This is a difficult review for me. After 20 hours of travelling and standing in queues I was tired and not in the mood for problems. I had asked for a quiet room with a fridge some 12 months or so when i had booked the place. On arrival i found the receptionist difficult and rather stern and snappy. No smiles, no welcome just "Sign this" and "Give me your I.D and Credit card". Then we ended up with a room at the front of the hotel overlooking one of the busiest roads in America - Sunset Boulevard and without a fridge (I am diabetic and needed a fridge and had written to the hotel requesting such some 4 weeks beforehand). I got nowhere with the evening reception man and he told me to see the receptionist the next morning about a fridge which i did and eventually got .
The Motel looks rather tired and dated painted in a 70s colour scheme of burnt orange, red and white but they were repainting it as we came away. The stair wells were grubby and the doors to the rooms were all marked and scuffed. Parking was tight but adequate.
Once in the room I found it to be very clean and reasonably comfortable. Great TV, good hot shower, comfortable beds and clean bedding. The sink was old and cracked and the bath plug mechanism didnt work so unable to have a bath but made do with showers.
The bottom line is that this Motel is in a great location for Hollywood and not apparently frequented by the many drop outs and hobbo's that you see dossing outside of a lot of the other motels on the strip. The room was clean, there was somewhere to park free, most facilities were good and the breakfast in the Motel reception was busy of a morning but adequate.
The reception staff seem to have a "can't do that" attitude and frankly need a personality transplant. What is the point of asking for special requests on their website if they are not going to provide them? However the rest was OK and I would use the place again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Hollywood, California, the newly remodeled Saharan Hotel is an oasis of hospitality on world-famous Sunset Boulevard. Our friendly, boutique-style hotel delivers a special blend of contemporary flare with vintage Hollywood service. Whether sightseeing or working, the Saharan is an intimate, comfortable lodging that will make you feel like a Hollywood star! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saharan Motor Los Angeles
- Hotel Saharan Motor