I went on a Californian adventure in November and visited many different places but this little hotel was by far my favourite out the lot! Ok so when we arrived in LA we had a rental car and this hotel does not charge to park. There are limited spaces outside the hotel but they have a basement parking area that had more spaces and we always managed to get one. Just make sure if you park below you have someone out to spot your roof as some area dip down low and may not be suitable for a larger vehicle. When we arrived we got checked in and our room was on the upper floor. I was very happy with our room. The bed was massive and so comfortable. The room was very spacious and had big comfortable seats with feet rests to chill out on. The TV was great and had loads and loads of channels to watch on it. There was also a fridge in the room which came in handy for storing water etc. there was a massive cupboard big enough to keep the cases out the way and clothes. A sink area with a big mirror outside the bathroom. The bathroom was very clean and although the bath looked tiny it was actually such a great little bath to use. Across the road from the hotel was this amazing little Mexican food stall. The staff were lovely and the food was amazing! There was also a large shop where you could get drinks and snacks. There was a launderette across the road as well which I actually used as I was running out of clothes. It was not expensive at all and nice to sit in and the music was brilliant! Hollywood Blvd is a 5 minute walk up the way and very easy to get to. Sunset Blvd was just a couple of minutes down the way as well. You could get access to a main train line on Hollywood Blvd as well to go to different places so the hotel was in a perfect location. The staff were always really friendly as well and although there was no safe in the room there were safety deposit boxes at reception that you were given a key for and access to when required. For driving to Anaheim for Ice Hockey and Disneyland you are a 5 minute drive to the freeway as well. And when we arrived in LA it didn't take long to locate the hotel either. I am going back to LA in 2018 and will be booking back up at this hotel. Stayed November 2016, traveled with friends
This place was definitely an experience I'll remember. If you're ever lucky enough to check this place out, you're in for a treat! When you first pull up to the Magic Castle, the valet greets you and you wait in line to enter. I went on a Saturday with my wife and our brothers and sisters. The place opened at 5PM and we got there a little after that. I would recommend getting there on time or even earlier as it did get busy even though they just opened up. When we finally got in, there was a lobby and a really small gift shop. We paid for admittance and then said the magic words "open sesame" to enter. Our dinner wasn't til 6PM so we got drinks at the bar. They had a lounge with some parlor magic tricks going on but it got full. That's why I would recommend going as early as you can to get the most out of this place. DINNER: Dinner was surprisingly better than what I expected after reading the reviews on here. We got the truffle fries for appetizers. It was okay. Not the greatest. I ordered a 14oz steak. I can't remember the name but it was pretty delicious. The dinner was pretty pricey, but since this was a rare occasion I guess it was worth it. We were celebrating my birthday as well so they offered champagne or a slice of cheesecake to me. I got the cheesecake and it was pretty good and a nice addition to the meal. The service was really good and the food was better than expected. Because we ate dinner here, we got a ticket to the 8:30PM magic show. Since it was a busy weekend, at least we were guaranteed a seat. After dinner, we walked around to go see some of the different areas and shows. Because it was so busy and packed, the wait times were really long and you needed to be in line way in advance before the show even started. This was the only thing I didn't like was the wait and being so crowded. I thought it was a more exclusive place but it didn't seem like it from the inside. We got to watch a few magic shows and up close magic tricks. The shows were really good and an experience I'll never forget. If you ever get the chance to be invited here, make sure to come and experience this for yourself!
My friend and I were staying at the Downtown LA Sheraton as part of a large group participating in the Inaugural LA Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon. We arrived at the hotel at about 1:30 pm, hoping for an early check-in, but more importantly hoping to arrange a late check-out the next day, as we were in the "back of the pack" and likely would not make it back before the 12 noon check-out. The first person we encountered at the front desk was polite and tried to help get us a 1pm checkout; however because our room was not ready yet, she could not make the change on the computer and suggested we come back at 3 and try again. The next person we encountered was, in a word, horrid. She explained, rather rudely, that all hotels have a standard 3pm check in and 12 pm check out. Um, really? And then she had the nerve to tell us "Well, your room isn't ready anyway, so you'll have to come back later." So it's OK for us to have our check-in delayed, but we couldn't check out late? Go figure. Furious but determined to make the best of our race weekend, my friend and I headed out to find a late lunch. Upon returning to the desk, we encountered yet another staff member at the desk - Gustave - and explained our situation again. At first he was concerned that there were no double rooms available - a pity because our accommodation arrangements had been made months in advance. At that point we were about to completely loose it, but Gustave saved the day. He made sure that we had the best accommodations available and granted our late checkout request, allowing us to completely enjoy our race day getaway. Our room was comfortable and clean, the beds slept well, and though short, we had a good overnight stay. I'd honestly have to say that while the hotel website boasts of a recent remodel, the room wasn't as nice as other hotels I've visited. However, because of the exemplary service we received, I had to throw in another star for good measure. Thank you Gustave for a wonderful stay!
I chose the Quality Inn because of it's location. I wanted something close to the Catalina Jazz Club and Hollywood Walk of Fame. While there were other accommodations in that same general area I decided on the Quality Inn after reading many reviews. I arrived in Hollywood a little earlier than expected and the staff was nice enough to let me check in early. The room was large, clean and equipped with a tv, coffee maker, refrigerator and internet capabilities. I did not use any of these other than the fridge for some bottled water. There was also a spacious closet with an iron and ironing board. They provided shampoo, soap and lotion as well. I was thrilled to see they also had a hairdryer in the room. Unfortunately that always is not the case in some hotels. For their guests they also provide a free continental breakfast. However I had already made breakfast plans so I did not use this service. There was an ample amount of towels and the shower was wonderful. The bed was fantastic. Not too firm or soft but just right. It was actually more comfortable than my bed at home. The room was located on the first floor facing the courtyard but near the street. It was very quiet and I was not bothered by any noise. The Inn is located on North LaBrea and within a few blocks away from the Walk of Fame and the Catalina club. There is basically anything you could ever want or need in that area. There were at least three mini strip malls within a block or so away from the hotel in addition to many eateries, a 711, a Rite Aid etc... The location is awesome. You are also very close to public transportation whether it be a bus or metro train. The manager was friendly and very helpful. Checking in and out was a breeze. I will definitely be staying there again and highly recommend it to other travelers.
I stayed at this Quality Inn for 1 night. Wednesday, April 1st 2015. I stopped by early afternoon to park my rental car and visit the Hollywood and Highland area. It really is not that far away by walking. And when the traffic is as heavy as it was, walking there is probably quicker. I arrived and did not notice the driveway at the front door off of La Brea. So I went around the corner on Lanewood Ave and parked in a spot that ended up facing my hotel room door. Check in was fast and I had my room key in no time. The room key doubles as the swipe card for the underground parking entrance gate. Located on Lanewood Ave. The underground parking area can be a bit tight if you had a larger vehicle. I had a small rental car and it was very manageable. My room was clean, spacious and comfortable. I had a king bed that was very comfortable and the pillow was above average for my comfort. The shower was clean and worked well. And the bathroom sink and counter area was clean. The tv worked fine. Wifi worked fine too. The room had a microwave and mini fridge. The traffic noise could be a bit bothersome to some, but I managed quite well wearing ear plugs. I felt secure enough in my room after seeing the locked gates and doors around the facility. I was quite comfortable. I did not use the pool or take advantage of the breakfast. The price I paid was very fair. If the price was right again on a future visit, I would certainly stay here again.
This hotel is about a ten-minute walk to Grauman's Chinese Theatre and to the Red line Metro which is veryconvenient. We arrived at Los Angeles Airport and took the FlyAway bus to Union Station. After touring the Downtown area-- El Pueblo, Little Tokyo, the Bradbury Building, the Walt Disney Concert Hall-we walked to the Red Line Metro station "Civic Center" and took it to the station "Hollywood/Highland," which is very near the hotel. Please note that it is a good idea to buy a Metro TAP card at Union Station. We bought a 7-day unlimited one ($21.00) You can also pay exact change ($1.50,but you usually need 2 buses and there are no free transfers).The train, however, does not take you to many other tourist sites. Instead we used buses which are again conveniently located a half-block from this hotel. Although sometimes we had to wait a little longer than we would have liked for a Los Angeles bus, we were able to go pretty much everywhere. See the Los Angeles Metro website for directions. In fact, we found it preferable to being stuck in traffic and looking for parking. Upon leaving Los Angeles for San Diego, we rented a car from Avis to which we took the Red Line and Purple line. Again this location turned out to be convenient.
Great basic hotel! Nothing fancy but we weren't needing much. The room was clean, bed was comfy and shower was hot. Location was excellent for walking - to 2 blocks to Hollywood Blvd, 1 block to Sunset. There are plenty of places to eat in walking distance also. The taco truck across the street from the hotel on LaBrea was awesome!!! We felt very safe walking everywhere in the area with our children, although we were not out at night. The underground parking garage was a worry-free place to keep our rental car. It is tight parking though, not for big vehicles or SUV's, I recommend renting a small or mid-size car. We enjoyed the free breakfast every morning, cereal, waffles, boiled eggs, toast, yogurt, coffee, danishes. It was set up nicely and well stocked every day. The pool was very small and wasn't the cleanest but it was too cold in March for us to swim so we didn't use it. Hotel is older, could use an update but was very safe and clean! We would definitely stay here again!!
I spent 3 nights here mid November with my son. The hotel is easy to find and conveniently located about a 10 minute walk from the main attractions on Hollywood Blvd. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were most fortunate that we were able to check into our room early. This was a great relief and much appreciated after the 15hr flight from AUS. The hotel and rooms are clean and tidy, the beds comfortable and facilities adequate. I concur with other review which state the decor is a little dated but I don't see this as a deal breaker. You don't travel 15000 km to sit in your hotel room all day. The pool deck paint scheme is however 'interesting'. The breakfast on offer is more than adequate to get your day started I've also stayed in the nearby Hollywood Orchid Suites albeit in a self contained room. I would not hesitate to recommend the Quality Inn to any traveler looking for comfortable accommodation conveniently located near the walk of fame and surrounds.
My partner & I stayed here in May for the first 2 nights of our 4 week holiday to the states. When we arrived, the hotel was undergoing reno's so the outside of the building was very gray and looked nothing like the photos. The reception area was small and the guy who checked us in said that if we waited around for 30 mins, our room would be ready. Our room was clean and comfortable. There was an extra basin just outside the bathroom door, so that was handy. The pool had lots of leaves in it and needed a good clean. The breakfast was great, had everything you needed. The room is small and the cutlery, plates & cups are all plastic so you can go back to your room or sit at the tables around the pool. The location is great if you want to explore Hollywood Blvd, this hotel is a 10 min walk from the Walk of Fame. There's a great Thai restaurant not too far from the hotel as well as iHop, Denny's ect. I would stay here again as it's well priced for the location.
My cousin and I stayed here for a week. Its location was great, a short walk to Hollywood Blvd, bus stop. The room itself was not bad. Our view was of a concrete wall and an iron gate! The beds were very comfortable. Booked tours for us at the front desk and also called cab for airport ($65 plus tip). The desk clerk will want you to book with LA City Tours and not what you really want like Starlines. We had to drag our heavy suitcases up 4 steps to the first floor and the men standing around didn't even offer to help us. We had a problem finding places to eat dinner close by. We ended up going back to Hollywood Blvd most days. There was a Starbucks on the corner, which was great. An IHOP and In and Out Burgers are around the corner, Burger King on the corner. The price of this hotel was very good compared to the others and the other hotels were far away from everything or right in the middle of it.