Hooray for Hollywood: Our Stay at the Hollywood Orchid Suites
Last fall Gary and I spent 3 nights at the Hollywood Orchid Suites, a hotel located in the heart of Hollywood. If you’re into all the touristy things Hollywood has to offer, the location is pretty much amazing. The hotel is at the end of what was essentially a dead-end street, with an easy entrance way to Hollywood & Highland and to Hollywood Boulevard. We hit the ground running as soon as we got there, and we were just amazed that we were in the middle of the action in a 2-minute walk.
We had room 203, a deluxe suite with 1 king bed and sofa bed. The room was next to the breakfast area and overlooked the pool. We had a nice big living room/kitchen area with full sized appliances. The hallway led you to the bathroom and bedroom. I was happy that the bedroom was not near the door since you can hear a lot of hallway noise at most hotels. (However, a few times I could hear music coming from the building next door while I was in the bedroom.)
Once, when I left my key hanging out of the front door, a staff member rang our doorbell to give it back to me. Wait, they have doorbells? I heard it used to be a former apartment building, so that makes sense.
On their website they say, “We cater to families and tourists, many who are international. We have a strict no party policy prohibiting outside visitors after 9 p.m. and restricting bookings for group events and parties including pre-wedding bachelor or bachelorette parties and local residents.” Like I said, except for the music next door (which wasn’t too bad, honestly), it was relatively quiet. Oh, there was one thing. Because our room was literally right next to the breakfast room, there were some guests who sat at tables directly outside our door and we could hear them talking from inside our room. This was not a big deal for us either.
Gary got in the pool and enjoyed it. Even though it was heated, it was still too cold for me (I’m a wimp though) and I didn’t go in. We also ventured up to see the rooftop deck, but there was really no view to speak of. We didn’t have a car with us so we didn’t use the underground parking garage, but it’s there.
Breakfast was continental, so your typical muffins, bagels, cereal, and yogurt. There is also a computer in that room for use if you need one.
This hotel is walking distance to the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, the El Capitan Theatre, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Hollywood Museum, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood wax museum. A lot of touristy restaurants are here too, such as the Hard Rock Café and Mel’s Drive-In. A few blocks away is an In-N-Out Burger. The metro station is super close by as well.
We stayed from October 14-17, 2016. We paid $461.86 for those 3 nights with the deal we got. If we choose to stay in this part of Los Angeles next time we go, I wouldn’t hesitate for us to stay here again.