RANKING: #16 of 26
# OF PLAYERS: 2-8
PRICE: $39 per person
BEST ROOM: Agent
REVIEW OF ESCAPE HOTEL
Maybe our expectations were set too high by Escape Hotel‘s amazing marketing, but the rooms themselves didn’t measure up. The production value is great, but it’s a little more flash than substance.
The company is located right in the heart of Hollywood, a really awesome location. Parking is difficult because it’s tourist central, but manageable. The lobby is absolutely incredible, but check-in takes a while because of their “passport system.” Make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes early on your first visit.
They currently offer five rooms, and this is our ranking:
Overall, the rooms look great. They have a great vibe when entering, and then it kind of goes downhill from there.
The puzzles are overdone and make little sense with the storyline. The rooms tended to be too dark, making the experience hard to enjoy. The music was great, but was frequently too loud. Also, we encountered multiple broken props/locks. (We were offered a free room as a result of some broken props in Witchcraft, which was a nice gesture).
The experience would have been better if the price point was not $39.00 plus tax (by far the highest in Los Angeles). The combination of high prices and high expectations led to even greater disappointment.
Escape Hotel is a newer company, so maybe they are just ironing out the kinks. They have 5 new rooms in the works: Pirate, Circus, Slaughter, Heist and Kidnapping. If they spend as much time on their new rooms as they do advertising, this company has serious potential.