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The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, CA

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Rating: 3.41

Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
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Comments (626):

1. Letty D.
I have worked and stayed at several boutique and high end hotels. This one, although deep in Hillywoods starlet history, didn't cut it the whole stay. The staff on Friday night at our check in was very accomodating. The valet was perfection as well as the front desk for granting us early check in. The housekeeping was promp on our request for additional towels and bath products. The room was okay. There wasn't  a vanity nor the room to improvise for one. The bathroom had wax splattered on the wall, kinda gross. But that  was nothing compared to Saturday's check out. The valet could not get anything together to get the keys in my hand and the bags in the car. It took 15 minutes for the valet to bring the car to the front. It sat for another 5 minutes while I awaited someone to approach me to load my bags. Nothing. Eventually I got the attention of someone and explained I had been waiting a while to no avail and he just shrugged it off. For the $$$ spent, I expected at least the final recognition of the lack of  direction with the valet.

12/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Jordan B.
i like the poool i have never been in an actual room

29/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Max B.
Already quickly declining from its recent resurgence, The Roosevelt Hotel was once the stuff of Hollywood dreams, then spent many years decaying before party promoter extraordinaire Amanda Scheer Demme revived it to a hip Hollywood party spot a few years ago. I was lucky enough to frequent it with the likes of yesterday's biggest party girls and it was truly a debaucherous fantasy. The stone interior with heavy curtains and barely-there lighting was the perfect setting to nights of endless drinks and discreet underage drug use. Since her forced departure and the rise of the Bolthouse Production's club dominated age, the place has chilled considerably. The doormen don't seem to know that it's not Hollywood's most highly regarded club in town, but it's still a schmoozy and hoity toity place to visit. Regardless, no one can deny that the place has history and a classy aesthetic. I've been a few times recently and have stayed for a drink or two, but ultimately found it eh. I give it three stars as a nod to the good ole' times I've had in the past.

03/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. a k.
we booked a double suite at the roosevelt.   overall atmosphere was pretty nice.  our room was comfortable and clean.  check in desk lady was VERY helpful and accomodating.  overall, we were very pleased with our stay.  parking wasn't too bad @ $30 per night.  i think they should have more informatin about the website on their rooms...  if i knew more about the layout, etc.  i would have actually sprung for poolside cabana...

17/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Omar L.
Sure you can stay the Marriot or some other big chain hotel, which is great for business trips. But when out for pleasure these types of hotels rock! The room decor was was trendy and hip, comfortable bed and nice sheets. Hung out in the lobby after a night of drinking and lounged and the upser comfortable leather couches. Staff was very professional and attentive. I would definitley stay here again.

28/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Dan Y.
If you're down here you have to at least walk through the lobby,if nothing else. This place is to Hollywood as Graceland is to rock and roll. Every movie star from the Golden Age ate and drank and bleeped here at one time. And WC Fields' star is right out front. Ah,yes!

05/02/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Meli y.
i like the rooms, and the martinis.

03/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. RC V.
Stayed here with my boyfriend.  We had a fabulous room/suite on the 12th floor overlooking the Chinese Theater.  The room was very spacious and clean.  Our bed was super comfy and made for a perfect sleep.  We had two bathrooms which was very convenient.  Our stay was on the expensive side which we anticipated.  We ordered room service which was actually good food (breakfast) - but it was $60.  We hung out by the pool and racked up a $200 bill on just drinks and may have had a sandwich.  The atmosphere was perfect on that day, not a scene at all.  The staff was courteous and helpful.  The only complaints I have are Valet Parking at $28 a day?!?!  We're already paying enough for the hotel, why can't parking be free if you're a guest??  Also, we called the front desk to ask for ice (the book said that the floors didn't have ice vending machines).  We waited for 15 minutes and there was still no ice.  We called back to the front and reminded them .. 20 minutes passed and still no ice!!  I finally left the room only to find that there WAS an ice vending machine on our floor.  The front desk should have known and should have advised us.  We ended up wasting 45 minutes of our time fretting over ice.

10/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Mama L.
The rooms are nothing to write home about-- very dark and definitely not luxurious. And its loud place. Housekeeping is loud, the guests are loud, everyone is loud at all time of the day. But I love that the shower products are by Fresh, bathrobes by Frette, and housecleaning brings you a big bottle of M&Ms in a prescription bottle. Housecleaning also brought my husband an Armani cologne sample. Totally random, but very LA. Other than the pool, there really is nothing special about this hotel. The crowd is funny too-- funny in the eye rolling kind of way. Lots of country looking, mid-westerners trying to get a dose of Hollywood. And call ahead from your room for your car because valet can take up to 25 minutes to bring your car around!

19/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Cathleya G.
Youre not famous enough so dont bother.  Stop being a wannabe.  Im sure its very fun if you are...say...Heather Graham or Kirsten Dunst.  Which I am neither.  So its basically $15 drinks and feeling inadequate.

16/10/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Rachel F.
Rooms are very dark and very small.  The bathroom was tiny, also.  I expected more for the price, boy was I disappointed.  We went on a holiday weekend, so we had to wear wrist bands every day to get into our rooms or access the pool.  Also, you couldn't bring in your own food or alcohol, I  thought that was weird.  Security everywhere and a guest list for the pool?  No thanks.  There were 3 cockroaches in our room when we came back late one night.  When we complained to the front desk, they mentioned it "being a problem recently", and then we were escorted back to our room with security in tow, to verify our story...yep, there's still 3 coackroaches in our room!  Luck for me, I sprayed them with hairspray to kill them (old Texas trick) so they were still in the same place.  Good news is that we were moved to a room with a balcony facing the pool.  Bad news is that the pool DJ sucked and we had to listen to crappy house music!  The pool bar and pool food was really good, but all in all, it wasn't really our scene. I guess we aren't cool enough for the Roosevelt.  Personally, I'll take the Regent Beverly Wilshire, The Beverly Hilton, or even the Renaissance anyday!

15/12/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
12. Scott A.
Can be a great value - sometimes less than $160 and often you can get upgraded.  I paid $159 and was put into a $400 cabana room when Amanda Demme was packing in the celebs at the pool.  Even without the upgrade, the rooms are great.  Site of the first Academy Awards.

30/06/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. CR S.
The pool here is NOT open to the public so don't listen to the review below that says it is!

12/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
14. Katelin H.
Note to visitors: Do not share 4 people to a room. I've never in my life heard anyone snore as loud as when I stayed the night at the Roosevelt. The cleanliness of the room, the well stocked over-priced mini-bar, and the incredible pool couldn't make up for the atrocity of this snore. The man sounded like he was screaming in his sleep. I thought someone was getting murdered on the real. Maybe this place IS haunted!

06/07/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Don W.
Very cool hipster hotel. Dark boutique restored to it's 1920's splendor (well, almost). Small, but functional rooms. Courteous staff. Off street valet parking. Awesome design-your-own burger joint - 25 Degrees. Reasonably priced - room was $220/night + $28/day for guarded valet pkg. Directly across the street from Mann's Chinese Theatre and down the block from the newly restored El Capitan where the Wurlitzer from the old SF Fox Warfield now resides and is played daily. Pool is awesome with a full bar at pool side.  If you're into atmospheric, boutique hotels, go here. If you're expecting the Four Seasons, go there instead.

09/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Matt R.
Back in the day, I used to stay here at least once a month for work.  Now, it's simply too damn expensive.

Seriously, 350+ bucks for a cabana room?  Come on.  

The rooms are nice, albeit small, but for the price, you can do better.  If you come on an off day, ask for a bigger room, more times than not, they upgraded me to a suite.  The suites are big and lavish.  

Good location with clean, well decorated rooms, but it's just too spendy.  For 300 bucks, stay at the Mondrian or the Renaissance something.  Once the price for a regular room goes back down to about 150, I'll be back.

06/03/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Stagger N.
If I only have $150 to spend on a hotel room and I wanna be within walking distance to Jimmy Kimmel Live so I can watch Sarah Silverman say something racist and/or politically incorrect (She's everywhere lately, Jimmy's probably bitter this is the only chance he gets to see her) then this is where I'm gonna stay. If you spent more than $150 on a room here and it didn't include free use of the minibar, pay-per-view or hookers, then you got ripped off.

09/09/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. K B.
I stay here at least once a month for work. I like it because it's central to where I need to go (and I used the live down the street, so it's sentimental). The hotel staff is fantastic and really helpful every time. The thing I don't love is when I have to stay on a weekend night..... all the wannabe actress/model/singer/melrose fashion whores come out and traffic jam the valet area and the elevators. My other gripe is that this hotel needs a hot tub/spa. Other than that.....love the mini bar and room service. Tiki in room service is the best. The staff is really the reason I come back instead of staying at the Mondrian or Standard....attitude free!

26/07/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Kathy N.
The lobby lounge at the Roosevelt was amazing.  At first I thought it was great because of the ambiance and decor.  It's a small, very sexy room with dark wood paneling, fireplace and deep leather sofas.  Then, I tried to order a drink.  The bartender (Matthew) was the only one working the room, so he came personally to our group and talked to each of us about what we wanted.  He patiently listened to what we wanted, then suggested his own version of a drink.  When I got my drink, I realized why this place is so good.  Matthew makes amazing drinks.  He uses his own, specially made syrups, spice mixes and juices (for example pomegranate seeds soaked in rum) to create the best cocktails I've ever tasted.  I was going to be in Hollywood one more night so I brought a friend back with me the next night.  We sat at the bar where Matthew led us through all kinds of treats.  Be careful, they are so good, it's hard to stop.  He keeps you asking for another!

30/01/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Mark W.
I love this hotel! It's super classy, without being pretentious, and it has so much Old Hollywood history, as well as, new! I'm not too impressed with celeb sightings, but, if you are into that type of thing.. at almost any given day, you will probably end up seeing one, within the walls of the Roosevelt. My deluxe suite was spacious, modern, and comfortable, with a small ground level patio area with sunchair. My fav thing about this hotel is that it has so much character, it is def an original, not your usual cookie cutter 4 star hotel, it is much more. Staff is super friendly and accomodating, on all levels. I also love the fact that there is an outdoor pool/lounge area where you can sip cocktails. In fact, it turns into a nightclub type scene on the weekends(not sure about the other days of wk), and this is a hotspot for those involved in film/tv, from writers to directors, to actors. The obvious nice little perk of staying at the hotel, is that you have access, without waiting in the huge line outside, to the poolside nightlife. This is def an exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable hotel to stay at, if you are looking to stay in Hollywood area. Of course, for those that aren't aware, Hwood, is not exactly the nicest neighborhood, it's rather rundown, and adult oriented, but there is a fairly new shopping area right across from the hotel, but most of the restaurants around there are pretty awful, foodwise. The hotel has decent food, and I would even more so recommend "The Hungry Cat", a few blocks away. Trendy little hidden spot in Sunset and Vine bldg. Incredibly creative, fresh fish dishes, and unique, complex cocktails. Oh, just to let u know, ya never wanna take a left when you come out of the front end of the hotel, that only continues to get shadier, rather quickly. Take a right instead, and you will be alright. Cheers!

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Da J.
Granted, I never stayed here, nor have I bothered to come here on some weekend night, but my one experience here was mixed. My girl and I walked in this weirdly laid out, dark hotel. As we headed in, we hear a waitress ask her party (of OLD, GROSS MEN), "Oh are those your girls?" Gross. Everyone that works here is "actually" an actor/musician/whatever, but they were helpful and could converse.

28/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
22. Stacy H.
If anyone is curious the pool bar is where the hot men in LA are. And this pool is the most amazing hotel pool in all of LA.  Olympic size. Of course its hard to get in and its 27 bucks for 2 drinks. Oh and I was there on a friday - apparantly that is the night to go.

25/06/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Amy L.
Sure I've been in their suites, and yes, the lobby, and also the pool area, and I think I've always had a raging good time. But if you ask me to describe anything or anyone, I'm at a complete loss. Alcohol is bad.

04/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Jeannie M.
This place is absolutely gorgeous and the rooms are fantastic but the valet leaves something to the imagination, the front desk staff are incompetent (they had me waiting THREE hours for my room telling me that it wasn't ready yet meanwhile it turned out to be), and it is a tourist mecca so you have to deal with clueless people and too many families.  The food isn't bad and the location isn't either (if you want to be in the heart of Hollywood)  but I highly doubt I would ever go back.  When I go on vacation I like to relax.  While the room was quiet, there was no view and there were too many things that weren't very impressive.

09/03/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
25. Tony D.
Be sure and MISS the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  I was all done when I saw the Dude with the clipboard at tthe entrance to the pool area...who the hell do they think they are...?????   QED

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
26. Nick l.
$14.00 for a Hendricks & tonic, $95.00 for a bottle of Rombauer Chard .. be prepared to bend over .. call you bank manager for loan to cover overnight parking too.
very cool building although small room was in need of a new carpet .. very comfy bed, small bathroom but ok ...
very cool pool area ...
very noisy old a/c units ... you'll need the window open if you're a light sleeper. watch out for windows facing the street, kitchen extractor fans pumping out stinky smells ...
no idea what the going rate is but no doubt $$$ ...

i'm giving 4 stars because the concierge could have been a model & friendly staff moved me twice to get a room without the cooking smells , which turned out to be way nicer than the previous rooms.

07/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. j w.
the vibe at this hotel is sick.  it is dark, moody and cavernous.  not to mention, the location can't be beat in the heart of hollywood.  come here to people watch and enjoy a few drinks on the weekend. you might catch a few celebrity sightings!  they often host red-carpet events and do a lot of filming here.  fun!

i've never stayed here before, but have heard mixed reviews about the rooms.

i haven't tried all their restaurants but their burger joint is great!


18/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Fye H.
Hey, I loved it. Including Teddy's and Tropicana (reviews for those towards the bottom).

The room had a contemporary/minimalism feel to it. You wouldn't be able to tell though because the room is very small (unless you opt for a more expensive room).  A large unframed mirror propped against the wall, dark wood furniture, and a large black and white photo of David Bowie as the center piece of the room give it a chic feel. OK, so that's a little more rock n roll than chic, but still -- it was fantastic seeing it.

I only had two real complaints. One is that there isn't a sliding glass door or curtain for the shower. Instead, there is this modernly cut glass that covers only half of the shower area. Needless to say, water got everywhere. I should also mention that the bathroom is TINY.

My second complaint is that the phone lines worked when it wanted to. Now, I have read that is one of the "haunted" parts of the hotel -- but who knows really?

Other than that, the hotel is gorgeous and a complete reminder of old Hollywood with a modern twist.

Tropicana: Of the two times I have been there, I was really drunk. Now, you can choose to take my review or leave it, but I loved it.
As a female, I had no trouble walking in. For anyone else, you can either lie and say you are a hotel guest and pretend you are pulling out a key card, or you can show up with hot ladies. If not, wait in line -- just know that it is a little hard to get in. My friends and I showed up and went ahead of this couple who had been waiting in the nonexistent line.
The drinks are good but pricey. If you're lucky, you will find men who will willingly hand you cash simply because you are beautiful. They won't even tell you their name because they know you won't remember the next day -- and no, you don't have to sleep with them.
The music, on the days I went, were cheesy. Nothing great. I had a great time though. It is absolutely beautiful on summer's night, sitting by the pool (which by the way, features a mural at the bottom) and drinking with friends.

Teddy's: It is true, it isn't as hot as the Bolthouse owned clubs, but it still holds its own. Why else would you find Lindsay stumbling out in the beginning of the summer? Recently, the mess that is Britney Spears showed up with Criss Angel. Perhaps stars choose to go to Teddy's because it no longer has the high profile places like Les Deux has. Less chance of running into overly dressed hot things who claim they "know the promoter."
Back to the review, though Teddy's is a lot harder to get into, it can be done! I've been there more than once, and no, I do not have huge breasts. Your best bets are to, again, show up w/a few female friends, or order bottle service. Teddy's is a lounge, so it caters to those who are willing to drop serious dough on alcohol. If you choose not to have bottle service, drinks are still pricey -- but it is expected.
Inside you feel as if you have stepped into an exclusive lounge that only the hip folks know about. The decor isn't overly pretentious: heavy curtains, leather couches, candles, oil paintings -- all very old Hollywood.
Of the times I have been there the DJs have not disappointed me. Mixing a few old school favorites with current dance hits, you will not grow tired of dancing. What's best is that it gives you a break from dancing in hot, crowded clubs. An intimate setting allows for good times, and a chance to dance alongside party girls you never dreamed of standing next to.
The service and security guards are super nice. Perhaps more perks of being female. But seriously, you don't have to dress like a complete slut to be treated nicely. Hold yourself well, you will be treated well.

06/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. Jenn S.
extremely comfortable beds!
fresh products! i loved the soy shampoo.
great service. friendly hotel staff.
conveniently located near hollywood & highlands.

i was here for my company's national sales conference so i didn't have to pay a dime. so my review might be a little biased.

for our conference meetings they provided voss water (which really isn't special), a great selection of teas, coffee, and fresh fruit every morning.

19/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. MTL L.
28/per valet parking/day

Hotel staff was in general very attentive, proactive, and helpful.

The room's decor was very modern. Black and white type of look.
AC was a little loud. Lounge area was very nicely decorated.
The general decor of the hotel was a little dark and not well lit.
Guess it's by design, but I would have prefered a more well lit place.

19/08/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
31. Wesley B.
I am taking away stars like mad for the sheer difficult-to-get-in-as-a-normal-guy factor.  Really, having lived in NYC for three years, where I never  had to deal with this crap, you've got to be kidding me.  I've been twice and gotten in both times (saving them from two-star doom) with some effort/help but it should never come to this.  They might as well require dress shoes.  This place symbolizes LA hassle for me, though I will give the stars I give because the space is indeed great, both inside and at the pool, crowd is easy on the eyes, and drinks are as stiff as you'd expect them for the price.  I won't be back unless with someone in the know, though.  I've lived in too many good cities where you never encounter this sh*t.  Boston, London, LA:  Why the hassle, huh?

26/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
32. Dth S.
if u have young/party type of friends coming in from outta town, this place is recommendable cuz the rooms nxt to the pool are 'home-like' &good for long stays.....plus yoga in the mornings are just rite outside ur pool-side rooms if u need to calm down after too much partying. i personally don't like any of the rooms here (aside from the super luxurious suite) but outta town people don't kno&don't care.

17/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
33. Ron M.
I recommended the Roosevelt to a friend who was in town and coming to LA for the first time from Australia. The main reason was the location, in that we could walk to everything, also because I wanted to hang around the pool all day, and go to Teddy's at night. The front desk staff were ridiculously rude and full of attitude when we attempted to check in early, so we went to the pool, where the hostess gave us a hard time getting in, and then some guy in a Fedora hat with a little spiral notebook informed us we were not likely to get poolside chairs until 4 p.m. as they were all booked (despite the fact that nobody appeared to be sitting in them). The hostess promptly seated us at the worst table available, which was right next to a bad speaker that was blasting Bon Jovi. The clientele around the pool were total skanks, many of them topless to show off their new silicone, I suppose. They appeared to be understaffed that day and it took an hour or longer for the server to bring drinks (which were $16 each). If you're going to spend $400 to hang out by a pool all day, you expect better service. Then we get into our room, which had only 2 towels for the three of us, a bathroom that was so tiny when you sat on the toilet your knees hit the wall, nail polish stains on the carpet, and a smoke detector hanging out of the ceiling by its wires (and we're told this was an upgrade). We showed up at Teddy's at around 1:30 a.m., and were told that we weren't "on the list." I explained we were hotel guests, and we were still turned away. Considering we paid to stay at the hotel, and that there was only a half hour left until the bar closed, I called the front desk to complain and was told by the gentleman who answered, "Just because you're a guest doesn't guarantee entry into Teddy's...that's just the way it is..." Subsequently went to the Beverly Wilshire the next night, which is a much nicer hotel, and was treated like royalty by the staff there.

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
34. David M.
OK, the pool scene here has got to be seen to be believed. We had a blast drinking overpriced cocktails and listening in on B-list starlets' cell phone converations. I have never seen so many cowboy hats and fake boobs in my life.  It is maybe the most LA thing I have ever seen- hilarious. The rooms, suprisingly, are perfectly nice and not outrageously expensive. All in all, I'd go back. It's very conveniently situated in the heart of the Hollywood beast- which, clearly is not for everyone. But then, neither am I.

UPDATE: OK, we weren't technically staying at the Roosevelt this time, but we stopped by on a Saturday afternoon to see a friend who was. A friend who never actually came down to the bar, but whatevs. So it's the typical scene- buffed out douchebags and girls in totally inappropriate bikinis with nine inch hooker heels. Trainwrecks to the left, trainwrecks to the right. So we're having overpriced, yet delicious cocktails when this strange girl approaches me. She tells me that she is the massage therapist for the hotel, and she is bored, and wouldn't I like a free massage? I was highly skeptical, but went for it. It was........................weird. I was so nervous that I was going to have to politely refuse a happy ending that I couldn't really relax. But hey- free massage= free massage. $150 bar bill later and we were outta there.

25/08/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
35. Matthew O.
Stayed here on my recent trip to Hollywood. The building itself is great. The pool is beautiful and so was the lounge. We booked the cabana room, and was a little disappointed. The room is small and dimly lit. I was expecting a little more amenities for what we paid for.  The front desk staff was nice, but the concierge was SO rude. I called and asked for some recommendation for some good nightclubs, and she was like I don't know if I can get you into any clubs, LA clubs are SO hard to get into, she then proceeded to ask how many girls I was going to be with. I told her 3 girls and she was like well I'll TRY to see to get you guys on a list but don't expect anything. She also said we would not be able to get into the nightclub Teddy's (which is in the hotel) unless we get bottle service. When Teddy's opened we decided to go and they let us right in, without bottle service.  All in all the place is okay, just dont ask the concierge anything she was rude and helpful whatsoever.

30/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
36. sofia b.
I totally digged this place. The service was great. The rooms were comfy and nicely decorated with old Hollywood photos. The main lobby with all the leather couches, very suave. They have several really cool bars. One that is right off to the side of the historical lobby. go there on a week day, you almost feel like your back in time. 25 degrees is a spiritual experience of burger indulgence. The pool bar is super fab. yeah a little pricey, but the drinks are delightful. I stayed here mid week and thought it was very pleasant. Im not sure if there is a totally different experience on the weekends, but heck. Even if your plans aren't to stay over night. You are still welcome to hang at their bars. You gotta check out the lobby if your into the whole Roaring 20s thing like me. Great place to get some drinks and then lay your mouth into a juicy burger n spiked shake at 25 degrees. I never thought a burger n shake could be that good.

28/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Ric M.
There is more Silicon at this pool than an Intel Factory.

16/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. Laura A.
first of all, they DON'T charge you for internet -- they have free wireless in the lobby, at the pool, and on the mezzanine level, not to mention a free laptop/printer to use in the lobby.

this place is the bomb. i'm staying here right now and it's a great experience. our room has a giant photo of mick jagger and great fresh hair products. the staff is really nice, but a star is off for the 'tude up in here (but then again, who doesn't have an attitude at modernist hotels like this -- not to mention the standard LA attitude?)

01/03/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Sean S.
I am so pleased to discover this place before Paris and her friends showed up.  I have been staying here for 4 years when they started on the remodel.  It is no longer cheap to stay here and my o my has life around the pool changed!  

The quality of the place has risen in terms of decor and style but the staff have always been very eager and accomodating.  I dont like that after they have charged you $200 plus a night they then expect you to pay extra for internet.  

Their bath soaps are worth stealing.  Davis gate products are not cheap when bought in regular size quantities

05/02/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. jen K.
I stayed here for two nights. The decor inside hotel is really nice, modern and clean. But the rooms were just ok. It looked clean enough, but the carpet was really spotty and dirty.. made me just a little bit weary to run around bare foot.  
The lounge/ bar area by the pool was nice. But the last time i was there, it was really empty and slow. But that wasnt so bad either. The staff was very nice.

12/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Jamie H.
I recently stayed at the Roosevelt hotel and have to say my overall feeling of it was pretty decent. My first day here, enrique was shooting a video with a ton of models. I didn't go to LA to ooo and ahhh at the superficial "stars". As for the hotel, the pool was closed, breakfast was horribly expensive and so was parking however the guys working the valet are AWESOME! so are the housekeepers. I didn't go to any of their resturants but room service was decent. And yes their alcohol is freakin expensive too!

10/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. Chris w.
I stayed there just a month ago and what an wonderful Bed! The room was clean and the staff very very helpful. I love the decor throughout the entire hotel. I would most defiantly go back there again.

02/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Jessica K.
Great hotel, Gorgeous, Went to a party in one of the suites which i remember being fairly loud with the pool area close by with a huge bar..Rather pricey drinks..but good times, good drunk times

04/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Anna S.
For a place known as Roosevelt Hotel I wondered what the hype was about. The place is crammed between sunset and hollywood (luckily there's not much traffic on the backside of the hotel) so I can turn left to get valet. I was there for a work event and my boss booked a room there so she can shmooze until 2am. Walking to her room, I noticed the exterior looked like a cheesy 60s motel. If they renovated the hotel, you can't tell from the exteriors. Also, my boss asked "Is that a parking structure"? Instead of the blue skies, there's a large parking structure right above the cheesy motif. We get to her room and notice it's renovated with contemporary furniture and Kiehl's products. It's a bit on the small side even for a regular hotel room. I think it's over-hyped. I guess it's only good for planning events. We were there for a Virgin Unite event but I gotta say, not sure if the catering was part of the hotel or not but the food was appalling. I can't believe they served that food to Salma and Charlize!

15/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. candy c.
Rooftop party, good idea.  Rooftop party with DJ spinning records that sound like aliens invading LA to kick off the apocalypse, bad idea.  Forget calling the cops, call the US Army.  It's on.

06/03/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. lucky p.
this place was crazy busy on sunday when was checking in.  I was nervous as we waited and I was wondering if we were going to be on the receiving end of the snobby staff thing. I could not have been more wrong. Julius was very attentive and made our whole l feel very take care of even though it was mobbed- thank you Julius.

14/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. Kenny J.
ok, I heard that this place is THE BEST PLACE to stay in Hollywood
so why not, I decided to stay over for two nights

the room was bigger than I thought, which was a big plus
and everything was very clean..room service was great..
I really like the way they designed the bathroom.  

but it's crazy how you have to pay over 20 bucks a night for Valet
and they even manage to lose my car.  So I was waiting for them to find my car for 30 min.  
Also, they charged me 20 bucks just because I opened their fridge.

28/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
48. Nenette Y.
I've stayed at this place twice, the 1st time in '03 or '04 when they hosted the Wet Parties and did not have the re-model yet... the 2nd time was just this past weekend.

They don't host the Wet Parties anymore, but the revamp is beautiful- very glamorous, comfortable and modern with large spacious rooms, some of them with a mini walk-in closet and all with nice amenities including including diva bath products.

Don't even get me started on their pool area here- yes it's a scene on the weekends, but as long as you're staying there and get a hall pass you won't run into any problems. True drinks & food are pricey, but that comes with the territory.

In my opinion, rooms can be a great deal (we scored $149 for each room!) especially compared to the $400-$500/nite we were quoted for an equally nice hotel on Sunset.

Highly recommended... can't wait to return and most likely will take my boyfriend here in the Spring time for his b-day.

27/12/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Holly B.
I just totaled it up: in the past eight weeks, I have slept in expensive hotel rooms 32 nights.  I travel the west coast continually for my job and lucky for me get to stay in nice places along the way.  I was looking forward to my stay at the Roosevelt!  Such a disappointment.

I thought I got a sweet deal when I made my reservation - I was given a $359/night pool-side cabana room for only $259.  I wasn't really looking for a pool-side room, but it was what was available, so I took it.

A quick list of everything that went wrong, making my first night at the Roosevelt the worst hotel experience I've had so far:

1. Stepping out of my cab I was greeted by a bunch of guys who appeared to be hanging out at the entrance.  Excuse me, they are hotel employees.  No one in this hotel, save the maids and room-service delivery guys wear uniforms.  I've been to other hotels like this (say, Clift in San Francisco) but at least they have a color scheme and act like they are working.  Here, I had no clue - and in a hotel that only allows certain people into certain areas of the place, this led me to feel like I had to explain myself ("just going to my room") to people I wasn't sure were bouncers or big guys standing around text-messaging.  Yes, they have ear-pieces, but the whole place is so dimly lit you'll be lucky to spot them.
2. My room was so poorly lit that even your grandmother would look sexy in this place.  And i mean your ugly grandmother.
3. The room was so dimly lit that I couldn't see the lock to open the sliding door leading to the pool.  Seriously.  Could not get it open.
4. Bell boy said lights should be brighter and fiddled with them to no avail.
5. TV is blurry static and nothing more.  Wireless does not work.
6.  Call front desk.  Phone rings for about 30 rings with no answer.  Seriously
7.  Call again and am told that an engineer will come to fix my tv, and that I should log on to a network named "Kylie" not the one so misleading called "Roosevelt."  (duh, i should've known that!)
8.  Realize I am starving and look around dimly lit room for roomservice menu.  There is no hotel book in sight.
9.  Call front desk and ask about book.  "Oh, it's not there?"  "Well, it might be but I can't see a damn thing in here!"  "We'll have a housekeeping bring that right away."

10.  30 minutes later, no engineer nor housekeeping has shown at my door.  I march to the front desk and explain the problem.  I am quickly given a new room but no one offers to help with my bags.  I lug them up to my new room, located in "The Tower"  (it's true that a billboard covers the side of this building and you're likely to be blinded by the spotlights.. funny, an overly-lit room to replace one in which I could not see)

My new room, while much larger, better lit, fully stocked with menu, etc, had an incredibly loud air conditioner, smelled like it had been smoked in for 50 years prior to my arrival, and had little to no soundproofing from the room next door.  I won't even tell you what I heard.  I had some overpriced room-service and got out of here as quickly as possible.

Perks: nice beds/bedding, good bath products.

Seriously folks, if you want to be in Hollywood (and you might want to think twice about that) just stay at the big Renaissance Marriott a block away.  Higher end chain hotels with point systems at least try to earn your loyalty from the first room, not by making up with a smelly upgrade.

11/11/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
50. Dan H.
Did ya hear about the dead guy?  Ewww!  Don't drink the water.

16/11/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
51. Nick B.
I stay at the Roosevelt every year that I cone out to hollyhood, never disappoints...  I have visible tattoos and have checked in many times wearing a tank top and boardshorts and have never had ANY employees who were snooty or rude...  If you like it calm outside where you stay, go check into the "older" peoples hotels down the road in BH....

31/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Beverly B.
Horrible experience.  The staff is rude, for one thing.  The fire alarm went off twice and when i called to see what was going on they told me they were going to fix and call me back to say what happened.  Never did. The Public Restaurant had the worst service, and the food was also bad. Chicken as hard as a rock and luke warm coffee and a waitress with an attitude. I have traveled around the world and stayed in many, many hotels and motels, and really, this one is below the bottom of my list. The hotel room smelled of smoke, the halls reeked of pot smoking, the crowd was relentless, and, well, we just had to pack up and leave. I'm telling you, unless you are under 22 years of age, wanna smoke a ton of cigarettes, walk around and be a huge LA poser, don't stay here. Lastly, when we tried to get the hell out of there at 1:00 in the morning, it took them 20 minutes to find our car.  So, pretty much, from start to finish, the experience will only be memorable for how lame it was.  It's the Emperor's new clothes to the tenth power.

19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
53. Winston C.
Pretty cool place, bars and lounge area have a good crowd- rooms are small but chic.   Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.

11/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Nancy D.
I would have normally given at least one more star, however, and I can see this seems to be the norm, our reservations were once again messed up. I always book directly through the hotel in order to make sure that I do indeed have a room and any special requests are known. As it happened once again, even though I had made the reservation months ago, the front desk did not show the reservation that I had made and then said they were totally sold out for the night. At that point they had a suite available but I would have to pay extra. At that point our luggage was already in and the car parked. We stayed. My original request that I not be next to a service elevator (like I had last time) went unheard. The air conditioning was so loud all night and the elevator ran up and down very early. The suite was very nice and housekeeping staff was great.
On the upside: Valet staff - excellent
Front desk staff: even though my reservation was a mess they were helpful and polite.
Pool staff: not so much
Tropicana Bar staff: efficient and accommodating
25Degrees - always great
Not a place for family with young children even teenagers without supervision
Location is good for sites and shopping
Pool is a little racy for my taste during the weekends...
Not so sure I won't try another hotel next time in the LA area...

12/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
55. Sid L.
If your a Celeb Whore or Just Love the Finer things in life (if your rolling with the right crew) Then This is the Joint!!! I Love This HOTEL!! By far my Favorite Hotel in LA!! (Right NOW) Many Great Nights Here... Many... : D Hate Name Dropping and all that.. So just Trust my Word on the Right Night with the Right Crew and Perfect Hair, Make - Up, and Dress.... This Place and You've got another Hollywood Nights Story....


05/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Jim W.
I well remember when this place was a dump!  WOW...has it changed!  Love taking out of towners here...the history, alone, is amazing.

11/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Karol S.
If you want to be smack dab in the middle of Hollywood, this place is for you.  Rooms are nice enough and they've clearly updated the look in the last few years.  Still, the bathroom, for example, looks very old.  The Kiehls products kind of make up for it.  The air conditioning in the room is comically loud.  Stay here for the location.  Oh, and the awesome pool area.

12/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
58. Lance K.
wow this place blows. where do I start?

-first they lost my reservation and did not make any attempts to accommodate me.
-it took 45 mins to retrieve my friend's car at valet.
-air conditoning broken in my friend's room.
-drunk a-holes who say they're going to slap me? did he say slap me? AND after reporting this to security they do nothing about it.

do youself a favor save your money and stay in a real classy hotel like the ahwahnee in yosemite. the roosevelt is pretty much motel 6.5 same crappy rooms and service and the same trashy people.

***dammit it won't let me give it a zero star rating!

18/01/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
59. Diana M.
Teddys finally reopened and its better than the first time!  Amazing crowd for a Monday night..tons of celebrities and great dj.  This is the only place to go -if you can get in.

03/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Henan J.
Great rooms. The bath products were awesome too. Would move in if they had condos :)

18/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
61. Tami R.
Such a pretty hotel. Great high ceilings, real old hollywood charm with a modern face lift.

I was here for a Flaunt Magazine party and they had pass arounds... i reccomend the crab cakes, little too much breading, but real crab. We also had free booze which always makes a place better.

I reccomend parking across the street if you can't find street parking... it's $12 max instead of $23.

26/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. Carly A.
The room we got had a crappy view of the roof. There were various stains on the white furniture, as well as slashes in the leather with crappy repair jobs.
The bathroom had a lot of cracked tiles, and made the otherwise normal bathroom look janky.
The A/C was prehistoric and perhaps the first thing they bought when they acquired the property in 1927. It sounded like a T-Rex on the hunt for dinner, luckily when I got back to the room I was so tired I was able to drown it out.

The burger restaurant located within the hotel had a good burger, with  a lot of condiment and topping choices.

Upon check out, the valet girl was either mentally handicapped or on shrooms. My boyfriend handed the valet ticket to her, and it happened to be upside down, she told him that he needed to flip it over and hand it to her right side up so she could scan it correctly- she stared at his hand until he did so. I guess she needed more practice to get that one down. Maybe we should send her a bill for the lesson.

Anyways, if we were in the area and were hungry, we might stop by for a burger, but that's about it.

30/09/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
63. LV F.
Pool bar is the main reason to stay here.  Rooms were nice...average...bathrooms small.  Walls surprisingly thin...was having a funny moment with my girlfriend, and we got a phone call from the room next door letting us know that they had an early day the next day...eeekkk Who knew they could hear us chatting up a storm? The hotel is in a very central location, but if your not looking to do the Hollywood touristy thing, this might not necessarily be the best option.  We were debating about this hotel or the Mondrain...and I'm thinking the Mondrain might have been closer to more of the spots we wanted to go to.  Cabs get pricey!! Staff was helpful, the concierge especially...gave us great recommendations for dinner, and was kind enough to allow me to charge up my iPhone since my charger wasn't working.  Tropicana Bar was fun...it was a plus to have that there in our hotel when we didn't feel like venturing out.  The Spare Room bar was strange...hipster scene bad 80's music...$100 for an hour of bowling!! Needless to say, that was out!! All in all not a bad hotel, and has that Old Hollywood charm.

28/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
64. FoodGir L.
Easy location for a tourist sightseeing party but I wouldnt do it again. It was my birthday and 12 of us stayed there. My friend and I had a room on the pool which was fun during the day because we could easily access our place but we got spoken to by security guards after one of our guests used our bathroom and exposed a curtain revealing our unopened alcohol which were birthday gifts.
They take themselves too seriously acting like a Vegas style resort but with intense restrictions and haughty attitudes. The real problem for us was the construction that was happening while we were staying there! It was early in the morning on the WEEKEND! When I'm sure much of the hotel was occupied. Regardless it sounded like we had a jackhammer in the next room. It was honestly ridiculous. I would have given them 1 star but I received a card from management and a dessert tray wishing me a happy birthday which was a nice gesture. Once was enough.

09/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
65. Jennifer C.
The hotel staff was very nice upon arrival.  Matt helped unload our bags and delivered them to our room - letting us know that if there was anything we needed to let him know.  
We had a room with two queen beds and it was actually a nice size room.  Our windows looked out onto Hollywood Blvd directly at the Kodak Theatre so we could watch all the street performers.  The room was clean and the the multiple options for lighting was great. The closet was spacious and came with more than 4 hangers
We heard the pool was a scene so stopped by and there was hardly anyone there - no worries - we got a seat, had great margaritas and food.
About 4:30 am, I called for roomservice and they were actually quite fast, thank god cuz I was on the verge of passing out - lol
The only negatives:
We called for extra towels and they never came and upon checking out, they were not able to figure out whether we had paid for valet or not - the front desk person had validated us so we assumed parking was taken care of.  Being short on patience, we paid for parking.  Now we do not mind tipping, but when we had our bags brought down and loaded, it almost seemed as if they were passing the bags between more workers to hustle for individual tips.  Between the hotel room and our car, we had a least 4 different people with our bags, asking us questions.

All in all - for the price and the location, I would def stay here again.

16/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
66. Alex A.
Filthy rooms, (found a cockroach in the corner of the room next to the nightstand) extremely rude and careless staff, major lack in customer service. Wouldn't recommend this hotel to my worst enemy. That's the problem with established businesses. Once they gain a name, they could care less about  customers. First and last time I go here.

13/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
67. Min Y.
I stayed at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Sep 10th, 2012  at about 2am, the guests in the room next to mine were very loud, there were at least two women and one man in that room, drinking, singing and talking. I went downstairs to the reception desk to request changing room and wasn't able to find the reception desk as i went down to the lobby(floor L) instead of the ground floor(floor G). I asked bar tender in the ground floor where the reception desk was and the bar tender laughed at me in front of other guests who were also in the bar and asking if i were smoking weed and if he can get some from me too. As i finally found my way at reception desk, the receptionist was inpatient and rude. he said he can not change room for me and will send a security guy to warn the guests next door. the security did come but the guests next door were still very loud. This was about 3am. The receptionist said the only solution for me was to call the reception desk again if they were not loud again.

12/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
68. dan h.
The Roosevelt is where i stay when i go to LA now - but it is in a unique location so sometimes i stay elsewhere if i want to primarily visit a different part of LA. i've stayed all over.  I've stayed at Chateau Marmont and the W and the Orlando (very cool) and loads of other spots but i think i liked the Roosevelt the best.  First, it has that Old Hollywood feel and that Old Hollywood name and rep and class, but it's new and trendy and hot at the same time.  You get the location that's right across the street (almost) from the Mann Chinese (not really a big deal, btw) but that just means that there's a hollyweird centralness to the location so you don't have to drive too far to get to any of the ultra-cool hidden hollywood haunts.  the clientele is interesting, which is a good thing.  it's sorta like the Hard Rock Hotel in vegas.  the Roosevelt may have an old name, but the clientele is trashy-chic, divey-hip.

plus there's an awesome conceirge that's pretty well connected throughout the city.  this is important because the trendy, hot places in LA rotate on a 9 month basis so any place that was "the place" 9 months ago is probably no-more-cool at the moment.  to find out where the almost-famous and next-big-thing models are hanging out with the industry people, you need to know someone with their ear to the ground.  i know a lot of folks in the City of Angels that are semi-retired from the party scene so it's always good to get another perspective on what's hot, especially from someone that has the power to pick up the phone and put you on the guest list too.  :)  

the best part, of course, are the weekend pool parties that start to get rockin around 11am or so and stay that way till the shadows cover the pool area.  you should stay at the hotel because they secure off the place "club-style" really early and then it's hard to get in.  as a hotel guest, you can bring a couple friends to the party but not too many.  there's usually a line of people trying to get into the pool party.  and even better, you want to tip the pool guys to reserve a bed or some pool chairs by the pool for you.  if you don't then odds are low you'll get to sit during the party.  i had to get up around 9am (which was hard), look out onto the pool - this reminds me, get a room with a view of the pool otherwise you'll have to walk a little ways to get to it - and i saw that, at 9am!, there was only one bed by the pool left with nobody on it and no "reserved" sign.  so i rushed down, grabbed it, ordered some breakfast and a bloody mary.  a couple hours later all the friends arrived and the party got going.  

oh yes, and if you care: the rooms are awesome.  beds, amenities, bathroom, everything redone, remodeled modern design with ipod players and the whole deal.  very nice everything.

27/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
69. Veronika L.
The building itself is nice the pool is great. Good location. Small room and really small bathroom. Not dirty but not super clean. I was disappointed with the food in 25 degrees.

25/02/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
70. Tomas M.
In regards to the staff, the place was GREAT.  Everyone was polite and very accommodating.  Outstanding customer service.  The hotel itself was surprisingly.... old.  For it being in a prime Hollywood location, it could be a little nicer. Thank goodness I got the room on Expedia, because I would have been disappointed if I paid full price.  For example, our room was re-done but almost as if they just spray painted the walls.   Still, being a fan of pop culture, I did enjoy the photos of famous people in the hallways ( several awesome pics of Bowie and Lou Reed ).  Since the hotel has several nightclubs, it's apparently a popular hang out for young attractive people with "hope" in their lives.
It's a real good place to people watch and judge others.  I would have given the place 4 stars ( mostly due to the friendliness of the staff ), but there's ONE thing.
At the pool area I saw a roach.  Again, it wasn't INSIDE the hotel, it was the outside pool area. Yes, I know those little guys are everywhere and you'll probably find them on the moon, but this one was the largest I've ever seen that wasn't in a movie/text book/ or zoo.  Grossie josie.

02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
71. Andy D.
Holy Christ.  I had the pleasure recently of experiencing the Penthouse suite.  Fuck...  wow.  I mean I've been in my fair share of luxury before, but damn!  What a room... or should I say, what a bunch of rooms, what a bathtub, or should I call it a pool with jets?  Wow, the rooftop is great, wow the whole place is great, I really really really really wish I was rich enough to rent this place out year round.. but at $4200 a night... ha, I don't think so.  It's truly an amazing place.  

Also, there are a lot of other great things going on for the hotel, I think it's a really awesome and classy place.  It's historical.  Great bars, restaurants, room service, the whole thing rocks!

15/05/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Harvey C.
I've only came here to hang out NOT stay at the hotel. This place is classic Hollywood, but has been taken care of to be a updated place to chill.

You can lounge by the outdoor pool with a drink in your hand. You can lounge inside in the sitting area. You can even lounge in the lounge.

26/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Johnny C.
In terms of makeovers, this grand ol' place got the BOTOX of redesigns, restoring it to it's former bon ton elegance. Me likes the David Hockney, so any excuse to go poolside is a spankalicous treat. I don't care about zee Paris Hilton...I like zee Paris, but the Paris Hil-ton not so much. She can hang at her own damn hotels!!!  Strong, strong drinks baby..just the way Metro likes 'em. But most noteworthy is the classy resto done to the hotel. Still have to try the menu at the Dakota. Spoiler warning: It's land of the tramp-stamp here during party people time.

4 duckets of hotel luvin!

21/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Tyler B.
Let's talk about the most overrated hotel in Hollywood. First things first, it's located in Hollywood, why would anyone want to stay in Hollywood? Is there anything in Hollywood outside of this hotel's decent nightlife establishments? No. I have come to the Roosevelt several times throughout the years to go to Teddy's, Tropicana and Beacher's Madhouse. While the hotel has houses nightlife establishments that bring in LA's it crowd, it's really not that great of a hotel. First of all, the decor is less than exciting. I get that the vibe they are going to is old Hollywood but it's just looks old and boring. As far as the venues are concerned, let's not lie to ourselves, these places does no compete with the nightlife that surrounded LA 4-5 years ago. People like to hang out at Tropicana during the day and lay by the pool. Why? It's really not that great of a hotel pool. There's no view, there's no energy. Go outside of the hotel and what do you see? Fat tourists and homeless people.

15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
75. kevin M.
Room and service were amazing! Very cordial and nice. We had a bad noise issue from 12-5am which the hotel appologized for and refunded our money. Will go back again

25/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
76. Jeff K.
The location is fantastic and the beds are very comfortable.
However. for a hotel of this caliber, the rooms are relatively small.
Also, they apparently think it's a good idea to begin in-house construction projects at 7:30 AM and, amazingly, the front desk seems oblivious to the incessant pounding.
Enjoy your stay!!!

14/04/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
77. JAYCE B.
As a place to stay? I dunno.
As a place to crash movie premiere parties? Great. I love open bars.

28/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
78. Richard T.
This was our scenario:
We were hanging out at Universal Studios all day... and by the time the day was almost over I realized that I DID NOT want to drive back to Santa Barbara where we were staying. So in a state of exhausted panic (which is a slight exaggeration) I called a fellow yelper in Los Angeles... She recommended this hotel I'm typing about right now.

I feel sorta lucky because the receptionist said that we got the last available room at the hotel (although this coulda been a lie to get me to book it)... and at 219.00 the rate was rather steep but affordable. Especially for a last minute reservation.

So we get there and this place is GORGEOUS! The lobby, the entry way, everything is so gorgeous about it! If you read the other reviews you will see that this place has a lot of history in it which is kinda cool - yeah the first academy awards were held here and I think i accidentally stumbled into the ballroom type place where they were held in - it was dark and scary looking.

Spacious! Oh so spacious! We had a wonderful view of the Mann's Chinese Theatre. The bathroom in the handicapped room that we got was huge! It had a seperate area for the tub and shower... however, i wish the tub was more of a garden style tub to make it a bit more comfy. The bath products were awesome, totally take home worthy. Warms colors surround you from the paint on the walls to the soft light fixtures... an overall clean and comfortable room.

OH YEAH and the next morning after we checked out i learn that this place is HAUNTED. I got on google and found out that room 928 has some weird supernatural activity all up in it. We stayed in room 921. WTF I wish I knew. If you plan on staying at this hotel, ask for Room 928 and post your experiences on Yelp!

05/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
79. Oliver S.
I have stayed at this hotel 3 times.  From start to finish it is a awesome experience.

The valet parking staff is friendly as can be, the doormen always greet you with what appears to be a sincere hello.  The checkin people are fast, and friendly and very accomodating!  The rooms are gorgeous, all be it small, but very luxurious.  The views are incredible from almost every room.

The bar downstairs (the hotel bar, not Tropicana or Dakota) has some really friendly staff.  I actually chatted it up with the bar tender for an hour one stay, came back 2 months later for another work trip and the gentleman remembered me.

I absolutely love this hotel and since my first stay here, I've never gone to another hotel since.  

Five stars in more ways than one!

20/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Antonio S.
Best Halloween party! :-) The overall hotel is awesome, rooms were a little small, but love this place!

22/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Whitney M.
Strictly for the bar by the pool on a Saturday night... This place was so lame. Every weak drink they serve is $16+, so stick with shots. Full of obnoxious attention-seeking women, and over-the-top male douchery (yes, Mr. Ed Hardy leather motorcycle jacket man, I'm talking to YOU). I thought the staff people were nice, though. The security warned us about the LAPD waiting outside, not that we needed a warning... Thanks to the weak overpriced drinks. Blah.

27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
82. shadi m.
We got a good room rate so we decided to try out the Roosevelt. The hotel was a lot smaller than I thought but the room itself was pretty spacious. The bathrooms were tiny though which was somewhat of a drawback. We didn't really spend much time in the hotel and I'm not a huge fan of staying in Hollywood overall but it was convenient.

28/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
83. Julie A.
The poolside bar is pretty chill. Lots of Hollywood type people. Fun place to kick it poolside and people watch.

07/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Julie K.
Good things about Hotel:
Updated design
Great look and feel
Very much like a boutique hotel in NYC
Still has an old hollywood feel to it
Close to all the hollywood attractions
Shower/Bath products are by Fresh

Not so good things
For the price you pay, everything should be brand new looking and its not.  Creaky elevators and doors
Bathroom and shower pretty small
Its a scene at the Roosevelt, so if you're looking for a low key hotel - don't stay there
My hotel room included a random painting of a man that looked like Matthew Barney.  It was kind of weird waking up to that face.

I thought the hotel was pretty nice.  i wouldn't stay there again b/c I'm not into the Hollywood scene. But if that is what you're looking for, than its all there at the Roosevelt.

24/07/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
85. Kyle M.
Moderately priced and reasonable accommodations.  Not the best in the Hollywood area, but certainly better than some of the other spots I've stayed.  Excellent location, at a reasonable price and good in-hotel restaurants are the reasons to stay here.  If you're looking for excellent interior accommodations, look elsewhere.

27/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
86. Alex L.
I dined there and then hung out at the pool on a Thursday.   The food was 4 star not 5.  It was good but not impressionable.  I might have had the wrong dish.  

Then I made my way to the pool.  The doorman did not want to let us into the pool but then decided too. (LA thing, I guess -snooty).  Pool was packed and good music to chill.  Crowd is typical LA.  Two girls in the pool were topless.  Reminded me of the show Entourage.  Overall it was ok.  Did not feel like it was anything special that night but it does look like it has potential.  

I will probably not go back. To many other spots that are better.

30/07/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
87. Modemme X.
What a gorgeous hotel in the thick of all the Hollywood madness. Beautiful staff, comfortable poolside seating at the Tropicana for a sidecar and some smokes. Has everyone always been this gorgeous in LA? I didn't notice growing up. Greatest deal at the Roosevelt - $23 for valet parking and you can come and go with the car as you please. Rented a convertible mustang for this incredible February weekend, sunny, warm and perfect. There was an orchid in our room, a perfectly soft yet firm bed, a big image of a young Lou Reed hung on the wall (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders?), so cool and all kinds of people watching us come and go from the sidewalk. Felt like a star....

Feb 2010 - Just back from another visit. Poolside room. Morning swims. Little jaunts in the convertible. Afternoon wine on the balcony. Pure heaven.

24/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Christina W.
WHAT????  $14 for a vodka tonic???  You're kidding me.  Well, you're not, but the ringer sure did a number on my eyes ... especially when it cranked out a bill of $42 for 3 drinks!  Call me a cheapgoat ... I mean cheapscape ... I mean ... you get the point.  But I'm gonna take my Lincolns, Jacksons, Jeffersons and Benjamins somewhere else, thank you.

As for Roosevelt, I'm just gonna leave his a$$.  Moving on to his a$$ets ... well, I only got a peek at his outdoor arena.  The dance floor was TINY.  Virtually nonexistent.  Although, I have to give credit to the average backyardesque light bottom pool because it created an obstacle for us heel-clad hos (or hoes) to get around, especially when the drinks started flowing.

Aka: not conducive to crowd-gathering or congregating in large groups because ... watch out ... you could just do a ... flop!

04/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
89. Lisa B.
I loved this hotel!  It is in a prime location, the pool is like a party in the day and a cool loungy spot at night.  The food by the pool is excellent.  Great service, very cool rooms.  Don't be cheap and get the smallest one because it is small.  I learned the hard way but was very satisfied with the next size up.  They have a great workout facility, which does NOT cost extra.  I will definitely stay again.

14/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
90. Grant G.
The Roosevelt is definitely a stead fast Hollywood institution. Keeping it vogue yet refined, the bars have a great ambiance and pack the house every night. Ralph Lauren would be proud that they have been able to keep up with the times and still hold onto their tradition, unfortunately their idea of crowd control and a VIP entrance is not to be emulated. A great place once you get in, just be prepared for chaos if you arrive fashionably late.

13/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Jung Amy C.
Why does it take forever and ever to get from point a to point b in L.A.  From LAX to the Rental Car to the Hotel to the room...talk about red tapes and trap doors.  

I really liked Roosevelt Hotel.  was expecting asshole valets, bitchy reception, basically The Standard with better furniture.  But surprisingly, the service and staff was awesome.  Just don't leave your room without cash, i.d., and celly...you lose your room key it's pain in the ass to get new one.  

I like the warm cozy feel of the hotel.  very dark and earth tones.

the room i had was a bit on small side, but it's been a while since i slept in a double bed room.  only thing i didn't like were the funky prints on the wall.  My friend's room had one with two girls obviously at a concert completely losing their mind,  with looks like a third nipple on their forehead...huh?? wanna have a bad trip, go to room 721 and stare at that image!

The pools great.... a total meat market at night.  hee haw!   and you may run into celebrities checking in/out/lounging/drunk and loaded out of their mind.

Only thing that sucks is that on any given night there is a party going on in the hotel in one of the bars.  If you can get in AWESOME, if not, you realize spending 300+ for a room/night does not make you into a somebody and have to deal with the noise, obnoxious party goers, slow service etc.

Any one who's gonna be pretentious and say oh they hate how Roosevelt is this or that...bleh....If one does not like the ridiculousness  of it all... they should not have stayed there anyway...

16/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Deidre H.
So, I like a scene? The rooms are small, service great. However, what impressed me the most was the "sugar" bath products - my favorite. And free wireless acess and tech support if/when it doesn't work.

The best part was pulling a fast one on the GM. Real Bonnie & Clyde style! The old "we just got married one", you know where you pretend to be on your honeymoon and your husband brought you there on the way to Tahiti just so you could go to Teddy's - the place you read about every week in US Weekly. Who cares if you forgot to wear the big rock he just gave you, the GM bought the story, walked us to the front of the line (right past Paris & Lindsey) and popped for the first glass of champagne. It was pure debauchery from there on out and probably the only other time I'll make it past such an exclusive list. Thanks, Teddy - Luv Ya!!. B/F/F, xxo, deidre hopp

07/09/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Donna S.
Your kidding. this place is for snobs and drunk kids, I stayed here before attending a  Playboy Party. The rooms are like cracker boxes. The Robots at the front desk are about as helpful as a flea. Everyone here is full of themselves and trying to be sooo Hollywood after escaping from Iowa. When I checked in the room was not ready. When they finally said it was, I walked in the assigned room and there were someones suitcases and dirty laundry all over the place. They did not appoligize. they shuffled me to another horribly small room. I have stayed in plenty of hip cool places, and this is not one of them. This is what I dont like about LA. It is so LA. Because I was not Jessica Simpson or did not drive up in a new leased Benz does not mean you can treat me like poop. Valet lost my cell phone charger in my SUV , and did not bother to tell me, or do anything about it,  This place is a Club , a swimming pool and a place to hang out, not a Hotel. There is a difference. Whoop De do. I will never  go back.  At least the Standard  the W , The Ritz or the Holiday Inn Express know something about 'Service with a Smile' Lindsey Lohan  can have this joint.

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
94. Hella Stella Y.
Based on the decor and the service (including valet), outstanding. I last set foot in the hotel in the late '90s (pre-overhaul), and they've done some fabulous work.

14/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. jenny A.
I know the prices have gone way up recently as they've remodeled.  This was a fun hotel to stay at with a group of friends meeting up in LA.  The bar was good, the pool was fantastic and glamorous and having a room adjacent to it was great.  If you are not from LA , lying in a lounge chair next to this pool is what you imagine people in Hollywood must be doing.

Another plus about the bar is that it is across the street from Mann's Chinese Theater.  If they are having a premiere, chances are you will meet or see some celebrities.  Also Teddy's nighclub, recent site of Lidsay Lohan's arrest, adds to the chances of spotting a celebrity.

As others have mentioned the shower products are great and the bedding really nice and luxurious, what you'd expect for what your paying.

I agree that the hotel is noisy.  We were lucky enough not to get the worst of it in the cabana area but in the tower the noise from a wedding downstairs was really bad.  A couple of our friends complained and did get some of the price knocked off the bill.  This is better than the free Orange Juice I was offered after a similar experience at the way over-priced Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

30/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
96. Tom R.
I'm surprised the reviews on this hotel are so mixed, I had a fantastic experience staying there. Nice, modern room with a view. Bathroom was indeed quite small but it's not that bad. Super comfy beds. Friendly staff. 25 degrees is one of the best burger spots in town, and you really can't beat drinks by the pool at the Tropicana, although they aren't cheap at least it keeps the Hollywood Blvd tourists out. I had breakfast there as well and it was great, I definitely recommend it. Beautiful lobby and reception with tons of history, the whole experience was awesome I hope to stay there again.

18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Danny S.
I had a friend stay here this past week on business.  I had never been beyond the lobby so I was excited to see the rooms.  I was really shocked to see the condition the rooms are in.  At the rate they are charging the rooms should be much nicer.  The hallways are painted dark brown and the lighting is so dim that you really can not see that well.  The hallway also smelled like a swimming pool.  My friend was staying in the one bedroom suite.  Again the room was painted dark and furnished with what looked like furniture that was bought at a yard sale.  I personally would not stay here at the prices they are charging.

10/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
98. Payal P.
this place is overrated, now my opinion may be slightly skewed since it was cold and rained non stop the 2 days i was there so there wasn't much you could do.
they stuck us in a room on the 12th floor in the corner, which you would think is cool but my view was the parking lot and a side street so nothing to really get pumped on.  i heard the maids doing there cleaning all day long!
the room was decent size but the bathroom is a closet - the shower was pretty meh but the bath products were nice.  bed was comfy as well.
tried the 25 degrees restaurant one morning for breakfast and one night for drinks which were enjoyable.
the girl who checked me in along with pretty much everyone at the hotel was very nice which i wasn't expecting because of the reviews so that was a pleasant surprise.
i know this place has to be better when the sun is out which is why i am giving it 3 stars.  
when you go just hope the weather is nice!

09/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
99. Ed C.
Nice hotel, nice location and lobby and lounge area is decorated very nice but the service was a definite thumbs down. The room was booked through Travelocity and because they didn't fax the paperwork over we could not get a room for a couple of hours. We had to grab food and eat it in the lobby. The manager did not just book us room when we had the confirmation but had us hang around. I'm sure it doesn't happen all the time but it sure leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

12/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
100. Jimena V.
I wish someone could explain to me how i ended up in this hotel while in LA on a business trip??? bad idea! Couldn't sleep because of the crazy party-goers yelling and wohoooo-ing in the parking lot which my room overlooked, tiny bathrooms, no counter space, etc... i wish i would have stayed here during my younger years ( not that I'm THAT old or anything, but i definitely feel old with all these early 20 somethings around dressed like they are ready for a britney spears video and I'm here dressed for a meeting!) Got a chance to have some drinks at the Tropicana pool bar, it was very nice, great drinks and was totally a party scene, but I was in work mode so I really couldn't enjoy much. I wasn't impressed at all with the rooms, they were kinda dirty so i felt like I really didn't want to touch anything euuww.. The location is great though! Your steps away from the Chinese Theatre, The Kodak Theatre and the mall.

06/01/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
101. Frances Z.
This place is totally haunted.

But other than that, it is a beautiful hotel that I highly recommend. Most of the staff is kind (snobby front desk girls that think they're models :cough:). The rooms are spacious and beautiful.  They use Fresh products, which I took full advantage of. The room service is great.

I also loved the Tropicana and Teddy's, though the drink prices were pretty steep. They play great music. Teddy's was a lot less pretentious than I was expecting. Everyone there seemed pretty cool. I definitely plan on heading back soon.

20/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. Nicolas H.
What other hotel can lay claim to hosting the first Oscars and Marilyn Monroe's first movie, yet also a high school prom (on the night in question I was there)? The lounge area is old school cool and not a bad spot for people watching on the comfy leather couches. Some of the people heading into and out of the side bar were interesting to say the least. The martinis we had were also the best I've had in a long time...

11/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
103. John S.
I have stayed at hundreds of places over the years from Motel 6 to the Ritz Carlton...you could not get me to ever stay here again--
The Cabana rooms should be ripped out--they are way old and even though the property has attempted to renovate them-- they are not only very small and very pricey--they are NOISY!!!!!!
The air conditioner has 2 speeds- off and tornado...I am not kidding- your hair will go backwards in the "on" position---turn it off then, you say?
only to hear toilets flush(commerical style- very noisy) people farting, peeing, sneezing, humping and all those other things that folks do.
God forbid it is at night and you get all the music and noise from the bar to boot!
I complained and got the "engineer" in twice who only moved the vanes in the ceiling a bit and claimed normal operation .
I only stayed here as the convention I was attending was held here BUT--anyplace would be better;
The staff should not be mixed in here--while the stay was a disaster, I felt them to try to be helpful--the hotel just could not execute;
Awful waste of a lot of $$$.

16/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
104. Ruth K.
I have never stayed here, but I love the lounge area and the club.

26/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
105. hellokittynme ..
fyi: $10 parking across the street at the kodak center vs. $30 valet
but if you're doing alot of "in and out" i guess its okay.

as of 8/10/09 kodak center rates:
$2 with validation (up to 4 hours)
there after $1 per 20 minutes
$10 all day

-nice pool side hang out
-fun hip decor
-very comfortable beds
-bigelow amenities smelled great
-pool side meal was good, the mini burgers were the best of the meal.

-as mentioned before, "everybody is acting like they are somebody"
-particular members of staff by the pool side could tone down their snobbery
-our room smelled a bit of left over barf

Overall, we all enjoyed staying at the roosevelt.

09/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
106. Volkan S.
Pales a bit compared to Sky Bar at the Mondrian but it was still a pleasant night with good music, nice people and a posh atmosphere. The drinks are served in plastic cups you could buy from Smart&Final. Unlike those at some other places, they are not carved into regular glass shapes and they are not sturdy. This destroys the enjoyment of drinking a bit but otherwise, it is a nice place to hang out if you want to spend a relaxing night out in L.A. It is easier to get into than Sky and it doesn't get as crowded as it gets in Sky.

20/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
107. Kim T.
beautiful hotel. great location. the valet parking and parking garage were both expensive... there was a live pianist at night in the lounge area.  

i accidentally left my phone on the iHome dock and ran back up to get it while valet was getting my car.  when i got back to the room, it had already been stripped of the sheets and my phone was still on the dock, but the case was gone (i have to remove it to fit the dock).

everyone was extremely helpful.  when they couldn't find my case because it had already been put in the trash compactor, they asked me how much the case was worth, and without hesitation, offered to give me $50.  they also gave me the option to either credit it to my card from my hotel bill, or give it to me in cash.

the reason i didnt give 5 stars is because the parking cost is ridiculous.  i think it was $50/day.  there were 4 cars in my party... we stayed 3 nights. too much.  valet could have been more friendly.  public parking was nearby but was also expensive. i couldnt find any free or cheaper public parking for my friend who was dropping by to visit.

19/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
108. David C.
i have to say they know how to throw a phat halloween party had i blast with my peeps and all the kool and krazy people there

06/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Emy D.
I am a really big fan of this place.  I like Thompson hotels in general, but there's something about the Roosevelt that actually achieves the impossible: it makes me like L.A.

I'm down in L.A. quite often on business.  This past trip, I decided to stay at the Roosevelt, since Hollywood was a good mid-point for my far-flung meetings.  First the basics: the staff is curteous and friendly; my wake up call was performed timely each morning by a real person; the valet service is lickety-split getting your car; my room service breakfasts were delivered within the first 5 minutes of the 15 minute window selected; the rooms were clean and well appointed.  My only real complaint is the lack of shelf space in the bathroom, but even that was easily overcome by moving a few things around.

What I think is best is that the hotel serves as an absolute oasis from the craziness taking place out on Hollywood Blvd.  When inside, you never have cause to realize there are all manner of celebrity impersonators, Crocs-wearing tourists groups led by tiny people wielding light-up, rainbow battons, and washed up druggies directly outside the hotel's original entrance.  (They've cleaverly moved the reception area to the back near the parking area.)

Futhermore, it's just delightful to walk around.  The original lobby is beautiful, and rushes you right back to the glamor of 1920s Tinseltown.  In fact, one of the rooms just off the original lobby hosted the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.  The pool area out back is lovely (though I've never been on a weekend, and believe it would probably be pretty "sceney").  The food served at the pool bar and in the Library bar (which I believe is from the hamburger joint attached) is delicious.  Big shout-out to the bartender at the Library Bar, who made me a strawberry-horseradish-vodka concoction that was literally the best drink I've ever tasted.  I want to make it into sorbet.  He was also nice to speak with and theorize over what the room's original use was (we're guessing it was the original reception desk).  Plus on random weeknights the crowd in the Library Bar is thin and pretty varied.  It ranges from business travelers to tourists to Dennis Rodman on the night I was there.

Oh, oh, oh!  AND, I have to comment on the pleasant decor in the guest rooms.  When I walked into my Delux King room, the first thing I saw over the bed was a giant black-and-white of Mic Jagger and Mitch Mitchell with their arms around each other, the drinks and cigarettes of each threatening alternately to spill on/burn the other.  All I could think was: Thank God; I'm home!

03/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Bryan Y.
Pretty amazing hotel! Its right above the Kodak theater and next to all the famous places in the center of Hollywood. I was here for a research conference a few years back and this is a great venue to be at. Its also near a bunch of bars and clubs so when you want to go out at night, this is a great place to be staying at for a night of partying :) The swimming pool is really beautiful!

21/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Duane G.
We wanted to soak up Hollywood...and this place plays the part.  Stylish room, cool pool, good lounge music, and steps from the busy hollywood strip.   The room was remarkably quiet, but the pool/lobby can be a bit crazy. Enjoyed an organic/local dinner at the bridges restaurant - reasonably priced too.

10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Joey L.

Q: What's the big deal?
A: The main lounge is pretty nice and it's likely that you are unable to get into the Tropicana Bar.

Q: What's the big ol' weird mirror?
A: This place has a lot of history. Apparently Marilyn Monroe haunts the building and you can see her in the mirror.

Q: Did you ever play that Bloody Mary game in the mirror?
A: Hell no! That's freaky. Would *you* want to see Mary I of England come back from the dead? No.

FYI ... Three Ketel One White Russians cost me about $45.00 plus tip. I'm a dumbass. But the drinks are relatively large (compared to, say, the White Russians at The Standard downtown).

15/10/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
113. Karen K.
Fun escape -- rooms okay, pool was fun.  Close fun nightlife.

19/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Phil S.
We didnt stay here, we just had a nice dinner here with a large group of guys. It was a pretty nice meal. They had a decent wine selection if I remember correctly and the steak was pretty tasty.  The service was good too, and its a nice place to celebrate something.

19/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
115. Rhonda W.
This hotel was fun and perfectly located. I think that the Price you pay for what you get is just about right. Small room but it served it's purpose. Great lobby bars, for celeb sightings on any given night. The staff, especially the bell men and the valet were wonderful...Would definitely consider staying here again!

22/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Jessica A.
went for lunch by the pool! best spot to be on a summer day. Food was good but just not enough. drinks and appetizers are more the way to go !

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
117. Stephy P.
A real LA place to be.  

I knew I was in LA when the only way to distinguish the boys from the girls was by the imfamous stash that is unfortunately coming back.  But, you feel sexier just being there and hanging by the pool is the hop thing to do in the summer.  

Not feeling so ready to shed those winter layers -- I suggest the Malibu Pilates machine. OFF the record. What?

21/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Matthew D.
My fav. digs!  I love this place almost as much as I love my moms.  I basically live at this hotel and I fall in love with it more each time I'm there.  Now, if only my relationships with humans were this passionate!

HR is old Hollywood glamour meets the Partridge Family and has lunch with Lindsay Lohan.  Stay in the poolside cabanas - not the tower (not that its bad, just not the same).  The cabana rooms are gorgeous!  Suede, and goatskin, and concrete - oh my!  Wild Earth, minimalist - chic.  

The Tropicana Bar and pool are a blast - packed with beautiful people, the people that make them beautiful, and the people to work out the contracts in between.  Though flashy, the scene and aura are chill.  
The food at Tropicana is Jem - truly, truly, truly outrageous.  If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be the sliders (god's gift to hamburgers)  washed down with a "million dollar mojito."  

Weekends are crazy and loud, so this is not a hotel for granny and the family but if you want to have a blast and have a little coin - you'll love it!  ***Don't cheap out - get a cabana if available!

16/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. James P.
Good place to sober up after having a few Prohibition Tea drinks at H wood Tea Room.  Alot of comfortable lounge chairs although they r very picky who they let into the club...probably trying to keep it very exclusive feeling to draw more celebrities I think? :-)

23/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
120. Gabe M.
Interesting hotel, lots of history, mandatory valet parking.  The walls are paper thin, I could hear the person next door talking on their cell phone at all hours of the night.  I don't have these sorts of issues when I go to a Marriott.  

Front desk tried to jip me out of my corporate discount, but I luckily caught the mishap before I signed the paper.  Close proximity to Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, Star Walk, and several restaurants.  The rooms are modern, bathroom is small but has a trendy feel to it.  Fitness center is located near the pool, you have to walk outside through a jungle of palm trees and fire pits.  25 Degrees, their hamburger restaurant food is great, but service is not so great.  Very dark inside, would be fun to hang out with a group at.

05/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
121. Caleb B.
The rooms here are surprisingly cheap.  Look into it.  I dare you.

That is my contribution.

You're welcome.


17/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
122. Jason M.
Rocking my F.U. jeans hanging with ashy Larry, smoking hot ass girls, sushi, and champagne.  

Let's face it folks, it's not LA without really expensive champagne complimented by even cheaper cliche.  As shameless as a dude in a mankini.


04/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
123. Laura S.
Tropicana Bar- Clearly the safety of ladies in their sky high heels were not a concern of the designer here.  Perhaps it was the cocktails that made it hard to maneuver the beveled floor but all I'm saying ladies, is that maybe this night should not be the one where you choose your highest Choo's.  Was a bit chilly of a night to be out by the pool without heaters, but closer to the action was fine.  Good people watching.  Not the best service.  Expensive, weak drinks.  Eh, 3 stars.  Good place to bring out of towner's if they've just been watching Hills episodes.

12/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
124. Arpineh K.
I went to the Tropicana Bar with my friends for the first time for a birthday. It was really pretty because there was a pool and trees and lights etc. I also loved how there was a lot of room around the pool and plenty of places to sit. Also there were heaters but they weren't doing a very good job of keeping anyone warm. The atmosphere was pretty, but there was only one bar and 2 bartenders, and I'm guessing about 50-60 people crowding the bar waiting for drinks. And this was a Saturday night. The bar was a disaster area, it took us 20-30 minutes to get drinks and then we just got away from there and didn't go back near the bar for the rest of the night. That was super annoying. But the music was really good, good DJ. And we stood in a short line for about 5 minutes when we first got there, but otherwise there was no hassle. It was a fun place and I'll definitely go back but not on such a cold night. And hopefully there will be more bartenders available.

04/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
125. Babak M.
I absolutely loved staying here. The place had great decorations and really cool historic pictures of celebrities who used to stay there. It was raining when we stayed there so we didn't get to go into the pool, but it looked pretty nice. It's right across from the kodak theatre so the location couldn't get any better. The people were really nice and it was one the most pleasant experiences I have ever had at a hotel. Hope I can afford to stay there again

23/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. Neelima D.
Unbelievable! I have never had such a bad experience at a hotel. My rating for a hotel is a simple equation. (service+ambiance+cleanliness)/price + (wow factor)/(ratio of rooms to staff) = # of stars.

This is how this place got the single star.

(0+1.5+1.5)/3 + 1/1000 = 1.001. Yelp doesn't offer 1/1000 of a star.

Service = 0 because no one here besides the bellboy lifted a finger. If you had a concern, no one cared. After complaint #3, they offered to 'log it.' I don't care what they do with the complaint as long as the recognize it and address it. Neither of which they did. The amount of negativity in this hotel was insane. Every corner you turned was an upset individual.

We were given the wrong room so had to have too many people squeezed into a room with a single king bed. This was a BEDroom. There was a bed and about 3 square feet of walking space. I'm not being facetious. We had to have room service on an ironing board because the only other place to put down the tray was on the bed.

The sheets, however, were nice. I want their comforter. The other guests in this hotel are a bit strange which I guess doesn't say much about me. They all look like KISS fans.

If you want to find the most LA scene you could possibly find, its here on Sundays at the pool. Roosevelt pool party WREAKS of Los Angeles rock n' roll. That comes with the attitude, body, and drugs. Everyone's strung up, but they look beautiful. Don't even attempt to walk in with clothes on and dare not be that one fool that shows up at the pool to swim your laps. You will regret it.

As guests of the hotel we are entitled to bring a non guest to the bars in this hotel (Tropicana and Teddy's). My guest was not allowed to enter. Why? "It doesn't matter" is pretty much what they said. What it came down to is that this place is just so cool that they just want to say "no."

If you are a masochist and truly feel that rejection is seductive, please do stay here. You'll love it.

06/09/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
127. Jessica J.
I had no idea this place was so fantastic.  Sure, I've strolled through the lobby and even had drinks poolside but never have had an excuse to stay here - until New Years Eve 2007.

Basic buddies, Justin Gourley & John Do, were DJing the VIP room of the NYE Masquerade party - couple that with performances by Talib Kweli & a DJ set by Bloc Party & you've got a recipe for a kick butt night.

Our room was enormous with soft sheets, flat screen TV & Veuve in the mini-bar.  Tasty room service PLUS we were able to play music & have some friends over with no trouble at all (I'm sure the staff there would not be thrilled at my mentioning that bit.)

The rest of the decor is stunningly done that keeps the history and adds modern amenities.  If you have the need for a Hollywood overnight experience, I HIGHLY recommend!

02/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
128. Oriana C.
Stayed here for my bdday, the room is nice, don't care for the bathroom much, the hotel itself is nice.  I don't think i'd want to pay full price to stay here, though.

19/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Raymond H.
Whatever happened to hospitality???????

I thought getting a poolside cabana would have been a good idea to have a relaxing birthday weekend.  I couldnt have been more wrong. My friend and I arrived Saturday afternoon to check in and have some lunch by the pool. Check in went fine until my friend was told that his "poolside cabana suite" is actually on the second floor, and not really poolside. bullshit. I personally think they just do that to fuck with people. Anyways, i got a regular poolside room which is on the pool level, and it was nice to be able to come in and out of the room to the pool. Welllll, the manager basically told us to fuck off about the mistake and that he'll have someone drop our keys to us when our rooms were ready. We went to the pool to order some lunch and there were no seats anywhere. A nice gentleman (who later became the biggest douche b/c I stopped giving him money) came and offered to set up a table and some stools for me right behind a tree. After begging for someone to give us menus so we can order, we saw that a pool bed became available. We attempted to act quickly so we could get the coveted seat, but the "beverage director" was quicker, running to us and asking us, words exactly, "What the hell do you think you're doing?" Her rudeness couldn't have been worse. She told us that the beds were for hotel guests only, we told her we were, she didnt believe us, and once again, we were given the "fuck off" treatment. This chick was so incredibly rude that i was really ready to just kick her in the shin. Needless to say, they never brought my keys to me, and I had to get it myself once I got my room. About 2 hours later, that "gentleman" that helped me get a table told me he'd help me find a bed for me and my girlfriend. After about 2 hours, I just took it upon myself to grab a bed, and told whoever came to me and told me that I couldnt sit there to just fuck off. It worked.

The next day was even worse. I woke up earlier to save a couple beds for myself, since I knew how hard it would be to have a couple to my own.  I put some clothes on a couple beds, and when I came back to eat lunch and begin my day at the pool, i was told i couldnt save any beds and my clothes were moved to the side. Coincidentally, two really hot girls had "mistakenly" taken my beds. The previous gentleman, now a complete douche, told me that I can't save beds and that i just have to find my own bed today. He was a total asshole now.

And now, to top it off, some manager showed up to my room at 12:30 yelling at me to get out of the room or else I'd be charged for a half day. I politely explained to her the hotel manager promised that I can do a late check out at 4:30, and asked her to contact him. He radioed him like she was some serious secret service agent, and looked at me. She realized that she fucked up, but instead of apologizing, she looks at me and says, "Well, you have till 4:30 to get out or we are going to charge you a half day."

The pool was fun, but the lack of any kind of hospitality on my visit here was outstanding. I have never had such a horrible experience at a luxary hotel before. The entire time, check-in to check-out, the staff treated me like some bum off the street and wondered what the hell i was doing there. If you're not completely tatted up, ordering 10 bottes of grey goose on a sunday morning or if you dont have huge fake boobs that you've decided to squeeze into a tiny bikini and have your nipples "accidentally" showing every time you get out the pool, you will be treated like a 4th class citizen. Thanks to this visit, I will never be back here again. Next stop.... Standard, Mondrian, or Chateau.

20/05/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
130. Emily M.
We paid a pretty penny for a room at this hotel.  This would have been fine... it was central to our events, and the lobby and common areas had the ambiance that we were looking for.  However, that's where the "good" ends.  Our bathroom was not clean... there were hairs on the walls and floor of the shower from the previous guests.  The whole room's lighting was all fluorescent, imparting a cold and uncomfortable sheen on everything.  The bathroom lighting was dim and uncomfortable.  The bathroom was also teeny-tiny; only one person fit in there at a time.  Oh, and if you want hot water for your shower, I suggest you book at another hotel.  This shower had zero water pressure, and the temperature alternated between freezing cold and tepid.  I got about one minute of hot water before I was frozen out of the shower.  Concerning the management and customer service, I believe that the following story sums it up: There were three girls staying in the room overnight, but we had two additional visiting girls with us in the early evening for pre-event cocktails.  The hotel refused to provide us with glasses for the expensive bottle of champagne that we brought to celebrate, and insisted that we purchase another bottle from the hotel if we wanted to use any more than 2 of their glasses.  Unbelievable!  As a "courtesy," they brought us 3 glasses instead of 2.  (In other words, only 2 of our guests did not get to use a glass with our bottle of champagne, instead of 3.)  Another gripe that I am not reducing a star for, since I should have known: Valet is not optional, is very expensive, and takes a long time.  Though I may visit the restaurant again, I will not ever be booking a room here, and would not recommend it to anyone.  Oh, and when I was checking in, there was spilled beer on the check-in counter, which ruined my purse.  WILL NOT STAY HERE AGAIN.

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
131. Cody V.
The Roosevelt is a seething pit of elitist asshole party monsters that should be bombed from the Earth. That said, it's also a fantastically rad place to stay if you sometimes like acting like an elitist asshole party monster.

Somehow, we got bumped up to a poolside cabana, which is the only place to stay. Fancy-cool, but with ridiculously thin walls, you can hang over your balcony and let everyone know that, yes, you have one of those goddamn rooms. And yes, you're likely trashing it with all the demented sex you're having.

Our first morning we were at the pool, trying to do work. Within minutes, we were set upon by a 21 year old Greek surfer who had a bottle of cuervo in his hand (it was 10am) and who informed us he had just inherited $200 million. Really. By lunch we had nailed 2 bottles of the expensive champagne (he put our whole day at the pool on his tab), had helped security escort him back to his room (the first of three time that would happen that day), and had done drugs.

Later, we had somebody from the Chappel Show buy us a few rounds of drinks (as part of an effort to  mack on my woman), we had to be seperated by security (who conveniently walked me into the then raging nightclub so I could "cool off") and otherwise acted like WE had just inherited $200 million.

Poor ritchie ritch had to leave after his brother came to pick him up (at management's request), but the next day we somehow had drinks billed to his room. Ahhhhhh, I love you Los Angeles. You too, Roosevelt.

09/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Niall S.
If you're a pretentious vacuous waif whose idea of a fun time is dealing with imbecilic haughty staff who are completely oblivious to even the basic merchanics of operating a hotel, then you'll love this place.  Rock on Hollywood.

09/10/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
133. Sera L.
This place is nice and balanced.
You walk in and you think you're either in Beast's castle, then you head down some stairs, around a corner, and then you're at that pool party you see in every TV show. And guess what. Gaston showed up, and brought all his buddies. Looks like Beast moved out, and Belle was replaced by about 100 different kinds of women, from super models to Beverly Hills cougars.
The pool is open to the public so if you're trying to do all the cheap but fabulous things that LA has to offer, this should definitely be on your list. I suggest Saturday, no matter what time. You may have to wait, but will eventually get a nice spot to park your towel. The pool closes at 8pm, but the bar stays open, and there'll definitely be some fun to have.

02/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
134. Erin M.

Tropicana Bar - Hard to get in. Gentlemen - bring ladies (yes, that's right, plural).  Ladies - dress hot (think skimpy, South Beach style).  It's outside and perfect for summer nights - very Miami-esque.  There's plenty of seating, which I appreciate...lounge chairs all around the pool. One side of the pool is hoppin, and the other side is fairly mellow. The bar is easy, very little waiting. I like this place...in moderation.  

Teddy's - Harder to get in. If they don't know you, they'll make you stand and wait...or leave you to rot. Dress up - it's more of an artsy, hipster vibe than scandalous or flashy. It's dark and loungy...not very big, but never over-crowded (due to serious door snobbery). Drinks are poured with a heavy hand and the music is good. The dance floor is borderline non-existent though. Best tables are against the back wall on other side of dance floor (or lack thereof).

If possible, bounce back and forth.

26/08/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
135. Melisa S.
I don't particularly like being a tourist when I go to Hollywood but I like to be in the center of all the action.  The Roosevelt Hotel allowed me to feel like I was at a resort during the day and then when the sun went down, my friends and I were able to enjoy the nightlife.

When we first arrived for our stay, they couldn't find our reservation for about 10 minutes but that wasn't a big sweat.

The room was ok -- nothing over the top but it had almost everything required for a hotel stay.  If I could complain about one thing, it was the lighting in the bathroom. Our room had a clear view of the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, which was better than looking at a wall of a neighboring building or something.

Supposedly Marilyn Monroe haunts this place but I didn't see her ghost... maybe next time.  I might consider this place next time I come back to Hollywood.

19/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
136. Cody L.
Super chill environment , Went here 1 evening and hung out by the pool.

26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Mario S.
This is like a earthier, older W Hotel. If you can't stand the W, you won't like this place. If you're not a big fan of the W 'cause it's too clean and shiny, you'll like this place. I was here over Fourth of July weekend and they had awesome DJs spinning at the pool. Great beats, beautiful sunshine, pool and palm trees. Hard to go wrong.

08/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Angela K.
This review is for the horrendous service I received at theTropicana Pool.*********** I was there two weeks ago on a Sunday for my birthday, with confirmed reservations (with my credit card on file) made by a friend of mine who was an employee of the hotel.The girl working the door that day Heather, not only had a negative attitude, but didn't even bother looking at the reservation list in front of her. Her exact words when I told her my friend had reservations were "Doesn't work that way around here." She wouldn't even look me in the eyes when speaking to me, her iPhone was clearly more important than me. I found this extremely insulting, especially since I was about to spend a few hundred dollars on a bottle. Not only that but the price I was originally quoted (2 months ago)was no longer valid, I had to choose a bottle $200 over what I was quoted because "It was a crazy day" she claimed. Oh makes so much sense, thank you. The last time I checked, when you work in hospitality, you need to have solid customer service skills and make your guests feel welcome, she did the exact opposite. I called my friends who were already on the way to the Roosevelt and told them to turn around. There are some serious management issues here if they're going to hire employees that lack basic customer service and social skills. I will never even consider giving my business to an establishment like this again nor will I refer anyone else.

08/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
139. Derek A.
Ah the Roosevelt!

Over the past 5 years i've had the opportunity to visit this hotel for business and pleasure and have enjoyed it each and every time. It's an Iconic fixtured nestled in the hustle and bustle of Hollywood Blvd. The multi-level penthouse upstairs is the place to be when a big event hits the town, and during the summer months be sure to stop in for Roosevelt Poolside and get your buzz going next to the infamous pool below Marilyn Monroe's suite.

02/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
140. Nate M.
Great pool. Good rooms. Great bar(s). Great location.

01/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Pika C.

Traffic around this area is horrible....to get from one traffic light to the other takes about 30 minutes..literally! But I can't dock the hotel points for that..because it's not the hotel's fault.

The rooms are expensive, but that is expected -- it's Hollywood. We had tried to pay with my boss's credit card since he has a corporate card and not me. The whole process took about 4 emails, 5 faxes, and ten phone calls.

Would I go here again? No thanks.

09/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
142. Mike M.
I stayed here with my girlfriend for a weekend getaway.  Though we didn't need assistance, It was a bit off putting at first because nobody offered to help us with our luggage as they should.  Check-in had a pleasant surprise for us as they gave us an instant upgrade to a cabana suite overlooking the pool.  We were kind of looking forward to staying in the main hotel for the historical factor...but I couldn't exactly say no to an upgrade.  The room itself was great and the Kiehls products in the bathrooms were a definite plus.  The cabana area had a very "Catch Me if You Can" feel to it, which was pretty sweet.

Later, when I was trying to stash away some things away while getting ready, we found the safe was broken as well as a nearby outlet.  Meh.  Anyway, the cabana area was definitely a younger "I'm getting away on my parent's money" kind of crowd from what we saw, but then again some kid was having a "Super Sweet 16-esque" party in the main ballroom.

Nevertheless, the concierge was very helpful in getting some must-see/do agenda spots nailed down for me which was key for our abbreviated getaway.  I wouldn't mind staying there again to give it another shot.

12/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Strava 2.
I just checked in and have to say I am very happy with this hotel and my room. The promoters who booked me to play Cinespace tonight are really taking care of me. Thanks Karie  :)

25/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
144. Chev C.
GREAT after work hang out! - great for DRINKS!  Start with happy hour @ 25º and at 6, head over to pool bar, you will not be disappointed!

28/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. Rev. Dr. Christopher J. G.
I write about the Roosevelt a lot. It's one of my five favourite places in the world. No Joke. I've stayed here a total of twice in my life. I've also more or less lived in the lobby for a couple of years. I go to LA for any reason, I find myself at the lobby of the roosevelt, drinking pricey mixed drinks (my sweet lord they make an amazing Manhattan) and sitting in the comfortable and beautiful restored lobby.

The rooms are comfy. Very comfy. They're big and pricey (Expedia and various other sites have good prices most weekends) and the bathrooms are Rick Dickulous-ly awesometacious! I love them so much.

The place is ultra-comfy but not in the way that the place was designed to be a comfy tourist place. It sorta became a comfy tourist place.

The lobby is better than any other lobby in LA. Period. I may be biased because they knew me there back in the mid-1990s and I didn't even have to order any more, a hostess would bring me a drink whenever I arrived to work on whatever I was working on.

It's also a place where you might find a celebrity (that's where I met Leiv Schreiber and got him to play a few games of Hangman with me and a friend) and it's a good place to get some rest when you're disappointed that Hollywood isn't what you thought it was.

The biggest reason for the 5th star, because everything else would make it a 4-star, normally) is the bathrooms. If you find yourself needing to answer the call and you're in the area, head to the Rossevelt bathrooms, the ones on the lowest level. They're amazing and comfy and kept remarkably clean.

25/08/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. R A.
This was our first time staying at the Roosevelt and we absolutely loved it.  The only reason for the 4 is because the heating/cooling vent in the room was so obnoxiously loud and would come on at night, there was only 1 small trash can in the room (that we moved between the bathroom and the main room) and it appeared we had a handicap room because of the shower/no tub.  Overall though, we loved it, loved the people, the service, the valet parking, and esp. the pool!  It's in a great location and has all the old Hollywood culture and decor.  We will be back!

27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. Molly D.
Great people watching, good bar food, and so so drinks. It was a fun afternoon with a very.....interesting crowd.

06/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
148. Dee B.
Where do I start with this hotel? It was my 23rd bday and wanted a nice get-a-way in LA with my girls. The pics looked nice so we paid almost $300/ night for a regular superior room.
The lobby was gorgeous so when we got there we were excited. We went up to the 6th floor where our room was and it was sooooo disappointing. The room was tiny, the beds were hard, the bathroom & carpet was very outdated (green & white old tile on the shower & ugly old green carpet) and the wood on the furniture was scratched up really bad. The bathtub was peeling off and looked like if I touched it with my foot it would have cut my foot.  
We went down stairs to the lobby to complain about our room ( how it did not match up by any means with the pics online) and the front desk girl ( who was very young and immature) told me that "this was a party hotel and that all of the rooms looked the same" I asked her I didn't pay to stay in a party hotel and that meant ugly,tiny, scratched wood rooms? And she laughed and said yes all the rooms are like that from all the parties.
I asked to speak with a manager who upgraded our room to the cabana side and free drinks. That room was okay but only came in a king bed room(which was also small). But the decor was alot better...although I didn't understand the concrete shower ( it made me feel like I needed flip flops in it).
I gave them 2 stars because the assistant manager did upgrade our room (if not we were leaving) and the restaurant inside (24 hr burger) had great food & drinks.
If your looking for a nice place and don't want to spend a few hundred dollars on a hotel room that is no nicer than a motel 8 probably then this is not your place... don't waste your money. I recommend Hotel Palomar (a kimpton hotel) which is cheaper and wayyyyyy nicer or SLS, which is also a gorgeous hotel but more higher priced.

10/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
149. Lisa M.
I was pretty disappointed for star rating. We booked the room on Hotwire and arrived @ 3pm for our check in. Valet was $33 a night. The lobby was nice and hipster staff pleasant. The room was shabby. It could use a good coat of paint and furniture repairs. Small room, small bathroom... and walls as thin as paper. You could hear everything going on in the hallways and room next door.... and lucky us there was a crying baby next door. I imagine this place was nice once, but certainly isn't anymore. It really needs a renovation to stay relevant.

09/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
150. Kellie C.
I would never stay here again. We stayed in a cabana room for 2 nights last week. It was old and dark. No better than a Days Inn. The pool is nice, but locals ruin it. I came for vacation, not to watch L.A. girls sniff coke in the middle of the afternoon.

30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
151. Abby W.
hotel review: I'm not a big "LA" person but did like this place for what it was. Stayed here for a work event.

The bed was very comfortable, the furnishings minimalist and clean.

Love the Kiehls products in the bath. Free wireless. Can get smoking or non-smoking room. 24 hour fitness center onsite. Can walk or cab to lots of good restaurants/music venues. Front desk/concierge quick to help with any requests.

Don't get a room by the pool if you don't plan to stay up til about 2:00 am partying or if you are a light sleeper.. Otherwise no complaints.

05/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
152. C W.
I had a good experience here.  The room was nice, i loved the huge closet to put everything away so it wasnt in the room.  We stayed on a weekend when it was really overcast so no one was at the pool except us.  The pool is heated but Im guessing the regulars do not come for the pool but for the sun instead.  I was so happy that I had the whole pool to myself it made my day.  We enjoyed being by the pool so much that we cleaned up and headed back to it for lunch.  Probably wouldnt do that again since everything was over $15 for lunch.  I had $20 fish tacos.  They were good but I felt like I had to eat everything because it was so expensive.
All around we had a great experience.  The staff was really nice and helpful, room was nice and the pool was amazing.  
Maybe it wouldnt have been such a great experience if it had been sunny and packed with people but Im willing to give it another try.

02/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
153. Ann Marie D.
You can't beat the location if you are visiting Hollywood.  This is the place!!  25degrees burgers was awesome, with a super friendly staff.  The library bar had great servers and real deal drinks!  Rooms were ok, but you are there for the experience, not necessarily for sleeping.  The pool was comical, plenty of posers.  Had a good time watching And managed to meet some real people there anyway.  You need to visit for a true hollywood experience.

29/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
154. ellainne v.
I have yet to actually stay at the hotel, but the bars and restaurants are always a sure hit on the weekdays vs. the weekends.  The tourists tend to take over the place on weekends so if you want more of a local vibe, midweek is your best bet.  You're always bound to have a star sighting (ie John Stamos, David Arquette, Shaun Merrimen to name a few).  Overall it is pretty expensive, but that's why you don't come here too often.  There...problem solved and piggy bank saved.

19/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
155. Jennifer W.
This is the hotel my friend booked for us through Hotwire.  Prime location if you want to be in Hollywood, across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and easily find cabs.  Don't think I'd ever pay full price for this unless I'm purposely looking for the Hollywood-ish crowd/attitude/swank without really having to leave the hotel.

4 stars for location, cleanliness/comfort of room, and Matt the bartender at Library Bar.  

Minus one for the "you're not worth my time" attitude from front desk (although the valet, security, and maid staff were nice and helpful), the roar of the air conditioner in the room, and no lotion (gotta say, this was prob the most surprising cuz you'd think a 4 star, $200+ room/night would have lotion!).

11/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
156. Bobbi C.
My husband and I have begun to travel to L.A. fairly frequently for business.  He's been on this kick to stay at the trendy/famous hotels around town.  I was not familiar with the hotel until I went to their website, in advance, to see what I was in for.  I was pretty excited to go.  The website photographer should win their own Hollywood Star for making this place look as nice as he/she did because when you see it in person.....well, let's just say it doesn't deliver.  First, check-in. Wow - 2 parties ahead of us in line and it took almost 30 minutes.  Not acceptable.  Then the room. Ugh. It's TINY. Sure, the bedding is nice and bar well-stocked.  But that didn't make up for the mattress with the ditch in the middle.  I literally rolled into it.  My husband commented the next day, "Wow, you sure were snuggling up to me last night."  I didn't have the heart to tell him the 60 pounds he has on me was responsible for that.  A/C rattled loudly and never really got cold enough.  Be advised the windows only open a few inches.  Don't sprain your hand trying to raise it up unsuspectingly like my husband did.  The bathtub didn't drain.  ugh - I hate taking a shower standing in 4 inches of water.  The pool - a wannabe Vegas pool.  Lots of 20-somethings hanging out.  Service was so-so.  Drinks and food were mediocre.  We did go to their bar The Library to check out another "famous" spot in the hotel.  It's worth a peak inside but if you want to stay be advised it is really moldy and musty smelling.  The bartender did make a decent Manhattan, even if his manner was less than ideal.  We did have a "star sighting" there - the main guy from Pawn Stars.  He said hi and was a nice guy.  Man, if I was him though, I'd punch my agent in the head for making me stay there.  Decidedly Unluxurious.

Bottom line, if you are thinking of staying here because it's a "famous" beautiful hotel, maybe satisfy yourself by just walking through the main lobby (which is quite beautiful but doesn't seem to be used for anything) and taking a look.

25/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
157. Jeff H.
This is why I love blind Expedia..  I didn't get to stay there long, but I need to go back because this place is rich with dark leather and corners and cubbies, fires, pools, and about the best hotel gym I have ever seen.  I stayed in the New section which is modostark and comfortable, roomy enough, great bed, nice amenities.  I'm really glad I'm on the wagon with the way that bar was stocked.  I would have gone 5, but I had an internet snafu that took some time to work out, but I think it is a bug with the new construction.  The staff was very pleasant in a venue that could have pointed noses at a regular business traveler.  We ate at the 25point downstairs that was again, right on target.  All this within earshot of the freaks of the Chinese theater, you don't even need a tv.

02/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
158. Lizzy J.
Great hotel!  We got an awesome deal and everything was perfect from the room to the service.  We will definitely stay again

26/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
159. David O.
We bought tickets to see Van Morrison about 3 months ago.   That was eons ago...  Since then, my wife has started a new job for which she's required to be at work promptly at 5 AM.   She's a Chef Instructor at a culinary school and apparently these people think it's cool to start working when all the drunks and revelers finally go to sleep.

Anyway, with the concert and all, we thought about not going altogether, but then I thought instead why not grab a hotel near her work so she doesn't have to drive 30 minutes in the morning from Woodland Hills.   I did my magic with the google and the Roosevelt popped up on the radar.   How cool would it be, I thought, to stay at the hotel where Marilyn Monroe and all these celebrities hung out at?


Let's just say it took us a long long time to make it to the Hotel.  I didn't realize that in Hollywood, it ain't about Oscar night... it's about Oscar week!  I get the feeling that more than a few actors, agents, and producers are going to be getting liver transplants sometime next week.   The party vibe is so thick in Hollywood right now, Britney very well may not survive to see February 26th.

So after a lot of cussing, screaming and fingering (not the good kind!), we finally made our way to the valet parking where they took our cars.  We walked in and were accosted by a group of Italian mafia paparazzi who backed off pretty fast when they realized that we weren't hollywood types whatsoever (You'd think the Honda Civic and VW Passat we checked in at valet would have been a dead giveaway...)  The front desk clerk was actually very friendly and she set us up with room 503 which.... errr... really wasn't that impressive at all.   People pay how much for these rooms?  Is star power really that strong that they get pawn off these rooms at these rates and people gobble 'em up?   Anyway, we didn't stay in room 503 long enough to notice or care because the carpets were all wet and my wife was still spinning from the horrendous drive getting *to* the hotel, so she requested that our room be changed immediately.   Off we go, then, to room 1122.

Room 1122 isn't particularly larger than 503, but it's got a better vibe, somehow... maybe we trapped all the negativity in 503 for the next occupants to deal with, but yeah... 1122 was cool.   The rooms are nicely decorated, chic with design furniture and cool retro prints on chocolate painted walls.  The bathroom is rather small, but utilitarian, with interesting red tiles that remind you subtly of the red light district in Amsterdam, except much classier.

We really didn't get to absorb much of the vibe of the hotel, but the downstairs lobby is beautifully decorated and we did manage to grab a drink at the Tropicana Bar, a poolside bar that keeps a nostalgic eye turned towards the Hollywood of yore... 50s or 60s, I'd say.

If service had been spotty in the past, they've certainly improved greatly.  We were treated very nicely and the staff was very accomodating.  Perhaps we spewed out less attitude than the paparazzi.

We'll definitely come back, either to stay at the hotel or at the very least for a few drinks and/or dinner at the Dakota Restaurant.  It's a very cool hotel with a great ambiance and sense of history.  Amazingly, 4 days before the Oscars, the place didn't feel insanely pretentious... certainly nowhere near as pretentious as Cannes the week of the festival.   Anyway, it's a cool hotel.  Pricey, but pretty cool.

22/02/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Courtney M.
Normally I really enjoy the bars at this hotel but tonight we tried to get a drink from one of the bars 5 till last call and a bartender named Peter decided that he didn't want to serve us drinks because he didn't want to "polish extra glasses". Once you have an experience like this it makes you want to tell everyone how bad the service is, don't go here if you care about good customer service!

03/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
161. Jamie G.
Not sure why the reviews for this hotel are all over the place.
Maybe because service is such a large, appealing aspect of a hotel, and
service can vary depending on who you come across and what mood they are in that day.

I've had great experiences at the Roosevelt. It's pricey. I have not stayed here.

I have been here for a conference, eaten breakfast at 25 Degrees (loved it),  and like to bring out of town guests to the lobby for a half hour or hour for a nice respite from the ultimate tourism rush of Chinese Mann Theater across the street.  Especially good on a weekday when it's not crowded.

I mostly want to rave about the tasty desserts at Public restaurant, located on the lobby level. But I will do that here ---   yelp.com/biz/public-kitc…

26/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Amanda G.
We stopped din to peek at this hotel since it was the place the first Oscars were held.
The Charlie Chaplin statue is no longer there, but Marilyn Monroe's
mirror is.
The lobby is still decorated a la' old Hollywood glamour.
The man working inside was very nice about directing us upstairs to the mirror. He didn't seem at all bothered by the looky-loos we were!
I didn't see Marilyn in the mirror,(as some people have claimed to.)
It was still neat knowing it had been commissioned for her, for her room at the Roosevelt. That she had looked into the same as we did.

This would probably be a cool place to stay, (but not in my price range!)

15/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. Nish N.
I stayed here last Thursday and Friday while in town and was mostly happy with the experience. All over, the service was great, and very proactive, so I appreciate that above all else. But this is why I noticed the service so much:

1) When checking in, their computers were down, so my room couldn't be confirmed, but the friendly reception woman gave me drink tickets to hang out at the pool bar.

2) The wireless service was very spotty throughout my stay, but they tried to help by giving me a complimentary cable to try hardwiring my laptop.

3) They have great pool bar (see my review of the Tropicana) - but on most nights they have independent promoters controlling the tight and sceney guest list. As someone staying in the hotel, I thought this just should include all guests. On Thursday night, at first the promoter denied us, but then I went into the hotel and asked a hotel manager. He was kind enough to actually escort us in past the line. Very cool.

4) While I didn't have a car, I was charged for 3 nights of valet parking. At check out, the manager on duty didn't even question it, and took the charges off, but still a hassle to not be able to check out from my room.

The rooms: nicely furNished, great bathroom products, nice cleaning staff.

Overall, a great hotel experience, and make sure to see my reviews of the Tropicana, and their burger restaurant 25 Degrees.

24/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
164. Tatty G.
One of the perks of living in LA,  opposed to Manhattan is having a pool. But let's face it kids, the tales spun by the fairy godmother living in our heads are false. And unless you  live in the Hollywood Hills, or have major hookups, you are left to roast in the hot LA sun.
But wait! Some astute DJ's on the scene came up with a brilliant idea.
Let's throw pool parties at the top notch hollywood hotels. What are you crazy? You mean these hotel managers will let the general public use their pools for free? You bet your sweet ass they will.  
The Roosevelt is one of the best pools I've ever swam in. Not too cold, not too hot. If you get there early you actually have a shot of getting a spot right by the pool. The service is friendly and courteous, one of the hotel employees who works the pool area went out of his way to find my a lounge chair. He also remembered my name on the way out. I stared at him like a deer caught in headlights--I have never experienced such stellar service in the eight years I've lived here.
If you actually want to have the opportunity to go swimming, arrive early!! I can't stress this enough.  Another perk to arriving early is that you have a better chance of finding street parking if you don't want to shell out the $8 parking fee.
In these fastidious times the DJ's weren't half bad. The music wasn't so loud that it was mind-numbing, but loud enough to get the right vibes rolling through the crowd.
And if you're wondering, yes, they brought out the plastic pool animals, and beach balls--

05/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
165. Kaz K.
When the pool party is going on, this place is literally overrun with douches. Whatever, they look like fun people. Stupid, but fun.

The hotel is nice - historic, but modern at the same time. Okay restaurant downstairs (25 Degrees) and pretty good bar (The Library). OK location... there's actually not a lot to do in this area, surprisingly.

Our room was nice - a little small, but modern and very Hollywood/LA. Weird that our room shared a door with the other room. Well one door on their side that opened to our door on our side, but whatever.

Ok so one thing that bothered me was that valet was $30. WTF. I can park on the street for FREE if I knew.

Other thing is our bottle of body lotion that came with the bathroom was used. UHHH WHAT THE. NASTY. It's ok, I dumped it into our toilet and it smelled nice. I didn't ask for another one cuz it smelled like an old woman.

Also no counter space in the bathroom.

Also the TV is kind of old - a flat panel Sharp AQUOS, but old nonetheless.

06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
166. Tea L.
I'm am not an LA lover and this place is the epitome of why.
Visiting for a few days and we had a room right by the pool area.  Laying out for about an hour about 3 feet away from my room and got a "you have to wear this color wrist band to lay over here".  Oh God here we go. It just got worse I had to wait in line to get back to my room after leaving for about 10 minutes, and was harassed for yet again not having the right colored wrist band.  Finally I was "allowed" to lay out in a chair by the pool and the DJ was so schizophrenic with his top 40 hits I couldn't even focus on ordering a drink.  When my boyfriends cousin pointed out the exact area that Lindsey Lohan had been photographed throwing up like it was a freaking land mark or something, I knew I had died and gone to hell.  The End.

16/04/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
167. Rochelle R.
I love the Golden Age of Hollywood when all the actors and actresses were so glamorous.  I am so glad that they didn't tear this place down like they seem to do in LA for some nasty new cookie cutter business.  This place has so much character. When you walk into the lobby area of the hotel, it feels throwback and vintage.  They have maintained the property well.  It feels old, but not rundown.  The had cool spots for us to take pictures which fit with our theme since we were dressed up as pin-up and burlesque girls.  We lounged around and hung out at the small bar as we waited for Teddy's the night club to open.

26/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
168. Kristine F.
Spent my birthday here from 5/4 - 5/8... awesome historic hotel.  Pool area is neat, but super scenetastic.  I love the Spare Room with the secret bowling alley!

09/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Robert S.
The Roosevelt is touted in these blogs but the first room they gave me was a trash can: from the "crap" in the carpet to the beaten furniture.  I requested a change and the great service from julius provided me a much nicer room in another location.  The room was modern and clean.  The noise from the pool and in the halls each night is another story.  If you are under 24 this place is for you or if your hearing is gone and the noise does not deafen you, otherwise find a nice Hampton Inn.  I will never stay there again.  I appreciated Julius' efforts. The internet went down for an entire night.  Even the employees will complain under their breath about the wild crowd that infiltrates the pool area.  Good luck!!!!!

05/10/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
170. Alicia K.

Old Hollywood Glamour sets the scene for the whole hotel.

I loved the history of the hotel and the amazing photography and stories posted thru out the hotel. The pool is amazing, and the fact that Marilyn Monroe did her first commercial shoot there was a nice factoid to learn while we were out there. The Tropicana Bar was the bomb, great pool side service!

The rooms are comfortable, big, and trendy. The mini bar made my sister happy! Redbulls, coffee, patron, oreos, ya know...the essentials.

I was here for work, but it felt more like a vacay. I would LOVE to come back!

18/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. David K.
if there is a better place to be on a sunny weekend day, id like to know where it is.

23/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
172. Ta G.
Hmmm... I stayed here for the Playboy Golf Tournament . They booked a bunch of rooms for us, and held a few events here as well as at the Playboy Mansion. Woot woot! Wow, it was strange to be surrounded by blondes with fake tans and huge melon implants. I actually felt like my pasty ass stood out unlike in the Bay Area. LOL.

THE ELEVATORS IN THIS PLACE ARE HORRIBLE. It is about a 10 minute wait. Good lord!

The decor is pretty cool. What you expect from a posh hotel. My friends and I dined at both the diner as well as steakhouse. I had a pretty good burger at the diner; my friends had wine and cheese. The steakhouse was good but way overpriced. It was tasty, I suppose.

Oh, you aren't allowed to take pictures in the hallway. They have important looking security guys in suits with earpieces keeping an eye out on you.

The pool area is pretty cool. And yes, mingled with many B-list stars (actually one A-list, Cuba Gooding Jr who is extremely nice) and football players. I remember one conversation...

Me: "So what do you do in Boston?"
FB player: "Oh I play for the Patriots."
Me: "Oh, cool."

hah! This place is okay to hangout at. At the time that I went, they closed Teddy's for the events they were holding. Too bad, I would have wanted to party with Lindsay and Paris, YAH! LOL.

Housekeeping stole one of my friend's skirts. (The hotel ended up reimbursing it for her). The standard rooms are TINYYY (but beautifully/modernly decorated). The walls are thin; I heard the neighbors humping every morning at about 6am. Also, if it's booked solid for an event, there will be drunk girls running up and down the halls.

This place is overpriced but what do you expect out of a Hollywood Hotspot. Pretty neat experience so stop on by if you can.

25/09/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
173. Gillian S.
Tip #472: Hang out at a Swanky Hotel Pool in the middle of the day,  during the Week.  

It is quite the conundrum with so many exquisite hotels in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  Not to worry.  The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is one of THE places to soak up some sun, enjoy the eye candy, and relax while you wonder where you went wrong...What does everyone around here do for a living so that they can all hang out by the pool all day long?

Since its bar, the Tropicana, is open to the public, it seems logical to let people venture inside THRH poolside.  

When you get to the hotel, there is valet (that you can pay with credit card when you leave) but the hotel is surprisingly close to Hollywood Blvd so if you can find alternative parking, rock on!  Once inside, head on back to the pool.  I was intimidated the first time, but don't let the podium and the attendant at the door to the pool area alarm you.  They are just there to answer questions.  The pool boy's and waitstaff will then get you whatever you need.  Given the time of day you are there and whether the pool is busy or not, you'll get a single or double sized lounge chair and a drink/bar menu.  Like any bar, the food and drinks aren't cheap, but think of yourself as a celebrity without a financial care in the world... responsibly,  of course.

08/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
174. Naomi B.
I live next door to this place and the music is SO loud sometimes that I literally can not even watch TV. Last weekend my roommate and i decided to go next door to the pool since it looked like fun from our balcony. The waitress was snobby and acted like she was so much better than us. We sat down at a table to look at the menu and she came up to us and "said you can't sit there unless you order at least $40", we told her ok and continued to look at the menu, but she just stood there and then asked "well are you going to order $40?" I told her we had to look at the menu first to see what we wanted to order and she told us we could not even sit down unless we agreed to at least $40. We probably would have ordered if she hadn't been so pretentious and rude, but we decided to come home and have a drink on our balcony watching the party since there was nothing else we could do at home with the loud music. It seems like a great place to party if you have lots of money and don't mind rude waitresses. I'm kinda sad that we had such a bad experience because it would have been a perfect neighborhood hangout. Oh well, at least 25 degrees is awesome. We go there at least twice a week for happy hour. They have great sweet potato fries and Morgan the manager is great.

28/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
175. Christopher L.
I can't even begin to explain how disappointed I was with this hotel .A standard room (not to mention the Valet service) is way too overpriced. Room design looks absolutely awful, not to mention shitty looking bathroom doesn't scream "expensive famous hollywood hotel." Found a large hair on the towel. Found a large sticky dark stain (maybe gum, who knows????) was on the sheets. Then we decided to spend 50 bucks on a late night burger and hot dog when the food arrived cold and took almost an HOUR! I kindly asked the room service manager to please split the check but I guess that's too difficult a task for the moron of a manager. Also, there was only one THIN blanket on the bed and no spare in the closet. The staff wasn't at all friendly, they all seem to have that LA-cocky, too good for everybody attitude. Screw them and their so-called "service". Never staying here again. Their idea of sharing guests with entertainment is to offer them a thousand dollar table at some midget club underneath the hotel. THIS PLACE SUCKS!!

20/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
176. Ivy K.
This review is for the Roosevelt Hotel's Sunday pool party only.

Do you like pretty and shallow ladies, cheesy posers, and more inflatables on women's chests than in the pool? Well then, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's pool is the place to go!

Hot crowd, lame guys filled with hot air, and a hot but decent-sized pool. Limited seating and towels, friendly bar service.

Everyone I met here who wasn't anyone pretended to be something they're not and anyone who I met who was someone pretended that they weren't. It's a fun place for chatting it up and playing "guess the liar?" (my girlfriends and I met a guy named Charlie who claimed to work for Hyde but admitted to "only having been there once" after being called out on it by someone else... ouch)

If you don't take the clientele or yourself too seriously, want to give your brain cells a rest, or/and just have a lazy and vapid afternoon, give this pool party a shot.

20/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
177. Stephy S.
This is a FANTASTIC hotel! I'd even recommend it to my boss! The rooms are lovely and have all been revamped without losing the Hollywood charm and history. The lobby is gorgeous and a lovely place to grab a drink at the end of the night. The restaurants in the hotel are divine as well and room service, well, all I can say are good things :)

In my opinion it's the perfect Hollywood Hotel; historic, slightly haunted(but only in certain rooms), centrally located and just damn cool. Plus it;s right near H&H, so there are plenty of yum restaurants there and it's right across the street from the chinese theater, so it's good for people watching/judging ;)

05/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Kitty M.
Im hurting as I write this.....well not hurting but I feel like I am having an out of body experience - hosted by the Roosevelt Hotel.

I visited the modern day Hotel California of sorts and enjoyed every minute of the few minutes of sleep I had in those damn comfy beds......what I didn't enjoy was my drunk and stumbling fingers having to look for a room key the use the elevator or having to navigate the slick terra cotta tile in my heels - walking from the tower to the poolside rooms to see the devil and his merry posse that coordinated my undoing.....

In all honesty, I liked our really spacious double/double room, although the closet was bigger than the bathroom. Four girls trying to get ready in a bathroom the size of a coat closet just did not work.....but we did rent out the floor of the closet for a few inebriated souls.

And when you need a pick me up from the debauchery of Hollywood - order your food poolside because the room service was nothing great.....

Now if only they could relocate the hoards of tourists, gang bangers, transient Hills Have Eyes type of beggars and other realities of Hollywood I would be back next weekend - or as soon as that new liver comes in.

18/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
179. Cyn Y.
The latest trend place, like what the Standard Hotel was, for partying and dressed up people.  The room is more for continuing the partying or get your snooze on.

Had a corner suite on the 11th floor overlooking Hollywood Blvd.  It's more your sterile stark furniture place, remember this is a very old hotel that's been renovated.  Wood floors that echo your footsteps.  An extremely large separate room for lounging and partying (sofa, coffee table, dining table, etc), another large room for the bed & desk...

however, EXTREMELY small bathroom that just fits in a tub/shower, toilet at the end along with a sink.  No place to put any of your toiletries.  It was horrible trying to put make up on.  Had to do it in the bedroom where there is poor lighting (no make-up table set up there yet they had the space for it ) so had to walk back and forth to the bathroom sink mirror.

Both my bf and I killed our shins on the wood corner bed frame that stuck out.  Ouch!

On the other hand, great location.  You really get to see a side of Hollywood Blvd you don't see when you drive through or just visit.  The valet staff there is very very nice and efficient.  They go out of their way to make sure the passenger door is opened as well as the driver side.  Good late nite room service (a must for all the late night parties) - had veggie and turkey burgers with sweet potato fries at 5:30AM.

30/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Nissan S.
Great location, lovely hotel. The evening crowd is a little too Hollywood for my taste. I'd love to see this place in the daytime. The food was fair. Park across the street at the Highland parking structure.

11/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
181. Matt L.
Yesterday I came to the Roosevelt Hotel for a Latino Professional Networking function.  The function was held at the pool area and it was good venue that was nicely spaced and didn't seem too crowded.  The pool area included a few bars, outdoor seating situated around the pool, and a DJ.  Granted I'm not Latino, but I definitely had a good time.  I haven't been to this hotel since 1999 and I remember this place being a dump.  Anywho, I would defintely come back.  I hear that Friday night at the Library Bar is a good spot.

26/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
182. Chris C.
Awesome place: great location, ubber pool, friendly service, plus  walking distance to In & Out
I've stayed here for the first time in the spring of 09, but since then I've came back 3 more times. Always a great experience.
The drinks are little pricey and the pool could get a little croweded, but its Hollywood.
I also met Will Ferell at the pool.

30/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Mike S.
Great burger, and had a ton of topping options.  The imported cheese is a great touch.  The sweet potato fries were fantastic.  Would give 5 stars if the additional toppings weren't as expensive.  Highly recommend for a fancy, filling, and tasty burger.  Btw, get the jalapeno bacon.  I'm picky about bacon and it passed the test.

22/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Bre B.
I stayed here on my 21st birthday. I read a lot of different reviews for different hotels around Hollywood, looking for the best place for my friends to party. Some place that we could easily come in and out of and a place where we wouldn't get noise complaints. The Roosevelt was definitely a good choice.

I got a junior king suite and was pleasantly surprised to find it was at the end of a hallway on the corner of the building. The suite was bigger and nicer than I was expecting it to be. And it had two bathrooms!

I had over 20 people in my room and the closest thing we got to a noise complaint was a room service man who heard us in the hallway and suggested we keep it down. The only real problem was that you need a hotel key to get up the elevators, so if someone ever left, we had to make sure they had a room key.

The bar downstairs was AWESOME! I had some of the most interesting, most delicious drinks I have ever had in my life. They may have been $16 but damn. On my 21st birthday, it was definitely worth it.

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was just because of how expensive everything was. I was expecting it but at the same time...sheesh! Parking was especially a bitch, I would have liked to have no parked valet, but oh well.

23/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
185. Jenn T.
This place is absolutely gorgeous, old school Hollywood...so I'm told. I have to admit, I was at the Roosevelt for their Halloween bash and have yet to experience the full effect with the rooms and what not, but they have a great poolside area with bar and when you are inside you do feel like you have been whisked away from all the crack whores and the bums which happen to be roaming no more than 500 yards away.

My five hour stay there definitely piqued my interest to go back on a "normal" night - if there is such a thing in Hollyweird!

03/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
186. Michael S.
Okay, you walk into the room and are greeted by the wonkiest photo above the bed I've ever seen -- it was like two people at a church revival or something with two red halos in front of their foreheads (see this yelp.com/biz_photos/6qLp… ). It was disturbing... It made me really pissed off. Why would you want to do that to your 300+ paying customers. All the furniture in the room as chipped with white stuff exposed. I would expect this of a lower tier hotel not this one.

Best yet, the freakin soy shampoo that they give you blew. My hair was a stringy mess after I used this stuff.

And lastly the lights beaming into the room felt like we were near the batman alert lights except they were pointed directly at us... They weren't calling for batman though, they were calling for bling bling from victoria secret! Screw these guys.

02/09/06 | Link | Rating: 1.0
187. Annika K.
Very cool pool scene! Went to a penthouse party here that was ammaaazing!

11/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
188. Danielle S.
I cannot say enough good things about this hotel.  It was the most comfortable bed I've ever had in a hotel!  The sheets were buttery soft, the comforter was down.  It even had a feather bed.  We somehow managed to get upgraded (score!) to a junior suite.  It had 2 bathrooms, yay!  A big flat screen tv that swivels from living room to bedroom.  The customer service was top notch, the decor-amazing.  It even has kiehl products which are actually usable and leave your hair soft.  Our sofa was suede and was brushed to have lines covering the whole thing, just such attention to detail.

The room service was adequate, of course you always pay more to have room service for what your getting, but it was quick, accurate, and delivered with such professionalism.  

The Tropicana bar/pool is also a favorite, you can lay out in luxury, and in the evening Saturdays its a hopping club.

Next time I'm in LA, I am definately staying here again!

23/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Christina S.
Rad place with tons of history and a crazy Sunday pool party with DJs and tons of inebriated people. We got a room here since we had an event to attend for Davines so we really didn't get a chance to enjoy much hence we had to get ready for another big event. I must say it's lame that there is NO COMPLEMENTARY COFFEE in the room. It's the Keurig coffee pot which they charge $3.50 per one of the little coffee's or tea if you fancy yourself some tea. I rather order room service and get myself a pot of coffee rather that waste my time with this open cup thing. So ding on that. The bathroom shelves fell down on us after we put our tolietry bags on it which were not heavy. Overall the room was clean. I just feel it's ridiculous to have to pay $33 for parking on top of everything else. It's a tad overpriced for some things here but "when in rome". It's still a rad hotel and the bar near the front entrance is awesome here. They make a fine Old Fashion.

13/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
190. Courtney N.
Went for Sunday brunch. Unlimited mimosas and bellinis you can't beat! Food selections were yummy. Love the feel of the restaurant. Will go back!

19/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
191. R. R.
Vegas pool party in L.A. anyone?  Attended a "Wet Pool Party" years ago, which was amazing.  Heard they started having pool parties here regularly (at least during summer) and had the chance to stay here for a friends 4-0.  Wow!  When I arrived, I was upgraded to a poolside balcony room on the second floor.  It was simply amazing!  A fun party type atmosphere.  The room was contemporary and spotless.  Very cool and spacious bathroom.  Overall had an amazing afternoon and night.  However if you're a first timer, be aware that if you are paying for drinks with your CC, the pool bar will automatically add an 18% gratuity.  My wife's friend inadvertently ended up giving the bartender a bonus, but overall good experience.  Also since parking is almost non-existent, you will pay a premium for valet/parking ($30+).  The day we opted for assistance, the bellhop was very helpful as we "slowly" checked out the next morning.  There was no way I going to carry out all my gear.  I could only imagine the day-after stories his eyes could tell with previous patrons/celebs.  After all, it is Hollywood. Great hotel and near to more touristy spots than you can shake a glow stick at... and clubs/bars for that matter.

11/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
192. Matthew D.
Pretty nice place, hip vibe and best location on Hollywood Blvd. Good service, they hooked us up with free upgrade suite because we had a special celebration. Would stay there again for sure. 25 degrees is a great restaurant-breakfast.

Overall they were very good, great gym, location and customer service.

You will have to pay $10 per night and per laptop, on a not so fast connection but you wont spend a lot of time in your room because there is so much to do and see.

***The fact that ELVIS stayed there for a month while filming or recording some movie has to be worth something. Also Marylin Monroe did a photo shoot out by the pool bar. SHE ALSO HAS A GHOST THERE.

26/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
193. Chris S.
So the pool is nice but... the service. I practically had to tackle the waitress.
Expensive, a little to "hipster", and bad service, no thanks, I'll be at the Standard.

24/06/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
194. John J C.
I met up with some friends who were visiting from Australia and we had a great time at the bar by the pool.  The Library bar had a great ambiance and hotel staff was helpful and friendly.

Minus one star since only one elevator was working from the two on the premises. The one that was working was always full of people. We had a hard time getting to the room on the 9th floor. Otherwise great place to hang out!  The best part was a german older lady swearing in German because we packed the elevator to capacity and she freaked out!

04/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
195. E P.
Roosevelt Hotel is a cool boutique hotel in the heart of the nice part of Hollywood. The rooms are very good and the people staying here tend to be attractive.

25 degrees is a nice casual restaurant that is packed for brunch and still serves burgers fairly late. They also have a more formal restaurant, Dakota, and a nightclub although I did not go to either of those.

The fairly large pool area surrounded by palm trees and lounge seating is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon drinking. I spent a fun six days here. Life is good.

13/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
196. Amanda C.
This is one of my favorite places to stay in LA. It's got a centralized location and the pool area is fun.

My disclaimer is this- ONLY come here if you can stay in the rooms surrounding the pool. If you need to stay in the old, scary, "tower of terror" style building, go some place else.

If you can afford the WAY better rooms by the pool, then this is your spot. At night, your patio door opens onto the deck of a super-exclusive bar and you never even have to hassle with doormen. This is definitely the kind of hotel where people come to see and be seen- I can't tell you how many people want to come check out your room at night! It's very swanky (and tiny).

The rates can be astronomical, but if you come looking cool at check-in, they just may upgrade you (it's happened to us). Don't come here if you're old, unattractive, or insecure- it will just make you feel worse. In fact, I'd avoid LA in general.

28/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. Lon M.
Great location. Great lobby. Horrible rooms.

The rooms are rather small. The bathroom is small. The decor is more deco/vintage/older. Decor wasnt bad. However the bathroom was tight. When we got into the room, the bathroom door was locked. Had to get maintenance to unlock it using a screw driver.

The isolation from outside is horrible. You can hear people on street talking. You can hear the next door neighbors humping. Oh that girl can moan and scream. Her performance was excellent. Had to be a hooker.

The staff was courteous, but you cant help that the hotel is older. I would recommend staying at motel that's newer and cheaper.

28/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
198. Rosalynn H.
I gave this place three stars because two would have meant 'Meh I've experienced better' and really for Hollywood I never do.  So Hollywood means lower standards b/c they like to treat their patrons like $hit.

Ate at the Dakota for their $40 prix fix menu. The steak is the best to go with, and definitely the coconut dessert.  The Frisee Lardon (pork belly) wasn't bad and their beet salad is good if you like candied beets.

Service is super slooooow. People actually got up in between servings to walk around and chat because the food took so long.

Hard to get people into the pool/bar area w/out dinner purchase. Have to buy bottle service.  The pool area wasn't even packed at all!

And THAT folks, is what you get for a Hollywood place.  Chateau Marmont doesn't hassle you as much.

BTW - One of my friends who got a room there found a snoring man already inside it!

23/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
199. Koshka K.
Every hotel in Hollywood is pretentious filled w the vain and aloof but I find the Roosevelt's old Hollywood glamour to be more enchanting that its contemporary counterparts. Yes, it is older but w hints of art deco and new decor. The rooms are modest but very comfortable. If you want new hip, trendy and utter luxury - go to the SLS or Mondrian but you'll never get the history and essence that you would at the Roosevelt. Plus, I like Teddy's - they make great long islands.

17/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
200. Bryan T.
Hung out at the pool for a lazy Saturday afternoon with some friends to relax during the heat wave So. Cal residents experienced in late April. The scene didnt seem so hip and hollywood elite as my friends and I expected. Most people hanging out at the pool were either skinny speedo-clad European men on vacation, overweight housewives from Idaho, or middle aged OC men taking a dip after escorting their mistresses out the hotel door. Drinks were REALLY strong though. Cocktail waitresses and servers were unattractive. (Harsh, but it's the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, it needs to uphold certain expectations)

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
201. Caitlan P.
What a disappointment!  I am an LA native who is in town every month or so for business and I thought it'd be fun to stay at the Roosevelt since I used to live just a few miles away in Beachwood Canyon.  I typically wouldn't expense a $400+ a night hotel, but I found a great deal on Expedia and we ended up booking the king suite.  The lobby is nice but as soon as you get off of the elevator the hallway looks tired and used up.  Our room was large but it was a strange layout.  There was a large living room with a sofa, dining table and tv, but it was just one room - it didn't connect to the bedroom so it had a very apartment like feel.  The carpet was old gross gray shag and the bathroom was awful.  Super narrow with a pedastal sink so my hsuband and I had to put our toiletries on the toilet.  Bed was comfortable but as soon as we turned off the tv to go to bed we realized it was impossible as the street noise outside was AWFUL!  We were on the third floor and obviously the windows were not soundproof - we could hear someone cough down there.  Not to mention, there was blinking neon right outside of our window that flickered all night, even with the curtains drawn.  The next morning I found that our sink no longer worked as it did the night before and water was barely trickling out.  I decided that I was going to call the manager but needed to hop in the shower quickly to get ready for a work appointment.  Well the shower was fine, until I learned there were only two water temperatures - hot and hotter.  I was seriously positioned like i was doing the limbo as I washed the shampoo out of my hair so the rest of my body wasn't hit by the scalding water.  The only good thing I can say about this hotel is the staff were very nice and friendly.  The manager told me to call Expedia and they would release our reservation.  She of course offered to upgrade us to a better room but I declined.  The room service staff was also great and the eggs weren't bad.  I'm just glad we got out of the second night of our reservation we were able to get a room at the Sofitel - I should've never strayed from there.

18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
202. C S.
This rating is only for staying in the hotel. I would give it 0 stars if I could. The staff and other patrons make it painfully clear that they provide service only for the beautiful Hollywood crowd. Those that are not as hip or pretty are at the bottom of the pole. Stay away. Rooms were small and dirty. No amount of coaxing could produce a maid to rectify the problem. Horrible stay.  Would not return ever.

18/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
203. Dayve S.
OK I only gave this place 2 stars but I ALWAYS  stay here and I ALWAYS get a villa by the pool and i LOVE LOVE LOVE staying here but the front desk sucks the are SOOOO Rude especially the blond girl that was working today on 7/26/2011 around 4pm I SERIOUSLY LOST CONT OF HOW MANY TIMES SHE ROLLED HER EYES AT ME, over something i had no control over, every time i handed her my cell she gave me a discussed look and as soon as she found out i got a villa she was soo nice to me! BOO on her, totally a buzz kill.

26/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
204. Kevin H.
Three day business trip to LA and I wanted a stereotypical LA experience.  As a big fan of the OLD Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC (before that dick from W Hotels ruined it), the Roosevelt's old school swagger appealed to me, so I booked it via Tablet and checked in.

First, the obvious.  The location is great, the interior amazing, and the front desk staff friendly, well-mannered, and attractive.  Even the valets were gracious and patient.  

I was told at check-in that I had received a complementary "upgrade" to my room.  Perhaps I had mistakenly booked the janitor's closet because my upgrade was a hollow room with a ground level view of the hotel HVAC and giant fluorescent signage on the roof.  The worst room in the hotel?  Possibly.  Clock radio from KMart and waaaay overpriced mini-bar.  But I was too tired to care and went downstairs to check out the famous pool scene.

The pool was cool, good tunes, not too many assholes, and definitely chill.  Small bar, pricey drinks, and only one bartender who struggled to keep up with orders.  $20 for a Hennessy?  Sorry - you'll need to pour with a heavier hand to make that ship sail.  I've crushed cheaper drinks poolside in Vegas.  Otherwise, good place to hang, guy/girl ratio worked, and all that.

16/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
205. Theda S.
What could be better than Bloody Marys and Greek Salad poolside for an early lunch? Having Bloody Marys and Greek Salad surrounded by "beautiful people."

The bar off the mens clubby castle lobby hang out spot is a cute location for a photo shoot

30/05/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
206. Cynthia B.
Bousy, Bousy with ghosts!!! ( urbandictionary.com/defi… ) Apparently, this place is haunted. I didn't have any run-ins. The waiters and bartenders were really nice.

Minus one star- the people were a little stuffy. It was like hanging out with a bunch of Paris Hilton's with less money-blah!

30/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
207. Grace C K.
meh. this place was just okay. The bartenders were not so nice and they served everything in plastic cups...
which is odd for the amount you pay for a drink.
the crowd was definitely an older crowd (probably late 20s and 30s and 40s).
it was a really chill place and I would love to go lounge by the pool and have a drink (in the day) but the night scene was just whatever.

11/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
208. Chris J.
This is that hotel in Hollywood where they have like a never ending pool party attended by a mostly unsavory crowd of young, silicone injected bimbos and C-level celebrities like Mischa Barton are always hanging out in the cabanas, getting sloppy and barfing all over the floor.  Despite these drawbacks, we chose to stay here because of the hotel's perfect location in the heart of the Hollywood tourist trap district and its easy accessibility to the various friends we were visiting.

The hotel's staff were very pleasant and gave a us a free upgrade to a massive suite on the 11th floor.  Seriously, the suite was enormous and clearly set up as a party space - pergo floors, very well stocked bar (and surprisingly decent prices for a hotel bar), sparsely furnished, walls decorated with giant photos of girls screaming at a David Bowie show circa 1974.  We also had a stunning view of the Hollywood sign and the Chinese Theater.  I immediately wanted to throw a cocktail party there and was sore that I didn't know more people in LA.  

The only drawback were the crowds of douchers wandering the length and breadth of the hotel.  Whenever we wanted to go to our room, we had to fight our way through a permanent clutch of the sarong clad creatures as they huddled about the entryway to the hotel, chain smoking and posing.  The elevators were even worse as they were always packed full of these knuckle draggers, none of whom seemed capable of operating the thing (you need to insert your room key into a slot to access the higher floors, this befuddled many of these young idiots).  I will have to admit that the elevator rides made for some entertainment as more than once we encountered annoyed young ladies, clutching full sets of tacky Louis Vuitton luggage, haranguing their muscle bound boyfriends in thick Brooklyn accents about God knows what.  Class!

Will absolutely stay here again.  No question.

28/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
209. Julio P.
This was the scene of the "Hangover" on which the movie was based.

My recollections of the famous Roosevelt are hazy, almost like none of it actually happened but was a dream or a bad acid trip.

The bare bones telling of my weekend:

Arrived on Friday evening, was greeted at the pool by a slamming but vacuous sun bunny dressed in a triangle gold lame bikini. She was entertaining two bald pudgy Dr's from North County.

Checked into the sweet we rented for the weekend along with 4 other friends. There was only one bed and one bathroom. I can still smell the acrid post apocalyptic stench I had to drive back to SD inside my bag.

Saturday night: Began putting away copious amounts of Blue Label at the pool at around 5pm. Nightfall came. Went to bar which name I couldn't remember with a "Total Recall" machine. Drank more. Was hit on by a 50 yr old hag. Luckily I didn't make a poor decision.

Came back to the hotel which becomes a club at 9pm. They wouldn't let one of the guys back in so we let him in a side door. We're back to high school.

Met some people from Canada. Go figure. 1am comes around so it's "lights out" and you have to keep the noise down....what kind of Hollywood house of vice is this, anyway? Continued drinking to the point where I was the first one out like a 3 button suit.

Wake up at one point and one of my friends is "making it rain" on the girl from Canada. Awesome.

Wake up again. What is that I smell? Shaving cream? Damn!

Woke up again...is that a Tiger?!...ok, that part is made up.

Wake up again. The hotel staff is in the room. There have been complaints.

Morning comes. There are bodies littering the fine alpaca rug like a scene out of Kabul. Monopoly money is riddled all over the room like confetti. There's the smell of stale booze, cigarettes, ass and yes, weed hanging over the room like a thundercloud.

All told: I dropped $400 with hotel, food, booze and other merriment.
I didn't see any famous people but did see plenty of twenty somethings acting famous. Reminds me of a joke:

"What is the next best thing to being a Dr, actor or lawyer?.....Saying you are one!"

Chic hotel, lott'a eye candy, expensive drinks, attitude and touchy staff.

I think I'll stick to Vegas for awhile....

31/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
210. Alan P.
I stayed here with a friend one weekend. I don't remember a thing about it. Must've been spectacular.

06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
211. Matt E.
I spent two nights at this hotel and enjoyed every minute!  The Garden Cabana room was very comfortable and perfectly stocked with plenty of tasty booze.  The hotel bars were impressive and entertaining (although expensive) - full of fustrated Hollywood wannabes and aspiring actresses schmoozing.  I look forward to my next visit later in the year (or before if CAA calls...)

18/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Andre P.
Very nice place, you can feel the classic Hollywood vibe as soon as you walk in. Visited the Tropicana Bar and had a blast. It was a much different scene than the typical Hollywood club, and that is what I liked most about it. Check it out!

19/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
213. Holly A.
Gorgeous lobby, tiny room (but I booked Priceline - that's what I get), amazing location (great for a jaunt up to LA from SD for a Hollywood Bowl concert, and superclose to Griffith Park), and attentive staff.  Total scene, though -- which makes for great people-watching (think wannabe industry execs and waifish chicks who don't eat but apparently have great surgeons).  Oh yeah, and a drunk guy tried to get in our room at 6 am and the linen closet across from our room deffo smelled like mj.  All part of the Hollywood experience!

If you don't want to cough up for valet, self-park in the garage across the street.  I'd definitely come back for the location, amazing pool, and restaurants/bar.

01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
214. John M.
Historic Hollywood Landmark (on steroids) lol

21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
215. Mot Y.
Have you been here?  Not cool at all.  Im tired of the 'where are you attitude'.  Who the fvck cares!  Drinks are good, but seriously....

I like the A-game hollyweird.  Yeah, South Park.  LOL

15/05/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
216. LISA M.
I love this hotel staying there is a must while in hollywood there is so much history,class and luxury

27/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
217. Sassoun H.
I always have a blast here!  Outdoor by the pool or indoor in the beautiful Old-Hollywood type banquet hall or bar, this place is great.  Great service, great drinks and food and great people.  It's also always fun to crash a former employers xmas party and end up with a couple of gift bags!  hahahahahaha! SCORE! One of my go-to spots in Hollyweird!

23/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. Schuyler W.
This is one of those places where everyone is just too cool to be bothered- Hollywood. Where ev-ery-body is posing to be somebody.

The Roosevelt has two major things going for it: history and location. Trends come and go, the corner of Hollywood and Orange is forever.

The lobby and other areas of the building still have the lingering mystique of old school Oscar winners, cigar smoke and starlets remembered, but the casting couch scenario is far less glamorous these days.
The couches in the lobby however, were quite nice.

I was not 'dazzled' by the room, the crowd, or the service, but the convenience was undeniable. Location trumped my need for character. And I guess a part of me just can't deal with LA. The attitude, the fraudulent and frivolous nature of it all.

I'm never going to get a tan. People down there just don't respect me.

08/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
219. Ti B.
This is a review of New Years eve.

Hmmm...no hip hop...just chillin by the pool, no open bar for the 80 buck tickets, got a room and stacked with booze, main room where the dancing was was house music...ugh...., and that's it.

Not fun!  So sad my first NYE wasn't AWESOME.

18/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
220. Miyoko R.
We hadn't been to the Roosevelt since the remodel, and I'm glad to see the old Hollywood Glamour is still present in the lobby.  It's amazing to be in the middle of the lobby area with towering arches and feel the energy of Hollywood past.

We went for the Tropicana bar.  After finally winding our way to the actual entrance (Hotel guests enter from inside the hotel, non-guests enter in a small roped area to the left of the entrance, and there was a private party so we were re-routed around the side) we saw what you'd expect from Hollywood nightlife.  Guys in casual clothes, gals dressed down and up, and everyone young, beautiful, and full of life.  The drinks weren't bad, yes they are pricey, but the martini glass was full.... albeit plastic, ugh.

There are all kinds of people here, an eclectic bunch from all over the world, and some incredible people watching once the booze kicks in!  I kept waiting for someone (or myself) to dive into the pool.  

Valet is also pricey, but it's a chill, line-free place to hang with plenty of room to move around and dance to the music.

Oh, and Colin Farrell was there....

03/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
221. Marina R.
I stayed here a couple christmases ago...it was empty because who stays in a hotel over xmas anyway?

The service was great, I loved the lobby and pool area (although cold).  The room was nice and the outdoor patio area was fun.  It felt lonely but then again, it was the time of year.  I liked walking around Hollywood as if I were a tourist.

I'd stay here again if it wasn't so full of tourists.  Oh, parking is expensive.  But their restaurant (25 degrees) has some of the best onion rings I've ever had.  Skip the grilled cheese though.

04/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. Terry D.
The hotel advertised a special with rooms starting at $199 a night but there are no rooms available on ANY date. I complained to the reservations manager that the special is on the hotel's web site but I couldn't find any date where that rate was available. She said it was "a limited availability special" and the hotel didn't offer it the night I was requesting. So I asked her to pick a date, any date, and show me there is at least one date available with a room $199. She could not show me a date with a room for $199. Typical bait and switch!

04/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
223. Gina L.
My two friends and I went for a girls trip for my birthday and our experience with this hotel was phenomenal! They comped us an upgrade to a suite with a pool view, the staff was incredible, the overall ambiance was perfect, prime location and the list goes on! Definitely recommend staying there.

16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
224. Lucy Z.
Came to one of those passworded pool side parties. Very neat and very bourgeois, parking is only valet (enter on Orange). && It's not your regular pool party, more like a cocktail party by the pools with live music and dancing. Loved the atmosphere of Hollywood at night.

Bottle Service at the Tropicana Bar was pretty slow though (and pricey). I ordered a mojito (too minty for my taste too) & my cousin ordered red wine. The waitress took so long, so we got up and left and she hunted us down ! haha, we wanted to walk Hollywood Blvd, but security didn't let us take it outside.

But it was a pretty fun night :) except for the slow service

14/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
225. Alex M.
For as pricey as the hotel was and being from a small town I thought I would feel out of place but everyone was super friendly and helpful.  The rooms were pretty nice but the hallways were so dark (no wonder why some people think it's haunted).  Overall I had a great experience and I would love to come back sometime.

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
226. Holly L.
Such an awful excuse for customer service.
We stayed only one night for a bachelorette party and we had so many cases of bad service.  We paid over $450 for one normal room and they treated us like garbage.  We reserved 3 rooms and while we arrived at 12 and hung out by the pool which was nice.  Definately not enough seating, but we got lucky finding a spot for all 13 of us.
We checked in to 2 of our rooms at 3pm when it was promised,  our 3rd room was not ready until almost 6 and everytime we called down to the front desk they said someone was on their way up with the key.
We then had to ask multiple times for roll away beds that never came.  I finally had to call at 1am when we returned to find that we still did not have them and had to deal with a rude front desk clerk who said they ran out.  
We did eventually receive them though.  They had promised us a comped valet for one car and when we went to leave it took us an hour to resolve it and avoid paying the $33.  
Completely over rated and a waste of money.  Not even a nice hotel and they treat you like you don't matter. Stop supporting bad businesses!

15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
227. Greg H.
Awesome hotel and great food at Public.

30/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
228. Liz And Ryan H.
Now you can get tacos by the pool. Plan on it. Tip the pool guys well. They will remember you the next time you want a lounge chair.

31/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
229. Rachelle P.
Horrible front desk service. Valet cost $33 regardless if you are checking in. Valet took over 15 minutes just to get our car. Would have taken longer if we didn't ask how much longer. Terrible experience. Waste of money. Will never come here again.

16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
230. Gay B.
Don't reserve the Jr suite 1109. The bathroom is too small for one person, it was almost impossible to pull up the lever to make the shower work. The A/C was so noisy that I couldn't leave it on overnight. And the walls are paper thin and we had talking from other rooms both nights.
Otherwise, the room was big, nice looking, and the bed was comfy. But with that bathroom, there's NO way it was worth the price, or even half of it.

14/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
231. Fabian W.
If you get the chance to visit Hollywood, you have to stay here. So many movies shot here, now when i see a movie like "Italian Job", "Loosers", etc, I can actually say.. yeah I stayed there.
You have to try the burger in the Bar/Lounge, biggest and the baddest i have ever had. Hotel right accross from the the famous Chinese Theatre, and Kodak Theatre.

30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
232. Catherine R.
Smells like old ashtray, try the cabana rooms as they are newer. Paint job in the rooms was uneven and sloppy around the edges. Staff were nice, lobby's gorgeous. Room service was great!!

Fun pool bar on Friday nights!

20/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
233. Tricia H.
I haven't stayed in the rooms - but have been to many private parties at the pool.  Lots of fun, great location.  I advise getting a cabana room so you have a place to escape and have a private bathroom.

27/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
234. Sweet p.
My fiancé surprised me for a carmageddon weekend getaway at the historic Hotel  Roosevelt. I was very excited and happy with my first experience at the hotel until the front desk manager JULIUS came into the picture. This man is sooooo rude! I am still in disbelief that this mans job is to make sure the customers are happy. I have never experienced such horrible customer service in my life. He didn't follow through with my tablet plus amenities after three phone calls on the phone with him. He just doesn't care. Next time I'm going to the W ... Kate the manager was very apologetic and professional. Quentin from room service was extremely friendly.

17/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
235. Anthony T.
Hey, Hills Series Finale crew and MTV. Fuck you. Thanks for taking away our pool for the day. Me and all my friends were really looking forward to basking in the sun and drinking fancy drinks poolside at The Roosevelt, but nooooooo, you guys had to shut down Hollywood and Highland and rape the hotel with your high maintenance. So to that, I curse your children and am glad your show is over.

Other than that, obviously the hotel is awesome. And on behalf of me and my friends, I apologize to the staff for moving other people to other rooms away from ours because of our loud partying. We also apologize for all the Smirnoff Ice we left everywhere. Y'see, there's this new game (or old, depending on who you are and where you live) called "Icing Bros" or "Bros Icing Bros" where when you're presented with a Smirnoff Ice, you must get on your knees and drink it. The fun part is tricking them into doing it. Anyways, again, we're sorry. But thanks for not kicking us out like you said you would! I do like your hotel very much, especially our David Bowie photo piece hanging in our room, and your nice classic lobby that's reminiscent of the L.A. Train Station, and the fact that you were nice enough to shuttle us to your sister hotel in Beverly Hills so we can ruin their rooftop pool.

But, your ass needs to get rid of that stupid $30 overnight parking fee. I just wanna punch you in the face for that.

14/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. Mike V.
This review is for the bar only.

The prices are fucking ridiculous. $9 for a beer. $16 for a small whiskey on the rocks. Staff seems good and attentive when needed. Atmosphere is cool with a big pool lot with colors surrounded by nice chairs and tables. But in my opinion atmosphere is not cool enough to have the most expensive drinks in LA. For $9 I expect a giant draft of special craft beer, not a can of coors. And for $16 I expect a special cocktail that's on fire as it arrives, not jack poured over ice. If you are on a budget, pregame elsewhere and grab a beer and nurse it for an hour while you soak up the atmosphere. Then move on. That's all this place is good for. Prices are a killer for anyone even if you have 1 million cash in hand, because if you do most likely you do because you are good with money, not because you like throwing it down the drain. I went this Friday night and there were only a few other people there. Where were all the people? That's for the Roosevelt to think long and hard about. Reform drink prices and increase sales/popularity. Time to get off your high horse. 1 star for atmosphere, and 1 star for staff.

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
237. Scott F.
This place is so quintessentially L.A....Old Hollywood glamor that even the recent modern upgrades cannot hide the fact that this place is a Hollywood institution.

A few months back I flew down to LA to hang out with a friend of mine, who I hadn't seen in years, and who was in town recording an album.  Typically, we went out like rock-stars, and come Saturday morning, we were looking for some rest, relaxation, and general diversion.

A friend of his, a fan of their band, was posted up at the Roosevelt pool.  He recommended that we join him, and after mustering up the courage to NOT sleep all day, we did so.  

Walking into and through the hotel is classic Hollywood: classic Spanish decor and style throughout the interior.  It almost has the feel of an old Spanish adobe mission: high drafty ceilings, deep red clay tile floors, large rustic birch beams seeming to hold everything together.  After walking through the dimly lit lounge with leather couches and a library feel, we went out to the pool.

The pool is what one would expect, but the bar/lounge and atmosphere was fantastic.  I half-expected that there would be a crowd full of muscle-bound roidheads and fake-boobied blonds, but that was not the case.  Rather, the crowd was a mellow mix of chill people relaxing in clusters of friendly conversation, sipping on bloody mary's, mimosas, margaritas and the like.  

We met our friends sitting at a table adjacent the pool.  Around the pool are plush lounge chairs, cabanas, tables, not to mention the full bar service and wait-staff.  In typical LA-fashion everyone we met was an aspiring actor, producer, or otherwise "in the business."  Working that angle some sketch-ball asked us for our business cards explaining that he was "no LA flake"...yes, he was.  In the spirit of proper one-upsmanship, these self-proclaimed "Hollywood players" were practically competing to cover our tabs.

The pool-side area gradually filled in as we sipped our cocktails in the mid-day sun.  Soon, we were mixing it up with a group of attractive girls who were there to celebrate a birthday.  As the libations sunk in, people began to break away from the safe clusters of friends with whom they arrived, and began to mingle among cabanas.  As the day drew to a close, sadly we had to depart, but not without the satisfaction of a great afternoon with some very interesting people.

Overall, a great spot to enjoy the Southern California sun while enjoying a cocktail and the company of a wide mix of folks.  What a great day!!!!

04/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
238. Andrew C.
I love Old Hollywood and I love my lady. Which is why when it came to her day of birth, I decided a 'getaway' to somewhere close but awesome was in order. We got out of our little bubble in LB and ventured up here for an evening and following morning with the Roosevelt being our HQ.

For hotels in Hollywood, this was reasonably priced (though in the grand scheme of things, pricey for me!). Beautiful design melding the vintage and modern here, complete with the ballroom where the first academy awards were held. Just walking around exploring the hotel was fun.

Parking was pretty expensive, we parked just a few buildings over in an open lot for a cheaper rate (~$20). From check in we were taken care of promptly and given a nice room. Everything was clean, great bathroom amenities (plus great shower/tub), minibar, etc. Bed was very comfortable and climate controls were nice. Vintage pictures along the halls/rooms were cool...Mick Jagger and company were above the bed. Beware for the paper-thin walls though...definitely heard the guests next door though I give them a D- for effort...

Beyond that, the library lounge and pool were amazing. Good service and drinks. 25 Degrees is absolutely hands down worth your time as the burgers/shakes there are among the best I've had. Plus it's open 24 hours/day, and right downstairs! How can you not? The poolside during the day is relaxing, great place for a business meeting or nap or Mai Tai consumption.

Location was nice- close to Hollywood/Highland and some decent clubs, beyond that it is taxi-able everywhere else.

Well, the birthday day-cation at the Roosevelt got great reviews from the lady, and I was very happy. We're now a bit Vegas-obsessed, and if it were today we would perhaps take our money there for cheap and out-of-state entertainment. But this was a classy hotel, we've been back a few times just to enjoy 25 Degrees and you bet we'll be enjoying another stay here when we have a little extra set aside.

30/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
239. Stacia M.
I love staying at The Roosevelt! The staff at the front desk have always been accommodating to me when I stay there. Room service is to die for! I've even had my room upgraded when I was inconvenienced due to an incident on Hollywood Blvd that had nothing to do with the hotel.  Even the valet has been great, even during busy times like the Academy Awards. I will continue to stay at The Roosevelt when I'm in the Hollywood area!

20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
240. Hiromi N.
Let me preface this with the fact that my boyfriend at the time booked our room through hotwire.com and his intention was to treat me to old Hollywood style at a legendary hotel at a very inexpensive rate.  We arrived on a Friday and checked out on a Sunday.  While the facade is beautiful and the service was accommodating, the room itself was just non-descript and very, very, very small.  

The pool was beautiful and at night there was swanky music and a cocktail bar to see and be seen at.  Valet parking is $30/night.  Internet service is EXTRA.

The lobby is GORGEOUS.  

Yet, other than the history, there isn't anything amenities wise that would attract me.

In fact, I think that it's a bit overpriced since we spent most of our day sightseeing around LA.

2 nights at hotwire price=$295

06/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
241. Tiffany A.
the staff is very friendly and helpful
the standard room was cute, trendy and modern.
I will say this, if you say in a regular room the bathrooms are TINY. If your a big person, your not gonna be able to enjoy your stay here, lol.
best location if you want to party down the street at any club or bar, or just stay at the hotel. The pool is AMAZING and its always heated. Across the street from the Kodak and Chinese theather.
During the summer the pool is the place to be...
They have a gym with tv's but they need new headphones at each station.
My overall stay was nice...
I will complain about the wifi, which is not free, $10, thats retarded, it should be free with the prices they charge a night...
oh if your trying to sleep early, pick another hotel because you can hear everything thats going on outside, from traffic to music....

27/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
242. Susan L.
Got the room on a deal from Travelzoo. Friendly staff. Accommodating. Room was not what we expected. It's like someone went cheap on the designing... like the details you expect to see when you pay for a hotel with history and upgrades weren't really there. However, the bathroom, amazing. Awesome.

Anyway, we got the room for a photo shoot. We did what we had to do and then left.

28/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
243. susan l.
sleek and trendy, but not worth the price.

review of the thompson suite on the 12th floor
- decor: very sleek and modern. very nice. i liked the decor and the view from the room. the bedroom was a bit plain compared to the living room though. the bedroom only had the bed and not much else to look at.
- bathroom: everything was black! too dark for my tastes. made the room feel smaller than it was. stocked with plenty of toiletries.
- room service: nice. hash brown ($5) was DELICIOUS but oh so tiny and expensive. 2 voss waters and 2 ginger ales put us back $40!!! only in hollywood right?

- convenient! right smack in the middle of hollywood, youre mere blocks from a variety of clubs. no need to drink/party and drive
- right down the street (ten mins walk): in n out: awesome for late night eats. theres also an ihop across the street from in n out.

- expensive. hollywood expensive! i think prices average ~$230/night. $40 for two bottles of water and 2 ginger ales?!
- $22/night valet! ridiculous!!!
- THIN THIN THIN walls!!! there was a party going on in another suite on the 12th floor and as the revelers walked by i heard everything. not a great way to try to sleep off your own drunken partying

would i stay there again? not if i have to pay for it. ... id rather spend the $60 to catch a taxi back home.

26/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
244. Sean M.
Always a good time at the pool, whether there is a DJ or not. I will be back in a couple of weeks.

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
245. A.L. S.
Love the different rooms. They are so big and roomy, and their room service is excellent. Love the bar and the restaurant and the pool!

16/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
246. Cece K.
We've stayed here a total of three times and each time we've stayed in different rooms...as in the pool room, the regular standard room and a suite. The pool room is by far the BEST!!the room is small but with a balcony over looking the pool, the bed super comfy and the bathroom a true luxury bathroom.
The suite was not very impressive, we stayed on the 8th floor so maybe the suites in upper floors are nicer. This one was meh, the view was nice but the bathroom was so small without a tub!

The standard room was just your average rom in any given hotel. If you're going to spend the cash spend it on the pool room, trust.

Also their burger joint is pretty awesome and it's open 24/7!

13/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
247. Peter D.
First time here for a social media event. Unassuming from the out, it's very ominous, brooding, and dark on the in, which effortlessly lends itself to part of the decor, charm and mystique that is the RH. It's deceptively large; big reception and ballroom area. There's also a couple stylish bars, huge pool area, even a small bowling room on the mezzanine. Impressive.

17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
248. Melissa H.
Haven't stayed here but have come a handful of times to the Tropicana pool/bar area and wanted to give my review on my last visit there.  Came here on a Saturday afternoon and loved that they had a dj spinning and was a bonus that my girlfriend and I got a table to soak up the sun and sip our cocktails.  We ordered our drinks at the bar and took a seat at a table to try and order lunch.  The waitress didn't come by for 30 min and by this time, we had already ordered our food with the bartender and had eaten half of our food.  This actually didn't bother me too much but what did really annoy me was the fact that after closing up my tab up at the bar, the snooty, unfriendly, afraid to look me in the eyes or smile female bartender failed to give me an itemized bill after asking for one.  She read off my bill to me which I thought was kind of odd and we verbally agreed with the items I had ordered so I filled in the tip section which was an additional $16 and signed the bill.  10 mins later I decided to get another drink and a new female bartender was behind the bar.  I close my bill up after the one drink and look at the bill and find that the bar automatically adds on 18% tip.  I was soooo annoyed!!!  The new bartender apologized for the previous mishap and explained that every bartender/server is suppose to present every customer with an itemized bill which she obviously didn't.  UGH!  All I can say is karma is a bitch and what goes around comes around.  Apparently that snooty female bartender needed that $16 more than I did.  I will NOT be back.

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
249. Angelique M.
So sue me.  I actually like this hotel.  I've never seen LiLo at Teddy's (on the couple of occasions when I've been there); I have seen a ton of low-level "actors" (mostly people from commercials and walk-ons for major shows) lounging at the pool on weekends when I've stayed here.  

*an aside* Can someone explain to me the whole "hanging at a hotel pool" when you live in that same city thing?  

Anyhow, the rooms here are all the same and yet very different.  Try to get up to the Penthouse where there's a massive room-sized shower made for an orgy.  Seriously (we snuck up there one drunk night).

The best things about the Roosevelt?  The ghosts.  There's also an In-n-Out down the street and it's close to everything Hollyweird is famous for.  If you're with a band, they have great industry rates (think about $100/night -- it's an awesome deal).

04/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
250. Kristin B.
pricelined a decent deal and ended up at the Hollywood Roosevelt. i was excited to stay here just because i know celebrities are known to stay and hang out at this place haha. def a great location right in the heart of hollywood blvd and was walking distance to lots of clubs. a real perk is that the cross street to make a left into the hotel off hollywood blvd is a protected left turn so you arent waiting forever to make a left turn without an arrow haha (i think it's Orange St). lame i know but small things like that matter to me haha.

upon check-in, we were upgraded to a king room instead of queen which was greatly appreciated. rooms are decent enough. nothing spectacular or anything but good enough to use just as a place to crash for the night. staff was very friendly and we had no trouble with anything during our stay. check out is at noon and we were granted a late check-out of 2pm which was also definitely appreciated haha. only gripe is parking at $30 but hey it's hollywood...what do you expect? hopefully i can priceline this place at an affordable rate in the future so i can check out the pool party and other bars in the place...

05/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
251. Vincent S.
Love the modern rooms.  Best location for spending the weekend in Hollywood!  Go see a great concert at the Dome and literally stroll back home after.  Along the way grab an LA favorite hot dog with bacon in front of the Man's Chinese theater.  if you're lucky, Spiderman even might take a pic with you.

Summer is best.  Rooftop pool provide the sexiest place to sip drinks and enjoy the LA sun.

12/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
252. Brian S.
Paid for the more expensive room next to the pool and for the price was very let down with the hotel overall.

Upon checking they let us know that a dj was playing at the pool until 2am so there was a big party all night.

Cleaning left a dirty rag on my toiletries.

Valet service was very slow as they have to go to the lot next door and it seems to always take a while.

Valet was $30 a day but nobody notified us of that until checkout.

Valet was also not very attentive, didn't communicate at all. I just started leaving my car there with the keys hoping they would figure it out. Picking up the car from valet was very similar process in reverse.

The pool side rooms for the cost are pretty small and have shared door to the neighboring room which was good for my friend and I but not what I would want if I was staying by myself.

Bathroom sink drain plug was broken.

Friends room didn't get cleaned after someone took all the do not disturb tags off the doors and the cleaners came in too early.

Hallways are extremely noisy and you can easily here the cleaning crew shouting back and forth or talking to other units

Pool is great though, nice and big.

18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
253. Mariangeles C.
I liked this hotel..after seeing the mixed reviews I was expecting it to be a dump kind of but maybe some of the previous reviewers are big ballas and go to 5 star hotels more often then us bay kids just going to Hollywood for the hellofit.
Im easy to please and this place did it for me...
The room was cool. Big and comfy..the bathroom was sorta weird. the shower didnt have a full door...but the bed was uber comfty!

We walked down super far to a thai restaurant and ended up coming back and hanging out in the hotel..there was a cool little outside bar pool area , they had heat lamps so it was cool. then there was the indoor lobby area to hang out around.....
so random story... My bf was paying for our tab at the pool bar area and this weird girl kept staring at me..and at my butt...Im thinking she thought my butt was fake or something?super awkward..she wouldnt stop staring at me..I wanted to be like look you little LA chick, you got soemthing to saaayyyy! but I am a classy woman or try to be so I just shook it off..super weird though...but there is room for douchey guys and gals at establishments like this...but I actually thought the people would be snottier then they were.Not even though..... aside from weird starer girl...

best part was the 25 degrees burger bar......

22/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Ming C.
This was my favorite place to stay before I moved here. Lots of culture, lots of history, interesting location for tourists. It's got three places for nightlife. Tropicana bar is always fun and friendly. The staff is cool, and the patrons just approach you to start a convo. During the day, the pool is a fun place to hang and it's HUGE. The library bar is also a quaint little place to hang and have a chat with the guests. The lobby is super dark. You can barely see 30 feet away. Teddy's is in here too, which is the club that is impossible to get into unless you're a celebrity. Then there are a couple places to eat inside too. This is all in one place, and then there are places around the area to hang out at like Hilton and Highland, Graumanns Theater, and a lot of other nightlife on Hollywood Blvd. As a tourist, its awesome, and as a local, I still like coming to the Tropicana. Good vibe!

23/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
255. Sally C.
Enjoyed my visit here . great service great atmosphere :)

23/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
256. Ming-Jou C.
I love the history of the hotel (first Academy Awards held in the Blossom Ballroom), but did not enjoy staying there. I had a suite-like room and it was freakin' scary. When they converted this hotel back in the day, they took an old hotel with a bunch of rooms and reduced the number of rooms by connecting some. So all rooms are configured differently.

The door to my suite opened to a long hallway with my bathroom at the end. My living room was one door on my left, followed by my bedroom to the left down at the end before the bathroom. The turndown service included them turning on the TVs so they glowed this ominous blue screen, and there was a pink glow coming from my bathroom because of the color of the tile.

The whole place was freaky and the TVs were like from the 80s. We held an event there, and one of our staff said she heard footsteps and couldn't sleep the entire night.

The newer cabana rooms by the pool are completely modern, but they have prison-like bathrooms that are really cold and concrete. But all those rooms come with flat screens and you have your own little fire pit and can walk right out to the pool (bottom-level obviously). If you plan on peace and quiet, don't stay in those rooms because of the music by the pool and people hanging out at that bar late into the evening.

If you have friends who like star sightings, this is a good place: Prince, the guy from the Alaskan crab fishing show, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Melanie Griffith were there during the time we stayed there.

We also used the Marilyn Monroe suite which was supposedly haunted too. Wouldn't mind if I saw her. Just not other creepy ghosts. Hotel was very easy to work with though.

29/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
257. M D.
The hotel is in a good location if you are looking for action in Hollywood. Stayed in a suite which was great because I had about 20 people in the room and we didn't feel crowded. If you are looking to entertain guest I would suggest getting a suite because its like having a mini apartment. Otherwise, I'd suggest getting a room by the pool.

17/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
258. Chukki S.
This was a very interesting experience. This hotel is right across the street from Mann's Chinese Theater. So they had the American Pie Reunion movie premiere after party here. Lots of history here as well. Many famous people stay/have stayed here. It's a fancy place for sure. We got a deal but still paid a lot. It is nice to be close to all the Hollywood stuff. I do enjoy the burger place downstairs as well. Unfortunately they would not let us into any of the clubs there even though we were hotel guests. I bet this place is a lot more fun if you have a ton of cash.

03/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
259. Mico C.
Teddy Roosevelt stood the towering giant, casting his 12 story shadow on many a stroll upon Hollywood boulevard. From time to time we met inside for a moonshine. On the bar stool a man considers what drink Douglas Fairbacks fixed for Mary Pickford on Friday night. By the side of the pool Louis Mayer and his Margie gazed above at more stars than there were in Hollywood. How did Marilyn occupy her evenings in Cabana 229? Clark and Carole savored breakfast in bed on Saturday morning with the Times. The creatures of the stage held golden statues with gratitude amid the Blossom ballroom. Like them, we recite lines from the same enduring script.

13/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
260. Amy R.
Ah yes, The Roosevelt Hotel... old Hollywood glamour, fashion and fame... I woke up and declared that "today we will go to Hollywood" and we did, we packed the van and drove the 6 hours from the bay area. We pulled into the parking lot and the valets came over immediately and took our bags and my mini van. They were so nice. Then I walked inside and it was amazing! Now by amazing I don't mean like sparkly and shiny and all that jazz, I mean, knowing the history of the hotel, I was awestruck just walking in there... Check-in was super easy and the ladies at the front desk were friendly, warm and welcoming. They were equally excited for me to be there. They even took the time to chat with me and my 7 year olds. We were given a 10th floor room. I secretly wanted a 9th floor room because Montgomery Clift stayed in a room on the 9th floor. But whatever... The hallways are peppered with photos of famous people. It's great. We got to our room and it's dark. Even with all the lights on, it's dark. I like that in a room. We dropped off our bags and were off for our adventure. The concierge is amazing! He knew all the spots. Pick his brain, you'll be glad you did!

The next day we walked around a bit and watched BRAVE at the El Capitan Theater (super close and a FABULOUS experience). Came back around 330pm and decided to go swimming in the famous pool. The kids were so excited. got downstairs to the pool and the guards were all around, apparently there was a pool party going on but because we were staying at the hotel, we left the line of people trying to get in behind. Ha Ha (ala Nelson from the Simpsons). All the Hollywood Party People were there, crazy bikinis that I have NEVER seen on real people and the fittest women and men I have ever seen in my life, all in one place, dancing to dj's beats! Crazzzzzy! But it was great and the kids LOVED it and got right in to the pool and swam and partied like rock stars. It was great! I got the pictures to prove it.

After we went to 25 Degrees for burgers and onion rings. Review for a different day! But I'll just say, I had the best martini and the best onion rings EVER!

So wrapping this up, The Roosevelt is in a prime location if you wanna play Hollywood tourist. It's also in a great place if you just wanna people watch. Trust me you can watch people 24 hours a day! And if you wanna relive old Hollywood, you will LOVE it.

PS: The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the wifi thing, $21 for 24 hours.... NO good! History Channel buffs: Marilyn Monroe lived here at the hotel for 2 years. You can see her cabana from the pool. Also, I was bummed to find out that Marilyn's mirror has been moved into storage. Too many people coming in and being weird so they took it down. BOO!

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. John M.
Well, our first stay there at the Roosevelt and we found our room to be small, with the room's amenities to be few, the bar/restaurant was pricey and the entire hotel was crowed, almost the entire time.

But not like those were bad things.

In fact we had a great stay. Sure, the room was small with few amenities, but that's because it was a cabana room overlooking the pool.

Yeah, and I guess the service was pricey, but it was also top rate. Anyone who's been around can tell you that good service isn't cheap, and some may argue if it's really good, even "pricey" is well worth it.

And while it was crowded, it was because the it more or less orchestrated by the young and trendy pool party crowd from day to night. Which was quite a refreshing change from the usual out of state, overweight, Midwest tourists and their girthy, obnoxious children running around amped up on high sugar, corn syrup substitutes.

Again, bad things aren't always bad. Especially, when you realize they could be a whole lot worse.

03/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
262. Ben C.
I celebrated my b-day there with some friends.  I took up the corner cabana suite for a few nights and it's a lovely space.  It accesses the pool just a few drunken steps away and has your own private little fire pit which is invaluable.  

This place is classic Hollywood, truly a timeless spot.  I'm not sure I'd go back without getting that cabana suite because that makes it experience a true Roose experience.  The concierge was helpful in getting me table reservations at nearby Les Deux.  He definitely got it handled and got my group in no problem and set us up on that 2nd floor upstairs room which is the most private spot in the house.  Prince actually had the table right next to mine.  Sweet.

I also partied there and setup a table by the pool and it was a magical time.  I'd definitely go back there again.  Just do what you gotta do to get the cabana suite.  It's pricey, but it's well worth the price of admission because you'll never forget it.

08/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
263. Joshua B.
great hotel, great location and great pool atmosphere. but don't try to pay less than $20 per drink... without the pool the hotel is a spooky shell of it's former self. But it was a nice stay for the 2 evenings I spent there recently.. I live not far from Hollywood and this is a proper way to stay in Hollywood if you do (locals & tourists alike).

03/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
264. Yolanda G.
Hollywood glamour at its finest. This hotel style is classic and regal.
There happened to be a ball going on the night of our arrival.
The staff was friendly.
This location is perfect as you are in the heart of Hollywood.

29/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
265. Cat G.
Had a great weekend here - friendly staff, great service and a good pool scene.  I had to knock off one star just for the crowd that came for the sunday pool party - a real faux gangster scene drawn in by the aggressive rap music being played.  Not my thing and it made the atmosphere really shift from Saturdays, cool, relaxed fun.  Otherwise, I can't complain - it's a great place to have a cheeky staycation!

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
266. Andrea H.
Nostalgic for old Hollywood, this is the spot.  The pool area is long and lean lean reminding me of the old ranch style homes.  Marilyn Monroe use to frequently stay in one of the cabanas so it's fun to imagine her lounging on the balcony or watching the splashing from her room while she pretended to read a book.

Beware of the elevators. The moment you get on they feel like you just entered a time machine gone awry and you can't help but wonder in your head if you would be able to breath for very long if you were to get stuck.  When you finally get to your floor you will feel the same dizzying feeling as a roller coaster at Six Flags.

I don't understand why young Hollywood is intrigued to hang out here. But the lobby is filled with skinny 20 somethings ready to party.  Last night my foot was stepped on by a girl in the bathroom because she was so drunk she couldn't walk straight.  She may have looked thin, but that hurt.  Just as I was recovering my stance another tipsy brunette bumped into me as she was trying to race to the toilet.  Whew.  

I decided to find the bathrooms on the ground floor where I couldn't help but wonder why a designer went for ultra modern in a classic building. Yes, it was gorgeous but it didn't belong.  I was suddenly reminded of the remodel of the Louvre.  

Oh, and if you want a great burger be prepared to pay $28 bucks at 38 Degrees or "XX" Degrees.  I can't remember the name but I remember the shocking bill.

Overall, something everybody has to experience, once.  Once is enough every 5-10 years.

04/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
267. Eva H.
Service: 4.5/5
Wait: 3/5
Price: $$$
Presentation of hotel: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

One thing, creepy hallways; but overall very nice place to stay at!

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
268. Tarra T.
Stayed here for a night over Labor Day and I was a satisfied girl. The hotel itself is beautiful and I think the service is fantastic. Our room was average size but the bathroom was small. Great location, right off of Hollywood Blvd. close to the Kodak Theatre, walk of stars, etc.

There was a pool party on both Sunday and Monday.  Ladies, bring your heels along with that cover-up and smallest bikini you can find because this ain't no regular pool party!  We were only compt-ed two tickets to the party but my girl worked her magic and got us three. Otherwise, we would have needed to pay $30 and that didn't include alcohol or food. Foolishness! The party was chill and the DJ was good.  As you would expect, drinks were expensive and the food was fairly reasonable.  At one point I saw a family trying to get into the pool party and I think security steered them away. I thought to myself, why would you stay in Hotel Debauchery with small children!?!?! Lol.

Overall, good stay for a group of girl friends or couple. I would not recommend to families...

08/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
269. Aky L.
Stayed at the Roosevelt as a stop-off to break up our flight to hawaii from the east coast on our honeymoon. 2 days in and our hotel room was robbed!!!!!!  Approximately $30k worth of clothes, shoes, jewelry, bags etc..  The hotel claimed at the time they had no idea what had happened and needed to investigate with their security..  they came up to our room to check who's key card was the last to enter the room, and all they said to us was no keycard has been used and they really have no idea how anyone got into the room.  FAST FORWARD a few days when i finally got an email response from their director of security he wrote that room service had let a stranger into the room and felt a little suspicious so he called security but didnt give a room number... I dont get how if security was informed, that they had no idea what was going on when i called to report my room was robbed.  The hotel told me i have to make a claim with their insurance and they are telling me California law says they are only liable for up to $1000.

If you want my advice stay far away from the roosevelt or any other thompson hotel  for that matter!!!!!!!!

15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
270. Brett F.
Oh Roosevelt Hotel, I'm so disappointed in you. Now take a time out and go to your room. As a matter of fact, I think your "Deluxe King Suite" would be a great place to begin your 10 minutes in the bad corner since there is certainly nothing 'deluxe' or 'king' about it. If I had to be bluntly descriptive I'd knock around terms like Efficiency, Inadequate, Unacceptable, Tacky, Constrictive and Claustrophobic.

As a native Los Angeleno I usually stay at home with family when I'm back in town visiting L.A. so it's quite a treat when I get to abuse my expense account and put myself up somewhere swanky. I always look for something young with a bit of a scene but still luxurious enough where I'm still getting world class service. With the remodel of the old school Roosevelt I've heard such wonderful things that led to me to believe it would be right up my alley...

The lobby was small and very underwhelming (obviously candlelight does not automatically give style to a space) and their front desk staff had a snooty attitude off the bat explaining to us that guests of the hotel did not have any preferential status getting into the uber-exclusive Teddy's and we may as well not even try. Nice. What exactly am I paying $600/night for... pomegranate soap and shitty art????

I also came to find out that their pool was under renovation and would be inaccessible during my stay... that might have been a nice tidbit of info during booking, eh?? Apparently the Roosevelt Hotel staff think I'm supposed to just feel lucky to stay in my mouse hole of a room with no pool action and no coke binges with Lindsay Lohan at Teddy's. Lame. Lame. Lame.        

The few stars I am giving are for the manager, Evan who worked with me over the phone (after I bolted like my shoes were on fire from The Roosevelt and checked into The Mondrian) to give me a full refund and make several lovely offers with the intentions of getting my business back with a (hopefully) more pleasant experience the next go round.

I'm not sure I'll be back unless The Mondrian, Viceroy, Four Seasons and The Standard all burn down... but it's nice to know that customer service, even in L.A., is still alive, well and dancin' on tables (even if I won't be...)

19/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
271. Jay C.
Very cool hotel, I've been here a number of times and enjoyed the recreational poolside activities.  The day fades into the night here, you forget how long you've been sitting poolside and next thing you know the music is pumping and you've been joined by 100 new friends!  The poolside cabana's are beautiful and provide a home base throughout your stay just a stone's throw from the fun.  One thing, if you're looking for a relaxing stay and plan on being in bed before midnight keep looking, this place stays loud through the night and complaining to the front desk won't get you far.

11/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
272. Natalie S.
I have mixed reviews of this hotel...so here is why I gave it three stars

(1) Tao (i hope i spelled his name right) was super cool when we called him on Thanksgiving evening asking to bump up our reservation one night earlier so that we could check in on Thursday instead of Friday. He also was super cool and upgraded us to a cabana room instead of staying in the main hotel - 5 stars

(2) Cabana Rooms - ok it is a sweet area and super LA and trendy. Loved our balcony that looked at Tropicana. Liked the modern decor. But sheesh, it was sooo dark. We had a hair and makeup artist come and it was hard to get good lighting to make sure our makeup looked good. Also, you could hear the next rooms and especially the water running. Not that it mattered, but it was loud. 3.0 stars for the room. 5.0 stars for the view of the pool

(3) The Pool and Tropicana Bar - LOVED IT LOVED IT. I sat out and just chilled this weekend and soaked up the sun and looked at the palm trees. 5 stars

(4) The greeters - super super friendly. Opening our doors for us, welcoming us back, etc. 5 stars

(5) The Front Desk person at 4am early Sunday morning. SOOOO not cool. Dude, we booked 13+ rooms, had tons of cars valeted. Drank tons of drinks, ate tons of food at the hotel and to give attitude to us like that at 4am when we are trying to get another room? Haven't you learned that you should just listen to us complain with a smile? I can't believe you even acted like that. ZERO stars for you!

(6) The hot black greeter at the pool (security check point)  10 stars

(7) The "security" guy that came to our room to make sure we weren't having a party (with four whole people) - ZERO stars - that was so lame by the way.

(8) The room service food was terrible. The pizza was soggy and my soup was too salty and the bolognese pasta was bland  - 2 stars

(9) The food by the pool - fish tacos, including the truffle fries - 5 stars.

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
273. Sandra F.
I came in here for a drink but I can tell you that the table next to me was having burgers and fries and they looked really good. One of thesedays  I would like to stay here cause I've heard so many good things about it. Plus the location is prime.

13/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
274. Paul K.
This review is about the place as a venue.  I was there last month for a WWD event and first off the decor is gorgeous.  I always envisioned LA hotels to be cheap crosses b/w vegas and miami but this place is awesome.  Anyplace with a good poolside bar and relaxed atmosphere is an automatic 4* + for me.

05/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
275. Heather R.
So, we stayed here for one night because my friends birthday party was upstairs at the Spare Room and since we live in San Diego, we didn't want to have to drive home at 2:00am...and we wanted to be able to drink. :)

Our room was #101, a cabana room near the pool. We arrive at about 5pm and when we arrived to our room it was like we stepped into a party. Loud music from the room next door, people jumping in the pool with their clothes on, people drinking and laughing - all that was missing were the red plastic cups...it was fun but not if you wanted to rest and relax. I already knew it'd be this way so I wasn't put off. We got ready for our night and headed out.

We were told at check in that the pool stays open until 2am so be warned. You do not want to stay in a cabana room if you think you want to be in bed by 10pm. We arrived back at our room at 2am and there was a huge private party around the pool. A HUGE and LOUD party. The staff did a great job of clearing everyone out and by 2:30 you could hear a pin drop.

Well, almost.  I could hear our next door neighbors going at it for what seemed an insanely long time.

Please know that the walls are super thin which allows you to hear everything (EVERYTHING) going on in the room next door. Toilet flushing, doors opening/closing, shower turning on/off, sex.

I don't think I will choose to stay at the HR again but it was okay for a one time stay.

Oh, also, the room was not very clean. Finger prints on the TV and closet doors, the bathroom mirror was smudgy with some sort of gunk as was the bathroom sink. Not a very thorough cleaning job. The sheets and bed were clean so I was okay. If that wasn't the case I'd have given them -1 star.

But the hotel did have a nice bowl of fruit waiting for us in our room, which was thoughtful...

10/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
276. Andry N.
Damn... LOL if you walk in this b*&%h you feel as if you was in some mob movie!! I only went for 2 days the day before the wedding was a Pent house party and the day of the wedding. I mean freak these jewelers are million airs!!!  Pent house was 3 story and Eff'n fancy as shizz!! I was like omg this looks hella clean... It compared to the Cosmopolitan in Vegas suit in its own way, all I can say is NICE!!

The pool area had a bar and there are bars else where. Nice little set up to lounge and things its just to rich for my blood.. If all this wasn't paid for for me I would instantly become a bum in the streets.. Its a 5 star if your rich if not 3 HAHA

But damn the day of the wedding was crazy thou... I kid you not with all the fancy crap they pulled off was over half a million.... I was wedding crashing It was pretty crazy!!! I know this has nothing to the rating but it was tite.... I don't think ill see a wedding like that ever again...

26/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
277. Nancy B.
Such a great time at this Hotel.  The hotel was beautiful, the room hip & trendy and perfect for a sisters get away.  The hotel is in a perfect location, we were able to walk to everything we wanted to do and see.  The next morning it was literally 5mins away from Universal Studios.  The staff was very friendly and when we left the valet manager was the bomb.  There was a production company  filming right outside the hotel where we would normally pick up the car a scene for something and he made sure we *the guest* were not inconvenienced. He was also hilarious, and saw a case of bottled water in my trunk when putting the bags in and asked us, if he could crack us open a bottle of water for our drive.. awww humor.. I love it when people make me laugh..

19/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
278. Fanon P.
I love this place I would live here if it didnt cost $6000 a month!! Ya but wouldnt we all? Ive been here on so many differnet occasions im finding it hard to pinpoint what I want to say right now hmmm? Ok
One cool night ill never forget here is when Pdiddy had his Ciroc party in the WHOLE hotel It was after some award show mtv or bet?.. Im not particularly a fan or nothing but this man knows how to throw a parrrrrtaaaaaaaaay! DAMN DIDDY!

It was packed wall to wall with the who's who of yea yea you know.. but the best part about it was the endless open bar and all the delicious food! I  never drunk so much vodka in my life, we had so much alcohol I think I was drunk for 2 days, literally its possible!  The highlight of that night I got to slow dance with a famous female rapper that I use to have a  extreme crush on when I was younger wont say her name but I was like 12 years old all again!! im smiling now... yo yo :)

I once had the poolside cabana room on valentines day years ago, and I think it has to be the most memorable and muy romantico valentines Ive ever had by far, one because it was with the mother of my child who's now insane (love you :) 2, I hate valentines day!! So this is how it went: She had no idea what i had planned or where she was going?

I get to the room and as soon as I walked in the air changed it was clean and  pure, an exotic feeling came all over me, and the music that played inside made me feel as if i walked into a warp zone supertrippy!!

The room was downstairs so soon as you open the patio door your inside the Tropicana bar people partying away it was beautiful, rather  immaculate! So this night I was giving her a ring and all that sweet shit, but I left the thing in the car,  but he valet took the car to the deepest dungeon of hell. So I tell front desk send  a bellhop, he comes I tipped him to go get it he did, quality customer service in my book!!!

I had a car pick her up and bring her to the hotel she arrived was greeted by the door men and escorted to the room the rest is for your imagination to figure out... btw shes nearly engaged now to some douche :(  I have more stories but this review is like a mile already enjoy!

15/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
279. Christopher L.
This place is literally right across the street from the Kodak Theater and Mann's Chinese Cinema...you cannot get more Hollywood. I got a one bedroom suite and it was great. The living room is big enough for 6-8 people to hangout and pre-party before a night out in Hollywood.

The pool is sweet too. It is a lot more comfortable than the Standard...so it is a place you can chill during the day while you re-charge for another night out.

Front desk and housekeeping staff was great and they use Kiehl's amenities. Check them out.

25/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
280. Erin B.
Out of all the hotels I've stayed at, The Roosevelt is probably one of my favorites. I love the Tropicana Bar's old Hollywood vibe, the dark and mysterious environment of Teddy's and the interior decorating of the rooms.

I recently threw my birthday party at the Tropicana Bar for Night Swim and was anticipating some typical Hollywood door drama even though I was a guest of the hotel. When I told the door guy about my party, he started a list for me and miraculously, all of my friends got in without any hassle! Although the Roosevelt is expensive, I'm glad I threw my party there and will continue going back in the future.

19/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
281. Reza M.
I love this place. Had my 30th birthday there.  Got a suite that opened up to the pool level.  Just happened to be a star studded party hosted by Eva Longoria.  Free drinks and food.  I definitely felt like I was in an episode of  'Entourage'.  The suite was amazing.  So spacious and modern.  Great location near Hollywood and Highland.  Pool was great, everyone that worked there were friendly and gracious.  It's really the only place to stay in Hollywood.

29/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
282. Kelly S.
My favorite all time Hotel ever! I love the vibe, atmosphere, drinks, and staff.  I love to hang out with my friends at The Spare Room....anyone up for bowling--then meet me there!

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
283. Kate S.
WOW it's amazing how much you'll pay for how little you get when it comes to a scene. I try to like this place - I really do. The old lobby is gorgeous and the pool area on a warm evening is perfect. And I get it - it IS a scene and that's what you're paying for.

But the rooms? Really? Has anyone ever heard of a furniture pen and a can of paint? All the walls and furniture pieces are so worn and beat up, and no - we're not going for the shabby-chic look here. We're accidentally going for the everyone-parties-their-face-off-in-this-room-on-a-­nightly-basis look. And then housekeeping comes in and changes the linens. I'm sure I'll come back again because...well, I don't know why, I just will. But come on - just clean it up a little, guys.

26/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
284. Victor W.
Awesome outdoor massage in the Massage Garden!  You can also get them to come to your room if it's the weather's not great. Get the Deep Tissue, it's sooo goooood!

23/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
285. Jessica W.
We were upgraded to a cabana room for free. My only gripe was that I got lost pretty much every five minutes in this place. I found it so hard to navigate, but maybe that was the alcohol in my system. Either way, the rooms were clean and nice, the pool was fun (though the poolside server wasn't very nice), and the bars and restaurants in the hotel were great!

27/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
286. Irene P.
If you'lll only read a couple things from my review, read this first part about the mini-bar situation :)

1st time I stayed there, thank goodness I saw that the bottle of Patron Silver had its seal broken and half of the bottle was gone. No one caught this before? And if I didn't notice it, they would have charged me for it, if they saw it by that time.

2nd time around, 30mins after I checked in, there's a knock on the door: "Hi, it's the mini-bar attendant, I know you're already checked in but I didn't get the chance to check the mini-bar in this room before so I just wanna make sure nothing's missing so you don't get charged" I'm a female & I'm not about to open the door for a stranger (that I didn't call for, like room service or something) I mean, it seemed like a beginning of a thriller, a "mini-bar" attendant wanting to come in your room? What if when I opened the door for this guy and *SHANK SHANK* I'm dead. I played it safe and I told him that I'm not available right now and called the front desk for the mini-bar attendant to come back later when I left the room (and he never did). 2 days after checking out, I got hit with charges from the mini-bar. OH HELL NAW. Of course I contacted the hotel about that and they refunded me. Lesson: don't check anyone into a room when it hasn't been FULLY prepared. Geez.

I've stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt twice and in completely different rooms so let's break it down.

My first stay was in December 2011 and I booked the KING SUITE:

-The staff was VERY nice and helpful
-Separate living area with a couch, tv, dining & coffee tables and enough room to entertain a few people or comfortably hang out.
-Bedroom had a nice view of the Hollywood strip
-Great location, there's a bunch of stuff you can walk to once you're outside

-The elevator took forrrrever to get to us whether we're going up or down
-The bathroom is VERY outdated & cramped.
-Trashcans had no liners... c'mon it's not that expensive to put plastic liners!
-Closet had no light... I can't see my stuff!
-Valet is $30 regardless of if you're there to visit or stay the night

Other than those gripes, I had a great stay and enjoyed staying at this hotel... it was super fun and the vibe was great. Party hotel for sure!!

Second time I checked in was in March of 2012 and this time I decided to book the CABANA BALCONY which is poolside.

-Beautiful view of the pool & bar/lounge area
-Bathroom was bigger & more current than the King Suite's
-Closet was lit perfectly
-Nice hardwood floor, but the animal skin rug has to go hahah.
-Love the light switches, seriously.

-The "walls" that separate your balcony areas aren't walls and you can see your neighbor's balcony and into their room even
-Again, no trashcan liners.
-Smelled weird, like it was smokey and was masked even if we got a "non-smoking room"
-The hallways of the poolside rooms smelled like... weed. Straight up.

So I stated above that I had fun in December since I was partying, woohoo! But wow, being in the pool area, you better be ready to either party till 4am or NOT sleep. I LOVED the fact that the bar/lounge area played music from morning till night time since it gave it more of a fun vibe but geez, around 2am, BOOOOOOMING BASS started playing in some kind of room around us. I thought maybe it was coming from the bar but when I opened the balcony door, I heard a different song and it wasn't loud enough to make my ears hurt, someone else had a system in their room and apparently, no one else cared. I was able to sleep through it but just be warned!!

Neither rooms made me say WOW or had any kind of impressive factors. I stay there because of where it's located. I would have stayed elsewhere on my second visit but we had a show at the Kodak Theater and wanted to be able to walk rather than drive from our hotel.

05/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
287. Foxxy R.
Love the experience at this hotel, that we currently stay there about once a month. I live about a half hour fro here (without traffic) but the location, pool, (not so many kids around)food and vibe at this hotel makes for the perfect staycation. staff is wonderful, people are beautiful, lovely fun place. Hope to get the famous haunted room 928 next time!!

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
288. Emily M.
Nice, historic hotel in a prime location.  A little run down (smoky smelling rooms, shanky elevators), but that is the charm! Great bar poolside (jalapeno margaritas!!), if you can put up with the LA biatches and bros.

16/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
289. Angie M.
Got a great last minute deal via Priceline so decided to stay at this historic hotel.  Our room was a good size, comfy mattress and bedding.  The bathroom was a bit small, but served its purpose.  A nice modern look to what is really an older hotel.  Service was good.  Check in was quick and friendly and the valet was also very nice (everyone always asking us how we were doing).  

Location is great.  Right next to all of the touristy Hollywood sites (which tend to get boring after about 2 hours), but super close to Highway 101, public transportation, and some of the main drags in the area (Sunset, Highland, Vine, etc.).  

Overall a good place to stay, but I probably wouldn't pay the price they usually ask for ($200/night average).... hint: Go to Priceline.com and select a 4-star hotel in the Hollywood area... The Roosevelt and only one other hotel are considered 4-star... got our room for $135.

23/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
290. Nicole J.
On my first visit to Hollywood my friend and I decided to stay at the Roosevelt.  The hotel itself is beautiful and has some amazing history.

I found random staff to be attentive, pleasant & friendly and others to be somewhat snobby or rude - however they may have been having a bad day.

The pool area is beautiful and a great place to kick back for an hour or so in the afternoon.

On the Friday and Saturday night as we were too tired to attend any of the clubs we sat on the lounges and watched people arrive for a night at the Roosevelt which was rather interesting.

The location for sightseeing and doing the typical touristy thing was great - although we were not expecting to walk onto Hollywood Blvd and be harrassed by people trying to push spots on their bus tours or numerous men pushing their cd's (by the way put your head down and ignore these people - they attempt to give you a free cd then demand minimum $5 cash for it and when you do not hand it over they have no shame in yelling at you and making a scene) but we quickly learnt to keep our heads down and ignore them and it was no longer a problem.  

Anyway back to the Roosevelt.  It can be very difficult to get out of the hotel from the lifts on a Saturday night especially - they need to rope off a section so you can exit and enter the lobby with ease.

The food on offer at Tropicana Bar & 25 Degrees was great and well priced.

The personalised welcoming letter & fruit platter from the general manager  was a nice touch.

Valet parking was $33 per day - Wifi was $15 PER DEVICE!!! which was very steep!

I would recommend the Roosevelt to young singles/couples but not kids if you are visiting Hollywood for the first time.

08/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
291. Nicole Rynee B.
I stayed here at The Hollywood Roosevelt the week leading into the Academy Awards - actually 2 days before it all started.  So, let's just say LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

I love the feel of this Hotel, the open airiness of the Lobby when you walk in, the black hallways, so very hip ... The desk reception staff were super friendly - I can only imagine they were also pleased to see us, not the oodles of people trying to sneak into the party upstairs - oh and yah, we were friendly!

This hotel first opened in 1927 and had a major renovation in 2005, so you can understand that the rooms aren't exactly the newest in town but still fairly modern.  The 'newness' isn't the allure here, it's really the  Hollywood scene, and sometimes more specifically, the young Hollywood scene.  

I'm also a sucker for vintage photos of celebs - and my FAVE of Elvis down my hallway ... LOVE it, see pic in Hotel album.

... I heard some rumblings about a supposed haunting here?  And it's apparently by Marilyn Monroe.  Can't be all bad, right?

07/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
292. Mike S.
Amazingly, I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life (save four years in college) and NEVER been to the Roosevelt Hotel.  I was there for an end-of-project get together with work colleagues for drinks and food.

The Tropicana Bar at the pool was a great setting.  The weather was fantastic, the music was really good, but not overly loud.  The food was decent and the drinks were strong and continually flowing.

I am certainly not one who ends up in Hollywood for drinks all that often, but would jump at the chance to come back to the Roosevelt, especially on an evening like last where there are scattered clouds, weather in the 70's and the sun stays up late.

30/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
293. Emma J.
As soon as I walked in I knew this would be a fantastic place to stay for the week. Front desk was so professional, and very nice! Once I made it to my room it was spacious, yet the lighting was limited. I stayed in the cabana room. The pool is big, and there will be always someone swimming yet, the pool never really gets crowded. This hotel is great if you want to see celebrities... I mean any one can walk in say Colin Ferrell?! Overall this place is very relaxing and there is always something to do.

05/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
294. Greg M.
This place is great. from the moment you walk in you are greeting by their staff. I've had the pleasure of staying here a few times and the service is awesome. I stopped by recently for a few drinks while i town and I was blown away. A friendly staff and good vibe go a long way.

30/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
295. Don B.
I brought my daughter here on a Wednesday night as a place to relax after a show at the Troubadour, as we celebrated her 16th birthday. I'm glad I chose the Roosevelt, it was perfect.

I don't think I had stepped into that lobby in 20 years, and it looks better than ever today. The hotel is beautiful; the labyrinthine lobby, the iconic pool area and Tropicana bar, and the rooms nicely updated. We stayed in a "Superior Deluxe" or some such room. The room was clean, modern, nicely appointed, roomy, with a well-stocked mini bar to entice the drunks that don't want to shell out for room service or stumble onto Hollywood blvd to buy a bottle (although there is a liquor store about 50 feet from the Hollywood Blvd lobby entrance).

Other reviewers mentioned out-of-date tube TVs in their rooms, and shabby furniture, loud A/C... that was not our experience at all. The view was of the back of the Cinegrill sign, although Mann's Chinese theater and Madame Toussaud's were visible, so not a terrible view, and VERY Hollywood. The TV was a flat screen HD set, the AC quiet and comfortable, and the beds were great.

We even had a portrait of Marc Bolan, Mick Jagger, and David Bowie on the wall of our room.

The 25 Degrees restaurant made a nice breakfast for us in the morning. This is the hotel I'd like to see out of towners and tourists stay at - really putting LA's best foot forward without a lot of pretension.

It's not the Four Seasons, but it is a true Hollywood landmark that's retained its cool since the 1920s.

04/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
296. Joey R.
No vouching for the hotel rooms since I came here for an event/party but we'll make the best at it. By far the worst part of this place is valet which is an instant negative star. They yelled at us, took forever, and generally made no sense.

The hotel lobby/meeting room was very nice and the staff is very friendly. Rooftop bar is where we finished our night upon return to the hotel after a one day long drive and it had a great atmosphere and plenty of fun. A place I would recommend hanging out when you are looking for a place to drink it up in Hollywood.

20/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
297. Brittany N.
Beautiful hotel with breathtaking suites. Great valet service and front desk service. It is a landmark and it's worth going to!

Wonderful location with all of the glitz and glamor expected of Hollywood!

22/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
298. John K.
There was some sort of maintenance going on every day. Found that very annoying. The rooms had nice furniture, but they were NOT spotless. There was a glossy residue on the hardwood - probably from a spilled drink or something - and the seating area had some stains. Those skin rugs leave bits of hair (faux or real) on EVERYTHING. Very, very irritating. The showerheads were weak, there were no toiletries in my shower (had to ask, but it was brought to me immediately), and the bar by the pool closes at 10:00 PM. Really? I stayed in the two-story suites by the pool, but there are more rooms on the high-rise. Both elevators were out of service.

Good that it's smack in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard and a lot of celebrities seem to stay there (there were a few events going on during the weekend as well), but because of that, the entire lounge area upstairs was closed. There is free Wi-Fi only for ONE DAY - $15 a day thereafter. Went to the Hooters restaurant down the block to get some work done.

It wasn't a terrible experience, but when i'm at a hotel for WORK (although it was like 25% work, 75% play), I want my stay to be the least bit bothersome. I would not stay here again.

08/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
299. Jamie W.
I've always wanted to stay here so when I had concert tix at the Palladium I jumped at the opportunity when I saw that the room was a reasonable price compared to the usual scary number.

First off - great valet, quick check in....

Secondly - our room was really, really small. Really small. Nothing to really complain about - I guess I was just expecting something more...

Lots of the usual posers in the hotel. We live in Orange County so thats nothing new. Just a different level of posers. Not less, not worse, just different!

Otherwise we didn't hang here long. Something was being filmed in the bar downstairs so we couldn't get drinks anyway. We ended up doing the usual Hollywood thing and then ate at the hotel's cafe before taking a cab to the show. Wicked good fried egg sandwich.

Since we were very, very hung over from Bloc Party at the Palladium (wicked show!!!) we slept in till check and took off.

Overall - glad we finally stayed here. I've always wanted to, but now that we have I don't feel like I'm really missing out on anything.

20/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
300. KtMila F.
One of my favorite hotels to pop into for a relaxing poolside drink when im in So Cal. That reason being the crowd. More refined, classy and tranquil. The typical Hollywood bars wear on me soo quickly. Douche heaven here in LA. Anyways, the Roosevelt is beautiful, has some cool history to it (marylin monroe & the recent Whitney Houston). Drinks are yum, you wont have to worry about obnoxious noise or outspoken drunks. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy CA. (Expect to pay 20 bucks for a cranberry vod)

28/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
301. Marian B.

Old Hollywood classic. Chill lounge vibe by the pool. Good place to have a few drinks and chill with friends. Lots of space and a nice place to hang out before going to the crazy clubs.

Downside is the power tripping, super *BLEEP* in the front that gave us a hard time even when our friends had a table, it was his bday, there was NO line outside and inside was still EMPTY! WOMAN, get over yourself!

30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
302. Jeremy S.

The hotel is in theory like an Ian Schrager, an old creaky hotel with some new paint, darkly lit halls, whimsical designer furniture, and some fresh carpet. However, unlike Schrager hotels the furnishings looked as if they were randomly picked out of a DWR catalog. The furniture in my suite (see photos) was comprised of uninteresting cliche designs and the desk was damaged. In addition, the art over my bed was absolutely atrocious to the point of disturbing (my brother wanted to take it down during our stay).

Even at ~$300/night the staff wasn't particularly friendly or attentive and the guy guarding the velvet rope leading to the pool/bar treated us like riff-raff...

Velvet Rope Guy: "You need to be a guest of the hotel or be on the list to get in and you're not staying at the hotel and I'm sure you're not on the list."

Jeremy: "We're staying at the hotel here is our key."

Velvet Rope Guy: "You need to go to the front desk and get a wrist band."

Front Desk Girl: "Can I see your hotel keys? Can I see your photo ids?"

Jeremy: "To get to the pool at 7pm on Sunday night?"

Front Desk Girl: "Yes, please".

Also the hotel has a huge billboard ad on the side of the building which is lit by powerful spotlights. These spotlights were blasting through our windows and we had to jury-rig the curtains to get the room dark enough.

There have got to be places in LA that actually care about their guests, this place has sold out. Avoid if at all possible.

01/09/06 | Link | Rating: 1.0
303. Ryan N.
We were there in August of 2010, and paid around $350/night for one of those "cabana" room. My friend woke up with at least 15 bed bug bites. We told the lady behind the counter when we check out, and she had the nerve to act like if its our problem.  The hotel is overrated. The room we got was like an unfinished remodel garage. Not even worth $150/night. There are a lot of bad things to list, but I want to keep this short.

The only reason I gave it 1*, is for the convenience and the pool party.
It should really be a 0.5*, but theres no option to put that.  If you are going to pay $350/night, go down the street and stay at the W instead. Never going to stay there again, but would go just for the pool party though :-)

05/11/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
304. Dwain C.
I stayed at the "Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel" in Hollywood, CA on 10/15/2012.  It was my 4th time there (and all in 2012).  I'm tempted to say location, location, location but it is much more than that.  It's the perfect base for seeing Hollywood given its locale.  Beyond that though, it is a classy well run hotel with a nostalgic past.  My room cost me $299.00 before taxes but it is very very nice.

15/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
305. Anthony C.
Obviously a very cool place, a Hollywood landmark. If you've never been inside you'll love the history of the building (really makes you think about all the shenanigans that have taken place with in those walls)!

This visit was for brunch @ Public Kitchen & Bar and I can't say a bad thing about it. The service was great, the food was amazing and bottomless Mimosas or Bellini's were icing on the cake. Public has a great atmosphere and a great vibe. Come with a big appetite because the servings are very generous, I very highly suggest the Ricotta Lemon Pancakes or the Grilled Cheese!

If you can, make a day out of it and hit the pool.

I suggest parking with the hotel, you can park across the street in the parking structure but you'll have to fight your way through the hordes and hordes of tourists in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater.

16/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
306. Courtney M.
so hollyweird

21/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
307. Paul A.
This was an interesting experience, but I would never go here on my own or by my suggestion. It was super crowded and had a small bar for the number of people there.

04/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
308. Jason M.
The Roosevelt is one of my favorite spots in LA (specifically Teddy's, or the pool area). It's a great place if you're interested in running into celebrities, but that price also comes with consequences. There are generally a healthy surplus of terd-fergusons, or the typical LA super deep-v-neck toting trollop living off their parents moolah. I've never stayed at the hotel so I can't speak of the quality.

If you're able to go with a group of friends I've always had a blast. Most recent celebrity citing would be Clark Duke and the kids from the movie Super-8.

07/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
309. R C.
It's a beautiful hotel and the staff is very attentive.  There are many great bars and eatting places within the hotel.  The pool is amazing!  I loved laying out at the pool and slipping mimosa in the mornings.  The location is prime, it's right on Hollywood Blvd.

However, it's an old hotel thats been remodeled over time. The first night we sleept in a room that over looked Hollywood Blvd.  The walls were so thin, my husband and I woke up at 3:33 am because the room right next to us came back from the club.  I could hear their conversations.  I know a guy named Raj was in the room.  There was a total of three girls and two guys, and they didnt' stop partying until 6 am. Needless to say, I didn't get any sleep until 6 am.  It's not a relaxing way to end your night.  The next morning we asked the front desk if we could move rooms.  They were happy to move us after we told them what had happend the night before.

Our next room was quite which was great!  Again, this is an old hotel, after being in the room for an hour or two, my husband and I start to smell weed.  It's because the ventalation system is old, if anyone is smoking anything it's going to end up in your room.  

We stayed at this hotel because of a wedding party discount.  Had I paid full price for the rooms, I would have rated this place with only one star.  The ammenitites of this hotel are top notch.  However, the hotel rooms are similar to lipstick on a pig.  It's still a pig!

08/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
310. Sally A.
This review is for the experience I had attending a holiday party hosted in the ballroom here.  I did not stay in the hotel overnight.  The valet parking was efficient, and the food was excellent.  The ballroom is so beautiful and dramatic - exactly my style and evocative of Old Hollywood.

07/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
311. Greg W.
I wish I was writing this review because I stayed here a few nights but I'm not.  I tried to crash a huge 4th of July Pool Party here.  I was not totally successful but I did get to check the place out.

Their pool area with the Tropicana Bar is incredible and holds tons of people for events, parties, or just plain fun.  The sound system is great and provides the exact vibe you would need to get the fun going.  

There were so many beautiful women there it was almost like a dream haha.  Not to mention, some NBA players running around.  In order to get into the party you had to be on the VIP guest list or had a room reserved at the famous hotel (if I had only known that before July 4th).

The inside of the building which I got to see from walking around looking for the rest room is exquisite.  Beautiful art work, extremely clean, a mix of vintage areas with more modern, multiple bar areas and more.  This is definitely a place I want to experience one of these days as a guest.  Next time, I will get in that pool haha.

13/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
312. Tatum T.
We booked a last minute trip to LA last weekend and the Hollywood Roosevelt was the perfect last minute spot!
My manfriend missed his flight so what was going to be an early check in became a verrry late arrival. When we arrived, the girl working at the front desk was a doll - very sweet and had us checked in very quickly. She joked about how long of a day we must have had and upgraded us to a cabana suite - I can't tell you how grateful we were.
The hotel is very trendy and clean. Granted you can tell it has seen a few good parties, but I'll take that over a gloomy airport hotel any day.
Having read Yelp reviews, I expected our room to be very small and the bathroom micro-minature. I was pleasantly surprised to find a good sized room with a very large bathroom. Don't believe all you read - this really was much much better than I expected!
I'd stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt again - can't beat the location and it really was a fun stay!

17/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
313. Manda Bear B.
*********************** 489 *******************

            1 of the historical land mark of LA. The rooms had been remodeled over the years, happening bar scene; celebs watching spot!

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
314. Heather R.
I stayed in the tower recently in a suite.  While it was a suite -- which was large, the room was lackluster.  I visited a friend in the suites around the pool, which are much more worth the money.

Consider your spend, and focus on the pool patio facing rooms.  The tower is not worth it.

That said -- while I stayed in the hotel, 2 movies were being filmed, so plenty of people-watching.

Don't miss the Tropicana Bar, the historic lobby, 25 degrees or the Spare Room bar.  All must-sees.

23/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
315. Elis I.
Booked a room here on an online discount service - the one where you find out the hotel name after you pay. Read Yelp reviews and saw that I could expect a cheaply decorated, now shabby, small room, with a cool photo over the bed. I saw that I could expect the shower to leak all over the floor and to hear my neighbors clearly through the walls. Check, check, check.

I called ahead to request a quiet room, and it was fairly quiet except for anything said in the hallway. I arrived at 1pm on New Year's Day and asked for early check-in. I waited in the lobby with my cell phone. At the regular check-in time, 3pm, I went back and said, Scrap the early check-in, how about regular check-in? Magically, my room was ready!

As expected, the furniture (laminated) was peeling, the lampshade was stained, there were large black scuff marks on the bathroom floor. The view wasn't horrible - looks like rooms 20 and up are toward the back of the hotel with 1 - 20 toward the front (hills view). The shower door is only halfway across, but that's not the problem. The problem is the gap between the glass and the wall. Put a hand towel on the floor along the front end of the tub to control the puddle size.

I had invited a few friends to have a casual dinner, but the burger bar (25 Degrees) is shabby and small, with no room for a party larger than 6. An employee told me we could order in there and eat just outside in the big old lobby, so that's what we planned. Unfortunately, when we went to order, the matron said it was not possible unless we ordered takeway. Then, though we wanted to place a few separate takeway orders, she said an 18% tip would be included because there were more than 8 in the party. Oh, hell no. I'm not sure many people tip on takeaway at all, much less 18%...?

They had those handy breakfast order slips you hang on the doorknob before 3am. I ordered a continental (pastries, toast, tea) and an oatmeal. The oatmeal didn't arrive. I called down and said, I ordered an oatmeal. The response? Verbatim: No you didn't. Ah - what?? (Incidentally, the greasy pastries soaked through the napkin, and though there was butter and jam there was no toast. When I inquired, they said it was pastries OR toast. No. I had the order slip in my hand. It was not OR.)

Anyhow, Adolpho, the kind manager, comped the breakfast when I mentioned the No you didn't. Was it all worth the discounted price I paid? Not really. Maybe the place seems better when you're drunk and not old enough to know what a good hotel is like.

PS: Valet is $30. Two blocks away is free street parking. Just sayin.

03/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
316. Jan L.
After a long day of sightseeing with friends, we dropped in at the old Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd. for happy hour in their main lobby, where they offer 5 drinks for $5.00 each night (I discovered my new favorite cocktail, a French Bulldog (vodka, St. Germain and grapefruit juice). Met some great people there while lounging in oversized, buttery-soft leather chairs under the recently renovated Spanish Colonial frescoed ceiling so indicative of the 1920's.  Very reminiscent of Hearst Castle.  Lots of black walnut and oak, even in the bathrooms which were beautiful.  If you love old Hollywood, this is a must-see destination.

13/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
317. Alice S.
Came here for the first time for the Mark Farina pool party over this past long weekend.  Crowd had a Hollywood/Jersey Shore feel to it.. Nonetheless the hotel itself is very well maintained and the room we were in had glass doors conveniently opening directy to the pool.  Friendly, helpful staff.  Stiff drinks.

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
318. Mark B.
Caveat: this review is based strictly on needing to do business during Academy Awards weekend.

Location: perfect.  If you need to be on-site during the weekend, you've basically got two choices... the Roosevelt, or the Renaissance across the street.

The Roosevelt is surviving on notoriety alone.  As a hotel, it's pretty worn-out.  Threadbare carpets, beat up rooms that have seen a lot of partying, and two ancient elevators that you'll wait forever for... and then have reject your key card a half dozen times before being granted transport.

I lucked out and got an 11th floor corner room, well away from the elevators.  At least I thought I'd scored.  That was until the room next to me became occupied.  There was a double-door separating my room from the next, and I could hear EVERY word in the next room all night long.  Every phone call.  Every bit of normal-volume conversation.  It was like having a room full of people standing at the foot of my bed.  This continued until 4AM.

The HVAC in the building is ancient.  If you need heat or AC any time during your stay, bring ear plugs.  Every time it kicks on, you'll wake up.  I can sleep through almost anything... and this shit woke me up every 15 minutes until I gave up and turned it off.  My room smelled like ass and every time someone lit up next door, the smoke got piped into my room.  I smoke and found this annoying, so I can only imagine how a non-smoker would fare.

First day there, I had two washcloths and used one.  Second day there I was provisioned one washcloth and used it.  Third day, no washcloths period.  Also, you get a mattress sheet and a comforter.... but no top sheet.  WTF?  This is a recent hotel trend I'm learning to hate.  I wasn't the only one experiencing this -- when I was at the front desk I overhead them trying to sort-out getting linen to the rest of the guests who were miffed.

Bathroom looked like hell.  Shitty epoxy painted floor.  Crap tile work.  Cigarette burns on bathtub and sink.  Janky faucets that felt like they were about to fall apart.  In the bathroom you're given about 20 square inches to put out your own stuff.

Deceased TV (fixed quickly).  At their price point, I don't expect to be the person to discover it's broken though.

Contrary to other reports here, I found the staff to be great.  Fantastic service at 25 Degrees, Public Kitchen, Spare Room... and so on.  Food on their property was one of the high points of my stay.  Great bartenders as well.

Summation: a douchebaggy look-where-I'm-staying hotel.  See and be seen.  Completely annoying if you actually have to get some rest and use your brain the next day.  Absolutely not a five-star property or worth the ~$380 a night they can command during the Oscars.  Stay at the Renaissance instead if you want a restful night in a hotel that can deliver the standard, expected amenities at 2/3rds the price.

Frankly, there's only one reason to stay here: proximity to work... and even that's a sketchy proposition.

If you aren't working an event close-by or on the hotel property itself, leave this place to douche bags who think it's cool to be seen here.

28/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
319. Richard S.
It get four stars because it is a little run down but we stayed on the fabled 9th floor with the ghost of Montgomery Clift and a view of Graumans Chinese Theater and Hollywood High. We laid by the beautiful pool looking at the pool side room that MM stayed at for two years. The lobby is grand and old. It really feels like old Hollywood should feel. Hollywood is weird.  I loved it.
The nice woman accommodated my requests when I booked the rooms well in advance but it was so worth it for the one night stay as we went through Hollywood on our way to Palm Springs during our recent So Cal visit.
I would definitely stay there again but it has to be the 9th floor facing the theater. And if I go there again I want to hear the 3am trumpet playing as Monty wanders the hall rehearsing for his role in From Here To Eternity.
I complained to the nice guy at the desk when I checked out about not hearing him. He then related some ghost stories. It was great fun.

27/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
320. Renuka V.
2 of us walked there on Election day around 5pm after AFI screening@Egyptian and since it was a gorgeous day, decided to go to the poolside bar. Had a mango+StGermain slushie which was yummy and since it was (also) my bday, bartender gave me a free shot too. Sipped our drinks while chilling out on the lounge chairs facing the pool - recommended if you're in the area and want a early evening cocktail to start things off.

27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
321. Micaela L.
So, a year and a half after my first review, I HAVE stayed at the Roosevelt, and I'm pleased to say that it was a very pleasant experience.  First of all, my room was absolutely massive -- I stayed in a junior king suite and it was only $250/night.  The decor wasn't really anything to write home about, but I could literally cartwheel around the room.  The bathroom was equally large, and included a big bathtub and a host of Kiehl's products -- heaven!

The location is pretty central -- I needed to be in between the Westside and downtown, and it was perfect for that.  An added bonus of having a room that faces North Orange/Hollywood Boulevard: you may have a bird's eye view of a premiere.

22/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
322. Alena K.

We checked in around 12 and of course our room wasn't ready, so we paid $80 to upgrade to a suite which should have been free but whatever we are easy going. Our room was gross and looked nothing like the pictures, whatever we sucked it up.  We got room service and then went downstairs to check out the pool party, came back after about 30 minutes. I left my purse upstairs and inside a zipped pocket in my purse I left 2 BofA envelopes which contained exactly $4000 each and they were both sealed. When we got back from the pool I went to get the envelopes out of my purse to put in the safe (i know I should have done it before we went to the pool) and oddly enough both envelopes are already opened, which is odd I sealed them the night before and certainly did not open them at any point that $ was not spending money it was for a specific payment. I counted the money AND EXACTLY $2,000 WAS MISSING, SOMEONE TOOK $1000 FROM EACH ENVELOPE. I then checked my wallet and noticed $200 WAS ALSO TAKEN OUT OF MY WALLET.  So obviously whoever took this money was hoping I wouldn't notice it was gone because they did not take all of it....or maybe a thief with a conscious. When I first got back into my room before even checking my purse, someone knocked on the door, it was an employee saying that he was there to check the mini bar? I told him to come back later, me and my boyfriend got bad vibes from him and thought it was a strange thing to do. Upon realizing we were robbed, we called hotel security who sent us some dip shit who could hardly put a sentence together. He said that there are cameras in the hallway and they will look at the footage to see if anyone came in our room. AFTER A WHOLE AFTERNOON OF CRYING AND BEGGING SOMEONE TO HELP US, NOTHING CAME OF IT, THEY SAID THE GUY WHO CAME TO CHECK THE MINI BAR HAD COME IN OUR ROOM WHILE WE WERE AT THE POOL BUT THAT HE WASNT IN THERE FOR LONG ENOUGH TO TAKE ANYTHING. WE ASKED TO SEE THE TAPES AND THEY SAID NO. THE MINI BAR GUY CAME BACK A SECOND TIME HOPING WE WERENT THERE BECAUSE HE WANTED TO TAKE MORE MONEY. THEY WOULDN'T EVEN LET US TALK TO HIM.



wow, needed to get that off my chest, lol, so yeah, horrible experience, don't stay here!



The response below is a perfect example of the staff at this shit hole, taking no responsibility, blaming the costumer, AND BULLSHITTING YOU CONSUMERS.


like how is 3 and half stars acceptable for a hotel that charges such high prices, maybe you should provide better costumer service so that people don't leave reviews like this. more than half the reviews are 1 and 2 stars. And almost all the good reviews aren't from people who actually stayed in the hotel which makes sense because I dont know how any normal person would be happy with those dingy disgusting rooms and stuck up, under qualified staff.

09/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
323. Richard D.
I had a pretty bad experience here.
I think this place really relies on its name and fame. Going here felt like I was going to a club.
I got a lot of snooty vibes from the folks checking us in.
My gf and I checked in here at 1 am on new years day, and the staff didn't seem very happy or helpful to see us. I'm not sure if it was because we booked through priceline or what.

Anyway, we got a really crappy room, and the bellhop who brought our bags up said we had a really crappy room.  It felt like a small dumpy shoebox with a coat of paint slapped on it. He offered to tell the front desk to give us another room and give us a call.
We wait and wait, but nobody calls us.  We call down and they tell us to wait, and they'll call us.
Another 15 min later, we give up and go down there.

The desk guy tells us then they have another room, but he wants 50 bucks for it.  Not sure if he was gonna pocket it himself or it was the actual hotel.  We say no thanks and go back to our room

The location of this hotel is cool, if you wanna be on the walk of fame by the chinese theater and all, but otherwise, i would steer clear of this place.

So this hotel was in Charlie's Angels, and a bunch of famous people have stayed here.  If you're into that, you should check it out.

10/01/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
324. Taylor M.
Go Ahead. Be Glamorous.

This should be the tagline for this outstanding hotel that always manages to up the ante, and delivers. From the dark corners you can escape to with a strong drink in Teddys, to the casual-yet-swank atmosphere at the Tropicana bar, The Roosevelt is a place to cool down, mellow out, have a drink, and of course, be seen. However, there are some tips that those who aren't 'in the know' should know about.

1. If you're looking for a night on the hollywood 'scene', don't come here on a weekday. The hotel itself is pretty dead during the work week, but the Library Bar is a great place to go have a drink with a friend after work.

2. If you're going to Teddys, don't come as a large group. If you are, separate yourselves into small groups of 3. If you don't, i hope you like waiting in line.

3. If you come here, this is the place to look your best.

4. Come with money. The drinks aren't cheap, but they're so strong you'll feel them through your nose. It's worth the price.

Overall, The Roosevelt is a fantastic place to step into the limelight for an evening, and will always impress even the most discriminating club-goers.

02/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
325. Elvia J.
I was a little disappointed with the hotel atmosphere.  The main lobby is a notch above Union station.

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
326. Roxy A.
I loved my stay at the Roosevelt. The service was great. I would give a five star review, but in comparison to some of the other luxury hotels I have stayed in, the Roosevelt just doesn't quite stack up. Nonetheless, I would recommend the hotel still.

19/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
327. River J.
One of my most favorite places in the world. Sigh.

The epitome of class, the spirit of Hollywood resides within the walls of this gorgeous hotel. I got goosebumps when I walked in - and not just because the ghost of Marilyn might have been dancing by me in a breeze of spectral glamor.

The lobby/ballroom/rooms are all incredible, dark wood, tile, ornate fixtures and detailing you would never see nowadays. The pool area is classically chic and every staff member is attentive and kind.

I have also attended the Halloween event they have here two years in a row now, and always have an incredible time and see more than a handful of celebs. And be prepared for lots of friendly little orbs in all your night pictures!

Evan the bathrooms are classy. And we ALL know - that's how you KNOW.

18/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
328. Kylie C.
Upon checking in I was asked if I wanted to upgrade to a junior suite. I told the girl that I was already booked in a junior suite and showed her the printed confirm I had received from Hotels.com AKA Expedia. She told me she would have to check with the reservation specialist, and disappeared for about 10 minutes. She finally returned with the shift manager in-tow who explained that he could do nothing for me, that the hotel had only been paid for a standard queen and because I hadn't booked through the hotel, and I would have to take it up with the booking company. Great!

After checking into the smallest room they have (with a shower and sink that didn't drain, a view of the lobby's roof, worn furniture & terrible lighting), I spent over an hour on the phone with the reps at the booking company to no avail. They asked me to forward them the email I had received showing that I was in junior suite, which I did, only for the agent and his supervisor to tell me that they had no idea where the email came from and that they could not help me. They implied that I had fabricated this email confirm and insisted that it didn't look proper to them.

The next day my room was not cleaned, and when I called Housekeeping was told that they clean the rooms by request?! I had no towels, because the 2 that came with the room went on the floor due to the plumbing issues. When I called the front desk to tell them I needed towels ASAP they never sent them.

Bottom line- instead of either company eating the difference, of what I was told was about $200 total, they both refused to help and ruined my night. Might I add that this was a slow weekend at the hotel and they had a junior suite available. It should also be noted that I spent an extra $1000 at the hotel throughout my two day stay, just at the bars, for late night room service and for tips. I would think that in today's economy they would go out of their way to appease their guests but they do not. Because they have a reputation and a history, they think that this will guarantee them guests forever. Sadly we are seeing the demise of a California Icon.

28/04/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
329. Michelle C.
"Welcome to Hollywood!"
What's your dream? What's your dream? Everybody come to Hollywood got a dream? What's your dream?"

Okay... moment is over.

You definitely feel like your on VaCa when you stay here.
Location. Location. Location.
You're across the street from Gramin's theater and sidewalk star at the front entrance is Hugh Hefner's.

The room was spacious, the bathroom a little small, but beautiful.
The pool area, once you find it, is secluded, beautiful and relaxing.

The valet is a little sketchy. We had a rental. We called down to have it ready. They pulled up, we hopped in. Later, when returning from dinner, we noticed a bag in the back that wasn't ours. We came to realize that this wasn't our rental, but another couple's brand new Jeep that looked exactly like our rental. There had been a mix up. When we returned to the hotel, the entire valet staff was waiting for us. No harm, no foul. Apparently the owners watched us drive away and said, "That's our car... but I don't think they are stealing it... they are driving to slow."

So when I do LA, I do it to the full baby.

Grand Theft Auto and all!

28/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
330. Conrad H.
Killer place and a must to go to for a first timer in Los Angeles. Access to EVERYTHING. The pool is epic, I suggest you avoid the haunted floor. The Penthouse is amazing for parties. Overall a very cool slice of old Hollywood.

02/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
331. Steve M.
always a fun time for me

03/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
332. Christine T.
As a former Angeleno,  I was excited to stay at the Roosevelt for a bachelorette party this past weekend. While I'd hung out at their gorgeous pool and eaten at 25 degrees before, I was really looking forward to getting the full experience.

Sadly, it was very disappointing.

This is definitely a "city-style" hotel -- small rooms. Which we expected. The real problem was the service. It was snobsville from the moment we pulled up and the bellmen stood there talking instead of helping a car full of 4 girls with their luggage.

The second problem was at the pool -- again, not unexpected because I've had slow service there before. But after sitting there for an hour with no visit from the waitress, we ordered our drinks at the bar. Of course the waitress decides to finally show up about 5 minutes later, and had the gall to give us an attitude. I understand they were short-staffed, but that should not be the guest's problem.  

The final issue came when we attempted to finally check into our rooms. They were not ready at the usual check-in time, and they still weren't ready at 6pm. When we asked the girl at the front desk to accommodate us, she could not have been less helpful. It took a second phone call from an irate maid of honor to get us into two alternate rooms. To their credit, they did give us an upgrade on one of the two, and send up a free bottle of champagne, but the amount of push-back we experienced to receive those small concessions was simply unacceptable.

I will gladly hang by the pool or eat at one of their restaurants, but I surely will never stay at the Roosevelt again.

15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
333. Jowel G.
Stayed the night in a king suite over looking Hollywood Blvd. this suite was like walking into an apartment! Actually this space is larger than most apartments in L.A. The hotel is old, but it seemed like a good effort of updating was done.  As large as the suite was the bathroom should have been much larger. There was no way of getting more than 2 people in the bathroom. The artwork in the suite was a little off to me...rock 'n roll chic? I expected a little more glam for this suite. It was a comfortable stay, but I have to say the customer service was exceptional. Staff is friendly and helpful really beyond what I expected. The downside is the $33/night parking. I mean the lot is right there and not a block away and this isn't The Ritz Carlton...just saying. Can we get more light down the hallways? I'm not all about getting spooked before I get to my room. And by the way, no ghostly sightings while we were here.

03/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
334. Randy S.
Checked it out on a poppin' Friday night as part of a continuing quest to find the ultimate nightspot in Los Angeles.

This review is for the hotel, in its entirety, as a night spot, not as a place to stay.  And purely as a night spot, the Roosevelt is sort of like a mini-Disneyland, offering up something for everyone.

One of the highlights is the Library Bar, small in stature but big on their commitment to mixology.  My love for mint juleps has been well established in my previous Yelp reviews.  When I ordered one here, the bartender asked me if I wanted him to use his own recipe, or his father's recipe.  That's dedication.

The other highlight is the pool bar, which both gorgeous and quite spacious - meaning even when the crowd picks up, it's easy to move around and have conversations without shouting.

Plenty of locals and tourists mulling around, and easy to meet lots of new people.  Yup, I'm going FULL MONTY on this one.

Food: 21/25 stars
Ambiance: 25/25 stars
Service: 20/25 stars
Bathroom: 21/25 stars
Probability of going back: 100%

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
335. O D.
I check in my room around 5 pm this Saturday ,turned on the AC in the room and went out to dinner around 730 , when i came back the room wasn't cool and it said the temperature went down only one degree,
after going out and coming back very late that night the AC still wasnt working , and to be honest the bathroom was pretty tiny for what i paid for.

Bottom line - the pool in the hotel is nice but nothing more then that

i will probably not stay at this hotel again for that kind of money

25/07/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
336. California D.
The pool and the scenery is what you are mainly paying for when you cme here. drinks and food are pricey. they don't serve anything extravagant, but it is a nice spot to relax and hang out, while catching some rays, if its a nice day in hollywood. While being at the pool, you do not even feel like you are in hollywood. that is a plus, and there are many beautiful ladies always sitting poolside.

16/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
337. Garrett N.
Awesome place, great rooms. No complaints really. Pool is a great place to relax and have a drink. 5 stars except my pool room didnt have a pool view. Classic hollywood place. Will stay again for sure.

14/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
338. Lin F.
Valet-- cutie patooties. All night fun here. Many a pool cocktails & go to the library to "study" libations. Vintage decor, beautiful people everywhere. Come here for a lala land experience Thursday through Saturday are the best nights for us normal folks.  It's in the center of the "universe."

15/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
339. Justin F.
Love this spot for a drink.

Friendly Staff
Killer Pool
Strong Drinks


24/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Tara K.
I used to live across the street from there, and I've been to a couple of poolside events at the Roosevelt.  So when I had a chance to stay there during a work trip I was super excited to see the rooms.  Well....."Meh" couldn't be more accurate.  I know it's an old Hollywood hotel, but the rooms looked dank.  the carpets were peeling up round the edge in spots, the lighting in the rooms were dark & the decor was nothing to clutch your pearls about.....looked more like a gussied up Holiday Inn.  The worst part was the air vent.  It only had one air flow setting.....really high & really loud which made it difficult to sleep.  

if you want to get a little taste of old Hollywood chic, my recommendation would be to soak up the glamour by the pool with drinks from the poolside bar, but stay somewhere else.

24/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
341. Susy C.
Are you in your early to mid 20's?
Do you live your life in the fast lane and drink/party thursday friday saturday sunday?
Do you live for the weekends?
Do you make every vacation a Vegas-esque one?


This hotel is FULL of mid 20's + party goers. On any given night, you'll see ladies and fellas dressed to the 9 like they're going to appear in "The Hills" or some crap. RIGHT on the strip, a lounge located in the hotel, pool party sunday, YOU CANT GO WRONG.
The rooms themselves were okay. I wish the bathroom had a counter so us girlies could lay out our cosmetics but that's okay. I made do.

this is my new go to hotel if i'm going to be living in a state of intoxication for the weekend. why? partied in my room with a buttload of people till 5am and NOBODY complained once or even knocked on our door! HAHAHAHA

01/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
342. Becky B.
Look out for the worst service ever if you go to the pool area! Rude terrible service and the most rude servers ever. We ordered something to eat from the pool menu, they got the order wrong and took an hour and a half to deliver me the right thing, cold and hard. Livid! I'm spending $400.00 a night to hang at the Sunday pool party and I end up with a huge hassle. Never again!!!!

31/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
343. David R.
Went for brunch and nearly stayed for the pool!  Brunch was very good.  The egg pan quiche was awesome along with the kale salad.  My favorite was the dessert tray ... Wow that was incredible!  Service was attentive and I appreciated the attention.  Four stars instead of five because the offering was limited and did not offer a larger variety of dishes.  Four stars for being very good at what they offered.  Next time I am going to bring a bathing suit and hang by the pool!

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
344. cedebe d.
The Roosevelt has a 3.5 star rating and i think that's appropriate overall, but i gave them 4 stars because of a few extra things they have for the hollywood enthusiast. They have little premium cable channels BUT they DO have TCM. And you know it was a choice they made considering their clientele. They also have a station that has a live shot of hollywood blvd right outside the hotel, from the chinese theater to the corner of hollywood and highland. Which, on the right day...you could watch hollywood celeb arrivals to premieres, the oscar hoopla that happens on oscar week, the hollywood christmas parade, walk of fame star dedications, etc!!! The hotel itself was nice and has been beautifully maintained since it opened in the 20's.
For some reason i got a free upgrade (probably because i booked with orbitz) to a jr. suite. Which made the fact that they charge $33/night for parking a little more digestible. Also, remember Hollywood is a bustling tourist area, sorta like a mini times square. Many reviewers complain about the seediness, sleazy cartoon characters, etc...but they're naive if they expected Mayberry.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
345. Ali G.
The quirkiness, the history, the absolute unique vibe of this hotel is why I'm giving it five stars. We had a blast here, there is so much to do,  fun people to meet. Reading some reviews underneath...uh, yeah, don't bitch about people partying at the HR, that's what we're all there to do. Love the black and white decor, the pool, and the service.
They even sent up an engineer to my room to drill an extra skinny hole in my belt!
Truly like no place on earth, and that's a five star experience to me.

11/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
346. Jonathan B.
If i could give no stars I would!

This was the worst hotel experience I have ever had.  The hotel service was terrible.  It took forever to get anything done.  The place is full of Douchebags which run wild, and are loud at all hours of day and night.

For the money I paid I could have stayed at an amazing hotel, instead I got something worst than a Motel 6!

The beds were lumpy and uncomfortable.  Room is tiny, with a TV that would be found in the bathroom of a Vegas hotel bathroom.  Paid for everything, the Valet, even after calling my car 20 mins before I came down, still made me wait an extra 20 mins each time.

It was loud always, and could hear the club all the way up many floors.

If you want a great Hollywood hotel to stay at, go to the W or Loewes.  I will never recommend this hotel ever again!!!!! I was ripped off $500 staying here.


27/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
347. Wayne K.
SUMMARY: A unique high-end hotel.  You'll certainly have a memorable visit.

I had very mixed feelings staying at the Roosevelt, with some great experiences and some bad experiences.  Come expecting a unique adventure.

- The art was... unique.  I remember finding the picture in the bathroom to be really strange and out-of-place.  A few photos in key intersections in the hallway were of sparsely-clad women who happened to have key body parts obstructed by the camera angle.
- The room doesn't have a standard alarm clock, but has this black rectangular thing.  A friend finally showed me that if you push the right button you can dock your iPod/iPhone with it, but I never would have figured that out on my own.
- Maybe this is the norm for Hollywood, but everyone who works here is unusually attractive, both the men and women.  They're not unusually friendly - not to say they're UNfriendly - but their attractiveness definitely does stand out.
- Instead of standard on/off light switches, there were multiple switches around the room with settings like "Bye" (3 choices per switch).  It was impossible to figure out how to, for example, turn off all the lights to go to bed, or turn on one particular set of lights.  Plus the thermostat had a LCD control panel.  I was expecting something cool to happen as a result of this, but really they were just lights and temperature that were hard to control.

- After a long flight, I had a crazy hard time finding the front desk so I could check-in.  It was unclear which entrance was the main entrance, the lobby was dominated by a party, and signs and doors led to various bars and restaurants.  I spent 10 minutes aimlessly wandering around carrying my luggage and no one offered to help.  I never would have found the desk if I hadn't just asked randomly asked someone who looked like she might work there.
- The room they put me in was in the boonies.  It was literally a 10-15 minute walk from my room to the lobby, and I walk pretty fast (glad I didn't forget anything).
- They use magnetic room keys, which I demagnetized by putting in the same pocket as my cell phone.  This required a lobby visit to fix up.  This is even more annoying because various doors around the hotel only open if you have a working room key.
- There's no reasonably-priced parking, let alone free parking.  All they offered was valet service that cost $33+/day and it took a while for them to retrieve your car.  I parked across the street in the lot and the guy at the Roosevelt front desk was really honest, telling me I'd save money by just leaving my car there.
- Wifi isn't free.  Not even wired Internet.  Really?
- I looked at my credit card bill after my visit and noticed an extra charge.  I called and they claimed I had taken something from the minibar, I insisted I hadn't, and they reversed the charge.  Still, I travel a reasonable amount and this hasn't happened anywhere else to me.

- The hotel is incredibly well-designed and themed, everything from the lobby to your room and your bathroom.  You want to feel like you've living in Hollywood?  This is a great place to get that feel.
- Amazing location, literally right next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and across the street from Mann's Chinese Theater.  It's within walking distance to many great restaurants.  There's even a Starbucks and McDonald's within walking distance.  ;)
- The entire hotel had energy, like one big classy party that never ends.  Lots of kids and limos partying after prom, people lighting up, celebrities...  very trendy.
- The bar in the lobby is legit and makes some great cocktails... this is true mixology.
- Similarly, the minibar was tricked more than most hotel minibars, loaded with high end unique liquors and snacks (though I swear I didn't drink any!)
- The pool bar is astounding.  It's beautiful, surrounded by trees, my room had a patio overlooking it (wow!), and though I didn't have time to, I could tell it would be a fun place to hang out.
- The soap smelled nice.  :)

I'm getting older and I'm not sure I want this much variance when visiting a high-end hotel.  But, if you're looking for a good time and willing to put up with some adventure, the Roosevelt might be a great place for you to stay.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
348. Alex F.
This place has all the fittings of a tourist trap. Get ready to be overcharged. But, it's fun if you're looking for a tourist trap. The stars aligned and my suite was upgraded; taking everything into consideration, I say I broke good. Thanks Milly!

30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
349. Peter R.
This place rocks.  The drinks at the pool are robbery but the hotel and staff are awesome!

01/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
350. Annie L.
Red carpet, lights, camera, stars and tourists...

22/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
351. Nisa A.
Im a huge fan of the Roosevelt! It's a great place to star gaze, and I mean the ones in the sky, although you are more likely than not to have the other type of star siting. Pool side drinks, in the sun, or after the sun has set are always good.

The last time I was there I was meeting a friend, we had wine and appetizers pool side, palm trees swayed in the wind, pretty patrons littering the patio, it's always perfect.

The Suites are spacious, the sheets are soft and the location is perfect. Hollywood may or may not be for lovers, but The Roosevelt is for loving, that's for sure!

27/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
352. Charlene F.
The brunch was delicious!!  The service was great as well.....I would have liked to see some more items on the brunch menu for children though.

03/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
353. Kamla P.
Let me preface this review with the caveat that it pertains to the hotel stay ONLY and not any of the bars within the hotel. In fact, I love the Tropicana poolside bar, which is why my boyfriend and I decided to book a Cabana Suite hotel room to celebrate his birthday - steep at $800, yes, but a poolside room next to a great bar at which our friends would have no problem getting past the door seemed like a no brainer. And, it was an excuse for a little inland staycation.

We checked in around 3pm and the front desk people were very friendly. That was the beginning and the end of the good service for the next 24 hours. Beween the front desk to our room, we were met with security who interrogated us about whether we were staying in the hotel while pool-goers nearly ran us over to get to the pool party. Apparently, our suitcases did not make it obvious enough that we planned to stay the night. Then, he asked to go through our open shopping bag in which we held our two bottles of champagne to celebrate the birthday. We were promptly told that there is no outside alcohol allowed in the hotel. WHAT?! I'm not allowed to bring a bottle of champagne into a room for which I'm paying this much? We had to "check" our booze at the receptionist.

Throughout the day, we had a variety of extremely unpleasant experiences - from the rude room service (who forgot part of our meal and charged a double service fee to bring it a second time) to the absolutely derogatory guest services who balked at my request to bring a cot for an inebriated friend to even the valet guy who told us our car took so long to bring around because "we didn't call correctly."

I have never before spent $800 on one night at a hotel. But, I have also never been treated so rudely by hotel staff. From top to bottom, we were made to feel as though we should feel privileged to be staying at the Roosevelt. Maybe it's outdated of me, but what happened to the tenets of customer service - e.g. the customer is always right?? When I made even the most mundane requests, there was not a single person I dealt with at the hotel who told me what they COULD do for me. I did, however, hear a lot about what couldn't possibly be done - and in a tone that said, "how dare you even ask."

Save your money and stay somewhere that cares about their guests.

Oh, the pool party was great though. Love the Tropicana.

01/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
354. Sharon S.
I found the location great and I really the main area of the hotel.  The staff were helpful.

The room I stayed in was nicely decorated.  It was int he Sam Shepherd wing.  The carpet was dirty and had blood stains and dirt stains on it.  

The cleaning staff didn't show up one of the days until 5pm to clean our room which just way too late in the day.

I was grateful that the bathroom was clean.  It was small but very functional so I can't complain about that.  They had great soap and shampoo products available there.

Our room was extremely noisey and it sounded like someone was pushing dollies all night -- I was glad that I had read the reviews online so I was somewhat prepared because I brought with ear plugs.

I would probably stay at the Renaissance next time for the same money which is also in a good location

09/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
355. Jonathan JayLando D.
A pricy place, but steeped with history.

The room was nice and the location was very convenient to... stuff. I am more of a WeHo sort of fella but it was nice to go once for my friend's birthday.

I am glad I did it though I do not plan on staying there again. The help staff was really helpful, that is good, right?

The pool area is amazing, really lovely and when it was not covered in douché-y kids in their 20s I really liked being there.

There was always something going on, but unfortunately the event the weekend I was there was hosted by Chelsey Handler (ugh).

I could see Mann's from my room, that counts for something, right?

I am trying to think of positives... I did enjoy it but not much is coming to me right now.

Some cons, the parking is $30 bucks a night! Even Andez is not that much, what up? Why do I have to PAY for WiFi on top of my charges, weak HR, weak. Umm... the other guests can be kind of annoying all for unique reasons... hmm... may have to update when I think of more.

To close, it was cool to stay at such a iconic part of the Hollywood of old, that said, there is no compelling reason to stay here when Andez is so close and so much better.

04/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
356. Joseph C.
This hotel is def not for people looking to enjoy coming to Hollywood. there are much better choices in the area. Yes the pool is great BUT THAT IS IT!!!

The rooms alone are a reason for me not to go back! we stayed in the pool side cabana rooms and they were old smelly and empty. Nothing good about this room at all.

My biggest complaint is that the allow anyone off the street to come to the pool. I can understand at night when its more of a nightlife scene. In The middle of the day there is no reason someone paying for a room should have to fight for a chair with locals!! sorry just not worth it at all

29/08/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
357. Anna G.
So my experience here was interesting... Came here for a girls weekend before my friend gets married.. Paid a nice little price for this place. Granted got it from a deal site and the check in was amazing.. Didn't treat me different  because of it and advised we are by the pool and wanted to see if that would be ok with us because of the dj ends at 2am.. we planned to be there anyways so didn't mind...that's when things went down hill... There were roaches running around all night by the pool Grossss!! So we decided to call it a night. When we woke up.. Yep.. You guess it... They were in our room too!!!!! OMG!! Not one not two... THREE..

I calmly went to the front desk and they corrected it by putting us in a different room.. Really just move rooms??? It's not like I said that the pipes were clogged or got a smoking room instead of nonsmoking.

Needless to say.. I don't think I will want to return to the hotel anytime soon and when I do, not by the pool!

03/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
358. Antonette S.
The hotel entrance and lobby was impressive. Room was simple-I loved it.
However- this high class hotel is in need of new employees. I was not satisfied, AT ALL, with the service. (other than the doorman who always wore a smile. )

19/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
359. Michael D.
this place has history with a perfect blend of modernization i think
just like the president himself

the bar at the pool is great "tropicana" perfect for mixing it up with friends
summer is here cause people were swimming at 1:00am and drinking

the waiter offered to run across the street and come back with smokes when we were looking to buy like from a bathroom attendant or something like that, shot him 20 for doing so, i thought that was above and beyond the call of his duty

the rooms are clean,    the valet is 33 for over night parking so keep that in mind and they do give ya trouble going into the pool area with groups if you dont have a bunch of room keys so make note of that

i saw dennis rodman at the bar which is always entertaining

they have a club inside called teddies which was closed on this particular night but we have the room for 3 more nights so lets see

cant go wrong here its centrally located short walk ot short cab rise almost n e where
its fairly priced as well to their competition id say

i see alot of mixed reviews here some people only yelp their bad experiences ive noticed
but ya to each their own

04/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
360. Joy B.
Hotel Roosevelt..eerily vintage glam Hollywood architecture. You can bet silver screen starlets continue to stomp these grounds..making an occasional after-death cameo that scares the shit out of the maids and hotel guests.

Came here on a Friday night for the poolside lounge. It's a mission to get to the pool area. From the main entrance, you have to walk all the way to the back of the hotel, descend down a flight of stairs, walk through the valet entrance, and hang a right to the door. One of the staff was kind enough to walk us over.

This is one of the few places in L.A. with a decent sized pool. It looks like an ocean compared to most of the pools that host pool parties in the city. This is the perfect place for chatting before going "out out" because the music isn't blasting and you can chill comfortably without being crowded or knocked around by people dancing or the area being way too packed full of people.

It's pretty back there, decent amount of seating, very spacious. It didn't get busy or lively until around the time we left. DJ was cool, played a nice mix of everything. The crowd was mixed..mid twenty to thirty somethings and of course your spattering of old people & out of towners here & there. It would probably help to come as a group of girls and/or only if you know someone at the door, because they can get pretty nazi. I heard one of the guys had to pay $50 to get in even though his friend had a table.

I'll definitely check out the pool party..heard it was the business. And who knows, maybe I'll catch a glimpse of Marilyn Monroe next time I primp in the mirror in the ladies room.

30/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
361. Desiree A.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel. The customer care was top notch, the accommodations were wonderful and the location was superb. The bartenders were very nice as well in the lobby and I'm addicted to the Mint Julep! ;) I can't wait to come back again in December.

30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
362. Monet L.
Whoa talk about fancy :) the Roosevelt hotel is very impressive. My friend got a two bedroom suite here ($$$) & I've never seen anything like it. Hardwood floors, tall clear glass walls, all white furniture, flat screen tv's etc. Everything is pretty much modern && fancy. There were two flat screen tv's displaying Hollywood blvd LIVE. we were busting up watching people walk Hollywood blvd ;) the view was simply amazing. You can see all of Hollywood right out the windows! I love this hotel & it's chic old Hollywood theme. I would recommend this hotel if you want some where fancy to stay.

5 stars!!

20/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
363. Xavier J.
Very nice hotel, even though it had a seedy Hollywood old feel to it. I had a Cabana room by the pool and it was very modern, clean and comfortable inside although the balcony could have used a cleaning. Spider webs all over the place. Good view of the pool and we had a pretty private patio of our own on the second floor. I got a kick out of the light settings on the switch (in stead of On and Off it said Party, Sleep, Live or something. Typical hollywood douchebaggy feeling but it was just what I wanted. I have always liked the Twenty Five Degrees burger shop downstairs. The guard was a real dingus though and was very rude to us. We went out for a drink at 1am and were locked out at 2am. When we knocked and got the guards attention he gave us a look like he had never seen use before even though we just walked and talked with him one hour ago.

Nice touch when I got in the room was the TV was on and the screen was showing a live view of Hollywood BLVD from the hotel corner. Not sure why I liked this, I just did.

Very comfy bed, slept like a baby and the air worked great. Very quiet room, when the sliding doors were shut you could hear a pin drop. Great location, right across the street from the Chinese theater and Hollywood & Highland.

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
364. Tricia W.
My husband and I travelled up to Hollywood from San Diego to see the Rodrigo y Gabriela concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night and we opted to stay the night to enjoy a Sunday evening in Hollywood. We stayed at the Hollywood Roosevelt because of the good reviews, its reputation of being a luxury boutique hotel, and of course its rich history.

However I'm sorry to report our overall stay was a bit disappointing and if given the choice I probably would have stayed elsewhere.

The Pros:

Hotel staff - Let me start off  by saying that if I were asked to give a rating on just customer service I would give them 5 stars HANDS DOWN!! In fact I'd give them 10 stars if I could. The hotel staff were extremely courteous, helpful, friendly and nice. We were greeted with smiles and upgraded to a larger room. Plus, the valet staff were prompt and considerate. Superb!

Location, location, location - you can't beat the hotel's location in the thick of Hollywood across from the TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theater) and within walking distance of the Hollywood Bowl!

Property grounds - the lobby was inviting and rich with dark woods and comfy furniture. Loved it!

The Cons:

Over-minimalist room decor - while I'm a big fan of the Art Deco movement and minimalist decor I felt the room decor was simply too minimal. The hotel rooms and hallways boast an impressive collection of celebrity photography, which was a huge draw to me. However, we had one piece of art in the entire room (that's it)showcasing a stoned-looking singer strung out on drugs while squatting next to a record player. Creepy. Very creepy.

Room quality - the room was clean, which was nice. However, the bathroom was super duper tiny, the beds lacked a box spring and were a little uncomfortable, and the air conditioning wasn't working properly. On a 88 degrees day it would have been nice to come home from the concert in a nice, cooled room. But because we returned to the hotel after 11pm there was nothing that could be done to repair it and it was too late to switch rooms.

Lighting - the main room lights were recessed behind a ceiling ledge, which was cool, but they were almost fluorescent in nature creating a very bright white, very clinical feel. It was very disconcerting. I felt like I was in the waiting room of a sterile doctor's office rather than a $235/night luxury hotel room. Luckily, the desk lamp and bedside table lamps had softer lighting. But still.

I guess, overall, I wasn't seeing the luxury in this luxury hotel and sadly we won't be returning to the Hollywood Roosevelt.

16/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
365. Kimberley C.
This hotel is NOT a fancy hotel.  It's dated but it has charm.

Decided to stay there over the weekend just for kicks and took a balcony room, 2nd level, overlooking the pool.  The view out of this room rocked!  The room itself was tiny and nothing to speak of.....but it was next to the room where Marilyn Monroe died (or at least that is the claim).  It was a bit freaky actually to think that the suite that is called the Marilyn Monroe suite was next to my suite and she actually DIED there.   Things like that always freak me out.

Anyway, the pool scene was rocking.  Packed full of people but unfortunately it all ended by 6pm on Saturday.  I was VERY disappointed.  It takes me a long time to get into the spirit of a party and by the time I was doused enough with alcohol and feeling pretty sexy in my little bikini and high heels.....everything was over and the DJ stopped playing music........ Wah!

But there was an after party for the premiere of  "THE WATCH" and I was able to stick around long enough over the weekend to see Jonah Hill chase hot women all over the place.  It was funny actually.  Jonah is not a looker, but Hey.....if you're a star in a big movie......won't you try to "get sum" and why not shoot for the top while you're at it?!

27/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
366. Haik K.
1230am, at home on a saturday night. I had been stuck in Montebello for a week with nowhere to go besides school...ALAS! a phone call and a hotel party compliments of a buddy's girlfriend's friend's 21st birthday.

My buddy and I make our way to Hollywood, puffing away at cigarettes and drinking some beer to make sure we make it to the party a little buzzed. Score some free parking and hit up the hotel.

First things first, it is very difficult to get a dozen drunk people to a room when everyone was running around the place. I sat down at the lounge and admired the old school architecture. The lounge is really enjoyable, you can get drinks at the bar and sit around some plush couches and chat away. Never loud. It reaffirmed my belief in lounges being a better place to socialize than clubs and bars.

We make our way to the rooms. NICE. I mean really nice. A dozen people in there and it felt roomy and intimate yet. Mix a bit of drinks, watch the birthday girl go wild, some other dudes trying to score some herb, and i felt like I needed to dip out for a bit and have a cig.

A major fight breaks out outside and a midget, some guy in drag, and an old guy are trying to explain to this young gal that she is in the wrong Honda Civic and hers is on the otherside of the parking lot.

Anyway, putting it succinctly, this is a very nice hotel. The rooms are great for the price and location and if you are there on a weekend the entire place is one big party. Be responsible yo.

01/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
367. Ray S.
Stayed here for memorial day weekend and had a great time as always. Hotel always treats me nice. It also helps to have some friends in this industry. I wasn't happy about my room the last time I stayed here though. The desk manager actually told me I was wrong when I came back and asked specifically about getting a cabana on the poolside (they had give me on the backside).  Wasn't a very good conversation, but other than that the place was hopping and made alot of new friends at the pool.

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
368. Jenna G.
Love the decor, love the food, service was amazing. The bartenders were extremely charming and friendly. The music was the best! Gives you a 30's -40's vibe. We had a cabana suite by the pool and had so much fun. But I usually just go for dinner at the restaraunt and for drinks at the spare room. Try it you will not be disappointed.

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
369. Heather C.
HUge Huge huge fan of this hotel.  This has to be my favorite hotel in Hollywood.  The outside pool, the possible ghost meeting of Marilyn Monroe who used to stay all the time in one of the Bungalow cabana's. They say she haunts the place, so I went on a ghost hunt there a few times. The rooms are okay. Big photo of the rolling stones in one room, a big photo of David Bowie in another on the 8th floor.  That, to me got an extra star and  is wicked cool.  The bathrooms are tiny and old fashioned.   I like the hard wood floors in the rooms but you can really hear the elevators/power generators all night long. Food? Steak in the restaurant is to DIE.  
Main lobby has huge chairs and candles everywhere. I wanted to move in....

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
370. Jay S.
Headline - cool but misses a lot of the basics, so not really worth the money (ie. If you want to stay somewhere for the vibe and hip factor and pay accordingly, this place is for you!)

Fun pool with great scenery ;)
Great bar
Great location for exploring Hollywood

Good luck getting a seat at the pool on the wknd
Pricey drinks
Elevators take FOREVER
Rooms are form over function

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
371. Libby R.
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be famous.

I wanted to win an Academy Award and pose for magazines and be on Letterman and get lots of cool clothes and acclaim.

And yeah, I wanted to be rich enough to stay at fancy, uber cool hotels and feel all pampered.

But I grew up, and decided that the trade off for such fame is not worth the effort and not all it was cracked up to be.

And neither is the Roosevelt Hotel.

Look, the lobby is fucking awesome.  
The pool is beautiful.  
The staff is wonderfully polite and helpful (especially Marie, who checked me in and was extremely helpful and friendly).  
I love 25 Degrees and will return to sample more from the menu...

But when I walked into our "x" hundred dollars a night suite the evening of Yelp Prom LA, I realized that this place, like the fame of those who stay there, was not all it was cracked up to be.

I mean there are perks:
The view from the "living room" was fantastic
The two flat screen TVs were great
The bed was very comfortable
The windows crack open
There is a fridge
It was relatively spacious
The lobby/pool/25 degrees

But the drawbacks:
The bathroom was laughably small (more like rotflmfao)
The shower had a strange screen/door that was odd to operate
The bathroom had ONE ROLL of Toilet Paper
The stuff looked a bit rundown
The art, though trendy, was a tad off putting

And just like the idea of being famous turned out to be "not worth it" to me,
so stands true for paying a crazy amount of money to stay at the Roosevelt, which, though it is not a bad place to stay, it's not worth half of my rent to stay there for the night when there are perfectly good beds in far cheaper places to be slept in.  

I leave the Roosevelt to the famous people...

13/06/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
372. Tiana B.
We had a lovely experience here!

The hotel's location is very central (within walking distance of Rodeo Drive and many of the top restaurants in Beverly Hills.)  We rented a car, but while we were here we were able to walk or get everywhere.

From the moment we walked through the door, the customer service was top notch.  Everyone was incredibly nice and friendly.  Our room got upgraded to a corner suite which never hurts.

Loved laying out by the pool on Friday sipping cocktails.  Nice atmosphere for sure :)

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
373. Sonam B.
This hotel is okay.. good location, but def not worth the price for a standard room.

I've always wanted to stay at this hotel and finally got a chance to on my last trip to LA.  I expected it to be amazing from all the things i hear about it being a celebrity hot spot, event space, pool, etc.  but to be honest, i wasn't really impressed.  

Our standard room was actually pretty small, but the bathroom was even smaller than any other hotel!  I think the feel of the room is supposed to be very European with the tiny bathrooms and historic looking walls, but to me it wasn't really trendy and hollywood-ish

Next time i am staying at the W for sure, or if i end up staying here again, i will only be in one of the nice suites, not a regular room.  Or if the room was like $149 it would be worth it.. not some $250 or whatever the price was for one night!

But they did have a cool little upscale diner type restuarant open 24hrs that we went to very early in the morning after our wild night out, extra star for that!

17/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
374. Wendy P.
Not your typical four-star hotel, but I suppose its uniqueness makes up for some of its shortcomings. Those shortcomings being that is is a bit worn down. The carpet in my room was rippled (like it had not been installed properly) and there was some significant wear and tear on the bathroom floor, walls and shelves that you don't usually see at these prices). As someone else mentioned, parking is $33 which is high and I hate that hotels all seem to be charging for parking these days, but considering the location (right across from Grauman's), you aren't going to do much better. The gym was a little too hot and musty, but not too bad for a hotel.

Every single staff member I encountered was super helpful and gracious--and I encountered several because like someone else said, the place is enormous and it can be very tricky to find your way around. Better signage would be a good idea. Probably the best room service ever from the restaurant downstairs. I almost never order room service because it is usually way overpriced and nasty, but I was really impressed with their food. I had the fresh market veggie sandwich that came with delicious fries. The food arrived within about 15 minutes and was well-presented and high quality. This is probably the perfect place for tourists due to its location and the bars and restaurants in the hotel itself all sounded great, but I didn't have a chance to try them all out.

17/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
375. David Y.
The most awful hotel, in the most awful location, with the most awful guests. This is hell on earth. Help.

19/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
376. Jimmy B.
Nice rooms. Sweet location. Legendary reputation.

26/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
377. Lucy Y.
When my friend decided to stay here for the weekend, a visit to the Library Bar and a few sips too many for this non drinker meant a surprise overnight stay at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  

Being in a room right above the Tropicana Bar last night meant great pool views (my friend says no view = a cavelike, claustrophobic room) but it also meant MUSIC AS LOUD AS THIS REVERBERATING THRU THE ROOM TIL 2AM!!  

Sheesh.  Even alcohol didn't deaden THAT.

Sunday however was a different story.  Pool goers and loungers were interesting to watch and WAY quieter than the heavy-partying-til-4am screamers Saturday night!

The Library Bar, Tropicana Bar and 25 Degrees are all cool to go to for drinks and food, and the pool area is cool to hang out around day or night.

My verdict:

5 stars for: legendary location, cool pool area, ease of access to restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc.

3 stars for: room comfort and hotel amenities

(averaged out to 4 stars)

Pros: cool modern room decor, comfy bed, nice bathroom, patio, Bigelow Apothecary toiletries, dimmer-controlled lighting

Cons: smallish room, expensive due to the location, parking is valet only and expensive ($30/24 hours), and there is only a super hard bench to sit on inside the room (aside from the bed).

My verdict: stay here for the ambience, nightlife, and experience of it but look for room discounts.

And definitely park at the lot across the street or on Hollywood & Highland instead!

14/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
378. Bill A.
Terrible hotel to stay at, clearly the rooms are only an excuse to fill the place with bars- don't try sleeping here as the "thump thump thump" of DJs is shaking the bed. I am here on a work trip and need to get up in the mornings, so this was a bad choice.

06/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
379. Lorrie M.
There's something unique about this dark and dimly lit hotel that is full of plastic life every night of the week and a delicious 24 hour burger bar that almost, almost leaves you the impression that this is where you want to stay.

But who wants to stay on Hollywood? Trust me, it's not a great place. You might think its a great location but you are actually more or less confined to the area in which you are staying in, the walkable distance that you are willing to do, and the immense amount of foot and car traffic you will have to deal with on a daily basis while you stay here.

Although admittedly lots of attractive young Hollywood couples frequent the bar where you can hardly see if they're old or young from the lighting, and the burger bar ... well lets' just say 25 degrees is a must, it's not really my first choice in LA hotels.

To begin with, it's old, very old, it's got history, and it's supposedly haunted. Again excitment, yay...raww... but other than that, you're paying a high price for an illusion of class and comfort that the hotel simply doesn't bring. Yes again, the beautiful people at the bar and the pool and the lounge and the list goes on. So I guess this is a great people watching hotel if you are so inclined. Find a good deal and give it a try for a night, otherwise just stroll by and that's all you really need.

19/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
380. Nam N.
I'm torn with this review.

The Roosevelt is a great hotel to have drinks and be seen. It's ritzy, lobby/pool is gorgeous, ...and you're bound to see celebrities. But if you're staying here, the rooms are T-I-N-Y and not that fabulous. Especially since you're likely to drop a pretty penny on it!

I think it's worth staying here once just to experience The Roosevelt and its history/glam but I think I would rather head down the street and stay at W.

18/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
381. Terri W.
TERRIBLE experience at the Roosevelt. Had stayed for a few days last week. The hotel looks fabulous, but the service was only average. Returned for one night on Monday, specifically to relax, use the pool, lie out by the pool and generally recharge before returning home to New York the next day.
Things got off to a bad start when upon checking in we were told the pool, bar and outside area was closed to guests as they were having a private event. We could also not have the garden cabana room we booked for the same reason. Instead we were 'upgraded' to a room with a balcony on the first floor. Unfortunately there were drapes hanging over the balconies (presumably so you couldn't see the private event) so the balcony was of little use. And the whole point of our return visit was to use the pool and relax in the sunshine.
After going out for dinner we returned to the hotel at 11:30 to find the private event was actually a party with full DJ, massive speakers and VERY loud music in the pool area. We were told it would finish at midnight, so guests could get some sleep. At 12:20pm, it was still going. The front desk person answering the phone was of no help when we called to complain (and despite several requests that a manager called us back, never happened), so we got dressed and personally went to reception where we were told it had been extended until 1am, but that if they wanted they could keep going until 2am and there was nothing the hotel could do about that. As the party was right outside our room, there was no way of getting any sleep - particularly frustrating as we had a flight in the morning.
Finally at 1:40am, the music was turned off and we were finally able to get some sleep. That was until 6:30am when we were woken by the workmen who were using a drill to remove the temporary floor they'd laid over the pool, AND the huge party going on in the room next door. I called the front desk and asked that they tell the guests next door to keep it down. Twenty minutes later, nothing and I had to threaten to go and speak to the guests myself before they finally got security to quiet them down. Four and a half hours sleep was not pleasant.
Upon checking out we received a $200 discount off a $800 bill. Certainly not adequate. No sleep, no pool, no relaxation - this experience completely ruined the last night of our holiday. What's apparent about this hotel is that they care more about the massive sums of money they get from private parties than they do about their normal paying guests, who are shelling out large sums of money for the privilege of staying there.
Will definitely not be staying there again!

24/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
382. Sonya Z.
I've only been here for drinks, but you come for the ambiance. It's quite refreshing to come here after some of the sleazier bars on Sunset. They also have great social media people and it's fun to have twitter back and forths with them.

24/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
383. Cheri. A G.
I came here for a special event that was around the pool.  The staff was very friendly and it was cool to be in a piece of Hollywood history.  I forgot to go by the room that is suppose to be haunted by Marilyn Monroe.  

The location is fantastic if you want to be in the heart of Hollywood.  If you don't want to drive you can take the Red Line to the Hollywood and Highland Station and its just a few steps away.

16/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
384. Mark S.
I've actually been the The Roosevelt twice, but I have not stayed there, i am reviewing the bars. The first time I was there one a date, the girl I was with wanted to go there because it is supposed to be haunted. We did not see any ghosts, but we did have overpriced drinks. However, the bartender was very cool, even though this bar didn't have Rum and Coke (it was the bar in the front, I guess their menu is very limited), she went and found some. It was Rum and cherry Coke.

The second time i was there was a post party after a movie premiere. This time it was at the pool var. Very cool setting. Drinks were still expensive, though they were free for the first hour. Unfortunately, due to the fact that there was a lone wait to get in, I only got one free drink. I'm not a big dinker anyway, just socially. But it was a great place or the party, not too crowded (it was invite only), and the music wasn't too loud for conversation and networking.

06/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
385. Poonam L.
For the amount paid for the room, I was expecting a large and spacious room... too bad it was smaller than my bedroom in my SF apartment!  Not to mention all of the amenities were very old and not updated (tv, radio, etc.)  I understand you're paying for the name essentially, but I definitely expected a lot more for the hotel room at such a hyped up hotel in Hollywood.

01/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
386. Delaney P.
Sunday funday la style\

My friend and I were hanging out in LA the other day, and instead of just going home to SD we decided the check ou the Roosevelt pool. Parking was easy, walking in was easy, getting in to the pool...easy. We just chilled on the back lounges. It was a very relaxing time and great people watching. The service was friendly but nothing special and certainly not good. ( more on that later)

we ordered:
bloody marys $15 each- meh, certainly not worth $15.
Salmon Cobb Salad- $17- so not worth the money, the salmon was grossly over cooked and the greens waaaay too dressed. especially in the hot sun, it just wilted. Like, I get it, you're the Roosevelt, but does that mean you have no standards on quality?

the service:
the girl was nice, but not attentive- and we are very low-key. then when we got the bill, we realized why. they auto-grat 18% on every ticket, regardless of your party size. so if you are not in the industry and dont understand what I am saying, it means the servers have already gotten their tip and have no incentive to provide decent service. stupid.

the kicker was the next day, my friend was checking her bank account, and noticed that Roosevelt had charged her triple  her bill! mine, only double. We called and were informed that they "overcharge to insure that there are enough funds in the account, the excess charges will be refunded in 2 days" Are you effing kidding me? for a pool lunch? Thats why you took my credit card, to insure that I pay. And what happens to the poor kid who doesnt have triple his bill in the account and you just effed him?! Stupid.

Therefore, it was okay. Prob wont go back unless its something cool and Im not paying. Also, the David Hockney "pool mural" is lame.

26/06/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
387. Mamaa M.
Beautifully decorated. Magnificent architecture, must see the high ceiling in the lobby! Staff throughout hotel was kind and efficient.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
388. Jack F.
The Roosevelt is a storied hotel with a long and distinguished history, and the design of the hotel speaks to that. Day or night, weekend or weekday, the Roosevelt is a great place to stay and is equally suitable to just come by and grab a drink. It is very centrally located in the heart of Hollywood.

They have 2 bars and a restaurant/bar on the main floor where they have some gorgeous, ornate couches and coffee tables set in an 1800's theme. There is a ballroom off to the side, which will often be hosting some high profile event or film festival, and resulting in a buzz of people passing through. Makes for a great people watching spot. Upstairs is a really suave bar, The Library Bar, which is also themed in an original 1900s style, with ultra modern additions such as mahogany and gleaming steel. There is a "game menu" where you can order a variety of board games to your table. The beer selection is limited. They also have a smaller version of bowling lanes, great for a group of people, or it will set you back about $100 an hour.

Lastly, the pool is popping on weekends in the summer, nicely populated on weekdays, and there is usually a DJ spinning. You can swim in the winter months, as the pool is heated, and they have fireplaces lining the pool at night, making for a wonderful place to nurse a drink and cuddle up under the stars.

All in all, the Roosevelt offers much to the hotel guest and non-hotel guest alike, and exudes an aura of distinguished elegance. You will not be disappointed.

31/12/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
389. Michelle L.
Oh, roosevelt...how you disappointed us! Let me just get this out there incase you only read a few lines. THE WALLS ARE PAPER THIN! I could literally hear the guy (yes, I could tell it was a guy) peeing in the room nextdoor...and the drunk idiots down the hall kept us up until 4 am! We left the next day, even though we were planning on staying 2 more nights. Honestly, the only reason why this hotel is getting 2 stars instead of 1 is because the design of the rooms is awesome and the bars/restaurants they have to offer in the hotel are great as well.

There is not really much else to say. If you plan on being out super late and getting so drunk that you pass out and can't hear the other drunk idiots then stay here. If you want to relax and get some sleep, then don't. I will say though, that the hotel did refund us for that night and just had us pay valet and for our food.

06/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
390. Margot O.
Ah, well well well get your swank on by the outdoor pool and bar with fire pits that keep you warm even during the winter months, dashing atmosphere to kick it or have a large crowd by the pool.. Lots of room, but only if you don't mind dropping 9$/beer in a can.. 16$/glass o' whiskey!
Bartender- very friendly
Atmosphere- beautiful, up-to-date, mood pool
Food- inside, didn't part-take...yet

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
391. Dawn H.
Seeing the reviews of 3 , and 4 stars make me wonder where else these people have stayed!!? The Hollywood Travel lodge down the street would have been better.
And let's get this straight out of the gate - this is NOT a hip and trendy hotel - this hotel is GHETTO. Hooker shoes and girls in gratuitously short Herve Leger body con rip-off dresses = cheap & nasty.
Not hip or trendy. I rarely saw anything resembling "hip" or "trendy"

This hotel is an institution . The likes of Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Bugsby Berkeley, Charlie Chaplin, Clara Bow and the list goes on... have graced these halls - Louis B Mayer would be turning in his grave Im sure and those days are apparently looooooong long loooong forgotten here by most of the staff and especially by the Thompson Group.
This must be the hoteliers "cash cow" and it reeks of spoiled milk frankly. sad indeed.

Where to begin...
We stayed 3 nights total. The room which was an "upgrade" was falling apart, yes this is an old hotel, I get that, but the sliding doors were off the track, the sitting area in said upgrade was worse than some coke apartments I've seen and the coffee table looked like it had been fished from a nearby dumpster complete w/ chipping & water marks. Meanwhile most of the bulbs on the in room lamps were burnt out. Can you say crack pad?
The room we checked into , 329 is unbeknownst to us at the time, is right above either the disco tech or "The Spare Room" either way we didn't understand the logistics below us on our first night so when we called down to complain , the front desk around midnight ( we were exhausted from traveling all day) behaved as if "there was maybe a party" and were completely unaware there was a disco or club below us??!!!? on our floor and sent up security... Well there WAS in fact a party of people in the room across the hall - we watched at least 7 people go in at once - several times but this was not the source of the noise. Still unaware of this we repeatedly called the front desk who, repeatedly blamed the noise on the neighbors?!
Shouldn't they know that this room is above the club? You would think... Right? Fail number one.

Around 1:ish am my friend went down to get earplugs which in my experience when staying at a party club are provided in your room already - she waited 20 minutes at the front desk while they scrambled to find the "box they keep them in" After 20 minutes she left, leaving her cell number so she could be phoned there so as not to disturb anyone who MIGHT in fact been able to get to sleep in our room ( there were 4 of us). Around 145am the sleepers in our room were awakened by a pounding on the door by a maintenance worker with an AIR FILTER???!!! Huh??!! Yes an air filter at 2am!? Needless to say at the time the hotel did not take responsibility for the thump thump thumping of the music at the time but we were offered to change rooms in the A.m. Which is all well and fine and as if should be but, do you mean to tell me they have zero idea this room is loud? And it's quite an inconvenience to REPACK you crap, or that of 4 girls to move our room BTW. Fail number two (we never DID get the EAR plugs)

Next A.m while we are all zombies due to lack of sleep I get trapped in a broke down elevator with 9 others at 9am - apparently from the reviews the elevators are an ongoing problem here - one would think with the price if these ghetto rooms and the lack of provisions(bulbs&earplugs) they could AFFORD to service it properly.
Fail number 3

We were moved to floor 7, down graded officially which was a far nicer room anyway - they "graciously" "removed" the upgrade charge but in fact the room was a standard when we initially had the "deluxe" or "superior" so that wasn't much of a comp either.
Fail number 4.

On Monday morning the lobby and Mezz. floor were closed due to a movie shoot. The problem not being the shoot itself but a woman in my party repeatedly inquired about the lobby availably on Monday as she was to take several business meeting there - it should be the hotel's responsibility to inform guests, via note cards under the door or phone messages that there will be areas of the hotel closed to guests.
This was not the case. Clear disconnect between staff & Management.
Again quite an inconvenience when trying to schedule meetings for out of town guests who fully expect to use their hotels amenities.

My advice to the Thompson Group - Consider an elevator attendant like in Vegas where room cards should be presented by guests at night - this is standard at places like The Hard Rock etc. Preventing coke parties from disturbing paying guests
- That customers should be the TOP priority. Period.
- Less "club" vibe and a more "exclusive" vibe.
The Pool is decent if the lack of wait staff doesn't offend and the spare room is adorable on a monday night - otherwise, stay somewhere else. This makes you feel sad and bamboozled all at the same time.

16/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
392. F C.
I wanted to go to brunch at the Public Kitchen in the lobby. The Roosevelt website says that brunch is served from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Sunday with complimentary parking.

I showed up at the hotel with my parents at noon, and the restaurant was closed. I went to the front desk in that dungeon under the stairs to ask what was going on. There was one desk clerk trying to help about 15 people, and no concierge.

When I asked why the restaurant was closed, I received a blank stare that seemed to say "we have a restaurant?" Another employee went off in search of an answer, but came back with "its closed. I don't know why."

Here's the bottom line on the Hollywood Roosevelt: it's a hotel run by incompetents for hipster douchebags. The mismanagement of this hotel is a total waste of a classic Hollywood landmark. Stay away.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
393. Li Wei S.
Swanky party hotel. Don't think it really worth the money unless you are looking for some hip/trendy place to party with big group of people.

Elevator takes forever. The room is large and stylish but not so comfortable. Pool with good scenery. Nice bar but pricy drinks. Great location.

Don't go to 25 Degrees(the 24/7 restaurant), their burger is terrible.

25/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
394. Mateo X.
4 stars for the party and not much else. Stayed there for 4 days, poolside cabana 2nd floor. Our group occupied 3 rooms and ran a $3500 bar tab over the course of 4 days. We had a great time, but I was a little irked by the servers at the Tropicana, who even after we ran up a fairly hefty tab, didn't offer better service. Honestly, I don't generally complain about the service but half of the servers had their head up their asses. Remember girls, you're "trying" to be an actor. You're not quite there yet if your serving drinks, so act right and quell the snobbery. Alas, this is LA.

If you're down to party, and enjoy location location location. The Roosevelt is the spot. I've stayed at; the Mondrian, Standard, Sunset Marquis, and Chateau Marmont. They are all cool in their different ways, but for the party...The vibe at the R is the best.

26/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
395. Kelly R.
PLEASE NOTE - You CANNOT sit on a chair by the pool UNLESS you are purchasing bottle service.  At 9:30 on a Saturday morning.  When all of the chairs are empty.  Even the most serious of alcoholics do not want a bottle of vodka that early.  Why would you need to charge your hotel guests $300 to sit on a lounge chair??

This place sucks.  It is an overly pretentious dump.  The rooms are old and ratty, the hallways are dark and creepy, and I already mentioned the pool situation.

Save your money, stay at the London or somewhere nice.  Aside from not being allowed to use the pool, the rooms really are gross.  Like they look like a rockstar probably trashed them at some point.  Maybe that's supposed to add to the experience.  But being a "guest" at the Roosevelt means absolutely nothing and does not get you access to anything.  I would never stay here again.

04/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
396. Optimus And S.
We just reserved our rooms at the luxurious Roosevelt with Yigal Komisarchik. He was very accomadating with all our requests. He truely exemplifies what is expected of a 12 star hotel. Bravo Yigal.... you made our dreams come true.

06/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
397. G. G.
Stayed at the Roosevelt on a Saturday night.  Everything is clean and restored.  Staff were friendly and helpful.  There are several attractive bars in the hotel.   Pool area is nice and has a bar.  The hotel is located on Hollywood Boulevard, across from Grauman's Chinese Theater, in the heart of the tourist area of Hollywood so be prepared for hoards of tourists just outside.  It also seems to be a popular place for events such as weddings, various receptions etc.  The only thing I thought was lame was that they charge for WiFi, about $20.00/day.  No one charges for WiFi.

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
398. Supriya G.
Good location,central to all the usual touristy stuff but otherwise a disappointment. Dingy rooms, that didn't even have drinking water. Had a coffee machine, but no coffee. And we paid nearly $180 for a one night stay that didn't even include breakfast. You pay for the convenience of the location here, but not much else.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
399. Lawrence B.
I stayed there last summer, and the experience will haunt me for the rest of my life. My friend had heard that it was a good place to stay on Hollywood Boulevard. He now thinks that the person who told him was playing a trick on him.

First of all, the staff was terribly rude. They always acted like they had better things to do than wait on us. They were pretentious, unpleasant, and very suspicious. I don't pay good money to be treated like trash.

Second of all, the place was crawling with teenagers and 20-somethings who acted like they were in paradise. It was apparent that this was the place where kids went to "play Hollywood" and party. They were loud, their music was terrible, and they were drunk most of the time. Plus, in the hallway to our room we ran into a couple of kids who smelled like they hadn't bathed in a week. They stunk to high heaven, and should have been ejected by the staff.

The room was filthy! The carpets had dirt in the corners, the rug near the bathroom was wet and the bathtub had a ring around it. The walls were paper-thin, and there were a bunch of teenagers in the room next door who spent most of the time yelling and fighting.

My buddy and I didn't even last the night. We bailed after only a few hours and went to an inexpensive motel a few blocks away. Spartan accomodations, sure, but clean and quiet!

The Roosevelt is like an old war-horse: a proud history, and pretty to look at, but not much good. It should be put down.

I will never go back.

16/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
400. Margaret M.
It's tough to review this place because it has so much going for it, the amount of restaurants & bars is like being in a Vegas hotel which I loved...but I had to knock off a star due to the condition of the rooms.

This place definitely shows signs of partying guests, carpets are worn, walls are scuffed and it's definitely not spotless. The bed however was comfortable and we were upgraded to a suite so we had a nice living area with a large couch, desk and ottoman...which would be perfect for a pre-party spot.

The bathroom was also lacking, which I have noticed is a trend with this hotel chain. There was as usual no counter space, it was cramped and the floors were definitely not super clean. Worst part was that the shower design involved a 1/2 glass wall which wasn't flush with the bathtub basin which basically caused total flooding of the bathroom after each shower. When we called down to the desk about it a guy was sent up with towels and just dropped them off...didn't even offer to help clean it up and we had to ask him to take the soaking towels after we cleaned up the mess. Not so super on that one, but again, I have learned to expect poor bathroom designs with this chain.

The real saving grace for this place is the rest of the ammenities, the gym is great, the pool is amazing and has a 70's feel, and there are so many bar and restaurant choices. We had a great dinner at Publics and enjoyed cocktails in the adjacent lobby seating area which is full of large comfy leather furniture. It's also a great location and is close to a lot of other LA attractions.

In addition the valet & front desk staff here were warm and friendly (which you don't usually get in LA) and were helpful with any questions that we had. They also made sure to check with us on how our stay was and they actually listened to our response (again, not usual in LA).

If you can get a good deal, ours was $140/night on Travelzoo, than this place is worth it. I definitely wouldn't pay the list price of upwards of $300 though, there are plenty of other boutique hotels in the area that far surpass this one. Plus valet here is a little steep at over $30/night and internet will run you another $15/computer/day.

02/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
401. Kimi L.
Came again, booked the Penthouse suite for a private function and stayed overnight. Security were excellent and accommodating....the Roosevelt really are experts dealing with in house issues relating to public safety and crowd control.....they are professional, polite and forceful. The overall decor is wonderful old hollywood chic and the staff befitting this famous grand dame of Hollywood are up to the challenge.
Parking is a breeze with valet and of course the location is to die for right at the western end of the strip and opposite The famous Grumans Chinese theater.

16/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
402. Mona G.
This place is not a 4 star hotel.  I've stayed at 4 star hotels all over the world and I expected a lot more than my experience at the Roosevelt.  

If you are looking for a nice, relaxing, luxurious hotel this not the place to stay.  Its a place where young pretentious people come to party and hang out.  The room itself was dark, creepy and unattractive.  I stayed for one night, but it was a horrible experience.  I basically didn't sleep the entire night because I was kept up from the noise from other rooms (probably all the same people in line to party at the club).  As I went to grab the phone to call the front desk, I discovered to my horror the phone wasn't working.  I was not ready to wake up at 3 am to walk downstairs to complain so I spent the entire night tossing and turning attempting to drown out the noise.  The decor of the room is tired and unattractive.  

The next morning I went downstairs to request a late check out only to be told it was "impossible."  I went on a little rant about my horrible experience from the night before and the receptionist hesitantly replied "only until 1."  

The entire experience was horrible, if you are looking for a grungy hotel in the middle of tourist hell this is the place to stay.

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
403. Karen Z.
If your hotel doesn't have enough seating by the pool, that's a major problem.

Old and fairly ugly hotel. Skip it and go to the W.

This place is seriously overrated.

15/07/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
404. Don P.
Great little hotel right in the heart of Hollywood. Stayed in the "poolside cabana" on the second floor. Hardwood floors a faux fur rug, excellent pillows and nice bed with a flat screen tv. The walls and doors are thin. You can hear people coming and going all night. Kind of makes me wonder if people were rating my performance at the end of my date night with my wife. There was a dj spinning some great tunes at the pool late night. Just make sure to bring your own bottles because a bottle to the room starts at 300 and that just for some Bacardi. I enjoyed the place. I wanna complain about the price. Just over 200 after taxes. But the dumps in the area were going for 100. Definitely not bad for 100-150 a night. But for 200 I shouldn't hear the maid coming up and down the halls knocking on doors for room service when I have a do not disturb on my door knocker.

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
405. Elvis P.
My wife booked a stay here and I loved it! Top floor overlooking the Chinese Theater and such. I was told that it had been the suite that Elvis used and was haunted. Didn't see any ghosts, but it was very nice. The whole place is "Old Hollywood". Even if you don't stay over, at least go and hang out in the classy lobby.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
406. Ayumi S.
Went here on Thursday night to check out the Library Bar.

Valet is $6 for the bar! I think $17 for general..if you're staying at the hotel, or going to an event or something. So..save some money and let them know :]

We only went to the second floor. Right when you get to the top you see a bar/restaurant on your right hand side. There were just tons of people blabbering and jibber jabbering there. We weren't sure if that was the place, so we got slightly lost.

I wanted to go exploring, but since bf knew this place was haunted, he was chicken. :p jk.
He said what always happens in the scary movies when people want to go explore? I said..they die first? He said exactly. Haha so we never went. :[

Also, there was like an ebony party going on that night.
All of them arriving in their limos, Bentley's, etc. Tryna see if I recognized anyone..I didn't.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
407. I T.
Great location. Didn't think much of the place but that fooled me inside is really nice. On 7.13, associate Eddie and Ken looking guy were very friendly. The room nice, comfy and spacious with a decent view, a camera on the tv to see the outside. A definite visit again.

08/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
408. Trishia P.
This hotel is one of Hollywood's historical treasures... first with its ties to Marilyn Monroe and other Hollywood greats who have chosen to live here at one point in time. It also has a history of being HAUNTED ...oooo! Wiki about it.

Anyways, beautiful lobby space, I was there for a networking event. Had to say I loved all the intimate and dark bar spaces. There was a few on the bottom lobby with beautiful and intricate crystal chandeliers. Bathroom was small though so ladies beware of the massive line! Overall, it was a crowded yet pretty space with all the dark wood furnishings and patterned tile (great place for an architecture lover to visit).

Also, 25 Degrees - a gourmet burger joint, is in this hotel. Definitely pick up a bite here if you're near by!

03/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
409. Ashley R.
Way overpriced rooms for the quality. I wanted to put my parents in a cool historic hotel in Hollywood so i booked a nice cabana garden room at the Roosevelt on a Friday night. Big mistake. I had no idea the pool was a Hollywood after hours hotspot! The front desk was nice enough at least to tell them at check in and offer them a quieter room for the same price. They offered the Studio King. I thought this was fine until we got in the room. It was dark, old and dingy! I just imagined if im paying a few extra $$$ the room would be way nicer than the reg rooms, but this studio definitely just felt ordinarily old. I understand there is a historic rock n roll value to the Roosevelt but this is no excuse to neglect basic comforts (tubs, carpet, couches). Dingy! Not to mention the in room coffee was not free. They charge $5 for a cup of in room coffee! Crazy. I've stayed at cheap hotels that had free coffee. The hotel overall has a charm. But it is definitely for young Hollywood types who just want to party and dont care about relaxation or comfort.

12/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
410. Andre L.
I stood here for 5 day with 5 friends. At arrival the valet parking crew was very friendly asking what we were planning to do where we were from, and if wanted luggage to be take up. We spoke to the check in desk who were friendly and answered all our questions. They lobby area was beautiful. We were disappointed in the room size and look. The wall art we didn't get and the layout was off. The restaurant Public wasn't what we expected and failed us, but 25 Degress made up for that. The pool side crowd was very full of themselve and the service was slow. I have to say the drink tasted great but are very very very weak like 250$ later me and two others were very sober. If ur gonna drink here do wine cause they cant water that down. Overall good experience but I do think it could have been better.

20/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
411. Krista C.
How much fun is this place?! Came here for a girls' weekend with my BFFs and we had an AMAZING time.  When booking, I recommend getting a room by the pool, not the tower.  This is a great place to come have a drink by the pool, vaycay, staycay or party for the night.  Just wish it wasn't so expensive!

01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
412. ReviewHaiku F.
Classical glamour
Embodied, plus lots of bars
For drinking and such

24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
413. Andy W.
Overrated for the most part, but still the Roosevelt does very well by being trendy and cool. The hotel rooms are nothing special and the service is relatively poor. But, if you're in town to party and don't plan on spending too much time in your room, it is a good base.

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
414. Jeni L.
Came to the Roosevelt to meet friends for the Emmy's.  Love the old Hollywood Charm & all the relax & chill hangout areas.  Great place for quick meet-ups & loooooove the convenience of the location. It is located in the middle of everything- just step outside & you're standing on Hollywood Blvd, walking the stars- Elvis's star is to the left, & Elvis himself was sitting in Buffalo Wings! Lol

02/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
415. D H.
This hotel was not only the perfect location, but has so much history. I was very intrigued. and felt like such a tourist LOL.
The staff was helpful polite and proffesional to a T. The room was a good size with good space. Considering how old it was, very well renovated. The beds...oh so comfy.

11/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
416. Angel D.
After reading a lot of the reviews I was a little apprehensive about staying here for the company Xmas party but I was very impressed with all the service provided during our stay. It is a historic hotel which means it's been there a long time but our room on the 6th floor was decent and clean and we have no complaints. We had a great time!

14/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
417. Annette B.
Well let me start off by saying that i have never stayed at this hotel because i live very close by but i go there a lot for good drinks and good crowed specially summer time when they have pool parties and they have this very nice old vintage bowling area which is really really nice its not one of your typical bowling stuff so over all if you are looking for a place on a chill sunday night this is the place to be at where you can have good drinks, nice chill music, great bowling and of course great costumer service

03/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
418. Tee Candy T.
LOVE this hotel!! I called this place home for 3 days and of course was dreading my departure :(....I decided to stay here because it was my girlfriend's birthday and we had tickets to Cirque du Soleil IRIS @ the Kodak theater.....This is probably the best hotel based on location. Restaurants, clubs, entertainment, and even celebrities we're at least 200 ft away. We happened to witness a few celebrity events going on. They were also having the "Women of Power" banquet in the lobby. Like every hotel there are pros and cons, but just remember this hotel is a landmark and yes there are things that need to be worked on. What do you expect from such an OLD HOTEL. I believe its well kept and its beautiful. Can't say too much for the outside of the hotel. Maybe a paint job will do!! :-)....well we enjoyed our stay and loved every second of it. I would most definitely stay here again.

The bathroom is kind of creepy!! Maybe because it has tile walls! IDK....maybe its because I kept thinking of Marilyn Monroe's ghost.

17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
419. Marin J.
Sometimes "boutique" hotels trade on the name but let you down in the actuality. I didn't get the feeling that this place was slacking in any way. Rooms were clean, crisp and bathrooms very, very chic (although dark). I kept feeling that although modern, Cary or Marilyn might walk in at any moment demanding the starring role in the next screenplay on the coffee table. Phwar!

Due to a snafu, we were lucky enough to stay here. We were on the top floor overlooking the pool. Night time works it's magic on L.A. and the view of the city twinkling away is just divine. Especially if you are feasting on a fresh fruit platter with a glass of wine in your hand.
The town is right on your doorstep. The Kodak Theatre is just a few steps away.

The staff was very friendly. Not a hint of the snobbies, noooo that is reserved for some of the guests, those with rolling accounts, and those 'wanna-be's" and "may-be's" and other assorted posers who were breaking their necks to see and be seen. You have to be in the mood for it... cause if you aren't strutting it or working hard to not strut it... you'll definitely overdose on the self propelled hype of the patrons. Take it in stride. It is funny watching everyone work hard at being Hollywood. Get there early, stake out a place at the bar and I guarantee you, the antics are more entertaining than reality tv. In fact, I've said it here first. If I find my idea makes it to the little screen. I want a cut. :)

Now, back to the rooms. Dark, minimalist, with white sheets/duvet. Furnishings are modern/retro/minimalist. Flat screen television that I never touched, cause I was at the LIbrary downstairs. Heh-heh.
Great mini-bar selections. Although it pisses me off to stay in an expensive place and find they want to gouge me for the water. Come on!.

Having two shower/bath areas is simply genius, definitely shaving off time it would take to get ready for a big night on the town.

Absolutely fantastic place to go when you want to see and be seen, find some footprints at Grauman's, and soak up some L.A. vibe.

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
420. Diane B.
I know not everybody can have a good experience, but I did!  Our room was in the corner on the 9th floor.  We used a living social coupon, so the room was a little cheaper.  We thought this would result in a crappy room, but the front desk man upgraded us!  He was so nice and we didn't even ask him for an upgrade.  After reading other reviews I went in not expecting too much, but I had an awesome experience.  The room was clean, big, and had two windows that you could open and see the Hollywood Sign or the Hollywood walk of fame.  The sheets and pillows were so comfortable!  I slept like a baby.  I like how our room had two doors that allowed you to close off your bedroom.  That helped make it extra quiet.  The restaurant 25 degrees was very tasty and pleasant too.  Heads up, you need to valet.

03/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
421. Vlad F.
I'll start with Staff was extremely nice. I know it's "historic".  Let's say it was historic, but not in a classy way.

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
422. Jd S.
The Hollywood Roosevelt is the perfect mix of old hollywood glamour and current on point trend and sophistication. You literally do not even have to leave the hotel. The pool is relaxing during the day and a party at night (especially if you are there on a tuesday). The spare room is amazing with a bowling lane and old fashioned drinks. The food is insanely delicious, definitely try the kale salad. As for the hotel itself the room decor was inviting and relaxing and what made the trip even more spectacular was the service. The staff was beyond friendly that the hotel started to feel like home. A very special thank you to the manager Kevin Barnes that made our anniversary trip even more memorable.

01/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
423. Cap P.
I love this hotel. It's the best one in Hollywood. The pool is great, their bar is cool and the rooms are awesome. It's in a very touristy location so that's most of what come in there. There's also a lot of celebs that stay there. It's nearly impossible not to spot one on a visit. If you're not a guest here come hang out at the bar, leave you're car in valet and when you're done eating go hang out on Hollywood blvd. I paid $12 to valet park and I was there about 6 hours. Lots of haunted tales about the place, like the mirror from Marilyn's room that people say they see her in. Try to spot it!

22/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
424. Kendall D.
If I'm being completely honest, which I always am...

I've definitely had better, and I've definitely had worse. I was so pumped to stay here we were going to be in town just for the day and we thought we might as well stay in a nice place and have a good time while we were at it. This place was not that.

For one, this place is absolutely over priced. I even used a travel site to get a lower price and I think the lower price was still stretching for what we received. The room was tiny and really mediocre at best. Plus add to the fact that you pay like 35 dollars a day to valet, which you have to use there is no self park option. The service was sloppy the food wasn't anything special and the room was a total soft off. I was so excited and in the end was extremely let down.

If you're going to drop that kind of money for a hotel in Hollywood go to The Andaz West Hollywood and truly enjoy yourself.

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
425. Holly M.
There are so many great things about the Roosevelt:

1.  25 degrees is an awesome burger joint, with a great interior, open very late! and right inside the hotel

2. Public is their nicer dining restaurant - it's delicious!!! Great for groups

3. The pool is a great place to hang out daytime, has FANTASTIC salads served to your seat, great service and good people watching (some weekends it can get a bit too crowded, but weekdays are nice)

4. Teddys and The Spare Room are both fun night clubs, Teddys a little more "hipster" (if it's still open?) The Spare Room is the best, you can bowl!

5. Impressive architecture - the main room is beautiful and it's actually nice to sit and have a drink there with friends

6. The rooms are very nice - I've stayed in a few different rooms of various sizes - and even the smallest was spacious and nicely decorated (modern, but not pretentious). The bungalows out by the pool are the best!!

7. The service here is wonderful!! I stayed here once after I had surgery and was not super mobile - one of the bell boys was kind enough to bring me outside food and pretty much anything else I needed (magazines, books and games) right to my room! They were super accommodating and actually would call up to check in on me!! I was so impressed! (this was about 8 years ago though :)

Plus, if you're in to "haunted hotels" some believe this one is! fun, fun :)

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
426. H M.
I love this place. not to mention it's walking distance from my house, well not really if you're wearing heels and been drinking all night. but still... the rooms are nice, trendy, modern. the mixologist is cool, but they always take forever to make your drinks. the pool parties are fun, just make sure to come early so you can get in. the drinks are a bit overpriced and make sure you look at your receipt... they typically add 20% gratuity on your bill and if you're not looking you might be overtipping.

14/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
427. Michael R.
Marylin Monroe is said to be haunting the halls/a giant mirror in this hotel. Thats why we came in to check it out, to be honest. The area around it isnt too great and we wouldnt have come otherwise.

When you walk in it has the feel of a place that would be haunted. Very dim lighting, dark wooden fixtures, silence even though there are people everywhere.

When you get to the pool area things are much more modern. Cocktails flowing, conversations, laughing, a little oasis.

All in all I thought the hotel was interesting, more so because of the rumors about it being haunted than the actual building.

24/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
428. K F.
I just ordered a grilled chicken caesar salad and an iced tea to the room. Total charge = $40. I mean, seriously?!?! And it's mediocre at best.

15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
429. Dana L.
My expectations were a lot higher for this "famous" hotel. The beds are mediocre, the bathroom looks like Ronald McDonald threw up in it, the shower has no door with minimal space for your personal items, the soap they give you leaves your skin feeling like a nice rubber wetsuit, and the sink drained at the speed of a turtle even after the engineer to fix it and the walls are thin enough to hear the top 40 music playing down on hollywood blvd and the laughing of your 20 yr old female neighbors. As for the rest of the hotel it was nice looking and the service was very pleasant and helpful. I'd try the W Hotel down the street next time.

04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
430. Frank K.
My Grandad's firm decorated the lobby here.  I can recognize his work on the ceiling above..  Gives me a thrill EVERY time I come here..  Unfortunately, they have removed the Marilyn Monroe mirror that many have seen her fogged likeness in...  TOO many non paying touristas were fogging the mirror with their own breathes.
Be sure to hit the pool area for a drink or two (I suggest two/PLUS!!).  Hopefully you will NOT be surrounded by too many "Wannabe's".  I'm afraid the place has been discovered by them..  Oh well, do what you can afford I guess...  This was the ORIGINAL Hollywood HOTSPOT!!!  The FIRST Academy Awards was held here!!!  So much History surrounds your every move..  Go enjoy it.  It's STILL THERE!!!  The "Magic" that is!!!

14/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
431. Evans B.
Fun times if you bring a group.  Usually you have to pay at the door to get into the pool

Rooms are a little small and hallways could use some deep cleaning.

Pool is a little pretentious, but fun.  Make sure to pack your steroids, mini skirts, and ready to booze.  First time we went, we saw (pretty blatantly) X being sold at the pool.  A few weeks later, we saw the paramedics carry out a possible dead girl.   So, get ready for freaky.

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
432. Aj Y.
It took well over 45 minutes to receive and ice bucket to our room, and thought Poolside, drinks were great. Unfortunately for food, we waited well over half an hour. We placed our order, and then received our bill a good 12 minutes before our food was brought to us. I was incredibly turned off, and while I am staying here for the evening, I can guarantee I will never be staying here again

23/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
433. Vivian L.
beautiful penthouse for parties. there is also rooftop access from the penthouse, but it was bitterly cold up there. they should really invest in one of those plastic roofs that insulate and keep the heat in. then we could have enjoyed the view!

18/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
434. Bridget P.
We found a Bloomspot deal at this hotel, and thought it would be perfect for our friend's bachelorette party night. We for a King Studio for $185 total (a Saturday night). Split between all of us, it was fantastic!

You would never know how nice, clean, and classy this hotel is from the outside. It goes back to the 1920s but is remarkably up-to-date, beautiful, and modernized. Check-in was fast and easy, and our room was ready just after 1PM.

Minus one star for the ridiculously expensive parking. $33 for valet, with no self-parking. And just for a tip, the lot across the street is $20 flat rate, and will let you park overnight on the weekends, even though the sign says otherwise. Don't learn this on the way out when you've already paid, park on the street, and get a ticket. Heed my warning.

Our room was gorgeous, stylish, and on the 10th floor with a great view of the Hollywood sign, the Chinese Theater, the Griffith Observatory, and more. We felt very Hollywood. We decorated the room with plenty of pink and male genitalia paraphernalia.

There was a huge, walk-in open closet, another smaller closet, a large bathroom, windows all across the long wall, and a mini fridge that didn't have a sensor or charge you for moving its contents around.

Four girls (after the rest called it a night) slept very comfortably. I would love to stay here again, and I felt that it had the best location for any Hollywood activities. Too bad I live in LA and don't have many chances to!

One more thing, we all noticed that ALL of the valet parking staff and bellhops are f***ing H-O-T. Damn. I don't know who has the lucky job of hiring them but they all looked like they should be working at a gay bar or a high-end men's boutique or something, not a hotel. They were all nice to us too, and we enjoyed the eye candy all weekend long. Good job, Roosevelt.

20/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
435. John R.
Fun to stop by for a drink in the courtyard.  Well made cocktails are fresh.

30/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
436. S S.
I've heard a lot about the restaurant at the hotel so we  gave it a try and it wasn't what I expected. The waiter was a bit too cocky for my taste. The food was over prices for the portions and looked better than it tasted. After dinner we went to the pool area for drinks and dancing. The dj was lame, the sound system would die every so often that the dance floor was empty most of the night. The waiters would take orders but forget to bring them. Eh..it's a very pretty hotel but the service needs work

31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
437. Mark P.
They have modernized the place too much. they took out all the old historic Hollywood memorabilia. We used to go there because we liked the charm but now its just too modern and too dark.We were taking photos in the lobby and were told that we weren't allowed to take photos in the hotel. What the heck?  add to that exhorbantant fees on everything... wifi parking.. And SLOW expensive room service. That was our last stay!

19/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
438. Jill S.
Do not stay here, worst customer service and the employees are very rude. Take my advice, spend you money somewhere else where it will be worth it.

04/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
439. Nic K.
Stayed here for a week, had a good experience.

It's a combination of a nice hotel, with the weird Hollywood grunge vibe we all love. Rooms are a bit dark, nothing special, but they are clean and safe.

Had a decent amount of roomservice, mostly yogurt with berries in the morning and the occasional lunch or dinner item. In general, overpriced for what it is, but is still good and brought straight to your room.

Wifi: ripoff. $16 a day for the slower version, and over $20 for the fast. Save yourself the money and walk across the street to starbucks where you can get it for free.

The pool: great durin the summer. Kind of a weird, but fun scene. More adult friendly than for kids. There are grungy LA-hipsters that look almost as though they've been paid to dress the part and hang out by the pool to set the proper mood. One guy was a poor man's Johnny Depp, the other a street-urchin looking punk rock kid with tattoos all over her thighs, wearing only bikini bottoms and a ripped up top. But HEY! Welcome to Hollywood! That's what you sign up for!!

Close to all the major Hollywood stuff like the Chinese Theater, walk of fame, and an awesome hike up the hills that will give you panoramic views of LA.

All the concierge, bellhops, maids, valet guys, etc. were great.

It may not have been my FAVORITE hotel I've ever stayed in, but I would consider coming here again.

08/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
440. Erika A.
I was extremely unsatisfied with my stay at this hotel. Although I checked in at 2am only to stay at a nice hotel for the night, the price I paid was very dissapointing for what I recieved. The front desk was not necessarily rude but was not iniviting and after entering the room we arrived to a room smaller than my closet. The room was not only small but worn down and our air conditioning was also not working. After 3 times of the guy trying to fix the issue nothing was resolved and at that point we just wanted to sleep. The next morning we had tried to compensate a better rate due to our experience and all they could do was offer lunch. Then, while we were dining at the restaurant the service was amazing but the burgers were horrible.The meat was overdone and had no flavor. Not only did we not eat but the people around us also got it compensated because of how awful it was. Finally to add to my amazing experience they had charged me an extra $176.00. After calling to find out why they  had told me it was for charges from the mini bar which was not only not used but not even touched. So now I had to wait three to five days for the money to be put back which is not an issue if they could have at least offered somthing for my next stay. Unfortunately i will not be staying here again and had a much better experience at Redbury. The only reason I have even given one star is because of the nice server at the restaurant.

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
441. Marquita T.
Be careful when you park.

I came there for a party at Teddy's at 1am only intending to stay until 2am when the party ended but since I was having such a good time, I after partied with some people at 25 degrees. We ended up staying until 5am (mostly because the waiter at 25 degrees forgot to put my friend's order in which prolonged our stay and partly because we were having such great conversation).

At 5am, I was told my parking would be $33 because anything after 3am is considered "overnight parking".

I shouldn't have to pay exorbitant parking fees because I'm patronizing YOUR restaurant.

I went to contest this with the front desk where some condescending d-bag named Eddie decided to be cheeky. He interjected himself into my conversation with my friend and when I chastised him for being rude, he stormed off even though my friend tried to have a calm conversation with him.

I demanded to see the manager, Tom, who was very pleasant and took care of my parking which is why I'm wiling to give 3 stars.

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
442. Marcas E.
Great hotel but the people who work here are clueless when it comes to billing. My friends arrived on Friday and used his credit card when I arrived on Saturday we received a call from the front desk they needed to see us regarding billing so we go down to see them. We were told the credit card was only charged $200 for a deposit on the room and the total room cost was to be $699.95 which needed to be paid now. We tried to pay cash they said no we have to pay by card. So I used mine and they charged the amount. The next day come to find out they still charged my friends card $200 room deposit and my card another $200 plus 38.60 for parking on Sunday.  I went to the front desk as we were checking out and asked they why did they charge for parking on Sunday we were leaving before check out. They said it's considered another day of parking. I was like WTF across the street you can park all day and night for $20.00 and I asked them about my deposit they said it will be put back on my card in 3-5 days. Seems like the people working at the front desk are not knowledgeable when it comes to the way they do billing. Sad to say love the hotel but I would never stay here again with billing issue like this.

10/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
443. David L.
Hotel management doesn't seem to care about the guest as much as they seem about being right . Hotel restaurant out of many options and doesn't seen to have enough staff to run the operation. For the money, stay somewhere else. Management doesn't care.

02/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
444. Mitchell E.
A historic building indeed but do not stay here!  This would be 1 star but the pool and the bar are great hangouts.  So why not stay:

-Firstly upon arrival at 4pm (1 hour after the allowed check in) my room was not ready.  I was told there are no rooms in the hotel ready and I would have to wait.  I then proceeded to watch the guy next to me get his room.  Apparently my 'type' of room was not ready.  I stay in a lot of hotels and when this has happened in the past an upgrade is always offered, apparently not in The Roosevelt.

-I arrive back to my room after being out in LA at 11.45pm and there is a huge party going on at the pool which looked a lot of fun but it sounded like the DJ was playing in my room, this was then complemented by the paper thin walls where you can hear everything that is going on not just next door but 3 doors down!

-Ordered room service in the morning and the guy on the phone sounded like he could not care less about talking to me - another strike for their bad customer service.

Go for drinks here not for any type of accommodation experience!

15/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
445. Sarah Jayne D.
I really enjoy staying at the Roosevelt. It has a classy, old-fashioned Hollywood-feel to the place, and while it is not very contemporary/trendy, it is probably one of the more upscale hotels on Hollywood Blvd compared to its competitors. I have stayed here a few times, and each time has always been a wonderful experience: clean; presentable; and classy...not for your typical partying-crowd, although I understand why certain types of people would be drawn to stay at the famous landmark. I absolutely adore the pool! It is one of the more quiet, private hotel pools I have visited and while certain rooms are definitely more spacious than others, you definitely get quality sleep in the beds they provide...they are soooo comfortable! Like sleeping on a cloud :) If you want a more-than-decent hotel to stay on Hollywood Blvd, the Roosevelt Hotel is your best bet.

26/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
446. West G.
Beautiful hotel, great service, terrific bloody Marys,     the most anemic buffet I've ever seen, not worth $55.00 apiece.

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
447. Hieu H.
The Roosevelt...the quintessential Hollywood hotel.  

It doesn't get more old-skool glamour than this.  

It may not have the modern vibe of the W Hollywood, or the romance of the Redbury, but it has that undeniable "it" factor that seems to make or break this town, and can probably teach the newbies a thing or two about class and elegance.

Dark wood, and spanish tile, the rooms are just the right size, and the spacious suites absolutely make you feel like a rockstar.

The legendary pool is great during the day for lounging, and hanging out at night underneath the stars.  

My love affair with LA started with the Roosevelt, and I always come back time and time again.

03/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
448. Carlos A.
Overall we enjoyed our stay here, but there are a few things you should be aware of and they could have done better.

First, it's an older hotel that's been pretty well renovated; except for the noise control in the rooms.  We could clearly hear everything going on in the room next door to us.  Unfortunately we had neighbors who were noisy and kept the TV on all night.  The good side is that it's very attractive, with a nice mix of modernization with a classic design.  The room was very spacious.  The bathroom is reasonably large, with a full size shower.

Service was very attentive and helpful throughout the hotel, though not so much in the one restaurant we tried (see reviews for "25 Degrees".)  Valet and bell service were fast, friendly, and helpful.

The pool area is fantastic, and the in-pool lighting is beautiful at night.  Unfortunately they end their pool area food service early as we were unable to get food ordered there when we arrived around 8:30pm.

The location is great for a walk to the usual tourist attractions in Hollywood.

Bring absolutely everything you might want though, as they charge punitive prices for everything, even the in-room coffee.  Seriously, $3 for a one-cup pod of coffee?  Glad we brought our own and just used their machine.  I know hotels charge a lot for mini-bars and in-room food, but these guys took it to a new insulting level.  Also overnight parking is $35.

It's tough to decide on the number of stars for this one.  It's a solid four on being attractive, the service, and other attributes.  But it's a 2-3 for the noise and the excessive gouging on extras.  I'd like to give a 3.5 really.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
449. Jessica S.
We had a good time. The room was clean, we got upgraded which was awesome! The bars in the hotel are fun. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The pool was so nice and warm which I loved. Only downside was the bathroom was TINY. Literally the door looked like it was maybe an eighth of an inch away from hitting the toilet and there's half a glass door on the shower which was weird. Besides that, I'd definitely stay here again. It's the perfect location.

14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
450. Lauren S.
The hotel itself is beautiful and rooms comfy.  Bed was surprisingly comfortable and the room we stayed in was large.  My only complaint was it would have been nice to have a larger bathroom.  The bathroom is REALLY tiny.  Our room had two big walk in closets in it - It would have made more sense to get rid of one of these and expand the bathroom.  

The other negatives was that htis hotel gets crazy between the party by the pool at night and Beechers.  Only one set of elevators (that you have to squeeze through Beechers line to get to) that are SOOOOOOO slow.  Expect a trip to your room at night or a trip down stairs to the craziness to take about half an hour.

15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
451. Richard A.
Too bad so sad! The Lack of room updates has casted a dark stinky shadow on this once awesome place. Prepare for a jet engine flight as you try to sleep the night way with the AC on. The AC is so loud that you really cant fall asleep because if it. The bedding is low quality and (my favorite word) dingy. If not for the cool historic library bar and the hotties floating around it (sry JT)  area i would be pinching out a one star

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
452. Michelle O.
Gorgeous hotel and right smack in the middle of Hollywood, great location right across the Chinese Theater.

I stayed here for the first time, only 40 minutes from home... and as mentioned, it is a great spot!

They only have valet parking, but some of the best valet service!

This is a classy, old yet glamourous and the inside shows that. The beautiful high ceilings and the classy clubs. You can't even get into the elevator without a room key, it won't take you anywhere but the lobby and the floor with the other bars, safety first! The restaurant I went to was very good as well!

The halls however to the room are a bit dark, extremely quiet inthe Thursday night we stayed. The bathroom is quaint and a bit small, no door or curtain, just a half glass door. Water spilled everywhere!

And one thing I am a bit annoyed about, the COFFEE! I am sorry all hotels should have free coffee!

Overall, the beds are comfy, but there was no sheet or extra blanket in between the comforter and the non-existant sheet. That means they better clean those duvets every night!

25/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
453. Kory P.
I had always wanted to enjoy a stay-cation at this hotel as I am already a resident of Los Angeles and their pool parties are legendary. I had gone to their pool parties a few times before and saw what the poolside cabana rooms looked like so decided to treat myself for my birthday. I booked a weekend stay 2 months in advance of my birthday 6/24 and had my confirmation. I invited all of my girls and was ready to go when I received an email from reservations stating the pool would be closed for a private event. Needless to say I was VERY disappointed, as the pool was my whole motivation for staying. I contacted the front office manager, Sebastian, and expressed my disappointment and my dilemma. It took some time, but he was able to make "special" accommodations for me and my friends. When I arrived to check-in he handled me personally. I was very glad I got meet the man behind all our email correspondence. He was VERY professional, gracious, and accommodating. He made my birthday weekend extremely special and one I will never forget. My friends were impressed and we had a blast. The pool security was also very gracious and friendly. They made me feel like a VIP rock star. Thank you Hotel Roosevelt and Sebastian for making this birthday girl feel special. I cant wait to go back again!!!

09/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
454. Fredo R.
Stayed at this hotel 7-12-13
Hotel staff 10+
Room 10+
Hotel bars especially the library where they make craft cocktails 10+
I would have given 5 stars but the pool attendants suck. I asked twice for a umbrella (when it was not busy) and they said that they will get to it and never did. Matter of fact they stood there and ignored the request.

Overall I will return. This place is great

13/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
455. Renee K.
Any of the hotel bars are a treat.
Poolside private parties can be arranged so you'll have a refuge from the chaos aka Entourage Chaos.
Hide out in the lobby lounge area or meet a client.
It's a step back in time with all the amenities of the 21st Century.
Stay for the night or enjoy a signature beverage...you'll impress family, friends, or yourself, just for hanging out in this lap of luxury

02/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
456. Joe D.
After deciding not to get a room at the standard due to bad service , we got a room at the Roosevelt. The ladies at the front desk were more than accomadating,friendly and extremely nice. Security seemed on top of there game and even the bellboys were cool as well.The pool area is top notch, and our view from our room included the hollywood sign. the location was prime and I will definitely returned to stay at the roosevelt in the future. Great experience!

17/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
457. Stephen A.
Thugs and Drugs is the word I can classify this weekend at the Roosevelt Hotel. I actually went to a wedding (really nice) and was really supprised on some of the fantastic renovations. But, at the same time there was a pool party where there were a ton of folks smoking Pot, some drug dealing. I stayed with a friend at the hotel and yes!, it ever reacked of marijuana in the hallway. there were some folks that complained but it was almost an attitude of no caring.

12/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
458. Victoria G.
So I always try to start out my reviews with a positive... and with that goal in mind, the positives that come to mind are:

1) great party scene - Roosevelt has a fun pool scene and have lots of parties that are great. If that's your goal, this might be a great spot for you.

2) location - if you are a tourist who wants to walk to the Chinese theater, this is the place to be.

3) the end

I'm not going to vouch for any rooms, but the most basic. We were visiting to attend the annual Playboy mansion Halloween party and booked too late to get anything but the standard room. Tiny does no even begin to describe it. I barely had enough room to put my suitcase down. The closet space was oddly ample. We had two huge closets, but without any lighting inside, which made them cavernous and creepy. And this brings me to my next point... Lighting. There's barely any. If you are looking to hide your imperfections, this is the place to be. If you might be putting on make up at some point during your stay, bring your own. The bathroom lighting is a joke. There's one overhead light that casts all kinds of shadows, and an orange light on the side, which casts one side of your face in a bright, faux, nuclear-reactor simulating glow, which allows you to see absolutely nothing you've put on your face.
I even called maintenance to see if they could remove the orange lamp shade, but they couldn't figure out how.

So since we are on the topic of the bathroom, it is tiny! There is no counter space for any of your stuff, just stint sink. There are some shelves over the toilet, which guarantee that one of your make up brushes will end up in the toilet water before the end of your stay.

The furniture is okay, as long as you don't look too closely. If you do, you'll realize that it's fossilized evidence of a long and sordid history of hundreds of occupants cutting cocaine on top of the surfaces. Now don't get me wrong, it's not dirty, just very worn and used.

Sleeping is nearly impossible. Between the paper-thin walls (my next door neighbor's alarm sounded like it was next to my bedside), the party atmosphere (drunk, boisterous guests coming in at all hours), and the God- forsaken fan that stops and starts again every 5 minutes (no, there is no way you can just make it stay on), and makes a loud bang every time it turns on and off, you are guaranteed to be awakened at least 15-20 times during the night, despite how much you may have drank the night before.

I could actually go on, but if you still want to stay here after reading the above, it seems that nothing I say will sway you.

Caveat: since I did t see the other rooms, they may be in better condition, though I doubt that the furniture is any newer, the lighting any better or the noise quotient any lower.

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
459. Jimmy K.
We stayed here for the Hollywood experience as tourists (even though we live in SoCal).

Pros: +2

*The entire staff was professional.

*The history is quite rich.

*It's on the H. Blvd.

*The room was okay, not terrible. The bed (priority) was comfortable & clean (I hope).

*Bathroom was simple, not dirty.

Cons: -3

*Valet is $33.00. Why? I don't know.

*The hotel's basic room ranged between $140.00-$200.00 a night (depending on the day/night), before taxes. Not worth it, if you are the type to care too much about your room & the amenities.

*Found one cockroach near the lobby area.

*Homeless people panhandling in front of the hotel.

*Nice historic momentum, but just too damn creepy. The dim lights throughout the hallways to the elevator is too creepy, especially with mirrors all around you inside the elevator (never know if a ghost pops up in one of those mirrors).

Things to look out for:

*Wear flip flops in your rooms (or keep your shoes on), or at least a pair of socks, because you never know if previous guests made "stains" on the floors. This isn't the Venetian after all.

*Many guests are of what you call "hipsters," they are terrible to look at, but they wont bother you, in fact, they will probably ignore your existence anyway if you are dressed like Dilbert.

*There are many other public parking places that charges $7.00-$8.00 a day (non-overnights), but some have overnight parking for $20.00. These parking places are perfect for you, if you don't plan on using your car to go elsewhere (why go elsewhere when you are already on the main BLVD?). Otherwise, pay $33.00 for valet.

13/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
460. Hunter H.
Best hotel in LA.

Great rooms, pool, restaurants, bars, common areas, staff, etc.

All around winner in every category. If you don't love this hotel, you are almost certainly a looser.

How awesome? Prince stays here for months at a time. PRINCE. You know when a man with hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate chooses to stay at a hotel, it's the shit.

23/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
461. Lisa A.
Didn't stay here, we were here for the After Party for the screening of "Hitchcock" for the Opening Night of AFI Fest 2012.

Not sure where we were, but we went through a huge room with a bar, then finally outside past all the fake people to the garden terrace. Lovely outside areas, especially with the fire pits.

Hotel looked nice, but we live in OC and normally don't have a reason to be in LA, so I highly doubt we'd ever stay here. Nice place, though :)

03/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
462. D S.
Stayed at hotel on Sat night 12/7.  We had a corporate rate $100 less at the Loew's hotel across the street - which is where we should have stayed.  

A group of us from work all reserved rooms here so that we could enjoy the hotel amenities, such as the Library Bar and their restaurant.   However, the entire lobby was closed off due to a private holiday party.  

When returning to the hotel that night at 11:30pm we had to push our way to the elevator through a mass of people lined up to enter their disco (? ground floor).

In room we reviewed the mini-bar price sheet and no where on it was coffee listed.  We then assume the Keurig coffee was complimentary, like coffee is in most hotel rooms.  However, we received a charge for $8.63 for 2 Keurig coffee cups.  

I will not be returning to this hotel and recommend against staying here.  

In addition, 'historic' means thin walls, you can hear everything.

12/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
463. Don B.
A classy hotel in a great location that can give you the heebies and/or the jeebies.

We got this hotel primarily for its proximity to the Hollywood Bowl (walkable, especially going from the Bowl back down to Hollywood Blvd).  Stoic (almost looks like a bank) from the outside, the inside is dark and luxurious.

The staff that greeted us, and throughout the whole time, were professionals - courteous, non-plussed and quick.

The rooms - tiny.  Literally just enough space to move around but no more.  This includes the bathroom.  The hallways gave us the creeps - horror movies can be filmed here quite easily.

The restaurant we tried - 25 Degrees - looks inviting, big booths, big burgers - but we  sadly found subpar.

It's located right in the middle of the famous part of Hollywood - the stars on the sidewalk, the theaters, the costumes.  

Parking is either by valet ($33 a day) or the lot right across the street, if you don't plan on using your car a lot.

FYI:  The elevators need a room key to go up to your room.  

FYI 2:  A decent-sized crowd forms at night, by the lobby bar.

FYI 3:  The pool is beautiful.  The prices for the cocktails not so much.

13/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
464. Glo E.
We stayed here last month for a quick weekend getaway. The location was great: right across the street from some great tourist locations, a quick drive to Universal Studios and to Korea Town. The hotel itself is very old Hollywood Glam. Hallways were kind of creepy, but nothing to be bothered by (just contributed to that Old Hollywood Vibe). The room was large and clean, nothing to complain about. The bathroom was a bit odd (the shower only had half a glass covering). I found it odd, but nothing to deduct stars. The bar downstairs was a cool find.

The price was pretty decent, but I was able to book using Hotel Tonight and saved about $60.00. You can even save $25 off your first booking with promo code: GEDRA.

I would recommend staying here again and to anyone else.

02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
465. V C.
OMFG this hotel is TERRIBLE!!!

the hotel itself is cute, sadly nothing special.

1. Its LOUD with 'kids' (21-25) douchebags running around the hotel halls making noise knocking on the doors acting like fools.

2. We RSVP'd a table for a bday party....it was $3,200!!!....mid way thru the night, they move us to the corner of our assigned area bc a "VIP" guest wanted our section. Once the invaded our space they started to drink our bottle and started to smoke cigarettes and what not!!!.. I tried to tell the waitress to ask them to stop, she said I had to have security take care of it. When I finally did they said it's ok bc they are VIP. Now, why do I have to be exposed to smoke just bc they are VIP????...... It turns out it was Zac Efron and his crew in our space. TMZ please??

3. Room service took over an hour for 2 grilled cheese sandwiches and 3 hot dogs.

4. We requested a roll out bed & extra blankets...we called 3x and they kept saying 'oh yes we are on our way' .....I'm still waiting for them :/

5. I was so disappointing and disgusted with the way they treat guest here.

13/05/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
466. kelli p.
My boyfriend and I stayed last night. We've never been and didn't know what to expect. They far surpassed my expectations!! Beautiful and clean rooms, upgrades, amazing staff!!! All in all this is my favorite hotel I've ever stayed at it 35 years! I will always choose The Velt!

07/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
467. Arbi M.
Decided to stay here with a friend of mine from Thursday to Sunday morning... WORST IDEA EVER.  I'm going to write the longest review about this hotel because people need to know what they are about to get themselves into with the whole management, valet services and just the way this hotel is handled. First off, stayed here three different occasions, and had a bad experience every single time. The first time I stayed here was for my birthday a year back, so when I checked into my room, I was a bit drunk so I didn't notice, but the next morning when I had woke up I noticed my room had spiders all over the place, under my bed, in the corners, on top of light fixtures, all over my balcony chairs and lounge chair. Remind you, I didn't notice so I did use all this furniture before sleeping, but luckily no bights.  I called in, in the morning once I had noticed all these issues I was facing with my room, and I was extremely mad because my girlfriend had rented the room, and before we had checked in she asked to have champaign and gifts inside the room before we had entered as well, ( this was the last corner room in the garden portion of the hotel) management came down, *Mr.Sebastian* MOST RUDE disrespectful, no customer service skills manager I have ever witnessed. (All these people writing good reviews about this hotel haven't really stayed there as many times and as weeks at a time like I have..) he responded by giving me a different room for a night..  So I took it, no problem, no questions asked.. Until next morning check out.. I get slapped with a $250 dollar charge on my credit card. Anyways Mr.Sebastian never refunded me my money. The valet takes about 35 minutes for you to get your car almost every day because they charge 45 a day!! So every day you have to wait in line to pay for that in the check in desk, then take stamped ticket back to valet.  Valet asks for you to take it back to valets office, OMG JUST crazy back n forth games until you get seated in your car.  Two different occasional stays the valet had scratched the car, or hit the rims of the car on a curb. NEVER DID THEY TAKE BLAME... My car is brand new! I notice new scratches. Anyways, another stay again we had to deal with Sebastian when he had asked us to leave our rooms and go wait in the lobby area with our bags until he was to assign us a room, or else I was getting charged half a day rate for checking out 10 after 12:00 pm..  Really Sebastian, after I just closed a $3000.00 tab at your hotel in 2 days of stay, that's how your gonna treat your dedicated customers to your hotel??? Charging extra valet charges onto our credit cards and not wanting to negotiate about the errors the hotel might have and due to that, we as customers are paying the price. Every time I have checked out this hotel, I have witnessed multiple people arguing at check out, and the hotel staff not showing any sign of GAF.. About their issues they had with their stay..  Yea I love the pool the people that stay here, the hotel is amazing. It's so fun to party at.. To come have drinks with your friends., but just know your not gonna be a happy camper with the upper staff. I'll stick to Vegas customer service because this hotels Sucks!!!!  Hope my review help!

25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
468. Carol S.
This hotel is beautiful inside . They have very cool bars and clubs in side. The one thing that I didn't like it that I was at the pool and ordered a bloody Mary and they charged me $24 , tip included. I feel this is way too much money this was also well vodka this is the most I  have ever payed for 1 drink! And to have to give the bartender 20% is a bit much

10/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
469. Jeff J.
Okay, I've never stayed here, I've never eaten here ... BUT, and this is a big but!  I come down to the area maybe 7-8 times a year and there's not a bathroom in sight.  But lo and behold, this place has the nicest, cleanest bathrooms around.  If you are eating at 25 Degrees, this is the bathroom they'll direct you to.  That's how I found out about the place.

Now, if I (or the wifey) needs to take care of business while we're strolling around the stars, we just come inside, grab a drink at the bar, sit in one of the cool leather couches or chairs and take a walk into the ladies room.  Heck, If I'm feeling adventurous, I'll even use the men's room!  Clean, classy, soapy, brassy!  Then when you are all relaxed, you can join the crazies outside.

We have wandered around the lobby a bit and wonder how cool it would be to stay here someday.  I'll bet it costs a pretty penny to climb into their beds.  Cha-Ching!

01/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
470. Craig W.
A lot of hotels are expensive.  Some are worth it (like the Beverly Hills Hotel--swoon).  And then there's all the rest on a sliding scale.

The Hollywood Roosevelt is a nice hotel.  It's got history up the yingyang and ghosts (supposedly) on the 9th floor.  (We stayed on the 9th floor but the only evidence of ghosts--or slobs--was the mess--trash, food containers, etc.--which had mysteriously appeared all along the hallway floor the following morning.)

There are about 9 different types of rooms, from the shoebox up to the big suites.  At check-in, we got a free upgrade to a nice suite which had a little sitting room/living room type area.  The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was nicely sized.

Yes, the place is old, although it has gone through some renovations.  And I can't explain it, but even though the place has bucketloads of character, overall, I felt the hotel was rather impersonal.  Maybe it is because the only staff person who displayed any personality or warmth was the gal at the front desk.  Everyone else was too cool for school.

The acid test for any business is always whether you would return.  Yes, I would return, IF I got a rockin' deal, and you can get deals by signing up to receive occasional emails from the Thompson Hotel group chain.  Are they rockin' deals?  Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

But I wouldn't pay full price direct from the hotel.  There are hotels all over LA and, unless you wow me with great service, I will not overpay for--let's face it--a clean room where I can spend the night.  I need something more if I am going to pay the big bucks.

(Oh, I guess the Roosevelt DOES have Beacher's Madhouse.  If you want some fun reading, search for that title on Yelp and read the glowing reviews.)

So, overall, mixed feelings.  Let's call it 3.5 stars but I am rounding down because, even with a deal, the place is expensive and the service was not on par with other pricey hotels.  So there you have it.

30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
471. Madeleine W.
WOW. We got a great cheap rate and this made our trip to LA. This hotel is amazing. So full of Hollywood history and glamour. It has a great vibe.

Right in the middle of many major tourist attractions so expect it to be busy inside and out.

Nice rooms, great location, beautiful pool, bar and people.

23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
472. Dana F.
Ah yes The Roosevelt, the place to be seen.
I stayed here with my boyfriend and another couple sometime ago. This hotel is located in prime Hollywood, walking distance to all of the tourist traps.
The rooms are awesome, a mix of rock n roll with hollywood intertwined. The staff was very friendly and helpful, nothing negative to say about them.
On sundays they have a pool party which is sickk. You must check it out. And speaking of the pool, let me say it gets pretty wild there after dark.
Ohh yeah you will spot celebrities here without fail.

19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
473. Jordan H.
Love this place. Classy and cheaper than you think although by no means a budget hotel.

If you stay there eat at 25 degrees, get drinks at the library bar and Spare room, and chill at the pool, otherwise you're a chump.

06/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
474. Tracy S.
I recently stayed here for my bachelorette party. I understand due to the location the prices are very high and the overnight parking was expensive for $40. The drinks are way overpriced. I reserved for the King Suite about 2 months in advance, we arrived at 2:30 pm for the 3pm check in and my room wasn't ready (not surprised). At 3:10pm still no room I complained at the front desk and they were nice enough to provide us a round of drinks. By 4 pm, still no room, I complained to front desk again, and had to inform it was my bachelorette party and we all needed time to get ready and they ruined our dinner reservations that my maid of honor had to cancel. It wasn't until then they offered me the same suite but upper level with a better view. Why oh why didn't they offer that first?!?! The room is upgraded and nice, but at night you can feel the creepiness of the room's history. They had really scary pics in the living room and bedroom, I wanted to take them down. The shower was tiny with no shower door/curtain just half of a plate glass, and worried of all the water that was splashing out of it. Once I checked out I was given a break down with the total amount on my invoice. My bank statement proved I was charged an extra $ 57.60, for what I'm still waiting to hear from the hotel's Accounting/Billing dpt . Even though the front desk was kind to me, my guests complained that the staff they talked to were rude and stuck up, I believe it was the valet and security staff.

04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
475. Kevin A.
Great hotel, bar and restaurant that has all the ambiance of old Hollywood.  Just watch out for the ghosts.

18/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
476. Ash L.
The customer service horrible, rooms are dirty, mold in vents, small rooms, no view, location is bad, needs renovation, put me in a dungeon room.

Valet makes you wait 30 min for car

If your not spending a lot of money they kick you out of your pool seat for group that is.

30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
477. Rebecca B.
Only walked thru, but it ooozzes history and everyone should take a step back in time and go. Beautiful bar with a very approachable crowd.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
478. Tiffany L.
This review is for the Hotel Bar (Not library bar or spare room, just the bar in the lobby area)

I have nothing against the hotel itself, but last night we had a below par experience with one of the bartenders named ALEX. We ordered a drink on the menu in which she says they do not serve that after midnight and to go to Library Bar.  So that's fine, then we tried ordering something else instead and she gave us the biggest attitude.

We asked her for her name and her response - "Heh, I'm not giving that to you".  Another bartender came to help us after and we told him what happened and got drinks from him.  We can see ALEX cussing (in front of other customers btw) asking him what we wanted.. and most likely complaining about us... but for no reason because we didn't do anything LOL.

We complained to another woman who seems to be the manager, but probably not.  We expressed our concern and she seemed to understand.  She looked to be her friend so not sure what she will do about this (probably nothing).

This is a really long review lol.  The point is.. it's not a big deal.. but don't be in this industry if you can't handle it.  ESPECIALLY at a fine establishment like the HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT.  

I'm not a tourist and I frequent this place often.. but this incident will be remembered in the future for sure.

21/07/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
479. Sara R.
This place may be pretty, but the problems that come with it suck!!!! While staying here, all of the people seem to smoke weed inside their hotel rooms.. Meaning everywhere stinks.. Also, their was some dog screaming all day and night.. So annoying! Called front desk and a man went around looking for dog... However, the barking continued... And their is a no pet policy??? Also, if you stay in the cabana rooms you hear people screaming and music blaring until 2am.. Pool is always full so unless you get there at 9am, good luck getting a spot!

Positive side is that if you can handle the noise and smell.. The hotel has a good location.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
480. Beau P.
Super great Brunch.

20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
481. Eric W.
Arrived at the hotel with a very busy man that when I pulled up to the valet he came from around his desk and asked me if I needed any assistance , I'm in the services industry also and I can tell when someone is very service related. So thank you to the well dressed black gentleman who helped us get parked out of are car, had the bell hop to come get our bags, done in under 5 min. Very impressive.  Proceed to the desk, very friendly staff making sure I had all I needed. Very good so far. Got to the room ( by the way elevator was a key only good for no wondering people) was a little small but, I'm 6'6" everything is small for me. Called the desk to get our bags, greeted very nice, bags where up in 5 min. Very nice man came and layed out all our bags asked for the ticket done. Made a breakfast call for 11:45 am just to see if they where late. Knock at the door at 11: 40 with a very nice hispanc man that greeted us with a smile and asked if we needed anything else. I'm very impressed. When u have service this great you don't want to leave. Breakfast was amazing. I'm from las Vegas aka tipping town , I don't mind spending money on tips for great service. Good job staff!!! I will be coming back.

19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
482. David T.
Came here for a friends last day. It was empty which is good thank god. We passed through the lobby which was old looking. Then I had to use the bathroom and it was up to date. The urinal was water free. Thank god. Save the environment. Then went to the pool area which was very pretty. Cool lights and very pretty scenery. Then we walked through to the club which is in a small dark room. Again dead. Thank god!! The lobby is full of leather couches.

10/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
483. Kathleen S.
My partner and I stayed at this hotel on March 14-17. What a huge disappointment. The rooms are very small with old rugs that are clearly dirty. The rooms are very dark as well as entire hotel. The front desk was helpful but the remaining staff: valet, doormen, hotel bar were very rude. If you don't look or act like a celebrity, prepare to be ignored. The hotel is located on the very busy Hollywood Boulevard so prepare for large number of people in streets and a lot of loud music at all hours of the night. Not worth the money and would not recommend or stay here every again.

18/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
484. Andrea T.
There were so many mixed reviews about this place that I read when booking. It seems that when most people are saying "Ah- it's ok or hating it" I seem to like it. HA!
I'd give this a 3.5 today for a few small reasons. I say small because we were really looking for a place to rest out head, not stay in the hotel the entire time and wanted to browse the town. We were only staying here for one night.

Let's start off with location - its is PRIME for everything in walking distance! The Hollywood walk of fame is right out front, the Hollywood sign u can see from a block away, all kinds of touristy things to do directly across the street. If u are looking for something to do, you have about 4-5 blocks of stuff to keep you busy.

As for the hotel. (see below -after the room)
When you walk in it's very dark - kind of martini bar style with yet relaxed. The ladies at the front desk were very nice and help full. On the way to the room it was not very clear as to were the elevators were. As u take the elevators to your room and walk there it kind of seems like you are about to walk into a 70's porn scene....not in a dirty way but in the way the décor was laid out. The room was pretty basic. What stood out to my husband and I was the full on snack bar, wine bar and mini liquor bar that was in our room. They prepared for things in that little station that we wouldn't of thought about bringing that gave us a laugh...condoms and lube. LOL We had a good laugh. When I say they have everything - they do! The bed was comfortable. Again basic, nothing to fancy and the only downfall was the shower. The pressure was ok. However, my husband is 5"11 and the shower head was not adjustable.

The POOL Is AMAZING!! So fun, palm trees everywhere, they serve u drinks and food to your chair. At night, they have bonfires everywhere. There's a string of clear xmas lights strung everywhere that really sets the scene. Kind of gives you an out of the country feel or Vegas pool feel.

There are several restaurants located in the hotel. There is one that stays open 24hrs. The lobby bar is very swanky and known to attract some big movie stars.
The one restaurant we went to was Public Kitchen Bar and Grill. That deserves 5 STARS!!! I was blown away at the flavor of the food!! Our server was nice. When I read a "Kale salad" I thought - umm can I replace it with Romaine. She highly advised me not to that It was one of their signature dishes, people come back for it, etc. So what the hell...I went for it and it was DELISH!! So good that my husband and I were fitting over the last bite and I ordered one to go. We also had the calamari. Never in my life have I ever seen a LONG HUGE, Sautéed and seasoned piece of Calamari - again - in shock how good it was!!

The next morning was Valentines Day so we ordered room service. He got Steak & Eggs and I got Heurvos Rancheros. Needless to say - we got what we paid for and neither of us could finish our breakfast. The downfall, is that they charge u a $10 room service charge and tax is 9%

19/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
485. Patti K.
Even if you are able to get a good price online, beware. Parking is $33 per day and no free wifi. I mean c'mon, who charges for wifi anymore?  Wifi is another $21.99 per day. Room service menu is also very expensive.

The rooms are VERY small, stark and boring. Tiny TV. I understand that it's old and it does have old Hollywood charm.

On the plus side, the valet was very helpful and the bellman was great.   It's an interesting place but I don't think I'll be staying here again.

15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
486. Mauricio P.
I have stayed many times at the Roosevelt Hotel and have always loved it.

But this Sept 2013 I spent 2 nights there and a lot has changed unfortunately.

1.  If u are having drinks at the pool u can not charge it to the room ...u have to bring ur wallet to the pool in order to charge it, which is an inconvience .

2.  The lock on the door to my cabanna room did not lock from the inside...neither did the bathroom door.

3.  I understand that the hotel has parties in the pool area, but the music is played at a volume that is absolutely ridiculous ...I am an event and show producer in NYC, and I do a sound check before allowing guests to come in, I suggest that the Roosevelt do the same, because even the guests around the pool were saying that it was so loud that their ears hurt.

4.  I understand that the hotel is trying to cator to a young and hip crowd...but honestly that is not the crowd that they are getting...what they seem to currently have are high school acting party fools who drink too much, scream in the hallways of the cabanna rooms, get into fights at 5am and slam doors throughout the night.  I did not sleep a wink all night long.

5.  The security staff who checks for id's to allow party guest in and hotel guests into the pool area was very rude and made hotel guest wait while party kids were allowed in...even after showing him our keys and giving him our names...he still was rather arrogant.

All in all I do love the Roosevelt Hotel and I just hope that the current management brings the hotel back to what it was in 2008 to 2010 when none of these problems were an issue.

21/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
487. Kym B.
This is old school.  Dark interior accompanied with the old Hollywood feel.  Strong drinks, trendy clientele and a bit of a mysterious feel.  If you're visiting - definitely worth a stroll through out to the pool area.  If you're a regular, well then you know.

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
488. Stefanie G.
A great escape in the midst of homeless bums and urine on the filthy streets of Hollywood.

FUN FACT: The Roosevelt was the home to the first ever Oscars in the 1930's.

Every Monday night, the Roosevelt has a cinema party by the pool area from 8:30- 10 pm, playing such classics like: Revenge of the Nerds, Porky's, etc.

They have about three different clubs... Beacher's Madhouse downstairs (open Wednesday & Saturday) Teddy's (  a cool, intimiate, hip hop spot), and a club on the 2nd floor that has bowling alleys, jenga games, etc.

The design is a combination of Disney's haunted house of horror & The Figueroa hotel downtown. Overall, its beautiful, spacious, and cozy at the same time.

You will probably see celebrities on any given night.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
489. Shani B.
On Friday August 30 at the pool lounge. There was the most god awful dj.... We the audience were all talking about it (we were strangers who bonded over terrible music. And at the end of the night he just d dropped the music. (now get out) bummed

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
490. Ashley O.
Went to the restaurant here .. A little pricy but the food was a good size amount and really good. So id say you get your money's worth.

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
491. Lorine M.
I love the art deco historical hotel. The ballroom is beautiful and the location of the hotel is awesome. It is in the heart of Hollywood and right across from the Chinese Theatre. Another positive is that they have raw oysters for room service. YUM!!
The negatives were that the hotel room was small, as well as the bathroom. The bath tub shower glass only went half way and the floor got really wet when taking a shower. The only other negative was the bed... It was uncomfortable. It felt like my legs were higher than my head.

But, overall, great hotel in a great location!

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
492. Mary S.
Stayed at this hotel a few years back and enjoyed it. We came back this weekend and dropped by the Tropicana bar during the day for a couple of drinks. We didn't swim or anything just sat in the sun at a table. People were drinking and having fun. Nice pool party, not too crazy but not boring either.

21/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
493. Adriana L.
Before I moved to Southern California I always wanted to stay there but my parents always refused because Disneyland was apparently not in LA -__-

My dreams finally came true!..well not really because my experience sucked fancy balls.
The rooms are basic, they don't give you enough blankets and my friends and I  almost got raped my some drunk/coked out Swedish man.  The elevators were not working so we had to carry our luggage to our room (through the emergency stair case I guess the fancy one doesn't go all the way up).  When we were making our climbing our way, some crazy man came out of no where and started chasing us.  That shit was crazy!!!!!! Those were the longest 50 secs of my life.  When we finally made it to our room we called front reception to tell them what happened and they had a "well, what the hell do you want me to do about it" kind of attitude uughhhhhh.    

Then we called to ask for extra blankets and got them 2.5 hrs later.  I bet if I was Rihanna or some Hollywood big shot I would have been tucked in.

04/01/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
494. Shelly R.
Was there for the 4th of July pool party Friday! Had a lot of fun. Noticed at one point 5 security guys, quickly removing a guy, who seemed to have been in a fight, and walking him right out! Felt safe, because they handled it quickly, keeping the surroundings drama free! Thumbs up to the security there. Great vibe, and music!

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
495. Jenna D.
woke up to the strangest sex sounds coming through the wall.... and it made my day.

good thing I was still drunk-- that way it was way more funny and slightly less gross.

i was gonna give them 2 stars but decided to go for 3 because they upgraded us to a suite when they could not find our reservation that we paid for in advance.  and it's just an experience overall.


the walls are so thin
sooo many drunk assholes (and coming from an occasional drunk asshole... these people were real assholes)
girls being carried out on gurneys at 4am while trying to fight the paramedics
the drunk girl who face-slapped the water when she fell into the pool at midnight--actually that was hilarious. that is allowed.
her even dumber friend who kept splashing all the guys in suits trying to get their attention (sad sad thirsty heaux)
seeing those same girls being dragged out of the pool by security with their asses out lookin like miley-cyrus-chicken-butt... that is also allowed.
the fact that room service never answered when we wanted chicken strips in the middle of the night (I let that bitch ring for about 10 minutes... not. cool. need. nuggets.)

so.... if u've never stayed for a party night, go ahead and try it.
this is NOT a relaxing hotel.

it was a decent night, but for the $ I would stay elsewhere.... just sayin.

11/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
496. Pat D.
Location ok. Drinks by the pool were awful and outrageous. Guests pay for wifi, seriously? Rooms are no big deal. If you are used to better hotels, this one's location isn't worth the downsides.

08/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
497. Chris L.
Cabana Room is pretty nice.  A bit small but the patio makes up for it.  When we checked in we were greeted & treated nice.  There was a Dj playing till 2am.  But we were at MORRISSEY Concert. Yeaghhhh

The pool looked cool.  Crowd was not our style by the pool.  We decided to chill in our room and drink our bourbon with double doubles.  Yes we got in & out which was down the street.  Since valet was way too crowded.  We parked across the street in the parking structure.  Mind you need to pay Max$20.  Meh

The shampoo conditioner & soap are great.  Bed was comfy, but we needed our cal king size pillows.  

We didn't experience any of Miss Monroe's paranormal activity.  Even though my wife sprayed the hall ways and our bed with her Chanel 5 perfume.  Wow what a scent.

In the morning 10am for us.  I went to grab us a couple of tasty bloody Mary's.  25 degrees near the lobby had one of the best that we had in a long time.  All time best is from KITCHN 105 at The Gorbals.  The best Sunday brunch in LA.  We didn't have time for brunch.  But a worthy must if you're near DTLA.  

Until next time Roosevelt

08/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
498. Carmine M.
Stayed here a few days ago, I was in LA and wanted to stay in a touristy area....so I picked this place. Art Deco, rather old setting but cool.

26/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
499. Lorraine B.
Be careful if you stay here.  Someone took my room # and my name (wonder how they got it?  hmmm.) and charged over $600 to me for drinks and food - all in one evening! The hotel is going to let the credit card company take the fall - that stinks!!

15/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
500. Dawn D.
This is a Hipster Hangout, absolutely. For some, this will be just what the doctor ordered. For others, this will be the clear signal to stay away. If you're a film history buff looking for "old Hollywood", it's here in the architecture and the location. It's a real landmark, and located close to several other landmarks. Just be sure you're in the market for the right hotel when you check in here, and remember room location can make a real difference.

I thought the service was very professional. The front desk, valet, and bell service were very friendly and helpful during check-in. When our initial Cabana Garden room turned out not to be the "tranquil" environment the hotel website advertises, the staff changed our room, no problem. Every issue we had was with other guests, without exception. By the way, the median age of hotel guest here seems to be about 25 and perfectly fake-tanned.

If you don't like sleeping where it sounds like the party is right outside your room until 4am, any room near the pool will be bad for you. For LESS noise, stay WAAAY high up in the tower, on the side NOT above the pool. If you might like to use the pool, keep in mind that it can be closed all day for a special event. If it isn't closed, it's crowded by lunchtime on weekends, so go early if you're crowd-phobic.

Where Roosevelt could improve: the website and staff could be a bit more clear about their clientele, how raucous and loud my fellow guests might be, and recommendations on the best location for a quieter room.

Best things about Hollywood Roosevelt: 1) the Library Bar. Superb, omakase style craft cocktails. These are mixologists who love their craft and like to chat up the ingredients. 2) The Public restaurant. Who else has tomatillo gazpacho, fresh chicharrones, and grilled monkfish on offer? 3) The historic lobby. Beautiful, 1927 architecture still evident here. 4) location. Roosevelt is close to many big Hollywood landmarks.

06/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
501. S J.
The first time I stayed here, in December, I would have likely given 4-stars, largely based on the service. However, the last time, in March, I could not say the same. I feel like some of my other issues were echoed in Mandy W's and Christen G's reviews. I'm glad I'm not alone.

Due to an error on the staff's part, my boyfriend and I had to wait 45+ minutes to check in, and it caused us to miss our event that night. Yes, we were on a time crunch, but when there is literally NO ONE else in the lobby to check in, there's no reason we should have been kept waiting. Had we been able to check in normally, we would have been right on time. Now, there was a delay in our reservation coming in, but what took the vast majority of our wait time was an input error made by the employee. It not discovered for at least 30 minutes, even when she claimed she 'checked'. Since we missed the event, we decided to go the next day and were hoping to continue our stay at the Roosevelt. The staff was completely unapologetic to the situation, when they were the ones at fault. They acted like they were giving us a deal, when this 'deal' was was the same price listed online. Ridiculous. We weren't looking for a 'freebie,' but a reasonable offering would have been the right thing to do and doesn't necessarily mean a room discount.

Yes, it is a pretty hotel, but doesn't justify the price tag. There are many places comparable in the area. The beds are very comfortable, but that's about the best I can say after this last experience. Nothing else in the room really wowed me.  I feel like the hotel caters to the naive and others who don't mind throwing $$$ down on a mediocre place, simply because it looks swanky/hip and is in Hollywood.

Will not be retuning, at least to the hotel.

13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
502. Jimmy N.
I stayed here for the Hollywood Half Marathon this year, it was right at the start line and about a mile from the finish line.

Swanky historic hotel in the heart of hollywood on the strip, next to the Jimmy Kimmel theater and across from Graumann's Chinese theater.. within walking distance to the H&H center and the Star Walk of Fame.. it's fine for what it was. The pool/cabana area is nice and quaint, I can see why it's a celebrity hotspot for those that want to be seen or to see.

Bonus perk: 24hour 25Degrees Burger joint in the lobby with street-front and inside entrances.

Rooms were spacious enough with nice amneities, nice bathrooms and swanky linens. Views leave much to be desired, but you're in Hollywood, what were you expecting? This isn't Beverly Hills.

Would I come back? most likely not, it was a nice experience, and a bucket list checkmark, but not likely to be a return customer.

Oh one more thing: only 2 elevators that hold like, 6 people before it's full, and stairs that only go up to the 2nd floor before you have to take the emergency elevators. Unfortunately the night after my run, there was a huge private party that took up the entire first & 2nd floors clogging up the elevators.. so i walked up 11 flights of stairs to my room.. yes, after doing a half marathon. needless to say i was pretty disgruntled.

31/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
503. Sarah C.
The best hotel to stay at. I give the R 5 stars! Valley was awesome! Thank you Brett for helping us the 3 days we were there. The pool was great! Everything was clean and just wonderful! I look forward to staying at the Roosevelt again.

29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
504. Art P.
This place sucks tha big one. First off the hotels practically falling apart. Second we rented a suite for their halloween event, and got asked to leave at 4am because they'd already robbed us blind for the room. First off it's in the middle of Hollywood and is considered to be a "party" hotel. We we're asked to leave because of noise complaints. They had music blaring till 3 am, and we got asked to leave from our room, everyone was intoxicated, hence why we even decided to stay there over night in the first place. We didn't have music, we had 6 girls and 4 guys, and the last thing we we're was loud. The event was so disorganized that they didn't even take our tickets, the elevators were not working properly, the staff is all washed up actors and actresses that never made it in life, and the rent a cops are horrible with no class. Their excuse was "we're trying to change the hotel image" i would say, don't have a hotel in the middle of Hollywood and host a drug infused halloween party and maybe you "image" would change. Sorry ass excuse for a hotel. Watch out, they'll take your money, and kick you out for anything they don't agree with. It's all good because Amex will give back the charge for the room, and have fun cleaning up our mess. Worst place ever! I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone that knows anything about Hollywood night life. This place used to be cool, but just like anything in Hollywood the greed has ruined hollywood night life. Peace! Hope some people read this and decide to spend the same money for a much better hotel a few blocks down at the W.

01/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
505. Nette T.
Roosevelt Hotel is an LA institution. The first academy awards were held there and a variety of movie stars have stayed there. It was fascinating to see pictures of movie stars (Robert Redford, Julie Christie) lining the dark hallway.

Arriving at the valet area, a beautiful young man helped us with our luggage and getting out of the car. I forgot how stunning the people are in LA.

The Roosevelt has an old school feel to it, with dark wood paneling, coffered ceilings and black leather sofas and chairs.

It was so old that when we went up to our room, we opened the door and the room smelled old and musty. (????!!!)

The rooms were newly renovated, and I suppose they wanted to juxtapose the old and new by putting a canvas print of a heroin addict with sunken eyes above the bed.

The bathroom was a bit small, with a pedestal stand sink. I was a bit disappointed because realistically, where would I put my toiletries?

The pool area was the place to see and be seen. Lots of 20 something hipsters lounging by the pool in all their perfect, youthful glory.

Service at the hotel was prompt, friendly and not so uppity like some places.

2 stars for the olfactory offending room, extra 1 star for the good service and pretty people inside the hotel and at the pool.

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
506. Lexi S.
My stay was less than sub-par. I was awoken by the lovely sound of construction right above my room every morning at 8am. Hello I'm on vacation! I would sleep until 11 if i could! The room was small and very hard to get around. You open the closet and you have to sit on the bed! The bathroom was also very small with very little counter space (How am I suppose to get ready if I have no where to put all my magic?!) We ordered room service several times. I loved the matzo ball soup but other than that I found the menu very bland and was disappointed. My boyfriend ordered flowers to our room to be delivered the next morning. They forgot and sent them the morning after that.. the day we were leaving. They apologized and ended up keeping their flowers because I didn't want them to get thrown out. Waste of 100 bucks. I enjoyed the old hollywood feel and the staff thats about it. The staff always greeted me and asked if I needed anything and were always polite! I felt like my stay was a big waste of money and would have stayed somewhere else If I could have. I even filled out a survey after my stay explain I was upset and why. It asked if I wanted to be contacted on the matter and I put yes.... I stayed there in April and no one has contacted me.

I also loved the fact that In n Out was right down the street. (worth one whole star that I gave)

Stay somewhere else!

02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
507. Shouka S.
Seriously way too overrated. I expected much more from this hotel. Their service was HORRIBLE- no hospitality whatsoever!

My friend had booked a hotel room months in advanced for her birthday and mentioned to them she wanted a room with a nice view and how she was going to be staying here for her birthday. When we checked in and got to our room, we opened the curtains to be welcomed to a beautiful view of ugliness. Our view was of the roof and cement- not the nicest of views especially when you're spending $400 for a hotel room for your birthday. My friend called and asked if we could change rooms and they said that the entire hotel was booked and that they only had smaller rooms available. Mind you while we were in line to check in, we overheard the people in front of us being upgraded to a suite because of the noise that would be occurring that night that could be heard from their initial room. Later on we got free drink coupons as a "happy birthday" gift from the hotel supposedly, but that's it.

The room wasn't anything special. I'm sure we could have found a much nicer hotel to stay at for the $400 we spent.The curtains had stains, the bathroom looked gross, and the room was overall really small.

The service was horrible. I have never felt so disrespected before, especially at a hotel. I don't know if the workers thought they did not have to provide us hospitality and customer service the same as everyone else because of our age or what but it was clear that we were not being treated the same as the other people staying in this hotel. Just because we are a group of 20 something year old's staying at the hotel doesn't give the workers the right to put us down.

Checking out was horrible as well. We weren't even asked how our stay was yet the lady checking us out asked the people next to us how their stay was. The people next to us complained about loud noises during the night and were discounted $100 off their bill. It's not even about the money honestly just the principle of the matter. It irritated me that the couple next to us were worthy enough to be asked how their stay was but we were not.

Valet is a complete joke here. Took us forever to get our two cars. They kept making a mistake saying one of the valet tickets wasn't paid for when it really was. When our cars finally came we weren't even offered help to put our stuff in the trunk and we had a lot of things yet everybody else around us not only were offered help but were given bellhop carts as well. The guy that brought our car out didn't even open the door. I had to open my own door and as he saw me close my door he then decided to act like he was closing my door and opening the other door for my friend.

I've stayed at numerous hotels and know good hotels from bad ones. I also know how people should be treated at hotels and the way my friends and I were treated is not the way a hotel should be run. The Roosevelt has probably the worst customer service ever and make their customers feel like shit. I probably would have received much better customer service and hospitality at a motel for a fraction of the price.

Honestly, never again and shame on this hotel for discriminating/putting differences on their customers.

06/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
508. Mandy W.
I could write an essay. But I refuse to waste too much more of my time dealing with these imbeciles. Two nights of HELL! 1st thing's 1st- do not book with hotels.com . Always book directly with your hotel. Lesson learned. Due to some confusion I was "upgraded" to a cabana room which was 1st floor near the pool. This sounds nice right? Too bad it was raining during my stay. So no use for a room like this. Also they constantly play horrible music all day and into the early night. So annoying. If you want a quiet stay make sure you request something away from this 1st floor.
Next, you have to pay for WiFi. What?
They do not accept American Express. WHAT? Pretty odd. Had to use my Visa debit card for incidentals on my room and room service. Which they then charged without my consent or signature... WHAT?
Eventually a hotel manager said he would accept my Amex due to some (more) confusion only to then have a "c u next tuesday" female manager come directly to my room with a male security guard  telling me I needed to put a different card on file. WHAT? I felt SO embarrassed and offended that these people were treating me like a crook. Later everything was cleared up... until I wanted to order room service... "You can't use your Amex for room service. We only made the exception for incidentals". WHAT THE??? After all of this I just used my Visa and charged everything to it only be double charged (the 2nd charge I mentioned above w/o my signature). Once I realized I was double charged I called and was told no one could help me until tomorrow, Monday. I was forwarded to a voicemail where I left a detailed message for Sheldon in accounting. He actually called me back same day and resolved EVERYTHING and even allowed the charges to my Amex. Sheldon, this 1 star review is for you and you alone, buddy. Thanks for your help. The rest of the staff need re-training in customer service & a good spanking from their mommy's.

Let's recap:
-no free WiFi
-no Amex
-poor customer service
-loud annoying 1st floor rooms
-corporal punishment a necessity for staff & management

I highly recommend Library Bar and Public Kitchen and Bar which are both in the hotel.

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
509. Nicole H.
We LOVE this bar. The best happy hour in our neighborhood. The bartenders are fantastic and friendly which you don't always find in LA.... The only reason for 4 stars is the music. It just doesn't fit the atmosphere. And it makes me wanna smash the speakers :-) otherwise we love coming here ...

28/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
510. Robert H.
Popped in for happy hour.  Great experience overall.  Try the hummus and chicharrones at lobby bar, delish!

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
511. Garen A.
A bit too over-hyped for me. The Roosevelt in Hollywood has a great location and lots of history, but as a nighttime hangout I just don't care much for it. I like that it has a 25 degrees (really good burgers) sort of attached to it, and the inside lobby is really nice, but the drinks are ridiculously over-priced, parking isn't great (unless you valet) and the outside pool area is pretentious as it gets.

I headed there most recently for a friend's bday. We went to the outside pool area and the bouncers weren't going to let us in because they were expecting 350 people (didn't get half that amount) because of the famous DJ (a horrible dj that nobody has heard of) playing that night.

Eventually we got in, only to have to pay $15 or more per drink (beers were slightly cheaper at $10). We hung out for a bit, then were asked to move because the table we were was bought by someone (at like 1am btw - who buys a table so close to last call??).

Overall the ambiance wasn't bad (the pool is kinda neat - though you apparently can't swim in it after a certain time), but not really worth the trip to Hollywood. If you do go, try the lobby bar ... it's a bit nicer (though it can get crowded and is just as pricey).

28/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
512. Ashley W.
My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our stay. The room was beautiful and updated with modern design schemes. From check-in, out service was great. Front desk staff was very helpful and friendly and gave us plenty of good food suggestions for late night. The room was quiet and private and the hotel was walking distance to everything. And the pool is beautiful!!

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
513. Michael Patrick D.
I recently went to a friend's birthday party in the Tropicana Bar, which is right on the swimming pool. The pool itself was filthy, the lounging area around the pool was very poorly lit (so it was hard to see the face of whomever you were speaking with), it smelled of urine, the waitress told me that I wasn't allowed to sit anywhere because every seat was reserved for someone else, and the glass of Coppolla red wine that I was drinking cost me $20 (it retails for less than that by the bottle) and actually had a weird after-taste.  

In short, the Roosevelt Hollywood is not what it once was.

The hotel itself is an historic landmark, which is great. But I wouldn't recommend doing anything here that requires a time or money investment.  Just go in, look at the lobby (and maybe read one of the placards, if they haven't removed them in the renovation), and then get on with your life. There are plenty of other people who are clearly willing pay the Roosevelt's rent.

31/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
514. Andy O.
If you've read some of my other reviews (I should get over myself, but I'm going to pretend that some of you sit and read all my reviews), you know that I love to hang out in this hotel. It's a combination of a ton of shit I don't like, and somehow it still manages to keep me coming back. Like some kind of mega-forgiving-synergy. It's got douchiness, pretentiousness, crowds, you name it. And yet, it adds up to one of my favorite spots to go in all of LA.

That said, I only just recently actually stayed in one of the rooms, so now I can review the actual hotel itself rather than individual businesses inside.

All in all, this is a solid four. The rooms were spartan but newer and larger than I had imagined. The hotel staff is way more down-to-earth than the hey-nice-car-I'm-going-to-impose-and-make-you-­park-it-in-front-and-pay-extra valet guys. You can easily spend an entire night visiting only locations inside the hotel. And, importantly, securities tries its best to keep out the riff-raff. My buddy had some hideous t-shirt and 80s jeans on. When he went downstairs to receive our late-night food delivery, security thought he was the pizza deliveryman and almost didn't let him back into the elevator. Doesn't mean you don't get the occasional street trash, but it's mostly kept under control.

I'm typically not a creature of habit, but whenever I'm in Hollywood, I find myself spending most of my time at the Roosevelt.

06/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
515. Stephanie G.
The lobby and restaurants are the reason to come here. We stayed in the king suite and it was truly lack luster - decor was not at the expected standard for this hotel, with such a beautiful history. The staff were fantastic! Everyone was super friendly - especially the guys who helped us with our luggage. Thanks for making my bachelorette party weekend overall a great time.

25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
516. Son V.
a hollywood/LA institution.

i've never stayed here but been to brunch and the bar many times.

i feel instantly poor walking through the lobby.

brunch is like $50 or something ridiculous, but endless mimosas so thumbs up. warning: careful with the mango puree, too much of it and champagne will get messy.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
517. Ashlyn M.
Beautiful and historical hotel. I have ventured in to try the food at public, the drinks by the pool, games up at the spare room, flying midgets down at beachers madhouse, dancing in Teddy's, the burgers and shakes at 25 degrees, the high end cocktails at the library bar and attended several events at this beautiful hotel!
I haven't seen every room but the suites are lovely and the Marilyn suite which I saw during an event while it was used as a lounge/bar is beautiful and a must see!
If you are looking for a fun night out in the heart of Hollywood this is the spot you won't even have to leave your hotel!

06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
518. Annie K.
Located smack dab in the middle of Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard, The Hollywood Roosevelt is the nicest hotel that I've ever stayed at in the United States, with the exception of the Aria and Encore in Vegas. (but then again, it's Vegas...)

The hotel itself is swanky, trendy, and hip. It can be easily found on Hollywood Boulevard because of the huge Hollywood Roosevelt sign on top of the hotel that can be seen amongst the other buildings. There's also a lot of history that comes with the hotel, which can easily be Googled. (I don't want to spoil anything here!) You also can't beat the location if you're visiting from out of town -- it's right across the street from the Chinese Theater, Hollywood stars are aligned up the streets, walking distance to shopping and restaurants, and so much more.

We received a free room upgrade when checking in to a cabana suite. The room that they put us in was still dirty -- towels on the floor, sheets messed up, and the smell of cigarettes... so we called the front desk and they were extremely apologetic and put us in another cabana suite. We had an amazing view of the pool with our own little patio. The furniture and decor is modern, there's a iPod dock radio/clock, an abundance of C.O. Bigelow (found at Bath & Body works) toiletries in the bathroom, and a minibar stocked with lots of liquor, bottled water, beer, snacks, and etc. (at a cost, of course) You can even order bottle service to your room!

The staff was extremely friendly and nice to us throughout our stay, especially the valet. (You can call from your room to have your car pulled up for you by the time you walk outside) I honestly felt like a celebrity during my stay here, because the staff was just so courteous to us.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for tourists because it's close to so many attractions, but if you don't want to deal with the busy traffic and pedestrians, it would be better to stay somewhere else.

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
519. Fred O.
When we arrived, the person at the front desk said our room was not ready and offered to "upgrade" our room to a King Deluxe. When we got to the room, it was hardly an upgrade. The room was tiny, the bathroom even tinier and it was located behind the pool bar & we could hear all the employees opening and closing that door for about an hour. After that, we complained that it was too noisy there, the person at the front desk re-assigned a room with a pool view to us. This was more like it, much bigger bedroom, bigger bathroom and great view of the pool, from the second floor. We headed to the Hollywood Bowl that Friday night which was walking distance and enjoyed our concert evening. After the concert we walked over the Hotel and there was a giant house party around the pool. As the pool closed at 2AM, we decided to go out for a bite to eat. One of the bouncers recommended an Italian pizza place 2 blocks down called Michas (review to follow). When we returned ~ 1:40 the party was still booming ,but we decided to make the most of it, people watching & playing cards (club scenes are not my wife & I's bag) Club was a sausage fest, nothing exciting going on.  2AM worked around and the pool & the club closed down. Then apparently a good number of people moved to the room next to ours. Music booming loudly people hanging out on the balcony.  The noise level was as bad as the party only the booming was on the other side of the wall where our heads lie on the bed. I had to call hotel security 2 times to ask them to keep it down. The second time, they broke up the party and disbursed the crowd. I was finally able to get to sleep ~ 3:45Am.

Perhaps the party atmosphere would be more conducive if I were 20 years younger, but now that I know what that pool area is like, I will NEVER stay there again. The romance and history of the hotel was lost on me.

Bottom line: for $400/night there are plenty of nice places to stay in the are where you could actually get better rest. I will likely look at the Lowes or the Hilton Garden Inn next time I come to the area for a Bowl concert.

19/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
520. Colin C.
We had a great stay here. Upon check in the gentleman at the desk upgraded our room to one that had been remodeled and it was very nice. We ate at 25 degrees and lunch was delicious. All of the staff throughout our stay were friendly and helpful. The valet staff hustled and was friendly as well. I realized after getting home I had left my iPad in the room... still not sure how I managed that... nevertheless, when I called down there sure enough they had it and overnighted it to me. Overall a great experience and looking forward to staying here again in the near future.

01/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
521. John R.
It is both a piece of history and comfortable at the same time. Service was generally very good though towel replacement was at sometimes a bit random. The location is outstanding, both in the middle of everything and reasonable quick access to getting out of the area as well.

The drink place in the library type room is amazing. Nothing on the menu but rather a communication of what you like in a drink and mixologist to create something wonderful for you.

25/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
522. Aaron L.
My favorite hotel in LA!

21/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
523. Ashley H.
I just stayed at The Roosevelt for a bachelorette party this past weekend. We were a party of 14, and knowing this, planned ahead diligently. We made reservations at the Spare Room months in advance as well as reservations at Beacher's Madhouse. Two weeks prior to our arrival, Beacher's called me to inform me that they were under construction and could not honor our reservation (not to mention they were incredibly difficult to book with in the first place). I was told they would help me find an alternative...but ultimately heard nothing from them. When I questioned the hotel, their response was 'they're a separate entity'. Helpful.

We had planned on spending the day at the pool on Saturday. Again, knowing we were a large group, we all arrived at the pool around 9 am to get chairs. About 15 minutes after we sat down, we were actually made to get up and leave chairs that they wanted to 'reserve' for guests. Mind you, we had to pregnant guests with us...were they expected to sit on the ground? It seemed as though. After a very, very, very rude interaction with the 'pool manager', which ended in tears, we all had to consolidate around 6 chairs...while the other chairs remained empty.

Not only would I NEVER return to this hotel, I actually do not plan on returning to any Thompson Hotel and will gladly share this with anyone and everyone.

04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
524. E T.
Was forced to stay at The Roosevelt again due to a work thing ... and it was exactly as I remembered it, only this time they completely screwed up my bill on the way out, which took 20 minutes at the desk and then 2 follow up calls to fix.

Hollywood Boulevard is pretty much where all the goodlooking wanna-bes who can't get into the good parties or exclusive clubs come to party. The Roosevelt Hotel most nights is full of these Jersey Shore-esque kids and the hotel totally panders to them.

The halls smell like weed and cheap vodka ... behind each door is a group of people playing the Drake Pandora radio station at way too high levels at 2 a.m.

The Roosevelt is like Drakkar Noir cologne ... there is a time when you wear it and think it's classy and the best stuff you can buy. However, then you grow up and say, 'What the fuck was I thinking?'. At about twice the price of everything else in its class, too.

22/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
525. Emily P.
I wish I could give this place 3.5 stars but I'm feeling nice today. There are three things I love about this place: prices are reasonable, GREAT location and late checkout. If it wasn't for those three things, I wouldn't stay here again. The rooms are super small, elevators are really slow or broken, water pressure in shower is no pressure at all, layout of rooms suck, bathrooms are super duper small and cold, housekeeping just pushes all your stuff to the side and you need your key card to use the elevator to go down (I understand going up because of all the creepers but really just to go down to the lobby is stupid)

05/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
526. Dance A.
I'm don't usually advocate for the Hollywood experience, but if you're gonna do it, do it right. I loved galavanting through the Roosevelt and getting drunk at the pool bar. Fantastic times.

12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
527. Hiep N.
I paid $150 for a room with a king bed last minute and was upgraded to a pool side cabana.

Hollywood location
Nice Pool
Classy and Modern furnishings
Total scene - perfect for people watching

Valet parking only $36 (I ended up parking on Hyland & Hollywood for $13 a night and walked across the street to the Roosevelt)
Walls are paper thin. I heard the toilet flush of every surrounding room.
There was mold in the shower and along the sink
During the summer months guests party at the pool till pretty late and then bring the party in their rooms.

10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
528. Chuck M.
This is a very cool place, with lots of Hollywood history- it's to bad it's so over priced. The rooms are nice enough but pretty small for the coin you throw down, and 40.00 dollars to park your car over night! I don't think I've ever paid that much for a less than 24 hr. time frame. We were on the 2nd floor and the staff started banging around at 7:30am which after a long night of party's was not cool. Don't  think I'll be back as a guest- just not worth it.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
529. Katie E.
I've lived in LA for years, yet never managed to check out the legendary Roosevelt Hotel!
It took friends coming from out of town to get me to be a tourist in my own city and see what it has to offer.

First impressions - "wow this place doesn't look so big from the outside!"

The poor bar area is really nice, and surprisingly calm. These type of places are typically  really hard to get into in this plastic city, but this bar/lounge area was totally open...maybe we came on a slow night.

05/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
530. Shayne S.
Fun, Clean, Fresh.
I went to the pool area for a fun Yoga class and really enjoyed it. Staff was very friendly and respectful.
I'll be back !

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
531. Alyssa H.
Bryan at the public house is the funniest and most charming man! he made our stay spectacular and will be coming back for his company!

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
532. Rachel W.
After accidentally leaving my debit card at this hotel last weekend, Roger from Hotel Security kindly offered to ship my card back to me in San Francisco and charge my debit card. I authorized the charge, only to find out a week later that I'd be charged the outrageous amount of $71.61 to have my card shipped back by FedEx.

Roger intentionally (out of spite or resentment, I do not know) chose the MOST expensive option possible without notifying me or even warning me he'd done so. It was a service the hotel had offered and I was duped into paying a ridiculous price.

Being deceived and tricked into paying $71.61 to have my debit card returned to me has left a very bitter taste and I will not be returning to this hotel. Roger easily could have told me that shipping was NOT an option and saved me the trouble.

18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
533. Michael K.
This place is polluted with kids who are fresh out of college and who party like they are still in school.  Every type of assistant in LA swarm, like flys on shit and gather here.

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
534. Rebecca H.
I didn't get to stay here but i was here for the Jeremy Lin After party event, so my experience is just based on my experience from the staff members!

We were greeted over and over by random hotel crews. As i lay our stuff on the corner while my friend went to the restroom - other staff members would come by quickly in offering there hands on whatever they could. I must of decline help to at least 5 different staffs!
Not to mention, they are incredibly generous with there Free Genuine smiles!

good job..and hopefully eventually ill get the chance to stay at the hotel!

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
535. Chrissy K.
We stayed here the first night we were in LA, totally exhausted from an 12 hour drive, hungry and in dire need of a shower. We waited forty-five minutes to actually get a room after we checked in, but it was only one, so we didn't mind.

The lobby give me a "creepy" feeling, although it was filled with tons of people have brunch and rehearsing lines. We were finally allowed to check in and we got into our King Deluxe room. It was great. Small bathroom but a comfy bed, a nice view of Hollywood Blvd. The staff was mostly nice. The hallways were eerily quiet and dark. Our room was bright but also really quiet. I did not see one maid or one person any where else than in the lobby or front desk, which gave the impression that we were the only ones here as it was very quiet.

Enjoyed the stocked mini bar. We had a crib brought up for my three year old, it had a nice fluffy teddy bear in it, it was made nicely. Nicely done, Thompson Hotels, nicely done. I'm only saying this because, even at four stars, they bring in a naked crib and an extra sheet. This place actually made up his crib for him, all with a teddy bear.

Although our stay was good, I don't think we'll be staying here again. The creepy feeling was too much for me to relax.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
536. Serena C.
When you are out in LA on a Friday night and you are about to go home, and there is that one big baller in the group that wants to impress everyone, this is usually where you end up. Go outside on the balcony after 2 when the bar closes, and it is all sex, drugs, and rock and roll.

I gave it 3 stars because it is basically just the after party, not really a hotel. I don't know how many people really sleep here? But my demographic--as in, 20 somethings who already live in LA and come here on a weekend night. . . do not sleep here. I know it gets very loud after hours, also, and it is right on Hollywood Blvd, which is full of annoying antics. Therefore, I would not recommend the Roosevelt to tourists!

26/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
537. Jennifer M.
They are the most expensive drinks in all of LA now. 23$ a Bloody Mary and now the gratuity included ??? Way over priced this was well vodka also :-(

13/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
538. Faith K.
We went to have a drink by the pool last week. We end getting a beer with a very cold glass that was good. The by the pool looks run down and the grounds were dirty.
So we decided to hit the happy hour inside $5.00 drinks for well drinks.
So we asked for two martinis and a side of hummus everything was supposed to be $5.00.
So we decide to have another round of drinks.
We got the bill it was $38.00, which
should of been 25.00 plus tax.
I asked the waitress can we see the breakdown since she had not given us the separate check with the breakdown.
They had charge us $5.00 for the first round and $7.00 for the second round. We asked why?
The manager came over and said the bartender made a mistake, telling us that martinis are not well drinks.  I said to what bar do you go to that a martini is not a well drink with house vodka? He said sorry they should of charged you the full price of $12.00 so we got a good deal anyways.
I told him if it was not a well drink you need to put that on your chalk board. They still over-charged us of over $14.00. My husband did not want to argue and paid the bill.  
If you go to the happy hour, be sure to ask what kind of drinks are "well" drinks or you'll be surprised when you get the bill. It was a bi rip-off as far as the drinks, but the place is beautiful.

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
539. Jennifer R.
They are very racist here. They are fine with hyper Caucasian youth, but attempt to intimidate Latinos out of their Hotel.

The first time I was here I was having drinks in the lounge area with a friend of mine. He was staying a the Roosevelt for the weekend. My friend went to go order our drinks and so I stayed sitting in the Lounge. I then felt these eyes staring at me. I looked up and there were two very built security guards standing on opposite sides of the balcony. They were staring at me very mean as if I was wanted on criminal charges and they knew my crime. Think of those James Bond films and how the villain with the foreign accent stares at Bond from across the room, and that's how they were staring at me. It was creepy!

I just looked back at them and they actually stepped forward and stared harder at me as if challenging me or wanting to start a fight. I mean seriously, I'm a thin woman in skinny jeans and I'm being looked at as if I'm a criminal. It was awful. My friend came back with our drinks. He had taken awhile since the line was long.  As soon as he returned the security guards pulled back and walked away. It seems that having a White man as company made me okay in their book. It was degrading and it ruined my whole night. My friend asked what was wrong but I couldn't bring myself to tell him that while he was gone I was subjected to being racially profiled. I felt degraded the whole night.

Months later another friend asked to meet for a drink. It would be in the day and with a female friend from high school so I thought to give this place one more chance. WRONG move. After about 20 minutes of sitting with our drinks in the lounge a 30 something Latina in business attire kept circling the lounge area while looking out of the side of her eye at us. It was like we were the bad girl teenagers in private school and this woman was Mother Superior waiting to catch us breaking the rules. Seriously, that was her demeanor.

Later me and my friend went to the bathroom. And while I was refreshing my make-up this Latina/Mother Superior comes and literally strolls around the restroom watching us out of the side of her eye. It looked like she was waiting for us to do drugs, since she kept looking at our purses and the make up we took out while making mental notes to herself.

This place is racist and is determined to drive out Latinos. It would be an ideal place to find racial discrimination and file a law suit. Seriously, they'll be so blatantly racist you won't even need to go to Court.

06/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
540. Matt M.
After having some less-than-stellar experiences with what are supposed to be oh-so-hip hotels in the past month, it was so very refreshing to experience a place that just got it right.  The Hollywood Roosevelt managed to capture the "Old Hollywood" feel the place was famous for...in the days of "Old Hollywood" while keeping it fresh and interesting.  In all honestly, I know the hotel is way cooler than I am, but nothing about the hotel rubbed that fact in my face.  The staff were all friendly and professional, the room (I got upgraded to a King Suite) was simply fabulous, the hotel restaurant I tried (twice!), 25 Degrees, was just good comfort food (actually the food was almost as good as the people watching while you eat!), and I really wished I was able to stay longer than the one night I was there.  

The only disappointment is that no ghost of Montgomery Clift was to be found during my stay there...

12/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
541. Azizi M.
Stayed here and enjoyed the convenient location. Trendy bar/lounges located inside the hotel, good food options inside the hotel as well. You could walk right out to the heart of the tourist location if that's what you are looking for. Plenty of shopping and sight seeing walking distance.

Happening party's here at the "club" on weekend nights. Table reservations recommended.

Pool parties during the summer as well.

09/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
542. Kristen F.
It's an old, historic hotel. While it has it's charms, it's old. And needs help.

Parking sucks. Hollywood always will smell like piss. And the room is small.

Bathroom is small, and I like to have room to spread out to do my hair and make-up. Not gonna happen.

Windows need a good cleaning from the outside.

TV is like a 23". We have a computer monitor that size.

Good? Employees are super nice.

It's a hotel. Really, we are there to sleep! Bed is fine.

Shower is decent size and they have a great shampoo/lotion/soap company travel goods.

The closet is big, but I like more hangers.

It's in the middle of Hollywood!!

When we come back up this way, we'll stay elsewhere, but mostly because we rarely stay the same place more than once.

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
543. Mark B.
My introduction to Los Angeles' night life was at the Roosevelt...I was 22...My brothers, their friend, and my Mom had dinner....My ma' went back to Westwood, where I was staying for a summer to see if Los Angeles was a good fit....

It was and is...I'm 30 now :) (30 is a good age btw)

We had drinks that night, I danced with cute gals, and marveled at the DJ's setlist: which was peppered with my requests to hear various Cure tunes....Unreal night....The DJ still plays The Cure whenever I walk in to the poolside bar....

Also, Teddy's is a banner dance-night spot in the hotel....The gal who runs the door is elegant and no non-sense....She sets the tone to how a Los Angeles night spot should be operated....So discard wasted friends, dress well, and wait your turn if admittance isn't given right away....The lounge is a good alternative....

The rooms are minimalist but decorative in their own way...Lots of fun after parties occur. Mainly actor, artist types talking about it all....Its cool...

Thanks Roosey'!

05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
544. M K.
It's too bad this beautiful and once welcoming historical hotel is "managed" by arrogant snobs. I feel bad for the employees! And the pricing is high, BUT worth it .. if it were run properly.

23/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
545. Eric H.
This is by far the best hotel in Hollywood I love staying here I stayed two times and both times were amazing
The first time I stayed there I stayed in a cabana which they upgraded me my room for free when I woke up I woke up to the sound of A parrot that they have trained by the pool
The pool is pretty amazing also and it feels like you are in paradise the only phone I would say with this town is it is a little sceney
Overall amazing experience

28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
546. Andrea B.
This review is for an overall experience working with the EVENTS TEAM.
We hosted a huge birthday bash at The Hollywood Roosevelt. It was on a Saturday and the same weekend as the Emmy's and MTV awards. This did not prevent the Events Team from giving us an extremely memorable experience and top of the line customer service.

Maria and Ernie are the event coordinators. They really knew their stuff! They helped make the event seamless and knew how to make our guests feel really taken care of. Robert was our hands on events banquet captain. He is a seasoned vet and really knew how to keep the party rolling.

The events team also helped get our party rooms at a discounted rate (Elissa in reservations is a rock star) and put us in touch with Spare Room so we could reserve the lanes and bowl for the after party! What a blast!!

There was so much fluidity during the night it was truly a full out party! I was extremely pleased and very blown away by the professionalism and patience.
I will definitely look to The Hollywood Roosevelt for future events, parties, and fun!

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
547. Tania S.
Historic hotel in Hollywood built in the 1920's.  We stayed there after a movie premiere at the Chinese Theater which was perfect since it is literally across  the street.  Great location!
We had Room #132, it is probably the WORST room in the lower part of the hotel.  It is conveniently located across from the swimming pool BUT our room was directly across from the service entry for the pool bar.  The hallway wreaked!   The smell of old alcohol and wet rag was awful!  They parked big carts with dirty dishes or something right outside along the hallway.  That was the lovely view/smell we faced with every time we opened our room door.  
I was woken up around 5:45 am with loud noises from workers moving stuff across the hallway.  The walls are paper thin... The hotel itself was nice but we were unlucky to have this specific room.  STAY AWAY FROM ROOM 132!

21/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
548. Michelle B.
Nice hote but hidden away.  Valet is $8 and they do a good job.  Staff seems friendly.  Came here for brunch.  Right off of Hollywood Blvd.   Always busy.  Hotel had unique design inside and had 2 different restaurants that i notice for food.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
549. G R.
Well, this is turning out to be a bad experience. With all the events here, the lobby and half of the dining facilities are always closed. I've never made it between my room and the outside without running into some velvet rope and snarling security guard. I get lost trying to go around. The net effect is that this cool old building feels like a stressful maze. In three of six significant interactions with staff I've had here, they've been inappropriate. I think this place expects ordinary guests to be like waiters, around when they want them and not around when they don't. I prepaid so I can't just pick up and go somewhere else (especially at this price) for the rest of my time in Hollywood, but that's honestly what I'd rather do.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
550. Michael P.
Disappointed that they were being "Hollywood" today about letting me into the pool area. They really should treat people better.

14/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
551. Bridget L.
Rooms were recently redone but are still small and dingy for the price.  They look pretty worn.  There's also some seriously loud construction going on and the all-day hammering is annoying.  The building's lobby and common areas were gorgeously restored though and the pool area is lovely.  Staff was pretty friendly too.  I don't think I'd stay again, however, given the discomfort of the rooms.  Management should also offer a minor discount for the construction noise.

14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
552. Sarah R.
I love it here. It's upscale, modern, and classy. The customer service is phenomenal.  I love how they have late dining room service a lot of places in LA don't do that. :)

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
553. Jenna H.
My husband surprised me and whisked me away for the day for my birthday to this hotel. When we got there the front desk was very helpful and the check in was a breeze.
We then asked someone if they could grab us some chairs and put towels down and the girl by the pool told us if you can't find one let me know. Walked around for about ten minutes and finally snagged one. The pool service was meh for the first hour, the server who was originally was helping us seemed more interested in the two young girls sitting next to us. So thank god we got a new server, he made the rest of our day memorable.
When we arrived it was clean, beautiful and very retro! Comfortable bed, great pillows they surprised me with a small bottle of patron and cookies when we came in from the pool. We had a cabana room right on the pool and it was nice to be able to go and grab things from our room while lounging poolside. So into the bad, at the end of a long day while away from our two small children we wanted to go back and watch a little television (something that didn't have princesses in it) Turned on the tv and it was like we had a tv from the 80's the reception was awful, not to mention we only had a few channels. We just pulled out our laptops and watched a movie from our movie list. Them we went to go use the phone to call for a taxi (didn't work, no dial tone) went to go take a shower and the water went from hot to cold, over and over again.
Overall the arrival and checkin was five stars, service by the pool was standard at first but then got better, but the room which we paid $500 was only worth  about $50. Wish I could say this was my favorite birthday staycation......for $500 a night and about $300 by the pool, next time we will stay at the four seasons or shutters on the beach. For that price we should have been able to give this resort a five star without a question.....

14/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
554. Paul B.
Stayed Christmas Day (second time staying - umpteenth time visiting for food & drinks - I live locally). I had some very specific requests for a very special occasion, namely spending the festive day with my 3-year old daughter. The staff were simply superb and pulled out all the stops, making it a really magical time, right along the line, from valet, to front desk, to poolside, to house-keeping, to bar, to restaurant, to concierge. Just exceptional. Lovely people, each and every one - a credit to Thompson. Spotless hotel, perfect everything. Now we have a lot of special memories in the bank that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Roosevelt. There is a Santa Claus, after all.

13/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
555. Kelly W.
Meh...really like 1.5 stars but I'll round up.  Yes it's historic and has a lot of history.  From the outside it looks like it did in the 20's.  On the inside it is beautifully restored and renovated making it a gathering spot for all the hipsters in the city.

But for the $265 a night the rooms and especially the customer service were severely lacking.  My friend and I came in here on a Thursday evening for a three night stay.  The room that she had booked was a Garden patio room.  They put us on the second floor...which should have been suspicious...as there is no such thing as a "patio" on a second floor.  The layout of the hotel is SO confusing and the directions that we received were so inadequate that we wondered around the hotel for 30 minutes before being able to find our room.  Ridiculous!

Upon arrival the room was located way in the corner with no patio (obviously) but no balcony either which is what we thought we'd be getting.  Um..NO WAY!  We called down to the front desk to complain about the room and get the one that we had booked.  My friend actually had to go to their website and READ to the front desk clerk what the description of the room that she booked said.  They don't even know the different rooms that they offer??? HMM???  So they didn't have any of those rooms left so we had to be moved to a noisy section by the pool but at least it had a private patio.  

So we went for dinner and when we came back to the front desk the girl working there was still giving us a hard time about switching rooms.  Again my friend took out her phone and read what their website said.  My friend actually offered her phone to the clerk so she could see that she was not making it up.  And the clerk actually took my friend's phone and had to READ THE WEBSITE HERSELF because I guess she has no idea what types of rooms they offer.  WOW!  I've received better service at a Holiday Inn.

Finally...we got into the new room and it was OK.  it did have a private patio but it was located next to the pool which is very noisy but it was fine.  The beds are very low to the ground but comfy.  I would never return here again...once is enough for a lifetime!

28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
556. Isabella P.
The sheets made me breakout in hives as did the carpet, so after waking up at 12am to a full body rash, I had to sit in the tile bathroom to avoid their fungus/God-knows-what-else ridden furnishings. Though it didn't matter that I had no sleep because at 5am construction on the floor above me started (they were refurbishing the roof and I was on the second to top floor). The next morning the staff was overly pleased to inform me that they were refusing to discount my room for the disease filled sheets as they had already made a 5% deduction for the construction noises. This hotel is a plague ridden cesspool employing incompetent sadists, if it burned to the ground tomorrow LA would be better for it.

09/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
557. Mady J.
I really enjoyed staying here at the Hollywood Roosevelt, its just walking distance from the Walk of Fame, Jimmy Kimmel Show, and TMZ studio. The management and staffing team at the hotel was superb. Their welcoming attitude makes you feel like being home but away from home. The location could not have been more co: right in the centre of Hollywood, but still on a secluded street corner, so not too much noise from all the tourists roaming the streets of Hollywood. And the hotel and the rooms stayed in had an awesome view of the hollywood sign. You can really tell that they a lot of effort into the design of the hotel and the management in general. Highly recommendable if you want to add this special touch to your visit to Hollywood.

05/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
558. Bonnie H.
Seeing stars?
Very much possible if you've got a sixth sense or overactive imagination, because this hotel is supposed to be one of the most haunted destinations in all of Hollywood!  People have reportedly seen apparitions of Marylin Monroe and Montgomery Clift roaming the premises. Woohoo.

Built in 1927, This hotel is probably one of the most prominent buildings on Hollywood Boulevard and It's located almost right across the street from the Grauman's Chinese..  The Tower is Spanish Colonial style inside and out, and the façade is more sober and traditional, but once you walk into its lobby, your eyes will take a soulful voyage around the room and the romance will take your breath away.  You'll be flanked by Spanish archways as well as interior windows to the mezzanine, and as your eyes move upward the to intricately painted beams on the ceiling, you'll suddenly hit the beautiful chandelier looming over the room, hanging like a teardrop over all the history that it's probably witnessed. I could see right away, why this spot, in Hollywood's hay day, was a Mecca for stars of the silver screen. At this moment, I wished I were wearing a tweed suit with a mink draped over my shoulder, a martini in my hand, and a stack of matched luggage sitting behind me.  Take my advice.  Dress nice when you come to this hotel, It'll complete the experience.  

Considering the look and feel of the lobby, entering the room was a bit unexpected.  I felt like I traveled thirty years into the future and suddenly everything was extremely modern.  Still, the space was roomy, bright, and garnished with mid-century modern-like furniture and lighting fixtures.  If the lobby was Casablanca, then the room was Mad Men status.  Make sure you order a cocktail to go with those fancy HRH bathrobes you'll strip off your clothes and change into the moment you see them. (Honestly I've yet to see a single guy NOT get excited over hotel robes)

Now If you're contemplating traveling to Hollywood in style, and you're on yelp looking for reviews, you most likely don't have money growing on trees in your backyard, so do so if it's a short stay, but know there are plenty of great places around... and being here, in the center of Hollywood actually helps very little as all the action in town is extremely spread out.  You'll have to take a car pretty much anywhere anyway. The least expensive room starts just above $400 and parking costs about $35 dollars a night.  It's fun but there's so much more you can do with your money.  I do, however, recommend staying here just for kicks- on a special occasion for you romantics, ghost hunters, and old-Hollywood fanatics.

I did not see any ghosts.
I wish I did.

27/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
559. Leah H.
There's only 2 good things about this place. 1. Location 2. The beautiful lobby.  Other than that it was not worth $500 a night. The double suite was small. I've paid $100 a night for bigger. Also the pool is closed for swimming at 7 pm even on weekends! !!!  There is no coffee available in the rooms and they quit serving it downstairs at 9 am. We were there at 8:50 and couldn't get coffee because they wouldn't make more. They ended up sending a small carafe to the room and wanted to charge $15 for it!  Also there are no extra pillows or blankets in the closet so expect to call and wait a half hour for them to bring them. Complimentary WiFi doesn't work and who wants to pay for that?? Don't forget it's a mandatory $40 valet fee! You cannot park your own car. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

16/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
560. Richard T.
I Attended the Red Carpet Premiere of Furious 7 and after party which was hosted at the Roosevelt Hotel. Very happy with the service and price.  The rooms were pretty small, but expected for such an old hotel built in the 1920s. Loved the restaurant 25 degrees. Had breakfast and lunch there. Overall, very happy with my experience. Definitely would come back.

08/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
561. Eddie P.
Love this hotel!

Pool parties and pretty, pretty people. I've had a blast here. They have awesome specials, though their regular drinks can be pricey -- I'm talking $15 bucks for Hendricks and Tonic with a splash of St Germaine.

The service is fantastic and friendly.

I've yet to stay here, but if the Nightswim pool parties are an indication of the style of the hotel, sophistication of the crowd that stays, and pleasant staff, I look forward to staying here soon!

16/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
562. Violetta A.
The worst hotel experience ever. The wall is so thin you can hear EVERYTHING what your next door is talking about. And also, in the morning the stuff were talking  so loud in the hall i had to call the front desk and complained.
Make sure they dont charge you the items you dont even know about. Check your bill. And even after 3days check your  credit card again.
I got charged on from the mini bar i didnt even touched. 3 days after i checked out, i found out that they charged on my credit card. I had to call and they couldnt come up with what items they charged..After i talked to the manager they refunded it. Totally wrong!!. Never NEVER going back there ever again! i dont even wanna give a star. They dont deserve at all.

26/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
563. Ed L.
tropicana bar adding 20 percent tip/service charge to international guest's bill. And not properly refunding change.  Always triple check your receipts here. Not the first time they've padded bills.  Last time they tried to jack me out of 40$ for valet/parking when I didn't travel by car.  I do not recommend/trust this hotel.

29/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
564. Honey B.
What an exquisite hotel!  I have stayed in this hotel twice already, and I LOVE IT!  The hotel is on a great location, always had things to do, specially when you have kids with you!  Walking distance to the Hollywood attractions, restaurants, shops and the mall.  

An hour after you check in, the front desk calls your room to ask if you need anything or how everything is, that's a big star.  People at the front desk are always friendly and the rest of the hotel staff, that's 2 stars!  The pool is GREAT, it's heated all year around.!  Free access to the Tropicana pool/bar  in the evening.  The rooms has that contemporary flare to it and the beds are so comfortable, with clean sheets!  You can tell that the furnitures in the rooms were not cheap, stylish and trendy.  I say, you really get what you want for the price that you pay to stay in this hotel.  My husband and I highly recommend the Hollywood Roosevelt to anyone.

Also, the food at 25 Degrees and at Public are delicious, service is great, again the staff was friendly and accomodating. !  

Thanks for the great experience Hollywood Roosevelt,
Mia M.

06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
565. Kim B.
This was our homecoming trip to LA after living in the midwest for a couple years. We were really excited to hang out in our old restaurants, bars, and decided to live up a night in LA at the Hollywood Roosevelt. I booked the room a couple nights before with no problems.

My fiance arrived before me and checked into the room for us. The guest services said we had an upgraded room, which we thought was great because I paid for a smaller room. So far so good.

Our new upgraded room was at the pool instead of in the main hotel which was ok, but it didn't face the pool. Again, not a big deal. As we started to get ready for the night out, we showered and tried to get our clothes ready. There was only shampoo and conditioner and nothing else. FAIL. A hotel this nice should at least have a few more toiletries to make it less like a MOTEL. On top of that, our ironing board was broken. At least housekeeping brought a new one within 10 minutes.

We thought maybe playing some music would help with the mood, and our ipod dock was completely broken. At that point, we didn't want to waste any time and headed on out. We got back at midnight, but a big group of people came in about 3am and their noise echoed through the first floor hallway...not relaxing.

In the morning daylight, we noticed gross stains on the fabric wall above the bed . What else did we notice?? A BABY TARANTULA. Yes, pictures to verify. I called housekeeping to see if there was any spider spray, but they said they didn't have any, and if there was anything they could fix. We were already packing up.

At checkout, I explained to guest services the kind of experience we had. For a room that was a few hundred dollars, I truly expected this to be a relaxing and non-stressful experience. The lady apologized and said she would have the manager call as soon as possible. That was over a week ago and no call.

Go somewhere else with your money.

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
566. Charles C.
Ok, this was my third time at the hotel and this was a really great experience this time.  My previous visit was less than ideal but I wanted to try it again because they promised to make the experience better.  They delivered.  We were taken care of very well by the staff and we were also impressed with the room that we stayed in which was the Thompson Suite.  This room was advertised to be approximately 1,200 SF and it was indeed very spacious and well detailed.  I would stay in this room again in a heartbeat.  It was one of the larger suites that I have stayed in recently and well worth rate.  

We also had a wonderful time as usual at the Library Bar before we headed out to our event for the evening.  Thank you for a fantastic evening.  We will be back.

06/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
567. daniel s.
They suck at food and drink service stop being hollywood

Underage girls galore

Security their are haters

Everyone says how the food n drinks r expensive which
They are

And so is valet $40 overnight

Dj sucked

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
568. Cindy G.
My husband and I have been planning our trip to Hollywood for about a year. The Hollywood Roosevelt was always a place I have wanted to stay for the Historical significance and grandeur. We are normal working folks with a love of old Hollywood.

This hotel is Beautiful. The lobby area was my favorite! Miguel was our bartender for our week stay. Super nice guy who makes a drink called the Pineapple Express, very tasty:) Drinks are a bit pricey so be prepared.
 We were helped with our luggage by Derrek P. Very helpful and so nice! Also, The pool area a Fav! Zach at the Pool bar gave us lots of knowledge and tips:)

Ok, here is why the hotel didn't get 5 stars. This is a expensive Hotel.  I really wanted the FULL experience for the$$$.There were a few things I wasn't crazy about. The pool was closed to us one full day ,due to a event. The lobby area/ bar was closed to us because of an event 1 night. Then the club Teddy was closed to us 2 nights because of a event. We spent a lot to stay here. I was disappointed that there is a exclusive air to some areas.  

The pool is bliss... Service great... Room and bath smallish..TV reception poor( husband fixed the cable connection in our room)
Fantastic Old Hotel.
So, will we stay here again? Yes, not for a week....

02/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
569. Andrew C.
Really nice hotel in an amazing location. Bonus points were we were allowed free access to the pool party at the weekend as guests and had a decent gym.

Downsides were no free wifi, a joke considering cost of the room. It was $15 a day. The pool party wasn't so much a party as a pool with music.

Drinks were also expensive and gratuity was also added on to everything. Was $20 for 2 beers.

09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
570. Tim W.
A very nice old style Hollywood feel and a great location. The rooms are Fairly nice and the service is excellent.   The burger place on the ground floor had only mediocre food. If you go to Hollywood, eat at Cleo's instead of in the Roosevelt.

20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
571. Chris P.
The greatest and grandest LA hotel of them all.. The Ghost of Montgomery Clift is playing his trumpet! BALL ON BALLER

17/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
572. Sarah W.
Great bar

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
573. Shana C.
I've only been here for drinks but the ambience you get in there is amazing! You can just tell some real old Hollywood history is there. Plus it's never been so outrageously busy that you can't get a drink. Overall I like this place. Valet parking, good drinks and nice ambience.

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
574. Diana S.
I love this hotel always clean and people are so nice.

14/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
575. E A.
Was impressed by the immaculate service at this hotel will definitely stay here again.

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
576. Natalie B.
I haven't actually stayed here overnight, so I can't comment on the quality of the rooms.
I went here for brunch about a month ago. The brunch is quite pricey, but I did get a good discount from Travelzoo. The food is ok, nothing special and not really worth the price. It is a buffet and some of the offerings are good, some aren't. One high point is the bottomless mimosas. You really can't go wrong there! The atmosphere is good, but loud.
After brunch, we headed to the pool. The pool is very refreshing and they have a DJ playing some tunes. It makes for a nice pool-party like atmosphere. They have a bar which sells good, but very pricey drinks. My advice: If you have a large group, get a pitcher. The pitchers are expensive, but if everyone in your group chips in, the price per person turns out to be fairly reasonable.

Overall, for just brunch and pool it was a fairly good experience. I could maybe do without the brunch, but I will def. go back for the pool!

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
577. Mike N.
First of all I wanted to say Dalila at the front desk was AMAZING. She went above and beyond to help us out get the right room (which we originally paid for the wrong room through online lol). Words can't explain how phenomenal  her customer experience skills were. If I could rate this hotel with more than 5 stars I would. Safe to say one major reason that I would come back to visit The Roosevelt is because of Dalila. Once again amazing customer service by Dalila.

01/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
578. Leah M.
Stayed here for a conference with my Mother and LOVED everything about the hotel from the worn, original flooring to the gorgeous pool/bar area out the back.

The room we stayed in was very long and narrow and the bathroom small but it was trendy, super clean AND we even got a chocolate dipped fruit platter upon our arrival.
Some fantastic restaurants, clubs and bars inside, the staff are all very helpful and the location is great. The only slight criticism is how loud the music around the pool area can get late at night but hey, I'm not complaining- it gives the hotel a cool, happening vibe :)

02/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
579. Evie R.
The staff at the Roosevelt Hotel absolutely 100% ruined my entire birthday. Sounds extreme? How about being told your room is ready at 1pm and sitting outside in the cold until 4pm? I could have stayed home and finished preparing as I'd planned. Want to take a hot bath after sitting at the freezing bar? No bathtub. If you want a bathtub we'll have to give you a cheap room far away but still charge you for the poolside cabana. Nice. Oh and while I was outside freezing they forgot I was there so I asked the bartender to call and they acted like it had been ready forever! I went to the front desk and reminded them I had my service dog to which the agent tried to bully me into signing a pet waiver form. I flatly refused and told him he should brush up on his disability knowledge. I spent the next hour upset complaining to all of my guests begging them not to come because I was now sick and exhausted and had no time to prepare the party gifts I had for them. The stupid concierge rang me back after I hung up and offered me the same dumb option for a bathtub as if that was my only problem with them. I declined the foul attempt at abating me. He offered me "2 free drink tickets" to which I declined. I did not nor did my guests want their cheap attempt at saying they're sorry when they clearly don't care. But alas.. The bastard slid the damn drink tickets under the door anyway. What part of NO do you NOT understand, Sebastian???! My guests and I do not want your alcohol. I didn't even have time to shower before I left for dinner at Hyde. I looked awful! Dinner at Hyde was amazing, luckily. But when I returned -I'm not kidding- the valet asked if I was feeling any better. How rude can the staff here be? I still had some guests visit me and I tried to pretend I wasn't upset and exhausted but when they asked for cups for water the hotel charged my GUEST $5 at my door. Seriously! For cups to drink water from in my room!!!  How fancy. At one point the DJ's friend came in to my room, asked if he could "take" my entire box of candy (I had set out for my guests) for the DJ and he did. she loved it. How nice. I was so angry I made everyone leave and I tried to sleep with the sounds of the party outside- the party that I could have been enjoying but was utterly ruined by all of the staff here that I interacted with. That was such a pathetic feeling. In the morning (because I'm nice) I gave them a second chance. I mentioned it to the bell boy. I told him everything and asked if that seemed wrong or normal to him. He seemed afraid to even answer. When I checked out they didn't even say a word to me. Just greedily charged my credit card and put the receipt on the counter. I was floored by their apathy. Floored. I am very sorry this happened. I had options for other hotels such as chateau Marmont, Mondrian, London, Standard... Any number of places but I chose wrong. I only chose roosevelt because I'd never stayed there before. I never will again and neither will any of my friends that I spent hours on the phone lamenting to about the horrible service. It was my birthday and you absolutely ruined it. I finally called Thompson hotels to inquire and left a message. I got a return call. She listened to my aforementioned story but I never heard from them again. And they will never hear from me either. Go stay /play at Mondrian- I've always been treated with respect there  and it's always been fun.

09/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
580. D L.
Never book this place through a travel website. You won't know if there is construction, limited services etc... Nice staff tried to make up for fact almost 50% of services unavailable.  And my room by the elevator is awesome.  I've been here when booking direct with hotel and all was well, but not this time.

03/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
581. JBaby S.
Great attention by staff. Sincere customer service

I didn't care for the bathroom sink area . There was no place to put things. Also the shower had insufficient areas for storing soaps and bottles.

Bed comfortable though..

I don't like feather pillows at all and they had many of them . They were marked waterfowl

The bar and restaurant food were great.

The staff was attentive

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
582. Jennifer S.
I stayed here before I even had a Yelp account. The stay was so wonderful I felt I should still share the experience. I was a guest in October 2010. This is one swanky place! Upon arrival we received an upgrade on our room (we did ask and they obliged). The staff were helpful and very nice. Definitely a must stay of you are in the LA / Hollywood area. It's pricey so even if it's for one night only, you won't regret it!

01/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
583. Gabriel M.
$17 for a makers on the rocks!?! Not worth it in the least. Oh yeah and the 51 degrees restaurant or whatever it's called is negligible

11/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
584. Kimberly N.
Went for brunch using a voucher that said parking included with validation.  We had 11am reservations and got there 15 minutes early... When we went to get our car, they said we had to pay. .. even though we had validation because we got there before 11am. Then the parking attendant had the audacity to argue with us.  I was highly disappointed because the brunch was fantastic.  So my tip if you go here.  The table at brunch is pre- handed out to your reservation and just park after 11am and then go up.

23/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
585. Elinore G.
My niece and I loved staying here. Felt comfortable, pretty, and close enough to the action without drowning in it. The beds were good quality, we loved the decor, and staff was responsive and very likeable fellow.

17/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
586. Jennifer M.
I hate LA. But, I will come to LA just if I can stay at the Roosevelt.

Friendly service, clean, sexy and modern--it's the perfect LA weekend getaway destination.

We stayed off season on a Friday in November, but even then saw and experienced a full range of exciting people and events. There was a private Coca-Cola event, as well as an Audi event going on that weekend. Also, the cocktail server at the pool reminisced with us about how Miley Cyrus was there only the week before. Expect to be seen, and see the unexpected.

The ultra, sexy décor of the rooms does provide little lighting (and little privacy). Our cabana balcony room did have a full wall of mirrors to say the least; it does, however, enhance the overall tone of the hotel, especially when you're rocking out in your room listening and overlooking the DJ by the pool. They also don't have cabana or balcony rooms with two beds instead of a king--but, they're pretty accommodating in bringing a roll-away bed for you if necessary.

With this said, it is a little on the pricier side of things. But truthfully, you pay for the location and for the ambience. You can walk right outside the hotel and just scream "Hello, Hollywood!" It's that city-centric.

Fare thee well, Roosevelt Hotel. Until we meet again.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
587. constance s.
The Hollywood Roosevelt is a classic--we go for the shakes on Saturdays after ballet [1pm]. Yet I was craving a margarita so we stopped at the Public Bar on the way out. The bartender =Mediocre! I tasted the margarita and asked what tequila was used and he replied, "It doesn't matter a margarita is sweet." Well this guy clearly knows nothing about margarita's. The tequila choice is quite important and he was rude. Needless to say the Public Bar needs a person who can make vintage cocktails [as he couldn't make/didn't know the drink an older woman requested] a fabulous margarita and any drink requested of him. No Mediocre bartenders allowed!

25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
588. M K.
I love the pool area. The staff is really friendly. Thank you Lauren for making me feel welcome:)

17/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
589. Imran K.
I was invited in a 10th anniversary of my friends wedding . Getting to this hotel through the streets of Hollywood took a long time as a red carpet event was on at the Chinese theater.
Parked the car and the Valet here charges $12 for people going to events. The prices vary !
We were checked at the first floor and a security man came in and keyed us up the elevator to the top floor. There we were greeted by two women who checked our name against the list. Finally another man opened to lock to go into the entrance. Then made our way up some stairs to the terrace on the roof and you had amazing views of Hollywood and could see LA skyscrapers in the distance. Down below you could see the Chinese theater and all the Limos for the celebrities were parked.
For food we got the best blacked Salmon I have ever tasted. Just delicious.
They also had superb shrimp with a spicy dressing intermixed with crab meat.
Pasta was awesome and great fried vegetables. All types of drinks were available at the main bar and I also  took their delicious green tea.
Met many friends and listed to some great music and enjoyed the views. This was a evening never to be forgotten.

07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
590. Christen g.
Thank you for nothing, Roosevelt, I will never return.
Where to begin...I spent 4 long nights at this place.

There were TERRIBLE front desk wait times at all different times of day.  It took me 40 minutes to check in as there was only 1 front desk person (around 9 pm) and a small group of underage tourists trying to sort their rooms.  Another night when I had forgotten my key, again there was only 1 person on the desk and it took me 15-20 minutes to get a new one as some other debacle was happening.

Night 2 was when it took a nasty turn:  As it turns out on a Wednesday a very loud, bass thumping DJ was spinning on a floor or 2 beneath me.  It was ungodly loud -- at 12:30 AM.  I called the desk and asked how long to expect this.  He mumbled something about it being in the "blah blah blah room" and I was like, "I'm sorry I don't know what that means, but you have to get it turned down, please.  I'm paying too much money to not sleep"  Ironically, HE COULDN"T HEAR ME because the bass was so loud.  IT got turned down for about 20 minutes -- and then cranked back up.  I called 3 more times -- as did the other parties on the floor -- I found out the next morning.

Room service: a terrible breakfast.  2 eggs over medium was 2 eggs fried so hard they were ineatible.  The coffee was cold and the hash browns where a brick of burn.

The only reason I didn't give this place 1 star was that the Valet crew were hustlers.

I travel so much for work, heard good things about this place and was hoping to have a new spot to call home in Hollywood.  This sadly wasn't it.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
591. Elizabeth J.
A man with an accent helped me Valet my car- when I later asked the other very helpful people said his name was probably Raulphie or something. WORST SERVICE FROM HIM. what a jerk. Apparently he's been working there for 16 years. He told me this to assure me that he was doing a good job. No...sorry...you're in hospitality....if you're not being hospitable you SUCK at your job. I suggest you let that douche go. I probably won't return knowing that they choose to treat customers that way.

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
592. Margaret S.
I stayed her my first night in Hollywood and fell in LOVE with this place. Everything about it screams old Hollywood.

Our rooms was nice with an fully stocked honor bar. At 21, the restaurant downstairs, I got the vest burgers and fries that I am look back to my room.

The staff was great. Shout out to Rory at the front desk who was sooooo patient with me and my girlfriend in working with us when our cards was giving us the blues.  Don't EVER let her go. She is customer service GOLD.

I CANT wait to come back her and stay in one of the cabana rooms over by the pool.

Love this hotel!

12/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
593. MsMichele P.
I didn't actually "stay" here, I visited my sister when she stayed here and I was impressed with the selection of snacks and high end mini bottles of alcohol, oh! And the toiletries smelled yummy too. The room was small but comfortable, and faced a creeeeeeepy hallway. The rooms that face the pool are much better especially when there's a pool partay happenin~ If I ever stay here it will be while WET is having a pool party so I have easy access to my room and also a supremely sunny view :)  

Oh and... his hotel is haunted...Beware, you may see some creepies floating around the place. I've ALWAYS wanted to see a ghost wandering down the hallway! KEWLBooooooMuhahahaha!

08/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
594. Patti K.
Hotel was fine. The creepiest picture in the world was on the wall in our room. So yucky that we had to take it off the wall so we could sleep.

Other than that room service was great and the room was comfortable.

22/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
595. Leisha C.
If you want to be in the thick of Hollywood, in a nice enough hotel, this is your place.
It's LA - so $220 a night is pretty good for the quality of the hotel & location.  I had some gallery's and restaurants to go to in West Hollywood, and anything right there was double the price.
I had the cheapest room, and you could tell. It was tiny. Like smaller than New York small. Bed was comfy though, and there was a desk, TV, shower over a bath. There was no information in the room about the hotel at all, which was annoying. I guess I could've called an asked if there should've been a book or something but didn't bother.
Wifi is $21 for 24hrs for a decent speed (cheaper for the basic crappy speed), and drinks in hotel are ridiculously expensive ($14 for a JD & coke in the pool bar).
The lobby & pool areas are lovely, and apparently the bars become the place to be, but I was at the end of a non stop 4 week trip so the time I did spend at the hotel was mainly sleeping.

Fun or not so fun fact:  Marilyn Monroe's first magazine shoot was taken in the Roosevelt and legend has it she haunts the hotel

07/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
596. Lina C.
Please BEWARE and DOUBLE CHECK your hotel STATEMENT at checkout as we were WRONGLY CHARGED $160 for drinks at the Library Bar when we didn't even go there!!!  This has happened before also at the Library Bar when we got charged for extra drinks when we only got two.  

On 11/4, the accounting department says they will refund me the money back as they found that the cost was for someone else with a different name than mine but charged to my room, but the charge is still on my credit card as of today 11/12, apparently it can take more than a week to get the refund for something that was wrongly charged...

We stayed one night on Halloween, and the location is perfect, close to all the popular tourist areas in Hollywood. The Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center is right across the street.  The hotel currently is going through renovation so there may be some construction noise in the morning.  The Cabana rooms by the pool are modern with a balcony, but it overlooks the pool which can be quite noisy when there's a pool party.  Some of the rooms in the hotel have been renovated, and the one we stayed in had 2 beds and was spacious.  We liked the rain shower and plenty of counter space in the bathroom.  There are also restaurant and bar/lounge in the hotel. $33 overnight valet parking and wifi requires a fee.

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
597. Sandee W.
i stayed here for my husband birthday.. Our experience was ok, as we were not in the hotel for very long because we were mostly out in the city, so was mostly to get ready and sleep and wake up and leave.. We did not experience the brunch or the pool area etc...

But one reason is that its a little too trendy and needs a revamp with music ... I would like to see at a pool more deep house as its more relaxing etc...

Also its very expensive... Parking is $40 for overnight and on top of it you can find deals for like 200 but thats the lowest you are going to get for  night and forget about that in the summer months...

04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
598. Giselle G.
One of my favorite hotels when staying in L.A. Location is right in the middle of the action but Hollywood can be a bit ghetto at night. I always get a Cabana room which is fantastic on weekends since it allows you exclusive access to the pool party. Love the lobby, old Hollywood Glam. Beautiful. My friends stayed in one of the regular rooms and they didn't like it so much. I say only stay here if you get a Cabana Room. It's so worth it. You get your own private patio/lounge area overlooking the pool.

Fun hotel if your look to party and have fun. Not a hotel for those looking to relax.

11/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
599. Marianna K.
We got put into the hotel for one night since our hotel was over-sold. Well, hard to complain since we have always wanted to stay at the Historic Roosevelt.  But that's the con - it's "historic" with outdated rooms. Heard they were remodeling, but that wasn't our room.
Pros: the staff was VERY friendly and helpful - they provided great information about the hotel and made a few great suggestions for the area.
I used to live in LA and came back for a weekend - so was happy to hear non-touristy spot suggestions.

19/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
600. A Adam S.
I have to stay I use to be a regular of this hotel. With over 50 stays/visits spanning over 5 years. I hosted a couple parties at this hotel and attended many more.

The hotel has great management. The pool is one of the best as for its layout and proximity to pool bar and poolside rooms.

A drawback of this hotel is in its huge draw for locals and the lack of privacy for hotel guests that also results in missing items at times.

The 24 hour burger spot as well as Teddys are two highlights of the hotel as well.

A must see iconic venue and once home to the Academy Awards!

22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
601. Melinda C.
If sleeping and showering is not your thing, this is the perfect hotel for you!  We booked here for the TCM Film Festival as this hotel is where it's held and right across the street from the Chinese Theater. Normally I try to stay away from old hotels but I read that the Roosevelt had just undergone an extensive renovation, so I thought it should be fine. What they failed to mention is that the renovation is still going on. Practically in my room. Or at least that's what it sounded like when work crews started hammering and drilling at 6:49am. No kidding.  It wasn't even 7:00am yet. I called the desk & and was assured that the work would stop but it didn't. Next morning, they started late......at 7:22am. The management, especially Bre Smith, director of guest relations, tried their best but you simply can't put lipstick on this pig. From the housekeeping staff talking and laughing with each other right outside my door at 8:30am to the very thin windows that lets in every voice at the valet stand below, (I was on 6th floor) sleep is simply impossible at this hotel. And the shower is a slow drip at best. I had to literally get on my hands & knees and turn water to the faucet to rinse out the shampoo. Rooms are also postage stamp size. Do yourself and favor and stay nearby. The London Hotel on Sunset is excellent. I should have stayed there and taken a cab to the film festival activities. I paid over $2200 for these five nights in hell.

02/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
602. Eric J.
Really not much to say about this hotel. I
checked in late, so by the time I got in, I took a few pictures, ate & went to bed. Nice old hotel, but the bathroom was extremely small. My wife came in the bathroom while I was trying to wash my face & we both looked like Circus clowns trying to get out one of those small ass cars. But whatever... Ill stay again if I wanna be next to the strip. But not room 407 (no good window view)

07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
603. Kristina A.
very touristy,

92% sure my passport was stolen out of my room.

Would never return.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
604. Renata G.
The staff here is absolutely wonderful. Everyone is so nice and they really look to give you a great experience.

My room smelled like a giant cigarette though when I walked in. That was the only bad thing about my entire experience. I actually like the smell of smoke, so I didn't mind much. I had my balcony opened most of the time anyways.

Mo at valet is super nice too. He's so great.

Just be weary that they add on a 20% service charge. Which is fine. They provide service worth 20%

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
605. Lawrence Y.
I work in the entertainment industry and am here all the time for events.

Sadly, during my last visit, one of the valets helped himself to $100 worth of spa/gym passes in my center console.

Not cool.

Don't leave any valuables in your car.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
606. Petey K.
A letter to this place...

This isn't the first time that I have had an issue with fraudulent bill padding at your hotel.  Tonight I am writing about an international tourist that purchased two cocktails at your Tropicana Bar.

Your server, Zak... automatically tacked on a service charge to the bill.  Your guest does not speak perfect English.think it is absurd
that a server would add 20% service charge for his tip onto your  guests bill.

Check number 4234 Dec 29, 2014, 7:35 PM
Server: Zak

Not only did the server tack on a fraudulent tip/service charge to dupe your guest, he also did not provide her with change.

I just called your hotel and the operator went off on a tangent about how the hotel does not fraudulently charge guests and that the problem
has to do with the hotel authorizing credit cards for larger amounts than the actual bill.  

This is clearly not the case here.  Here, your guest paid in cash.  I'm not in the business of having to make an argument to your hotel operator on behalf of international tourists getting ripped off at your bar.

It's not cool.  The dozens of times that I have been to the Tropicana bar I have never seen a 20% service/gruitity charge added to a cash payment.
That's absurd.

Last time I stayed at your hotel I was fraudulently charged for Valet when  I didn't even drive a car to your hotel.  

It's just unacceptable.  I'm going to have to report your hotel to the State of California for further investigation of your billing practices.  This is not right. It's obviously more than two chance random occurrences.  

What's a shame is your guest was an international tourist.  And I have to  explain to her that Americans and people from Los Angeles are not like this
and not out to rip off people unfairly.

What's more is I can't believe your bar didn't even give her any change from the inflated cash payment she made.  What's the problem with your hotel?
Have you lost control over your employees to the detriment of unsuspecting tourists?

Please e-mail me your response.   I'm going to forward this e-mail to the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles, and the LA Tourism Board to request a review of your billing policies.  It's too common of an issue.  I hate to think that many of your other guests are being over billed for your profit.

Very truly your,

06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
607. Jason K.
Summary: A very cool hotel. Great location (right across from Mann's Chinese). Retro style, but with many modern amenities and touches. Service was friendly, but others reported problems with getting their reserved rooms when checking in. If you get a room by the pool,  be aware that there is a pool party with DJ that goes until 2am, and you can hear it pretty easily even with closed doors.

My wife and I were invited to stay here for the weekend while she attended a conference that was held in the hotel's banquet room where the very first Academy Awards was held in 1929.  Our valet, room, and food were all provided for, so it was a nice weekend getaway. We really enjoyed the aesthetics of the hotel. It's old looking on the outside, and half old/half boutique on the inside. Really, it's very classy, and it was decorated for the holidays with lights, wreaths, and other festive decor.

We got a room by the pool, which was more of the boutique style area, and it was nice and spacious (also had a balcony) with an HD TV, cool light switches that auto dim/brighten the room to presets, and a well functioning AC/heating unit.  The view of the pool area was also very pleasant. Our only complaint here was that when we went to sleep there was a DJ blasting music in the pool area and we could hear it clearly through our closed doors, and that continued until 2am. A little too "Vegas" for Hollywood in December, to me.

Some of the other attendees of the conference noted to us that when they were trying to check in there were a number of complications and problems with the process and the rooms that should have been reserved for them. They weren't happy, but otherwise the trip seemed to be fun and successful. This is a cool place to stay if you want to be right in the thick of Hollywood.

18/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
608. Yasaman J.
Last Saturday was my wedding at Encino... Having booked a hair Salon at Glendale and my wedding venue being in Encino, my husband and I decided to stay at this hotel for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday). When my husband booked the room a month earlier and mentioned that we gonna be staying at this hotel for our wedding night, the representative notified him that there is going to be a "honeymoon" amenities ready upon our arrival at the room.

On Friday around 4 pm we checked in to the hotel. Being the valet parking the only option, we valet the car and headed toward the front desk. After getting our keys, we headed toward our room which was on the 10th floor.

The room was beautiful. It was more like a suite. We were told that this room was one of the recent renovated rooms at the hotel which was very nice. But to our surprise there was no sign of the Honeymoon amenities in the room. My husband called and they let him know that they gonna be sending it to the room in about 10 mins. An hour passed and we finally got a knock on the door and a guy brought a plate with chocolates in it... Ummmm... Seriously???!! I was more expecting a champagne rather than chocolate covered strawberries...

Anyways, that night we had our rehearsal dinner at Ruth Chris so my husband called the valet people 20 mins before we head down to let them know that we are heading out... When we got down by the entrance there were no signs of our car.... I mean really??!!! So we had to wait and wait until they brought the car up front..

The valet situation happend couple of times which was very inconvenient. The only person at the Valet who helped us out alot was named Mark who truly took care of us and was on top of things...

I have to admit that eventhough our room was newly renovated, I wasn't wowed about the hotel... Having spent more than a grand for 2 nights, there should have been a better customer experience provided..... Will I be going back to this hotel? I doubt it.....

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
609. Nikki G.
I have been a regular guest of the hotel for various events and movie premiers, all which have been outstanding.

I chose to stay here the day I found out my home in Hidden Hills had toxic mold. Upon arrival the staff was warm and inviting. They upgraded us to a cabana room above the pool. We enjoyed the stay so we extended another night and transferred to a suite on the other side of the hotel. I must say that the cabana room was better in my opinion. More modern and the pool view was better than the view of Hollywood Blvd and the hills.

Room service was pretty pricy at about $200.00 per order so I would've dined out in order to get more for my money in that regard. However, I was very sick from my home so room service was the only option at the time.

Nonetheless, the hotel is iconic and the overall stay was great. The staff are congenial and funny and the cabana pool room was great.

The only other downside was that I had booked through a third party site and the hotel charged me as well for the stay. I reported this to their billing department and they refunded the mistake.

05/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
610. Bryan B.
If you go to the poolside bar prepare to have your wallet ready.

We were in town for work so met a friend here for the experience of Hollywood.

After having two rounds of $28 margaritas I think we had seen enough and took it down the street to a whole in the wall.

Thanks...but nah.

30/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
611. John M.
$40 for parking leaves a bad taste in your mouth - especially when it's only $20 for overnight valet directly across the road in Orange Grove.

The rooms are clean and in good condition (stayed in a room upstairs overlooking the pool). But the music around the pool area will seriously prevent any chance of sleep until after midnight when it dies down a bit.

Also no coffee facilities in the room - you have to walk to reception for that.

On the plus side the staff were friendly and accommodating and it's in a great location across the road from the Chinese theatre.

27/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
612. Bella B.
Hotel Roosevelt Valet broke the lock on my car so it could not be opened with the key. I was so upset! It cost $50 just to get the key working again, and the mechanic told me that it would be another $100 to completely get it functioning again.

I contacted Hotel Roosevelt valet about the broken lock and they did nothing. It was really upsetting to me, to the point where I won't use the Library Bar and I am not going to trust valet service. Mistakes happen, yet they won't own up to it!

30/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
613. Matthew T.
An excellent and iconic hotel in the heart of Hollywood, I definitely would come back to this place if I'm having a night out in the area.  The biggest plus is the size of the room.  Amenities are up to standard with the price of the room and the competitors.  Double queen has the couch and two TVs and a plus sized bathroom also.

Very close liquor store and CVS across the street for last minute needs.  It could be a lifesaver if you forgot anything.  Starbucks/Coffee Bean/Jamba near by for morning needs.  Hotel has multiple bars to drink at right inside, plus a 24-hour Burger restaurant.   Quite impossible to find a complain on the hotel.

22/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
614. Flavio A.
Tourist trap! I had to change rooms 3 times in 4 nights - air conditioning not working and even cocorouaches in the room... The so called "engineers" they send to your room to help can hardly speak english let alone solve problems... Their management though well intentioned is very amateur... Totall rip off! Avoid this place!

13/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
615. Anabelle P.
This buildings hotel is beautiful there is no doubt about it. Its dimmy atmosphere their library bar and their other bar with a bowling lane is awesome!! I stayed here in November! However because its Hollywood!! Their prices are sky high for such small rooms! I was shocked to see how tiny my room was! I have stayed at other places such as the standard and the w and they were nothing as tiny as the roosevelts! Also another complaint I had was that they were doing construction at 9 in the morning !! If I were to pay $500 for a tiny room I better not be waken up by the sound of a drill at 9 In the morning. Especially when I'm hungover!

29/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
616. Travis W.
Great customer service!

I booked a two night stay here but when I showed up they had informed  me that they had overbooked. To compensate, they booked me a free night stay across the street at Loews at their expense and then upgraded my room for the second night to the biggest room/suite in their own hotel. In addition, they also gave me two complimentary drinks at the bar and had a free bottle of red wine in the room waiting for me with a hand written note for the inconvenience. Not to mention they also picked up my luggage from the Loews bells men while I was out touring LA. If that isn't GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, I don't know what is!  I will recommend this hotel to everyone. Millie was the lovely lady who helped me. Thanks for everything, Millie! :)

They also have two great restaurants and numerous bars and located in the center of Hollywood. Great hotel.

21/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
617. Jannis W.
*This review is for the Tropicana Pool Party *

I have been to a few pool parties in Vegas and this is what I do...

1) Walk in
2) Cringe
3) Walk out

I adamantly refuse to dip my toes in the water due to the fear of somehow contracting a STI.  Vegas pool parties are a cesspool of nastiness.  

Tropicana at the Roosevelt is on the other end of the spectrum.  I'm not sure if there was one large pool that is separated or if there is two smaller pools (obviously I had a fun Independence day celebration).  There was one main bar and it looked like there were two bars that were in place specifically in anticipation of a large Independence day crowd.  Needless to say, ordering drinks was not a problem.   There was a ton of reserved seating (which we sat at because no one was there - staff didn't fuss much about us sitting there without ordering bottles).  There was a huge area for dancing and lots of room for playing and swimming - not just standing waist high in who knows what.

There are in and out privileges so I recommend drinking out of your car as the drinks are $20 for each cocktail.  As far as parking goes, I parked in the structure across the street for $20.  I am sure there is tons of street parking but I was running late.

07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
618. Sandra G.
Let me start by saying this pool is a hidden jem amongst all the madness going on in Hollywood. . The Customer service is AMAZING! ! Diana the manager is a class act. . She made sure we were well taken care of from providing sunscreen to recommending  what to eat and drink. . Thank you Diana for the hospitality .. if you're in Hollywood or just want to enjoy a day by the pool I definitely recommend spending the day at the Tropicana pool ..

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
619. Jay A.
Absolutely loved my stay here.  Great decor, centralized location and multiple bars within the facility.  Room had been recently renovated.

08/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
620. David S.
A historic Hollywood hotel where many who's who drop in to hob knob. Very glamorous place so keep it classy.

05/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
621. Casey R.
LOVED this hotel! After being in maui for six days, we needed a much needed break before taking another six hour flight. So we decided to take some time in LA to catch up with a friend who just moved here, and chill out.

The valet & entrance to the hotel is around the corner. We did valet, check in was quick, room was ready, we went with a garden room by the pool, the receptionist warned about there party on Friday night, and said it will be noisy, but we didn't mind. We went to our room (1113) right by the pool, and the tropical bar.

The room reminded me of those small boutique Miami rooms, very small, but still nice, the bed is very close to the floor, I guess to make the room look bigger.

The bathroom is also VERY small, water pressure sucks! And it's a stand up shower.

The television reception wasn't good, only a few channels you can actually see. But we wasn't staying in the room all day & night, so I didn't mind.

Soon after checking in, we headed to the pool bar, great atmosphere, cool people hanging out, drinks were strong! And the pool was warm. It was a perfect relaxing night after the day of traveling we had.

If you need something from the store, an employee will go for you, there is a $10 charge. But after being wasted at the bar, it was good to have someone else get me some smokes.

The employees are super nice! Not snooty at all! Which is what my perception was, because of how "cool" this place is.

I must also add that this isn't a place for children! Lots of people drinking, and hanging out.

I will most definitely be back! This time for more than two days!

18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
622. Nikki B.
Lovely building. Clean, spacious room. Excellent television. Nice bathroom.

Burgers at 25° were good. Room service breakfast was horrible. All the food is quite pricey. Spent $50 on breakfast for one frittata, a bowl of oatmeal, and coffee.

Hostess in the pool area was a bit snooty. She really had to be convinced to accommodate our need to sit together. (There were four of us.) Didn't feel like luxury hotel guest service.

Much of this place seems to be hovering halfway between hotel and club. A lot of people seem to come here to party. At 15 minutes after midnight on a Saturday night, I can still hear the DJ from the nighttime pool party from my room on the ninth floor in the other tower.

Internet is so slow it's unusable.

In general, it's a beautiful building, and it's nice to have so many bars and restaurants on site. The pool really was enjoyable. Overall, I think the hotel could stand to improve the focus paid its overnight guests relative to the focus it clearly puts on being a club.

Would not recommend this place to anyone sensitive to noise or to families.

22/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
623. P T.
I have never stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel so this review is useless to anyone looking to spend the night here.

All I can say is that when we visit Hollywood, this hotel is hard to miss.  It has been seen in movies and on television shows.  One of the landmarks of Hollywood Blvd.

21/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
624. Kaity W.
In love with this hotel. And though my review isn't 100% accurate due to the fact that I didn't stay the night here, this review is soley for my impression of the staff and the hotel alone.

My fiance and I got lost looking for an exit to the street. We wound up in what looked like a glamorous ball room. No street. Then we went down a lot of stairs and wound up outside of some hotel rooms that eventually lead to a pool area which was very nice.

We then ran into an employee whom we asked where the street was. He was very friendly and gave us accurate directions. We went about our day and returned to the hotel at the end of the evening for a little more exploring.

The hotel was very clean and old looking, but still very high end. I would definitely be interested in staying here in the near future. This spot is very close to a lot of need-to-see places in Hollywood!

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
625. Lisha C.
Hotel all in all is gorgeous but sad to say our stay was not up to par. Paid way too much money to have the kind of visit that we did.

We booked this room for two main reasons:
1. To get out of our own home that is currently under construction
2. Roosevelt has late check out at 12 noon and we had planned to sleep in on our one day off.

Unfortunately for us we were awoken before 8am by hammering, drilling, etc. when called front desk to ask what was going on she simply mentioned there were renovations going on 2 floors below us. (It literally sounded as if the noise was next door.) super rude awakening! Also were told room service was 24 hrs. When attempted to order around midnight couldn't even get an answer on the phone.

I just don't understand why they wouldn't arrange for there construction to start later in day, closer to check out time when people are up and about. Or why not let people know upon check in? Pretty crucial fact. Especially in our situation we could have just stayed at home. Our quick little getaway was anything but comfortable. Truly disappointed.

19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
626. Matt B.
I loved staying here on a cross-country road trip that a family member and I recently took. We were here for 5 days, 4 nights. The valet staff and the front desk people were very helpful, and not snobby like one might think. You have to remember that most of these people work for tips, and if you tip well, you have a whole bunch of new best friends. I suspect the poor reviews on this site were bad tippers. But that's not to say the staff is only nice if you tip well. Everybody was kind and helpful.

We were on a high floor and there were spectacular views to behold from both the living room and sitting areas. The Hollywood sign is visible from the bedroom - a tourist's dream come true. I posted something on Instagram about how I was having a great time so far, and came back to the hotel that night to find a note from Bre Smith (who is head of guest services) that thanked me personally for my shoutout. I thought that was just so cool.

The only problem you might run into is money - this is a boutique hotel, and as such, is quite expensive. Don't even bother with room service, as a simple breakfast costs $30. But if you can move past that, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the level of professionalism on display at the Roosevelt. A real class act.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0