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Hollywood Historic Hotel

3 stars
5162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
358 reviews
Well worth a stay!

I had a great time at the Hollywood Historic Hotel. Free parking is a huge plus, and my room was... See full review

  • Amy in Hollywood
  • Mar 27, 2014
Beautiful restored hotel with a great location.

We were pleased with our stay. Quiet evenings and great location. Staff was helpful and parking was... See full review

  • Retired 70 Year Old
  • Mar 15, 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.

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

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Hotel Map

34.0835 -118.3128
Area served
Hollywood Los Angeles West Hollywood, CA.
Nearby airports
Los Angeges (LAX) Burbank (BUR).
Area description
Located in the heart of Hollywood on the famous Melrose Avenue. One block from Paramount Pictures and Studios. 10 minutes from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, Pantages Theater, El Capitan Theater, Griffith Observatory, the popular restaurants and clubs and Downtown Los Angeles. Walking distance from Larchmont Village for shopping or dining.

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 (358)

Ratings and reviews for Hollywood Historic Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 358
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.8

60% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dammad
tucson az
May 2, 2014

right price and place

love the ambience of the old Hollywood style. worked out perfect for our one night stay to go see a concert in LA and have a bit of sight seeing. the shower could have been a little cleaner (small amount of mold in the corners) other then that room was very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Latin Cowboy
FL
Feb 4, 2014

smells

I had to go buy fabreeze for the room. It was very strong. Hard to sleep, the slamming of the room doors was strong and you can hear noise from the top floor, down the hall. The close was big enough for a broom only. The pictures on the web look a lot better than the real thing. Safe parking spot which was good and the front desk has a good security camera. The WIFI was not very strong in my room so I ended up using my own.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

the Tempo gay club

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gscott52
Palm Springs, CA
Jan 3, 2014

Clean, basic hotel

Check in was easy and courteous. Free parking was a plus, especially in LA. If street noise concerns you, ask for a room not overlooking Melrose, but if it doesn't, you get to see the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Very clean, but the bathroom is tiny. One at a time please. It is certainly a step back in time--to the 1920s. Okay for a one night stay. Very firm beds which I prefer. Space heater in the closet should you need it. It's LA. Good for overnight if your swank level isn't too high.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Le Petit Greek on Larchmont. Upscale, real Greek food which is sensational and reasonable with an above average ambiance. Highly recommended!!

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tim7
Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 14, 2013

Visiting old stomping grounds

Came into LA to visit old friends in WeHo, Hancock Park, and the Valley, as well as places I haunted when I lived in West LA. Not looking for a resort experience, but clean, safe, comfortable, accommodations in a convenient location. SCORE!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vphares11
San Diego, CA
Jan 2, 2013

Nice surprise

This is NOT a Hilton .. But it doesn't cost $250 plus either! Very accomodating staff, very clean, quiet, free parking and wi-fi. I will stay here again no worries ! Minutes from everything ! Thanks so much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eddie W.
Providence RI
Oct 17, 2012

Good Location but Noisy

I must admit it is in a good location and great value but it needs some updates in the rooms which can still make it a historic hotel. There are no phones lol. The windows are original and very noisy u can here everything through them. I had an end unit on the 2nd floor on the melrose ave side and it was the noisiest room i have ever stayed in. You can hear traffic at all hours but one plus is you can see the HOLLYWOOD sign perfectly from that room. All in all a great value and needs some updates. Elevator does not work and by previous reviews it has been inoperable for years it seems.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Whizzy
UK
Apr 2, 2012

Good value hotel

Entrance to hotel is impressive however lift was out of order and we had booked an accessible room so getting to our room was a little problematic. Once in room though it was comfortable enough for a short stay, however bathroom was NOT accessible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buses are great value to use, would highly recommend

Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Broke College Kids
Orlando, FL, USA
Nov 2, 2011

Halloween in LA

This place was great for anyone who is looking for a cheap no frills place to stay. The bus stop is right out front with easy access to anything. Def recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lizardo
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Less than I expected

No phone in the room, lukewarm fridge, room had a very musty smell, staff seemed somewhat indifferent to our stay. Parking was great! Liked the convenience of the location as well. Seemed to be centrally located to all the attractions that we were planning on visiting. Overall, I give it a score of 63%.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Hollywood Historic Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lizardo
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sep 26, 2011

Less than I expected

No phone in the room, lukewarm fridge, room had a very musty smell, staff seemed somewhat indifferent to our stay. Parking was great! Liked the convenience of the location as well. Seemed to be centrally located to all the attractions that we were planning on visiting. Overall, I give it a score of 63%.

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