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Hollywood Downtowner Inn
Ranked #161 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 reviews
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“Not like the photos”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

We are on a budget, the photos of the room looks nice and reasonably priced. Totally disappointed, at first we were given a smelly room on ground floor next to dirty pool, the manager was nice to give us an another room up stairs, the bathroom has been nicely renovated, but still has an old broken door, the bedroom still in middle of renovation with holes and patches need to be painted. The neighbourhood a bit shady with adult shop and bottle shop nearby. The car park at the back was poorly lit with several characters hanging around, we did not feel safe. The location is not near the attractions as it claims to be. We arrived late, no choice but to stay for one night and look for alternative the next day.

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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We wanted to do a few "tourist things" on a budget here in hollywood, so we started with the hotels. Most were $200 and up. The Best Western on Sunset Blvd was spectacular from the outside (we drove by and oohed and aahhed) and wished we had spent the extra on it. The Downtowner is just 6-10 blocks from stuff ... but it is definitely 6-10 blocks in the wrong direction. We had to view three rooms before we found one that was acceptable. Stains, terribly dirty paint, etc... and smells. The first room smelled like body odor - bad. My wife was shuttering. They let us stay in a room that was obviously an appartment.... had a kitchen and nice closet, and was painted. The front desk lady was super friendly, though, and made it work for us. This is definitely a low end motel (from the 50's) and only for the adventurous and young.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

The only positives I can say about the hotel is that the staff are friendly and the bedding was clean. Everything else about the room was old, shabby and in need of replacing. The room was in need of a good clean as the carpet was filthy. The location, although close to tourist attractions is in a pretty unwelcoming area.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

EVERY YEAR OR ANY YEAR that i go to Los ANGELES....THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE FOR ME TO STAY..my stay at this place was fabulous...the owner of the place Mr. Bharat Mulji is a gem of a person...he took so good care of us that we could not feel that this place is new to us....Me and my friend stayed there in May 2012 and had a rocking time... our room was fabulous with the possible amenities and comforts...they say it is a budget hotel but that is true only in terms of money..rest everything is class apart...the free breakfast in the morning is a most important feature..its amazing..i would recommend all to be there once...Bharat Bhai.. YOU ROCK...

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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hwdinn, General Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Inn, responded to this review, 9 December 2012
In gratitude for your wonderful review! We hope to see you here again soon.
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I thoroughly recommend staying at this motel. We got a really good rate and were given a room on the 2nd floor with access to a balcony overlooking Hollywood Boulevard, that was a bonus to us as it enabled some good people watching whilst having a coffee. The rooms were comfortable and clean and a good breakfast selection is provided and the staff were friendly. When we were there you had to go a couple of doors down to an old shop for breakfast which was no problem at all. I love the area and don't find it confronting or shady, I mean it IS Hollywood Blvd so it's not really for the faint hearted, but I would definitely stay here again, it's my favourite Hollywood motel. It's walking distance to the subway, there's lots of buses and lots of great cheap restaurants in the area, it's also close to the freeway. It's an interesting walk (checking out the celebrity hand prints) down to Grauman's theatre and other attractions. I love the old stone facade of the place, looks like something out of the '50's. There is a great second hand clothes shop directly over the road with some great bargains to be had. Great value for money.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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hwdinn, Front Office Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Inn, responded to this review, 24 January 2013
Your thoughtful review was appreciated. We appreciate your support of our business.
We welcome the opportunity to serve you again soon.
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Property: Hollywood Downtowner Inn
Address: 5601 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6809
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Hollywood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #161 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price range (per night): $165 - $212
Hotel Class:2 star — Hollywood Downtowner Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hollywood Downtowner Inn is truly the "Chev Vous at the Walkway of the Stars" located minutes from Universal, Paramount, Nickelodeon and Gower studios, Kodak, Mann's Chinese, Egyption, Arclight, El Capitan, Greek, Pantages Theaters. Griffith park with in walking and a great hike to the observatory. Rooms featuring king or two double beds and some efficiency suites as well. Pool and hot breakfast each morning before you get on the various tours that can be arrranged to all attractions and star homes. There is complimentary parking, WiFi, HBO/Cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer, iron with board and in-room coffee in all rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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