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
- 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
“We had an event/symphony at the Dolby. We flew from Florida/Alabama and it was the perfect location. It was close to all the essential places we needed. Drugstores, shops, restaurants, theaters. Perfect!! Both the restaurants downstairs had top notch food and the service was friendly and conscientious. Our water glasses were never empty. Doormen were friendly and took care of our taxi/shuttle service. We had a great time.”
Friendly staff, good service, well-appointed with a great vibe but not snobbish. Good food at the restaurants and a fun pool scene. My room was clean and comfortable; gym was great; and the wifi worked well. Definite thumbs up.
A friend recommended the Hollywood Roosevelt. So when I planned a trip to LA to see an old friend of mine, I decided to book 2 nights at this hotel. I booked the private cabana room which was great as it gave me easy access to the pool area. There was movie night on Tuesday and I was able to watch the big screen from my room which was nice. I loved the Hollywood Roosevelt. It’s a beautiful hotel and you really feel like you are in Hollywood. The room is great and spacious with a comfy bed. There are over 3 different restaurants. The menus great with a wide selection. Room service was particularly good. It usually is a disappointment at all hotels I have stayed at, but not the Hollywood Roosevelt. It’s also 24 hour room service. I ordered late night room service and breakfast in my room one day. Both were great and on time. The pool is really nice and overall the staff are wonderful and helpful. I would recommend staying here if you are in the LA area. The location is good too.
What an absolutely beautiful hotel, our room was sheer luxury with a mini bar to die for lol, I would certainly recommend anyone visiting Los Angeles to stay here, you won’t be disappointed.
The Hotel is steeped in history at every turn and just so beautiful you couldn’t help but love it. All staff were very polite, full of helpful information regarding the hotel and things to do during your stay.
The room was extremely comfortable. We had a cabana balcony room. The Mini bar was stocked!!! This was just a relaxing 24 hour trip. We flew in early in the day for a concert that night. We took advantage of the early check in , and spent the day at the pool sipping Gin and Tonics, and the bar special " dazed and confused". The grilled cheese with Goat cheese, muenster, and pepper jack is not to be missed. In the morning we ate at the restaurant with the Diner feel ( 25 degrees?), and spent the rest of the morning at the pool, prior to having to leave for our flight. We decided that the next time we head to southern California, it will be just to stay at the hotel and relax... It was that good :0)