the maid did not leave some more coffee, neither more coffee cups. There are no facilities in this hotel, so it was a pain, for that, But other than that....we Loved the hotel and would recommend anytime..

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Universal Studios: 10 minutes drive: Walk of Fame, 15 minutes walk.....

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelBlk77
Business
Washington, DC
Mar 30, 2011

Histoic Hollywood Hotel

Hotel is great for the money, Clean great view and friendly staff. I will stay here anything I go to L.A. This place even has free parking. Cleans room, Flat screen TVs, Fridge and fast FREE wireless.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

If you want to save money on drinks , snacks etc. The 99$ Grocery store is a gold mind for drinks fresh produce etc. It a couple block up at the corner of Willoughby and La Brea. Most of it is name brand stuff too.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cleveland, OH
Jun 29, 2011

Nice Hotel - Lousy Neighborhood

The hotel was nice, clean, and inexpensive with a friendly staff. The neighborhood doesn't have much going on, but if you rent a car, this is a good place to stay.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

You can walk straight north to Hollywood Blvd. The neighborhood is a little dodgy, but not too bad.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oakland, CA
Jun 25, 2010

Hollywood Historic Hotel-a hidden secret

I took my daughter to see the Hollywood sights - Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, etc. It was the perfect location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing was the ants. There were several in our bathroom sink area. I am sure that if we made a stink about it they would have gotten rid of them. I definitely suggest this hotel if you are looking for a place to lay your head for a few nights.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The Grove is down Fairfax avenue. Lots of shopping, food and a movie theater. I also stumbled upon The Wild Oats Cafe right on Melrose a few blocks from Paramount Pictures. Wonderful breakfast spot.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robg
Business
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 24, 2011

Great place

The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The rooms facing melrose, although a lil noisy, have great views . The staff is great. Wish they had an outlet in the bathrooms.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Head west on melrose

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