Highland Gardens Hotel
Located in a mostly residential neighborhood and within walking distance of Hollywood Boulevard, the tidy exterior of this longstanding value motel is flanked by palm trees, while the rear overlooks the pool area. Accommodations are a mix of 70 rooms and suites with one to three bedrooms, a kitchen, and living room. Some rooms have private patios and, though accommodations vary in terms of floor plan and style, furnishings are functional, with wood veneer bedroom sets and flower-pattern bedspreads as the norm. A laundry facility and limited number of parking spots, available for a fee, are on-site.
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