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All reviews kodak theatre chinese theatre great location quiet street dressing area universal studios tea and coffee no elevator minute walk free parking small kitchen continental breakfast small hotel stayed here for nights dining table the ground floor would definitely stay here again
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

We only had a brief stay at the Celebrity Hotel as our stay in LA was brief but we selected it on the basis of other travellers’ reviews on this website. The hotel is a LONG way away from the airport and an expensive taxi ride away, but it is in an extremely good location in Hollywood and that is one of the main reasons to stay there. It is literally a few steps away from a comprehensive shopping centre and the Hollywood Walk of Stars. It is also very close to an underground Metro station and 1 stop away from Universal Studios by Metro.

The rooms are quite large and certainly comfortable, but a little on the tired side and could do with a bit of a refresh. Each room does have air conditioning. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the hotel also offered breakfast in the price, and the bagels with condiments were a great start to the day shared in the downstairs lobby or outside on the terrace. The hotel has free internet service also located in the lobby.

The staff at the hotel are exceptionally helpful and friendly. We planned and organised all our activities with them directly and they even had a taxi waiting for us for our transfer to the airport when we had quite a tight schedule. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel and the tired rooms are not that big of a deal!

Date of stay: October 2008
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1  Thank Ollie06
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Reviewed 26 November 2008

We had two stays at this hotel during our time in California.

What a location!

It is in a quiet 1930's Art Deco street yet on the other side of the same block there is bustling Hollywood Boulevard. It is literally 5 minutes walk from The Chinese Theatre, The Kodak Theatre and The Magic Castle.

The staff are fantastic and are always ready to provide help and advice if needed.

Free internet was welcome as was the buffet breakfast (croissants, bagels,muffins,coffee and juice). The rooms are a comfortable size and are very good value when you consider the location.

We would certainly stay there again when we are next in Hollywood.

Alan & Valerie - Surrey, UK.

Date of stay: October 2008
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2  Thank AlanandValerie
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Reviewed 21 November 2008

We look thru all reviews regarding Hollywood Celebrity hotel before we booked one night stay at there. When we reached the hotel, there was no convenient passageway to drag our medium size luggage up to the reception and room(2nd level) but the hotel staff did offer to help.
Hotel location to Chinese and Kodak threatre is great, 5 mins to reach but car parking is a problem.
They have a small parking area behind the hotel and it's really too narrow and troublesome, car jam when you try to drive out early in the morning.
Room and bathroom are acceptable if you don't mind old and not too much privacy you can have.
Breakfast;a little small area- placing all the bread and coffee/tea maker.

Date of stay: October 2008
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1  Thank linda76CA_Fullerton
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Reviewed 23 October 2008

Everyone we asked about LA said 'don't bother staying long' and they were right. If you can't help but swing by on a roadtrip, this place is fine. Room was large, comfortable and clean but not modern or luxury. Some very light traffic noise outside but nothing that would disturb a normal suburbian visitor! The room had a round dining table as well as a sofa, coffee table and fridge.

Breakfast was a OJ, coffee urn and bagels / croissants in the hall, but this suited us as we had an early start.

Parking was free - a big plus considering the rates of parking at most hotels. Cars are packed in but the hotel will hang onto the keys of the blocking cars and move them for you - it won't be a problem. West Hollywood was a good spot, we drove in from Grand Canyon (9 hours in total) and had to journey across the city for about 1.5 hours.

From here we were planning to get the subway to Universal but were given good advice to drive it - despite our reluctance this was the best, quickest and cheapest option. 10 minutes later and $10 parking, we were there. Very easy. You are 2 mins from a small shopping mall where you can get some great diner style food or Japanese, cocktails etc and see the hollywood sign (which wasn't lit up at night surprisingly). Also just 5 minutes walk to Hollywood Boulevard.

This was our 3rd stop for 2 nights, in a 2-week road-trip, covering the following places & hotels:

Las Vegas - Bellagio
Grand Canyon - Yavapai Lodge
LA - Hotel Celebrity
Monterey - Spindrift Inn
San Fran - Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf (don't) and Executive Hotel Vintage Court
Yosemite - Sunset Inn (Groveland)

All were booked largely following Trip Advisor reviews & the TimeOut Guide, to give us a mixture of 'spoiling ourselves' hotels with the primary focus being the best location for the part of town we were visiting (although we had a hire car). We are well-travelled 30ish Londoners who like the finer things in life but very happy to get stuck-into rustic! We were happy to swing between paying $150 and $300 a night. If this sounds like your kind of profile then by all means see my other reviews of these places here!

Date of stay: September 2008
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2  Thank katiegolightly
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Reviewed 20 October 2008

A good, well priced option. The rooms were nothing sophisticated but were comfortable and a decent size. The location was good, just a couple of minutes walk away from Hollywood Boulevard and the Chinese Theatre. We joked that cutting through the passageway that joined the Highland shopping centre to the road the hotel was on was like walking through a portal to another world, as the hustle and bustle gave way to peace and quiet.

Ok, so it’s slightly dated. So what? It was clean enough and it’s not a boutique hotel. I’m sure one day it will be refurbished and the prices will shoot up. I’d rather have the décor as it is, and the price stay as is too.

There was a nice patio area at the front of the hotel where you can have you breakfast, and we also used it to sit and chat in the evening a couple of times. The car park is tiny but is free, the staff were helpful, internet access was free. Breakfast was good, quite simple (bagels, cereal, juice) but plentiful and tasty. I’d definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: August 2008
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1  Thank thesubtleknife
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