Iconic Hollywood Landmark
Centrally located in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard (opposite the Chinese Theatre) this historic hotel echoed with the memories of Hollywood's heyday in the 1940's and 50's. The rooms were clean and , although the bathroom a little squeezy and in need of a little refurbishment it was a great location to base ourselves for our four day stay in LA.
We ate at their downstairs 25 Degrees hamburger restaurant and it was fine. More exciting (as I was travelling with my 12 year old) was the In-N-Out Burger outlet only a couple of blocks away and, for me, the historic restaurant (founded in 1919), the Musso & Frank Grill, that was a short walk down the Boulevard. For convenience to all these locations, the Hollywood Roosevelt was perfect.
One thing to note, and that I was unaware of when I booked, was that the pool area turns into a cocktail bar at 7 pm. This meant that, after a long day walking and touring LA in up to 90 degree heat, I couldn't take my child for a swim at this iconic facility when we returned to the hotel after dinner as the rules prohibited this. Does this mean the hotel is not really family friendly? Perhaps. A bit annoying for a paying in-house guest? Definitely.