Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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- 77%History Buffs
- 71%Luxury Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 64%Business Travelers
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- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 16, 2012
Five star service all the way and solid comfort at this Hollywood Landmark. The rooms are recently renovated but the lobby still has the original 1920s tile and decor. There's a lot of history at this hotel, with rumors of the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Cliff haunting their old rooms.
The food is fab, and check out the huge swimming pool, where Marilyn swam.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 04, 2012
When I need a hotel in LA, I can't go past the Roosevelt. Such an amazing place, steeped in history. It was the venue for the first ever Oscars. I party quite a bit in the rooms and it's incredibly hard to be booted out. That being said, I was banned for two years but we all seem to be getting on swimmingly now :)
The rooms are really spacious and the will also look after regulars with upgrades. The first thing I do when I touch down in LA is get my buddy to drive me straight to the Roosevelt for some strawberry daiquiris by the pool. The Tropicana bar poolside is fantastic, you can't get more quintessential LA than that.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 05, 2012
This historical Hollywood hotel was not only the site of the first Oscars but the current site of many celebrity sightings :) If you have come to Hollywood to see the glitzy Hollywood you dream of, this is the perfect hotel for you. Hollywood itself may not be what you imagined, but the Roosevelt will be that and more.
The rooms are chic- and the pool is awesome. The Roosevelt has the best pool parties in LA so make sure to go when the sun is shining.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 04, 2012
There's something unique about this dark and dimly lit hotel that is full of plastic life every night of the week and a delicious 24 hour burger bar that almost, almost leaves you the impression that this is where you want to stay.
But who wants to stay on Hollywood? Trust me, it's not a great place. You might think its a great location but you are actually more or less confined to the area in which you are staying in, the walkable distance that you are willing to do, and the immense amount of foot and car traffic you will have to deal with on a daily basis while you stay here.
Although admittedly lots of attractive young Hollywood couples frequent the bar where you can hardly see if they're old or young from the lighting, and the burger bar ... well lets' just say 25 degrees is a must, it's not really my first choice in LA hotels.
To begin with, it's old, very old, it's got history, and it's supposedly haunted. Again excitment, yay...raww... but other than that, you're paying a high price for an illusion of class and comfort that the hotel simply doesn't bring. Yes again, the beautiful people at the bar and the pool and the lounge and the list goes on. So I guess this is a great people watching hotel if you are so inclined. Find a good deal and give it a try for a night, otherwise just stroll by and that's all you really need.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 04, 2012
I'm torn with this review. The Roosevelt is a great hotel to have drinks and be seen. It's ritzy, lobby/pool is gorgeous, and you're bound to see celebrities.
But if you're staying here, the rooms are T-I-N-Y and not that fabulous. Especially since you're likely to drop a pretty penny.
I think it's worth staying here once just to experience The Roosevelt and its history/glam but I think I would rather head down the street and stay at W.
Overall, 2.5 Stars.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Apr 11, 2014
I like the Roosevelt because of its history. I find most of the people who work there infatuated with their own sense of importance. The hotel's Dakota restaurant purports to project elegance but by trying so hard it projects only a caricature. Compared to the style, grace and friendliness of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Roosevelt is a hillbilly.
Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt Hotel opened in 1927. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences located its first offices on the hotel's mezzanine and in 1929 held the first Academy Awards in the Blossom Room (with Errol Flynn serving bootlegged gin in the barbershop's back room). Marilyn Monroe's first screen test was held here. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson used the stairway leading from the lobby to the mezzanine to teach Shirley Temple the famous staircase dance performed in The Little Colonel.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofHistory BuffsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 5Jul 03, 2012
This is a really cool hotel for drinks or a little get-together with friends. The aesthetic is dark and chic, and at night, the lights shimmer off the pool, giving the outdoor area an even cooler vibe. and Grab a table near the pool for best people-watching. I saw P.Diddy here the last time I went.
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversJul 31, 2013
This is one of the hippest hotels in L.A. - known as much for its stylish hotel scene as for its great service. Beautiful pool area that becomes a velvet rope party scene on weekends. Right in central Hollywood.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7May 21, 2014
Location, location, location...but aside from the great location that is walking distance to the restaurants and bars of Hollywood are the large rooms with cool furniture and the rooftop pool with the amazing views
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofHistory BuffsOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 25, 2014
I've stayed in better rooms in LA and had the misfortune on my first night to be in the 'Expedia room' (so unofficially dubbed as that's where they put people booking cheaper rates), where there was no view and a spotlight shone into the room all night. I got moved to a better room with a view the following day. Funky pool area which attracts a smattering of beautiful people and wannabes, particularly at weekends.
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJul 07, 2014
This historic landmark hotel on Hollywood Blvd is directly across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theatre. This hotel is known to be haunted, but my stays here have never resulted in any stories. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms are small but well appointed.
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 06, 2013
Finding a hotel is usually about getting a place to sleep, but for nightlife lovers, L.A. is the perfect place to find a hotel that's best for staying awake. The party here centers around the pool, where you can get drinks until 2 a.m. while you do some celeb spotting. Teddy's nightclub downstairs is equally as star studded, but it can often be tough to get in (unless, of course, you are Justin Timberlake or Jay-Z).Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Nov 07, 2013
We know it's not very Hollywood to get up before noon, but should you find yourself not-too-hungover to start your day in the AM, head over to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Sure, you've probably partied there more times than you care to (hazily) remember, but you should definitely check out the celebrated pool. And while you will never get the chance to sit on the (now removed) diving board next to Marilyn Monroe, you can still soak up some sun at the pool's celeb-sighting-tastic Tropicana Bar and sip on a Marilyn Suite. (MM once said, "Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul"...so, $16 for her namesake cocktail seems a bargain, no?) If you're one of those sophisticated types who refuse to start drinking without a proper breakfast, the hotel's Public Kitchen & Bar does a wicked weekend brunch: $35 for 2 courses, plus your choice of champagne, mimosa or bellini. For a mere $6 more, they'll make those bubblies bottomless (now that's some movie magic!).
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Oct 10, 2013
This hotel is in the heart of Hollywood and therefore walking distance to a plethora of bars and restaurants, like Musso & Frank, Kitchen24, and Stout. Or you could just stay right where you are and have a juicy gourmet burger from the Roosevelt's on site restaurant 25 Degrees. Then once you're nice and full, go lounge by the pool and take a nap.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJun 21, 2013
The site of the first Oscars, this is one of Hollywood’s original glamour hotels. Named after Theodore Roosevelt and financed by a group including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer, it first opened its doors in 1927. Countless stars have been residents or guests over the years – Clark Gable and Carole Lombard paid five dollars a night for their penthouse, which is now named the Gable & Lombard Penthouse. Following a major renovation in 2005, The Roosevelt has been more prominently featured in films and in Hollywood nightlife. There has been a recent surge in popularity in the last few years, thanks to trendy nightclub Teddy’s, which is located in the main lobby of the hotel. Hit 25 Degrees for their signature burgers, shakes and fries, or saddle up to the famed poolside Tropicana bar, which still hosts hip parties and events.Recommended for:
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 27, 2014
Truly a classic gem of a hotel. This hotel may be old, but it it is far from stale. The rooms have been recently upated and are very comfortable. The lobby bar is not to missed. And if you are in the mood for a burger, the restaurant here makes one of the best in LA!
Dining options at the Hollywood Roosevelt include two restaurants and several popular bars/lounges. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Spa
There are 300 guestrooms at Hollywood Roosevelt. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to iPod docking stations, guest rooms offer WiFi (a surcharge applies). Flat-screen televisions have cable channels. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, welcome amenities, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request turndown service and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Valet parking: US$ 33 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room
- Outdoor Pool