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Clean room, friendly staff, close to Hollywood Blvd Nothing
the location (walking distance to subway stations), the friendly staff, the rooms hollywood blvd
Beds extremely uncomfortable and staff not very friendly at all. I attempted to call the front desk several times when we first arrived but no answer what's so ever (almost as if the guy at the front desk avoided talking to me)
Nothing Parking was unavailable. Website said there would be parking. I use hotel.com a lot (need a room tonight) however I no longer will use unless I get a refund
Nothing especially when you end up paying way too much to stay in a crack house There was no parking is there were people screaming up and down the hallways there was smoking in non-smoking rooms and when I woke up in the morning for the little sleep I could get there was throw up in the hallway and none of the employees had any idea I was even there not worth it never stay there again.
Location No parking
Parking was horrible
It was 7 minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood. The room appeared to be really clean. Their very small parking garage was full. There wasn't any street parking available. We had to park down the street and pay $25 to park in that lot. For that $25 more, we could have stayed at a much nicer hotel that had parking for us. We were trying to save money by staying here and it cost us more because of parking.
Price Thin walls, loud, beds as comfortable as the floor. Hallways smelled. Terrible parking.
Convenience in location Door key didn't work, Had to change rooms. Light in bathroom didn';t work properly
The rooms were all remodeled and have a modern feel to them. -The water pressure and temperature of the shower were spot on. limited spaces for parking at this hotel means that for their guests they have to double park behind cars or park as far as a few blocks down the street for parking. Staff are not friendly nor welcoming and I felt as if I was a burden to them for checking in and using their hotel. Area of town where the hotel is located is not the greatest neighborhood where you certainly do not want to be out walking by yourself late at nite. The beds were too springy and light and would make the most noise even with a little movement. The hotel was too close to a major street so we heard sirens, car backfires, people yelling, and more every nite.
the room was dirty , and it smells bad
Location is good - 45min walk to Chinese theatre via Sunset or Hollywood blvd. Free WiFi internet. If luxury is not the goal, then for a fair price it is an acceptable choice. Sheet in the bed had a dark stain. Long hair in the bath tube. Price could have been lower.
Location Horrible parking
Located just a block away from chinese theatre and hollywood blvd attractions. Free overnight secured parking garage. The hotel is pretty much ran down in all aspects. I think it is unfortunately just bad management as it has the potential to be a jewel...you can tell the hotel had its good years at some point, but today it is just sad. Bad arrangements of furniture in the rooms (meaning large tables and chairs forced to fit small spaces between bed and wall, old and badly maintain wall paper, and really what ,ade me write this review.....extremely dirty. Food was left in the small fridge since who knows when, floors needed a sweep and a mop, dirty windows, with vews of dead plants ... Sad, very sad.
Location Old and worn out
The location was very convenient to attractions in Hollywood and the party I was going to. The internet connection - there was suppose to be free wifi - didn't work which was annoying.
Great location, only one block from Metro station in Hollywood Blvd. Bathrooms are a bit old. Elevator old and slow. breakfast very poor!!! Staff in lobby booked transfer to lax but was confusing and everyone told us different rates. We ended up going with an Armenian driver who overpriced the drive by 10$!!! Please note you can arrange trasnfers with Super Shuttle which is much ceaper and convennient.
Once my AC wouldn't work, then call the front-desk, and the problem was solved soon after. I can say that was cool..... If there is something I didn't like about your place is definitely the breakfast,and the breakfast area I could say that was really poor.
Very helpful staff who even allowed us to leave our car parked after checking out. Comfort ok, clean, proximity of the metro station to visit Hollywood. We felt the area not safe at night. Breakfast and breakfast area ok.
location, WiFi in room, room size price
Shops and (fast-food) restaurants nearby. Near crossing Sunset & Hollywood blvd. You can see the Hollywoodsign from the hotel Breakfast was minimal
Nearly from hotel you can shopping . The hotel was expensive for 2 star . For me next time no go.it was not good clean.
The room heater wasn't working. Breakfast spread wasn't great. Felt like it was a make shift type of arrangement.
the location was nice, just up the street was the Metro station, and was close drive to downtown. There were no towels in the room when we got there, when we asked the staff, it took quite a while to actually get them, and there was a large bug on the wall, looked like a cockroach.
Excellent location, good value, clean, very nice large format picture of Griffith Observatory in the room - brought the appearance of the room head and shoulders above the typical budget business travel experience. I will definitely come back. Good access to yummy eating in both Thai Town and Little Armenia... Slow elevator, spongy carpeting in hallways - i.e. no big deal...
Nothing. It really needs improvement in comparison to other hotelsl/motels. No hair dryer, no mattress covers under the flat sheet (no fitted sheets), no coffee maker. The mattress needs to be protected and fitted sheets have to be bought. The man at the reception was very unfriendly.
This is an excellent motel in West Hollywood. Taking into consideration the value it offers good clean rooms, free wifi, and parking. You are about two miles from the Chinese theatre which gives you a good walk up either sunset or hollywood blvd. You are also at the entrance to the 101 however traffic is LA is terrible all the time so it's not like you will be speeding away to your destination. The maid service was good and the front desk staff were very nice. It's not an luxury hotel but you aren't paying those prices. I would stay here again if I visit LA.
not much old and shabby stunk of smoke no fridge or coffee making restraunt not open and it was too small.
The person at the front desk was efficient, polite and helpful. He recommended a very good restaurant which was reasonably priced. It was near our destination - the HFFestival - Arclight Theater.
easy access, clean, and quiet decor a bit dated
The staff on the front office were really effective. The location is good. The room was small for two beds. The price is a little expensive for a simple hotel.
free wi fi for info that is not available at the desk. the hotel staff were unfamiliar with the local transport and we ended up at the wrong side of town. a local bus/ train map would be helpful. also restaurant is not open sundays, so if you stay over the weekend you miss breakfast. its also a bit too far to walk to the main part of town everyday.
I liked to location of the hotel, close to Hollywood Blvd west and close to the highway exit. I didn't like the personel at the reception desk; they kept shouting that we could not check in without a printed confirmation (that we didn't have because we were travelling and booked one night before). The room was not clean; there was lots of dust under and on the tables. The breakfast was very limited and there seemed to be a fixed number of breadrolls for all hotel visitors.
It was recently renovated so the rooms were a lot better than the pictures that were listed online. If you need something short term (we only stayed 1 night) this place definitely fits the bill. I'll definitely consider this hotel when I come back to Hollywood. WiFi was a bit slow and had to resort to using 4G on my phone. There's no pool or hot tub.
The room was clean and nice and the gentleman staff was very helpful a little over priced but worth it in the long run
I had a big cock rouch in my room
This hotel needs a total makeover. The plumbing was terrible and all faucents leaked. The carpet probably had bed bugs in it and the bedspreakds had holes in them. The faucets leaked all night long. The shower head was totally broken. It was a pithole that i'd never go back to.
The Friendship Motor Inn surpassed our expectations. It was extremely clean. The Manager was great, and extremely intentional with his services. He called to ask if we wanted breakfast before closing. The area was quiet. Great Mattress. Would Recommend!!. If I had one complaint it was their super hard soap.
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Staff was friendly and accommodating, room was clean and bathroom was better than expected. Easy to walk to Koreatown from motel. Bed was like a slab of concrete and pillows were fluffy but squished down into paper thin pillows with no support.
The room had a Nice firm bed with a large tv and cable. The plumbing fixtures seemed to be new and nice quality and plenty of hot water. The room was clean and it had a mini fridge and microwave. The manager was nice and very attentive, great location The room had a slight musty smell like a smoker had been in there,room was a little small and the bathroom fan and a/c unit were a little noisy. The Door had old style key locks not self locking and with no saftey chain or bar and didn't self close.
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It was brightly lit when we got back at night. It had continental breakfast (good hot chocolate). Workers were friendly and about at night. It still had room keys - actual keys, not the card type. There was a window between the front desk and guests (similar to a bank teller window).
comfortable room no swimming pool
The owners are really friendly and the rooms were clean and cool. For the price of this place, I felt like I scored big time. Great value, great room, great experience. 10/10 would stay here again.
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Best hotel for the money in LA, period. Can't say enough good things about it. We stay in LA a lot and good, inexpensive hotels are hard to find. Staff is super friendly and the room was well kept. This place is a definiately stay again hotel.
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Needed a place to stay for a few days while waiting for the next flight out of LAX. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room availability was convenient and flexible. A perfect fit. Minor maintenance to ice machines.
Room was very clean. Housekeeping service is great. Ice machines broken on a few floors.
The lady at the front desk was really good Sometimes the common areas were dirty
newly renovated rooms; cleanliness small bathroom, poor WIFI Connectivity
The morning van driver kept texting and not paying attention to the customers
Shuttle service yo the airport Great bed
Everything was ok N/a
The night I stayed, it was very quiet Morning coffee and tea did not have tea bags or real sugar
The shuttle took forever to get us from the airport and the rooms were dingy, with holes in the blankets and thin pillows. The rooms are decorated to look all modern but instead they look cheap.
I didn't have high expectations for this hotel, just needed a place to crash next to the airport for an early morning flight the next day. For a basic hotel, this was surprisingly nice. Rooms were clean, staff was responsive, liked the modern functional decor,was just right. Appreciated that they had security in the lobby checking people's room numbers before allowing just anybody up to the rooms. Was a slight smell of smoke in the room
The staff was friendly and my room was clean. I did not have any problems and was only in town for one night so this was perfect for my needs and the price was right.
Great clean rooms, friendly staff and comfortable bed. Loved the free shuttle service to our terminal as well
The design of the hotel and the rooms was extremely appealing. The staff was nice and helpful
The walls are very thin, you can hear everything going on in the room next door..
A little weird
there's a great vibe about this hotel. and the best part is, if you find yourself in hollywood and not sure where to go, you can pretty much party in the lobby! also, mini bar items are super cool and fun. not enough space to hang clothes! the mini bar location is cool but not practical.
Great service, fun times, great parties and very comfortable and clean.
upon arrival the front desk staff was a bit testy with me and made me wait past 4pm for my room after i had been on the road and on planes for eay too long. i got cut off by a gentleman when i tried to talk in a stern voice i got name and reservation? not even a hi, how are you doing today? location for price isn't too great anymore, elevator was out one night, no one really asks if you need anything, maids don't speak english but at least they smile. not worth what i paid. ridiculously overpriced. i asked about restaurants and all they wanted me to do was order from their room service. had problems getting on internet in room.stayed there yrs. ago, quality of service has gone down. when i arrived no one even asked if i needed help with bags.
I liked the location. It's very central to Hollywood and West Hollywood. This hotel is very noisy. The rooms are very spartan, and this is not a hotel for people not there to party into the wee hours.
Great location Bed was squeaky but in sure that could have been fixed
The location was very central. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The floors need updating. They made very loud creaking sounds. It seemed like the guests above us were going to fall thru the ceiling onto our bed. Guests in a nearby room partied on their deck at sunrise and were very loud.
Love the showers! The only lounging chair was a beanbag which isn't ideal
Location and pool area. Comfort, price, room condition, a dog park right next to the hotel that bothered like hell!
Fantastic staff - very friendly especially at the bar and by the pool - very very pleased with the overall experience and will defintley be staying there next time I am in LA
large room, cozy beds, sofa also! internet connection was too bad
Staff very friendly and helpful. Great location a block from hollywood blvd and the underground station. Very spacious room with nice floors, tv etc. Towels chlorine smell rathwr than fresh detergent
Very helpful staff and great location. Quick access to Universal Studio, Hollywood walk of fame, Koda and Chinese theatre, and just 5 mi from LA downtown. Also, free parking is a bonus.
I liked the location and the friendliness of the staff. The room and the bathroom were outdated, but it wasn't a real problem, everything worked fine.
We are a family and really enjoyed our stay at the HCI. The staff was everytime helpful and friendly. The location is close to all attraction of Hollywood. What my wife liked most, was the arrangement of roses around the pool, a small oasis. we were totally satisfied and would come back to stay there.
Location, next to Hollywood boulevard. Roses round the pool. Facility. The description of the hotel in booking was false. There are no facilities, that were mentioned in the description. There are no any plate, fork, pot or anything of the kind to cook, only plastic glasses, though there is a microwave oven.
Good location, with free parking.
in the first room we found little bugs in the beds after the 1st night. Could change room, 2nd one was okay but our confidence was gone. Old room was given to tourists the same day. When did they put some chemicals to kill the insects???
Very friendly/professional staff. Quiet location. Room was clean. Great working AC unit. Free breakfast. 5 minutes from Hollywood Blvd. I always choose to stay here when I visit LA. Highly recommend! No iron/ironing board in room. Not enough parking spaces. That's about it.
The excellent proximity to Hollywood tourist sites and very close to metro train station. Friendliness and help of staff.
The service are excellence. Mr Paco is the most helpful. Na
This motel offers a good ratio value / price. Very well located (not far from Hollywood main points of interest). Free parking for our car. Excellent croissants for breakfast.
It was nice and peaceful!
only the location I will neither stay there again nor recomend this place to anyone
Nothing Everything was just horrible the rooms were dirty the blankets had holes the towels were dirty also so was the bathroom not enough soap or shampoo breakfast was nasty .. really bad experience for me and my family!!
The location is a nice central location to several sights in the area. The price is inviting. Arrived at 3pm and despite the 4pm checkin time we were allowed to check in. Most discouraging thing was the bed was rock hard. I was simply using the hotel for sleeping and showering. We spent a lot of time out seeing sights. The shower was very short and had low water pressure. It took along time to get warm water. The shower curtain was bent and it would continually slide open while showering. We never ate at the breakfast. There was one type of cereal and donuts available.
The room was large and well set up for comfort. The desk staff was courteous and helpful. My room (106) was next to the microwave, so people were talking and beeping outside my door at all hours of the night. The door to the room was not hung well, so there were large gaps for critters to enter at their will and that kept the room chilly. The light over the sofa was nonfunctioning for our entire four-night stay, even when I asked for a new light bulb. The free breakfast, although appreciated, was a scant offering, and could have been extended until 10:00; at 8:30 there was never any milk left, so our only options were doughnuts and juice. People in the parking lot were obnoxious, honking for the other guests and playing music so loudly that the room actually vibrated.
easy to access public transportation, comfort stay
Good parking place,convient location
Our room had 3 beds. Sinks were outside of bathroom, convenient. Microwave available downstairs. Modern furnishings. A/C was great. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast. Room was gross. Moldy ceilings in bathroom, you can smell it. After walking on the carpet, our feet were black. There were stains on our sheets and there may have been bed bugs, my friend had bites. Only able to have one car per room. You have to pay for ice. A little too far from Hollywood blvd area. Really hard to see oncoming traffic when pulling out of the driveway.
I loved the price of the hotel room! My girlfriend and I split the room for a concert we were attending in la, and the location/price was perfect! Loved the parking situation, so convenient :) The room was not furnished (shampoo, towels, etc.) and seemed a wee bit on the dingy side. but other than that it was great!
Th hotel was fine... nothing fancy for the quoted 89.00 a night but not for an extra 30.00 was not worth it we could have paid 10.00 more and staid at the embassy suits you had to pay for ice local calls were 10.00 to open phone line .50 a minute. there was not much hotel service or friendliness My son asked what time the pool closed he was told now he was disappointed well people were in there for another 45min to 1hr he could have been in and out and been happy but we didn't go
Clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was actually ok. Cable was good. Wifi Codes had to be printed to you every 24 hours. Got annoying. And then the wifi wouldn't load or do anything at peak times.
I liked the option for 3 beds in one room. The room was kinda funky. Soso with cleanliness. The bathroom looked like someone had a fight in there and broke the toilet and tp holder.
Clean sheets. Coffee and continental breakfast. Room did not have any bad smell. Pick up to airport in morning every half hour. Hot water was hot. Close to airport. Airport van at pickup from airport took 1 hour 15 minutes. The door chain was broken in the room. Overall maintenance was poor.
Clean, convenient location to both car rentals and airportand great shuttle service to LAX.
clean, close to airport, friendly people, good internet no proximity to restaurants except BK
Hard non-carpeted floors, recently repainted, clean throughout. Bathroom fixtures such as showers felt dated. Toilet flushing was loud.
Great location to the airport with a shuttle service. It was exactly what we were looking for in price/location for a quick sleep before a flight.
Comfortable for an overnight stay between flights.
It was very convenient because it was close to the airport. However, if you're new in town and visiting the city, I would pick somewhere closer to where the action is. Like near Santa Monica. It was pretty clean, and the staff was very polite. They let us keep our bags in the office until check in, and let us keep them there after check out until our flight. We didn't use the pool, but it looked decent. We had a great newly renovated room as well, so it was nice. The rooms were a bit damp. Possibly some humidity or mildew issues. We had to keep the fan constantly going. The continental breakfast was very cheap. Not much to choose from. Just some cereal and yogurt. Lots of flies all around the premise. A few in the room, but mostly outside the door and where the breakfast was located. Hair dryer was broken
Overall good facilities for price Loud airline noise Room could have been cleaner
Owner has done a really good job of cleaning up and modernizing an old hotel/motel Drain in shower didn't quite keep up. Not a big desl
Location Hard to find room ,stuck back in the construction area only 2 rooms stuck back in a alley way. Doors of both rooms wide open and the lights didn't work, the floor was covered in water, this was fixed but took time. I've stayed here alot but never had a room like this. I had a reservation too. I don't think they use this room for guests regularly.
Our stay there was great, other than the fact that TWO TIMES the cleaning staff opened the door, without even knocking, prior to checkout time, the first of which was 9:30am while my boyfriend and I were still in bed, asleep.
Room's were clean and the beds comfortable. They advertise a pool, but its more of a large bathtub, don't expect to go swimming. As mentioned in previous post, the staff is not friendly..
Room was comfortable and clean, people were nice and helpful. Location was good if someone wants to to see Hollywood. The bathroom was rather tiny and the AC noisy
Great location, the staff has been real friendly and helpful and the rooms are good.
The Sahara is in an excellent location, offered many amenities and represented great value for money.
I liked location and generally it is cute hotel to stay. I would like the toilet and bath facilities to be cleaner. Some hair were found there when we arrived. Not so nice. Breakfast was good. But may be some variations in meal would be great.
The location was convenient to where I needed to go for the time I was there. There was nothing in the room to tell me about wifi, and I just never bothered to ask at the desk. Parking is very tight, but free. The motel is in a bad part of town. Several cars of homeless people camping out on the side street below my window. Lots of street noise and in the morning a s-load of trash strew about on the sidewalk. I just kept my shutters closed so I did not have to see. Rooms need new furniture, light fixtures and paint. Really looks run down. Pool area surrounded by bright orange fencing makes it appear to be a construction zone. Worth less than $100 a night for sure.
Very central to get to places of interest ie Hollywood Boulevard A bit of traffic noise as the hotel is on a busy road
It was a very fine hotel for a few days of travel. The first room we were given had fresh stains on the mattress. When we called down, we were accused of "touching stuff." But were then given a nicer room, despite the absence of an apology.
Very helpful reception staff. Extremely reasonable for the centre of LA. Not in the best part of Sunset Boulevard, although it's fairly close (20 minutes walk) to the main tourist attractions. Breakfast is served in the lobby with nowhere to sit.
room was clean, basic, staff was OK but not informative. street noise at all hours of the day
Staff was very friendly. Location is good.
Rooms and facilities were clean and well-kept. The pool at the center of the hotel looked inviting. Front desk staff was incredibly unfriendly (but that's just one person). The location of the room on a very busy and loud street was unfortunate - no sleep without earplugs, and you had to crank up the volume on the TV all the way just to hear over the street noise. I assume the rooms on the other side of the building are not as loud.