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“Great price and great location, very helpful service - but very noisy”

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Hollywood Orchid Suites
Ranked #3 of 351 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Newport, Oregon
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“Great price and great location, very helpful service - but very noisy”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Literally right behind the Kodak -- what the picture doesn't show is that the huge 5 story wall of the Kodak is what you see when you are out on your patio! The room walls seemed thin -- and the floors too! You could hear everything above and beside you, and the noise level went on into the night. That being said: I liked the Hollywood Orchid. It was quaint and you can't beat the price for location, free parking, free internet, free breakfast. The rooms are big and it is great to have a kitchen if you plan to stay for a few days. Many good restaurants are within walking distance. I've stayed at the Magic Castle a block away in the past, which is quieter and has more character, and I like it better ... but they are now about $50 a night more than Hollywood Orchid.

Room Tip: Ask for 3rd floor which means you won't have noise above you.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and the location was awesome! The room was had was massive with a separate kitchen/dining room, large patio area and living space. Staff are really friendly and helpful, heaps of advice to give. Free parking if you hire a car, right near the subway/bus stops. Be right in the action without having all the noise! Awesome stay, wish we were there for longer!

Room Tip: Again we were away from the hotel pool on the ground floor which was probably best as we avoided all...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

This place was an absolutely great find!!

The staff are just wonderful, the lady at front desk is so lovely and the breakfast lady was one of the nicest people we have met on our trip.

The location is what makes this the best. 30 second walk from hotel to Hollywood Boulevard through shopping plaza. And the Plaza is the best spot in LA to see the Hollywood Sign.

Rooms are a little old but we got upgraded and had a huge 2 bedroom suite, with kitchen, dining, and bathroom for the 2 of us.

Free wireless internet and secure underground parking as well.

Will go back there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe P
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Pros - Right behind Walk of fame, free internet, free breakfast and free parking.
1 station away from Universal Studio, you could save the $ by taking the train.
Breakfast is simple but they have a very helpful and friendly tea lady :)

Cons - You could probably hear your neighbours upstairs opening the balcony door/cupboard. I was given level 1 room and probably a little noisy in the morning but if you are those who wake up early then is ok.
During my stay in early feb, I could smell the paint smell in my room :(
The heater is kinda noisy, therefore, I off it during the night but the room turns cold no choice I have to turn on again however, the heater do not seems to be that strong.
Just a little rundown but room is big with kitchen if you are not too messy abt the condition.

If you plan to drive out to elsewhere and not stay most of ur time in the Hollywood area probably you can consider another hotel unless you really spend most of your time in Hollywood.

Overall if you are looking for hollywood location, free breakfast/Internet/Parking this is the hotel. Price reasonable.

Take note they charge for local calls...

Room Tip: Probably do not ask for a level 1 room at the end of the corner
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank 10Lynn
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OrchidSuites_Manager, Manager at Hollywood Orchid Suites, responded to this review, 15 February 2012
Dear Mr. and Mrs. 10Lynn,

Thank you for your review of the Hollywood Orchid Suites and for choosing us for your stay while visiting Hollywood.

We apologize for the paint smell in your room and sincerely hope that if you asked for another room that the front desk was able to accommodate you. It is important to us that you and all of our guests enjoy your stay with us and as we continue to upgrade and renovate we are doing all that we can to minimize the inconvenience to our guests.

In addition, you willl be happy to hear that all of the heaters in the Executive Suites and Junior Rooms have been replaced, although hopefully we will not be needing heat for much longer here in L.A.

Last of all, one of the things that make us such a great value in a great location are the amenities that we offer at no extra charge such as parking in a secure garage, high speed wireless internet, a computer and printer for guest use, continental breakfast and FREE local calls in the 323 area code. Any call that you make from the room in which you do not use a 1 before the number should have been free and we will be happy to refund that amount to you if you were charged. Please contact me with your name and date of stay and I will be happy to investigate it for you. I looked over our log and did not see where anyone had been charged for a local call and so it would be very helpful to us to discover and resolve any issue to the contrary.

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed your stay in Hollywood and that you'll come back to visit us soon.

Warm regards,

Sandra Hausaman, Manager
manager@orchidsuites.com
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Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

This hotel is located in an excellent location just some steps from the walk of fame and Kodak Theatre, you also have a shopping mall just next to the hotel, but you have to walk and find a hidden path to get into the shopping mall, once you are there you will have an extremely nice view of the hills with the Hollywood sign.
The hotel has big rooms with kitchenette, big bathroom, very good service and friendly staff, they also have breakfast, just milk, bread and fruits, but its a good option. A very good advise is to rent a car, because LA attractions are very far one from the other. I would stay there again with my family.
In addition Hollywood Orchid Suites is a very good option, highly recommendable and with an excellent location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Checked onto hotel yesterday. Big room has two seperate bedrooms. The hotel ispretty old, looks like converted old apartment building.Rooms are outdated but clean. Has kitchen with fridge, stove, micro coffee maker.
the floors are thin and listened all noght the the sounds of people walking around in the rooms above me. This morning awoke to the sounds of ammer drillsing in the parking garage. Working on the plumbing is what I understand.
The parking garage is low clearance, only 6'4" so if you have an SUV, check the height before you book.
The hotel is convienient to the mall, starbucks, several resturaunts, California Pizza Kitchen and my favorite, The Grill. Never had a bad meal there.

Staff is nice.

Room Tip: probably better to stay on top floor. I was on level two and it was loud from the footsteps alnight...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank mitch s
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OrchidSuites_Manager, Manager at Hollywood Orchid Suites, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Dear Mtich S.

Thank you for choosing the Hollywood Orchid Suites while visiting the Los Angeles area.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we upgrade our plumbing to new copper pipes. While we realize it is an inconvenience, we are doing all that we can to minimize any impact to our guests -- such as limiting the hours that contractors can work (10 AM - 5PM) -- as we continue to improve the hotel.

As you mentioned, the hotel is not new and the rooms are somewhat dated. However, we are making improvements daily and hope that when you stay with us again that you will see some of them. For instance, we just built an outdoor patio area for extra seating at breakfast; replaced the bedroom windows in most of the rooms for greater soundproofing and aesthetics; and are replacing the vinyl flooring with tile, etc.

I will be happy to discuss any of your or any of our guest's concerns regarding these improvements.

Have a great weekend!

Warm regards,
Sandra Hausaman, Manager
manager@orchidsuties.com
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

we stayed here for 3 night wish we were there more. the location is great right behind kodak theater and a lovely little shopping center but in a kind of cul de sac street, so nice and quite. We go in before check in time but staff had our room ready and a lovely lady checked us in think she was called mia? The rooms were such a surprise they were more like a flat massive bed big wardrobe nice bathroom and a big kitchen. the hotel is super clean when they make your room up they really go at it you can even smell how clean it is ( if that makes sense ). the staff were all very helpful with directions taxis trips etc. Also we didnt use the pool but our friends did and they said it was lovely and warm and very clean!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hollywood Orchid Suites
Address: 1753 Orchid Ave, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-4302
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood , Central L.A
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#6 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#19 Best Value Hotel in Los Angeles
#42 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollywood Orchid Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hollywood Orchid Suites owes its success to a superior location and a commitment to security, friendly service and value. We are next door to the Hollywood & Highland Center which includes TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre), the Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards), the Loew's Hotel Hollywood, the METRO station, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Walk of Fame, movie theaters, restaurants, clubs, bowling lanes and shopping. We are within close walking distance to the Hollywood Bowl, the Roosevelt Hotel, The Magic Castle and Yamashiro. Universal Studios and Pantages Theatre at Hollywood & Vine is just one subway stop away. Most of our rooms have fully equipped kitchens and a dining area. We offer a complimentary, light continental breakfast, free WIFI and free local calls. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours; check in is at 3 p.M. And check out at noon. ... more   less 
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