by Lola Mcall on
P-H-E-N, O-M-E-N, A-U-T-S, Phenomenauts! Guess which show I saw here? ;) I had such a good time, and I tried gin and tonic for the first time and burped pine trees for the rest of the night. The bathroom made you feel like you were Alice in Wonderland or in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory because it made you feel like you were growing while the walls were shrinking. The venue is cozy (which is obviously a euphemism for "small" but it's totally not a bad thing here). I could see the stage from where I was standing, have a drink or two, and enjoy my night. This is a great venue and I hope to come back soon!
by Andrew C. on
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.
by Quiana Huitt on
Bleh We came here for my friend's birthday. Worst idea ever. Not only was the place SMALL, it didn't really seem to be the hippest place for our age group. I don't have a problem with older people, but it seemed to be the club for people in their late 30s/40s. There's nothing wrong with going out with your friends and having a good time, but it wasn't for me or my friends. The dance floor is tiny, it was packed inside, and it felt like there was NO ventilation. The music was pretty bad and the drinks were expensive as hell. The other thing that bothered me was the countless of employees taking pictures of everyone without our consent. I don't want any pictures of me up on the internet looking like a hot mess. Never coming back here again.