The Hollywood Roosevelt
What We Love
- Celebrity spotting, along with great people watching in the common areas
- Easy to stroll on Hollywood Boulevard and check out other nightlife, but there are enough bars on-site to keep you fully hydrated
- The 24-hour burger bar on the ground floor is perfect for late night eats
- Pets are permitted for a $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee per week (Note: Pets are not permitted in Cabana Rooms)
What To Know
- The Roosevelt has a reputation as a party hotel for a reason. It can be noisy, especially on the weekends and especially in the Cabana Rooms (children 20 and under are not permitted in this room type)
- Getting into the hip bars on the property isn’t guaranteed just because you’re a guest
- This area tends to be really congested — especially during the evening rush hour
- This being a tourist destination, parking is expensive, even for guests
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This iconic property on Hollywood Boulevard opened in 1927 and hosted the first Academy Awards show, back in 1929. While many of the historic features remain, including the gurgling lobby fountain, Spanish-style steps (where Shirley Temple learned to tap dance), wrought iron chandeliers and hand-stenciled ceilings, the renovated 299-room property is now a center of California cool, establishing a new level of glamour — and debauchery — in Tinseltown.
Bed & Bath
The guestrooms are surprisingly quiet given the scene below, with chocolate-brown accent walls, pillowy beds topped with 400-thread-count Sferra linens and vintage photos of celebs. The credenza is lined with top-shelf booze and mixers that beg for the party to continue. The coolest feature may be the live video feed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of the hotel. Bathrooms are compact but have magnifying mirrors (the better to beautify yourself with) and C.O. Bigelow products.
The Hollywood Roosevelt has so many restaurants and bars that you may feel as if all of L.A. is inside (and it sometimes is). The historic Public Kitchen & Bar updated the once clubby steakhouse with lofty interiors, butcher block tables and 1960s library chairs but retained the côte de boeuf with bone marrow for two. You can get one of the city’s best burgers any hour of the day at 25 Degrees. Or you can get the party started over small bites and cocktails at the Tropicana Pool Bar, whose cabana rooms, fireplaces and daybeds wrap around the famed David Hockney pool. You can keep sipping there or try out the farm-to-glass cocktails at the Library Bar, or check out the raucous (and hard to get into) is the subterranean Teddy’s nightclub. But we prefer the clubby Spare Room, with its vintage board games and two-lane bowling alley.
How to Get There
My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Got to see the fun of Hollywood blvd just walking out the main door. Enjoyed the pool area too. Staff was great, very pleasant and enthusiastic to help.
The only negative is that someone on our non smoking floor didn’t follow the rules and that’s all we could smell for our stay. The desk said they would have moved us, but we didn’t think to ask. We spent most of our visit touring all day anyway.
Would stay there again.
We stayed in the Hollywood Roosevelt for 3 nights in June and enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The front desk staff were really hit and miss- some were super friendly and helpful and some were quite blunt and short with you. Our room was very small and although this is common in big US cities, I was disappointed given the price we had paid. The pool area is lovely and the staff were extremley attentive. Location is great as you are right in the heart of Hollywood Boulevard and Ubers are able to drive right into the hotel for pick up/drop off.
Nice location and a young and pretty hip vibe for the party crowd. Less a place for families unless you are very open minded to cannabis or need to show your kids a different world.
The solid smelll of Joints being smoked by the pool while the kids are playing is a bit over the top. Maybe they should limit drug intake to certain times or areas just a little bit even though its pretty rock'n'roll - or maybe just consider promoting more smell free drugs like heroine.????
Closing down more than half the pool for the whole day of July 4th without announcing it to the guests was really terrible for us as a family and made us leave early from the hotel. We even asked the staff on the 3rd if there wood be problems getting a sun chair on the 4th and they did not mention the private party.
Rooms are somewhat outdated but stylish and air conditioning noisy as having Def Leppard giving a concert in the room.
When we checked out early due to the pool closure we received both excuses and got out of our next night booking for free. No cancellation fee and a free valet parking.
The staff at the reception were nice and very understanding without being able to do much about their the decision made by hotel management.
All in all. If you are ready to party and smoke some weed - go there. If you are a family with kids you should probably go somewhere else.