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comfortable room no swimming pool
The room had a Nice firm bed with a large tv and cable. The plumbing fixtures seemed to be new and nice quality and plenty of hot water. The room was clean and it had a mini fridge and microwave. The manager was nice and very attentive, great location The room had a slight musty smell like a smoker had been in there,room was a little small and the bathroom fan and a/c unit were a little noisy. The Door had old style key locks not self locking and with no saftey chain or bar and didn't self close.
It was brightly lit when we got back at night. It had continental breakfast (good hot chocolate). Workers were friendly and about at night. It still had room keys - actual keys, not the card type. There was a window between the front desk and guests (similar to a bank teller window).
The owners are really friendly and the rooms were clean and cool. For the price of this place, I felt like I scored big time. Great value, great room, great experience. 10/10 would stay here again.
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Staff was friendly and accommodating, room was clean and bathroom was better than expected. Easy to walk to Koreatown from motel. Bed was like a slab of concrete and pillows were fluffy but squished down into paper thin pillows with no support.
Best hotel for the money in LA, period. Can't say enough good things about it. We stay in LA a lot and good, inexpensive hotels are hard to find. Staff is super friendly and the room was well kept. This place is a definiately stay again hotel.
The Friendship Motor Inn surpassed our expectations. It was extremely clean. The Manager was great, and extremely intentional with his services. He called to ask if we wanted breakfast before closing. The area was quiet. Great Mattress. Would Recommend!!. If I had one complaint it was their super hard soap.
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The walls are very thin, you can hear everything going on in the room next door..
there's a great vibe about this hotel. and the best part is, if you find yourself in hollywood and not sure where to go, you can pretty much party in the lobby! also, mini bar items are super cool and fun. not enough space to hang clothes! the mini bar location is cool but not practical.
I liked the location. It's very central to Hollywood and West Hollywood. This hotel is very noisy. The rooms are very spartan, and this is not a hotel for people not there to party into the wee hours.
upon arrival the front desk staff was a bit testy with me and made me wait past 4pm for my room after i had been on the road and on planes for eay too long. i got cut off by a gentleman when i tried to talk in a stern voice i got name and reservation? not even a hi, how are you doing today? location for price isn't too great anymore, elevator was out one night, no one really asks if you need anything, maids don't speak english but at least they smile. not worth what i paid. ridiculously overpriced. i asked about restaurants and all they wanted me to do was order from their room service. had problems getting on internet in room.stayed there yrs. ago, quality of service has gone down. when i arrived no one even asked if i needed help with bags.
The design of the hotel and the rooms was extremely appealing. The staff was nice and helpful
The location was very central. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The floors need updating. They made very loud creaking sounds. It seemed like the guests above us were going to fall thru the ceiling onto our bed. Guests in a nearby room partied on their deck at sunrise and were very loud.
Great service, fun times, great parties and very comfortable and clean.
Great location Bed was squeaky but in sure that could have been fixed
Location and pool area. Comfort, price, room condition, a dog park right next to the hotel that bothered like hell!
Fantastic staff - very friendly especially at the bar and by the pool - very very pleased with the overall experience and will defintley be staying there next time I am in LA
A little weird
Love the showers! The only lounging chair was a beanbag which isn't ideal
Very helpful reception staff. Extremely reasonable for the centre of LA. Not in the best part of Sunset Boulevard, although it's fairly close (20 minutes walk) to the main tourist attractions. Breakfast is served in the lobby with nowhere to sit.
Great location, the staff has been real friendly and helpful and the rooms are good.
room was clean, basic, staff was OK but not informative. street noise at all hours of the day
The Sahara is in an excellent location, offered many amenities and represented great value for money.
It was a very fine hotel for a few days of travel. The first room we were given had fresh stains on the mattress. When we called down, we were accused of "touching stuff." But were then given a nicer room, despite the absence of an apology.
Staff was very friendly. Location is good.
The location was convenient to where I needed to go for the time I was there. There was nothing in the room to tell me about wifi, and I just never bothered to ask at the desk. Parking is very tight, but free. The motel is in a bad part of town. Several cars of homeless people camping out on the side street below my window. Lots of street noise and in the morning a s-load of trash strew about on the sidewalk. I just kept my shutters closed so I did not have to see. Rooms need new furniture, light fixtures and paint. Really looks run down. Pool area surrounded by bright orange fencing makes it appear to be a construction zone. Worth less than $100 a night for sure.
I liked location and generally it is cute hotel to stay. I would like the toilet and bath facilities to be cleaner. Some hair were found there when we arrived. Not so nice. Breakfast was good. But may be some variations in meal would be great.
Room was comfortable and clean, people were nice and helpful. Location was good if someone wants to to see Hollywood. The bathroom was rather tiny and the AC noisy
Rooms and facilities were clean and well-kept. The pool at the center of the hotel looked inviting. Front desk staff was incredibly unfriendly (but that's just one person). The location of the room on a very busy and loud street was unfortunate - no sleep without earplugs, and you had to crank up the volume on the TV all the way just to hear over the street noise. I assume the rooms on the other side of the building are not as loud.
Very central to get to places of interest ie Hollywood Boulevard A bit of traffic noise as the hotel is on a busy road
Staff very friendly and helpful. Great location a block from hollywood blvd and the underground station. Very spacious room with nice floors, tv etc. Towels chlorine smell rathwr than fresh detergent
in the first room we found little bugs in the beds after the 1st night. Could change room, 2nd one was okay but our confidence was gone. Old room was given to tourists the same day. When did they put some chemicals to kill the insects???
The excellent proximity to Hollywood tourist sites and very close to metro train station. Friendliness and help of staff.
Very friendly/professional staff. Quiet location. Room was clean. Great working AC unit. Free breakfast. 5 minutes from Hollywood Blvd. I always choose to stay here when I visit LA. Highly recommend! No iron/ironing board in room. Not enough parking spaces. That's about it.
large room, cozy beds, sofa also! internet connection was too bad
This motel offers a good ratio value / price. Very well located (not far from Hollywood main points of interest). Free parking for our car. Excellent croissants for breakfast.
I liked the location and the friendliness of the staff. The room and the bathroom were outdated, but it wasn't a real problem, everything worked fine.
The service are excellence. Mr Paco is the most helpful. Na
We are a family and really enjoyed our stay at the HCI. The staff was everytime helpful and friendly. The location is close to all attraction of Hollywood. What my wife liked most, was the arrangement of roses around the pool, a small oasis. we were totally satisfied and would come back to stay there.
Good location, with free parking.
Location, next to Hollywood boulevard. Roses round the pool. Facility. The description of the hotel in booking was false. There are no facilities, that were mentioned in the description. There are no any plate, fork, pot or anything of the kind to cook, only plastic glasses, though there is a microwave oven.
Very helpful staff and great location. Quick access to Universal Studio, Hollywood walk of fame, Koda and Chinese theatre, and just 5 mi from LA downtown. Also, free parking is a bonus.
Nothing Everything was just horrible the rooms were dirty the blankets had holes the towels were dirty also so was the bathroom not enough soap or shampoo breakfast was nasty .. really bad experience for me and my family!!
The room was large and well set up for comfort. The desk staff was courteous and helpful. My room (106) was next to the microwave, so people were talking and beeping outside my door at all hours of the night. The door to the room was not hung well, so there were large gaps for critters to enter at their will and that kept the room chilly. The light over the sofa was nonfunctioning for our entire four-night stay, even when I asked for a new light bulb. The free breakfast, although appreciated, was a scant offering, and could have been extended until 10:00; at 8:30 there was never any milk left, so our only options were doughnuts and juice. People in the parking lot were obnoxious, honking for the other guests and playing music so loudly that the room actually vibrated.
I liked the option for 3 beds in one room. The room was kinda funky. Soso with cleanliness. The bathroom looked like someone had a fight in there and broke the toilet and tp holder.
Good parking place,convient location
I loved the price of the hotel room! My girlfriend and I split the room for a concert we were attending in la, and the location/price was perfect! Loved the parking situation, so convenient :) The room was not furnished (shampoo, towels, etc.) and seemed a wee bit on the dingy side. but other than that it was great!
The location is a nice central location to several sights in the area. The price is inviting. Arrived at 3pm and despite the 4pm checkin time we were allowed to check in. Most discouraging thing was the bed was rock hard. I was simply using the hotel for sleeping and showering. We spent a lot of time out seeing sights. The shower was very short and had low water pressure. It took along time to get warm water. The shower curtain was bent and it would continually slide open while showering. We never ate at the breakfast. There was one type of cereal and donuts available.
only the location I will neither stay there again nor recomend this place to anyone
It was nice and peaceful!
easy to access public transportation, comfort stay
Th hotel was fine... nothing fancy for the quoted 89.00 a night but not for an extra 30.00 was not worth it we could have paid 10.00 more and staid at the embassy suits you had to pay for ice local calls were 10.00 to open phone line .50 a minute. there was not much hotel service or friendliness My son asked what time the pool closed he was told now he was disappointed well people were in there for another 45min to 1hr he could have been in and out and been happy but we didn't go
Clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was actually ok. Cable was good. Wifi Codes had to be printed to you every 24 hours. Got annoying. And then the wifi wouldn't load or do anything at peak times.
Our room had 3 beds. Sinks were outside of bathroom, convenient. Microwave available downstairs. Modern furnishings. A/C was great. Free wifi. Pool. Breakfast. Room was gross. Moldy ceilings in bathroom, you can smell it. After walking on the carpet, our feet were black. There were stains on our sheets and there may have been bed bugs, my friend had bites. Only able to have one car per room. You have to pay for ice. A little too far from Hollywood blvd area. Really hard to see oncoming traffic when pulling out of the driveway.
discount for loudness in hallway bc of recarpeting excellent restaurant attached to hotel with $5 special 11:00-3:00 balcony, very spacious, smoking room option disgusting towels- stained, thin, small (looked like rags) dingy room, ducktaped swamp cooler, unclean refrigerator, bed only had sheets and gross hotel comforter- needed a blanket
Very friendly staff, good breakfast and the coolest sign in Hollywood!!
customer service was friendly Beds were uncomfortable. Bathroom mediocre
Very poor breakfast.
The full breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Walking distance to shopping and tourist attractions. You can also catch the metro right across the street. Could hear sirens several times through the night. Not the best area of town but we felt safe.
proximity to Metro Rail station to get to the tourist parts of Hollywood Blvd and very easy to get to Universal Studios. There is a breakfast included and free parking and wifi Towels are small and very snug parking in back, would not recommend parking an SUV, and there is no elevator and breakfast is a bit lacking
The location was nice and it was the only reason why we even considered this restaurant. Misleading website! If we knew what we know now about this place we wouldn't have made reservation even if it's at the best location. There is nothing to like about the stay.
Close to everything, easy to find, very friendly & helpful staff Clean but shabby, no water pressure/bad showerheads, very very firm beds were uncomfortable, a/c worked well but very loud
Our room was given to someone else but at least we still got a room with a King size bed for the same price. neighborhood around the hotel was dilapidated
The price and location are great! Free parking was offered and there is good Wi-Fi Connection in the rooms for free. The breakfast has really improved from my last stay. Ground floor rooms are quite not sound proof, and noises from the outside could be somewhat disturbing.
Near to the Hollywood center and Metro Station
The complimentary breakfast was very good & the reception are helpful.
One of the best things is that this hotel is very close to the metro. The room was very good also. no.
It was great until I got towed and the bill was $450 to get my car out from the city of LA due to the lack of parking from this hotel and the hotel telling us to use the meter, next day was an AIDS walk and everyone got towed. Because of this I would not recommend this hotel
Convenient location The toilet seat cover had dirt on it, water didn't get hot so I had to shower at the gym and the fire alarm battery was dead and kept beeping every 10 min. Don't stay in the bottom floor bc you can hear everything. For $115 I didn't get much out of it.
John at front desk was very nice and helpful.Showed me to my room and where to park behind the hotel, very friendly and kind. Room was roomy with nice wood furniture, chest of drawers, table 2 chairs. TV, microwave and fridge all worked fine. Amazingly quiet for a room facing Beverly Blvd. Will stay there again because of the rates. Neighborhood is amazing. Cafes and restaurants within 1/2 block. Health food store 1 block away and The Grove 2 blocks. Park literally across the street for walk and joggers. Trader Joe's 3 blocks and since they don't have breakfast, it's nice to be able to have the fridge and microwave. Ice machine and soft drink machine in courtyard with one table and four chairs. No odors especially not of cleaning fluids. Wifi is free. Always have coffee. Bedding pretty old - I took a look at the pillows and they looked way to old and worn. Bathroom shower curtain needs replacing and bathroom in general needs upgrading - stains on counter, floor next to wall not well cleaned - needs a good redo. Towels dingy like they don't always use bleach. I've seen worse and
The motel was a good value, in a convenient and fun location. There was some black mold around the bathroom window. The bedding was old and scratchy as were the towels. There seemed to be a towel shortage. In the middle if the day the towels are washed, so if you want to shower at that time you are out of luck. There were no cups provided in the rooms. The parking spaces were insanely tight. The soda machine was out of order. And the ice machine required quarters to operate.
the large room, large bed, nice people. The smell in the room was awful and the view out of the rear window was like a wall and pipes and trash cans .... which explains the smell
it was overall a good hotel near the shopping mall the grove . the rooms were very large but not too clean.but for the money you pay is a good hotel cleaness , and you can here through the walls sometimes
the whole family could stay in one room chipping paint, rip in the window screen in the bathroom, dirty ceilings
Staff was very helpful, The room was soo disgusting and I didnt een want to use the restroom n didnt rake a shower...dna stains everywhere n dirty! Ripped couch, all the furniture looked like it was from the dumpster...
The room was decent size The air conditioner barely worked it was upper 90's outside and never cooled off lower than 80 inside. The pool and a lot of dead bugs and scum on the top. The wall was literally patched with a band aid.
price great, location near my meeting, parking closeby, Whole Foods store within 2 blocks, very courteous staff Street Noise late at night,
The rooms are not that bad and the location decent.. But there are not parking spots for everyone. The ownership told us to park at a meter and then our car got towed overnight due to the lack of parking spots with the hotel. Ended up being a charity event the next morning and the city impounded all vehicles at meters. A tow fee in the city of LA is about $450 and made this hotel very expensive The rooms are not that bad and the location decent.. But there are not parking spots for everyone. The ownership told us to park at a meter and then our car got towed overnight due to the lack of parking spots with the hotel. Ended up being a charity event the next morning and the city impounded all vehicles at meters. A tow fee in the city of LA is about $450 and made this hotel very expensive
Good location close to Venice and Santa Monica. Easy to get anywhere in LA from here. Rooms are clean and nice. Stingy with the towels. You must give them the dirty towels before they give you the new ones. You only get the same sizes you gave back. It was pulling teeth to get 3 large towels for 2 people.
Newly renovated, they did a very nice job
Comfortable for an overnight stay between flights.
Clean sheets. Coffee and continental breakfast. Room did not have any bad smell. Pick up to airport in morning every half hour. Hot water was hot. Close to airport. Airport van at pickup from airport took 1 hour 15 minutes. The door chain was broken in the room. Overall maintenance was poor.
clean, close to airport, friendly people, good internet no proximity to restaurants except BK
Owner has done a really good job of cleaning up and modernizing an old hotel/motel Drain in shower didn't quite keep up. Not a big desl
Hard non-carpeted floors, recently repainted, clean throughout. Bathroom fixtures such as showers felt dated. Toilet flushing was loud.
Location Hard to find room ,stuck back in the construction area only 2 rooms stuck back in a alley way. Doors of both rooms wide open and the lights didn't work, the floor was covered in water, this was fixed but took time. I've stayed here alot but never had a room like this. I had a reservation too. I don't think they use this room for guests regularly.
Clean, convenient location to both car rentals and airportand great shuttle service to LAX.
Great location to the airport with a shuttle service. It was exactly what we were looking for in price/location for a quick sleep before a flight.
Overall good facilities for price Loud airline noise Room could have been cleaner
It was very convenient because it was close to the airport. However, if you're new in town and visiting the city, I would pick somewhere closer to where the action is. Like near Santa Monica. It was pretty clean, and the staff was very polite. They let us keep our bags in the office until check in, and let us keep them there after check out until our flight. We didn't use the pool, but it looked decent. We had a great newly renovated room as well, so it was nice. The rooms were a bit damp. Possibly some humidity or mildew issues. We had to keep the fan constantly going. The continental breakfast was very cheap. Not much to choose from. Just some cereal and yogurt. Lots of flies all around the premise. A few in the room, but mostly outside the door and where the breakfast was located. Hair dryer was broken
The staff was friendly and my room was clean. I did not have any problems and was only in town for one night so this was perfect for my needs and the price was right.
Great clean rooms, friendly staff and comfortable bed. Loved the free shuttle service to our terminal as well
Room was very clean. Housekeeping service is great. Ice machines broken on a few floors.
The night I stayed, it was very quiet Morning coffee and tea did not have tea bags or real sugar
newly renovated rooms; cleanliness small bathroom, poor WIFI Connectivity
Everything was ok N/a
Shuttle service yo the airport Great bed
The lady at the front desk was really good Sometimes the common areas were dirty
The shuttle took forever to get us from the airport and the rooms were dingy, with holes in the blankets and thin pillows. The rooms are decorated to look all modern but instead they look cheap.
Needed a place to stay for a few days while waiting for the next flight out of LAX. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room availability was convenient and flexible. A perfect fit. Minor maintenance to ice machines.
I didn't have high expectations for this hotel, just needed a place to crash next to the airport for an early morning flight the next day. For a basic hotel, this was surprisingly nice. Rooms were clean, staff was responsive, liked the modern functional decor,was just right. Appreciated that they had security in the lobby checking people's room numbers before allowing just anybody up to the rooms. Was a slight smell of smoke in the room
The morning van driver kept texting and not paying attention to the customers
Nothing everything was horrible Everything was horrible TV was not working called twice the guy was very lazy thus room was hell
Location There were obvious big blood marks on the certain, quite a shock but they didn't care much except little discount. Wanted to talk manager, not reachable.
For one night after going to a furneral, it offered a good price and was close to the event. Would have like coffee in room though. No coffee in room or in lobby and none nearby. Also, no clock in room.
i don't like it no hot water, no water heater, no drink water...
Nice location. Free parking. Asked for iron and ironing board. Staff member made me carry them up to my room. My hands were already full. He didn't even offer to bring them to my room. Not very helpful. Also, oldest TV I've seen in a hotel in a long time. Oh yeah, the blanket was real scratchy as well.
STAY AWAY. Our room was burglarized NYE night. Doors were consistently checked to ensure they were locked, When we returned our Laptops, wallets, clothing, cash, iPhones, chargers, etc were stolen!!! $8000.00 worth of merchandise was taken from the room. STAFF has been ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE, we have not been able to speak to anyone who will assist us in the issue, police had to be involved, our room has not been refunded. Staff is RUDE, hangs up on you when you try to call and get contact information. THIS HOTEL IS THE WORST. WE ARE DISGUSTED!!!!!! We have reached out to contact the owner & he has not helped it is a 4day weekend, but when something like this happens at your establishment and a FELONY investigation is taking place, legally there needs to be some sort of contact. We lost some irreplaceable items and a ton of $$$. I wish the owner would return our Voicemails and numerous attempts at contact to help his distraught guests. PLEASE CALL US OWNER NOAH N.
close to my venue the room and elevator smelled bad. The AC did not work, blew out warm air most of the night and made a lot of noise. Room was very hot.
They kept it clean, even though some room constructuon going on at time. Did not need for anything. It was just as advertised.
The location was good and the beds too The hotel was old,the staff no good,no breakfast only vending machine
Hotel is dirty, carpet has stains, everything is old and broken.
Location felt safe for traveling public transportation at night. As a matter of fact-public transport very good. Bathroom good condition although towels pretty old. Air conditioner very noisy-kept me awake. Carpet was badly stained, bedspreads badly worn. Beds older too-no bedbug covers as I would expect. They need to wash the outdoors fixtures as the dirt is everywhere. And, no coffee for the rooms is the finishing touch. Never turned on the TV.
the staff were really friendly and very helpful on all aspects of our stay