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Hollywood Historic Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Fabulous Hollywood glamour decor and restaurant was great! Staff super friendly!!

The rooms are very small with few electrical outlets especially in the bathroom. We had to plug in our electric toothbrush in a closet which happened to have an outlet. DO NOT get a room overlooking Melrose St. You will hear traffic all night long. We changed rooms after the first night (we stayed three) to one facing the parking lot and finally got some sleep. You have to leave the hotel and go outside to get to the ice machine.

Great historic hotel, in the middle of everything. This is a hotel to stay in if you are looking for the Golden Age of Hollywood experience. I highly recommend it. The Edmon bar and grill that adjoins has an awesome ambiance and great food.

Check in time was 3:00pm instead of 2:00pm like my reservation said.

Wonderful location, great staff, clean room, easy parking. Will come back for sure!

Friendly people. Great service. Comfortable beds.

Michael at the front desk was so great! He provided great restaurant recommendations and was really friendly. Although this hotel lacks some of the frills that other hotels have, the location is safe and convenient, many of the rooms have a view of the Hollywood sign, and the price is great for the area.

Wonderful hotel and friendly staff. Close to great restaurants and things to do.

The location, and their bar was excellent. Unfortunately I had my ring stolen. They tried to tell me I must have lost it and that nobody on staff would steal. When I needed a print out of who had accessed my room for a police report a couple days latter they found the ring in the sheets. They said they didn’t change the sheets and that is why it was still there but they absolutely did change them. It was on the desk when I left that day. One of the desk persons really tried to sell me on “what a great job we did finding your lost ring”. No apology....nothing.

It was OK. Cool bar, great selection of food and drink

If you're staying at the Hollywood Historic you shouldn't be expecting the amenities and luxury of a 5 star hotel. What you do get is a nice trip back to old Hollywood. The rooms are a bit small but cozy, staff was very friendly, parking was only $18 a day, and the hotel bar/restaurant was amazing.

excellent value. clean. good security. secure and easy parking. Friendly front desk. Awesome classic bar

Good budget hotel with fun historic vibes of old Hollywood. I stayed at the Hollywood Historic Hotel for the Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood because it was much cheaper than the festival hotel. I'd hoped to walk to and from the events on Hollywood Boulevard. This proved to be too much exercise (3 miles away) than I wanted each day. Uber provided cheap rides to and from the TCL Chinese Theatre complex instead. The room was kept clean during my 5 night stay. Perfectly adequate.

Good location for Hollywood touring or visiting friends and family. Great parking, walking distance to Paramount Studios. Funky, mid century decor. Smallish rooms but big compared to NYC rooms. Good restaurant-bar in the lobby. Enjoyed it very much.

Generally, I'm a fan of finding budget hotels that deliver excellent value, and usually I am pretty good at finding them. Not this time. Hollywood Historic is not exactly at the heart of Hollywood, necessitating an Uber/Lyft or transit every time you want to go anywhere, even to the Walk of Fame. Second, much of the surrounding neighborhood is run down. Now about the actual hotel. The staff was friendly and the room was reasonably clean, and that's about the only good thing I can say about this place. The bathroom door kept getting stuck (locking us in the bathroom), and we complained during our first night there. We stayed 3 nights and it was never fixed. Cleaning service would not come back in an hour upon requesting one day when we happen to be in around 3 pm getting some rest before going out for the afternoon. Of course, we were gone the entire morning (since about 8 am), and the room was never cleaned nonetheless. The room had only a portable heater (thankfully we did not need heating much), and that's tacky to say the least. The bathtub would not hold water so we could not use it as a tub. We were told that was because of California's drought regulations. I am not stupid. I have stayed in other California hotels during the drought, and none of them stopped their tubs from working as a ... tub. Overall, we did alright. It wasn't horrifying. Things weren't dirty. The bed was fine. But the stay was absolutely not worth it.

Great location, clise to sutes and nain Blvd wirh attractions. Awesome restaurant with in the hotel

Very positive experience at this classic hotel. I would stay here again and recommend to friends.

Easy to travel to Hollywood scenes the walk of fame

5162 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Melrose Avenue and Paramount Studios
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Hollywood, Hollywood Historic Hotel is adjacent to Melrose Avenue and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Paramount Studios. The 62 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators, coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs.


Dining

At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free bottled water.


Property features

Valet parking is available for USD 18.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

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5
Everyone

Fabulous Hollywood glamour decor and restaurant was great! Staff super friendly!!

By , from San Diego on Dec 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Dear Mary, Thank you for the 5 stars and lovely compliments !

5
Everyone

By on Dec 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars !

2
Everyone

By on Dec 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2018

Sorry to see that you did not enjoy our property.

2
Everyone

The rooms are very small with few electrical outlets especially in the bathroom. We had to plug in our electric toothbrush in a closet which happened to have an outlet. DO NOT get a room overlooking Melrose St. You will hear traffic all night long. We changed rooms after the first night (we stayed three) to one facing the parking lot and finally got some sleep. You have to leave the hotel and go outside to get to the ice machine.

By , from York, PA on Nov 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 27, 2018

Dear Ken, Sorry to hear that our hotel did not meet your expectations.

5
Everyone

Great historic hotel, in the middle of everything. This is a hotel to stay in if you are looking for the Golden Age of Hollywood experience. I highly recommend it. The Edmon bar and grill that adjoins has an awesome ambiance and great food.

By , from Clearwater, Fl on Nov 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2018

Dear Rhonda, Thank you for your appreciation and awesome pictures !

3
Everyone

Check in time was 3:00pm instead of 2:00pm like my reservation said.

By , from CA on Nov 3, 2018

5
Everyone

Wonderful location, great staff, clean room, easy parking. Will come back for sure!

By on Oct 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 29, 2018

Dear Julie, Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful compliments !

5
Everyone

Friendly people. Great service. Comfortable beds.

By , from El Paso, Texas on Oct 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2018

Dear Michael , Thank you for the 5 stars and great compliments !

5
Everyone

Michael at the front desk was so great! He provided great restaurant recommendations and was really friendly. Although this hotel lacks some of the frills that other hotels have, the location is safe and convenient, many of the rooms have a view of the Hollywood sign, and the price is great for the area.

By , from New York, NY on Oct 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2018

Dear Cynthia, Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful compliments.

5
Everyone

Wonderful hotel and friendly staff. Close to great restaurants and things to do.

By , from Louisiana on Sep 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2018

Dear Lloyd, Thank you for the 5 stars and nice compliments !