Hollywood Hotel Review
Our Stay at the Hollywood Hotel
This year for my birthday we took a quick one day trip down to Los Angeles to see the musical Hamilton. I’ve honestly been waiting for this trip for about a year and a half. Since my husband has sleeping issues and didn’t want to completely throw his schedule off, we decided to stay in LA for the night at the Hollywood Hotel.
The Hollywood Hotel is a boutique hotel found in Los Angeles, California. While it is not right on Hollywood Boulevard or adjacent to the LA attractions, it is very close. We used Uber and Lyft to get around while we were in LA since parking in the city is hard to find and expensive. The Hollywood Hotel has a gated parking lot, where you can park for $24/day.
The hotel is slightly off the beaten path but has great deal of charm. I love the design of the building right from the stunning entryway with water feature and double staircase.
The atmosphere of the hotel hearkens back to the golden days of Hollywood with gold elevators and lush tropical plants placed against polished tile and movie memorabilia lining the hallways. I actually spent some time just wandering the hallways looking at the vintage movie posters and other memorabilia. My favorite section were some original costume renderings with fabric swatches from Bonnie and Clyde. I took some pictures to show my students what a professional costume rendering would look like.
Upon checking in we were told that we would be upgraded to a suite at no additional charge. The front desk staff was friendly and attentive to our needs later when I asked for a fan for our room they were happy to help and knew who I was without even asking. The upgraded suite had a sitting area and kitchenette which would be great for families traveling and staying for multiple days. Blackout curtains on the sliding glass door provides those that were out enjoying the LA nightlife a chance to sleep in.
Another unique feature that I haven’t come across before was that the TV featured chromecast, allowing you to bring your home tv service, recorded shows and youtube with you on vacation. There is also regular cable if you just want to watch what’s on. My only wish would have been for a more comfortable bed. It was a very firm mattress, which isn’t what I’m used to.
Our room featured a balcony that looked out over the central courtyard with a stunning view. Some nights, there is a happy hour hosted in the courtyard with cocktails and appetizers.
All of the rooms look out on the courtyard, but you can also access the courtyard from the ground floor.. The courtyard provides a beautiful place to sit and relax with comfy couches and beautiful tropical greenery. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee and plan your day.
One thing I always look for in a hotel is the breakfast they offer. I’ve stayed in plenty of hotels that only offer stale cereal and maybe a bagel. Drink choices usually include orange juice or black coffee. The Hollywood Hotel has so much more! They offer made to order omelettes, waffles (often with fresh berries), fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, pastries, and if you still want it with all the other delicious options, cereal and bagels.
We enjoyed our stay at the Hollywood Hotel and I would definitely return. Click here to book your stay.