A Great Hotel Close to Hollywood Blvd
Last month I had the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere of Disney’s movie, BRAVE. While there we were put up at the Hilton Garden Inn on Highland Ave, just blocks from Hollywood Blvd. That proximity to this amazing historic area is the Hilton Garden Inn’s greatest asset.
Just a short 5-7 minute walk to the Hollywood Blvd attractions including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the former Kodak Theatre recently renamed Dolby Theatre and home to the Emmy’s, the prestigious and posh Hollywood & Highland Center which includes fine shopping and dining, as well as the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, the location lends itself to sightseeing and exploring. The hotel is conveniently located for car travel as well and valet parking (for a fee) is available on location.
Hilton Garden Inn Experience and Amenities
My room was well appointed and done in designer colors with a fabulous headboard complimented by a very comfortable kingsize Serta Perfect Sleeper bed, two telephones with voicemail, a 37” flat-panel HDTV with remote, a hidden microwave and refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and MP3 capable clock radio. They also included a fabulously designed work desk with a phenomenal Mirra® desk chair by Herman Miller.
I loved the position of the electrical outlets on the desktops and the complimentary Wi-Fi internet. There is a pool, which I did not make use of, is outside of the building and across the parking lot. There’s also a workout room which I also did not take advantage of. I didn’t check out any of the other amenities with the exception of the bar and the breakfast area. For a fee, made-to-order or help-yourself breakfast foods are available and I had breakfast there on two different days and I loved the diversity of the food available.
The hotel has recently been converted and updated and the upgrades were noticeable. The lobby is bright and elegant and the 24-hr snack area carries a wide-variety of natural and healthy foods to choose from as well as crackers, chips, and drinks. The Front Desk staff was professional, courteous, friendly, and on several occasions went above and beyond for me.
If you’re looking for a hotel within walking distance from Hollywood Blvd, give the Hilton Garden Inn a look. My experience was fabulous.
Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Hollywood
2005 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90068, USATEL: 1-323-876-8600
- Behind the Emerald Green Carpet at the BRAVE Movie Premiere (miscfinds4u.com)
- Disney/Pixar’s Brave Review and Premiere (cleverhousewife.com)
- Interview: Kelly MacDonald on Being the Voice of Merida in BRAVE (miscfinds4u.com)
- Quick BRAVE and PEOPLE LIKE US Press Trip Update #bravecarslandevent (miscfinds4u.com)