Last fall we decided not to go to Florida for vacation (blasphemy!). Instead we flew to California and had an amazing time. We traipsed all over Hollywood, witnessed a star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, saw where the rich and famous lived, ate at In-N-Out Burger, visited cemeteries, and of course, for two die-hard Disney parks fans, we went to our mecca, Disneyland.
One thing that wasn’t on our list, but was near our hotel so it was a what the heck let’s do it, was visit Madame Tussauds Hollywood, aka the wax museum. A Madame Tussauds has recently opened in Orlando so I assumed we would go there eventually. But since we were staying at the Hollywood Orchid Suites, which was a few minutes’ walk away, and the museum I had originally wanted to go to was already closed, Madame Tussauds became plan B.
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.)