Hollywood Downtowner Motel

Hollywood Downtowner Motel

5601 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Desk
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms

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5601 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Traveler51154704419 wrote a review Mar 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Decent place, certainly for the price, given the location. The place has been there for a while and has some charm. It's also very small. Perhaps 20-25 rooms in all. Several of the rooms on the second floor open on to the same balcony and you can walk between them by that means. Nice if you've got a group. The interiors have been re-done and pur rooms had nice laminated wood floors, a definte plus. Rooms are clean.

Negatives. No housekeeping unless you ask, which is ok, but then they forget even when you ask, which is not ok. There's free parking, a definte plus, but good luck getting in and out of them without scracthing your vehilce. They are extremely tight.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Check that your patio door locks properly. Some don't, in which case you won't want to leave...
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 29 Mar 2023
Hi Traveler51154704419, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so glad to hear from you and to learn that we were able to give you a pleasant, comfortable and convenient experience as a good value for your money. We do apologize for any inconveniences that you experienced due to our parking. We are also forever working to improve upon the guest experience and I hope you will remember our attributes and return to see how we have improved to impress you even more.
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barbarakoch777 wrote a review Mar 2020
Wendlingen am Neckar, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hollywood Downtowner Inn is located on the Hollywood Boulevard which makes it very comfortable to get inside the city. Although we had a rental car there‘s a metro station near the hotel. The Walk of Fame is about 20 walking minutes away. It‘s not too noisy in the motel and the beds are very comfortable. We also enjoyed the free breakfast in the morning a lot - the waffles are delicious!
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Quintin Ellis Jr. wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pretty solid Inn in East Hollywood/Hollywood near lots of shops, food spots and even a popular grocery store and shopping center. Easy to access public transportation as well as a fairly easy in and out of the parking lot.

The rooms are pretty comfortable, nice bathrooms and most things are fairly up to date aside from a few fixtures, lamps, the towels and some of the bedding. It's a work in progress and the progress is improving.

The pool area and patio is wonderful, lush and has room to spread out with a nice layout of the entire downtowner. There's a large map of the area right when you come in next to a covered patio table and round bench seating.

The service is good and the lobby is the nicest area throughout this slice of Hollywood.

This two story motel/hotel isn't the most handicapable accessible but they do their best to accommodate your needs.

Currently not providing breakfast due to the pandemic, but the free wifi is solid.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Housekeeping is a little sporadic and there aren't any do not disturb signs at the moment,...
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Lee W wrote a review Apr 2022
Maidstone, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is generally adequate. There are some plus points, we stayed in room 7 which had a separate kitchenette which was useful and the parking is good. But unfortunately we did have some issues which really let it down;

The room was dirty. We would have a shower, walk out of the bathroom and the soles of your feet would be black by the time you put your socks on.

The bathroom itself really needs an update, the bath was filthy and there is no ventilation so after someone has showered everything was damp and there were four of us in the room.

But my biggest issue was the way they handle your payments.

I booked all hotels on this trip on a ‘pay at check in’ basis as I wanted to use local currency via my prepaid travel Mastercard to avoid non sterling bank charges. And in our 6 other hotels this wasn’t an issue but here they ignored this and took a “pre-authorisation” of the full amount for the 5 nights stay, a week before we arrived (and before the free cancellation date had expired btw) then two days before we arrived they also processed the full payment meaning they took 2x the full amount of the stay, almost $1000. I explained in check in that they shouldn’t have done this but they were advised to by Booking.com. (I didn’t even book through booking.com, I used Agoda who were equally unhelpful)

They said to get the money back I need to to call Booking.com, I spoke to them and they, correctly, told me to go back to the hotel as they held the payment and needed to release it. All in all, it was just a headache I didn’t need whilst on holiday.

The bottom line is they ignore the fact people book on ‘pay at check in’ and take it anyway, which is wrong.

I did incur non sterling transaction fees and the owners response was ‘well, you got this room at a great rate anyway so it evens out’.

I have since had the pre- authorisation payment returned to my account after three weeks but some people may need this money which travelling so please be aware that they do this!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 17 Aug 2022
Hi Lee , Thank you for sharing your experience, and we are sorry we didn't provide the level of service that you've come to expect. We want to sincerely apologize for the negative experience that the room and amenities were not properly and thoroughly cleaned and maintained according to the high standards of our housekeeping and maintenance staff. We assure you to forward this concern to the management for their attention and action. Please give us another chance to serve you better as we promise a more pleasant stay.
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Vanessa B wrote a review Sept 2023
Brisbane, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Airconditioner was very loud and spat water out. No handwash or conditioner provided in the bathroom and there wasn't anywhere to put anything in the bathroom (no bench space or cupboards). The pool seats were hard and uncomfortable. When I checked out was asked if housekeeping chatted to me about stains on the towels which they hadn't. They said I wasn't charged but were letting me know for next time. I asked if it was in regards to some foundation or mascara on the hand towel but reception didn't know. It is totally normal for some make up to end up on facetowels. Never in my 20 years of travelling has any hotel ever brought this up, ever. We didn't have room service during our 5 night stay so how did they know about the towels?
Location is around 45 minutes to walk into Hollywood Walk of Fame past many homeless people which is not a nice walk as we saw multiple people smoking pipes in their tents. I would not walk around at night in this location.
Pros: let us store our luggage before check-in, reception open 24 hours, free filtered water in reception, parking available for $10 a stay in locked section.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take earplugs because the aircon is loud!
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Martha F wrote a review Oct 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They charged us $50 for some makeup on a towel under ‘damages’ and when I asked them to send photos of the towels when washed they didn’t respond. The place was dirty everywhere, the bath was yellow and we got bitten in our sleep. They advertise daily housekeeping on here, we stayed for 6 days and our rooms wasn’t cleaned once, nor was we provided with any clean towels/linen. The neighbourhood is very dangerous, there was rubbish tipped in the street, people on drugs laid out on the pavements and gangs walking around at all hours. Luckily there was a security gate at the front of the hotel… that was broken. Our key card didn’t work on the door the one time it was closed and we had to locate staff to let us in. The rest of the time the gate was propped open leaving it open for anyone to walk in. There was a balcony in our room that we couldn’t use as it had been nailed closed, although it wasn’t sealed so all the noise from the street travelled through. If you’re looking for somewhere cheap to stay, this is not it. Although it is cheap at booking stage they will charge your card upon arrival for a damage security deposit and make up a reason to not refund that deposit. I definitely wish we spent a little bit more on a different property as they’ve scammed us into paying more than we booked it for anyway for a stay in the absolute worst place I’ve ever stepped inside. This is the first bad review I’ve ever left as I wouldn’t want to tarnish the reputation of a place for slight inconveniences, however, dread to think of anyone ever being put in the position that we was at the Hollywood downtowner motel. After our stay we also read their online reviews over several forums, all the recent reviews from the last month seem to have experienced very similar to us.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 5 Oct 2022
Hi Martha F , Thank you for pointing out the issues with housekeeping so that we can work to improve upon this aspect of the guest experience at our hotel. Our housekeeping staff is held to a very high standard and we appreciate that you've informed us of a need to address housekeeping policies and procedures. We are so sorry to hear about your concern with our other guests and that you did not feel safe. You can absolutely rest assured that your voice is important to us and that our staff and management are truly sincere in our promise to make sure our security measures are tight to ensure the safety of our guests. We do understand that many of our guests have different needs and we try to accommodate those needs to the best of our ability. And then if you still have questions regarding billing, please call us at the hotel and we can discuss the matter. We hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
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Roam24166398833 wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the Downtowner , very clean and updated motel that feels like old hollywood, our room looked out onto the pool and hanging flower baskets , the housekeeper did an excellent job and refilled all of the shampoo/conditioner/soap and makeup remover wipes(nice touch) . The staff were very nice and professional . I like the coffee makers and coffee filters in the room but the front desk gentleman said you could also enjoy coffee in the lobby that he said was really good. This was our first time at the Downtowner as we have stayed at another motel closer to the walk of fame but started to feel a little unsafe, The downtowner has a security gate to get into the parking area as well as the front entrance that could only open with a room key so we felt quite safe . Being on Hollywood blvd. there is sirens and sometimes loud music coming from the odd car but a quick stop at the front desk and they gave us some earplugs which really did the trick . I will definitely be returning to this little gem .
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane M wrote a review Mar 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is clean, comfortable and feels very safe. What sets it apart, however, is the kindness and consideration of Kevin the owner. Travelling alone on my first day over from the UK I lost my phone up in the Hollywood Hills. Kevin could not have been more helpful and although it seemed like a lost cause, he insisted on trying to call it for me from his personal cell phone (the new phone system at the motel was not up and running yet). Because of his efforts, his phone number was displayed as a missed call on my phone and someone was able to contact him the next day having found my phone some 30+ miles away! He was so helpful reassuring me, acting as a go between and passing messages on etc. I cannot thank him enough.

The motel is in a great location - walking distance from the walk of fame, Dolby Theatre etc. and is excellent value for money. The beds were super comfy, shower hot with good water pressure and the pool was fantastic (I like the cold - I’m from the North of England!).

Thank you so much Kevin.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, General Manager at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 17 Aug 2022
Hi Mjanen , A big thank you for leaving your five-star rating of our hotel. It is very rewarding to hear your perspective of our hotel and we appreciate that you have acknowledged our efforts to provide a clean, comfortable, and hospitable experience. We will share your comments with our staff, especially Kevin . We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your five-star review, and we can't wait to serve you again!
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HDZ wrote a review Jun 2023
Los Angeles, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For being a smaller motel the customer service gets 10 Stars from my end Kimberly at the front desk is very friendly and very helpful in anything needed for someone staying there and the housekeeping stays on top of everything every time I've stayed there I find my room house keepers Mariela and Miriam make sure the rooms are in superb conditions very clean,smelling good,nothing to complain about always fully stocked with soap and body wash. If there is anything missing Kimberly,Mariela or Miriam attend to it very quickly. I always enjoy my stays there and with customer service like this I wouldn't go anywhere else
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't judge the book by its cover
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Response from Miriam Lopez, Owner at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 21 Jun 2023
Hi Explorer54878340253, Thank you so much for this stellar review! We can't begin to tell you how much we appreciate your 10 stars. :) We're always happy to help and make sure all our guests have everything they need for a nice and comfortable stay. We're very lucky to have Kimberly, Mariela, and Miriam on our team, and we will for sure pass along your kind words about them. They'll be very happy to hear they've made such an impression on you. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review and for the kind words, too. We look forward to welcoming you back! :)
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Jeremiah W wrote a review Jul 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The pool is green. Un swimmable. The floor was very dirty so I told my kids to wipe their feet off on a towel before bed so that we wouldn't stain the bed linens. Then I got a 10$ charge for a stained towel after I left. Yeah, not real happy about that but the staff that checked us in was fantastic. Overall the place was nice and we just used it to sleep, but charging for a towel to save the bed spread seems like I should have just let the bedspread get dirty. I'll go back but with a Swiffer wet jet to avoid this issue.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Miriam Lopez, Owner at Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Responded 7 Aug 2023
Hi, Jeremiah. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and feedback. This is not the level of service and standard we are known for and we sincerely apologize for falling short during your stay. We understand your frustration, and we apologize for the misunderstanding. Charging you for a stained towel caused by our oversight is not in line with our values. Rest assured, we will investigate this matter further and make sure our pool is clean and swimmable at all times, unless closed for maintenance. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we appreciate your kind words about our staff. Thank you.
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Clare Ellams asked a question Feb 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is this motel away from Skidrow ?
Answer from sandra02861
Pawtucket, Rhode Island21 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes, There is a security gate that you have to go through to get into the property, rooms and pool area.
987Amy asked a question Feb 2018
Chippenham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, Will your rooms accomodate 5 people. 2 adults and 3 children ages 14, 12 and 10. Many thanks
Answer from Carlos P
San Antonio, Texas178 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed 4 in the same room, 2 adults, 2 Teens. It was a tight fit but doable
snowball123 asked a question Jan 2018
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom559 contributions10 helpful votes
is there free parking? and is there extra room taxes to be added?
Answer from Angie-kittle
Thatcham276 contributions77 helpful votes
yes free parking and taxes were included when we stayed
Leanne H wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring earbuds or something similar if you struggle with noise. If possible, ask for a room on the second level to avoid the noise above. "
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Journey66539040335 wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a lot of pics and expect some noise as it is a motel in the heart of Hollywood. "
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Kelley B wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms at the front are right on the busy street, so it can be noisy. Housekeeping needs to be requested. "
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24joyce1981 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Rochester50 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms have fridge and microwave and heating and air con"
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craigy_lee wrote a tip Oct 2023
london25 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms at the back are a little quieter as they are away from the road. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ash Cigar Lounge (0.4 km), Corita Art Center (0.5 km), and SkyTechSport, Inc (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panda Express, Pailin Thai Cuisine, and Farmer Boys.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hollywood Downtowner Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (7.9 km), TCL Chinese Theatres (2.7 km), and Hollyhock House (1.6 km).
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