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Hollywood Historic Hotel

3 stars
View map of 5162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
254 out of 254
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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.

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Bar Skyline

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

to Chinese theater and to convention center

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
indonesia
Dec 5, 2010

not too good

the tv and tv cable was good... the hotel doesnt have lift..so its difficult to bring large suitcase when you are in third floor... the room and bathroom was clean but in old condition..

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

universal studio

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kama`aina
Business
Honolulu, HI
Dec 7, 2010

Not hysterical over the "historical"

Old room in old hotel--no desk lamp, no telephone, no this, no that. Floor wasn't level; bathroom wasn't remodeled. Noisy! Nice parking lot, though! Front desk was reasonably helpful; maid service was slow.

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

Business

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bakersfield
Oct 31, 2010

Noisy

The hotel was reasonably clean, but with few amenities. I had a corner room above Melrose and Wilton and it was quite noisy. Neighborhood leave a bit to be desired.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Reasonably close to the heart of Hollywood.

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Escondido, CA
Jun 7, 2010

Historic Hollywood hotel

Hotel was still remodeling. No phone in room. No elevator or if they had one it did not work. No ice or vending machines. Room was clean and comfortable. OK for the price.

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

Business

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