Amy Risley

The Hollywood Roosevelt

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The Hollywood Roosevelt It doesn't get more LA iconic than palm trees, blue sky and a classic neon sign.

It doesn't get more LA iconic than palm trees, blue sky and a classic neon sign.

The Hollywood Roosevelt California King, naturally.

California King, naturally.

The Hollywood Roosevelt The suites have a nice apartment-esque layout, with a totally separate (and vv spacious) living & dining area.

The suites have a nice apartment-esque layout, with a totally separate (and vv spacious) living & dining area.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Pink poufs deserve a closeup, always.

Pink poufs deserve a closeup, always.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Bathrooms repping a nice combo of marble + Margiela.

Bathrooms repping a nice combo of marble + Margiela.

The Hollywood Roosevelt The Tropicana poolside bar- with a kitschy 60s feel and covetable palm leaf wallpaper.

The Tropicana poolside bar- with a kitschy 60s feel and covetable palm leaf wallpaper.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Having a chat with this ol' Chap who seems to know a thing or two about Hollywood.

Having a chat with this ol' Chap who seems to know a thing or two about Hollywood.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Vintage bowling while slow sipping whiskey + a DJ who drops Lisa Lisa...all reasons that staying here means you don't have to go out to have a night out.

Vintage bowling while slow sipping whiskey + a DJ who drops Lisa Lisa...all reasons that staying here means you don't have to go out to have a night out.

The Hollywood Roosevelt Night moves by the Hockney adorned pool.

Night moves by the Hockney adorned pool.

The Hollywood Roosevelt A peek into Public. The Roosevelt's signature restaurant has a modern brasserie vibe and serves up fine comfort food. (The bolognese was beyond...take that, Chateau).

A peek into Public. The Roosevelt's signature restaurant has a modern brasserie vibe and serves up fine comfort food. (The bolognese was beyond...take that, Chateau).

Highs & Lows

  • There's really so much to do under their roof it's a great place to stay and wander from the room to dinner to drinks to bowling, to more drinks...you see where this is going.

  • They bring in quite cool programming. While we were there LA's inaugural Vulture Fest was happening and we got to catch a talk by Transparent's Jill Solloway.

  • While the historic architecture is charming, double paned windows weren't a thing in the 20s hence lots of street noise from bustling Hollywood Blvd creeping into your room at night. If you like it super quiet, ask for a room that doesn't face the tourist madness below.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Large boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    A vibrant mix of Hollywood old & new.

  • Location

    Smack dab on the Hollywood strip where you're certain to see Elvis and Jack Sparrow hanging out at the Coffee Bean next door.

  • Rooms

    300- including 240 rooms & suites in the Tower and 60 bungalow style Cabanas surrounding the pool.

  • Music

    None in the common areas but the DJ at Spare Room that night brought a fun mix of everything from 80s freestyle to hip hop.

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1927, the hotel underwent a $25m guest room renovation in 2015.

  • Designed By

    The recent Tower Rooms refresh was by the award winning design team Yabu Pushelberg.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes and Yes. The pool still features paint doodles by the great British artist David Hockney that date back to the 80s.

  • Restaurant

    Many many options for dining + drinking - the best bets being Public for dinner, The Spare Room for drinks and the Tropicana Cafe for poolside breakfast.

  • Bar

    In addition to The Spare Room, there's also the plush, almost hidden Library Bar where bartenders fashion cocktails with fresh fruits & herbs.

  • Minibar

    Definitely.

  • Children

    Yes.

  • Price

    Super reasonable.

  • Website

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