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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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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a little gem for budget travellers. It is in a good location (ten minute walk to Pershing Square on the red and purple metro line). Our room was spacious with a very comfortable bed, tv, and the free breakfast of cereal and waffle was an added bonus. There is a ping pong table, a mini cinema room and... More 

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is very good. Its right in the middle of LA. It is basically a hybrid hotel/hostel. Shared toilet and shower was a bummer. Also there was only one lift working. I got a room at fifth floor and you cant get on to lift in morning if you want to go down. It is always full and if... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be the worst hotel I have ever been booked in. It was in a very seedy area and we only went into the room took one look and cancelled our stay. The added thing was we had to pay 15 dollars to park our car and we couldn't have our money back. I am lost for words -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here, I can only comment upon the single room that I am staying in. It has its own shower and toilet. The room is cleaned daily if this is what you want. There's a ceiling fan that keeps the room well-ventilated. Being in downtown, you can constantly hear the rumbling of helicopters, the siren of fire trucks, police, and ambulance.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as we arrived in LA and was very unsure of where to stay, having arrived from Asia the price jump was a huge shock but expected. The Hotel was clean downstairs in the lobby buy the floors upstairs were dingy, the shared bathrooms were dirty and the whole background story to the place was not cool. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The smell of the fumigant they used in my room washed out of my clothing but I'm not sure how to get it out of my luggage. Besides the massive headache the first day I wonder what that concentration is doing to my liver. That said, my room was clean, thought the carpet was that tired kind of 'nasty' and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived to a very helpful desk clerk, who allowed us to check in early. Unfortunately the room was not like the photos on the internet, a little dingy (cracked paint, grubby bathroom facilities, weird sink etc). The breakfast wasn't great, but wifi was good and for a temporary stay it was fine. Location was a bit weird, close to... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite what some other people may have said and the stories about its past, we had a great stay at the hotel. The staff was always really friendly and helpful, the location was great (close to metro, busstops..) and the breakfast was very tasty. Every morning, apart from cereal, tea, coffee and juice, they make fresh waffles for people. Smelled... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the hotel was lacking in luxury, had poor wifi, old and tacky looking rooms and poor breakfast it had a lot of positives which more than compensated. The staff were really helpful, the location was good-close to metro so you don't even need a car, and the best bit....It was cheap!!!. Definitely will book to stay here again if... More 

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Tatui, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location, near the subway and downtown attractions. Good service and staff. Young environment. Its was for a good price and exceeded all my expectations. Sure I will be there again in my next trip to LA.

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