Built in 1927 and formerly known as the Hollywood Melrose Hotel, the Hollywood Historic Hotel is a proud member of the National Register of Historic Places and is evocative of the extravagant establishments of Hollywood's golden era.
The beauty of a bygone era
The seduction starts right from the moment you step into the imposing foyer of the Hollywood Historic Hotel with its photos of screen icons from days gone by and 1920's style elevator which adds a distinctive vintage touch. The hotel has 62 well-appointed rooms, several of which feature views of the Hollywood Sign in the distance and of the Griffith Observatory. The rooms are equipped with a 32" LCD TV, a coffee maker, premium towels and linen and a refrigerator. Free WiFi and parking makes the hotel a firm favorite with business travelers. Guests often stop by the nearby Mexican restaurant Lucy's for some appetizing fare.
Attractions in the vicinity
The hotel lies 15 miles from LAX airport and between 3-5 miles from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. Melrose Strip, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Greek Theater and the Griffith Park Observatory are all within easy reach and Paramount Studios and Raleigh Studios are a short walk away. The Larchmont Village neighborhood with its restaurants is just a short stroll away.
The hotel front desk staff were very respectful and helpful.
room was a bit cool and the little heater in my room didn't work
I had no issues with this hotel and stayed here for a week. However I always adjust my expectations to what I pay for... Of course it's not the Ritz Carlton but everything is very convenient and my room/bathroom was very clean at all times. It is true that there is a little (old) odor when you first enter the room. However this hotel is built in 1927...
The clerk was friendly and very personable. He was a delight to deal with in checking in and out. The front facade and doors are lovely.
The rooms are VERY bare. They seriously have not changed much with any modern upgrades. The mattress was historic as well, along with not a fitted sheet, but a flat sheet simply thrown over mattress. The mattress corner looked like it was drug down the street, as the edges were tattered as least on one end. No phone in the rooms, very small bathroom with a changing shower temperature while you are in the shower.
Under 100 bucks
The toilet didt flush right, jackhammer started at 8am and nobody was at the front desk when i tried to check out.
Small bathroom and had mold on the tile. The pillows were hard. Old. Will not be staying there again.
It's okay I understand this place is old but overall I did sleep good. Mini fridge is great. They did a awsome job refilling shampoo and soaps. Clean towels.
Shower temperature went super high when others are using the water. Yikes hot lol. Good news is no roaches. ants yes but it's not omg bad just a few.
Nice clean hotel. Helpful staff. Good value for money. Good location, nice view from the window. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms, although not very fast.
Intense traffic make the rooms not very quiet. Awful coffee from the machine. Slow internet.
Stale smoke smell
the stuff was very friendly and really helpful with everything we wanted. Free parking. Clean room.
the internet didn't work in the room but only in the corridor.The neighborhood didn't seem safe and nice at all although it is on a central avenue. there is not much to do around the hotel in the evenings. you have got to take the bus first in order to go to a subway station, but the bus stop is close to the hotel (5 min walk)
Price, friendliness of staff and location
No elevator or continental breakfast.
price and location
The location is convenient and the price is affordable but the room was smelly and the sheets were dirty. This is certainly not a place for couples or families.
It was wonderfull, very good location, free parking space, great choice.
Our room has a great view to Hollywood sign, but this side is a bit noisy.
Massive room, very clean, nice bed, staff were very helpful and polite plus had a fantastic view of the hollywood sign
Location and price
It was a non smoking room but the room smelt like a smoking room. My clothes smelled like cig smoke when I unpacked at home. I was around no other smokers during my trip and my suitcase was in the room and in the car only.