"It is overpriced,but has a good local about 10 minutes from downtown. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 25 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

Hollywood Inn Express South puts you in the center of Los Angeles, 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Walt Disney Concert Hall and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Dodger Stadium. Highlights at this motel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LED TVs with cable channels, and all 74 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and free long-distance calls. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Free local calls, hair dryers, and desks are also available.

This motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of a theme park shuttle.

With a stay at this Downtown Los Angeles motel, you'll be 3.6 km (2.3 mi) from Microsoft Theater and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Staples Center.

Hollywood Inn Express South ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

It was ok

Pros: The room itself was cute with the hardwood floors
Cons: the parking and breakfast area could be improved greatly
The hotel itself was nice and the staff was nice but the access to the hotel and parking was absolutely horrible. I tried to go down to get breakfast and there was no room whatsoever to even walk down to look so even though breakfast came with the price of the room we could even get to the area to eat.

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

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3 out of 5


Pros: It is dated,but room was a nice size,clean and comfortable bed. Only good for a overnight stay.
It is overpriced,but has a good local about 10 minutes from downtown.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017

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2 out of 5

Close to Universal Studios

So I booked this last minute. I thought it was expensive, but thought "it is tourist season, LA, etc. " We wanted a hotel that wasn't too far from Universal Studios so we could get there early in the morning without the commute. The location was maybe 15 minutes away, which was great. We had 6 people there was a room with 3 queen beds, great. We got there, at tbe exit it was homeless row. Staff who checked us in was nice and professional. The room seemed fine. Looked clean, however, my kids took their socks and shoes off and the bottom of their feet turned black from the carpet. If you're in a bind it will do, but we wouldn't stay here again.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017

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3 out of 5

Needed a place to stay

Pros: It was available on short notice and the staff was very nice. The staff even had to direct traffic in the parking lot on the Saturday night.
Cons: Room smelled like smoke. Parking lot so full we almost didn't get a space even though we were guaranteed one.
I needed a quick place to stay in Los Angeles and found this hotel. I was able to book a room for two nights with about an hours notice, which was great. The room was clean although smelled like smoke. It only had 3 bath towels (we had 2 adults and 2 children) and no hand towels. Additionally, my room keys didn't work the second night we were there for no apparent reason, although the staff resolved it immediately. In general it was a serviceable room with no frills.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

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2 out of 5
The beds were old and the carpet was so dirty. The Ac wasn't really working.

Posted by on May 7, 2017

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1 out of 5

Two stars too many

Uncomfortable and shabby. Very expensive for ugly room in bad area.

Posted by , from Orange County on Apr 24, 2017

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2 out of 5

Very basic

Clean room and bathroom. No clock, tissues, hand towels, towel racks. Rough towels. Bad soap. Breakfast had few options in a tiny room.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

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3 out of 5

OK hotel

The room I stayed was kind of dirty, the sofa had stains and the chair was dirty. Breakfast is served from 7-9AM, we didn't make any breakfast. They should extend it to 10AM. Parking lot was full at night, hard to park.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

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1 out of 5

Booked a room but got junk

I booked this place based on location and because I needed a king bed. When I checked in the guy at counter gave the key. I walked into a room with two full beds which I don't fit on. I went back and asked for the king that I reserved, but he said this is all he had. I showed him my confirmation and he said sorry but he's giving me two beds for no extra charge. Also the carpet and floors were dirty, didn't want to take my shoes off or use the shower. called Travelocity and asked for refund. Travelocity accommodated my refund, but now I didn't have a place to stay.

Posted by , from Bakersfield on Apr 1, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great for universal studios location

Pros: Location and price
Cons: Water could be hotter
Location: Universal studios
It was perfect for our situation..cozy..clean..great price..had no problems

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017

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About the Hollywood Inn Express South

Location 141 N Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is available. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at Hollywood Inn Express South. Free self parking is available.

  • 74 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • ATM

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) (31.7 km / 19.7 mi)
  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hollywood Inn Express South offers 74 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 10 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No elevators


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • One child 10 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.