Sunset Tower Hotel
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... jaws, bates hotel and plane crash set from war of the worlds. They also did a 4d king kong 360 degree movie which was well done of kong vs trex. Has kong jumping side to side with tour cars rocking based on action. Other rides were average mostly 3d or 4d which just moved around (kind of like the old Batman ride at Movieworld). I think Movieworld is better for rides but worse for shows. ...
... to see and do. The mummy ride Transformers 3d- ******* awesome (twice, had to get some footage for Charlie) Simpsons Ride Studio Tour - which was excellent by the way Just to name a few. THEN- Jurrassic Park ride was reopened. ******* AWESOME! Our front of line passes were the best investment, in the morning they weren't needed, but def needed it after lunch- I wasn't lining up with the plebs!! Then as we were getting ...
... modern day equivalent of the VW Golf to me – a car that’s all about reliability and function over luxury, a one-size-fits-all piece of transport machinery, that cares as much as it can for the planet.
I have learned that you need to be assertive when driving here. It’s unlike the UK where it is generally considered rude to push in and people will generally let you in if you indicate. If you indicate and wait to ...
... I hadn't been clothes shopping for some time, and it was fun. I entered Hollister for the first time, where it was so dark I nearly asked for a torch. The staff were a bit offhand. I won't go back. Caught the bus back for a cheap cocktail before having my hair cut. We had cocktails at the Abbey, where it seems all the servers were picked for their looks, followed by a decent curry ...
... us discounted access to the touristy sites around Hollywood otherwise we probably wouldn't have bothered taking another tour. We're glad that we did however. The tour took us onto the Mentalist set (which had Shannen buzzing) and the Friends set untouched since their last episode. We also checked out the costumes and props from movies such as Harry Potter, the latest Batman trilogy, along with some of the more iconic vehicles from past movies. That night we ...
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Great location and great stay!!
My friend and I debated about where to stay in LA, but we chose the Argyle. When we got there we were upgraded to the penthouse!! The views were gorgeous and the room beautiful. The style and decoration is interesting and makes the hotel one-of-a-kind. The location is dynamic and close to EVERYTHING! This is a great hotel, enjoy it!
My wife and I stayed at The Argyle for three nights December 26-28th of 2003. We selected this hotel based on several factors: the art-deco decor and history, the reviews posted here, and its' location in the heart of the Sunset Strip. First the GOOD NEWS, the staff is unbelievably friendly and helpful! The restaurant, The Fenix serves wonderful Pacific Rim influenced food ( try the Ahi appetizer you will not be dissapointed!!) and the Sea Bass was equally superb. The location can't be beat, it's about 200 yards East of the House of Blues, so you can party in true L.A. style and simply walk back to the Hotel in about 90 seconds! The views is one to remember from Downtown to the sun sinking low over Westwood it is the definition of "panoramic". Now for the BAD NEWS, we had reserved a deco-suite with seperate bedroom and living room and while the room was "roomy" it was a wreck as far as its' condition. Stained and cigarette burned carpeting, frayed and stained sofas and scratched and dinged furniture and walls are not my idea of a first rate hotel! Our first room was #508 and it was so bad we requested another, we were given #908 it it wasn't much better but we decided to make the best of a bad situation and unpack. The ice maker wasn't working on floor #9, the ice scoop was missing on floor#8 so I had to trek to floor# 7 anytime we wanted some fresh, and I use that word with caution, ice. We had reserved the room for $159 a night but I think it normally goes for over $200!!! It is worth about $99 it its' current condition! The hotel and rooms were updated with custom furnishings and carpets in 1996 or thereabouts and that is the problem, nothing has been done since and it shows, they need to be updated again! Eight years in a hotel is a lifetime, it's like dog years to the rest of us! I wrote the General Manager, John Schulz regarding our stay. I expressed our compliments for the staff and voiced our concerns as well. Mr Schulz didn't reply so perhaps the The Argyle is following the likes of some other Hollywod legends and fading slowly into the sunset.
First of all, if you're gonna stay here, be sure you can afford a suite, because this place clearly isn't the Four Seasons. The regular rooms are cramped. The carpet everywhere is old, stained and somewhat musty. BUT -- if you're looking for a wild time in the heart of West Hollywood, I can't imagine a more genuine article than The Argyle.
How 'suite' it is
My wife and I stayed at the Argyle for 1 night last february. We decided to splurge on a suite, about 40 dollars more, and it was more than worth it. Large living room and bedroom with 2 glorious bathrooms, one of which had a steam shower set-up which worked beautifully. The fixtures in the bathrooms, as well as the other rooms, are ultra art deco and are unique/interesting/ and mood enhancing. My only complaint was the front desk had messed up my orbitz reservation and if I hadn't called to confirm, and if I hadn't had my confirmation number, it would of been a real hassle. So call to confirm.
We stayed at the Argyle in February and enjoyed it. Even though we booked on Expedia, we were upgraded to a large corner suite that was extremely comfortable! The Art Deco furnishings and details transport you back into another era. Unfortunately, that era was long enough ago that the plumbing could use a bit of an uodate. Our bathroom was beautiful and included a period marble bathtub, but the faucet knobs were impossible to turn, so when I wanted to soak in the tub, I had to fill it using the shower! We'd still happily stay there again, and hope for a room overlooking the city, because the view off Sunset Blvd. is spectacular at night.
Loved the argyle
I recently stayed at the argyle hotel and had a wonderful experience. I stayed in a small suite, and it was beautiful.The sink was a very cool copper design. All of the furniture and the closets were so unique.
Every detail was perfect. The prices are excellent. I paid $179 for my room and it was as luxurious as most $400-500 hotel rooms. The fenix restaurant is incredible, too. This hotel is the best deal on the sunset strip.
My boyfriend and I stayed here recently and really enjoyed it. The location is excellent, the staff helpful and our room was beautiful. We splurged on a Deco suite and it was well worth it, providing a view of LA. The $22/day parking rate is high, but that seems to be the norm in LA. I would stay here again.
Boy was I disappointed. My room was so small (for $200.00 per night one expects to be able to "stretch out"). Also, there was no way to confortably watch the TV from the bed. I had to crank my head over my right shoulder. I may never get my head on "straight" again. I based my entire visit to Hollywood on this "great place" to stay. My trip was ruined.
A very nice hotel
This is a very nice hotel in a great location, but it is in no way perfect. The architecture and furnishings are lovely, but the windows are few and narrow, except in the suites, so the standard rooms tend to be rather dark. And small. My wife and I enjoyed our stay, but found the room more suitable for one person than two. There was no couch, for example, and only a single desk-chair to sit on---so it was not a place that you'd want to hang out, reading or watching tv. Then again, you're in the heart of the Strip, just up the street from the House of Blues, Book Soup and the Viper Club, so why would you want to?