Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 77%History Buffs
- 71%Luxury Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 64%Business Travelers
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- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLGBTLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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 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 EnthusiastsFoodies+ 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 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 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 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 EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 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 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!
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMar 29, 2013
The Roosevelt is a Hollywood institution, and a great choice if you want to get a taste of Hollywood nightlife. Going out in Hollywood can vary widely - from total dive bars to total over-the-top scenes. The Roosevelt is more along the lines of the latter - but without the ridiculous line or hassle of "being on the list." Hang out by the poolside bar for a more casual feel with great ambiance. Also - the burger place in the hotel "25 Degrees" is great.
The hotel rooms are exactly what you would expect - modern and chic, almost too-cool-for-school. The views of Hollywood Blvd. are awesome, though, and you can't beat the location - right across the street from the Hollywood & Highland shopping center, which is where the Kodak Theatre is (where the Oscars are held).
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelJan 14, 2014
I stayed there for a couple of nights in 1998 and it was a very nice hotel, the rooms had a lot of 'cachet'. (Our room was not available so we got upgraded to a 2-bed suite :-) I haven't been there since the renovation but I'm sure it's still a great place to stay.
- 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 05, 2012
Living on its past glories as a hotel for Hollywood stars its impersonal, soulless, noisy and the staff don't care for their visitors. No plug in the sink, noisy air con and a room over Hollywood Boulevard doesn't make for a good stay. The hotel doesn't do breakfast, so you have to eat out. I wouldn't go there again
- Hollywood Roosevelt HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jul 05, 2012
I had a horrifying experience at the Roosevelt: I checked-in to my room and discovered bloody tissues on the bed, prompting me to call the front desk immediately. Their responded by sending up a bottle of champagne, but they could not get housekeeping to appear for hours and by the time the room was clean, I was so grossed-out, I did not even end up spending the night.
- 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 HotelMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsJul 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 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 04, 2012
This is an institution in Hollywood. Been there forever. In fact you can even stay in one of the old rooms that's been renovated, but it's still got that old charm to the fittings and pipes, etc. The newer rooms are along the pool - where there is quite a scene at night in the bar area. This is a great place to hang for a drink and meet friends, even if you're not staying here. The drink prices are not cheap but they're not as bad as Sunset Blvd. The restaurant in the hotel is very good and has a good wine list also. Nice atmosphere.
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