BEST WESTERN Hollywood Plaza Inn
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Spent some time this morning trying to get tickets to the House of Blues Gospel Brunch but no luck.
We amused ourselves walking around and checking out all the impersonators who are just andering up and down Hollywood Boulevard, making some cash on the side.
We had to get the numerous insurance forms completed and sent off so that …
Out of Barstow early to cope with the temperatures in the desert and hopefully, manage the traffic into LA, all our biggest fear after last time.
On the way, there were endless trains - towing huge loads and they seemed to be at least a mile long, often with doubled up containers on each carriage.
There were some trucks along the …
Met Liz and Maurie for breakfast - they went down to get tickets and start the ride with the hop on and off buses.
We went back to the room to sort the insurance paperwork out, then back to the buses. We went to the Farmers Market and The Grove to have a look. The market was fantastic for food; fresh fruit and vegetables plus the great …
Up and out this morning. We had the best coffee, in the downstairs cafe that we have had for the past 9 weeks - unbelievable!!!
We walked down to Hollywood Boulevard which is in the next street from the hotel and got the "hop on / hop off" bus passes for the next couple of days. The smog / fog was still around but as the day progressed, it …
... t go too long and get boring. After that we headed down and did the studio tour which we had front of the line passes for. We got put straight on the front of the next tour bus and the tour guide Marseilles toured us around the famous universal studio lot. It was pretty interesting, we didn't see any famous people but we did see a few shows being taped and got to see where a lot of our favorite shows and movies are made. A few movie sets still ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Hollywood Plaza Inn Los Angeles
We had a great room and the staff were so helpful with direction to restaurant and things to do.
The hotel is close to everything you need to do in LA and so easy to get around.
A very enjoyable stay and one we will repeat again.
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Hollywood Plaza Inn Los Angeles
clean, small room, older motel style, i am not fond of this style of motel but was a good deal for price and convenience. was hestitant to book based on previous reviews. made a point of checking the pool and it was open.
Great Inn Close to Hollywood Attractions
Staying here was a delightful surprise!! On Highland Ave just a 3 block walk to Hollywood Blvd and right around the corner is the Kodak Theater & Grauman's Chinese Theater & souvenier shops, not to mention The Walk of Fame & a Metro station. Street level is parking, Hotel Desk, pool & small restaurant. Rooms on 2nd & 3rd levels. Our room was spacious, clean, updated and pleasant, located on the 2nd level. Mirrored exterior is a bit deceptive as what is hidden behind is a charming array of balcony walkways open to the fresh air from above which lead to your room. There is a view of the parking area below if someone is picking you up, view of the pool area and a nice estate at the rear, and busy traffic on Highland in front of property which mirrored exterior does give a nice view down the street while blocking noise from the street.
Great place to stay if you are on a budget and want to be in Hollywood and close to attractions. While we really didn't need room clean up for a 2 night stay, staff was more than helpful with providing clean towels and coffee as we has Do Not Disturb sign up. Walk to Hollywood Blvd was short and not difficult to manage even though we both had mobility disabilities. An easy & safe walk to & from in afternoon and then back again to witness the comings of celebrities at a premiere of a movie at Grauman's. They don't let you get too close to the 'stars', but, you can get a great look at the action. Ask desk staff to arrange airport transportation, but, do so a day in advance. Don't miss breakfast in the restaurant. Full American Breakfast plate made to order for under $5. Was closed for lunch & supper meals. Refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board are in rooms.
Only drawbacks: If you are used to having luggage delivered to your room you will be disappointed, however, luggage racks are available in the reception area & an elevator is right there for easy accessibility. We could mildly hear cars starting in the parking area below our room which was barely noticeable to us, but, if you are sensitive to outside noise it would be equivalant to that of an outdoor motel. We stayed at a fancy hotel at the beginning of our trip which in no way compared to how nice this Best Western Inn was in room size, comfort, cleanliness & pleasant staff!! Would definitely stay here again if back in LA area.
My wife and stayed here the week of October 23 2004. We enjoyed our stay. It is not a 5 star hotel but if you want a 5 star pay for a 5 star. We flew into L A X from Toronto and after 9 hours of travel the hotels pool and hot tub were very nice. The staff were simply there to tend to the hotel, like I said we got what we paid for. The room was a place to sleep and shower. It was clean and acceptable. The area was not a resort by far but we had no issues. It was nice to be able to walk to Hollywood BLVD and areas like that. We did not use the hotel cafe. There is a great Dennys on Santa Monica & Gower. Basically, if you are looking for a place to rest your head and relax in a nice warm hot tub and cool clean pool I would say for the money, this is a good spot. If you have any questions feel free to email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
We stayed here on August 22, 2004, primarily due to its proximity to the Hollywood Bowl. If you are planning on attending an event there, this is an excellent place to stay!
While the room was clean, nicely appointed and parking was not a problem, the pool and jacuzzi were closed due to some sort of contamination. And although the front desk assured us that everything would be cleaned up and operating the next day, it was pretty obvious (the next day) that nothing had been done at all to rectify the problem.
Other reviews on this site have alluded to cleanliness 'problems' at this property...while the room itself really was in good condition, I would have to agree that the pool area was definitely NOT up to snuff.
A great location in Hollywood, and if everything is in order then worth considering for your next stay.
Should have learned in Redondo Beach
We should have learned from the last Best Western but I guess you get what you pay for. This room had mold growing around the ceilings I doubt it was even safe to sleep in Thank goodness it was only for 1 night. I can definitly say we will NEVER stay there again
Unacceptable, dirty, motel
After a long extended airplane trip, we arrived at this motel that had almost a half page ad in AAA book, plus we seen the picture online.
When we pulled back the bedspread, the sheets had hair all over them.
After calling desk, a worker came to the room and handed me a set of sheets to put on the bed. When I pulled off dirty sheets, the mattress pad was filthy and had hair on it. At this time, a different room was offered. (11:00P.M.)This room was dirty also, but we laid on top of bedspread with our clothes on until morning. Not only was the sheets old and stained, the heater in the room was full of lint and dirt. The carpet was very dirty and stained also. The tub needed a good scouring.
We then found a clean motel (Comfort Inn) across the street.
My family of four stayed for 4 nights
This hotel is acceptable, however, we did have some problems with ants in our room and had to be moved 3 times before before we found a room with no signs of ants. (though we did find 1 in the bathroom on our last day) The staff were very courteous and helpful during this time.
The rooms in general were otherwise clean. I'm quite sure the ants have to do with the concrete they are digging up in their very cramped parade below. We did end up in a deluxe suite which was much nicer and roomier than the regular room, with a quieter and newer air conditioner, a tv minus the fuzz and more channels. We didn't have any neighbors either. I wasn't very happy with the laundry facilities - the dryer took forever to dry anything and one of them didn't heat at all.
The fact I had to go next door to the Holiday Inn to get change for their laundry facilities numerous times was annoying. We didn't get a chance to eat at the coffee shop as the older waitress was extremely rude for no apparent reason (not happy with her job we assume) and we did something we never did before - we walked right out! We ended up next door at the Holiday Inn yet again where we ate happily for the rest of our stay. We used our airmiles to pay for our stay but I doubt we would stay again - rather go to a nicer area. I wouldn't totally discourage anyone else to choose the Hollywood Plaza Inn for location and convinces. Book the deluxe room if possible.
Avoid if possible
Avoid this MOTEL if possible. Its ok, but there has been a sewage smell the entire time, and our friends got a really bad room with a stinky red "hot tub" that looked like it'd been used as a toilet. Be aware that the neighborhood is not great either. All in all, you will be better off spending a few more bucks a night at a better place in Santa Monica or surrounding areas.
This hotel is extremely unaccptable. Actually it is a motel and charging you for big price. Although its location is good, there is many choice nearby. The photo from the web seems good, but the real story is wholly different. The room are dark, dirty and really public and no privacy. They provide "NO" customer service and also meaningless advice. There are two people on the frontdesk, one guy and lady. They provide NO valueable information to us. The lady service is good but only know to say "I don't know", "You have no choice". For the guy, he become very rude after we refuse he order a taxi for us.. It is a motel that u worth to go to see how bad a motel can be. It worths only 10-20 USD per night, but they are charging around 100 USD. I am sure you will regret to be there.
Good place at a reasonable rate
Rooms were average. Place was quiet at night. Check in and out was quick and courteous. Coming in to the hotel off of Highland was an adventure due to the heavy traffic on Highland at all hours. We'd stay there again.