It somewhat pains me to write this review, as the staff was incredibly friendly and the hotel itself definitely had it's charm. My girlfriend and I had been traveling for over a week in SoCAL and had stayed in 4 star resorts and spas, so it was time to tighten up the budget for the last part of the sojourn. HHH had a nightly rate of around 100 dollars and free parking(A rarity in LA), so alas 3 nights were booked. My initial impression was not great. The area surrounding the hotel is not the greatest in LA, but far from the worst. Primarily Hispanic speaking, relatively clean and safe, with a great laundromat close by. A few ambulance noises but otherwise quiet. Let's break things down
Nice, Attentive Staff
1920's style elevator
view of the Hollywood sign from our room
10 minutes away from just about every major Hollywood/LA point, 20 minutes from Santa Monica/Venice
Visible, Effective AC
Free Parking! Seriously
No HD BOX. Yet another in a seemingly endless list of hotels that invests in a High Definition TV, but does not invest in HD BOXES(And I presume HDMI Cables), thus rendering the HDTV irrelevant.
No Ice anywhere in the hotel, no laundry services provided, no restaurant in the hotel, one vending machine with an incredibly limited selection
No way to purchase Pay Per View movies.
The bed was awful. I cringe at the thought of sleeping there again.
The bathroom is tiny, difficult to maneuver and most criminal of all, DOES NOT HAVE A SHOWER CURTAIN. A minor inconvenience, you say? Go to your bathroom, tear it down, take a shower, and revisit this posting...
All in all, I suppose this is a nice hotel and it is practical if you intend on staying in LA for a night or two and have seen the city before. If you plan on staying in the area for longer and/or it is your first LA adventure, do yourself a favor and shell out the extra cash or jeopardize your credit for a nicer, more luxurious place in West Hollywood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms are private and fully equipped with private Bathrooms. In room Refrigerators, Plasma TV, DirecTV Premium Cable Channels, Coffee Makers with complimentary Coffee, Daily Housekeeping, 24 Hour Security, Private Paid Parking available, 24 Hour Video Surveillance, 24 Hour Front desk. ... more less
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