$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 8, 2015

Hollywood Historic Hotel

3 stars
5162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
268 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 (268)

Ratings and reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
268 out of 268
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

2
5.01.0
brinkstrucks
Business
Kentwood, MI
Jan 28, 2014

You get what you pay for

Hollywood is expensive; this hotel is well located, but definitely not top of the line. Electrical outlets did not work; room temp. could not be controlled. Did have very nice staff however, and we felt secure as women in the hotel and the parking lot.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
From Portland Oregon
Business
Portland, Oregon
Mar 16, 2014

Explore Los Angeles

Pros: Prime location to freeways under $70 a night large room large closet that was useless FREE PARKING mini frig Cons: All the beds are super worn out. We switched 2 rooms. Jack hammer at the construction next door starts at 7AM everyday. Shower head had very low pressure. Had to use the coffee pot to dump water on myself to speed up the process!! carpet is gross. No tissue, had to use toilet paper. ironing board had stains Stuff to bring if you plan on booking this hotel. Bed slippers shower head ear plugs tissue paper For the money I think it was ok but I would never stay at a super low end hotel again. My back hurts and it just ruins your vacation. Spend a little more money if you want a batter Los Angeles experience!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
have seen it all traveler
Business
Boca Florida
Oct 14, 2010

Historic hotel next to Paramount Studios

Was for business trip, hotel was clean, bathrooms very small, historical and next to the Paramount Studios. Not in best neighborhood but not unsafe. Loved the old Hollywood pictures in the hallways and got a feel how it was 70-80 years ago.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

to Chinese theater and to convention center

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Flantern
Business
Baltimore, MD
Jun 18, 2010

Basic Shelter

A fresh coat of paint does not constitute renovation. No attempt to freshen room (i.e. make beds, vacuum, straighten)during three day stay.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Vintage Chick Turned Modern
Business
San Bernardino, CA
Jul 29, 2010

Beware!

Firstly, BEWARE OF THE BATHROOM. It is a small period bathroom with an extremely tiny (think just your face) mirror, no power outlets or sufficient room for toiletries. Also the towel rack was not installed properly and came hurtling off of the wall every time I tried to hang up/ take down a towel. Expect to climb up to 4 or 5 narrow flights of stairs to your room (as there is no elevator)and be rewarded with no place to plug more than 1 cell phone and one laptop. Oh, unless you count the inexplicable outlet inside the closet. Also, I was told by the desk clerk over the phone that there would be a hairdryer in the room, but actually you have to request one...which would not be bad at all if there was a place in the bathroom or near the one other mirror in the room to plug it in. Yes, it is quirky and historic- but the claim of "newly renovated" leads one to expect modern amenities not just a new TV and a half-hearted attempt to hang a towel rack.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you are in town to see a show at the Pantages, Fabiolus Cafe on Sunset will valet your car for your meal and the show for just 10 bucks. The theatre is literally just around the corner (I made the walk easily in heels) and you beat the after show traffic in the Pantages' parking lot.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
los angelesgril
Business
los angeles
Jun 22, 2010

cheap but not very clean

the hotel is in a good location but not very clean

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Bar Skyline

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orange County, Ca
Apr 22, 2011

Never Again!

This hotel is not walking distance from Hollywood Blvd...you have to take a cab or your car and then pay to park close to the main attractions in Hollywood. This hotel is historic alright! No elevator...we had to lug our luggage two flights of stairs. The rooms are old and the window coverings kept falling off the window. The street noise is unbelievable. The bathrooms have a tiny sink with no outlet available there or even close to it. This was a dive and will never stay again! Pay the extra $10 to $20 to really get a 3 star hotel!

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

Business

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY
Apr 1, 2011

Ehhhhhh not so great

This should by no means be rated as a 3 1/2 star hotel - I've stayed in much nicer 2 star hotels than this place. My room was tiny and looked not nearly as nice and roomy as the room on the photo tour of the website. Bed was squeaky, bathroom, towels and blankets/sheets were stained and ripped. Indoor/outdoor carpet in the room and a bit smelly. Only needed a place to sleep for a few hours, but I know never to pick this place again. On the plus side (and the only plus side), I had a view of the Hollywood sign. I should also say that the front desk was friendly and accommodating and offered to carry my suitcase up 3 flights of stairs to my room since there is no elevator.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Van Buren, AR
Aug 3, 2011

Not disappointed we stayed there.

Ok

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

No ice machine

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
TX
Jan 16, 2011

does not live up to a three-star hotel.

pros: good location, reasonable price.cons: poor management, amateur service, noisy room.We reserved two rooms four nights for our recent trip in LA. On the evening we arrived, the guy at the front desk looks like a part-time worker, and he said there was only one room reserved in the system. We were given two rooms at that night but it took us a hour or two the next morning talking with [...]and the hotel about the error. [...]did not gave us feed back in 24 hours, though they promised to. We called in the hotel in the afternoon and the manager told us he corrected the mistake, but did not apologize.There is no elevator in the hotel. The room on the Melrose side is quite noisy in the evening and early morning. The bathroom is very small. One evening, we returned the hotel discovering the room was not cleaned with the tip gone! Again, the front desk guy did not apologize.Overall, we will not visit this hotel again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Korean town not far, maybe 10-15 minutes walk. If you like Korean BBQ, you will enjoy a lot of restaurants there.

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