Roosevelt Hotel


The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a Spanish-style hotel located on the SW corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Orange Dr. in Hollywood. Named after Theodore Roosevelt and financed by a group including Charles Toberman. It first opened its doors on May 15, 1927. It cost $2.5 million to complete this twelve-story building which holds 300 rooms and suites.  Just a few weeks before the hotel’s opening, the Grauman’s Chinese Theater held its great opening.


Following a major renovation in 2005 which was overseen by Dodd Mitchell, The Hollywood Roosevelt has been more prominently featured in films and in Hollywood nightlife. There has been a recent surge in popularity within young Hollywood in the last few years, thanks to trendy nightclub Teddy's, which is located in the main lobby of the hotel.


The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted the presentation of the first Academy Awards in 1929 inside its Blossom ballroom. Later ceremonies were much larger than this banquet for 250, so there was never an attempt to host the awards at the hotel a third time.


For years the hotel was popular with visiting tourists.  It was just two blocks away from the famous Hollywood Hotel, located at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave.


Another popular hotel in the Hollywood area was the Garden of Allah on the Sunset Strip.

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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel under construction
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Roosevelt Hotel during construction
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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel under construction
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Roosevelt Hotel entrance and doorman
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Roosevelt HotelRoosevelt Hotel during construction
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Roosevelt HotelHollywood Roosevelt Hotel under construction
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Roosevelt HotelRoosevelt Hotel entrance and doorman
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ROOSEVELT HOTEL
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Roosevelt Hotel at night
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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at night
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Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This is a postcard
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Roosevelt HotelRoosevelt Hotel at night
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LOBBY OF ROOSEVELT HOTEL
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FIRST ACADEMY AWARDS AT ROOSEVELT HOTEL
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Bellboys at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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The Academy Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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Roosevelt HotelThe Academy Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
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