Hollywood Celebrity Hotel
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Hey! Chris here! Jet-lag sort-of cured. Sort-of not. Me and Lucy had a rather restless night thanks to snory-pants in the next bed! Nasal strips suck! We have a noisy air conditioner in our room thankfully, and one more method to try tonight! Otherwise me and Lucy will never sleep! :-/
So we woke up at around half 7ish, went for breakfast …
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Hello, This is Lucy reporting from Hollywood LA!
Our report of the first day does come a day late, but as you read on you will realise why.
So Chris and I met Rich at the airport to start our adventure. We made it through security and went on the search for breakfast.... we found the Bridge cafe and were …
... again a really clear day for the flight and the view over the mountains was staggering. The previous day a lone gunman, with a semi-automatic weapon had targeted Los Angeles airport and killed one member of security staff and injuring others. I had been advised to check the news about this yesterday on a ski lift when discussing my itinerary with a local. It had caused a large degree of disruption yesterday but today felt largely like business as usual (apart from all the media ...
... and guests were amazing after a hour and a half wait in a standing line. We saw Chris Hemsworth (Home and Away actor that made it in the big smoke, his brother is associated with Miley Cyrus) Kristen Schaal (baby talking comedian) and Sheryl Crow! Right now, we're relaxing at the hotel after quite a few full on days! Universal Studios tomorrow as well as a hotel change close to Disney land for our last few days in LA before heading north. Love and miss you all! ...
... Boedhist who explained the history of Boeddha (Japanees temple)
* we took the metro to go the Hollywood Highland - Walk Of Fame/Hollywood Highland Center
* drive through Sunset Boulevard - sightseeing the villa's
weather : fantastic
song of the day : California Dreamin' by The Mama's & The Papa's
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hollywood Celebrity Hotel Los Angeles
We made a booking over the phone and was offered the suite for alittle more money. Room seemed decent on first impression, but the problems started to surface when we were about to settle in for the night. We were lounging around when after a while we noticed the soles of my niece's feet were black. Then we noticed ours were too. The carpet was filthy and we had to resort to putting the bed covers on the floor and walking around in our shoes. The bathtub was clogged and we were pressured to take our showers in a hurry so that the water doesn't overflow. A previous reviewer was right about the air conditioning as well, it was rather noisy. In the end, we had to request for a room change, a smaller room with no more problems and no discounts.
Great price, perfect location, friendly staff
I went to Hollywood for a conference at the Renaissance Hotel and they wanted about $225 per night. Luckily I found the Celebrity Hotel nearby, just half a block away, and paid less than half of what the Renaissance Hotel wanted. For about $85, I had a really nice room with free parking, free Internet access and free breakfast. The staff were really nice and helpful. Despite what you have read in the previous testimonials about this place, there is absolutely nothing negative that I can say. The place is completely renovated, the decor is pretty cool and classic. I thought the murals in the room were very unique. I will definitely come back and stay there with my family. I have also started recommending the hotel to my friends for next year's conference.
Great hotel, friendly staff, room is more than expected, vey homey atmosphere
It was a great place to stay, staff are very friendly & very enthusiastic. The rooms are spacious, clean, relaxing, elegant. Has gym and steam rooms. Accessible to almost everywhere. Will definitely come back and recommend to families and friend.
I was very pleased with my stay at this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is just right. My wife and I walked to the Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Strip in just a couple of minutes and we were right behind the Hollywood and Highland mall. The location is perfect if you want to be close to everything in Hollywood.
This hotel has been recently spruced up in a very big way, and it is gorgeous.
If I had read the reviews before hand.....
This place was so bad, I was anxious to get to my next hotel that cost twice as much and happy to pay out that much. My room was dark and dirty, I had to close the blinds one by one, because the twister didn't work. My bathtub had a gapping hole in the soap dish. Two of the three lights in the room did not work. My sheets also had holes in them. I had to get up in the middle of the night to turn off the AC because it was making such an awful noise I thougt it was going to explode. The small refrigerator froze my bottle of water. Granted they are in the process of renovations, but that doesn not mean the rooms should be neglected from proper cleaning and simple repairs, fit for human use. I don't think the room was worth $75.00, maybe half that, just because of its location.
I rely on this site for helpfull information on hotels that I've never stayed at before. So when I planed a trip back to LA I checked here 1st and saw some not so great reviews of the Celebrity hotel.
This hotel is horrible, me and my friend had reserved a room there october 2003, we didn`t even stay because it was too disgusting. The room was NOT clean at all, our toilet was broken, the blinds would not close. We asked for a change of room, we were given a disgusting room with pubic hair in the bed, and dirt in the toilet. Instead we have stayed at the Best Western on Highland street, 2 minutes from there, excellent choice for just a litlle more money.
Let's start with the good - located steps away from Hollywood and Highland complex and Graumann's Chinese Theater, and free parking. The rest was a nightmare. I am not kidding when I say the accomodations looked like someone just moved out of an apartment (after a wild party) and the management never cleaned it up. We had a suite which apparently used to be a 1 bedroom apartment. The shower had mold and an ant colony in it. There was still hair and food from previous guests throughout the place. My husband killed a cockroach in the living room. Smoke detector (circa 1970) was hanging off the wall. The air conditioner filter was so coated with sludge that we didn't turn it on and it was falling out of the wall with a one inch gap open to the outside. The bedroom lamp shades and all furniture were stained and smelled terrible. The walls looked like drinks had been thrown on them. There is no excuse for filthy things that can be easily cleaned with soap and water! Even the phone was a mess. Every drawer had something spilled in it and the window had about a half inch of dust built up on the bottom edge. The sheets appeared clean, but they had holes in them. I took lots of digital photos to send to the management company. In 20 years of travel I have never been so disgusted. I don't mind older 'boutique' hotels and I expect some wear and tear, but this was beyond anything I've ever seen.
I stayed at the Hollywood Celebrity with my 13 year old son for six days at the end of July 2003. On the plus side, the hotel staff were helpful and friendly throughout the stay and the room was clean. On the negative side the fixtures were showing signs of their age (for example the air conditioner was not the quietest I have ever heard) and the parking is not sufficient when the hotel is full. Overall, from what I saw of the area, the hotel is probably as good as you will get for the price within walking distance of Hollywood Blvd. A note of caution though. We stayed there after a week in Anaheim, mainly because my son wanted to stay near where the movies are made. I personally would not recommend that anyone with children stays in this area. Maybe we were just unlucky, but it was impossible to go out on an evening without running into an assortment of beggers (some quite aggressive) and other "charactors" (the guide books description)!