"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 gre ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 26 Jun 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.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80 per night

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Three Queens Non-Smoking

Bed Count 3 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hollywood Inn Express South ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 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 3.0 out of 5.0
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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4 out of 5

Very Good Sleep - Not beautiful

Pros: spacious and clean. decent beds
Cons: breakfast and coffee pots in the room.
Room was very comfortable, clean and roomy, we ended up with a great view by the main street and downtown L.A. It was a little noisy during rush hour but very pleasant all other times. The pool was small no shade and no jacuzzi and sometimes parking was an issue when at full occupancy. We never ate the breakfast because it was all carbs and no real food coffee was also a disappointment and no coffee pot, nor iron in the room

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

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2 out of 5

Only if you're desperate for a few hours sleep.

Very shady neighborhood with homeless camps one block down. Burn holes in top blanket. While sheets appeared clean the whole room was a bit grimey. Carpet was a bit tacky...as in sticky. No in room coffee and breakfast room provided cookie crisp cereal, warmish milk and make your own waffles...what a mess. Coffee in the breakfast room was good. Breakfast room inaccessible to wheelchair users as there is a narrow stairway down to it. The only plus -- 3 queen beds in our room so our family of 5 didn't have to sleep anyone on the floor.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA on Jul 18, 2016

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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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • 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.

Accessibility

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

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

Fees

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

  • Hollywood Express Inn
  • Hollywood Express Inn South
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  • Hollywood Express South Los Angeles
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  • Hollywood Inn Express
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  • Hollywood Inn South Express
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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.