Take a look at the best value hotels in Hollywood.
Converted from apartments, the Hollywood Orchid Suites is a unique find. While its decor is rather plain, the hotel is an affordable, convenient option in tourist-heavy area -- the property is next door to the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex, home to numerous attractions, like Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, as well as a metro station. The rooms lack sophistication, but have a homey appeal and are spacious, with full kitchens. The pool and rooftop garden are the main property features. The hotel's no-party policy and affordable price make this almost-mid-range property a good option for low-key tourists and families on a budget.
Located steps from Hollywood Boulevard, the Magic Castle is a quirky, unpretentious 40-room hotel with simple, spacious rooms, an exhaustive list of free perks (Wi-Fi, breakfast, minibar treats), access to the exclusive Magic Castle club next door, and exceptional service. Overall, it's a terrific value and one of L.A.'s hidden gems.
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.
Due to its location just off Hollywood Boulevard and its plentiful free amenities, the budget USA Hostels Hollywood is one of the most popular hostels in Los Angeles. There are 15 dorm and private rooms with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathrooms. Dorms have lockers with outlets and private rooms offer flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Breakfast is free and set up for guests to make themselves. Other freebies include a shuttle to the beach, tours and activities, towels, and linens. Days Inn Hollywood/Universal Studios is a good option for those who need more space, a private room, and a pool. For those who prefer a hostel experience, it’s worth comparing prices at Hostelling International – Los Angeles/Santa Monica which is just a few minutes’ walk from Santa Monica beach.
The Trylon Hotel is a simple budget hotel in Hollywood, a 15-minute walk from most of the area's main attractions. With an interesting mix of modern and regal (but in our opinion, a bit gaudy) aesthetics, the hotel provides a simple, comfortable place to stay. The rooms are clean and well-decorated, if a little on the small side, and Wi-Fi is free throughout. Parking is available at a gas station across the street, but the hotel lacks amenities such as a pool and free breakfast. The nearby Hotel Hollywood offers free breakfast and has microwaves in rooms.
The 39-room Moment Hotel is an ultra-modern sleek boutique hotel with some high-end amenities at budget prices. Brightly colored with geometric shapes, the property has a distinct urban design. The roof deck lounge and sundeck, private patios, 46-inch flat-screen TVs, Vive bath products, and Keurig coffeemakers are just a few of the extras here. Rooms have custom built wood-veneer furnishings, Caesar Stone Quartz, and stainless steel fixtures. While bathrooms are efficiently designed, they're cramped and too small for bathtubs. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, and has a business center and an orange, white, and gray breakfast room that also serves as a bar and restaurant, and room service. Near the heady nightlife of Sunset Strip, the Moment is probably more suited to leisure and business travelers than families.
The 62-room BLVD Hotel & Suites is a value hotel that sits on popular Highland Ave, within walking distance of the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Hollywood Bowl. Rooms are modern with wood floors, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and large flat-screen TVs, and suites have additional square footage. The on-site Archive Lounge and Cafe serves cocktails and snacks, and the small outdoor pool is a nice perk. Free Wi-Fi runs throughout, and limited on-site parking is available for a fee. Many guests mention the hallway and traffic noise, so while this is a conveniently located property, it's best-suited to younger travelers keen on experiencing the local nightlife.
The Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills is a renovated motel property with 86 contemporary-retro style rooms. This hotel's convenient and ultra-walkable location does its best to challenge the idea that travelers need a car to visit Los Angeles. Within a 15-minute walk, guests can find themselves searching for stars on Hollywood Boulevard, shopping at Hollywood and Highland, listening to live music or sipping cocktails at a nearby venue or bar, dining at area hot spots, or taking in the view of the Hollywood sign. The hotel also has an outdoor pool built inside a private courtyard, as well as parking, and it is attached to the ever-popular, late-night Cafe 101 diner. While the rooms certainly aren't as plush as at the higher category W Hotel, the Best Western Plus offers good value with better facilities than nearby independent motels.
This 160-room hotel within a 10-minute walk of both Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Boulevard is a clean, mid-range option. Rooms are modern if a bit generic, and guests on lower floors may experience some traffic noise at night. Property features include a small outdoor pool, a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a bar with happy hour specials, and a 24-hour snack shop. It's a decent value, aside from its high fee for valet parking – though families may prefer the nearby Magic Castle for its weekend all-ages magic shows, and the Loews Hollywood Hotel has great views and more features often for only slightly higher rates.
Located off a quiet back street amid some of Hollywood's most congested areas, the 33-room Hotel Hollywood began taking reservations in 1927. Since opening its doors, the hotel has had its fair share of famous guests and residents, including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Henry James, and Orson Wells. All the tiny rooms come with memory foam mattresses, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs, and a free breakfast is included in the low rates. This hotel is a deal for tourists looking for an intimate, personalized experience without the bells and whistles of a resort or luxury hotel because -- with no full restaurant, gym, or pool -- there really are none. Owned and operated by an apartment rental service, the hotel also does short-term rentals, so a mix of semi-permanent residents and tourists is likely.
The 62-room Hollywood Historic Hotel has 1920s architectural features that are reminiscent of the black-and-white film era. It is a short drive to the bright lights of Hollywood Boulevard, but guests will find more budget than luxury, especially in the rooms, where guests complain about worn carpeting and furnishings and outdated furniture. Budget-conscious couples and single travelers will likely appreciate the value, though, but there are no on-site features besides a vending machine.
While not much to look at from the outside, the 44-room Hollywood City Inn is a clean, well-kept budget hotel in the heart of Hollywood. The hotel is within walking distance of the Walk of Fame and a short drive from many other attractions. Rooms are simple -- with up-to-date technology -- if a little garish in their color palate; another downside is that noise can carry from room to room. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi, and has patio with a pool. Breakfast is also included in room rates, but it's limited to a small selection served in the cramped reception area.
The 43-room Tilt Hotel Universal / Hollywood is a budget hotel off the 101 highway that’s within a 10-minute drive of several major attractions. The movie-themed rooms are comfortable and modern with coffeemakers, and some have microwaves and mini-fridges (for a fee). Wi-Fi is free and there are laundry facilities on-site, along with free tea and coffee in the lobby. Parking is available on-site for a fee that's significantly less than what guests would pay for public lot access. Breakfast isn't served, and some rooms are a bit dim. This is a decent option for the price, but guests may want to check out Days Inn Hollywood/Universal Studios, which has a brighter feeling and a lovely outdoor pool.
The budget-friendly 72-room Days Inn Hollywood/Universal Studios has a pool and modern rooms equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges. The hotel is within walking distance of Hollywood attractions and nightlife. The hotel draws families, couples, and business travelers on a budget. For more Hollywood luxury, there’s the Loews Hollywood Hotel up the street directly on the Walk of Fame, but at a much higher price point. The Days Inn lacks a fitness center and full restaurant, but does have a pool and free breakfast.
The Americas Best Value Inn - Los Angeles/Hollywood is a small budget motel. While not in the nicest area of Hollywood, it is a short drive to a number of tourist attractions, such as the Kodak Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Staples Center, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops in the vicinity. Rooms are a bit small, but have modern decor, making them a step above most budget accommodations. The motel has a small outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and free Wi-Fi.