Located moments away from the historical Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood walk of fame; The Hollywood Roosevelt is an iconic jewel in the heart of the most popular destination in Los Angeles.
The hotel itself is drenched in Hollywood history. Over 90 years old opening in 1927, it once hosted the inaugural Academy Awards and has welcomed many iconic stars of the silver screen such as Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe. Even modern day stars such as Angelina Jolie have resided there. Movies or TV shows with scenes filmed at the Roosevelt include Sunset, Beverly Hills Cop II, Catch Me If You Can, Curb Your Enthusiasm, I Love Lucy, Almost Famous, and many more.
The hotel offers 300 guest rooms and suites which range from poolside cabanas to tower rooms which boast amazing views of the Hollywood sign and hills and a birds eye view of the Chinese Theatre and Walk of Fame.
Each of the rooms oozes sophistication, creativity and the glamour of the golden age of modern west coast living. 4 years ago the hotel completed a $25 million guest room renovation. The tower rooms are Spanish, bohemian inspired with soft grey tones and red accents. Classic furnishings such as four poster beds create a cosy atmosphere.
The cabanas are 60 private bungalows ranging from 350 to 750 square feet. These rooms feature private balcony overlooking the Tropicana pool and cafe. A beautiful hardwood flooring and custom marble mosaic rain shower.
Other parts of the hotel worth exploring include The Blossom Ballroom fitted with custom chandeliers, vintage tiles and restored original ceiling details. The Academy Room, formerly the offices of the Motion Picture Academy, features large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Hollywood Boulevard, 16-foot vaulted ceilings and cast-iron chandeliers.
The Johnny Grant gallery space is an airy light-filled venue situated on the roof of the Hollywood Roosevelt and looks out onto panoramic views of Los Angeles. The roof itself, which over looks the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt sign, sits a great space that can accommodate up to 251 people, perfect for events.
The heated outdoor pool is home to a million dollar work of art by none other than the acclaimed painter David Hockney completed in 1988. Marilyn Monroe posed on the diving board of the hotel’s swimming pool for her first-ever ad (for suntan lotion).
The Tropicana poolside cafe and bar serves delicious CBD (cannabis) cocktails starting from $18 for a classic Mojito. Guests can add CBD dropper for just $4 or purchase a 1-oz bottle of Ojai Energetics super CBD tincture for $75. That’s not all, Public Kitchen & Bar also serves a CBD lemon bar with frozen yoghurt and raspberry crumble, Green Apple Bavarian Cream: sautéed apples, brown sugar and CBD butter, Yogurt Panna Cotta: CBD-macerated berries all for just $10! God bless California.
Tucked between The Tower and The Tropicana pool is The North Garden, nearly 2000 square feet which features fire pits, seating and palm trees. Perfect for quiet time or group gatherings. The hotel itself offers a variety of quiet areas for meetings and events including the Toledo room, a fully equipped boardroom, with an adjacent parlour for food. Other spaces can accomodate 10-40 people and are all conveniently located on the hotels messaine.
Room rates at The Hollywood Roosevelt start from just $319 for a studio double which considering the location and stunning facilities of the hotel is great value for dollar. At the Roosevelt you are not just staying at a hotel, you are also getting a history lesson and glimpse into the life of a Hollywood starlet.
For more information or to book your stay, you can visit the The Hollywood Roosevelt’s official website here.