Beautiful, but lacking in some areas....
I was so excited to stay in the Renaissance Hotel on our last visit to Hollywood! It's a breathtaking hotel; beautiful artwork in the lobby, gorgeous rooms, and every room I've booked has had a beautiful view.
While my stay was very much enjoyed, there were a few bumps in the road. My friend and I had to ask a maid every single day for 2 clean towels. They would take ours without replacing them and fail to give us any until we asked.
Pros: There's a Starbucks centered RIGHT in the lobby! Score! Also, the hotel is located right in the H&H Shopping Center. Very nice. Clean bathrooms. Good views.
Cons: Services could be improved. No WiFi. :(
BUT, if you're looking for a hotel that's walking distance from Ripley's, Madam Taussand's, Grauman's Theatre, the Walk of Fame, and fab shopping like H&M, XXI Forever, Zara, and American Apparel, the Renaissance is a great choice!
Fun & Classy. One of my favorite all time hotels it combines the excitement of hollywood with the sophistication of a luxurious five star hotel. From the moment you valet your car before the search lit waterfall you know you are in trendy Hollywood at a luxurious level. The rooms are fun and classy with amazing views of Hollywood and the LA basin. Can't complain about the price because you are in LA. Recommend it to anyone looking to party it up in LA and need a place to crash while still feeling like they are at the party.
Hollywood's splashy hotel at the Hollywood & Highland complex plays host to tourists, celebs, chic soirees and a secret passage to the Academy Awards..
Like the larger-than-life elephant statues that guard La-La Land's own version of Times Square, this 20-story building rises out of the Hollywood and Highland complex, which contains the Kodak Theatre and more shops and restaurants than anyone could handle in just one day. The 637 guest rooms feature Hollywood sign and city views, and a space-agey '50s style decor. The unique Panorama suite, which occupies the former circular restaurant on the roof, boasts a 270-degree view. The hotel is designed to fulfill guests' expectations of mid-century Hollywood glamour, but much of it feels like a theme park. The grand lobby is graced with a massive mural by Charles Arnoldi, while the pool deck offers plenty of chaise lounges. On the second floor, Twist serves California-Asian fusion cuisine and the whimsical Lobby Bar serves martinis and other libations.
Nice room, Great healthy restaurant, friendly staff!. Great place to stay! Everyone is very friendly and helpful, our room quiet (it was memorial weekend...very busy, but we requested a room at the end of the hall), and the Twist restaurant was surprisingly good! We eat very healthy... and we were not disappointed! Omelets, fruit, oatmeal (and lots more...) for breakfast, and they had a great dinner menu, most of which looked very good -and- healthy. However, they have a dinky little fitness room (I think the Roosevelt, which is just down the street, has a big, newly renovated one?). We went to the LA fitness club which is just two blocks down Hollywood Blvd (meh... $20 for one day?...) to work out. Overall, I'd definitely come back, because of Twist. (on another note, if you're going to the Pantages Theatre...take a taxi, it's a bit of a walk).
Great hotel. Spent the weekend here with the family over Easter weekend. Fabulous hotel in a great location. The rooms were clean and spacious. The staff were all very attentive. We had dinner and breakfast at Twist, the hotel restaurant and the food there were also outstanding. The full buffet breakfast @ $20 was a steal, shame we are not big eaters. Included in my package was a discount card to the shopping mall attached to the hotel, my wife was happy.
You can't get more Hollywood than this. It's like staying in a cross between a mall, luxury hotel, and movie set. This entire hotel complex is kind of over the top, but a fun place to stay. Twist restaurant is yummy and the outdoor pool area is nice too.
The Only Place To Stay In Hollywood.
I couldn't recommend this hotel enough!
This hotel is in a great location located in the center of Hollywood, right next to Hollywood & Highland. The staff was friendly and helpful and recommended many great places to try. I've stayed in many hotels in L.A. and Hollywood and this one by far is the best!
My Hollywood vacation. This hotel is simply great! My family stayed at the Renaissance for two days while in Los Angeles visting my brother and we loved it. It has very modern style, with a big, bright modern lobby, and great rooms equipped with everything you need, including a CD player! The restaurant. Twist, is excllent and we ended up eating there twice. Wonderful vegitarian options, by the way. I especially loved the outdoor pool, with a breathtaking view over LA. I must say, that the staff also was very friendly. Great California feel!!! Thanks Hollywood! "I'll be back."
Hollywood BABY!. We all came in for the holidays to see my sisters new baby, and stayed here for three nights. Wow! Beautiful place!!! with lots of great artwork and eclectic touches like a rock garden and a fish in a bowl in the room. My wife loved how the staff had the name of their favorite movies on their name tag. Anyway, Hollywood has changed a lot (for the better!) since we were last here, and this place is probably the best part of it all. Congratulations to my sisters family and new baby Claire!!!!! Welcome to Hollywood, baby!
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