A block away from the stars on the Walk of Fame, this basic hotel is well-located for exploring Hollywood on a budget. The helpful, outgoing staff and free snacks around the clock go a long way toward compensating for lack of a restaurant, room service or fitness center. Its former life as an apartment building means large rooms, generic but bright and uncluttered, and full-size kitchens. Unexpected touches of luxury include bathrobes and slippers (including kids’ sizes) and pillow-top mattresses. The garden setting is an effective buffer from the never-ending traffic just beyond. Tip: Staying at the hotel also gets you into the members-only Magic Castle illusionist club next door.
- Frommer's Staff