90068 Travel Guide
Not long ago, The BLVD Hotel opened up in Studio City giving Valley visitors to Los Angeles a stylish, boutique place to stay (as opposed to a chain brand.)
Well, despite a minor setback a few months after opening, it looks like things have gone well enough as BLVD is now readying a new spot in Hollywood.
Located on Highland and Franklin Avenues, not Hollywood Boulevard, in a former Comfort Inn, the BLVD Hollywood Hotel & Suites will have 62 rooms when completed, all done in a sleek and contemporary style. There is free WiFi on the property but only in the public spaces. Sorry, no pets are allowed and be prepared to spend $15 a night for parking.
The hotel's website says the hotel is still undergoing renovations and therefore not accepting reservations but we were able to check rates on Hotels.com and saw that they were around $121 a night. That's not bad for Hollywood but we hope when the celeb-loving BLVD opens for real (they already hosted a pre-opening bash with Mario Lopez), they can keep rates around $121 a night.
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After undergoing a modernizing makeover a few years ago, the former Holiday Inn just steps away from the Hollywood Bowl, reinvented itself as the hip new Hollywood Heights Hotel.
Aside from good-looking rooms at decent prices, the hotel also hosted quite a few post-show themed bashes depending on whoever was playing that night at the Bowl. But will all that change now that the hotel is turning into a Hilton Garden Inn?
The changeover officially happened on March 6 and there have been quite a few changes made. For starters, the Hideout restaurant has been replaced with the Great American Grill which is serving cook-to-order breakfast and dinner as well as evening room service.
The official Summer concert season is about to start at The Hollywood Bowl on May 2nd but the iconic concert venue in Hollywood has been holding a few special engagements in the off-season like the recent Paul McCartney concert and this weekend's The Eagles concert. (This will be The Eagles first-ever Bowl concert!)
Capitalizing on their extremely close location next to the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Heights Hotel has been hosting some post-show themed bashes depending on whoever is playing that night. For example, when The Killers played last September, the hotel's Hideout bar offered "killer" Stoli vodka cocktails while playing Killers songs. For Sir Paul, the Hideout had a 60s themed night with hostesses in their best Swinging 60s gear, Magical Mystery specialty drinks from Stoli and of course, Beatles tunes playing all night long.
We trot the globe searching out deals for our readers, but in this case, our reputation preceded us and the Hollywood Heights Hotel decided to share a deal with us specifically for you.
Here’s how it works: the first 20 HotelChatter readers to call in for a reservation from January 1-February 15 will get a room for $10. That’s not a typo, we said $10. All you have to do is call (323) 762-1049 and mention the code HH2010, then just pick your night.
You must stay at the hotel sometime in 2010, and once you make your reservation it can’t be changed, so take a page from old St. Nick, make a list and check it twice before you commit to a date.
Warning: excessive use of Killers song titles ahead!
You might not be cool enough to score passes backstage at The Killers’ September 16th show at the Hollywood Bowl, but at least you can head to the Stoli Vodka-hosted after party at the Hideout at the Hollywood Heights Hotel.
"Somebody Told Me" that from 10:00pm to midnight, wired concertgoers can avoid the post-show traffic and retire to the nearby (within walking distance!) Hollywood Heights Hotel, where they can enjoy specialty “Killer” cocktails featuring Stoli Vodka (of course) while listening to The Killers’ albums.
Yesterday we told you all about the changes at the Hollywood Heights Hotel, and today we’ll be dishing, so to speak, on the meal we had at the new restaurant there, The Hideout.
The Hideout recently opened on June 24, after the renovation of the hotel was almost complete, and the new menu is skewed towards updated comfort food. That means dishes like creamy four-cheese mac ’n cheese, Maryland crab cakes with cole slaw, a huge rib-eye with mushrooms and fries, and starters like seared ahi tuna with avocado and arugula on house-made tortillas.
The menu might not be the most risqué in town, but for this part of Hollywood, the reasonable prices are a pretty good deal, the food is fresh, and the portions are generous.
If you’ve driven through the Cahuenga Pass on your way to or from the Hollywood Bowl (or just to get on the 101) lately, you might have noticed some changes at the Hollywood Heights Hotel, starting with a bright coat of sunny yellow paint on the façade.
Recently taken over by the Interstate Hotels and Resorts Group, the hotel is completing a major renovation, and soon all 160 guest rooms will be accented with some nostalgic Hollywood décor like iconic movie posters and old black-and-white publicity shots of stars from Tinseltown’s golden age, as well as a few more modern amenities. Today’s visitors can enjoy LCD flatscreen TV’s, cushy new linens, restyled bathrooms, FACES Stockholm bath amenities, and complimentary WiFi. The pool area will also be spiffed up as the hotel installs new deck chairs and cabanas to give it more of a resort feel.