We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Perfect place for a short stay and very close to the subway!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Coral Sands Motel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Coral Sands Motel
Ranked #67 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
Belem, PA
Level Contributor
65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a short stay and very close to the subway!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

I liked staying at this motel because the ratings are great considering that you have a grocery store, ATM machine and a Starbucks just ten steps away and that you only have to cross the street to get the subway! Very well located and for an outsider, it didn´t seem as a dangerous place to be at night. Located in Hollywood/Western, it is some blocks away from Madame Tussaud´s Museum and the Chinese Theater - you can walk there (30 minutes away) or take the subway (two stations away). I liked staying there - it is not fancy but then you are not paying hundreds of dollars per day (it costed me US$ 69 per day).

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Ana M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

896 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    206
    428
    198
    42
    22
See reviews for
140
438
81
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (87)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed here for one night only, so it was ok. The place is outdated, but our room was clean. The location is great for Hollywood. Either you can walk or take a bus to the Walk of Fame or Hollywood & Highland Center. Also there is a nice supermakert and Starbucks nearby.
However, if I were to stay longer, I would have chosen a better hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank MarciaMMJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montana
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I would not stay here again nor recommend it to anyone, except maybe college kids. The front desk area was dirty and dated. The rooms seemed clean but were in rough shape. When checking reviews on Trip Advisor they all seemed pretty good so we gambled…and lost. Then I realized they were mostly non U.S. reviewers. I have traveled abroad and the standards for hotels are different depending on where you go, so to some this would be fine. Most of the other guests seemed to be from other countries and younger in age. A group of guys from what sounded like a Russia were rowdy in the courtyard till late.
The room had ants crawling all over the bathroom walls. The shower would not stop running. I have posted pictures of the room conditions. The door was a mess. The bed was hard and cheap. The furniture was newer but I would have rather seen them spend the money on repairs than new furniture. Give the furniture a coat of paint and fix the room. The other photos people submitted make it seem in better shape than it is. The whole building needs serious TLC and cleaning. Many of the plants in the pots in the central area were dead or on their last legs. Definitely much more like a youth hotel than a nice hotel. The rooms have refrigerators. There was a Starbucks and a Ralphs next door so that was convenient. The Metro stop is just down the street, and Osco Drug is ½ a block away.
If they would put a little money and a lot of elbow grease into the place it could be a nice place.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank wanderer_not_lost
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

First off I must say that this being a motel means that comparing it to a hotel would do it a disservice. So it is difficult to expect hotel level amenities or standards of service.

We stayed here for two nights from 7-9 August. The place has a great location at Hollywood/Western and is literally a few steps away from the Metro Red Line station at the junction. In addition there are a number of stores nearby, Starbucks, Ralphs and Jamba Juice being a few of them. Staff were friendly and generally helpful with our requests to store baggage after checking out.

Rooms were decent, although there was a musty smell that was consistently in the air, and for our group of four the room was a bit cramped. We didn't use the pool or jacuzzi, but during our time there we did notice other guests using the facilities.

The central and convenient location of the motel was really a plus point, and made our short stay in LA more bearable.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank timothyseanfang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's a fairly cheap and clean hotel right by the Metro Line. The hotel is right by Griffith park but it's about a 30 minute walk or 10 minute train ride from the walk of fame. The hotel staff are very friendly and the pool is clean and refreshing. However the area is a little sketchy in the early morning and at night. Didn't encounter any problems but there were a lot of junkies wandering around.

Room Tip: All the rooms in the hotel seemed decent. However there is no elevator! So if you have heavy bags or...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Allison C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Palmer, Alaska
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

The motel is very old and has that musty smell although its not overwhelming. Other than that the rooms are clean. From start to end of the 4 days we were there the customer service was excellent. The price is right.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank psteine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

As a mother and daughter travelling we both thought this was a great hotel, not flash but everything we needed, We were upgraded from a double room to a suite without any cost.
It was a great location and Brian at the desk gave us any info or maps we needed when we told him each day where we wanted to go, couldn't have done it without him. Stayed 6 nights and would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank raineymac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Los Angeles hotels
Hollywood
Hollywood City Inn
Hollywood City Inn
#110 of 349 in Los Angeles
3.5 of 5 bubbles 660 reviews
Hollywood
The Dixie Hollywood
The Dixie Hollywood
#128 of 349 in Los Angeles
3.0 of 5 bubbles 614 reviews
Hollywood
Travelodge Hollywood-Vermont/Sunset
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Harbor
Rodeway Inn & Suites Pacific Coast Highway
Hollywood
Dunes Inn - Sunset
Dunes Inn - Sunset
#99 of 349 in Los Angeles
3.5 of 5 bubbles 486 reviews
Hollywood
Economy Inn Hollywood
Economy Inn Hollywood
#200 of 349 in Los Angeles
3.0 of 5 bubbles 56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Coral Sands Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Coral Sands Motel

Property: Coral Sands Motel
Address: 1730 North Western Ave., Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Coral Sands Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gay resort hotel. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Coral Sands Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Coral Sands Hotel Los Angeles
Coral Sands Los Angeles

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing