Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Decor dedicated to the Golden Age of Hollywood
The hotel is mellow and relatively quiet traffic-wise with an old Hollywood glamour vibe. The lobby is bright and sleek, done up in white and retro-style furnishings and accents. Resembling a small apartment building from the outside, the Hollywood Celebrity is more of a launching pad to touring than a place to hang out -- there isn't even a bar. The only option when you're hungry and don't want to go out are a few vending machines in a lounge area with cafe-style tables. But it's a well-run hotel with friendly staff, drawing a sizeable amount of international tourists.
Ideal for tourists, as the property is close to sights like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theatre
This property on Orchid Avenue is on a dead-end street, keeping traffic to a minimum, and is within walking distance of many of the tourist draws in Hollywood, including the Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theatre. It's a few minutes walk to the famous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland as well. From there, you can easily pick up buses going to attractions that are farther afield, like the Griffith Observatory. The area around the hotel itself is safe, with similar venues and restaurants nearby.
Clean and chic in understated vintage style, with larger spaces offering full kitchens
All rooms are non-smoking and feature HDTVs, with a bonus of HBO. Larger spaces come with full kitchens, with mini-fridges on hand otherwise. There’s a retro-glam theme to the decor, with photos of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood stars, black and white checkerboard tile in the bathroom, and minimalist-chic furnishings. The overall vibe is understated vintage, with some rooms offering incredible views of the "HOLLYWOOD" sign. Guests who are elderly or not fully mobile need to request a room on the noisier main level, as there are no elevators or wheelchair ramps.
Limited amenities, but aligns with price; an attentive staff provides sightseeing tips
This a two-star hotel. A well-reviewed one, but two stars nonetheless. That means no restaurant, no bar, no pool, a basic workout room, and limited amenities in guest rooms. And unless you have a room on the main floor, you're trudging up stairs. But if your expectations are in check, you will likely leave happy. A complimentary breakfast -- toast, waffles, cereal -- is offered. The attentive staff will arrange for a shuttle to the airport at a reasonable flat rate, also giving touring and dining tips and helping you up those stairs with your luggage.
The Hollywood Celebrity Hotel in Los Angeles is an excellent choice for tourists who want a clean, attractive place to sleep in a highly convenient location. This isn't a destination unto itself by any stretch as there’s no pool, bar, or restaurant. But for guests who plan to be out from morning until night and just want an affordable room, it's hard to go wrong here. There are no elevators, so guests with mobility issues who don't want a room on the main floor may want to consider other options, such as Hollywood Orchid Suites, a similar property on the same street.
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