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Hollywood Inn Express South
Ranked #261 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
drcdc1968
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Had very large room but NO EXTRAS. No clock, lamps, wall pictures, coffee pot, towel bars, some drawers were nailed shut, toilet was broken (they eventually fixed), hot water not reliable, parking was a problem. Towels were paper thin & we never were given enough for the 4 of us. Bkft. was a juice-like product, corn flakes & donuts (day old?) Desk staff was cordial. No chairs at the small pool. Weeds growing in the flower pots. Motel was centrally located to the tourist spots we visited, but wouldn't stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

I'm not realy in the habit of leaving bad reviews but I just couldn't help myself with this hotel. We stayed for 2 nights at the end of June 11. Hotel looks good from the outside and the staff seemed friendly enough. We are two women and were asked 'so why only one bed?', bit cheeky if you ask me. We replied that it was the cheapest option on the website we booked through and were told they could give us a twin room for no additional cost. It was terrible. We are not fussy, we only wanted somewhere in a good location that was clean, but the celing in the bathroom had big chunks of paint peeling off, the room had not been vaccumed and my friend found a hair (we are both blonde and it was dark) on her pillow, in addition to this the mattress of my bed was sagging below the bed frame.
The next morning we had a phone call at 7:45am from reception saying that we needed to chage rooms as we were given the room in error. After arguing for a few seconds we realised it couldn't be any worse than the room we had already been put in so agreed to move to another room which was much more comfortable. What was annoying though it that rather than the staff apologising and explaining that the room should not have been offered to us, we were told we had to move rooms without apology or explanation.

Apart from this though the staff were friendly, although we did hear other people complainig (without an apology being offered) and they let us leave our suitcases in the hotel for the rest of the day after checking out. After eating muffins for brekfast for 2.5 weeks beforehand the doughnuts and cornflakes were a welcome suprise. Also the no 14 bus stops at the bottom of the strett which can take you to the tube/ metro station and then that can take you to hollywood, universal studios, and union station etc.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2011

When i arrived the room smelled of mold. I gave the hotel the benefit of the doubt and assumed it hadnt been occupied in a while. The next morning when I was showering I discovered the root of the mold stench: MOLD GROWING ALONG THE ENTIRE BATHROOM CEILING AND DOWN THE WALLS!!! I immediately brought this to the attention of the desk clerk as I am highly allergic to black mold. He offered me medical assistance (which is grossly unnecessary), asked what he could do to make it right, and when i suggested he refund a portion of my bill he got very rude with me. NEVER AGAIN! Great location, but black mold can kill people!!! Photos have been taken, and the health dept will be contacted! Also, the "high speed internet" is a JOKE and pool had much trash at bottom and was unskimmed for what looked like days!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Nice Hotel. The room was clean. Have the metro only 15-20 min walking. The staff was always very nice and helpful. Just have a poor breakfast.
Excelent price!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

The staff was rude the room was dirty, the beds were hard as if I was sleeping on a rock, the pool was dirty and I paid for a night and only stayed 4 hours in this room. I would not recommend this room for anyone with children. I even had to pay for ice....... terrible motel would not recommend it to anyone....not worth the money We stayed at motel 6 in inglewood and it was better then this motel by a land slide.........what a waste of 80.00

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

They tried to get us to pay (for a planned 4 night stay) before we even saw the room (we didn't). They asked everyone in our party for identification, also before seeing the room. Very odd. Something strange was definitely going on. When we went to see the room, everything was dingy, and dark. There was only one overhead light which was very dim. No lamps or other lighting. In the darkness the room appeared dirty, and the carpet was definitely stained. We got out of there as quickly as possible, and ended up staying in 3 other hotels for our four nights. I can't imagine anyone thinking this place was OK to stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

We stayed at the hotel in May. We ware looking for the cheap hotel close to Hollywood and comparing 4 or 5 hotels around the area this came the best for the price .The rooms ware big, the bathroom was clean, and the bedroom floor was not perfect but acceptable. The stuff at the desk was very nice as we have a problem with a delivery. They allowed us to use the telephone for free as we needed to call FedEx to sort out the problem. We choose a quiet room with a city view and were really nice in the evenings. The location is good if you have a car .The hotel offers a free parking. The breakfast is basic, donuts and coffee, serial and milk, juice.Has small swimming pool we did not use.
It is good for a short stay .I just could advice the management to put some more effort into cleaning the rooms and the whole place.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hollywood Inn Express South
Address: 141 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5302
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #261 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollywood Inn Express South 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This downtown Los Angeles motel is near all the attractions and activities that make this place such a fun destination. We are minutes away from Hollywood famous attractions, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Sign and more. Hollywood Inn Express South is located one mile within downtown Los Angeles & Los Angeles Convention Center, This Downtown Los Angeles motel is the perfect family-friendly place for your Los Angeles vacation. ... more   less 
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