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Economy Inn Hollywood
Ranked #200 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
Plymouth
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“Ideal for a stay on a budget.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

I spent 2 nights here last week. It's a cheap motel, well located on Sunset. The Walk of Fame stuff is 2 miles up the road and a bus runs from over the road, costs $1.50 each way. Really easy to get to the Griffith Observatory too, 10 mins in a car.
The room was clean, tidy, had air con, wifi and a TV, all you need from a cheap base in a city like this. The people in reception were very helpful to me, they helped me find my way around and advised on where to go and how.
Wouldn't walk around after midnight here but is a perfectly safe place to stay.

Room Tip: I stayed in 105 on the ground floor which was fine. Clean and could park right outside it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

During a late night peruse around Los Angeles, my boyfriend and I were desparte to find a hotel or inn to stay at to spend the night because our flight would be leaving the next day. After calling various hotels that kept saying they were all full, I finally called the Economy Inn. This lady spoke to me and said they had rooms available and that it would cost $75. I was ecstatic at finding a place for that price and so I asked her again if she had room and she said 'Yes.' So my boyfriend and I drove there, about 8 miles, and arrived and then parked. We got to the front desk and it had a bell so we rang it and waited. About a minute later we rang again and waited. 30 seconds later we rang it repeatedly for several seconds. We then called them again and told them we were at the front desk and the speaker said, "We can't rent out rooms right now."

So our 'stay' at the Economy Inn because nonexistant and not only that but we wasted our time and gas coming here because they neglected to let us know that we can't rent out rooms. Also, there was no one at the front desk the entire time so whoever was working must have had the phone forwarded to their own personal phone. Extremely disappointed.

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel at all possible cost.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is a good location in the city but it's proximity to a heavily trafficked road, a really dreadful apartment complex next door and neutral staff left me wondering why I chose this place. It was affordable! There were some other motels in the area that looked better but I didn't check them out.

PROS
Good location - Thai town
Lots of stores and restaurants nearby
Off-street free parking - a real necessity these days in LA
Big screen TV
Heater functioned

CONS
Room could be a bit cleaner
No remote control
Front door not properly sealed = lots of traffic noise
Room a bit cramped
No blanket on the bed or closet
Lots of street people out front

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed there for 3 nights in July. The hotel is perfectly fine, exactly what we expected it for the price. Classic American motel. No fuss, some sketchy things but all and all pretty good. Our card did not work, we went back 4 times to the front desk, they came right away to try to fix it, it didn't work but they were very nice and helpful and the following day the door was fixed. We felt safe, and were very close to everything. BUT, if you don't have a car, it's a bit of a walk to everything. With a car, it's perfect. There are tons of other similar motels on Sunset boulevard that are closer to the Walk of Fame and you wouldn't have to walk as much. All in all, no major bad things to say. You get what you pay for, and it's perfectly fine.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank 2bfreeand2travel
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

This Inn is accessible to public transport about 7-10 minutes walked from Hollywood/Western Metro Train Station it is also near to convenient store and fast food restaurant. We stayed in this Inn for 3 days the price was reasonable, size of our room and bathroom was good, we have a clean room, free Wi-fi, Cable TV, the pillow and bed was soft and comfortable to sleep in. One down side is the air conditioning was a bit noisy but we manage to sleep as were very tired if you’re a light sleeper it will be difficult just bring your ear plugs. To reach this Inn from LAX Airport look for the shuttle bus G, which offers a free connection to the Aviation/ Metro Green line Train Station then get off at Imperial/Wilmington Station then transfer to blue line and get off at 7th street/ Metro Centre then transfer to Red line and get off at Hollywood/Western.Get a day pass worth $5 this is good till 3 am the next day and less expensive while the one way pass/base fare $1.25 is only good for one line only. It is also accessible to Universal Studio no need to rent a car just get off at Universal City then cross the street then you will see a bill board of universal studio then there’s a free shuttle bus waiting that will take you to Universal Studio.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Economy Inn Hollywood
Address: 5308 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #200 of 349 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Economy Inn Hollywood 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean and Comfortable rooms at Affordable Prices...The Economy Inn Hollywood features an excellent central location to complement the recent renovations, which have totally updated the traditional California motel style architecture. Gaze at the world famous Hollywood sign and enjoy the many amenities of this exciting facility. All 19 rooms of this tourist class property have been refurbished making it the perfect choice for vacationing families or busy business travelers. . All rooms are comfortable; fully air conditioned, feature color television with remote, direct dial telephone, and spacious writing desk. A wonderful and affordable choice with great access to all that southern California has to offer. ... more   less 
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