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Stay on Main Hotel and Hostel

640 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Formerly Cecil Hotel)
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights. The foyer is impressive and the staff are helpful and friendly. The rooms are poor with ceiling fans and no air con??? And no car park. Located in a very seedy part of town. This one is a last resort. Very poor condition.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for a one night stay before flying out to New Orleans. Area is a bit seedy but clearly in the process of gentrifying. Foyer area is very nice but noticed that it was very warm in there. No air con in the rooms- there was a ceiling fan and a stand up fan but they didn't help. Had to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the first four nights of our trip. I booked through booking.com and my price confirmation came through at $364 USD I paid $420.44 USD plus. $50USD deposit that was refundable for the key. I was to jet lagged at the time to pay any notice it was when I got home and was looking through my... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend Carlos and I stayed at this hostel/hotel for three nights. After a long journey from Colombia we got the place around 1:00 AM. When we were checking-in they asked us for a refundable 50 dollars deposit which wasn't mentioned before. They didn't let us in until we paid that deposit. The man in the front-desk said that it... More 

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Hadamar, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 19 year old niece was travelling together with a girl-friend to LA. After a long journey they reached the hotel, and first of all were treated in a very unfriendly and arrogant way. In addition the girl at the reception would not let the girls into the room, even though it was paid for, because they were not able... More 

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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only stayed here for 12 hours before my Contiki tour started, but I was surprised how nice it was considering the price I paid. The guy on reception was friendly, the room was basic and comfortable, if a little hot. The shared bathrooms were small but acceptable. This place is perfect if you are just arriving into the city... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival at Stay on Main, you quickly realise it's by no means in the most desirable location in LA. Perfect for 2 nights, maybe 3, anything more would suggest spending a little more and going to stay in Hollywood, Beverly Hills or somewhere a little more upmarket. Lots of homeless people around and quite an intimidating walk from the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was absolutely perfect, plus the staff was so lovely and helpul. There are computers in the main hall that you can use for free, you can even print stuff for 25 cents or something like that (and apparently it's free when you print bus tickets). Enough said, there's nothing to complain about, I would definitely stay there again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely love this place as its our 4th time staying on the main! The staff is amazing and kind and go out of their way to help us above and beyond! The hotel is very cheap and close to EVERYTHING being on main street! Which is perfect for us as tourist! We've stayed her many times before and we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every time we come to LA and we have always loved it! I don't think we are ever going to stay somewhere else. Everyone here is so nice and helpful. They have great hospitality. This is a great place.

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